Many housewives on the eve of the holidays ask themselves how delicious and unusual it is to cook chicken. Poultry meat is considered dietary and very popular all over the world. Cook chicken in many different ways: fry, bake, boil, stew. It is about the most interesting recipes for its preparation we want to talk about in our article.
Advice to housewives
Talking about how delicious and unusual it is to cook a chicken for a festive table, I would like to offer the most solemn dish - a chicken baked entirely. It's a pleasure to cook, but the result exceeds all expectations. Baked chicken will be an ornament of any table.
For cooking, cooks are recommended to use fresh or chilled carcasses, but not frozen ones. The chicken must be cut, gutted, cleaned up unnecessary. If you buy a carcass in a supermarket, then there is usually a prepared product with which you do not have to mess around for a long time.
The most basic ingredient that influences the taste of a prepared dish is a good pickle. If you are thinking about how to make a juicy chicken, then you need to know that you can not do without marinade. It is he who gives the finished product juiciness, without using it the dish can get dryish. Marinate chicken carcass is necessary in the refrigerator for at least two hours, and you can withstand the whole day. If the marinade does not completely cover the chicken, then it must be periodically turned over.
Having prepared and marinated meat, you must decide how you will cook it: on a baking sheet, in form, in a sleeve, in foil. Each method has its own characteristics. A very juicy dish is prepared in foil, sleeve. Form for baking should be cast iron or ceramic. And cooking on a baking tray is not very convenient, because then it will have to be washed for a long time.
Chicken baked whole
We will give several variants of recipes, how to cook whole chicken.
- One chicken (1,5-2 kg).
- Olive oil - 2 table. l.
- Three cloves of garlic.
- ½ tsp. pepper ground.
- Two teaspoons of paprika powder and salt.
- A teaspoon of dried basil.
The carcass must be washed and thoroughly dried with paper towels. Next, prepare marinade: let the garlic through the press and mix with salt and all spices. Two teaspoons of the resulting mixture we need to rub chicken inside. We take the form for baking, grease with vegetable oil and put the carcass in it downward with the breast. Lubricate the whole chicken marinade and leave it for an hour soaked with spices. Now you can send it to a preheated oven (180 degrees). Bake the carcass for about 60-85 minutes, until golden brown.
Meat according to this recipe is incredibly soft and tender, it lags behind the bone itself. The composition of our marinade can be at my discretion, there are a lot of varieties of seasonings.
Chicken with lemon (whole)
How to cook whole chicken? To get a dish with an original taste and a wonderful aroma, we suggest using a lemon.
In the lemon it is necessary to make eight deep cuts with a thin knife. The juice from it will not pour out, but it should remain whole. Carcase we wash and we will dry towels, mix thyme with grated lemon peel, salt and pepper and we will dry chicken with mixture outside and inside. In the abdomen lay a lemon and sew it, but you can leave it open. We bake chicken at 200 degrees, watering it with juice. If you do not put lemon zest in a mixture for rubbing, then the citrus smell will turn out very weak.
Chicken baked in the sleeve
How delicious and unusual to cook chicken? To bake it whole you can use a sleeve. In it, the carcass prepares quickly, and the meat turns out to be incredibly juicy. In addition, the sleeve for baking is convenient in that after it you do not need to wash the oven of fat.
For cooking, we need: a carcass of medium size, vegetable oil, three tablespoons of mayonnaise or sour cream, spices at your discretion, salt, black pepper.
The chicken should be washed, dried and rubbed with spices, salt and pepper inside and out. Then the carcass is put in a sleeve for baking and twist it. At the top of it you can make a few punctures so that the package does not burst. Next, put the chicken on a baking sheet and send it to bake in a hot oven (200 degrees).
Baked meat, it turns out delicious and juicy, but it will not be golden crust. And how to cook chicken with crust? Everything is very simple. For ten or fifteen minutes before the end of cooking, the package must be broken, then the carcass will blush from the top and you will serve a nice, appetizing dish on the table.
Chicken baked in foil
Considering all sorts of recipes on the theme: "How tasty and unusual to cook a chicken", it is worth remembering that the carcass can be baked in foil. For cooking you need: a medium-sized chicken, ground black pepper and paprika, a few cloves of garlic, curry powder, salt, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise or sour cream.
Half the garlic is let through the press and mixed with pepper, salt. The resulting mixture rubs the carcass from the outside and inside. The remains of garlic are cut into thin slices and crammed with chicken (in the carcass cuts are made with a sharp knife and pieces of garlic are put there). You can also mix garlic with sour cream, add curry sauce, pepper, salt and paprika. This mixture is also great for making chicken.
Next, prepare the carcass wrapped with foil and put it on the baking tray so that all the seams are on top. We bake chicken at 200 degrees until cooked. Twenty minutes before the end of cooking, cut the foil to make the crust blush.
Turkish recipe with apples and vegetables
If you want to serve meat on a festive table with a side dish, then it's worth thinking about how to cook chicken with vegetables. The recipe offered by us is good because the meat is cooked simultaneously with the garnish, it turns out a very tasty and satisfying dish.
- Chicken carcass.
- Five bulbs.
- Five potatoes.
- Three carrots.
- One apple.
- A few cloves of garlic.
- Mustard - 2 tbsp. l.
- Thyme - 20 g.
- Parsley - 20 g.
- Lemon juice - 2 tbsp. l.
- A teaspoon of sugar.
The carcass should be washed, dried with towels, rubbed with salt, pepper on the outside and inside. Then put an apple in the abdomen. Prepare the sauce from the juice of lemon, mustard, garlic and sugar and rub them chicken.
Now it is necessary to cut into pieces all the vegetables, chop the greens and mix it all. Garnish lay around the chicken and cover with a lid or foil. Bake the dish at 200 degrees. Then, before the end of cooking, you need to remove the lid or cut the foil so that a golden crust can form on the vegetables and meat.
You can still cook chicken stuffed with garnish. But inside the abdomen you need to put a ready stuffing, otherwise the vegetables can stay moist. In this case, the baking time of the carcass does not need to be increased.
Not only for holidays, but for every day you can cook a variety of dishes from the chicken. Cooking recipes are so varied that chicken meat simply can not get bored. The carcass baked entirely is an excellent option for a festive table, but for every day it is very convenient to cook dishes from portions of chicken, using, for example, shanks, fillets, hips.
How to cook a chicken drumstick? In the recipe we offer, garlic and breadcrumbs are used as breading, which gives the dish an incredibly tasty aroma, and the crust turns out to be appetizingly golden.
- Shins - 5 pieces.
- A glass of breadcrumbs.
- Three cloves of garlic.
- Two eggs.
- Salt pepper.
- Butter - 200 grams.
To prepare it is necessary to mix biscuits and crushed garlic (chopped or passed through a press). Whisk eggs in a separate spacious container. Next, each shin is rubbed with salt and pepper, dipped in egg mass and rolled in breadcrumbs. Meat fry on high heat, using vegetable oil. Finished pieces should have a golden crust. Further, we shuffle all the lower legs into a baking dish and place the oil on top. Bake chicken for forty minutes at a temperature of 200 degrees.
Ready-made portions can be served with baked or fresh vegetables, homemade pickles and greens.
Chicken legs in the oriental
How to cook a chicken drumstick in a special way? There are many original recipes. We want to share one of them. To prepare the dish we will need:
- Chicken drumstick - 6 pcs.
- Soy sauce - 5 tbsp. spoons.
- Sesame - 4 tbsp. l.
- A teaspoon of sugar.
- Vegetable oil.
Chicken legs should be fried in oil until golden brown. Then pour the soy sauce into the pan, add the sugar and pour the sesame seeds. The dishes should be covered and stewed until cooked over low heat.
Chicken breasts under a fur coat
Chicken breast is a universal product. You can cook anything from them. Very often they are used for salads. But in and of themselves, served with a side dish, they are very tasty.
Let's talk about what to cook from the chicken breast, so it's unusual and tasty. We offer a fillet recipe "under a fur coat". This dish turns out very juicy and tasty, it is suitable not only for every day, but also for a festive table. What is important, the recipe is very simple in execution and does not require much time.
For cooking, you need these products:
- Chicken fillet - 2 pcs.
- Tomatoes - 2-3 pcs.
- Garlic - 5 teeth.
- One sweet pepper.
- Cheese - 250-300 grams.
- A glass of flour for breading.
- Fresh greens (green onions, dill, parsley).
- Mustard - 2 tbsp. l.
- Vegetable oil.
- Salt and pepper at your discretion.
- Meat seasonings to taste.
Chicken fillet must be divided into portions. The thickness of each should not be more than 1.5 centimeters. Everyone from two sides salt, pepper and sprinkle with seasoning, after which the fillet can be slightly discouraged. Prepared slices are rolled in flour and fried until golden in a pan with vegetable oil.
And in the meantime, cut the tomatoes and sweet peppers into cubes, chop the green onions, parsley, dill. In vegetables, squeeze garlic and cover half of grated cheese. Pepper and salt mixture to taste, add mayonnaise, mustard and mix well. Then put the filet on the baking sheet from the parchment and put a vegetable coat on each piece. Top with a second half of grated cheese. Bake the meat in the oven at 200 degrees for twenty minutes. Cheese should not only melt, but also brown.
Cordon blue from chicken fillet
Preparing the menu of the festive table, each hostess is looking for something unusual, which can surprise the guests. What to cook from the chicken breast festive and tasty? We offer cordon blue. This French or Swiss dish is made from veal, but there are so many variations on this subject that a modified version can be used instead of the standard recipe.
Prepare a cordon of blue chicken fillet in a creamy sauce. Chicken is perfectly combined with other components of the dish. As a result, you get tender meat, which can be served on a table with mashed potatoes or rice. The soft creamy texture of the dish will win your heart.
- Hard cheese - 170 g.
- Ham - 170 g.
- Fillet - 2 pcs.
- Cream - 120 ml.
- Chopped greens.
- Ground pepper.
- Vegetable oil.
- Three cloves of garlic.
For cooking, you need to choose a larger fillet. Each piece is cut into three plates (do this across the fillet). We beat the meat with a hammer from all sides, pepper, salt. Cut the fillets into thin slices and put two pieces of fillet on each piece of fillet. Cheese is also sliced and laid over the ham. Next, you need to twist all the ingredients into a tube and chop off toothpicks. Rolls should be fried in warm oil on all sides until golden. Then in the pan you can pour the cream, squeeze out the garlic and add salt, pepper, chopped greens. Meat should be roasted for another seven minutes until fully cooked over medium heat.
Chicken of tobacco
Talking about how to make a crispy chicken, you need to remember a wonderful dish of chicken tobacco. There are a lot of its variations, we propose to cook chicken with adjika.
- Butter - 2 tbsp. l.
- A teaspoon of Adzhika.
- One carcass of chicken.
Before cooking, the carcass must be cut along the abdomen, placed on the back and well repelled, so that it becomes flat. The skin of the chicken should remain intact. Now you can rub the Adzhika meat from all sides. In itself, this seasoning is spicy and salty, and therefore other spices can be added. Next, we heat on a skillet butter, put the carcass, covering the top with a plate. And from above we put something heavy. Each side of the meat should be roasted for at least 20 minutes. The finished dish has a beautiful crispy crust.
Medallions of chicken
Why do housewives love to cook chicken dishes? Recipes using chicken are easy to perform. In addition, it is worth noting that chicken meat is prepared much faster than pork or beef. We offer a recipe for cooking chicken medallions with kumquat.
- One fillet.
- Pineapple canned - 85 g.
- Kumquat - 70 g.
- Hard cheese - 50 g.
- Pepper ground, salt.
Chicken fillet should be thoroughly washed and dried with a towel. After that, we beat him with a hammer. Prepared meat cut into pieces (preferably a regular shape with rounded edges). We place the medallions on a baking tray with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, grease each piece with mayonnaise. Then put the canned pineapple on the meat, and after it - the pieces of kumquat cut into thin rings. Top with stewed cheese. Next, the pan is sent to a prepared oven and baked for 30 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.
The meat is very tasty, juicy and spicy.
Instead of an afterword
Chicken meat is considered a dietary product, which is recommended to people of all ages. Many people like to eat fried skin, but it is worth noting that it is the chicken skin is the most fatty and harmful part of the chicken, it contains a large amount of cholesterol. Therefore, it should not be used by those who adhere to any diet. In other respects, chicken meat is simply a universal useful product, without which it is difficult to do without. It is actively used for cooking a wide variety of dishes and salads. Particularly solemn and beautifully looked at the festive table is a chicken, fried entirely. In this article we have resulted only in a small part of the recipes from all their enormous variety.