25 Super Scrummy Easy Chicken Recipes

Here are 25 Super Scrummy Easy Chicken Recipes to make sure you’ll never eat boring chicken again!

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#1. Chorizo Chicken Bean Stew

donal-skehan-chorizo-stew-featuredFrom Donal Skehan’s “Home Cooked”, we bring you his Chorizo Chicken Bean Stew recipe.

Chorizo adds a wonderful warmth and subtle heat to this great chicken stew. I use plum tomatoes here as they have a much better flavour than chopped tomatoes.

#2. Homemade Chicken Nuggets

chicken nuggetsFor food that kids can eat in their hands, that’s great for parties and dips and for simplicity you can’t beat this recipe for homemade chicken nuggets.

Get the children helping to make them too and they’ll be even more into eating them!

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#3. BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Marmite Chicken Wings - Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting BLogThis way of cooking BBQ chicken wings allows the yeast extract to intensify the flavour of the meat.

By the time they are cooked you won’t even taste the Marmite and instead you’ll get a “umami” flavour that it lends to the dish.

#4. Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soupThis delicious warming Chicken Noodle Soup comes in at just under €5 using up chicken leftovers along with some lovely fresh veg. The kids love this soup.

You don’t need a huge amount of supplies because I use frozen peas and sweetcorn.  All in, allowing for frozen vegetables and the discounted chicken this meal costs me €5 to feed my entire family a dinner. That’s approximately €1 a portion for a nourishing and filling main meal.

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#5. Coronation Chicken

nation chickThis is a basic coronation chicken recipe which I use for my leftover roast chicken, particularly if I’ve made a roast on a Sunday.

You can tweak the fillings to the tastes that your children have and I prefer it on crackers but it’s perfect in wraps, sandwiches, pitta breads and on its own

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#6. White Chicken Chili

white chicken chiliWe love this spicy White Chicken Chili stew served with warmed tortillas or bacon corn muffins.

It makes a nice alternative to the traditional beef chilli recipes.

#7. Cheddar Chicken Salad

cheddar chicken saladThere are 101 ways to make chicken salad, but this is one of our favourites: cheddar chicken salad. It’s perfect for school lunches, picnics, birthday parties or any other place where you aren’t sure how picky the eaters are going to be. Everyone enjoys it.

#8. Chicken Broth Soup

chicken broth soupThis chicken broth soup recipe is gluten, dairy and virtually low fat along with being low GI. This broth is also made with vegetables from the garden along with being low salt. It is an easy chicken soup because you can prepare all the vegetables in advance, chill them, then warm at the last minute in stock.

#9. Chicken and Chorizo Hash

chicken chorizo hashI modified this chicken and chorizo hash recipe to include chorizo, which lends the dish a smoky, paprika-infused richness and transforms it from being just another ho-hum chicken dinner into something with a bit more kick.

#10. Slow Roast Chicken

Tslow roast chickenhis slow roast chicken is unbelievably moist – roasting it at such a low temperature makes it almost impossible to dry out – and the flavours of the lemon, garlic and rosemary in the cavity really penetrate into the meat. If you know you’ll be home all afternoon, there is no better dinner to make, as you can bask in the amazing aromas that will drift out from your kitchen for hours.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls