Everyone loves chicken! Many wouldn’t mind eating some every day! But, let’s admit, making some seriously delicious chicken can be time taking. And if you’re a beginner, it’s almost close to impossible. But does it mean we order some chicken from the nearest fast-food joint? No! chicken is one of the healthiest meats to eat given the high presence of vitamin B12 and choline, necessary for healthy brain development. It is a rich source of protein, aids in weight loss, and promotes heart health. Being able to cook chicken at home and eat it regularly (maybe not every day!) has many potential benefits. So, presenting to you some of the easiest recipes of chicken that you can make without breaking a sweat!
1. Chicken With Honey And Garlic
Chicken prepared with honey and garlic is a simple recipe that uses five ingredients in 15-20 minutes. All you’ll need is some olive oil, boneless and skinless chicken breasts (cut into cubes), salt and black pepper, soy sauce, honey, and minced garlic. Then, have this addictive delight with some rice! When cooled down, the sauce gives a glazed impression on the chicken pieces and looks extra delicious!
2. Chicken Katsu
First, season the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper. Next, put some flour, egg, and panko crumbs separately in shallow dishes. Then, you have to coat the chicken breasts in flour, the egg, and then into the panko crumbs. Finally, put the chicken in some hot oil, and cook both sides until golden brown.
3. Chicken With Basil
This quick recipe is a popular Thai Dish that gets cooked in just 30 minutes! First, you need to add oil to a pan and heat it, add garlic, onion, chilli, and sugar, and saute them until brown. Next, add minced chicken and let it cook; once it is close to cooking, pour a little water and top it up with some fish sauce, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Finally, sprinkle some basil. Serve it with some hot rice.
4. Mediterranean Chicken
Heat some oil in a skillet. Put the chicken breasts in the pan, and add some salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning. Cook until the chicken is soft. Add the green beans, olives, and tomatoes. Simmer until the vegetables soften.
5. Chicken Salad With Sesame
This chicken salad recipe is a must-try for a light lunch having the best of fresh veggies and some tender chicken! First, prepare the dressing by taking a large bowl and adding some virgin olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, chilli sauce, chilli powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Now take a mixing bowl, add long strips of grilled chicken breast, and put some blanched almond, blanched asparagus, and roasted sesame seeds. Drizzle the salad dressing and give it a good mix. Your salad is ready!
6. Stir-Fried Chicken
Do you have some chilli and soy sauce at home? Then making stir-fried chicken is easy! In a pan with oil, add some garlic, chilis, and chicken. Once the chicken is almost cooked, add the sauces, salt, tomato puree, and sugar. Then toss them well until the chicken gives off the aromatic umami flavours.
7. Super Quick Chicken Curry
If you’re looking for some comfort food, what better option is there than some authentic Indian Cuisine? Make a quick gravy out of some onions, tomatoes, ghee/oil, and toss some flavorful Indian masalas and let the chicken pieces simmer in the gravy until they turn soft and aromatic. Serve it with some rice or Indian flatbreads like Roti, Naan.
8. Chicken In Sicilian Olive
First, mix tomatoes, spinach, olives, capers, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Next, sprinkle both sides of the chicken piece with pepper. Cook the chicken until browned on one side in a pan. Flip the piece; spread the tomato mixture. Reduce heat to slow, cover and cook until thoroughly cooked.
9. Easy Chili Chicken
This recipe is straightforward to make. In a pot, first, add oil, then throw in some onions and celery, garlic and cook until they become tender. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Add green chilis, chilli powder, and half cup soaked and cooked cannellini beans. Add cooked chicken and some chicken broth for adjusting consistency. Add any spices as per your taste!
10. Homemade Chicken Soup
Take 2 cups chicken broth and let it come to a boil on medium heat. Add some carrots, onion, garlic and celery, salt, and pepper to taste. Reduce the flame to low and add some chicken breasts. After a while, remove the chicken breasts, cut them into small pieces, and put them back into the boiling soup. Before serving, garnish with a bit of coriander.
11. Air Fryer Chicken
Add eggs and flour into two different bowls. In a third one, mix some panko, Parmesan, lemon zest, oregano, and cayenne. Then add salt and pepper. In a sequence, dip the chicken first in the flour, second in the eggs, and finally in the spice mixture. Put the chicken pieces, including the chicken breast if you want an air fryer chicken breast, in the air fryer at 375° for about 10 minutes. Flip the pieces, and let them cook for 5 minutes until it turns golden brown.
12. Chicken Paella
Heat some oil in a large non-stick vessel over medium heat and cook chicken and chorizo, stirring frequently or until chicken is almost done. Add veggies of your choice and traditional taco seasoning, and cook until the vegetables soften. Add cooked rice, some chicken broth, and let it simmer until all ingredients blend well.
13. Chicken Sandwich
Cook three pieces of chicken breasts in boiling water by adding some lemon slices. Once done, slice them into smaller pieces of 1 inch. Take a large bowl and add these chicken pieces, apple, onions, and celery. Then add whisked mayonnaise, some vinegar along with salt and pepper. Mix them well. Spread this chicken mixture neatly over a thick slice of bread and cover another slice. You can serve this chilled after placing this in the refrigerator for a while.
14. Pan Roasted Chicken
First, sprinkle salt and pepper all over the chicken breasts. In hot oil, place the chicken breasts. Then, add some fresh herbs. Do not flip the side until it is golden brown. Cook until both sides are well cooked. Then, add some vinegar and butter. Adjust consistency by adding broth if required. Serve it with some fresh vegetable salad on the side.
15. Ginger Chicken
Ginger chicken is a mild soft dish with an inviting ginger aroma. In a mixer, add chopped tomatoes and milk. In hot oil, add chicken pieces. Stir fry till chicken until it becomes white. Add salt and keep stirring till it becomes pink. Next, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander seeds powder, and the ground mixture of tomatoes and milk. Add in the ginger chopped or julienned, simmer until chicken is well cooked. Enjoy with Indian Flatbread or bread.
16. Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup is a comfort food savoured by many, especially during winters. In a large pan heat some oil, then cook onions, garlic, some celery, and carrots for about 5 minutes. Add some chicken thighs, broth, green beans, and sweet corn. Just pour more water if needed and keep cooking until the chicken is cooked. Once done, take the chicken pieces out and separate the meat from the bones. Add the meat into the soup again, along with some noodles. After a while, add spinach and let the soup simmer until all the ingredients are cooked well. Serve this soup while it is still hot.
17. Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken fried rice is a complete meal on its own. It is packed with enough nutrition for the rest of the day, and this meal is easy to prepare at home. First, boil a cup of rice with some salt and oil; once almost cooked, drain the extra water and rinse it under cold water. In a pan, heat some oil, then throw in some garlic spring onions, cut pieces of chicken, soy, and chilli sauces, and some vinegar. When all the ingredients are cooked well in the oil, add the rice and let it simmer for a few more minutes. This Asian cuisine inspires quick fried rice is ready to relish!
18. Teriyaki Chicken
First, the sauce needs to be prepared by whisking together soy sauce, oil, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. Then prepare the chicken by cooking it in a pan after adding some salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken turns golden. Pour the sauce on the cooked chicken and let it simmer. Before serving, garnish with some scallions and sesame seeds.
19. Chicken Rigatoni
In some boiling water, add a pinch of salt and cook rigatoni al dente. In a pan, cook some oil, garlic, spinach, and any veggies of your choice until they are soft. Keep this aside. In the pan, pour some oil and cook chicken; sprinkle some salt and pepper and let it cook until both sides are golden. Once done, cut them into pieces. Add some butter to the pan and put in flour, broth, milk, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan. Mix them, then add some salt and pepper. Finally, toss in the veggies, chicken, and rigatoni. Let it simmer for a while.
20. Mexican Chicken Pasta
This tasty main course dish is sure to leave you craving for more! In a large pot, add some water and a pinch of salt, let it come to a boil. Then add spaghetti and let it cook. Simultaneously, in a girdle, add oil and heat it. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken and place it in the girdle. Cook until golden and add onions, bell peppers. Add cumin powder, black pepper, oregano, chilli powder, and stir. Add tomatoes, broth, and half-and-half and simmer. Finally, add cooked spaghetti. Garnish with some coriander before serving.