One of the things I love most about chicken is it's versatility. You can pair it with so many different ingredients to create lovely, mouth-watering dishes for your family or for yourself. Chicken is fun to use in Asian, Mexican, Italian, and American recipes, and is very hard to mess up. I chose a few funky chicken recipes for today that I think will please your taste-buds and your budget.
Whether you put "mandarin, orange, or cashew" in front of the chicken, the word on your tongue will be "mmm!" I love Asian inspired recipes as they have just the right combination of exotic flavor and spices balanced with the tell-tale taste of chicken. Chicken makes it less scary to try new dishes too!
If you are more of an all-American type of cook, chicken paired with dumplings, potatoes or other vegetables, will please your palate every time. Less spicy than Mexican or Asian dishes, chicken and dumplings is a traditional comfort food that will soothe and relax you.
And, if you are feeling a little more romantic, Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, or Chicken Marsala, will do just the trick. From the Italian style family of recipes comes dishes that spotlight pasta, chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Consequently I feel these should actually make up the four basic food groups. (I could live on fettuccine.)
Enjoy you chicken, whatever your tastes! Remember, we love feedback and photos!