Growing up, 'chicken dinner' always meant a special meal, something the kids looked forward to. Probably that's how the "winner winner chicken dinner" saying came about. Chicken Tikkas, Chicken Dum Biryani, Murgh Mussalam, Malai Tikka, Chilli Chicken and Manchurian are all reminiscent of cherished family dinners. For the moms too, cooking chicken wasn't really a tedious task. It took only about a few minutes to rustle up delicious curries, stir-fries, roasts and bakes, and have every member of the family gleaming with delight.
Being in the healthier category of meats, chicken is a preferred choice for dinner meals at home. It can be cooked in a number of ways (baked, braised, steamed, boiled, roasted, curried) and the best part is that it effortlessly blends in with different kinds of ingredients and spices. While in India, chicken curry is among the most loved dinner dishes, which is either teamed with piping hot steamed rice or soft rotis, other preparations like chicken pie, chicken roast, baked chicken and grilled chicken make way to the table for a wholesome meal, especially for those who are watching their weight.
In the markets these days, there are different cuts of chicken to suit your fancy - boneless, breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks, etc that you can use each type to prepare various dishes at home. To save time, you can do the prep the night before - marinate the chicken pieces and then quickly cook them before dinnertime. If you are looking for ways to spruce up dinner meals at home besides the regular curries, we present our 10 best chicken dinner recipes to help you out. From Indian-Style Baked Chicken to Chicken Tagine and Enchiladas, we bring you lip-smacking recipes from across the globe that are guaranteed to make dinnertime at home the favourite part of the day.
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1. Grilled Chicken Escalope with Fresh Salsa
Chicken marinated in home-made spice powder and green paste. Grilled to perfection and served with a fresh salsa of grapes, spring onion and cherry tomatoes.
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