8 Easy Chicken Recipes: A Busy Mom’s Best Friend
I’d like to count the number of times I’ve realized, with mounting panic, that I didn’t plan ahead for dinner, but my brain won’t go past eleventy kabillion. And much as I’d love to order in, our budget objects. Plus — and this will sound conceited (because it is) — I really prefer my own cooking.
So I’ve become a master of the last-minute chicken feast. I can defrost a pack o’ thighs just with my winning smile. I can alter a recipe to fit my fridge contents on the fly. But sometimes even I get sick of the same old options. As in: if I have to bread another chicken breast … I’ll just pluck myself.
Here’s a collection of family-pleasing, quick-cooking, poultry-packing recipes that put a chicken in every pot, and on every plate. What makes them so family-pleasing? Unexpected touches of sweetness, like grapes and honey — just enough to tickle the tongue without loading on the calories. Fun presentation — kids can’t resist skewers, so maybe you invest in some dinner goggles. And, of course, fantastic flavors from all over the globe, tempting to even the pickiest palates.
Swap cornflakes and pecans for plain old bread crumbs for a very different take on an old fave.
An even easier version: Honey. Mustard. Chicken. You’re done. And it’ll be gone in no time.
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