Simple chicken breast recipes
Chicken is one of the most versatile meat choices that is also quite cheap and readily available. Chicken breast, however, is mostly known as a boring diet food. Though all you need to make it delicious and interesting is a few additional ingredients and a little bit of your time. Here are some of the most juicy and tasty chicken breast recipes.
The most basic thing you can do with any meat is boil it. But you really have to know how to boil chicken breast so it stays moist and delicious and doesn’t dry out. First choose some good quality boneless and skinless chicken breast and put it in a pot with chicken stock, seasonings and vegetables of your choice. Then bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Later cook it until the meat is heated throughout, remove the chicken and use in any recipe you like!
A much spicier and fattier option you can choose is baked chicken with bacon and pepper jack cheese. It will make for a great Sunday night dinner and you can serve it with a green salad to make it a bit healthier. To make this dish you first have to cook the bacon, you can either bake it or fry it in a pan and then remove the extra grease. Pound the chicken breast to make them thin and coat evenly in regular flour. Cook it in a mixture of butter and oil until golden brown and heated through. Then place it in a baking tray and cover each piece with bacon and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and garnish with cilantro and spices. Serve right away!
A great and quick way to meal prep protein for a week is broiled chicken breast. All you need to have is a broiling setting in your oven; everything else optional. First preheat your oven and line a tray with foil. You can either choose skinless chicken breast or leave the skin on for a crispy texture. Cover it with olive oil, salt and any spices you like. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side but keep an eye on it because it may burn easily like this.
If you want something completely different that would go more with pasta or mashed potatoes, fried chicken breast cutlets are for you. They’re a perfect mix of juicy chicken, crispy coating and a slightly creamy taste. To make it at home first prepare a coating station. In one bowl mix together milk, an egg and hot sauce. In another combine the dry ingredients: flour, salt and seasonings. Dip the chicken first in the wet and then the dry and cook on high in about 1 inch of vegetable oil for 3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
Bone in chicken breast is another recipe that seems simple but has more flavor than many fancy recipes. The meat turns out to be super moist and juicy inside and it’s very easy to make. First make sure to find bone-in chicken breast that still has the skin on. Cut into big chunks, poke holes in them and season the meat, even under the skin. The spices I’d recommend to use are garlic and onion powder, celery salt and cayenne pepper. Put the pieces on a baking tray lined with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes or until ready. Serve with a salad or corn on the cob.
This last recipe is the most time-consuming one but only because the cooking itself is longer. The process for making this paprika chicken with sour cream gravy is still easy. Brown the seasoned chicken in a pan with olive oil. Then put it into a baking tray with sliced onions and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 45 minutes and serve with a mix of sour cream, chicken juices and flour.
My Favorite SeafoodBy Club.Cooking
There’s such a huge variety of seafood available on the market right now, it’s kind of crazy. You can easily get anything from squid, shrimp and salmon to something extremely fancy like crab or lobster. And what’s great is that all of these things are super delicious and healthy! Here are some of my favorite dishes that include seafood.
Japanese cuisine is at its peak of popularity in Western countries right now. Sushi rolls are especially common and can be seen even in regular convenience stores. And even though nothing beats the sushi you’ll get in a fancy Japanese restaurant, homemade rolls are also super tasty. Like this shrimp tempura roll that will totally trick your friends into thinking that it was made by a professional.
To make this dish first you need to prepare the sushi rice. Combine the cooked rice with rice vinegar, sugar and salt and let it cool down to room temperature. Then spread it over a sheet of nori on a bamboo mat and place tempura shrimp, cucumber and avocado slices along one side of the roll. Then make a tight roll and remove the bamboo mat and sprinkle with toasted sesame on top.
Halibut is not a very popular type of fish and it definitely not as fancy as wild caught salmon. But it’s extremely delicious, especially when grilled with peach and pepper salsa.
To prepare this recipe marinate the fish in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic. Then season it with salt and grill for a few minutes on each side. Mix together the salsa ingredients: chopped peaches, red bell pepper, green onion, arugula, oregano, lemon juice and spices. Let it sit before serving with halibut for a more intense flavor profile.
Asian cuisine has quite a few famous seafood dishes but not many are as epic and flavorful as Chinese seafood soup. It combines so many different spices with noodles, shrimp and delicious stock. And super quick to prepare as well!
To make this delight in a bowl cook your Chinese noodles of choice according to the package instructions. Combine vegetable stock, fish sauce, lime juice, two types of soy sauce, anise, bok choy and green onion in a big pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the peeled and deveined shrimp. When it’s cooked, add noodles. Serve immediately with more green onion and chili flakes on top.
If you’re searching for a new exciting way to cook salmon, look no further. This bourbon-glazed salmon will definitely become your favorite from now on. First combine the marinade ingredients in a zip-lock bag: brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, lime juice, fresh ginger, garlic, black pepper and salt. Leave the fish in it for at least half an hour. Then cook the salmon in a pan or grill for 10 minutes and serve with toasted sesame seeds and arugula.
A very comforting fall or winter seafood dish is fish soup. The base of tomatoes and clam juice with a warm addition of white wine and salmon will surely make anyone crave for more. Plus the whole dish only takes 30 minutes to prepare! So grab a pot and sauté garlic and onion slices in it some oil. Then add crashed canned tomatoes, clam juice, wine, fish and the spices. Cook for 15 minutes or until salmon is ready. Serve immediately.
If you’re a fan of lighter summery meals, then try this southwestern-style shrimp taco salad. Its name really speaks for the contents of the dish: it’s a classic mix of corn, black beans, green onion, lettuce, tomatoes and corn chips, with an addition of grilled shrimp. The dressing is a combination of sour cream and mashed avocado that tie together all the different flavors.
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