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Spice up my chicken rutt?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

So im in a taste rutt, i buy a lot of chicken, mostly because it is really cheap near me. 

 

Chicken breast is my go-to, i was wondering if anyone could suggest recipes for unique/exotic chicken meals.

 

I am looking for something other than:

Italian seasoning on chicken with pasta.

Taco seasoned chicken and rice

teriyaki seasoned chicken.

 

 

I have most basic seasonings, but i can find some more exotic seasonings places near my house. If you have a favorite tasty recipe please share it with me.

 

I'm so bored with my current selection.

post #2 of 15

Those all do sound a little boring if you eat them often.  When I need inspiration for an ingredient my first go to is www.tastespotting.com

It has wonderful blog recipes from all over the world.  Just do a search on that site.

 

One of my favorite things to do with chicken breast is a very quick chicken leek stroganoff.  The recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution cook book.

 

- 1 large leek, sliced

- a big handful of mushrooms, sliced

- 2 chicken breasts, sliced into finger sized strips

- olive oil

- a pat of butter

- a glass of white wine or vermouth

- salt/pepper

- handful fresh parsley

- 1 cup heavy cream

- 1 lemon

 

1. In a large frying pan on high heat with oil and butter add the leak, white wine, a small glass of water and a good pinch of salt and pepper.  Let it bubble away for 5 minutes covered loosely.

2. Add the chicken and the mushrooms and the cream and parsley.

3. Let it simmer gently for 10 minutes

4. Add the lemon at the end 

 

Serve over rice

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post #3 of 15

Chicken Parm is easy, many recipes on the net. One of my go to methods for chicken breast is to season it, a light coat of flour, pan fry in 1/2 inch of oil, drain then serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo etc. You could make chicken strips too by using the same method but cut the breast into smaller pieces. Poach it in a little white wine or chicken stock then fine chop for chicken salad. Season it however you like and broil it then slice and serve on a salad.

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

@Koukouvagia: thank you for this recipe, I will definitely try this out, sounds interesting.

 

@MaryB: Thank you for the recommendations, I did not list it but I do chicken parm and chicken strips/nuggets all the time. But thank you for replying and offering advice.

 

I was raised on Italian food, and while I Love it, eating it constantly can get boring.

 

I was wondering if anyone had recipes from: The Caribbean, India, China, Japan, Philippines. Or pretty much any recipe for chicken with intense flavor without being only heat.

post #5 of 15

What about a Chinese five spice rub ?

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post #6 of 15
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@petalsandcoco : I have used Chinese 5 spice, unfortunately i have not used it again since i got it from the store. This is because my wife was not a fan. thank you for your suggestion.

post #7 of 15

Have you tried Exotic Pomegranate Chicken? One of the dish served to us when we were in Brisbane. I really love the blend of spices because it worked so well together with the pomegranate juice. The little bite from the peppers and sweetness from the juice. Pair it with rice and broccoli and it would surely complete your dinner.

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post #9 of 15

Forgot one of my standbys for chicken. Slice into bite size pieces, marinate for 1 hr in soy, sesame oil, rice vinegar, onion, garlic, seasonings of choice. Drain and stir fry the chicken until part way cooked. Remove from pan and add the veg of choice and cook, return the chicken and marinade when the veg is about half done and finish. You can add some chicken stock and thicken if you want some sauce or serve as is with the little bit of natural juices.

post #10 of 15

Koukouvagia,

 

Did you join Tastespotting.com.?  I'm always fearful of joining because of who or what will invade my computer.  I visited but did not join. The recipes look really good.

 

Lily

post #11 of 15

Jerk chicken, absolutely love it with yellow rice and spicy black beans. Use the leftovers for Jerk Chicken Arancini. Curry?, thousands of curries, personally like Jamaican Curry, it's also great as a marinade for grilled or smoked recipes, make a ton of stir frys, cordon bleu, divan, pot pie and or turnovers, enchiladas      

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post #12 of 15


First  why don't you buy some boneless/ skinless thighs. Today the way chickend are bred they almost appear like white meat. Pound them lightly.

They are more moist then breast and are less money.

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post #13 of 15
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Koukouvagia,

 

Did you join Tastespotting.com.?  I'm always fearful of joining because of who or what will invade my computer.  I visited but did not join. The recipes look really good.

 

Lily

 

I didn't know you can join.  I only visit and search for recipes when I'm in need of inspiration.

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post #14 of 15

koukouvagia,

 

I did get prompted to join when I visited the site, and got partly through the procedure when there were privacy issues about sharing personal information, so I did not join.  Love the site however; thanks for sharing.

 

lily

post #15 of 15

In regards to Tastespotting, the only reason to join is if you want to try to post to the site, and for that you would need to have a blog or website where you post your pictures and recipes.  For those looking for inspiration, you don't need to join.

 

To the OP,  Penzey's spices is a wonderful purveyor of spices and spice blends that you can order online.  You said that you were interested in a number of cuisines, and they carry a lot of spice blends for different ethnic foods.  I especially like their Indian spice blends.  Getting into Indian cooking can, at first, be somewhat expensive as there are a lot of spices that one needs to deleve into the cuisine of India, but if you aren't sure that you are fan of Indian food, pick up some of their spice blends and experiment with those first.  If you like the flavors then you can move beyond the premade blends and start making your own.  Mix a couple of teaspoons of one of their spice blends with a couple tablespoons of plain yogurt and marinate your chicken for 4-8 hours, then saute or broil.

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