7 Ways to Cook Chicken
I used to talk about writing a cookbook with 365 Chicken Dinner ideas. Maybe I should actually write that… in the meantime, please accept this round up of 7 great chicken recipes.
If you eat meat, chicken is healthy, affordable, easy to cook and versatile. (That said, I’m sure I can come up with a chicken recipe that is the opposite of those things too if you prefer – Gorgonzola Chicken with Truffle Cream Sauce anyone?)
BAKE IT: Sheet Pan Chicken Parm. This riff on the American Italian classic is my dad’s favorite
POACH IT: Chicken Sugo. I love poaching the chicken to make a pasta sauce and have bones leftover for stock. https://endsandstems.com/recipes/chicken-sugo-pappardelle-caesar-salad/
SOUP IT: Classic Chicken Noodle. Now that you have bones, you must make soup. If I’m planning to freeze some, I leave the noodles out until defrosting and reheating so they don’t get soggy. https://endsandstems.com/recipes/chicken-noodle-soup/
INSTANTPOT IT – My friend, Simone Miller, is a chef and cookbook author. She develops the best Instant Pot recipes ever. Most are also dairy and gluten free (aka, mostly paleo). The texture of this soup is so dreamy I might be making this right now.
ROLL IT: Sticky Ginger Meatballs. I love a chicken meatball and they can be seasoned in so many way. This is a family favorite. https://endsandstems.com/recipes/sticky-ginger-chicken-meatballs-over-rice/
ROAST IT: Roast Chicken with Spring Vegetables. It takes about 75 minutes to cook, but it’s hands off and can be ready for the oven in just 5 minutes, so if you’re home anyway, this is a big dinnertime win. (See SOUP for what to do with those bones!!)
SHRED IT: There are dozens of great ideas for shredded chicken, but adding it to a cabbage-y salad with a delicious vinaigrette and lots of crunch is one of my favorites.