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