Four Ways To Cook Chicken Breast Easily

Quick Tasty Chicken Meals

However much we like to cook, sometimes we don't have a lot of time in between going to work or socialising, so we scrabble about in the kitchen and end up just grabbing a sandwich. Here are four ideas that are quick and easy, and will fill you up. Cooking chicken doesn't have to be time consuming, especially if you use only part of the bird. Whether it be chicken breast, legs or the whole chicken you can easily make loads of tasty recipes in a pretty simple way. Even for me. I say this mainly because I am not much of a patient cook, so these are great.

Stir Fry

Ingredients

Chicken thin sliced breast

Red Onion

Lemongrass

Chopped Chilli

Grated root Ginger

Chinese leaf Cabbage

Fish Sauce

Lime

Coriander

Rice Noodles

Method

This is a quick, simple method that has very little fat, and adds lots of lovely flavor to the chicken. This time I am going Thai. But you can add whichever spice or flavoring that you prefer. Heat a small amount of cooking oil in a wok or large frying pan. Once the pan is hot, add some strips of sliced chicken breast, sliced red onion, finely chopped lemon grass, cut or chopped chilli and grated root ginger.

Then stir fry for five minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Just remember to thoroughly cook the thin strips of chicken. If in doubt cook them a bit longer, maybe five to ten minutes. Then add some sliced greens such as Chinese leaf cabbage or sugar snap peas, and then add a splash of water and cook for a few minutes more until the veg has softened.

Season with a dash of fish sauce and freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice. Then you can add the coriander. Serve with rice noodles and lime wedges to squeeze over. Obviously you can put as much of the ingredients in for your own taste.

Stir Fry Chicken
Stir Fry Chicken | Source
Grilled Chicken with Yoghurt
Grilled Chicken with Yoghurt | Source

Grilling

Ingredients

Chicken

Natural Yoghurt

Crushed Garlic

Cumin and Coriander

Chilli Cayenne Or Turmeric

Method

Most of us diet at some stage, so this technique is good for all you health conscious eaters out there. You do not need to use butter or oil. However you need to protect the chicken from the dry heat of grilling. So for this recipe we are going to use yoghurt. Not only does it make the chicken taste great, but also tenderises the flesh and adds flavor.

Season some natural yoghurt with crushed garlic, and a spice that you prefer. Either cumin or coriander will do, but the choice is yours. Another good idea is to add chilli or caynne and add color with turmeric.

Spread onto the whole chicken breasts and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Then take the chicken and place on the grill rack or pan. Then just cook for 6 - 8 minutes each side until nicely browned and cooked through. Always check that the centre of the chicken piece is cooked. You can then serve with lemon wedges, salad or vegetables. I prefer grilled tomatoes with a bit of basil sprinkled on when cooking. Yum!

Source

Simmering Soup Dish

Ingredients

Tin of Soup Or Packet.

Diced Onion

Diced Carrot

Diced Celery

Chicken Stock or Cube

Parsley

Method

This method is my favorite. It is so quick and easy. And more importantly, it gives the soup time to develop a rich chicken flavor that really enhances the dish.

Now you have a choice between using tinned vegetable soup, or dry packet soup, whichever you prefer. If you use the dry packet soup make sure you soak it for a few hours first, or ideally overnight to make sure the ingredients are reconstituted. Obviously most of you will prefer a tin of soup.

Spritz a large pan with olive oil and gently cook diced onion, carrot, celery and chicken breast for five minutes. Then adding the soup to the pan, cover the chicken and other ingredients with a chicken stock or cube mixed with boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 35 -40 minutes until tender. Serve with chopped parsley.

Chicken in Red Wine Sauce
Chicken in Red Wine Sauce | Source

Baking

One pot baking is a great way to keep all the nutrients and flavor packed into one dish. And the great advantage of it is that you can make a double helping by placing two in the oven at the same tiime, ready for guests or another meal later on.

Igredients

Skinless Chicken Breasts

Can of Cherry Tomatoes

Sliced Onions

Sliced Mushrooms

Crushed Garlic

Bay leaves, Rosemary or Thyme sprigs

Red Wine

Method

Place chicken in an oven proof dish. Then get a bowl and mix together the cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, mushrooms, garlic, your choice of either the bay leaves or Rosemary and Thyme, and a splash of red wine. Just remember the red wine is for the cooking, not drinking! Maybe one glass while making the dish won't hurt!

Pour the tomato mix over the chicken, making sure that the chicken is completely covered. If you would like an extra tangy taste to add to the flavor, sprinkle on grated cheese, preferably a few cubes of Mozzarella.

Bake in a pre heated oven at 200c or gas mark 6 for 20 to 30 minutes. All ovens vary so make sure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly. When its cooked the tomato mixture should have a thick rich texture. This can be eaten with bread just to soak up the lovely mixture, or as part of a main meal.

I can thoroughly recommend this recipe. I have been cheating for years by buying the sauce already made. If you do decide to cheat, make sure its the red wine sauce. Its delicious!

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InTuneWithCooking 4 years ago from Australia

Great ideas! Chicken is the best for a quick meal.


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Chicken is my main meat...along with fish, so I love picking up great recipes. Thanks, voted up.


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

Great! I will bake some chicken breasts tonight and help myself to the red wine. Dinner is going to be awesome.


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thebookmom 4 years ago from Nebraska

We eat chicken a lot. We'll certainly try your soup.


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john000 4 years ago from Superior, Arizona

Another great hub. The instructions are so clear that even I could do it. The red wine sauce chicken is one recipe I will be trying, as I just bought a pack of chicken at the store today.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks, Nell!


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Some really delicious recipes there. Even I might be tempted to try a few.

Cheers Nell.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

We love chicken at our house. Thanks for some new ideas.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Can I say... Yummilicious? :P

If I wasn't stuffed like a turkey I would probably be drooling. :P


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Your recipes all look great. I especially like the stirfry. Thanks.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Intune, thanks for reading, I love chicken at this time of year, nothing better than a broth or stir fry, thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, glad you liked it, the stir fry is delicious, I often make that, thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, lady rain, not to heavy on the red wine, unless you are going to have a drink too! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, bookmom, glad you liked it, good luck with the cooking! thanks nell


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MPG Narratives 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Thanks Nell, great chicken recipes. The breast is the part that tends to go dry and tough if not cooked properly so I'll give these recipes a go, the sound delish!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, john, the red wine chicken is lovely, I eat it on its own sometimes with bread, hope you have a great dinner! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, john, the red wine chicken is lovely, I eat it on its own sometimes with bread, hope you have a great dinner! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Nellieanna, thanks for stopping by, I am so glad you liked it, thanks nell


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

I don't eat meat but I still cook it for family and am always looking out for chicken breast recipes, so thanks for sharing these. I shall book this hub for future reference.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks as always christopher, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

Hi, mary, I am so glad you liked it, and thanks!

Hi, Qudsia, lol! you been eating to much again? ha ha! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Thank you Pamela, the stir fry is one of my favorite!

Hi, MPG, yes I agree, but the yoghurt certainly makes it taste lovely, and doesn't dry it out, thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, tebo, thanks for the book mark, and I am glad you found it helpful, cheers nell


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pftsusan 4 years ago from Eatontown

Very healthy recipes. Voted them up.


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ahostagesituation 4 years ago

Seeing what you've been writing while I was away from HP. This one's a keeper. Very practical easy ideas. My favorite. Good seing you, Nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, pftsusan, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked them, cheers nell

Hi, ahostage, where you been? lol! and its very nice to see you too! I will be over in 2 seconds!


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

Nice tasty dishes, especially for this time of year.


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

These all sound very good. My favorite has always been fried chicken, but recently my wife has been making some really killer baked chicken. I never really thought I would like baked chicken but now I just can't get enough. Wonderful hub.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, chspublish, thanks for reading, I love chicken and try and find as many different ways to cook it, I do love the red wine sauce recipe though, I could eat it every day!

Hi, zzron, it does make a change to try something different, maybe ask her to add the red wine! and a glass or two! lol! cheers nell


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Oh Nell you really are so very clever!! You knew that I was trying to decide what to have for food didn't you ?

Gues what I am having now?? Yes you are right'Simmering Chicken Soup'

You can't tell me how to win the lottery as well can you?

Oh OK! I thought not-lol-

Take care Nell and enjoy your day.

This one has a voye up up and away as well as a bookmark into my 'recipe' slot.

Eddy.


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carcro 4 years ago from Winnipeg

Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes Nell, they all look great and very tasty. Voted up and Awesome!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Eiddwen, lol! glad to be of service! hope you enjoy it and thanks so much as always, nell

Hi, carcro, thanks for reading, I am glad you like them, thanks!


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Nice recipes. Easy enough for even me to follow. Thanks for sharing. (I just have to remember not to drink the remaining bottle of wine while the food is cooking). LOL.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Those first two recipes really caught my eye as we all love Indian spices, yogurt and similar hot dishes in my household. Thanks! They look quick and easy too


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, d. william, I know, it is tempting! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, Green Lotus, I thought the yoghurt would have made it taste horrible, but it is in fact lovely! I always try what I write about, at least with cooking!, lol! and it really is delicious, thanks as always, nell


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh, chicken is my dish, Nell, and I collect recipes for it in a way that can only be described as obsessive. Thanks for these excellent additions...yummy! Soup is not easy to make, but you have nailed it here! :-)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Genna, I love chicken too! lol! I could eat it every day, so thats why I am always on the lookout for something that adds to my collection of chicken dishes, I am still on the lookout for some more! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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akirchner 4 years ago from Central Oregon

Nice ideas for one of our main protein sources - we seem to eat a lot of chicken....cluck, cluck, cluck~ I'm always on the lookout for new things to try so thank you!


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

Oh now I'm soo hungry. Voted up, marked useful, beautiful interesting and book marked


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, you turning into a chicken there? ha ha! glad you like it, and thanks as always, nell

Hi, pmccray, thank you so much, sorry to make you hungry! lol!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Hey, you just read my chicken recipe hub, so I thought I'd read yours! These are all great ideas. I especially love the one with wine, and, yes, I will be drinking the wine while cooking with it! The spices in the stir fry look delicious, too. Your profile is interesting, too. I look forward to following you.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Victoria, the wine recipe is lovely, I grew up eating it, but the sauce was out of a tin, it does make the chicken absolutely delicious, seems we both like chicken! lol! thanks for the follow too, I look forward to reading your work as well, thanks nell


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Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

All of these look delicious. I particularly think I'd like to try the one in red wine sauce, as I love dishes with sauces and gravies—though admittedly sometimes to the chagrin of my wife who is not into gravies and sauces as much as I am.

Considering as well that right now, thanks to the low cost of poultry, there's no shortage of it available to cook in my freezer as we speak.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Springboard, maybe cook the wine chicken and see what your wife thinks? I am sure she would love it, and thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Hi, Nell. How are you today? I hope you always fine and healthy. I love all your recipes above and chicken is my favorite. As usual, I'll show this hub to my mom. Yummy....and delicious! Thank you very much. Thumbs up for you!

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, pras, thanks again, I have just read your hub on cheese, maybe we should come up with a chicken and cheese recipe! lol! I really appreciate you reading it, thanks as always, cheers nell


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

I love chicken and they are great recipes. Thank Nell.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello, thanks for reading, I love chicken too! lol!


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

They all look good to me; I like the stir fry and the baked chicken.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Coolmon, the stirfry is delicious, but the baked chicken with the red wine I could eat all day! lol! thanks again, nell


quick chicken breast recipes 4 years ago

Great Post, thanks. Chicken is teasty @_@


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

We've been cooking more chicken breasts lately because they are healthy. I particularly like the last one with all the onions and garlic. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

These are great. I haven't made chicken soup in a long time. You have inspired me. :) Excellent as always.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

You just made me hungry! Many votes on this one, including up. These look great! Chicken is so versatile. Thanks for the recipes! And congrats on 200 hubs!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Nell ~ Have you been cooking up a storm in the kitchen again. These make my mouth water. Blessings, Debby


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

These are all great recipes Nell. I do a lot of your stir fry recipe, as it is quick and easy. If you don't want to fry, the same ingredients can be put in a bowl, then steam; for about 10minutes. A healthier version but not so tasty as the stir fried version.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much alocsin, I virtually live on chicken, anything such as stews or fried, yum! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, tammy, I love chicken soup, so glad you liked it and thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Victoria, thanks so much, I really need to add the new recipe boxes, something else to do after all my tweaks! haha!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Debby, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

That sounds like a great idea, I haven't steamed for ages, thanks so much for reading, nell


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SilkThimble 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yum - these all sound great, especially the stir fry and chicken with red wine sauce!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, SilkThimble, glad you liked it, and thanks!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I just ate but this is making me hungry! Chicken breasts are versatile and these are some great ideas- I'm going to pin this and try some of these! Great job!


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stayingalivemoma 4 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

Pinned girl!! Keep going, you're on fire....that chicken with wine sauce?....hmmmmmmm looks like I have to go to the grocery store today! Voted up!


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heartexpressions 4 years ago

Thanks Nell these look yummy.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, stayingalive and heartex, glad you liked it, nell


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

This yogurt & chili sauce in the grilled chicken must be delicious .. quite easy to make & healthy as well , I will try it for sure!

Great job Nell , voted up!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mike, thanks so much, yep chicken is probably one of my favorite foods, I eat it most days, thanks!


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Great Hub. I liked all the recipes shared in this hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted Up.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Vacation Trip, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I don't know how I missed this one but I am glad it came around again. Great recipes Nell and I don't know if it's my skinny chicken legs, but I love chicken!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, shared and pinned.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I like chicken in any way, shape or form. I've tried your ideas. Now I'm ready for some chicken soup BUT I'm still waiting for the Florida weather to cool off a bit...still too warm for soup. At least it is for me. Chicken is YUMMY!!


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I love stir fry chicken (and vegies) and this hub is delish! Sharing!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, lol! thanks so much as always, nell

Hi Linda, thanks for sharing it, and yes I love chicken soup especially in the winter, thanks!

Hi CrisSp, Aw thanks! glad you liked it, nell


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Oh boy, the photos look so good, I love the first one best, the stir fry one. i am going to try that one first. Thanks!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks rebecca, glad you liked it. I love cooking chicken, its one of my favorite meals, so I try to make as many things as possible, thanks!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Chicken Breast is my favorite meat dish. I can eat it any way you mention. Wonderful post that highlights this healthy choice.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks teaches, I am making a chicken meal tonight too, I just find it so easy to cook, and I can eat it with so many different dishes, thanks so much, nell

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