Chicken is a wonderful protein to use in recipes because it can be flavored in a variety of different ways and it is very nutritious! If you want more ways to cook this, then the quick and easy recipes listed below may be able to help. They only use a few ingredients and cook up without a lot of preparation on your part.
10. Chicken with Ponzu Sauce
Take a few pieces of boneless chicken breast (thawed) and place it into a baking dish. After this, pour ponzu sauce (a citrus soy sauce) over the chicken until it’s just covered. Bake this in the oven at 350 until the chicken is fully cooked and there is no more pink in the middle. Serve with white rice and you have a quick meal that only requires a few ingredients.
Tip: If you are going to use frozen chicken, just increase the time it bakes in the oven. It should only take 10 minutes or so longer.
9. Dressing Chicken
If you have Italian, Asian, Caesar or any other type of dressing sitting in your fridge, then use it for your chicken! Start by placing chicken in a large plastic bag with as much dressing as it takes to cover it. Let this marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours, then take it out and put the chicken into a baking dish. Cook in your oven on 350 for around 30 minutes, or as much as it takes for the chicken to be cooked thoroughly. Serve with a salad with the same type of dressing and you’ll have a healthy dinner!
8. Chicken Tacos
Bake some chicken in the oven until it’s cooked all the way through and then let it cool while you prepare your plate. Dice up some tomatoes, slice up an avocado and slice some lettuce. Then, take a can of black beans and rinse them off. After this, put a tortilla on your plate, top it with beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado. From here, shred the chicken by hand and put some on your tortilla. Top with shredded cheese and you will be ready to eat!
7. Chicken Wrap
Take a cooked piece of chicken and place it onto your favorite type of tortilla. Add slices of avocado along with a drizzle of ranch dressing and you will have a healthy dinner that is packed full of flavor. You can also use Caesar dressing or any other type that you have in your fridge, as most taste great with chicken and avocado. This is a great last-minute dinner, especially if you have leftover chicken from the dinner the night before.
6. Slow Cooker Chicken
Take a small chicken and thaw it out for a day in the fridge, then let it sit out on the counter for around 30 minutes to 1 hour. After this, put it into your slow cooker with enough water to fully cover it. Then add in some peppercorns, onion slices, carrots, garlic, and potatoes. Put the cooker on slow and leave the lid on for around 8 hours, or until the chicken is falling apart. You can also use vegetable broth instead of regular water if you want to add even more flavor to the chicken.
5. Ranch Wings
Using thawed out chicken wings, put them into a plastic bag with a packet of the powdered ranch. Push the chicken around until it is covered, and then throw it on your grill with some fresh vegetables. Cook on all sides until the protein is all the way done and you will be done! The ranch adds a ton of flavor that compliments the chicken nicely. You can bake this in the oven if you don’t have a grill; just make sure you turn the chicken halfway through cooking to make sure all sides are fully cooked.
4. Soda Chicken
Start by boiling your choice of chicken in a pot until it’s fully cooked (wings are generally the best options because they boil well, but you can use chicken breasts as well). After this, dump out the water and replace it with a regular soda (not sugar-free). Then, add in a few tablespoons of soy sauce with a couple of tablespoons of salt. Cover and cook for 30 minutes and when finished, you’ll have a sweet and salty chicken.
3. Bacon Chicken
Using thawed out boneless chicken breasts you can make a sweet and savory dish for dinner. Start by slicing four chicken breasts into thirds. After this, sprinkle the pieces with salt, pepper, garlic, and chili powder. Then, take a piece of bacon and wrap it around each of the individual pieces. From here, roll each piece in some brown sugar and then place it on a greased baking dish. Bake in your oven for 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees, or until the chicken and bacon are fully cooked. Serve with a potato for a dinner that is sweet, savory and very easy to make.
2. Barbecue Slow Cooker Chicken
Using your slow cooker, put six boneless chicken breasts into it (they can be frozen if you don’t have time to thaw). On top of this, throw in 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce. Then, stir in 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Just lightly stir this; it doesn’t have to be completely combined. Then, put your slow cooker on low and cook for around 5 hours (but check at 4) before enjoying. Eat with rice, potatoes or any other side dish that you like.
1. Chicken with Strawberries
Start by slicing two thawed chicken breasts in half. After this, drizzle olive oil over them and top with salt, pepper, and chopped garlic. Place in a baking dish and broil until the breasts are cooked all the way through. After this, place 1 cup balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and boil it until it thickens. Then, add in 2 cups chopped strawberries and remove from heat. Pour this onto the chicken and enjoy! The sweet and tangy flavors of the vinegar and strawberries will add a flavor that is to die for. This especially tastes great on a salad and adds a lot of flavor without a lot of calories.