Chicken is a wonderfully versatile meat and can be used to create thousands of chicken recipes. In addition to having a flavor mild enough to mix and match with any number of cuisines, it’s inexpensive and a great source of high quality, low-fat protein. It’s a significant part of the Mediterranean diet, and can be used in countless healthy recipes and low-fat recipes. Chicken also works well in crock-pot recipes.
Casserole chicken recipes are a filling and comforting choice, perfect for a cold winter night. And almost everyone knows about the healing power of chicken soup.
Whole chickens can be roasted in the oven or cooked in a crockpot. On sale, whole chickens are often less than a dollar a pound, making them a good economical choice, especially for people who are on a budget. Chicken recipes using whole chicken often include rich and flavorful herbs, enhancing the taste of even a weeknight meal. Roast chicken goes great with rice and steamed veggies for a cheap and healthy dinner.
Other pieces of the chicken can be used in a number of tasty ways. Drumsticks and thighs are often as inexpensive as whole chickens, and kids love them. Season and deep fry for a Southern taste, or coat with buttermilk and crushed corn flakes for a lower fat version. Chicken recipes using wings also come in many varieties. Buffalo-style wings dipped in a dressing are a tasty treat and perfect for a casual afternoon watching the game.