Top 10: Fast Chicken Recipes
Chicken in Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce
Grace Parisi steals the flavors from a classic French pan sauce (mustard, tarragon, white wine and cream) for this quick chicken sauté.
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken
Stuffing chicken breasts with goat cheese doesn't seem like a particularly healthy approach. But by using only a small amount of goat cheese and mixing it with chopped walnuts and lemon zest, Annie Wayte creates a dish that's both nutritious and delicious.
Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust
This dish, from chef Ilene Rosen at the City Bakery in New York City, matches chicken with the classic NYC street-vendor combo: pretzels and mustard.
Easy Chicken Fajitas
Eight-year-old Dani Shaub loves making these juicy fajitas—a recipe she based on the ingredient list from a packet of fajita seasoning—because it involves lots of slicing (one of her favorite cooking tasks) and "everyone gets to participate and pick their own toppings," she says.
Indian Pulled-Chicken Sandwiches
Pairing Suggestion: Fruity, aromatic Gewürztraminer.
Sweet Spiced Chicken Breasts with Anisette
Aguardiente de anís, a clear, anise-flavored brandy, complements the cinnamon and other spices in this succulent chicken dish. Use dry aguardiente or substitute Pernod.
Chicken Breasts with Rosemary and Thyme
Chicken breasts are lean but flavorful, especially with the killer pan sauce here. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz discovered the dish that inspired this recipe at L’Enoteca, a wine shop and restaurant in Pietrasanta, Italy.
Baby Brioches with Chicken Salad and Bacon
The classic chicken salad can be bolstered with any number of seasonings, from curry powder or mustard to harissa. To turn these two-bite snacks into mini sandwiches, cut the brioche rolls in half, mound the chicken salad, tomato and bacon inside, and secure with a toothpick.
Sticky Grilled Drumsticks with Plum Sauce
Grace Parisi prepares a wonderfully sticky and nicely sweet glaze of fresh plums and red pepper jelly to brush over drumsticks while grilling. Hot red pepper jelly makes for a spicier glaze; sweet pepper jelly creates a milder one.
Chicken Salad with Cumin-Scented Carrot Raita
A supermarket rotisserie bird right off the spit is wonderful in this Middle Eastern-inspired warm chicken dish. It's a delicious and healthy alternative to a typical mayonnaise-based chicken salad, especially in a sandwich.