Chicken Recipes -
Quick and Delicious!
Chicken recipes are an obvious choice when you want a healthy and quick meal.
For years, whenever I was stuck for a quick meal, I would make chicken. However, I barely knew how to cook chicken! I could make only one kind! Fortunately for my family, that has all changed. I've discovered lots of quick and easy ways to cook chicken. Here are my favorites.
Baked Chicken Recipes
- Fast and Easy
When I'm in a rush, I make one of these easy meals. This is the fastest way to cook chicken that I know: put the chicken in a baking dish, mix up some ingredients, pour them over the chicken, and bake. Some of these recipes take as little as 5 minutes of preparation! You can't open a bottle of prepared sauce in much less than that!
I often use boneless chicken breasts in these recipes, but other chicken pieces work just as well.
- A Bit More Complicated (but not much!)
These recipes are a tiny bit more involved than the simple "mix and pour" recipes listed above. You might need to roll the chicken pieces in their coating, or cut a chicken breast into fingers. Even so, you'll probably be able to get dinner in the oven in about 20 minutes!
Skillet Chicken Recipes
Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Other Chicken Recipes
Pound for pound, poultry has about half the fat of a lean cut of beef or pork. It's high in protein, and is a good source of a number of vitamins and minerals.
Always keep food safety in mind when cooking chicken. Keep raw poultry away from other foods, and wash your hands after handling it. Don't return cooked food to a plate that was used to hold uncooked poultry.
Uncooked chicken can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days. If you're not going to use it that quickly, freeze it. It will stay good for at least 9 months.
Leftover cooked chicken can be refrigerated for 3 or 4 days, or frozen for up to 4 months.
Organic or conventional?
Organic chicken is much more expensive than the factory-farmed alternative sold in the grocery store. Even so, I prefer to buy organic free range chicken. We have chosen to eat chicken less often than we used to, so that we can afford humanely-raised meat. I like knowing that the chicken I am eating had a good life. I like knowing that my food is most likely free of the contaminants found in much factory-farmed chicken. And I like the taste of organic chicken. It's more flavorful than the store-bought stuff!
When I'm cooking chicken, I like to cook extra. I cut up the extra cooked meat, and store it in the freezer for use in chicken pot pie, chicken soup, or chicken casserole.
When you cook a whole chicken, save the carcass and use it to make
Homemade Chicken Stock!
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