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Why chicken dishes make an excellent dinner

Updated on July 25, 2010

Chickens provide one of the most abundant sources of meat. Since chickens are domesticated, the supplies seldom run out in the market. It is one of the most common poultry and we are supplied daily by its eggs, body meat and even the inside body parts.

The chicken’s meat is healthy as compared to other types of meat. With the exception of its skin (which contains more cholesterol than the other parts), it has a low amount of fat which is safe to eat if it's not taken in excess.

Since this poultry costs less, you will find it easy on your pockets to cook a hearty chicken meal. Chicken dishes are easy to prepare. They are made for any occasion, depending on your ingredients and your preference. If you have a guest coming over who is a vegetarian, then certain chicken recipes are also available. If you are not choosy with the food you eat (perhaps those extra cholesterol won’t hurt), then you can also prepare an all-chicken menu fitting for your taste. Food choices are endless when having a chicken as a meal.

Need a quick and easy chicken meal?

There are a lot of easy chicken dishes you can learn to cook. Here, I will give you one of them;

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic

½ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 tablespoons vinegar

2 chicken breasts

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat pan then add vegetable oil. Sauté garlic and onions in medium heat. Add chicken, heat until it turns brown on both sides. Add soy sauce and vinegar (you can add some more depending on your taste preference). Cover. Add salt and pepper to taste. Wait for the sauce to thicken. Serve.

Your guests will love this rich flavor. Not only is this dish easy to cook, it's also really quick to prepare.

More than just the usual menu

Chicken pasta is a favorite meal in almost all parts of the world. In addition to the supreme taste of the chicken, the pasta itself is a widely in-demand item in the menu book. It has evolved all throughout the years, and many people are still experimenting on combining the two items together. The preparation ranges from simple to complex.

This dish is prepared in every way possible. A perfect combination of spices, sauces and the right kind of pasta gives a distinct taste. Since chicken can adapt to any taste, it is a preferred in almost all chicken pasta dishes. Spaghetti, fettuccini, penne and the usual wide-noodled lasagna are already part of the usual recipe.

Some of these dishes is the chicken pesto which is a nutritious meal composed of basil leaves and vegetables crushed and sprinkled on top of a cheesy fettuccini. The sliced chicken meat is added for more flavor. This is a healthy meal since the vegetables contain vitamins necessary for the body’s immunity. Another dish which comes in handy is the chicken pasta roll. This is made by rolling the chicken and other contents (the same found in pizzas) inside a lasagna. This food is ideal to serve in parties since it doesn’t need utensils. It is also an excellent dish to serve children who are fond of carrying their food while playing.

If you want to serve a convenient chicken dish, the chicken casserole is the one for you. This dish can just be popped inside the oven and you get yourself an instant dinner. It can be served in family meals and can also be good additions to your casual evening parties.

See, a lot of things can be served out of your favorite poultry. It can be a dull “not that chicken-again” evenings or an exciting “yay! chicken!” depending on your own cooking preparation.


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    • profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      You guys might wanna try how to cook chicken adobo, an excellent filipino dish..

    • TexasT profile image


      8 years ago

      Yum, I love chicken recipes.

    • profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks :)

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      8 years ago from Holland

      Man, now I'm really hungry.

      Delicious hub! :)

    • MirandaJohansen profile image


      8 years ago

      Great Hub! I might try this recipe out over the weekend.

    • profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks. yeah the one i posted above is one of my favorite dishes. just quick and easy :)

    • cmuckley profile image


      8 years ago

      The recipe above sounds delicious, and the picture is making me hungry!

    • Kathryn S profile image

      Kathryn S 

      8 years ago

      I prefer chicken over red meat. As a matter of fact, we had bbq chicken last night and malibu chicken tonight. We just usually change up the side dishes and salads so everyone is happy. Great hub!


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