Chicken Recipes {The BEST of our FAVORITE Chicken Family Dinners}

Looking for the BEST Chicken Recipes for dinner tonight?  Sick of seeing pretty pictures and trying the recipe only to be ginormously disappointed?  Well search no more, friend!  These are our family’s FAVORITE Chicken Recipes of ALL time.  We’ve tried so many, it’s ridiculous.  Embarrassing, really.   But I mean, chicken is relatively inexpensive, healthy and even PICKY eaters love it.  But the same ole same ole recipe gets old no matter how delish – so we are always trying new ones.  These are our VERY favorites that the whole family always agrees on.  You cannot go wrong with ANY of these.  PIN and save these as you peruse on through for your next family barbecue, party style cook-out or family style cook-in.  So, without further ado – Our Fam FAVE Chicken Dinner Recipes – comin’ atcha!


Chicken Recipes {The BEST of our FAVORITE Chicken Family Dinners}


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I hope you’re hungry and have some chicken thawed – because you are gonna wanna PIN every single one of these winners!  Just click on the image or the link below it to take you to the full amazing chicken recipe.  Bon Appetit!



This street vendor cart style chicken and rice recipe is PACKED with amazing Mediterranean flavors!  It’s super easy and quick to make this recipe at home and turns out absolutely delicious.  Such a simple way to make any day feel like you’re a tourist family on vacation!  The sauce is what really elevates this recipe from “delicious and we really liked it” to “Total keeper – must make again SOON!” status.   Street Cart Style Chicken and Rice – Easy Mediterranean Recipe via Dreaming in DIY






This easy family style slow cooker recipe for chicken tikka masala is going to become your new go-to and standby supper for busy weeknights and lazy weekends.  It’s just so buttery and full of melt in your mouth Indian inspired deliciousness.  The texture and flavor combinations are going to win over even your picky eaters.   If you have time to plan ahead – marinating the chicken overnight is the BEST!  If not, a 20 minute quick and simple marinade dunking is still really, really, yummy.  Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Easy and YUMMY Family Supper Recipe | Dreaming in DIY


This is SO GOOD!!! And it’s ready under 25 minutes! Definitely add this to your dinner rotation.  If you aren’t a fan of avocado, leave it off – you really can’t go wrong with this one.  We absolutely LOVE it.  Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken Dinner Recipe | Cooking Classy


This AMAZING Thai inspired popular dish is easy to make in the crock pot with so much depth of flavor!  This is going to be your favorite new way to make coconut chicken curry for your family at home in your trusty slow cooker.  CLICK HERE or on the image above for the FULL recipe (with quick and easy and version for more depth of flavor):  The BEST Easy Coconut Curry Crock Pot Chicken Family Dinner Recipe | Dreaming in DIY


This is a flavor explosion!  If you love the Cheesecake Factory’s version you HAVE to try this.  We think it’s better than theirs but dang near exact.  Chicken Madeira {Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe}  | Chew Out Loud




Layers of ham, chicken, dijon alfredo sauce and swiss cheese in delicious single serving cups!  It takes minutes to throw these together and only 10 minutes to bake.  They are SO delicious and make the perfect lunch, dinner or appetizers.  Get the full printable easy recipe here:  Chicken Cordon Bleu Cups Recipe via Dreaming in DIY 


365 Ways to Cook Chicken: Simply the Best Chicken Recipes You’ll Find Anywhere!  by Cheryl Sedeker 




I dunno what it is about these exactly that we love the most.  That the individual roll-ups are the perfect portion size, the out of this world homemade garlic alfredo sauce…or that they are so crazy EASY and delish?!  We could just blame it on the bacon.  But really – it’s all the things.  Combined.  You’re gonna flip.  Chicken Bacon Garlic Alfredo Pasta Roll-Ups Recipe | The Recipe Critic



This recipe is SO EASY!  The butter sauce this creates….is freakin’ AMAZING, you guys.  We have to talk ourselves into making something else for dinner every once in awhile…but this is what always  comes up first when we ask what everyone wants.  That it’s simple is a bonus!  Lemon Butter Chicken – Easy Crisp-Tender Chicken in Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe | Damn Delicious




If you want the most INCREDIBLE Marinade for Chicken ever to hit the planet – THIS!  This is the stuff you want.  It’s SUPER EASY and creates SO much amazing flavor.  Your chicken will be incredibly moist and sinfully delish.  The BEST Chicken Marinade Recipe EVER | Mom on Timeout

Chicken Recipes {The BEST of our FAVORITE Chicken Family Dinners}



These are our {especially the kids’}  ALL time favorite chicken tenderloin skewers!  Luckily, we don’t care what time of year it is – we are down to grill.   When you read the ingredients – you’ll want them.  Like, now.  Crowd Pleaser Honey Chicken Skewers {EASY & DELISH} Recipe | Landeelu



101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes  by Victoria Steele


If you’re itchin’ to grill you up some chicken breasts – this is BY FAR our favorite recipe to marinate them and just throw them on the barbie!  Barbee?  Anywho…  Once you’ve had this easy and flavorful grilled chicken recipe, you’ll understand.  They are perfection!  We’ve considered trying it with turkey but haven’t yet.  If you do, let us know how it turns out!   Orange Dijon Grilled Chicken Recipe | Plain Chicken



Top 50 Most Delicious Chicken Recipes  by Julie Hatfield




If you want fall off the bone, tender perfection, “how is this even possible” delicious chicken {That is really fun to make and wave at and stuff!} – then you HAVE to try this.  We make ours in the oven most of the time like the recipe says.  But SOMETIMES we get extra cray cray and cook it on low on the BBQ out back.  Either way it’s mind blowingly DELISH!  We make it SO often we got one of THESE racks made specially for beer can chicken.  We’ve got our eye on this  DOUBLE Beer Can Chicken Cooker rack.  We could easily make two so that we MIGHT have leftovers for once.  The alcohol cooks out of it, but if you’re worried at all, you can do it with soda.  It’s still reaaallly good, but not AS good, in our opinion.  Our Favorite Baked or Grilled Beer Can {Beer Butt} Chicken Recipe | How Sweet Eats


I never thought I’d say this – but I srsly LOVE this even more than coconut shrimp.  There, I said it.  That should stop the shame spiral.  I didn’t think it was possible either, you guys!  This is SO easy and oh em gee delish.  Dip these bad boys in pina colada sauce and take your tastebuds to beachy tiki hut heaven!  Crispy Coconut Chicken Recipe | Num’s The Word

Does your family have a favorite that we missed?  We’d LOVE it if you’d send us a copy!!!  Cuz, mmmmmm… chicken.

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Happy Cooking, friends!

And don’t forget to pick up some Command Cord Bundlers HERE for THIS trick:  Since we’re in the kitchen – I also have to share with you my FAVORITE hack of all time!  When you go to put away your small appliances – these  Command Cord Bundlers are the BEST!  They are so cheap and check it out: here


Pick up some of these awesome Command Cord Bundlers – No more wrapping the cord around your mixer or other small kitchen appliances, thanks to this simple command hook hack!

While you’re here – check out these MOUTH-WATERING Burger Recipes we found.  It’s the ultimate list for the BEEF lovers {and even a really delish looking veggie burger one!} in your crew!  CLICK HERE or on the image below to give them a look and be crowned GRILLMASTER this summer:


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CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

Chicken Tikka Masala is an extremely popular Indian stew that’s made with chunks of tangy grilled chicken all wrapped up in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce.


I can’t believe that I had never shared a recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala with you guys before. I mean, if like me you’re a huge fan of Indian food, then Chicken Tikka Masala is undoubtedly the first recipe that you need to learn, and even perhaps know by heart.

In case you’re not familiar, Chicken Tikka Masala is an extremely popular Indian stew that’s made with big chunks of tangy grilled chicken all blanketed in a deliciously creamy, spicy tomato sauce.

Of course, there must exist about 2 million different recipes and methods for making Chicken Tikka Masala out there, and a lot of them are probably much closer to the authentic Indian dining experience than mine will ever be. Again — I’m not Indian, so I don’t claim to be a specialist at cooking Indian food…

Still, I think that this version is VERY tasty, super easy to make at home and is close enough to the real deal that it’ll have you want to stay in and make your own, from time to time.

Or perhaps all the time!



You will need to plan a little bit ahead of time, since the chicken needs to marinate in a mixture of yogurt, lime juice, garlic, fresh ginger root and a great big assortment of fragrant spices.

The first thing you’ll want to be doing is mix all those spices together in a bowl, and then prep the rest of your ingredients.


Then, in a large mixing bowl, you’ll want to combine your pieces of chicken, yogurt, lime juice, minced garlic and ginger, and about half the spice mix you just made.

Toss well, until all the pieces of chicken are completely coated in the yogurt mixture and send that to the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until the next day.



When you’re ready to eat, melt a few tablespoons of ghee in a sauté pan set over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook it, stirring occasionally, until it’s slightly softened and golden, about 3 minutes.



Reduce the heat to medium-low then stir in the remaining spice mix; add the crushed tomatoes and water and bring the sauce to a boil.



Reduce the heat, cover the pan partially by placing the lid slightly askew and maintain a slow simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 25 minutes.



While that’s happening, get busy cooking the chicken. Start by setting your oven to broil and then place a rack in the top position.

Thread the pieces of chicken onto metal skewers and place the kabobs across a dark roasting pan. Try to get the skewers to rest on the edges of the pan in such a way that the chicken doesn’t actually come in contact with the bottom of the pan.

If the kabobs were resting at the bottom of the pan, the chicken would end up sort of boiling and wouldn’t char quite as nicely — You’re wanting your pieces of chicken to become nicely charred, for maximum flavor!



Place the pan directly under the broiler — the closer the better — and cook the chicken until it’s nicely charred, which should take about 15 to 20 minutes total. You’ll want to flip the kabobs once about halfway through cooking.

Note that you could also grill the kabobs on an outdoor grill, if you had access to one!



Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skewers and then add it to the tomato sauce, along with the cream.

If you’re not big on the idea of using heavy cream, you could very well use coconut milk instead. While not completely authentic, it would no doubt confer a nice, slightly sweet and somewhat exotic flavor to the dish!



Give the dish a good stir, place the lid back on and let it all simmer for an additional 5 minutes.



Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the chopped cilantro (or parsley, if you’re not a fan of cilantro) and serve with cooked basmati rice if desired.

Me? I like to top mine with a little dollop of plain yogurt and then hit it with a little squirt of lime juice…

Talk about yummy!


Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is an extremely popular Indian stew that's made with chunks of tangy grilled chicken all wrapped up in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce.


 Course : Main Course
 Cuisine : Indian
 Prep Time : 15 minutes
 Cook Time : 25 minutes
 Marinating Time : 1 hour
 Total Time : 40 minutes
 Servings : 6
 Calories : 493 kcal
 Author : Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

The chicken and marinade

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-1/2" to 2" pieces (about 1.25kg | 2.75lbs)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger

The spice mix

  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt I use Himalayan salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper

The sauce

  • 2 tbsp ghee storebought or homemade
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley plus more for garnish

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Instructions

  1. Make the spice mix by mixing all the spices together in a small bowl.
  2. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, ginger, and about half the spice mix you just made. Toss until all the pieces of chicken are completely coated in the yogurt mixture and refrigerate for at least an hour, or up to overnight.
  3. Melt the ghee in a sauté pan set over medium-high heat; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it's slightly softened and golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low then stir in the remaining spice mix. Add the crushed tomatoes and water and bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover partially and simmer the sauce until slightly thickened, about 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the chicken: set your oven to broil and place a grill in the top position. Thread the pieces of chicken onto metal skewers and place the kabobs across a roasting pan. Try to get the skewers to rest on the edges of the pan so the chicken doesn't actually come in contact with the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place the pan directly under the broiler and cook the chicken until it's charred, about 15 to 20 minutes total, flipping the kabobs once halfway through cooking.
  7. Add the cooked chicken and cream to the sauce, place the lid back on and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the chopped cilantro (or parsley) and serve with cooked basmati rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tikka Masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 | Calories from Fat 225
                     | % Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g : 38%
Saturated Fat 13g : 65%
Cholesterol 201mg : 67%
Sodium 635mg : 26%
Potassium 1271mg : 36%
Total Carbohydrates 15g : 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g : 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 49g : 98%

Vitamin A : 21.8%
Vitamin C : 24.7%
Calcium : 11.5%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

source: thehealthyfoodie.com

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