Chicken is excellent for salads, soups, skewers, and stews. This versatility helps enjoy plenty of family-friendly meals. A few of the most loved ones include grilled chicken, chicken tenders and fresh salads paired with side dishes like rice pilaf or steamed broccoli. You can choose from a wide range of options that are easy to make and serve. Chicken is a great choice when you want to add a well-rounded food to your diet since it is rich in protein, amino acids, biotin, magnesium, and phosphorus.

No wonder, the most consumed type of meat in the US was broiler chicken at about 95.6 pounds per capita and is expected to reach around 101.6 pounds per capita by 2031. But rather than preparing everything on your own, you can cook some and hire a trusted catering service for the rest. This article gives you a list of simple yet scrumptious chicken recipes to try this new year.

BBQ Style Chicken

Slathered barbeque sauce on slowly cooked and grilled chicken is probably the most sought-after recipe. You will need 4 pounds of bone-in, skin-on parts like breasts, wings, thighs and legs, kosher salt, extra virgin oil and 1 cup store-bought barbeque sauce. Now oil and salt the pieces, prepare the grill, sear the chicken, grill uncovered for 5-10 minutes and now cook undisturbed for 20 to 30 minutes. Continue until done.

Stuffed Chicken

Chicken breasts, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic cloves, basil, Italian parsley, scallions, fresh spinach, zucchini grated, and artichoke hearts are all you need. Preheat the grill to 375° F and heat oil. Add onions, sauté them, and finally stir in spinach and zucchini. Spread half of the herbs parmesan over divided chicken breasts, top with vegetable sauce and secure with butcher’s twine. Lay them over the mesh grate and cover them with the rest half of the meat. Place on the grill for 25-30 minutes to cook your stuffed chicken to perfection.

Chicken Fingers

These are super crispy on the outside and succulent on the outside. The main ingredients are cornflake cereal, whole wheat melba toast, finely grated Parmesan, fresh parsley, kosher salt, large egg whites and chicken tender. All you must do is combine everything in a shallow dish and whisk the eggs in another. Coat the meat pieces and refrigerate up to 1 hour. Preheat your oven to 425°F, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake the chicken. Season with salt and your favorite sauce and serve golden brown!

Low-Smoked Chicken Wings

Cooking them right will make sure you have perfectly crisp and smoke-flavored wings. You will need split chicken wings, chicken rub, celery sticks, sauce, and ranch. Set the grill to low and indirect heat, place the pieces on a sheet tray and season with the rub. Smoke for an hour after transferring. The last step is putting them on the fryer basket and setting the air fryer to 360°F and cooking for another 5-7 minutes until crispy. Serve with celery, sauce and ranch dressing.

Increasing your protein intake in the form of chicken will enhance feelings of fullness and help maintain lean body mass. Try these recipes at home or simply order takeout to avoid the mess and effort!

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