No more boring bird! A fast and family-friendly weeknight staple, chicken is a go-to protein choice for busy family cooks. Americans love chicken and healthy chicken recipes. The lean protein is quick cooking, reliable, and affordable. Chicken breasts in particular are a must for busy families. Chicken breasts are versatile, and they're easy to incorporate into a variety of family favorites, from stir-fries to fajitas. Here, we’ve pulled together 50 ways you can bring new life to chicken.
Pan Frying: Crispy Buttermilk Chicken
Marinating chicken breasts for four hours in a classic combination of buttermilk, egg, onion powder, and a hint of red pepper yields tender, flavorful results. Sauté the chicken just before baking to give it a perfectly crispy crust. This classic breaded chicken recipe creates a very versatile chicken dish. Feel free to eat straight from the pan—a simple dipping sauce is all you need—or use it as the base of something a bit more interesting, like our Chicken BLT Salad. Ground red pepper provides a hit of spice to the chicken, but if you want something a bit different, smoked paprika would be a good substitute. We really like ground chipotle peppers, too.