Chicken is our happy food. Almost everyone loves chicken whether it is fried chicken, Buffalo wings, or chicken nuggets. On another note, there are many ways to eat chicken. You can be experimental and try different recipes. You’ll never know – you might come up with your own recipe that you can share with your family and friends!
1Honey Garlic Chicken
Honey and chicken in one meal? Yes, please! Just reading the recipe’s name sounds scrumptious enough. What more if you get to cook and actually eat it? The honey sauce is a sweet treat to your plate of chicken. It adds that savory goodness that perfectly complements the entire recipe.
For the ingredients, you will need six chicken thighs, salt, six crushed garlic cloves, 1/3 cup of honey, ¼ cup of water (or chicken broth), two tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, and one tablespoon of soy sauce.
This recipe has two sets – one for the chicken and another for the honey garlic sauce. Prepare your chicken and season it with salt. Set aside and move on to your pan. Heat it over medium fire and sear your chicken on both sides until golden brown. When finally cooked, drain the excess oil and leave just a little to give your chicken some flavor.
To make the sauce, arrange the chicken skin-side in the pan and garnish garlic in between. Fry it for 30 seconds and add the honey, water, vinegar, and soy sauce. Put the fire on medium to high and cook everything until the sauce thickens. Plate your honey garlic chicken and garnish with parsley. Serve it with vegetables, rice, pasta, or salad.
2Honey BBQ Popcorn Chicken
Here’s another recipe that you should add in your recipe book. Honey and BBQ may seem like an odd combination, but it works well on chicken! This Honey BBQ popcorn chicken would surely be a sweet snack for your movie nights with friends. It can also pass as finger food for events and gatherings. This recipe is also very easy to make – you just need three essential ingredients for the sauce: barbecue sauce, honey, and a little ketchup.
For the breading, you’ll need flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. You can use crushed corn flakes as an option. Mix the corn flaked with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika for more flavor. Bake your chicken for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pops. Once golden brown, transfer the chicken to a bowl and add your sauce.
3Chicken and Broccoli
If you prefer your meals light and healthy, you would surely like this chicken and broccoli meal. You can have it for lunch or dinner for a quiet meal in your home, or serve it to your guests during parties. They would love the combination of vegetables and chicken, with a dash of oyster sauce for flavor.
For the ingredients, you’ll need boneless skinless chicken breast cut into one-inch pieces, one tablespoon and one teaspoon of vegetable oil, two cups of small broccoli florets, and one cup of sliced mushrooms (optional). You will also need two teaspoons of minced fresh ginger, one teaspoon of minced garlic, ¼ cup of oyster sauce, ¼ cup of low-sodium chicken broth or water, one teaspoon of sugar, two teaspoons of toasted sesame oil, one teaspoon of soy sauce, one teaspoon of cornstarch, and salt and pepper to taste.
For the recipe, heat one teaspoon of oil in your pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli and mushrooms and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 more seconds. Set aside the vegetables on a plate and clean the pan with a paper towel. Add the rest of the remaining oil and put the heat on high. Season the chicken with salt and pepper before layering on the pan. Cook each side until golden brown. Add the vegetables and cook for two more minutes. Add the oyster sauce, chicken broth, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch with cold water, and add to the pan. You can serve this chicken and broccoli with rice to complete your Asian meal.
4BBQ Chicken Tostadas
Here’s another chicken recipe you’d love for your movie nights or even just to treat yourself with a scrumptious chicken meal with a dash of that tangy BBQ flavor. You can buy Tostado shells that are already crisp and ready to cook with the chickens. Otherwise, grab some corn tortillas and bake them for three to four minutes on each side. Next, shred the chicken on the Tostado shells, pour the barbecue sauce and cheese, and bake everything. Drizzle on some more barbecue sauce as you please. You can eat this with frozen vegetables, a quick salad, or as is. Serve it with cold refreshments like iced tea or lemonade juice. If you’re catching up with the adults, serve cold beer in a bucket.
5Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Here’s a quick and scrumptious chicken recipe for you – Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken. It basically has all the ingredients we all love, chicken, bacon, and sugar for flavor! Kids, teens, and adults will enjoy this easy chicken recipe. You will only need two tablespoons of chili powder, one teaspoon of cumin, ½ teaspoons of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ⅛ teaspoon of pepper, ⅔ cup of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, 1½ pounds of boneless chicken breasts cut into tenders, and bacon pieces cut in half.
For the process, preheat your oven to 350ºF then spray a broiling pan with cooking spray and set aside. Roll your chicken in the mix of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Next, wrap the chicken with a piece of bacon using a toothpick, and roll it in the brown sugar. Put the chicken pieces on the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. You can cook it longer if you want the bacon crispier.
6Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs
Looking for a chicken recipe that everyone will enjoy? Try making spicy chicken cheese balls for a change. If the little ones can handle spicy food, then you’d have no problem serving this in family gatherings. It also makes an excellent snack over board games or movies.
Prepare three cups of all-purpose baking mix, one pound of ground chicken, two tablespoons of hot sauce, four cups of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, and salt and pepper. To cook, preheat your oven to 350 degrees then line your pan with parchment paper. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form the mixture into 2-inch balls and line on the pan. Once complete, bake the chicken balls for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.