How many times have you (or someone in your family said), “Not chicken, again!” If you’re heard that one too often, it’s time to ramp up your chicken recipes and make them more exciting. This popular poultry is an almost indispensable ingredient in the regional cuisines of the world and can be prepared in any number of delicious ways, including roasted, baked, and grilled. Chicken can be used as a main course, or as a supplemental ingredient for soups, salads and casseroles.
Baking or roasting oven is a popular, and tasty, way to cook chicken. And, stuffing chicken before putting it in the oven gives it added flavor like in Roast Chicken Stuffed with Sorrel. Sorrel leaves are mixed with butter, onions, mushrooms, bread crumbs, cream, mustard and other spices to create a fragrant and tasty stuffing. A different take on stuffing chicken is used for Mushroom Stuffed Chicken. A whole bird is stuffed with a filling of mushrooms, onions, rice, lime juice and spices. Not is the rib cavity filled but the stuffing is also put under the bird’s skin. Chicken thighs are coated with salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, paprika and lemon pepper before being roasted, resulting in tender, juicy Roasted Chicken Thighs. Covering chicken strips with a mixture of apricot jam and bread crumbs and baking them with pasta results in Baked Chicken Tenders with Pasta.
Frying chicken, of course, is another popular way to cook chicken. Try a different way of frying it by making a batter with buttermilk and using it to coat pieces of chicken for this delicious Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Cut chicken breast into strips and dip them in yogurt before frying to create Fried Chicken Breast Strips sure to please your pickiest eaters. Fried Chicken with Chili Spices is made with pieces of chicken dredged in flour with a mix of chili powder and other spices for a taste that will make your taste buds take notice. A different, easy and delicious way to fry chicken is to use your oven. This Oven-fried Chicken is cooked in butter and oil in a hot (425 degree oven) until the chicken pieces are fork-tender.
Grilled chicken may not be as popular as other grilled meats like beef or pork, but chicken cooked in this manner can be prepared many ways including cooking it whole. As the name implies, Grilled Whole Chicken is made by rubbing a whole chicken with an oil-and-garlic paste, placing it in a pan, and cooking it on a charcoal or gas grill for an hour or so. Chicken marinated in a mustard sauce cooks up tender and juicy as you will discover when you try this Grilled Chicken with Mustard Sauce recipe. Chicken is marinated in a special sauce made with apricot preserves, mint, vinegar, curry powder and garlic, and then grilled with fresh apricots, for this delightful entrée: Grilled Chicken with Apricots.
Use your leftover chicken in other dishes, like soups and salads. Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup turns pieces of chicken, spinach, cheese and tortellini into a delicious side dish or main dish. Likewise, mixing chicken pieces with chopped leek makes for a delicious Chicken Leek Soup. Mixing diced chicken with curry spices, grapes, celery and mayonnaise makes this Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes a perfect sandwich filler.
Where would we be without casseroles? These one-dish meals are easy to make and are another great way to use up leftover chicken. Add some cooked noodles, milk, mushrooms, and peas to some leftover chicken and you can create this hearty Baked Chicken Noodle Casserole. Chicken, mixed with rice and cream-of-mushroom soup, are the main ingredients in Chicken, Rice and Mushroom Casserole. The finished product is sprinkled with slivered almonds for added flavor and texture.
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