Chicken meat is affordable, easily accessible and most of all versatile, that's why it's a top favorite when it comes to dinner. Whether baked, fried, steamed or grilled, you'll never go wrong with chicken meat for dinner – it's easy to prepare, too, so no worries even if you're a cooking beginner.

Satisfy your appetite with these hearty chicken dinners you can make right at home:

Herbs and Spices Roast Chicken

What you need:

  • 1 whole chicken, rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place chicken in a baking pan and brush olive oil all over meat. In a small bowl, mix together basil, paprika, oregano, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper and sprinkle mixture all over chicken. Roast chicken in a pre-heated oven (450F) for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 400F and roast chicken for 30 to 40 minutes more. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Garlic Chicken and Brown Rice Special

What you need:

  • 1/4 kg. boneless and skinless chicken breast, sliced ‚Äč‚Äčinto strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a pan and cook chicken strips, garlic, red bell pepper and onion over medium heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil then add brown rice, peas, soy sauce, vinegar and chicken mixture. Stir to blend everything together until heated through.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

What you need:

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Place chicken thighs in a 4-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, honey and basil until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over chicken and toss meat to coat. Cook on low for 6 hours.

Enjoy your next dinner with these hearty and satisfying chicken recipes – easy on the wallet but heavy on the appetite!



Source by Adrian T. Cheng

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