Friday, August 19, 2011

Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Chicken

There are hundreds of ways to prepare chicken. In this article you'll find recipes for; garlic chicken, mushroom chicken and lemon chicken, 3 very different flavors.
I personally always use chicken breasts, however chicken thighs can almost always be substituted if your preference is dark meat. Since chicken thighs are smaller than chicken breasts increase the number of chicken pieces in any given recipe.
I also prefer the taste of kosher chicken and so never use salt in my recipes as kosher chickens are salted during the processing period. I also always thoroughly wash the chicken and then pat dry prior to beginning the seasoning process.
Garlic Flavored Chicken
4 chicken breasts (you can use either skin on, or skin off chicken pieces)
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup dry bread crumbs
¼ cup olive oil
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
In a sauce pan, combine the garlic and oil. Heat over very low heat so that flavors mix. Combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a dish that you can roll the chicken pieces in. Generously dip the chicken in the garlic and oil mixture, then roll in the cheese and bread crumb mixture. Bake as you would normally bake chicken, about an hour at 350 degrees.
Note: if you use an oil or bread crumbs that are garlic flavored, your chicken will have additional garlic flavor.
Mushroom Flavored Chicken
4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can of milk
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
Pour one can of the cream of mushroom soup into a baggie and marinate chicken several hours. Cook chicken about 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven. While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine the salt, pepper, milk, cream of chicken soup and the other can of cream of mushroom soup. Mix well. Remove chicken from oven and pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for at least 20 more minutes or until chicken is done.
Note: You can also add cut up mushrooms to the baking pan for additional flavor.
Lemon Chicken
4 chicken breasts
1/3 cup lemon juice
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup flour
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon minced onion
salt and pepper to taste
Lightly dust chicken with flour. Melt butter and then coat chicken with butter. Put remaining butter in baking dish. Cook for 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. During cooking, brush chicken with butter a few times.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Mix together the lemon juice, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Remove chicken from oven and baste with sauce. Cook an additional 25-30 minutes, basting with the sauce a few times during cooking.
I hope you enjoy these 3 different flavors of chicken.
Bon Appetite!!
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Recipes For Chicken - What is One Idea?

Many different recipes for chicken can be employed. This article gives one suggestion that you could try. The recipe shared here is for teriyaki chicken. Between cooking and preparation time, it can take a little over an hour, so be sure that you have a decent amount of time available. As described below, this recipe serves four people.
2 c. soy sauce 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 tbsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. black peppercorns, ground (pre-ground will work if you don't have a pepper mill and peppercorns) 
1 can, 20 oz., chunks of pineapple in juice, drained (keep juice for the recipe) 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 medium onion, chopped 
1 medium piece ginger root (fresh), peeled, chopped 
4 chicken drumsticks 
4 chicken thighs 
4 chicken wings 
Additional black pepper, and salt, as preferred

Prior to beginning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the first four ingredients, along with the kept pineapple juice. Once the sugar has dissolved, also mix in the garlic, onion, and ginger. Allow it to reach a boil and then continue for roughly 5 minutes, until this new teriyaki sauce has become thick.
Rinse the chicken well and then pat (with something such as paper towels) it to get it dry. Place the chicken in a baking dish so that it fits well. Add pepper, salt, and any other spices of preference.
When the oven has preheated to 350, bake the chicken teriyaki for 15 minutes. After this first stage of cooking, take out the dish and place the chunks of pineapple where they fit well between or around the chicken. Cover the chicken well with the teriyaki sauce using a brush, but save some. Then, allow the meal to bake for an additional 30 minutes. Once or twice during the final 30 minutes, take the chicken out and brush more sauce onto the chicken.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Top 5 Healthy Simple Chicken Recipes That You've Never Heard of Before

Chicken recipes are easy and perfect for any occasion. Sometimes though, chicken can be bland. Mix up your simple chicken recipes with these easy chicken recipes that you've never heard of before. Chicken dishes don't have to be blah.
The phrase "tastes like chicken" will take on a whole new meaning with these simple chicken recipes. Instead of making the same old chicken recipes, mix it up with these unusual, funky recipes. Chances are, you've never had the flavor combinations in these recipes. From sweet and spicy to tangy and crunchy, these easy chicken recipes up the flavor ante. Chicken does not have to be bland and boring. Best of all, these five recipes are good for you too. These simple recipes are the best ways to cook boneless skinless chicken breast.
Best Ways To Cook Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast:
Guatemalan Chicken Mole - Everybody loves chocolate, but how many of those chocoholics eat it with chicken? Mole is a traditional savory sauce made out of chocolate. Dark chocolate is a great source of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Between the chicken and the pumpkin seeds, this recipe for boneless chicken has plenty of protein. With red pepper flakes and two different types of chilies, this chicken dish packs a spicy punch. Try something new for dinner tonight and combine chicken with chocolate with this recipe.
Lemon Yogurt Chicken - This recipe for boneless chicken is originally from Afghanistan, a country not typically known for its cuisine. The bright lemon citrus flavor and the creamy yogurt make this chicken dish a lot lighter than traditional American chicken recipes. Plus, the recipe requires whole garlic cloves mashed to a pulp, an instruction not found in the typical chicken recipe. This Middle Eastern recipe is one of the best ways to cook boneless skinless chicken breast.
Healthy Chicken Jerky - Walk into any grocery store or gas station and you're bound to see a bag of beef jerky somewhere. The concept of jerky, smoked meat, is common with beef but not with chicken. expand your jerky horizons with this recipe for boneless chicken. Make chicken a snacking favorite with this recipe. Lean and tasty, healthy chicken jerky is a snack all can get behind.
Avocado Chicken - The avocado is relatively common, seen in almost any supermarket. However, the only dish the avocado ever gets used for is guacamole. The avocado never gets used in cooking, which makes this recipe one of the more unique simple chicken recipes. Easy chicken recipes that combine a multitude of textures are great. Combine crunchy almonds with smooth avocado to get a recipe for boneless chicken full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Crispy Baked Chicken - This recipe for boneless chicken is so unique because it replicates the flavor of fried chicken using an oven, a healthier version of fried chicken. Classic chicken recipes like fried chicken are delicious but full of calories. This unique chicken dish replicates the fried flavor in the oven for a healthier version.
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