Chicken has become a staple ingredient in many households around the world. It is a versatile substitute in other meat-based meals and provides satisfaction at a lower price than others. For ideas in using it in your cooking, check out this list of both classic and unique chicken recipes! If you need more Chicken recipes, check out this recipe from corrie cooks.
These mini sandwiches offer a light and tasty alternative to beef-based burgers.
First, simply slice either sweet or dinner rolls in half and place the bottom sides down on an ungreased pan. Grab a generous handful or two of shredded chicken, either from leftovers or a rotisserie, and spread it over the roll. Place sliced cheese on top of the chicken. Then just add your sauce—barbecue sauce or Dijon mustard give this dish a tangy kick. Next, place the leftover halves of the rolls on top of the sauce.
Before cooking, combine more mustard, sugar, melted butter, and poppy seeds then spread the mixture evenly over the top rolls. If you want your sliders a little less sticky, just use the melted butter instead. Cook until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Take your chicken to the Caribbean with this sweet, exotic dish! First, cube boneless, skinless chicken thighs and cook it in a skillet until evenly browned on each side. Then add one chopped bell pepper, if desired, and fresh or canned pineapple chunks and cook until tender.
In a separate pan, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken broth, and hoisin sauce. If you don’t have hoisin sauce, substitute it with a sweetened barbecue sauce. Then transfer the pineapple sauce to the original pan of chicken and vegetables. Add a little cornstarch and water to thicken the mixture and let it simmer.
Once finished, top this dish with green onions or sesame seeds. To look really fancy, consider serving it in a hollowed-out pineapple!
Grilled chicken and vegetable kabobs
For this easy yet impressive dish, just let the grill do the work.
To get the maximum amount of flavor, the marinade matters most. Use olive oil, honey, and vinegar or soy sauce to combine sweetness with savory then add herbs like garlic, oregano, and thyme. Set aside. Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breasts into one-inch cubes. For your vegetables, get as creative and colorful as you desire—they just need to be able to cook for the same amount of time. A few examples include cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and mushrooms. Combine the chicken and vegetables in the sauce and let everything sit for at least an hour.
When ready to grill, just skewer the chicken and vegetables in whatever order you want. Ten to fifteen minutes should be long enough for grill marks, remembering to turn the skewers over occasionally. Once cooked, sprinkle a little lemon juice over the skewers and serve.
For a sense of comfort food, pair pasta with chicken to add a little protein.
For the noodles, Fettuccini is the standard selection. Cook the pasta with salt in boiling water until al dente. While waiting for the pasta, cut a boneless, skinless chicken breast in half to guarantee even cooking. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and mild herbs. Add first olive oil or butter then the chicken halves to the hot skillet, cooking each side for at least five minutes. Once the chicken has cooled, cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Next, prepare the sauce. Melt butter and garlic in a pan, only for about a minute. Then add heavy cream, salt, and pepper, stirring frequently. Simmer and let the sauce thicken to the desired consistency. While still warm, add the pasta to the sauce and toss until coated evenly. You can either add the chicken with the pasta or serve the chicken as a topping.
If looking for an alternative to beef tacos, look no further!
First, you need either shredded or sliced strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Cook on high heat with oil and your favorite spices for about ten minutes. Once your chicken is cooked, the quesadilla practically makes itself.
Before assembling it, spread either sauce, cheese, or both over the tortilla. Using taco seasoning with mayonnaise and hot sauce makes this chicken imitation so much more believable and tasty. Add other ingredients like sliced avocados and diced tomatoes or onions to give your quesadilla a greater burst of flavor. Add the cooked chicken and another handful of cheese on top, then fold the tortilla. Cook either on the stovetop or in the microwave until the cheese is bubbly.
Chicken and asparagus
A one-pan dish, this chicken and asparagus offers both convenience and health without a bland taste.
First, just cook melted butter, garlic, and any other herbs like chives, basil, rosemary, or oregano on a skillet. Add the chicken thighs or breasts next, letting one side brown at a time. Cook until it reaches a safe temperature, between ten and twenty minutes overall depending on the size of your chicken.
Once the chicken has almost cooked thoroughly, move it to the side of the pan and cook the asparagus in the middle. Add a little butter or olive oil as necessary. After the asparagus becomes tender, move it to a plate and add a splash of lemon juice.
Chicken and rice
For a truly satisfying and hearty meal, this chicken and rice ends the list.
Another one-pan recipe, all you need to start with is skinless chicken thighs and white rice. Before they cook though, combine olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and any other herbs you like. Coat the chicken in the mixture and let it marinate as long as possible.
In the bottom of the pan, mix chopped onions, garlic, and melted butter before stirring in the rice. Place the chicken on top of the rice, then pour chicken broth and water on top so that the flavors of the chicken can fully absorb into the rice. Cover with foil and cook the dish for about an hour, or broil after fifty minutes to make both the chicken and rice crispier.