Chicken is a staple in the average household because it is a cheap and versatile meat; however, chicken gets a lot of slack for being boring and played out. What people do not realize is that chicken is actually healthy (it's full of protein), is fairly quick to cook, and does not require all kinds of extra preparation or care like deer or blowfish (pretty fancy example, but you get the point). You just have to know how to work with it! Bought some chicken, but are not sure what to do with it? Craving a nice, juicy chicken breast recipe? Seeking out a really stellar baked chicken recipe? Check out these 10 juicy chicken recipes to get your creative juices flowing!
1. Skillet Chicken With Bacon And White Wine Sauce
Let's start off the list with something a bit fancy! Lindsay from A Pinch of Yum shows us how to create a chicken dish that would be perfect for a dinner party or a simple night at home with family. Lindsay used chicken thighs, but chicken breasts or wings would probably be a great option to use also. According to the blog, this juicy chicken recipe is 369 calories, but this count can be brought down by using skinless chicken and vegetable stock instead of chicken stock!
2. Holy Yum Chicken
Looking for a chicken dish to create with food items that are already in your house? This delicious and juicy chicken recipe from Table for Two may be the perfect one to test out! The mix of ingredients is a bit unorthodox – Dijon mustard, maple syrup, rice wine vinegar – but those ingredients wind up coming together to make a killer meal! Preparing and cooking the dish takes less than an hour to make, so it will not take up too much of your time! The blog even has recipe modification tips for those of us who are on a paleo diet!
3. Crunchy Pecan Chicken Tenders
Chicken tenders are a great go-to when you are short on time and want to please the kids! There's nothing wrong with experimenting and mixing it up from time to time! As the blog states, this juicy baked chicken recipe, which originated from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking, calls for boneless, skinless chicken but Steph of Plain Chicken used chicken tenders since they cook quicker. The chicken is baked instead of fried, so you do not have to worry so much about extra grease, and the use of pecans gives an extra flavor an added nutritional value!
4. Quinoa Chicken Parmesan
Quinoa is gradually gaining popularity for its versatility and immense health benefits, so it's no surprise that it would be used in a chicken dish, right? Just as the pecans served as the crust for the chicken tenders in the previous recipe, the quinoa is used as the crust in this chicken dish. The method for preparing this chicken is essentially the same as the previous recipe, so it's super simple. Although this baked chicken recipe is over 400 calories, the dish from Damn Delicious carries almost 40 grams of protein!
5. Jalapeño Honey Garlic Chicken
Looking for some spice in your next chicken dish? This chicken recipe from I am a Food Blog should do the trick! This recipe calls for ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen cabinets right now, meaning that this chicken recipe is fairly easy and cheap to make for your family. There's literally no kind of crazy or extra preparations necessary to achieve the results you want for this chicken – simply cook, glaze, and enjoy!
6. Panko Crusted Chicken Stuffed With Ricotta, Spinach, Tomatoes, And Basil
Ever had stuffed chicken? Well look no further, because For the Love of Cooking has the perfect juicy chicken recipe to try out with your family! You will probably have to head out to the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients, but luckily they are not that expensive! This dish is healthy, hearty, and satisfying! Enjoy!
7. Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
There's nothing wrong with crossing cultural boundaries when it comes to a juicy chicken recipe! As you may have already guessed, this is an Indian dish that is sure to stimulate your taste buds! Now prepare yourself: this dish has a good number of ingredients, but they are not anything super expensive or unhealthy. Although the dish via The Daring Gourmet has all of these ingredients, it only requires a little over 30 minutes to create the dish! How awesome is that?!
8. Healthier General Tso’s Chicken
Are you a fan of that sweet and spicy chicken recipe that's served in Chinese restaurants? Well The BeachBody Blog found a way to make it healthier without losing all the taste! The recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook the chicken, so it could easily be a quick snack or last-minute meal! And the best part about it – it is only 183 calories with 24 grams of protein per serving!
9. Poached Chicken
Although various other kinds of meat can be poached, chicken is a great meat to start out with. This Simply Recipes chicken dish is actually one of the easiest juiciest chicken recipes on this list, because you have complete creative control – Elise offers a great guideline to work with, but you can change up ingredients if you'd like. This recipe requires a bit of elbow grease, due to the fact that you have to trim the fat off the chicken, wrap it in plastic wrap, and drop it into boiling water; but the work is well worth it when you take your first bite!
10. Lemon And Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs
Last on our list is a super simple and tasty chicken dish from Slender Kitchen. This dish is full of spices with a touch of citrus that brings this dish full circle! The site also prides itself in making this dish paleo, gluten-free, and low carb, which is great for those of us who are really trying to watch our waistlines! This easy juicy chicken recipe only takes up 10 minutes of your time, is 224 calories, and has about 34 grams of protein.
All this talk about chicken is making me hungry! There are so many different ways to create flavorful, juicy chicken – it's almost overwhelming! What is your favorite chicken recipe? How do you create your chicken dishes at your house?