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.
Pounding: Sautéed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter
For the time-crunched cook, pounding or slicing thick chicken breasts into thin cutlets is a smart way to reduce portion sizes and speed up cook time. Chicken cutlets cook in a flash and remain supremely tender and juicy. After cooking the chicken, use the tasty browned bits left behind in the pan as the base for a speedy sauce. For this recipe, butter, sage, shallots, and thyme make a luxurious pan sauce in under 5 minutes.
Variations: Switch up the pan sauce with Dijon mustard in these Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Dijon Sauce. Whipping cream blunts the bite of the tangy Dijon, but you'll still get plenty of kick. Soy sauce is a classic pantry staple, so if you have it on hand, try our Sweet and Sour Chicken instead. Use the heat of the pan to simmer petite cherry tomatoes and garlic for a fast and easy "hack" for fresh tomato sauce in this Chicken and Cherry Tomato Sauce.