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.
Marinating: Tandoori-Spiced Chicken
You shouldn't let chicken breasts marinate for hours. Chicken breasts are naturally tender, so marinating simply adds flavor. You don't need the brine of marinade to break down the protein. It's best to choose bold ingredients and avoid soaking the delicate meat in acidic liquids for too long—it may become stringy and tough.
Variations: If you like chile paste, try Thai Coconut Chicken. If you like hot sauce, try Buffalo Chicken. Instead of a salt-laden store-bought buffalo sauce, we make our own. It's just as flavorful but much better for your nutritional bottom line. If you like herbs, try Herbed Chicken. This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover herbs you have, too.