Knowing how to bake chicken may seem like a no-brainer, but delivering a total showstopper to the table is an art. After all, this mealtime staple can sometimes get a bad rap for being bland or unexciting. So bust out that pack of raw chicken breasts, wings, or thighs currently occupying prime real estate in your freezer, and let’s get cooking.
We’ve gathered the best hacks and recipes for taking your chicken game to the next level. Not sure how to bake chicken wings for that perfect crispy texture or how long to bake chicken thighs so the meat stays juicy? We’ve got you covered, and can promise a fight over the leftovers each and every time.
Evenly-sized meat ensures even cooking: It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that meat portions varying in size will cook at different rates, so try to buy chicken pieces of equal size whenever possible. For example, if you’re buying chicken breasts, select cuts with an even thickness and circumference. If you find your grocery store’s chicken selection to be less than ideal, cut pieces down at home to keep things uniform.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! With 13 mouthwatering recipes to try, you’re guaranteed to make everyone happy at the dinner table. From Italian-inspired chicken breasts to spicy, sage-rubbed drumsticks, we’ve got you covered every day of the week.
Baked, not fried, these wings are downright addictive. The genius “secret sauce” is made with ingredients you probably already have on-hand like ketchup, paprika, and apple cider vinegar.
No sauce or gluten required! These flavorful wings use coconut flour for a delectable, crispy texture and include an aromatic blend of spices for richness.
This one-pan recipe is a must-have for your weekly rotation. The moist, tender chicken breasts are bathed in flavor, thanks to zesty cherry tomatoes, oregano, basil, and of course, garlic.
These chicken breasts are anything but bland! Turn up the heat with spicy, garlicky hot chile paste blended with honey and lemon, then cool your tastebuds with a soothing dollop of yogurt-mint sauce.
Lunch just got interesting with this sweet and spicy Asian-inspired recipe. Part sushi roll, part burrito, the wrap uses a toasted nori seaweed wrapper, sushi rice, and shredded rotisserie chicken.
Oh-em-ghee this roasted chicken breast recipe is full of rich flavor. Buttery ghee combines with bone-in chicken breasts and root vegetables for a savory, hearty dish that warms you from the inside out.
Chicken breasts were made for chopped salads, and this recipe has it all: Tender chunks of chicken, salty feta, crunchy cucumber, and a citrus-garlic dressing.
Perfect for a big family gathering, this update on roast chicken tastes as good as it looks. The meat practically falls off the bone thanks to a zesty citrus marinade and the orange-anise glaze seals in the juices.
Flavor is more than skin-deep with this clever drumstick hack. Slather butter with sage, garlic, and chile spices under the skin and enjoy the finger-licking results.
This no-hassle, one-pan recipe pairs tender chicken thighs with seasonal veggies for an all-in-one meal that’s both easy and delicious.
Don’t let the title throw you! A tagine is simply a slow-simmered Moroccan stew made with a selection of vibrant spices. This recipe calls for bone-in chicken thighs, lemon slices, and olives and is the perfect companion for quinoa or any grain of your choosing.
Let’s face it: Everything is more delicious when wrapped in bacon, and the same is true for chicken thighs. Add in some Bartlett pears and brie (unless you want to keep it Paleo), and you’ll earn raves with this winning dish.
This mustard-herb marinade not only delivers mouthwatering, tangy flavor but the total cooking time is just 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal.
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