Extraordinary Chicken Recipes for Regular Days

Chicken is very popular for everyday dishes since it is very easy to cook considering that you don’t need to spend so much time making it tender. However, since people usually prepare chicken recipes, they tend to overdo a lot of recipes making their meals very monotonous and boring. From fried chicken, chicken stews, and other conventional chicken recipes, you should discover other chicken recipes to turn that chicken into something special for your family even during regular days. Here are some of the extraordinary chicken recipes that you can prepare:

Roast Chicken

1. Special Chicken Kebabs

This chicken recipe combines lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce and corn syrup for a flavorful chicken. Follow the steps below for that extraordinary grilled chicken skewer:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

Steps:

  1. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, corn syrup, garlic powder, sesame seeds, salt and vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Marinade the chicken in the mix in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Prepare your outdoor grill.
  3. Prepare your marinated chicken into skewers. Alternate chicken with onions, mushrooms and green bell pepper.
  4. Boil the marinade for 10 minutes.
  5. Grill the chicken skewers for 15 minutes with frequent turning to prevent overcooking. While grilling, baste the chicken with the cooked marinade.

2. Special Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a perfect meal for the weekend, but you can reinvent it by using chicken. But if you just don’t want to cook longer, you can use rotisserie chicken so you can have your tacos in less than a quarter of an hour.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups store bought rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded
  • 8 corn tortillas

Steps:

  1. Place the tortillas on a flat surface.
  2. Evenly distribute the chicken, tomato, avocado, and cheese on the tortillas.
  3. Sprinkle sour cream on each taco and garnish with chopped cilantro. You can also squeeze a little bit of lime if you desire.
  4. Serve immediately while tacos are still crunchy.

3. Roasted Chicken Patties

If you love burger patties and crab cakes, then make it less of cholesterol by making healthy chicken patties. This recipe is also very inventive because you can actually use left over chicken roasts.

Ingredients:

Patties:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups leftover or store bought rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded
  • 1/2 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg

Sauce:

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Steps:

  1. Mix garlic, mayonnaise and cilantro in a food processor for one minute. The mixture should be light green in color and smooth. Set aside covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine chicken, jalapeno, cheddar cheese and egg in a large bowl. Mush the mixture until it holds together when squeezed. The mixture can actually make 6 patties.
  3. Fry patties in medium heat for 5 minutes or until golden brown in color.
  4. Serve with the sauce.

Chicken dishes can be ordinary, but when reinventing them, they make your regular seem just that little bit more special.

Matthew Carlson is a student in culinary arts and focuses on developing chicken recipes in his free time. For more chicken recipes, you can look into Shahiya recipes.

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