Everyone needs a handful of quick and easy
recipes that they can pull out for those, I cant
think of anything to make for dinner occasions or unexpected
drop-ins. What distinguishes our list of easy chicken dishes
is the fact that they are also full of flavor and include
some of our all time favorite recipes.
Quick chicken recipes almost always begin
with boneless chicken breasts. Boneless chicken breasts with
the skin can be browned, baked, broiled or grilled without
drying them out because the skin and fat keep the meat moist
along with imparting flavor. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
are great sliced and tossed with other ingredients cooked
over high heat, usually just until browned.
Buying boneless chicken breasts from the
grocery store is more expensive and unnecessary if you have
a few minutes to de-bone the breasts yourself. Whenever possible,
we recommend buying whole chickens, cutting them into parts
and freezing them for later use.
To de-bone a chicken breast, cut the whole
breast into two halves along the cartilidge and center breast
bone on the underside of the breast. Grab each half with both
hands and press apart until the small bone at the top snaps.
With a sharp knife, cut along the breast bone to separate.
One of the breast halves will still have the breast bone attached.
For this half, place the breast skin side up and slide your
knife along the ribs against the bones, separating the breast
meat. The other side is easier, simply slide your knife between
the bones and meat to separate.
To make quick meals quicker, package breasts
in serving amounts and freeze. You can write the amount of
servings on the freezer bags with a marking pen. Boneless
chicken breasts thaw relatively quickly.
Our top 10 easy chicken recipes are:
Crusted Chicken Breasts
with Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce