Best ways to prepare slabs of chicken?
March 31, 2008 1:24 AM Subscribe
I've been trying to make chicken dishes that don't rely on the usual pasta or rice+sauce+chicken combination. I have not been successful. I'm looking for chicken recipes and techniques that rely less on pasta and rice, and more on imparting flavor to the chicken itself.
posted by !Jim to food & drink (50 answers total) 82 users marked this as a favorite
The main problem I've run into is that the boneless, skinless chicken breasts I typically use dry out very easily, and really need something to give them flavor. As an example, I recently coated some chicken in rosemary (and salt\pepper, etc.), browned it in a pan, and baked it. This was very bland. With pasta\rice focussed dishes, the sauce and carb provide a lot of the flavor, with the chicken providing more texture.
I actually have decent recipes for lemon chicken, and for spicy chicken, so I'm mostly interested in more of the savory type recipes.
Some things I'd like to see in particular (just to give you more info):
- Basic recipes and tecniques that can be modified or built upon according to whim
- Vegetables integrated as part of the dish, rather than as a side
- Relatively few ingredients (5-7 ish)
- Neat combinations of spices
Book and website recommendations are also welcome.