Chicken is always a joy a cook and to devour as well. Here are the top ten chicken breast recipe ideas that can easily jazz up your meals for weekends, weekdays, and unjustified snack time.
Chicken Parmesan can be done in two ways, either you can bake it or fry it. You will require ingredients like salt and pepper, spices (optional), fresh herbs, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic and shredded parmesan cheese, for coating the chicken breast cutlets. Then you can either shallow fry them in olive oil or butter, or either bake them in the oven. You can serve this crunchy delight with some pasta.
Crockpot chicken masala
This yogurt marinated dish, can be served with a steamy plate of rice. All you need is diced chicken breasts, onions, garlic cloves, ginger, tomato paste, garam masala, additional spices and herbs of your choice, and some fresh cream. Add honey if you want to incorporate an element of sweetness. Simmering these in a slow cooker adds a depth in the flavor and the texture of chicken.
Teriyaki sauce adds a punch of Asian flavors to the succulent piece of chicken. The teriyaki sauce is usually made from soy sauce, mirin, ginger, sugar or honey. Simmer the chicken breast gently in olive oil and gradually cover it with sauce. Garnish it with roasted sesame seeds. You can serve boiled veggies and rice with the teriyaki style chicken.
Chicken pot pie
Pot pie is classic and easy. You need some generous amount of butter, milk, all-purpose flour, fresh veggies like peas, corn, potatoes and carrots, onions, chicken broth or soup, regular seasonings and shredded or diced chicken. After your pour the mixture into a pan, seal it with a pastry and bake it for 45 to 50 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
Chicken with herb marinate
Chicken breasts marinated in olive oil and fresh herbs is a simple but luscious combination. Use herbs like rosemary, parsley, thyme, chives and oregano infused with olive oil and regular salt-pepper seasoning. Grill it for 20 to 25 minutes.
Chicken Caesar salad
The incorporation of chicken immediately makes you want to relish a fresh salad. To make the Caesar’s salad, you will require crispy croutons, diced pieced of cooked chicken, romaine lettuce, mayonnaise, cheese (preferably parmesan), olive oil, regular seasoning and lemon juice. Chicken Caesar salad is the perfect side dish that you can even whip up from left over ingredients.
It’s the weeknight, you’re tired and hungry, so the best thing to put together a chicken pasta. You can go crazy with the variations, it could be fettuccini, penne, or some gnocchi with the combination of the most beautiful vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, etc. Nothing can be as adaptable as the combination of chicken and pasta, whether it is in terms of ingredients or flavors, you can work with anything.
This Mexican recipe is visually appealing and equally appetizing to the taste buds. Enchiladas consist of tortilla which can be stuffed with a filling of diced chicken, spicy elements like chili powder or jalapeno, generous amounts of cheese, sauces and sauteed vegetables. After stuffing the tortillas, place them in a tray or a pan and bake them for around 20 to 30 minutes.
A cuter version of fried chicken, popcorn chicken is something that no adult or kid can resist. The ingredients are the same that is, buttermilk, all-purpose flour, seasonings like salt-pepper and spices of your choice, and vegetable oil. After coating the diced chicken with buttermilk and the seasoned salt, fry them in the oil at medium heat. You can serve it with a barbeque, cheese or yogurt dip.
Chicken skewers are a great way to refresh a Sunday morning with family and friends. You can coat these tender pieces of proteins with herbs or a sweet-savory sauce or give it a spicy edge with some curry marinade. However, you choose to cook it, don’t forget to squeeze some lemon juice and serve it along with some flavored dips.