Crack Chicken: Called 'Crack Chicken' because
apparently, this is an addictive dish. Let's
see, chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and bacon: Yes, I believe that
combination is actually the same chemical compound as crack, just more
Classic Indian Butter Chicken: Take most of the butter out of Butter Chicken? Yes, this
actually works! No need to brown the chicken first— the
amazing Indian sauce drenches the chicken chunks in spicy goodness. Serve with
naan bread or rice and a salad with a tart vinaigrette and Bob's
your uncle! Image via Half Baked Harvest
Chicken Burritos Bowl: Who needs Chipotle? Seriously, this conglomeration of
chicken, cheese, rice, beans and Mexican spices makes eating a home-cooked meal
a whole lot more appealing.
Paprika-Rubbed Whole Chicken: It's sorta crazy to
think of serving a whole chicken from the slow cooker, but why not? It will be
utterly falling off the bone, though so don't
expect a table side carving opportunity. The sparse ingredients let the chicken
goodness shine through.
Chicken Fajitas: OK, so no one will bring these fajitas to your dinner
table on a sizzling platter, but they taste SUPER good and are
ridiculous easy to make. Serve with rice and black beans and you are living la
Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken: I am loving the fact that this recipe calls for soda
pop— that's so old school,
granny-style, community cookbook-ish. Its savory and sweet and garlicky and
gorgeous. Chicken thighs would be juicier than the called-for chicken breasts,
but it's totally up to personal taste.
Lemon Artichoke Chicken: This sounds like something that would served in heaven. If
you love artichokes, or even that devilishly delicious artichoke dip, then this
recipe is right up your alley: chicken,
marinated artichoke hearts, lemons and white wine. It's
not too good to be true—it's dinner.
Chicken and Sausage: With a dreamy-creamy mustard and wine sauce, and the kick
of Andouille— this is more of a
grown up fave. Make it kid-friendly (and not as spicy) by substituting sweet
Italian sausage or smoked Kielbasa for the andouille.