Bored of doing the same old thing with chicken? It is such a versatile meat; there is really no excuse to not get a little experimental with it! After talking to a friend, she passed on these recipes that completely reinvent the uhhh chicken wheel?
You’ll need to get a few special ingredients in, but it’ll undoubtedly be so worth it at dinnertime! CHOCOLATE CHICKEN?! OK! SPOILERS.. This is why I’m eating more chicken during 2016.
Peanut butter chicken
This recipe is best with chicken wings! First, you need to make the marinade. Combine peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce and a decent squeeze of lime juice. You’ll also need the basics; salt, pepper, garlic and a splash of water. Once this is all combined, coat your wings with the marinade. Let it soak up the good stuff. You can find the specific amounts of each ingredient here. When it’s nearly time to eat, bake the wings in the oven for up to 45 minute. Or, until the meat is cooked through and the marinade has turned crispy.
Chilli and chocolate chicken
Don’t be scared of using chocolate in a savoury dish; it adds an amazing extra quality. This recipe is all about good quality ingredients. That goes for the dark chocolate and the chilli; the dorset chilli shop is a great place to get the latter. Don’t worry, you can order online if nipping to Dorset isn’t do-able! Get your chicken browned, then set to one side. Fry an onion, red pepper, garlic and seasoning in a pan. Add the following spices; cinnamon, cumin and your chilli. Mix with tomato passata and then re-add the chicken. Finally, mix in you chocolate and any extra chilli you fancy. Top the finished meal with a sprinkle of lightly toasted sesame seeds.
Lime and coriander chicken
Combining two of the best flavours in the world, lime and coriander chicken is seriously zesty and moist. Pop your chicken breasts into a bowl, and add a big glug of oil and soy sauce. Squeeze in some tomato sauce and some tomato puree; double concentrate if you have it. Chop a healthy handful of coriander and add to the bowl. Then squeeze in either two small limes or one larger one. Finish the mix off with salt, pepper and as many chilli flakes as you fancy. As with coca cola chicken, cover the bowl and leave it in the fridge for as long as you can wait. Once you’re ready to eat, cook the chicken without the leftover sauce in a pan. Fry it off alongside a red onion and some garlic. When it’s nearly ready, add the leftover sauce mixture too. Mix with rice and top with sour cream.
Unlike the last, this one is incredibly simple. Pop your chicken breast in a bowl and cover with a can of coke, plus salt and pepper. Leave it to soak up the juices for as long as possible, and then cook in a pan. The coke with leave it will a delicious, succulent and sugary taste. This recipe is especially great for BBQ season, and you can do the same thing with chicken wings and legs too.