Chicken Recipes

7 Ultimate Chicken Recipes to Eat When Famished

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Updated on January 12, 2024

Reviewed by Noha Basiony

Nothing can beat your hunger than a hot, tender, and juicy piece of chicken served alongside close-to-the-heart sides of sauces, veggies or soups. Luckily, chicken recipes are so numerous and diversified that you can never get bored of them. Nowadays, chicken recipes from worldwide cuisines have become so popular that you can almost never find a recipe similar to another. So, for all chicken lovers out there, be ready for a chicken fiesta of 7 ultimate chicken recipes to eat when famished or out of dinner ideas. 

1. Roast Irish Chicken Supreme Recipe

As the famous chef Michael Symon once put it, “Eating chicken without skin is like riding a bike without wheels”. From its name, “Supreme,” you can tell what type of dish it is. The term “chicken supreme” generally refers to the fine part of the chicken, which is a boneless, skin-on breast, usually with the first wing joint attached. What is unique about the Irish version of the chicken supreme recipe is the incorporation of butter and thyme, which are flavours commonly used in Irish cuisine. 

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless skin-on chicken breast 
  • Fresh Thyme 
  • 3 Tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 pieces of porcini gnocchi dumplings
  • 1 piece of butter confit leek
  • A handful of porcini and wild mushrooms
  • A handful of wilted spinach
  • A cup of roast chicken cream sauce
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

To Prepare the Porcini Gnocchi

  1. Turn some Maris Piper potatoes into a dry mash and season it with salt and pepper. 
  2. Rehydrate the porcini mushroom by adding it to the water of the boiling potatoes to concentrate the flavour. 
  3. Mash the potatoes, mix them with one whole egg and bring the mixture together by adding rice flour and potato starch until you get a firm and shapeable dough. Shape it into small dumplings.

To Prepare the Confit Leek

Cook the leek slowly in garlic, thyme, rosemary and butter.  

Instructions

  1. Season the breast with salt and pepper and place it skin side down in a medium-hot pan oiled with olive oil. Let it cook until the skin is golden and crispy.
  2. Turn the chicken breast skin side up, cook for a couple of minutes, and then add the butter, garlic and thyme. Use a spoon to splash the chicken on both sides with the butter to infuse it with the herby flavour. 
  3. Insert the pan into a hot oven for 6 minutes until fully cooked. Make sure to get it out after 4 minutes to splash the breast top side with the herby butter sauce. 
  4. Add the gnocchi and leek in a medium hot pan with some oil and let them cook until they get a golden crust. 
  5. Add the rehydrated wild porcini mushrooms into the cream sauce and, in a pot, bring them up to a simmer.
  6. Add a couple of butter to the gnocchi and leek pan, season them with salt and pepper and let it cook in the oven for a couple more minutes. 
  7. Wilt the spinach for 20 seconds in a medium-hot pan with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  8. Serve your dish by adding the spinach, chicken supreme, gnocchi, mushrooms, mushroom cream sauce and garnish with a couple of watercress leaves. 

2. Roasted Spatchcock Chicken Recipe

7 Ultimate Chicken Recipes to Eat When Famished

Despite looking a little sophisticated, it is one of the easiest one-pot chicken recipes that you can prepare. First, you need to learn how to spatchcock a chicken, which you can easily do using kitchen sheers to cut the chicken’s backbone, then flip the chicken breast side down to score the sternum and help flatten the chicken. You are now ready to get cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 small chicken
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley   
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 12 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 tsp pepper
  • 2 lbs of medium red potatoes
  • 8 oz of brussels sprouts
  • 3 medium carrots

Instructions

  1. Move your hands underneath the chicken skin to separate it from the meat. 
  2. Season the inside of the chicken with 12 tsp of salt and a pinch of pepper. 
  3. Mix the butter with the flavours and spread it underneath the skin. Message the skin to help the mixture move to tight areas. Spread some mixture over the chicken skin.  
  4. Preheat your oven to 425 F degrees while preparing the veggies. 
  5. Season your veggies with salt and pepper and place them around the chicken.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes until all is golden and fully cooked.

3. Marry Me Chicken Recipe

7 Ultimate Chicken Recipes to Eat When Famished

As you can tell from the name, it is one of the most delicious and romantic dishes you can have with your loved ones. Rich with flavours and herbs infused in a heavenly creamy sauce, this dish is going to drive your taste buds crazy. Complement this dish with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice, and your dinner is ready.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs thin chicken breast pieces 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 12 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 1 12 cups heavy cream
  • 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Fresh basil
  • 13 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 cup all-purpose flour 
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by seasoning the chicken with onion and garlic powders, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. Add a little bit of the previous seasonings to the flour. 
  3. Coat your chicken pieces with the flour mix and then place them in a preheated pan with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. 
  4. After the chicken breasts are fully cooked, remove them and in the same pan, add another 1 tablespoon of butter, diced onions, minced garlic, and pepper flakes and stir for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the chicken stock. Stir to combine and let the broth simmer until it is reduced to half. 
  6. Add the cream, some fresh basil leaves, and the parmesan cheese, which is going to thicken the sauce. 
  7. Finally, add the chicken and let them simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish the pan with extra basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

4. Barbecue Chicken Recipe

7 Ultimate Chicken Recipes to Eat When Famished

Barbecue chicken is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any outdoor gathering or family meal. The key to achieving that perfect blend of smoky flavour and juicy tenderness lies in the marinade and cooking technique. Whether you’re using a charcoal grill or a stovetop pan, the right preparation can elevate your barbecue chicken to new culinary heights.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cloves
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp vinegar
  • Some applewood soaked in water

Instructions

  1. Use your pestle and mortar or your coffee grinder to grind the spices. 
  2. Add the oil and vinegar to bring all the flavours together.
  3. Puncture your chicken and soak it in the marinade. 
  4. Place your chicken skin side down on the hot side or the direct heat area of a preheated barbecue grill.                                          
  5. Cook each side of the chicken legs for a few minutes until they turn brown. 
  6. Place the chicken in the indirect heat area of the barbecue.  
  7. Place some applewood over the coal to get some smoke out and enhance the flavour. 
  8. Put the lid on and let the chicken cook slowly for 40 minutes.
  9. Take the chicken out, glaze them with barbecue sauce, and then place them back into the cool area of the grill for an extra 5 to 10 minutes until they are sticky. 
  10. Serve it with sliced hot chilli and lemon beside rice or flatbread, and enjoy!  

5. Salt and Pepper Chicken Recipe

Salt and pepper chicken is a simple yet flavorful Taiwanese dish; however, you can find it mostly in Chinese restaurants. The magic lies in the crisp texture and the seasoning: just the right amount of salt to enhance the meat’s natural flavours and freshly cracked black pepper for a subtle heat. This uncomplicated recipe serves as a versatile base, allowing you to pair it with a wide array of sides and sauces.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless chicken thighs sliced into quarters
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • Sliced red and green chilli
  • Salt and pepper

The Coating

  • 12 cup of corn flour cornstarch
  • 34 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese five spice (a mixture of star anise, cassia, fennel, clove and ginger)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 roughly chopped spring onion

Instructions

  1. Mix the coating ingredients and sprinkle the mix over the chicken thighs. 
  2. Let the oil get hot before cooking the chicken to become crispy.
  3. Add the chicken quarters one at a time so they do not stick together. Let them fry for 5 minutes while turning on each side to cook evenly.
  4. In a separate pan, add one tablespoon of oil, the onion, the chilli and then a quarter of a tablespoon of salt and pepper. Fry for 2-3 minutes until the onion softens.
  5. Reduce the heat and add the garlic and the spring onions. 
  6. Add the fried chicken to the vegetables and stir for an extra minute. Turn off the heat and serve.

6. Piri-piri Chicken Recipe

7 Ultimate Chicken Recipes to Eat When Famished

Piri-piri chicken is a mouthwatering fusion of simplicity and spice, a culinary journey that takes you straight to the vibrant flavours of Portuguese and African cuisines. The salt grounds the dish, while the piri-piri sauce delivers a fiery kick that’s both aromatic and tangy. Ideal for grilling or oven-roasting, this recipe delivers a chicken dish that’s perfect for spicing up your dinner.

The Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 10 large garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 6 Thai bird chillis (reduce the amount if you prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 14 cup vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 Chicken drumsticks

Instructions

  1. Blend the marinade ingredients until smooth, and pour half the amount over the chicken. Let the chicken legs marinate overnight for ultimate results or for at least one hour in the fridge.
  2. Cook the other half of the marinade over medium heat until the oil comes to the surface and the aroma is all over the kitchen.
  3. Spread the chicken legs on a sheet pan lined with aluminium foil and stick it into a preheated oven of 450 degrees for 25 minutes.   
  4. Serve the chicken beside a bowl of piri-piri sauce, chips, flatbreads and green salads.

7. Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

You can never have enough chicken dinner ideas, but this one is so special with its Mediterranean flavours and smokiness will drive everyone crazy. Serve it beside some delicious lemon and herbs rice, and your dinner will sound like fancy restaurant dishes.

The Marinade Ingredients

  • 13 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 14 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 chicken thighs

To Prepare the Rice, you will need:

  • 12 diced medium onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon zest (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 12 cup basmati rice (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 12 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 12 tsp kosher salt
  • 14 cup finely chopped dill, oregano, parsley (you can use basil, thyme); just pick 2 or 3 of your favourites.

Instructions

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients and pour it over the chicken. Let them set in the fridge for at least one hour before spreading them in a casserole dish. 
  2. Bake them for 40 to 45 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven.
  3. In a pan, add some vegetable oil, and when it is medium hot, add the onions and let it sautee for a couple of minutes until it is translucent.
  4. Add the garlic, lemon zest and rice. Sautee it for another 1 minute. 
  5. Add the stock, lemon juice and salt. Stir and bring it to a boil. 
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer covered for 12 to 15 minutes. 
  7. Remove the rice from the heat and let it rest for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  8. Before serving, add the herbs and mix well.
  9. Serve the chicken and the rice alongside some vegetables of your choice.

Chicken recipes are all over the internet. They are easy to make, delicious and incredibly filling. Make sure to try each of these recipes, and you will be praised by everyone who tries them. So, prepare your chicken, put your apron on and get your hands dirty with some out-of-this-world chicken recipe ideas.

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