For those who choose to include meat in the diet, chicken is a choice that is a source of protein and really very versatile. Of course, it can be pretty bland, and if you eat a lot of it, it’s really easy to get bored of that humble meat.
The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to make your chicken much more interesting so that you can keep enjoying it. Sound good? Check out the finger-lickin’ chicken tips below:
If you want to make your chicken taste amazing without adding sauces, then brine it. This is a really simple way of making your plain chicken taste moist, delicious, and just a little bit salty. Cut through saltiness with a little lemon juice and some fresh rhyme and I can guarantee you that it will taste amazing no matter how you serve it.
Make a curry
We tend to think of curries as being rich and thick, like this great Thai red curry chicken recipe can attest, so we might not think of curry as being good for us. Actually, the spices in curry are a source of antioxidants, and you can add a lot of different vegetables to your curry dish as well. There are many curry recipes that are rich in nutrients. So, if you’re looking to add a punch of rich, spicy, and complex flavor to your chicken, turning it into a curry is a good way to do that.
Make a marinade
The obvious way to add more flavor to your chicken is to marinate it in something tasty before cooking it. There are so many great chicken marinades out there that there is something for everyone, but if you are looking for a healthy chicken marinade option, then you simply cannot go wrong with a delicious orange cumin marinade.
Simply mix orange juice, the zest of an orange, soy sauce, garlic, cumin, and a little olive oil to taste for a fresh, zingy taste sensation that will blow your mind and make you think completely differently about bland chicken in the future.
If you eat a lot of chicken breast as part of your diet, chances are you are getting a little bored of it, but you can let yourself fall in love with it all over again by stuffing it with something tasty. From spinach and tomatoes to feta cheese, garlic, and broccoli, there are a number of healthy combinations you can use to bring more depth to your chicken breast dishes that will not cause you to pile on the pounds, and which will add even more nutrients to your dish.
Glazing isn’t just for donuts – chicken tastes amazing when it is glazed too. What do you glaze chicken with? Your favorite BBQ sauce is a good option because, although it might be high in calories and sugar in large quantities, you really only need a little of it to create a glazed effect on your chicken, which means you get all of the flavor with almost none of the calories. Not a fan of BBQ? Any sauce with a similar consistency should work just as well. Simply brush a little on while baking or grilling and it will taste great.
Bake it with cornflakes
Okay, so this may sound a bit odd, but you can make a kind of fake fried chicken by coating your chicken breast with egg and rolling it in a mixture of cornflakes and fried chicken spices before baking in the oven. The cereal coating gets really crispy and delicious, and the chicken stays juicy and tender. It really does feel like eating out at your favorite local chicken restaurant when you tuck in.
Barbequing chicken is a really simple way of adding that delicious smoked flavor that elevates plain chicken to something a bit more special, and it is so easy to do if you have a barbeque in your yard. Serve with hummus and pitta, as well as a fresh side salad and it will taste just as good as anything else you might be craving, and provide a lot of nutrients.
Chicken is a high-protein food that also contains vitamins and minerals we need and is a versatile option for those who eat meat. The top tips above will help you to make the most of it and enjoy every meal!