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Amazingly Good Chicken Recipes

Updated on June 27, 2013
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I Love Chicken

I repeat, I love chicken. Think about it. What's not to love? It is amazingly versatile. You can fry it, bake it, grill it, boil it, broil it, use it in soups, casseroles, stews, stir frys, and so many other ways it boggles the mind.

I have included some really great chicken recipes for your viewing and using pleasure. Hope you like them.


Dark Meat vs White Meat

The age old question, Which is better for you - dark meat or white meat is a puzzler for some. As for me, I'm for the white meat all the way. Some say it's dried than the dark meat and the dark meat is much juicer. Personally, I just plain like the taste of white meat better.

FACT:

  • An average roasted chicken leg contains 12 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein, and 3 grams of saturated fat.

While...

  • An average sized chicken breast has 5 grams of fat, 43 grams of protein, and 1 gram of saturated fat

FACT:

  • . A 3 ounce oven roasted skinless chicken leg has 151 calories

While...

  • A 3 ounce piece of oven roasted skinless chicken breast has 142 calories

FACT:

  • Dark meat is richer in riboflavin

While...

  • White meat is richer in niacin.

FACT:

  • A 3 oz. serving of baked chicken leg quarter contains 108 calories from fat.

While...

  • A 3 oz. serving of baked chicken breasts contains 81 calories from fat.

FACT

  • A 3 oz serving of baked leg quarter contains 110 mg of cholesterol.

While...

  • A 3 oz serving of baked breast contains 80 mg of cholesterol.

FACT:

  • There is 21 grams of protein in baked leg quarter.

While..

  • Baked breast contains 26 grams of protein.

FACT:

  • 3 oz of baked chicken leg quarters contains 2%DV iron.

While...

  • 3 oz. of baked chicken breast contains 0%DV iron.

All of the nutrition facts for the 3 oz chicken pieces are based on chicken with the skin still attached.

Amazingly Good Chicken Recipes
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Chicken al la Sue

Ingredients:

1 good sized avocado

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp I Can't Believe it's Butter

2 tsp pre-minced garlic

1 cup whipping cream

3 tbsp chicken broth

1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro

seasoned salt, to taste

paprika

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel, pit, and thinly slice avocado lengthwise. Place in shallow bowl and pour 3 tbsp of the lemon juice over avocado.

Melt butter over medium heat, add garlic and cook until soft.

Season chicken to taste with seasoned salt.

Add chicken to garlic pan and cook over medium heat until golden brown.

Remove chicken to a baking dish.

Drain lemon juice from avocado and add to garlic pan along with remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice, whipping cream, and chicken broth.

Boil for about 5 minutes over high heat.

Arrange avocado pieces between chicken pieces, pour sauce over both, and sprinkle with paprika and chopped cilantro.

Bake uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes or until sauce is bubbling.

Serves 4

Note: This dish is great served with a side salad and crusty french rolls.



Make Ahead Chicken

Ingredients:

2 to 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

1 tbsp curry powder

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

The evening before you plan to bake and eat chicken place it meaty side down in a baking dish.

Mix rest of the ingredients and pour over chicken.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

The next day before baking preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Turn chicken over so the meaty side is up.

Recover and bake for 1 hour.

Remove chicken from oven and baste with sauce in pan.

Place back into oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Note: Serve with boiled potatoes and a mixed garden vegetable medley.

Chicken Artichoke Bake

Ingredients:

2 1/2 - 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken

1 tsp seasoned salt

1 - 2 cups water

1 small jar artichoke hearts, drained

3 tbsp margarine

3 tbsp flour

1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs

1 tsp thyme

Directions:

Place chicken pieces, seasoned salt and water in a large pan. Make sure the water covers the chicken.

Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Cool chicken in pan. When chicken is cooled save stock.

Place chicken in a large casserole dish and drop in artichoke hearts.

Melt butter and blend in flour until it is smooth.

Gradually add 1 cup of the stock you set aside, simmer, stirring constantly until thick and smooth.

Stir in cheese and let it melt.

Pour sauce over the chicken, sprinkle with bread crumbs and thyme.

Dot chicken with small pieces of butter.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Note: Serve with brown rice and steamed asparagus.


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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dinkan53,You'll love the Chicken a la Sue. Yjere's something quite special about it.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Interesting facts and is very informative. One of the coming days I’ll give these recipes a try, especially the 'Chicken al la Sue'. Voted up and interesting.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      moonlake, we eat a lot of chicken in our home also. I'm always on the lookout for a good chicken recipe.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      They all sound so good. We eat lots of chicken. Will have to try some of these. Voted Up and more.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Entourage, let me know which recipe you try and how you liked it. Thanks for the comment.

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      Stuart 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Those are some amazing facts, I had no idea that the (less lean) chickens had so much fat, and the amount of protein that chicken has is very enticing. I look forward to trying this recipe tonight.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      SallyTX, try them, you'll like them.

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      Sally Branche 5 years ago from Only In Texas!

      Great, easy recipes! Voted up and useful! ;D

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tina, I love facts - any kind a long as they are not well known. The recipes are really good. You'll enjoy them.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      These recipes really sound amazingly good! Chicken is one of my favorite meat and I will definitely try these recipes. Interesting facts!

      Tina

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      pstraubie48, it is delicious. You're going to love it. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      hi ...o yum, i am so glad i have had my sweet potatoe dinner tonight or i would be on the way to the market. Chicken a la Sue sounds divine. I must go in to town tomorrow so will be stopping by the market to purchase items needed to try this dish. thank you for sharing.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      auktionator, your quite welcome.

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      auktionator 5 years ago from Zuerich

      OK, Thanks for clearing up :-)) I never make a difference, but, of course, the usage may be different. Tx for great receips!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      auktionator, the dark meat is the legs and thighs and the white meat is the breast and wings. I love it all.

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      auktionator 5 years ago from Zuerich

      Wouwhh, great recipes, thank you so much :-)) Now, I am a little bit intrigued: What is your understanding of DARK and WHITE meat? Thank you and keep up your good work!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      ehsan121, thanks. I'm always on the look out for new chicken recipes.

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      ehsan121 5 years ago from Karachi

      Chicken is my favorite too.

      Voted up for this hub:_

      Thanks

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Don, the chicken artichoke is delicious. I agree chicken can be mixed with just about any type of food and come out great.

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      Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      The chicken artichoke bake sounds fantastic. Chicken lends itself to being seasoned with a tremendous variety of flavors.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jackie, chicken is one of our favorites here at home also. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes myself. Thanks for dropping in.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good, chicken is a favorite at our house and we love learning different ways to use it. Thanks!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Eiddewen, thank you. Have a wonderful Holiday.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another to vote up and bookmark.

      Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      bingskee, if you try it you might like it. Thanks for the comment.

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      we usually do not bake chickens. but i am all for the white meat!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Om, I am partial to both wings and breasts. I love hot wings. Especially when dipped in ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      These are very interesting facts and recipes. Sounds like the breasts are a bit healthier to eat than the legs, but my most favorite part of the chicken is actually the wings! :)

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Minnetonka Twin, you're sure to find a favorite. Let me know how you like them.

      femmeflashpoint, I am always looking for new ways to fix chicken. It's the best meat there is, especially the white meat.

      Sally's Trove, my husband is a dark meat lover. Between us none of the chicken goes to waste.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DonnaCosmoto, I have always thrown caution to the wind and eaten the white meat. It was a nice surprize to read the nutritional values.

      tebo, the make ahead chicken is one of my favorites. It quick and easy to make.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      prasetio, I'm with you. I love chicken. I'm always trying something different with it.

      anginwu, White meat is my favorite too. I hope you find the recipes useful, they really are delicious.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      TY for the stats on dark and white meat. I'm an unabashed dark meat lover because, as you say, I just like the taste better! These recipes sound awesome, especially the Make Ahead Chicken. All prep is done...just pop in the oven the next day. Super!

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      KKG - you hit my favorite food button with this hub, lol.

      And, since I'm not a dark meat or chicken skin fan, I'm always eyes foreward and ears pricked for new recipes for white meat.

      Excellent hub and thanks for sharing1

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for all the great chicken recipes. I can never get enough. Bookmarking this and will try one this week for sure. Hit all buttons except for funny :-)

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      tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Some different chicken recipes. I like the sound of the Make Ahead Chicken for ease and I think the people I cook for would like the flavours. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Oh, boy, these sound good and I really appreciate the nutrition information! I'm tired of eating chicken legs and thighs when I prefer the white meat, so now I can enjoy my favorite and feel nutritionally righteous. I'm also thinking the make-ahead chicken could save my life on those days when we are meeting ourselves coming and going to get to all the appointments and extra-curricular activities. Will it freeze? Voted up and useful.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I'm with you--I prefer white meat all the way. I love your recipes and it's fun to learn how to cook chicken in different ways since chicken is one of my favorite meats. Rated up.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy this recipe. I love chicken very much. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up and useful. Cheers..

      Prasetio