I’m always trying to find a good chicken recipe that I can easily make. I like it when the outside is tasty and inside is moist.
4 whole chicken leg quarters
2 T. olive oil
4 T. Dijon mustard
Preheat the oven to 475. Stir together the olive oil and mustard. Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper. Brush the mustard sauce generously all over.
Lay the chicken, skin side up, in a foil lined baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes.
Reduce the temperature to 450. Roast until the chicken is done (165 in the thickest part of the leg) – about another 20 minutes or so.
This recipe brought me back to my childhood – this was one of my most favorite recipes. True comfort food!
4 chicken breasts, sliced very thin
1/4 c. capers, drained and patted dry
1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2″ sections
1 large egg, beaten
1 c. fine breadcrumbs
1/2 c. finely grated Pecorino cheese
1/4 c. chicken broth
1 T. Dijon mustard
In a large fry pan, heat some olive oil. Place the capers and cook them until crisp (about 5 minutes). Remove the capers to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
In the same pan, add some more olive oil. Add the asparagus and cook until tender crisp. Mix the chicken broth and mustard together and add to the asparagus. Cook until the liquid is almost all absorbed. Remove the asparagus and set aside. Clean the inside of the pan.
Place the beaten egg in a shallow dish. Mix up the breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and put it on a piece of wax paper. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Take each breast and pass it in the egg. Then pat it into the breadcrumb mixture.
In the same frying pan, heat some oil. Add the coated chicken breasts and cook until golden on both sides and cooked inside.
Plate them and top them with the crispy capers and asparagus.
This is very similar to Chicken Cacciatore – still just as delicious as ever.
4 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
4 chicken legs, skin on
1 onion, sliced very thin
1 small carrot, sliced thin
1 zucchini, sliced thin
2 roma tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 small can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
A few rosemary sprigs
1 c. white wine
3 cloves garlic
1 c. chicken broth
Heat some butter in a large frying pan. Add the onions and brown.
Add the chicken and rosemary. Cook on high heat until the chicken is browned on all sides.
Add the white wine and carrots. Cook until the wine has evaporated – always turning the chicken. Add salt and pepper.
Add the tomato and tomato sauce, the bay leaf, zucchini and garlic. Add a ladle of chicken broth.
Cover and cook for about 40 minutes on low heat, turning the chicken occasionally and adding broth when needed.
These tacos were tasty and had a different taste with the roasted tomatoes. These are 5 weight watcher points.
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 garlic cloves (4 minced, 2 smashed)
2 whole garlic cloves
1/2 c. chicken broth
2 t. cumin
2 onions, halved and sliced
2 avocadoes, sliced
Place chicken in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Add the smashed garlic, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the water and cool. When cooled, shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks. Set aside.
In the meantime, roast the tomatoes in the broil until the skin is charred.
Place them in a blender, along with the chicken broth and cumin. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat some oil in a pan. Saute the onions and minced garlic until fragrant and the onions are softened. Add the tomato mixture and the shredded chicken. Simmer, uncovered, until most of the liquid has cooked off. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on warm tortillas topped with cheese, salsa, and avocadoes.
This was delicious and probably something that would turn out great in the pizza oven. Also it’s 4 Weight Watcher points!
8 chicken thighs, with skin and bone in
3 T. butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. chopped oregano
1 t. chopped rosemary
1 t. chopped thyme
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 c. chicken broth
Pat chicken dry very well. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Melt 2 T. butter in a pan. Add the garlic and herbs and quickly stir until fragrant, being careful not to burn.
Lay the chicken, skin side down, in the skillet and cook until deeply browned on both sides. Inside temp should be 165. Reduce heat in case if too hot.
Remove the chicken to a dish and keep warm. Melt 1 T. butter in the same pan. Add the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Saute them until they are tender. Deglaze with the chicken broth and cook for a bit longer until soft.
Remove them from pan. Return the chicken to the pan and coat with the pan juices.
Serve side by side.
This was good as a dip – I used Pita chips…very multicultural!
1 rotisserie chicken, diced
2 large bell peppers, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 jar Enchilada Sauce
2 c. grated mixican cheese
1/4 c. chopped green onions
Preheat the oven to 350.
Saute the onions and peppers in some olive oil until all the liquid has been absorbed and the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Layer the bottom of a casserole dish with the chicken.
Top with the cooked peppers and onions.
Pour enchilada sauce on top.
Top with cheese and green onions.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.