10 Easy Chicken Recipes You Can Try This Weekend
Chicken is a lunchtime staple for good reason whether it's in salads, soup, or sandwiches. It provides the lean protein that keeps you full throughout the day so you can avoid going to your fridge from time to time. Aside from being a healthy choice, it can be prepared in a number of tasty ways, and we've come up with so many dishes bursting with different flavors and learn new cooking skills. With a variety of options to choose from, your family won't have to eat the same menu for months on end, even if they're begging for seconds!
Spiced Chicken Flatbreads
What could be finer than a warm flatbread filled with delicious chicken, hummus, and feta, along with crispy cucumber and snappy pomegranate seeds? This colorful meal will not only satisfy your cravings but it will also save your time preparing it. These Mediterranean-inspired flatbreads are the perfect meal for an alfresco lunch or dinner on a sunny summer day.
Pesto Chicken Salad
If you opt to eat more healthy and savory lunch, you can never go wrong with Pesto dishes. This super savory chicken salad simply gets tossed with store-bought pesto, toasted pine nuts, and a little fresh lemon. It's easy and so delicious! Rich and tangy that you can try to spread on your crispy crackers too.
Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken
Level up your old version of fried chicken. This baked version of the fried comfort food classic offers all the crunch you want! The secret ingredient is adding flaky cereal as the crust. It's so tasty that it's sure to become a new family favorite!
Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes
Parmesan and panko bring the crunch while bursting Campari tomatoes bring the juice. Bursting Campari tomatoes pair perfectly with parmesan and panko-covered chicken cutlets.
Stuffed Chicken, 4 Ways
Give the weekend staple an overhaul by stuffing it with one of these combos. (Each variation serves 4 and is ready in 30 minutes or less.)
Option 1: green olives, Toasted sliced almonds, fresh dill, lemon zest
Option 2: grated mozzarella, pepperoni slices, fresh oregano, marinara sauce
Option 3: cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, fresh basil
Option 4: French bread, dried apricots, butter, whole-grain mustard
Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash
As each weekend comes to an end, gather your family around the table for a relaxed Sunday. This roast chicken won't ruffle your feathers. Treat yourself and your family to a full-on Sunday-style chicken lunch.
Hoisin Chicken Burgers with Pickled Red Onions
Missing burgers? This savory dish has lots of flavors. Tart, tangy, and sweet, pickled red onions and Chinese hoisin sauce make a surprisingly flavorful but simple topping for lean chicken burgers.
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken
Spruce up your favorite mac and cheese. Instead of the usual cheddar cheese, this satisfying casserole calls for smoked mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, as well as a creamy rosemary béchamel. Add already-made roast chicken to the macaroni to make a perfect match.
Gingery Slow Cooker Chicken with Cabbage Slaw
This slow cooker chicken lunch meal is full of savory and sweet flavor. A fresh cabbage slaw adds a nice crunch. Give your spring dishes a fresh pop of flavor with this ginger chicken that can cook in your slow cooker all day long, served alongside some tangy cabbage slaw.
Rotisserie Chicken and Potato Chowder
If you are craving for some hearty soup, this recipe will keep you full long after you've savored the final spoonful. Adding some crisp bacon will make it more delicious to the classic meat and potatoes combo. This ain't your ordinary recipe—bacon and rotisserie chicken up the ante on this potato chowder meal, making it worthy of weekend family lunch repeats.