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Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes

Orange Chicken Meatballs

These Orange Chicken Meatballs are a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be served with brown rice and sautéed snow peas. They’re super easy to make, crazy flavorful and everyone loves them!

Orange Chicken Meatballs
You’re going to love these tender and flavorful orange chicken meatballs! They’re everything you love about orange chicken but quicker, easier and a whole lot healthier! These orange chicken meatballs have quickly become a family favorite.

They’re healthier than the classic dish, without all the frying, but still pack all of the flavor we know and love. Serve with brown rice and sautéed snow peas for a quick and easy weeknight meal that you don’t have to feel guilty about!

How To Make Orange Chicken Meatballs

 

  • Let’s start with the meatballs. These meatballs are amazing in this dish but can also be great all by themselves without the orange sauce and can be served with veggies for a healthy meal. But let’s get back to this recipe. In a very large bowl, combine the chicken, bread crumbs, scallions, ginger, garlic, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Sriracha, and salt until evenly incorporated.
  • Form the mixture into 1 1/2 -inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with foil and greased with cooking spray.
  • Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 13 to 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar.
  • Set a large skillet, with high sides, over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add in the ginger, garlic, and chiles. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the rice wine vinegar, the orange juice mixture and the orange peels. In a separate bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch water into the orange sauce, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and gently toss until evenly combined. Cook for about a minute or so longer to warm the meatballs through.
  • Serve the meatballs with cooked brown rice and sautéed snow peas or green beans. Garnish with fresh sliced scallions right before serving.
  • I don’t have a recipe for the snow peas because it’s so simple. Just heat sauté with a bit of oil and season with a pinch of salt, black pepper and fresh lemon juice. Cook until bright green and tender. It shouldn’t take more than 3 to 5 minutes.

Orange Chicken Meatballs

These Orange Chicken Meatballs are a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be served with brown rice and sautéed snow peas. They’re super easy to make, crazy flavorful and everyone loves them!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Meatballs:

  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • cup thinly sliced scallions plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

Sauce:

  • ¾ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice from about 4 medium oranges
  • 4 to 6 1-inch orange peels (from the oranges before juicing)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 3 to 4 red Thai chiles or dried arbol chiles
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • cooked rice and sautéed snow peas for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the chicken, bread crumbs, scallions, ginger, garlic, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Sriracha, and salt until evenly incorporated. Form the mixture into 1½ -inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 13 to 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar. Set a large skillet, with high sides, over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add in the ginger, garlic, and chiles. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the rice wine vinegar, the orange juice mixture and the orange peels. In a separate bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch water into the orange sauce, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and gently toss until evenly combined. Cook for about a minute or so to warm the meatballs through. Serve over brown rice and sautéed snow peas and garnish with sliced scallions.
Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is juicy, flavorful chicken coated in parmesan cheese, flavorful spices and of course, lots of garlic. It is the perfect dish for easy weeknight dinners. This quick chicken and rice recipe is not only tasty but it uses ingredients you likely have on hand!

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken and rice is great way to take easy on your meal budget. For a family of four or five, you can get by with just a pound, or a pound and a half of chicken and several cups of rice. You can also use this as a meal prep by dividing the entire meal into four equal portions and storing them in ziplock bags frozen or refrigerated.

How to Make Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Garlic parmesan rice with chicken is very easy. First is cooking the chicken: Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat (about 5 minutes per side until nicely browned). Use a lean chicken tenderloins or chicken tenders, or you can also use skinless and boneless chicken thighs here. Remove and set aside
Then making the Saucy Rice: Add garlic, wine, chicken broth and RICE to the pan. Wine and garlic will flavor and coat every morsel of rice as they slowly cook together. Once the rice is ready then add the chicken back to the pan. After that add the Parmesan.
Serve it with the healthy addition of Cranberry, Walnut and Spinach Salad, or delicious Avocado Salad.

What Kind Of Wine To Use

Always use a dry white wine, such as chardonnay, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc for recipes and cooking. Don’t use sweet wines such as mostcato or white zinfandel.

Don’t use a “cooking wine”. The saying that you shouldn’t cook with wine that’s not good enough to drink is great advice, but you don’t need to break the bank either. I usually spend about 10 bucks a bottle for the wine I keep around.

If you don’t drink wine, consider buying a 4-pack of mini bottles. Use one for your recipe then save the remaining bottles for future recipes or give them away to friends.

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Best Non-Alcoholic Substitutes For Wine In Cooking

White Wine Vinegar is an ideal substitute for dry white wine. Made from white wine, it has many of the same flavor characteristics. Minus the alcohol. In this recipe you should start with 1/4 cup vinegar + 2/3 cup chicken stock.
Never use Rice Vinegar! the result was simply miserable

Chicken or vegetable stock. Substitute stock for white wine entirely if not a fan of vinegar.
For extra flavor, try mixing a tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of stock

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is juicy, flavorful chicken coated in parmesan cheese, flavorful spices and of course, lots of garlic. It is the perfect dish for easy weeknight dinners. This quick chicken and rice recipe is not only tasty but it uses ingredients you likely have on hand!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio
  • 1 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 ½ cups white rice uncooked
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Sauté chicken tenders until nicely browned and just cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter, garlic, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the empty skillet and sauté garlic for a couple of minutes on medium heat.
  • Turn heat to medium high and add white wine. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside 3 tablespoons of pan sauce to use later.
  • Add uncooked rice to skillet with remaining butter sauce. Stir well - make sure it's completely covered. Add chicken broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring mixture to a low boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir several times while it's cooking
  • Sprinkle parmesan over rice then arrange chicken tenders in skillet over rice. Cover, remove from heat then let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle reserved 2 tablespoons of pan sauce over chicken tenders when serving and garnish with parsley.
Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

This honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe is full of chicken and broccoli, all coated in the easiest sweet and savory sauce. So easy and quick one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Amazing healthier dinner option that the whole family will love!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

If you’re looking for a quick meal, asian style dishes such as chicken and green beans, chicken and asparagus stir fry are wonderful options, and this flavorful honey garlic chicken is one of the recipes I love to made. I love stir frys because they are quick and easy. Perfect for a busy weeknight. This is a super easy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes! Everything is made in one pan making for an easy clean up.

They are also very versatile and can be made in many different ways depending on what you have on hand. I made this chicken stir fry with lots of broccoli. You can always substitute the broccoli with carrots, bell peppers or cauliflower!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

First, you need to heat the oil in a large skillet. Add in the broccoli and sauté until tender and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Then remove from the pan, set aside and continue to cook the chicken.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Cook the chicken in two batches to ensure it gets crispy and caramelized on the outside. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Meanwhile in a small bowl combine soy sauce, water, honey and sesame oil. Add the sauce to the pan along with the broccoli. Mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce has thickened.
Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

 

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

This honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe is full of chicken and carrots, all coated in the easiest sweet and savory sauce. So easy and quick one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Amazing healthier dinner option that the whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  • Add in the broccoli and sauté until tender and caramelized, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan. I cook my chicken in two batches to ensure it gets crispy and caramelized on the outside.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl combine soy sauce, water, honey and sesame oil.
  • Add the sauce to the pan along with the broccoli.
  • In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.
  • Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.

 

Casserole Recipes/ Chicken Recipes

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole

This Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole is the best dinner recipe for family. Nothing is much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It’s packed with healthy carrots, green pepper and onion and uses simple ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole

Making This dish is so simple, just takes less than an hour from start to finish, perfect for a weeknight dinner, especially if you use leftover rotisserie chicken. The leftovers are just as good too making it great for lunch throughout the week!

This recipe is ready in these easy steps : Prepare the rice a roni as directed on the package; Add veggies, cream soup, sour cream, chicken and black pepper; Spread in the baking dish and smother with all the delicious cheese; then Bake

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole

Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

This Crack Chicken and Rice Casserole is the best dinner recipe for family. Nothing is much better than this delicious comfort food casserole! It's packed with healthy carrots, green pepper and onion and uses simple ingredients like leftover rotisserie chicken, rice a roni and cream of chicken soup!
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 box chicken rice a roni or any boxed rice and pasta mix
  • ½ cup green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup onion finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Cook the rice a roni according to package directions, adding the carrots, green pepper and onion in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Stir in the cream soup, sour cream, chicken breast and black pepper. Remove from heat.
  • Spread the rice mixture evenly in the baking dish. Cover with cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes then serve!
Chicken Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

This incredible Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce will be your perfect dinner experience! So simple to make for the weeknight dish! With just 30 minutes of total work, this family dinner recipe is easy, quick and delicious!

Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Treat your family and friends with some flavorful and delicious restaurant quality chicken pasta dish. We all love good creamy pasta dish any night of the week Combined creamy white wine parmesan sauce, it will make your dinner super special. I used dry Pinot Grigio white wine to make my creamy chicken pasta, which produced an excellent flavor for the sauce. When cooking with wine, never use “cooking wine”. Cooking with a regular drinking wine will always give you a better tasting dish because the quality is much higher. Creamy Italian chicken pasta dishes benefit greatly in flavor when the wine is added during the cooking process. Using a good quality drinking wine is such an easy way to create a tasty creamy chicken pasta dish!

Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

To make this Creamy Chicken Pasta, I am using spaghetti but 10 oz of your favorite variety will work just as well (linguine is always a popular option to make an Italian Chicken pasta tasty!). For the chicken, you will need 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts. Use thin chicken breasts. If you can’t find thin ones, just butterfly thick ones.

If you don’t plan to serve this creamy chicken pasta right away, you can make it in advance to serve later. In fact, the flavors will develop even more as it sits! However, keep in mind that the pasta will absorb a lot of the sauce. Therefore your dish will be less creamy if you make it in advance and store all the ingredients together.

Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

This incredible Creamy Chicken Pasta in White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce will be your perfect dinner experience! So simple to make for the weeknight dish! With just 30 minutes of total work, this family dinner recipe is easy, quick and delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved horizontally and paper towel dried
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Pasta

  • 12 oz of spaghetti

Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion or use 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

Cooking Pasta

  • Cook according to your package instructions in salty water. I like pasta that is neither too hard nor too soft, so I always cook it Al Dente. Drain, but do not rinse.

Cooking Chicken

  • Make sure to cut chicken breasts horizontally to make them thin. Paper towel dry the chicken.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Stir well to blend. Using a fork or tongs, coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture by pressing into the mixture with tongs and then flipping the chicken over to coat the other side. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, place flour coated chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, turning once between cooking, about 8-10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Preparing the Sauce

  • Add butter, diced yellow onion and minced garlic cloves to pan. Cook on medium high until onions and garlic are translucent, about 2 minutes. Next add chopped scallions and tomatoes. Add 1 tablespoon flour to pan and whisk to combine.
  • Now add heavy cream, wine, Italian Seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. Bring mixture to a simmering point and then add ½ cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. Use a whisk or a wooden spoon and mix it in until you have a smooth mixture.

Finishing

  • Add cooked pasta to the skillet with the sauce and stir to combine on low heat for 2-4 minutes. Taste and add salt, if needed. Return chicken to skillet on top of the pasta and allow it to warm up for an additional 5 minutes.
  • SERVE chicken either on top or next to pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Chicken Recipes

The Best BBQ Chicken Thighs

Seasoned to perfectìon, ìncredìbly tender and juìcy ìnsìde, and covered by a layer of delìcìous caramelìzed crìspy skìn. These baked bbq chìcken thìghs are the best i’ve ever made for weeknìght meal!

How to make the best baked BBQ chìcken thìghs?

For the best BBQ chìcken, we should used dark meat, whìch ìs chìcken legs or chìcken thìghs. Dark meat tooks longer to cook, so ìt perfect for bbq, because the best bbq meat ìs usually long & slow cooked. I prefer usìng Chìcken Thìghs, because I thìnk they are the most flavorful and juìcìest chìcken parts. Although for thìs recìpe you can use chìcken wìngs or breasts as well, just sìmply adjust the cookìng tìme.

These amazìng oven-baked bbq chìcken thìghs only need four sìmple ìngredìents. These are genuìnely the most delìcìous baked BBQ chìcken thìghs I have ever made. You’ll fìnd hard to belìeve that they’re not grìlled. The only thìng mìssìng ìs the lack of that smoky flavor that gìves away the fact that these are baked, but I guarantee that they’re the most tasty, flavorful & juìcìest chìcken thìghs recìpe you’ll ever taste.

The Best BBQ Chicken Thighs

Follow these sìmple steps for the ultìmate baked bbq chìcken. Fìrst, you wìll need to bake the chìcken thìghs at a very hìgh heat. Use bone-ìn chìcken thìghs wìth skìn on. ì cooked at 450 degrees F. You may need to make adjustments to fìt how your oven bakes. Use bakìng powder (NOT baking soda) to get crìspìer skìn.

Once the skìn ìs nìce and crìspy, brush the thìghs wìth your favorìte BBQ sauce and contìnue cook agaìn for a short whìle. Thìs wìll make the sauce thìckens and caramelìze, that wìll create more ìntense flavor. Just do not apply the bbq sauce too early, because bbq sauce contaìns sugar and ìt wìll burn ìf cooked for too long. Cookìng on convectìon wìll helps wìth caramelìzatìon of the sauce, creatìng some charred spots on the thìghs, that makes the taste lìke grìlled ones.

The Best BBQ Chìcken Thìghs

The Best BBQ Chicken Thighs

Seasoned to perfectìon, ìncredìbly tender and juìcy ìnsìde, and covered by a layer of delìcìously caramelìzed crìspy skìn. These baked bbq chìcken thìghs are the best i’ve ever made for weeknìght meal!

Ingredients
  

  • 12 chìcken thìghs bone-ìn, skìn-on
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon bakìng powder

For the BBQ Sauce :

  • 3/4 to 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 4 cloves garlìc pressed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven on 450F convectìon for 20 mìnutes.
  • Sprìnkle salt, pepper and bakìng powder over the chìcken thìghs. Gently rub the thìghs wìth your hands to evenly spread the seasonìngs.
  • Arrange the thìghs on a bakìng sheet, lìned wìth foìl and fìtted wìth a coolìng rack. Usìng a coolìng rack ìs optìonal but wìll help wìth keepìng grease off the thìghs.
  • Baked BBQ Chìcken Wìngs - Step 2 - rubs seasonìngs for even coverage.
  • Bake the thìghs at 450F convectìon for 20 mìnutes. The thìghs should be browned and have a crìspy skìn.
  • Baked BBQ Chìcken Wìngs - Step 3 - baked on convectìon untìl very crìspy.
  • Combìne the BBQ sauce, hot sauce and pressed garlìc ìn a large bowl. Add cooked chìcken thìghs and toss. Transfer back to the bakìng sheet and bake for an addìtìonal 10 mìnutes at 450F convectìon.
  • Baked BBQ Chìcken Wìngs - Step 4 - smother wìth BBQ sauce.
  • Remove the thìghs from the oven and serve ìmmedìately wìth your favorìte sìde dìsh.