Chicken breasts are the healthiest part of the bird as they are low in fat and high in proteins. Chicken breasts are commonly preferred to make a variety of dishes in cuisines across the world. There are many ways to cook chicken breasts.
Chicken breasts are easy and quick to cook and can soak in lot of flavors when marinated with herbs and spices. There are many different ways to cook chicken breasts – they can be baked, grilled, used in pasta and soup, stir fried, used in casserole preparations and much more. This article has step-by-step instructions showing you easy ways to make chicken breasts.
- Buy fresh chicken breasts and clean them thoroughly. Grilling chicken breasts is one of the easiest ways to cook them. Grilled chicken breasts taste delicious especially during summer months. To do this, you need to marinate the chicken breasts in a spice rub or marinating sauce of your choice. It is recommended that you do not cut chicken breasts instead leave them whole when grilling them.
- Marinate the chicken breasts overnight in a spice rub consisting of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and lemon juice. You can also use barbeque sauce or teriyaki or soy sauce depending on your taste. Next, grill the chicken breasts on the barbeque till they acquire a fine brown color on the outside. Chicken breasts usually get cooked quick so do not leave them on the grill for too long.
- You can stir-fry chicken breasts and serve them with rice. For this, cut the chicken into small sized cubes and marinate them with salt and pepper. In a pan, heat some oil and add sliced onions and minced garlic. Let the onions turn translucent and then add the chicken breasts. Season with soy sauce, paprika flakes and allow the chicken to sauté for some time till it gets cooked. Serve hot with fried rice.
- Baked chicken breasts are ideal for winter months and go very well with pasta. For this, rub the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, lemon juice and sprinkle mixed herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary etc. Place the chicken breasts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 30 mintues. You can also bake the chicken topping it with a creamy cheese sauce or tomato based mariana sauce.