chicken dinner' always meant a special meal, something the kids looked forward to. Probably that's how the "winner winner chicken dinner" saying came about. Chicken Tikkas, Chicken Dum Biryani, Murgh Mussalam, Malai Tikka, Chilli Chicken and Manchurian are all reminiscent of cherished family dinners. For the moms too, cooking chicken wasn't really a tedious task. It took only about a few minutes to rustle up delicious curries, stir-fries, roasts and bakes, and have every member of the family gleaming with delight.
Being in the healthier category of meats, chicken is a preferred choice for dinner meals at home. It can be cooked in a number of ways (baked, braised, steamed, boiled, roasted, curried) and the best part is that it effortlessly blends in with different kinds of ingredients and spices. While in India, chicken curry is among the most loved dinner dishes, which is either teamed with piping hot steamed rice or soft rotis, other preparations like chicken pie, chicken roast, baked chicken and grilled chicken make way to the table for a wholesome meal, especially for those who are watching their weight.
In the markets these days, there are different cuts of chicken to suit your fancy - boneless, breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks, etc that you can use each type to prepare various dishes at home. To save time, you can do the prep the night before - marinate the chicken pieces and then quickly cook them before dinnertime. If you are looking for ways to spruce up dinner meals at home besides the regular curries, we present our 10 best chicken dinner recipes to help you out. From Indian-Style Baked Chicken to Chicken Tagine and Enchiladas, we bring you lip-smacking recipes from across the globe that are guaranteed to make dinnertime at home the favourite part of the day.
1. Grilled Chicken Escalope with Fresh Salsa
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Chicken marinated in home-made spice powder and green paste. Grilled to perfection and served with a fresh salsa of grapes, spring onion and cherry tomatoes.
Grilled Chicken Escalope with Fresh Salsa2. Chicken MascarponeRecipe by Chef Ritu Dalmia
Chicken breast stuffed with a creamy mascarpone cheese filling. Cooked in the oven or barbecued and served with a white wine sauce.
3. Chicken Tagine and Couscous
Recipe by Chef Joey Mathew
Dig in this healthy couscous with the goodness of pomegranate and mint. Served with an easy to make chicken tagine cooked with preserved lemons, saffron and olives.
Chicken Tagine and Couscous4. Chicken in White Wine and GarlicRecipe by Chef Manju Malhi
Tender chunks of chicken and bacon tossed in the flavors of garlic and white wine. Full of flavor and absolutely delicious!
5. Grilled Herb Chicken Breast with Honey and Asparagus6. Indian Style Baked Chicken
Recipe by Chef Tara Josh
A gorgeous recipe with grilled chicken marinated in honey, thyme, lemon and served with crisp asparagus and potatoes.
(Also Read: How to Make Chilli Chicken Recipe in Hindi)Grilled Herb Chicken Breast with Honey and Asparagus
Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
A delicious baked chicken recipe with a yogurt-based marinade. You can spice it up for more bold flavours.
7. Coconut Chicken Curry
Recipe by Chef Suravi Patnaik
A creamy chicken curry with coconut milk and mild spices. Comforting and pleasurable at once!
8. Chicken Enchiladas Coconut Chicken Curry
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A popular Tex Mex recipe - rolled tortillas stuffed with creamy, cheesy chicken filling, drizzled with a tangy tomato sauce and baked golden.
9. Spicy Parmesan Chicken
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Dig into this cheesy, spicy chicken! Coated with a Parmesan cheese batter, chicken breast is fried crisp and served with freshly home-made tomato chutney.
Spicy Parmesan Chicken10. Chicken CrumbleRecipe by Chef Manju Malhi
Tender chicken mingled with a creamy coconut sauce and topped with breadcrumbs. Chicken Crumble is the perfect supper recipe!
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