Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? In years past that might mean only one thing, a dedication to delicious meals enjoyed with chicken. However, the resurgence of chicken ownership in the past couple of years might have you thinking about hens, maybe even your roosters but sadly, no…it’s still about the chicken we eat. Still, wouldn’t one of these be fun to have around?
I like beef and really love a great steak once in awhile even, but nothing is as versatile as chicken so a whole month devoted to chicken works for me; I love it the most! Casseroles, soups, salads, oven-baked, grilled and for me lately, dishes done in the pressure cooker…it’s evidence of just how versatile this meat is.
So I’ve teamed up with some friends to offer you an assortment of our best chicken dishes; whether you actually celebrate National Chicken Month or not (strutting around the yard in a chicken dance perhaps?); there is bound to be something in this mix that you love.
My contribution to our group effort this month is the recipe for Limoncello and Herb Barbecue Chicken Thighs. A local pizza joint serves a Limoncello Chicken Wing Appetizer that I loved and I decided I needed to re-create it at home and while I’m at it up it’s game and make it a meal. Slightly sweet and tangy with Limoncello, this barbecue chicken dish is perfect with herbs from the garden. Marinate the night before and cook them on the grill for a dinner that is so easy with results that are delicious.
Warm Spiced Roast Chicken Over Sweet Potatoes from Whole Food | Real Families.
This Warm-Spiced Roast Chicken over Sweet Potatoes is the ultimate savory but simple dish. Warmly spiced, flavorful and everything cooks on one baking sheet! A perfect weeknight meal that is elegant enough to serve to any guest.
Chicken Breasts in Pancetta Cream with Peas from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chicken Breasts in Pancetta Cream with Peas is a keeper. Crispy pancetta, creamy sauce and green peas all come together turning plain old chicken breasts into something special.
Easy Chicken Paprikash from It’s Yummi
This Hungarian comfort food has been lightened up and made healthier with help from boneless, skinless chicken breasts and whole grain rice.
Grilled Thai Chicken from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
This Grilled Thai Chicken with an Asian flair starts with an outstanding marinade of coconut milk, lime juice, garlic, fish sauce and cilantro and makes a magnificent, unforgettable entree!
One Pan Lemon Chicken & Rice from The Chef Next Door
This Lemon Chicken & Rice is a simple and delicious one pan dinner! It comes together quickly so there’s more family time at the table, less time in the kitchen.
Lime Chicken Chili from Delightful E Made
An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that’s done in under 30 minutes! Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fantastic, and perfect for warming up after a cold day.
Skillet Pesto Chicken from Amee’s Savory Dish
This versatile, one pan chicken dish was featured in the March 2016 edition of Relish Magazine and ready in 30 minutes or less!
Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts from What A Girl Eats
These Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts take just 20 minutes and 4 ingredients making them the perfect weeknight meal.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Rose Bakes
This is an easy, delicious chicken recipe that brings all the delicious flavor and textures of Chicken Cordon Bleu without all the work!
Gluten Free Fried Chicken from Fearless Dining
This recipe was given to us from the owner of the famous Proposition Chicken in San Francisco. It is time to rejoice that you CAN enjoy delicious, crispy gluten free fried chicken!!
I was torn when asked to contribute to a group featuring dishes for National Chicken Month because I have two strong favorites. The Limoncello is certainly my pick for summer when grilling rules but in the cooler months and we don’t shy away from the stove? Try this recipe for Spiced Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs. Fifteen minutes from start to finish and so good I eat one or two before walking away from the oven!