Friday, August 17, 2012

From My Personal Best Recipes Cookbook - Tasty Chicken Recipes

With chicken you cannot really go wrong. It is tasty, easy to prepare and most people love chicken. This is probably the reason why chicken recipes are so popular. A chicken recipe can be as healthy or as decadent as you wish. This, of course, mean that chicken is a suitable choice for any occasion.

I think there is just about nothing you cannot do with chicken. Add whatever you have at hand and it is almost certain to be a success. We all know the very popular chicken in red wine, roasting the chicken with cola and even mayonnaise and instant soup. As far as chicken is concerned the old cliché that "anything goes" is really true.

So, without wasting time, let's have a look at a tasty chicken recipe.

Elsie's Easy Chicken In The Oven

This chicken recipe from my personal best recipes cookbook is very easy to prepare. Even though it has to bake in the oven for 1 ½ hour, you can pop it into the oven and carry on with something else, so you really spend very little time on it and it is delicious. Serve this tasty chicken with rice or potatoes and a mixed salad and you have a meal fit for a king.

Ingredients for this recipe:

    2 ½ - 3 lb. Chicken cut into 6 pieces
    1 Cup cream
    3 Teaspoons curry powder
    1 Onion chopped finely
    1 Tin of mushroom soup
    2 Tablespoons butter
    1 Peeled apple chopped finely
    Salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Method for this recipe:

    Melt the butter in a saucepan.
    Sauté the onion, apple and curry powder in the butter until the onion is transparent.
    Add the soup and the cream and heat it through without boiling.
    Salt the chicken to taste.
    In a large, shallow ovenproof dish place the chicken in a single layer.
    Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika.
    Pour the sauce over the chicken.
    Bake uncovered for about 1 ½ hours until done.

The next chicken recipe is really for those days when there is just no time for cooking. Prepare the chicken, pop it in the oven and forget about it until it is done. In this case it is tinfoil that is coming to the rescue. Remember to use the tinfoil with the shiny side on the inside and the matt side on the outside.

Tasty Chicken Done In Tinfoil From My Personal Best Recipes Cookbook.

Place the chicken (size according to requirements) on a large piece of heavy duty tinfoil. Sprinkle a packet of dehydrated soup all over the chicken. (If it is a very large chicken a little extra soup may be needed.) Any spicy soup will do. Brown onion soup is also very good. Place a peeled onion inside the chicken. Wrap the chicken in the tinfoil and place in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours until done.

Serve the chicken as you would any roast chicken. As there is not really a lot of gravy I do not usually serve this chicken with rice but rather with potatoes and vegetables.

I love cooking but, like everyone else, I do not always have a lot of time for cooking. Have a look at some of my easy recipes at Chicken And Rice Recipes. You will also find tasty pressure cooking chicken recipes at Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

Monday, August 6, 2012

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

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.