When cooking with chicken, you don’t have to get too elaborate with the ingredients and preparations. We provide great tasting recipes that call for only 4 or 5 easy ingredients and simple step by step directions. That way, you can put a great chicken dinner together in no time.
These are flavorful family-style chicken recipes everyone will love (especially the cook). They are full of variety that will please any sweet tooth. They represent many cultures, and there are recipes for casseroles, stews, crock pot dishes, and more. The chicken is prepared using different methods and paired with ingredients that make the perfect complement to the meat.
All About Chicken
Chicken is a great start to any meal. It is a lean meat that has lower concentrations of cholesterol and saturated fat as compared to red meat. It is high in protein and has been known to promote weight loss and healthy bones. It can help to relieve stress and boost the immune system.
When it comes to cooking, chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. This may be due to how easy and affordable these animals are to raise in comparison to other animals like cattle or hog. This low cost is passed on to you to make the meat an inexpensive option when shopping for ingredients for your dishes.
Chicken can also be prepared in a variety of ways. It can be baked, grilled, barbecued, fried, boiled… and the list goes on.
Our recipes are proof that you don’t need cupboards filled with expensive ingredients to prepare a great meal, and you don’t need to order take-out food to save time. These meals can be made in minutes right in the comfort of your own home.
Try these four to five ingredient chicken recipes and you’ll be convinced after the first bite!
Four to Five Ingredient Chicken Dinners
Easy Chicken Recipes
4 – 5 Ingredients
Tips For Easy Cooking
If you can make cooking as easy and efficient as possible, you'll be golden. We've collected a few tips here to help you make dinner ahead as easy on you as possible. Parents are busy, so saving yourself as much time as possible is key.
Prep Ahead: If you can cook a dinner or two in advance, you'll help save yourself time during the week. Many recipes can easily be doubled, so you can eat them across multiple days. How far you can stretch a meal is going to depend on the recipe you're making and the size of your family. Make sure to properly store all leftovers!
Keep Organized: By keeping your kitchen as organized as possible, you'll save yourself time during cooking. We've all been there; we're in the middle of cooking and suddenly we need to search through three different drawers to find what we need. If your kitchen is haphazard in its organization, take some time this weekend to straighten it up.
Determine Dinner Menus In Advance: The last thing you want is to be scrambling for something to make on the last night of the week. By planning your week's dinner menu out in advance, you'll be able to know all of the ingredients you need to make each dinner that week. By doing this, you won't come up short and you'll know exactly what's going to go on the table each night.
Have A Backup: Sometimes, things go wrong. You may have an unexpected event that makes it impossible to cook on a given night, you may forget to grab an ingredient from the store, or you may make a mistake and ruin the recipe. Either way, having some sort of backup on hand is key. This should be a simple dinner you can throw together easily. Whether that's pasta, breakfast for dinner, soup, or something else is entirely up to you.