Chicken Bores Me
Don’t get me wrong, I love a well roasted bird rubbed inside out with herbed-butter and garlic. Crispy chicken skin with a nice layer of fat underneath is one of life’s great pleasures. As is chicken soup.
But If I have to look at one more anemic boneless, skinless chicken breast, I will cry.
Why do you want to make me cry?
Oh and by the way…
Salt or Brine Your Chicken For Maximum Flavour
The easiest way to inject flavour and moisture into any type of chicken you have is with a brine.
A dry brine works best for chicken in my opinion, and I used to be a huge devotee to the wet-brine method. It is as simple as can be — liberally salt the meat with kosher salt and then let it stand in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You can go longer than that even with large, whole birds.
Afterwards, you brush any surface salt off and continue with your recipe — omitting any additional salting of course. This creates a wonderfully crispy skin and concentrates the chicken flavour of the meat.
Try it some time if you haven’t! And then make one of these incredible chicken recipes from some of my favourite recipe developers and bloggers.
Here are 15 chicken recipes that are anything but boring
Sri Lankans know how to do right by chicken and this incredible recipe from Food Corner for Sri Lankan Curry Chicken is one of my favourites. Follow the instructions exactly and I’m sure you will agree.
The zaatar coating on these roast chicken legs is the real star of the show. The flavours of pomegranate molasses, mint and chilli are sublime together! A great and flavourful recipe from Krumpli, you need to try these Roast Chicken Legs with a Zaatar Crust.
Have you ever tried Boursin, the soft herbed cheese from France? I make a lot of my cheeses now, but I will still always pick up some Boursin to have on hand. It’s delicious and addictive and paired with prosciutto and chicken — amazing. This recipe for Boursin Chicken with Prosciutto from Erica’s Recipes is absolute perfection.
This one-pot Italian chicken sausage recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner and special enough for company. Made with less than 10 ingredients, it’s healthy, hearty and one for the books. Try this recipe for Tuscan Chicken Sausages With White Beans & Kale from Zestful Kitchen.
You can’t leave out chicken wings. You just can’t. My secret for the crispiest chicken wings? Leave them out unwrapped and in a single layer on a baking tray overnight in the refrigerator. Try this easy and delicious BBQ Baked Chicken Wings recipe from A Food Lovers Kitchen.
There is something about cast iron that makes food taste great and this recipe for Roasted Cast Iron Chicken from Dude That Cookz is a brilliant example. Plus the dude’s a chef, so you know the technique is great.
A recipe that is as beautiful as it is flavourful — you need to try this Oven Roasted Cherry Chicken with Rosemary recipe from Waves In The Kitchen. The sweet and sour tang of cherries is perfect for chicken. This recipe easily comes together in a single pan celebrating the very best of summer’s cherry bounty!
Chicken Chasseur from What a Girl Eats is a simple, one-pot French country dinner. Commonly known as Hunter’s Chicken, this rich, wine-simmered chicken dish cooks up tender and flavorful in under an hour.
Tender chicken tenders, covered in sweet coconut, and baked to a crisp. Add honey mustard dipping sauce to these Coconut Chicken Tenders from Oh So Delicioso, and a squeeze of lime for a bite of the islands in a 30-minute dinner.
Jocón (pronounced HO-con) is one of the most popular traditional stews of Guatemala. The generous handfuls of cilantro, scallions, tomatillos and green chiles make this emerald green dish shine. Try this flavourful Jocón — Guatemalan Chicken and Tomatillo Stew from A Taste For Travel
Cooking With Ewa brings us this delicious Easy Peruvian Chicken Stew. Estofado de Pollo is a classic Peruvian home-cooked meal that you’re going to love! Tender chicken thighs with rich wine-tomato sauce seasoned with cumin, cinnamon, and herbs – comfort food at its best!
Salty, sweet and a little sour, this Chicken Marbella with Boneless Thighs from A Communal Table is one of those dishes that everyone should have in their recipe collection. It’s one of those fabulous dishes that are perfect for a weeknight but pretty and tasty enough to serve to guests.