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Delicious Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a staple item in many households and sometimes, it can be boring to have the same chicken recipes time after time. Check out these delicious recipes that will give a different spin to this staple protein choice.


Cilantro Lime Chicken

Photo Credit: Parker Feierbach

INGREDIENTS:

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

Juice of 2 limes

1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro

2 cloves garlic minced

1/2 tsp cumin

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Cooked white rice for serving


METHOD:

1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let marinate in fridge 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. 


2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425°. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then add to skillet skin-side down and pour in remaining marinade. Sear until skin is golden and crispy, about 6 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more.  3. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.  4. Serve over rice drizzled with pan drippings. 


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Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Photo Credit: Parker Feierbach

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan, divided

1 tsp garlic powder

Zest of 1/2 lemon

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic minced

2 cup baby spinach

1 cup heavy cream

2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 lemon, sliced in rounds and halved

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


METHOD:

1. On a large plate, combine flour with 1/4 cup Parmesan, garlic powder, and lemon zest. Season generously with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with a fork. Dredge each chicken breast on all sides with flour mixture. Set aside.


2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add chicken and sear until golden, 6 minutes. Flip and cook until opposite side is golden, around 6 minutes more. Remove from pan and set aside.


3. Turn heat down to medium and add butter to pan. When butter is melted add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, cream, and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and season with more salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add lemon slices and bring to a simmer and cook until thickened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and simmer until chicken is cooked through,

5 to 6 minutes more.


4. When chicken is cooked, remove skillet from heat and garnish with basil before serving.


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Best Ever Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Photo Credit: Parker Feierbach

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 yellow onion chopped

1 red bell pepper chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp cumin

1 (10 oz) can red enchilada sauce

1 (8 oz) can crushed tomatoes

3 cup cooked shredded chicken

2 cup shredded Monterey Jack, divided

2 cup shredded cheddar, divided

1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

Kosher salt

12 corn tortillas


METHOD:

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and pepper and cook until onion is soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add enchilada sauce and crushed tomatoes and cook until warmed through, 2 to 5 minutes. Set aside 1/2 cup of this sauce for topping the enchiladas.


2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, 1 cup Monterey Jack, 1 cup cheddar, and cilantro. Add 1 cup of the enchilada sauce mixture and toss to combine; season with salt. Add a small scoop of the chicken mixture in the center of 1 tortilla, then roll up and place seam side down in the skillet of enchilada sauce. Repeat with remaining tortillas. 


3. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and melted. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


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