2015_Day 18: Another Sunday, another new chicken recipe

I’ve been on a chicken kick lately, partly because I know everyone in the house likes chicken, partly because I’ve been seeing so many great recipes on Pinterest.

In recent weeks, I’ve had really good luck with Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken (below). And tonight’s chicken du jour was Mushroom Asiago Chicken (above, in white wine stage).

What I like best about them is that each one is unique and all are easy to make. The Cheesy Ranch Chicken only has three ingredients aside from the chicken – ranch dressing, parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese. Coat boneless chicken pieces with ranch dressing, then top with mixed cheeses and bake. It’s that easy — and delicious. This one is daughter’s favorite, although she said she likes them all.

The Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken (above) is husband’s and my favorite. This recipe calls for using bone-in chicken thighs, which I did, although you could probably use boneless chicken, too. First you sear the chicken, then bake it in an absolutely to-die-for concoction that includes garlic, brown sugar, honey and other spices. Oh, and it smells as yummy as it tastes!

The Mushroom Asiago Chicken (below, in cream sauce) I made today had a totally different flavor than the previous two chicken recipes and was very good, too. Again, you start by searing the chicken, but the sauce created to add to it is completely different. Sautéed mushrooms, garlic, white wine, heavy cream, fresh thyme and asiago cheese give the dish a gourmet taste that makes you think you’re eating out at some fancy restaurant! It was a nice distraction for husband, father-in-law and me — all Green Bay Packers fans who had to suffer through the team’s colossal collapse in the NFC championship game. (It wouldn’t surprise me if defensive coordinator Dom Capers’ ears are still burning, given the butt-chewing he received from my husband and I’m sure many other fans. Even if we were 2,100 miles apart! But that’s a story for another day.)

If you’re looking for an easy chicken recipe that the whole family will like, any of these three should do the trick. Pair them with pasta or mashed potatoes, add some fruits and vegetables, and everyone’s palette should be satisfied.

Now, back to my Pinterest boards!

1 thought on “2015_Day 18: Another Sunday, another new chicken recipe

  1. Pingback: 2015_Day 79: Old and new favorites make the day | Chocolate Chips and Chaos

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