Chicken is a popular meat of choice for many South Africans. It’s affordable to buy and, if done properly, can make a deliciously wholesome meal that’ll feed the whole family. However, it’s one of those dishes that can turn out to be dry and flavourless if not seasoned well.
In this guide, we will show you how to make delicious chicken breast recipes with a variety of seasonings and sauces so that your chicken dishes will turn out succulently meal after meal.
What Are Chicken Breasts?
Chicken breasts are the white meat part of the chicken that can be found on the breast of the bird. There is a myriad of chicken breast recipes available to try, thanks to the versatility of the meat. They can be cooked as a whole breast with stuffing or toppings or chopped up and shredded to create a light, on-the-go salad.
At What’s For Dinner, we’re all about diversity when it comes to easy chicken breast recipes, with the key elements of any recipe being easy, simple and delicious.
5 Amazing Chicken Breasts Recipes To Make
The rule of thumb with most chicken recipes is never to let the chicken meat dry out. Another important factor in cooking great, tasty chicken is keeping the meat well-seasoned and covered in sauce to create the perfect flavour.
When it comes to making juicy chicken breast recipes, you ideally want to ensure the meat is at room temperature (i.e. unfrozen) before you cook it. 20 minutes in the oven is all you need to get chicken perfectly cooked without drying it out.
Camembert-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
This is a wonderful, festive recipe to make over the holiday season especially if you have leftover chicken breasts or camembert cheese around. Knorr Macaroni and Cheese Pasta Sauce is the secret ingredient in which the chicken breasts are rolled in before cooking, giving the dish a delightful crunch, with an oozy camembert centre.
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Honey & Mustard Chicken Breasts In A Bag
This recipe is ideal if you need to rustle up dinner quickly after a busy day of work and school. You simply put the chicken breasts in the cook-in bag with all the ingredients in the recipe including Knorr Garlic & Rosemary Cook-in-Bag seasoning and bake for 50 minutes, that’s it!
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This recipe should be your go-to standard when preparing chicken breasts for the braai. The Knorr Chicken Stock Pot acts as the basting sauce for chicken breasts to which a variety of different seasonings can be added depending on your taste buds. Add chilli and lime for a Mexican take, add rosemary, lemon and yoghurt for a Greek twist, or simply marinade as is overnight to create tasty, succulent chicken breasts for the braai.
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If you love a chicken salad for lunch but are looking for a recipe with a twist, you’re going to love this one. The Knorr Chicken Stock Pot, rosemary and breadcrumbs make a wonderful coating for the chicken breasts. Then you top it all off with Knorr Creamy Garlic and Herb Salad Dressing as the perfect dressing for this dish.
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A quick and easy chicken recipe that combines simple ingredients of butterflied chicken breast, lemon juice and stock into a delicious, juicy chicken dish. This recipe calls for the chicken to be served over perfectly cooked fettuccine, but it can also be served with a variety of other starches like mashed potato or rice as well as side dishes like salads and garlic bread.
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What Ingredients You Should Use To Get The Best Out of Your Chicken Breasts
There are a few key tips that you should always follow when cooking chicken
- Always season the chicken well. Salt and pepper are standard but don’t be afraid to add loads of flavourful herbs like rosemary, basil and parsley when cooking chicken too.
- Never cook chicken on very high heat, to avoid it drying out too quickly.
- If you can, marinade! Marinated chicken is often juicier and more tender than un-marinated chicken.
- Chicken is a meat that loves sauce, so don’t be afraid to add flavourful dressings and sauces to your chicken dishes.
Chicken is a versatile meat that pretty much everyone in the family loves. You can serve it in so many ways from a quick cook-in bag dinner to the perfect chicken breasts for the braai. Get creative and get cooking with What’s For Dinner now.
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