Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
Whether eating in or eating out, chicken seems to be the protein of choice for most American dinners every week. It is the protein eaten most often (the average person eats 92 pounds of chicken every year) and there are more ways to fix it than there are broilers and roasters in your grocery store cooler!
We rounded up a few delectable varieties of winning chicken dinners, but we must warn you: if you’re hungry right now, read at your own risk!
Order the Chicken in Castle Rock
For those nights when you prefer someone else to do the fixin’, hop in your car and drive the 10 minutes to 403 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock and order off the Castle Café Menu. The chicken there is “sheathed in a crisp armor of salt-and-peppered batter” and “split in half, hand-floured and cooked to order” (Westword). Since we’re all about chicken in this blog, we can’t really mention the yummy meatloaf, baby back ribs or blackened trout – but the café serves all that, too!
Super-Speedy Chicken Dinners
Woman’s Day comes through for the busy cook with 30 quick recipes that will take only minutes to make, from Smoky Chicken and Charred Corn, or Moroccan Chicken with sweet paprika, cumin and cinnamon, to Crispy Chicken Thighs with a walnut and escarole with Parmesan salad on the side.
Genius Kitchen has 22 more easy chicken dinner ideas, from Copycat Chicken Marsala and Lemon Chicken Milanese, to Chicken Lazone – simple ingredients that add up to great flavors in no time! Reviewers offer tweaks and tips for more and less sauce, wheat instead of white flour and more personal preference change-ups.
Epicurious’ 37 lightning fast chicken dinner recipes will take you around the world with Skillet Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas, a Thai-inspired Easy Green Chicken Curry with rotisserie chicken, and Shawarma-Spiced Chicken Pita.
Feeling any hunger pangs coming on?
Healthy Chicken Dinners
Roasted chicken and garlic potatoes with asparagus and grape tomatoes uses olive oil and the same roasting pan, for a scrumptious one-dish chicken combo meal from the Food Network. And Giada’s Chicken Piccata is authentically Italian with brined capers and a smack-your-lips lemon sauce.
With 40 more healthy chicken dinners from Good Housekeeping, like Gingery Chicken and Spinach and Skillet Lemon Chicken with Artichokes – there’s a different recipe for more than a month of winning chicken dinners!
Months of Chicken Delight
Bragging rights may go to Country Living for easy weeknight chicken dinners including slow-cooker ideas and a recipe for every part of our favorite bird, breasts, drumsticks and bone-in thighs. From Stove-top Chicken Pot Pie to Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw, Country Living brings adds the country flavor and feeling to these 87 different recipes!
Go Kitchen-Crazy in Crystal Valley!
Kitchens in the new homes of Crystal Valley are designed with the at-home chef in mind! In fact, the new construction floor plans have all of today’s home buyers in mind. And the amenity-rich master-planned community is only minutes from downtown Castle Rock. Tour the beautiful new models from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes, both ranch and two-story designs, priced from the $300s.