Are you tired of eating the same boring chicken breast recipes? We have a solution for you! This month, we have compiled some chicken breast recipes that we think you will love. Additionally, we have some tips and tricks to add some fine dining to your dish. So, let’s get cooking.
If you are a beginner cook, these easy chicken breast recipes will be perfect for you. They are also good for quick and easy dinners. Moreover, they look like more effort than they are.
If you are looking for quick and easy chicken breast recipes, a chicken stir fry is a way to go. Not to mention, you can change up the flavors as you please. Load it up with chicken breast and tons of fresh veggies! You’ll be sitting at the dinner table in under 30 minutes.
When preparing your chicken stir fry, remember a few things:
Firstly, you should chop up all your ingredients. If you want to move quickly, prepping will help. That includes creating a sauce of sorts. Don’t worry, we have some recipes for you.
Next, get your pan piping hot. Then, cook your chicken in small batches. This helps to ensure you get a nice sear on your chicken breasts. Once completed, move onto your veggies. Do not try and cook them all together.
Lastly, remember to prepare a side to go along with your chicken stir fry. We suggest rice or noodles.
Chicken Stir Fry Recipes
You can find boneless, skinless chicken for these chicken breast recipes at the Hilltop Acres Store.
You can keep it classic. Or, you can try something with a bit of flare. Either way, you and your guests will be in your glory. You will be making stuffed chicken at home from now on with these delicious stuffed chicken breast recipes. And, we have a few different techniques for you to use.
For these recipes, cut a small slit from the top of the chicken breast to the bottom. However, you must keep it intact! It should be exactly as it sounds: a pocket. Then, fill with your favorite ingredients. There are no rules here!
We like to use this method to ensure even cooking. First, cut your chicken breasts in half, while still leaving one side attached. Spread the chicken open so it is now one even layer. From there, cover with plastic wrap. Lastly, using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound the meat down.
Repeat this with all your chicken breasts. Finally, you can fill with toppings and roll-up. Place the chicken with the seam down.
If you have ever had Hasselback potatoes, you know they are a real treat. In these chicken breast recipes, you use the same prep method. Follow these instructions to prepare your chicken breasts:
To start off, lay your chicken breasts down on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut small slits into the chicken. You must be sure to stop before you cut through the chicken. Keep a small layer intact at the base. Try out one of these fantastic fillings:
When we talk about “grilling” we are usually referring to outdoor cooking. However, if you don’t own a grill – try out a quality grill pan. That will work.
Now, before you start, we suggest bone-in chicken breasts when creating grilled chicken breast recipes. The bone acts as a heat conductor, but also, it provides flavour and stability while cooking.
In terms of cooking, be sure to get your grill nice and hot. This creates those magical grill marks. It also helps to speed up the cooking time which should be around 10-15 minutes. While cooking, flip once and then let it rest. This ensures the juices stay in, keeping the chicken moist and tender.
If you are worried about your chicken drying out, or just want the grill marks, you can also start on the grill and finish in the oven. For this method, try out Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts.
It is also fun to try out different flavours. Or, work with what is in season at the time. Right now, peaches are in season. Check out Bobby Flay’s Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze. It’s a fun combination of sweet and spicy! Not a fan of spicy food? No problem! Just omit the jalapenos.
This month, we gave you a variety of different chicken breast recipes to choose from. It’s a no brainer, chicken breasts deserve to be a part of your weekly dinners. Yet, it’s about more than just taste. Chicken breast is a healthy way to add protein to your diet. It’s lean, making it low in calories. Moreover, it helps to boost metabolism, bones and eye health.
The average boneless, skinless chicken breast contains the following:
Did you know that 80% of calories come from protein in a chicken breast and only 20% from fat? That’s one of the reasons it makes an excellent addition to any meal.
This month, we focused on chicken breast recipes that were the main course. However, chicken breast is perfect for making ahead. Add it to chopped salads or wraps. Grilled chicken is a popular add on for many salads such as your classic caesar salad. Alternatively, you can use leftovers in any of the chicken stir fry recipes we mentioned above.
To conclude, we want to remind everyone the importance of proper handling and cooking times. Always remember to wash your hands frequently. And of course, your cooking surfaces as well.
Any cut of chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees (or 73.8 Celsius) before eating. This is non-negotiable. Unlike things like steak, chicken should always be cooked throughly. But otherwise, it’s time to get creative.
For all your chicken needs, check out our online store. Here, you will find both types of chicken breasts as well as whole chickens. If you are looking to cut costs, ask us how to butcher your own chicken breasts. You can save money and learn a new skill. Call us today!