Easy Chicken Recipes Ideas

by Hoohla
Chicken Recipes

Perhaps you’ve had a hard day at work or just don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal. If so why not try one of our easy chicken recipes? Most take less than 30 minutes to prepare which will give you plenty of time to relax.

Here are our top ten chicken recipes.

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo is one of best chicken breast recipes out there and it only take 30 minutes to cook. First fry 2 chicken breasts until they are golden on both sides. Take them out of the pan and slice. Pour 1 and a half cups of chicken broth in the pan and mix in 1 and a half cups of milk. You can use cream instead of the milk if you want a really creamy and decadent meal. Season and then add 8 ounces of fetuccine. This you cook for 11 minutes. Then stir in a cup of grated parmesan cheese and half a cup of double cream. Once this has thickened add the chicken and then it’s ready to enjoy.

Hunan Chicken

If you like Asian food, you will love this chicken thigh recipe especially as it also only takes 30 minutes to make. Slice 4 boneless chicken thighs and fry them for about 7 minutes. Remove them and put minced ginger into the pan, together with a sliced red bell pepper, 4 dried chilis and broccoli florets. Cook the vegetables for 5 minutes and then mix together 2 tablespoons of sherry, 2 teaspoons of sambal orek, a quarter of a cup of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Add this to the vegetables and leave to thicken. Put in the chicken for a few minutes to heat and then you’re ready to serve. It goes well with egg fried rice.

Chicken Parmigiana

If you like parmesan you will love this chicken recipe which again only takes 30 minutes to prepare. Bash two chicken breasts with a rolling pin until they are flat. Slice them in half and dip them into 2 beaten eggs first, then breadcrumbs and then parmesan. Fry for 5 minutes. To make the sauce fry 2 crushed garlic cloves and then add a jar of pasatta, oregano and a teaspoon of sugar. This just needs to be simmered until it is hot. Once you have poured the sauce over the chicken, put more parmesan over the dish, together with some mozzarella.  Grill and there you have a perfect chicken recipe to enjoy.

Chicken Traybake

Here is another chicken recipe and this only takes 15 minutes to prepare. How good is that? Take 4 chicken breasts and rub in 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of harissa. The harissa will give the dish a little bit of a kick. Add cherry tomatoes and roast for around 10 minutes. This dish is great served with boiled new potatoes.

Chili Chicken Wraps

If you like Indian food, you’ll love this chicken thigh recipe. All you have to do is cut 6 chicken thighs into pieces and fry. Remove them from the pan and add a sliced onion, garlic, ginger and salt. This you cook for just 5 minutes. You then put the chicken in the pan together with cumin, a chili, the juice of half a lemon and garam masala. This just takes 10 minutes to cook. Put an equal amount into 4 rotis, which are Indian flatbreads. You can add sliced onion, yogurt, cumin and mango chutney for added flavor.

Chicken Burger – easy chicken recipes

Here is another 30 minute chicken breast recipe which is absolutely delicious. Cut 2 chicken breasts in half and flatten. Rub olive oil into them and then dip them in parmesan and breadcrumbs. Put the oven on at 200C and cook the chicken for 10 minutes. If you fancy a cheeseburger, put a slice of mozzarella on top and allow the cheese to melt. Put the rolls into buns and then you can add anything you want. Perhaps some salad leaves, avocado slices, tomatoes, relish, ketchup or even mayonnaise. French fries are a great side dish with either ketchup or mayo to dip them in.

Chicken and Tomato Lentils

This is a very healthy dish as it has lentils which are full of fiber. It’s a chicken thigh recipe which takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Take 4 chicken thighs and cut them into smaller pieces. Put them in the oven with sliced onion and olive oil and cook them for 10 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cumin seeds and cook for a further 10 minutes. At the same time boil a pound of puy lentils. When both are cooked mix them together and add seasoning, parsley and vinegar. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes.

Chicken Balsamic

This chicken breast recipe only takes 20 minutes to make so you’ll have plenty of time to relax. The first thing to do is to fry a sliced onion. Then slice 1 and a half pounds of chicken breasts and fry them with the onion for 8 minutes. You can also add vegetables like mushrooms and peppers. To this add a third of a cup of chicken broth and the same of balsamic vinegar and boil for 5 minutes. You can serve this with a potato dish like mash or potato salad.

Chicken Florentine

Here we have another one of chicken recipes and this takes just 30 minutes to prepare. First season 1 and a half pounds of chicken breast. Then fry the pieces for about 8 minutes with sliced onion. Add 1 and a half cups of chicken broth, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 and a half cups of rice. It should take 10 – 15 minutes to cook. Then add 10 ounces of spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted. This dish is best to serve with a good sprinkling of parmesan.

Parmesan Chicken

This is a great parmesan chicken recipe which is easy to prepare. All you have to do is cook 1 and a quarter pounds of seasoned chicken breasts for 15 minutes. Whisk 2 eggs with some rosemary and then dip the chicken breasts first into some parmesan, then the egg mixture and finally some breadcrumbs. All you need to do now is fry the chicken breasts for 5 minutes on each side. A good side dish with this would be a creamy potato gratin.

Conclusion

As you can see chicken is very versatile and come in all sorts of guises such as Italian and Indian. It is also very easy to prepare so you don’t have to work too hard when you get in from a difficult day at the office. We hope you enjoy our recipes.

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