15 Apr

8 Spring Chicken Recipes

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : chicken,  recipes 

Chicken Recipes

Chicken is delicious, whether grilled to perfection, baked in the oven, or cooked in a pan, slow cooker or even a pressure cooker. The best way to cook chicken varies to accommodate each particular recipe, so we’ve divided our recipe round up by cooking method to make it easy for you.

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

The best way to make grilled chicken is to follow your recipe instructions and grill over medium high heat for 7-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Most chicken breast recipes for grilled chicken include instructions for a marinade, and it’s generally best to marinade the chicken for 4-6 hours (unless otherwise specified) to allow plenty of time for the marinade to be absorbed into the chicken breasts. This will also help to keep your chicken from drying out when it is grilled.

1. Grilled Spicy Lemon Chicken

Tender, boneless chicken breasts are marinated in butter, lemon juice and Italian dressing, then grilled to juicy perfection. Serve with grilled asparagus and wild rice. Bon Appetit!

2. Chipotle-Citrus Marinated Chicken Breasts

Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a bright mixture of orange, lime and lemon juice, with chipotle powder, paprika, garlic and olive oil, then grilled over medium heat and served on tortillas with a fresh avocado salsa.

3. Honey Almond Chicken Breasts

Season boneless chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then grill chicken breasts over medium-high heat. When the chicken is almost done, baste with honey and sprinkle almonds over the top. After the glaze sets, remove from the grill and allow to rest for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite rice and steamed broccoli or grilled vegetables.

4. Jerk Rubbed Chicken & Mango-Serrano Sauce

Boneless chicken breasts are rubbed with jerk rub, then allowed to rest for 30 minutes. Grill over medium heat for 12-15 minutes, then baste with homemade Mango-Serrano sauce and finish cooking, turning over at least once. When the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees, remove it from the grill. Baste with Mango-Serrano Sauce once more, then serve with grilled pineapple and coconut rice, or roasted potatoes.

Simple Chicken Recipes

Chicken breast recipes are a staple in most home kitchens, but every chef should have a short list of simple chicken recipes on hand for those nights when time is in short supply. Be sure to read through the entire linked recipe before planning your meal.

5. Artichoke Chicken

Boneless chicken breasts are wrapped around a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese and artichoke hearts, then covered with cream of chicken soup and cream cheese and baked at 350 degrees for 1-1.5 hours. With just 20 minutes to prep, this is one meal you can whip up in no time. Just be sure to account for the cooking time required, and you’ll be in great shape for a simple weeknight dinner.

6. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a homemade teriyaki marinade for 4-6 hours, then grilled over medium heat for 35-45 minutes. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the grill and coarsely chop each chicken breast. Mix with chopped celery, mayonnaise and lemon pepper, and serve on lettuce wraps. With just 20 minutes to prep (aside from the time for marinating), we know you’ll love this fresh, flavorful spring chicken dinner.

7. Chipotle Pomegranate Chicken

Chicken breasts are seasoned with salt and pepper, then sprinkled with chipotle Chile powder to taste and grilled over medium to medium high heat. Baste with homemade marmalade glaze, then close the lid and allow the glaze to set. Once the glaze has set (about a minute or so), remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving as an entree or sliced over a fresh salad.

8. Barbeque Chicken

Fryer chicken is sprinkled with salt, pepper and paprika, then grilled over medium heat for about 30 minutes before turning and grilling for another 15 minutes before basting with homemade barbeque sauce. Grill for another few minutes, and baste again, making sure to allow a good glaze to form. Serve with barbeque favorites like corn on the cob, potato salad or grilled vegetables for a finger-licking-good spring chicken dinner.

Spring chicken or not, you’re ready to whip up some tasty chicken recipes! Tell us your favorite chicken recipe in the comments below, then share with your friends!