Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to chicken? You are not alone! Americans consume 90 pounds of chicken per capita each year, and we suspect that much of that is chicken breasts.
How to jazz up your chicken dinner? Start with quality chicken, choose whole chicken or different cuts (sorry, boneless skinless chicken breast!), and try one of these recipes.
1. Black Truffle Butter Buffalo Wings
Oh, yes we did. Take a classic dish with lots of hot sauce and add the miracle of black truffle butter, and you get our “truffalo” chicken wings recipe. Don’t relegate chicken wings to game day – they make a perfectly good meal anytime of the year.
2. Perfect Roast Chicken
Are you roasting whole chicken, or cooking just the parts? We are huge advocates of whole animal cooking – we think the flavor is better. With a whole chicken you can make stock with the bones, effectively getting all the nutrition and flavor that a chicken offers. Why waste the good parts? And few can resist the succulent, juicy meat and crispy, golden skin of a perfectly roasted chicken.
3. Peri-Peri Grilled Baby Chicken
If you like chicken, try poussin, which is a young chicken so tender and tasty that you may never eat another chicken breast again! Juicy, mild poussin is the perfect vehicle for spicy peri-peri marinade in this easy chicken recipe. Garlic, lemon, oregano, and fresh chilies come together for big flavor pay-off.
4. Lemon & Herb Roasted Poussin with Duck Fat Potatoes
To keep on with poussin, try this version of engagement chicken – you know, that recipe that gets men to propose marriage. In our version, each diner gets their own personal chicken, because we use petite poussin. An easy chicken recipe that delivers big flavor with just few simple ingredients. In an hour you have a charming and delicious dinner for two, just add salad.
5. Duck Fat Fried Chicken Drumsticks
When we make fried chicken, we do it up right. Soak the chicken drumsticks overnight in seasoned buttermilk, then pan-fry in a blend of duck fat and peanut oil. It makes this chicken recipe extra flavorful, crispy, and browned. It’s equally delicious piping hot or served cold, picnic style. Get moving on this one – you are going to love it.
6. Mini Duck Fat Fried Chicken & Bacon Waffles with Sriracha Honey
Keeping a good thing going, here’s a mini version of duck fat fried chicken on a fluffy bacon waffle with a sweet & spicy drizzle. These petite portions are perfect for a party and will have your guests buzzing. The tiny food trend continues!
7. Spicy Cajun-Style Jambalaya
This quick-cooking, one-pot jambalaya recipe is satisfying and super easy to make. Tender chicken breast, shrimp, andouille sausage, and tasso ham create a hearty meal with layers of flavor and texture. It’s the only recipe here that uses chicken breast.
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