It happens to all of us: We get stuck in a dinner rut and end up making the same dish over and over again until the family is practically begging for an entirely new menu. But let’s say you’re really into a chicken. You’re in luck! It can be prepared in a number of tasty ways, and we’ve come up with so many dishes bursting with different flavors.
Chicken Breasts With Brown Butter-Garlic Tomato Sauce
Browned butter is the quick cook’s best-kept secret: Less than two minutes in the pan caramelizes the milk solids in butter for a fragrant, nutty note in any dish. Try not to chop the tomatoes too finely; you want them somewhat chunky so they’ll break down in the sauce faster, but you also want them to retain some shape.
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
Lemon brightens this cozy winter meal, but the classic flavors are sure to elicit cries for a second helping any time of the year. This one-pan chicken dish is a whole meal in one skillet but serves with a simple side salad to sneak in another serving of veggies.
Perfect Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts
This is the perfect way to cook chicken breasts. If you crave juicy, flavorful chicken breasts, then follow this simple recipe. You’ll end up with a golden brown platter of delicious chicken ready for the tasting. Use this recipe to shred over baked potatoes, make chicken salad, slice over fresh greens, or enjoy with classic sides such as haricot verts and roasted potatoes.
Chicken Meatball and Vegetable Soup
Use ground chicken and turn it into super-savory, Parmesan-flavored meatballs. Loads of sliced carrots dot the soup (somehow, most other chicken soups don’t have enough carrots), and big handfuls of baby spinach gently wilt into the broth. A finishing flourish of grated Parmesan cheese enriches every satisfying bowl.
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Chicken
The tangy marinade adds tenderness and flavor to everyday plain chicken breasts. These days, most chicken breasts are huge, so finding a 4- to the 5-ounce breast is almost impossible. If you can find a 9- to 10-ounce breast, cut it in half lengthwise to get the right size—butchers in some markets can help with this.
Turmeric-Roasted Chicken with Farro
Turmeric abounds with natural medicinal properties. Curcumin, the bright yellow polyphenol compound found in the spice, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that promote weight loss, lower risk of heart disease, and improve blood sugar control. Here, we use turmeric to add warm, earthy notes to roasted chicken.
The nice thing about adding variety to the dinner table is that it doesn’t have to be hard. There are a number of delicious and quick, easy dinner ideas that you can add to your dinner lists. Chicken is really an easy ingredient to make many creations all the time.