Easy Homemade Chicken Recipes

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Baked chicken for Thanksgiving. Baked chicken or turkey
Baked chicken for Thanksgiving. Baked chicken or turkey

Are you looking for some easy home made chicken recipes? That is not only easy to cook but also takes less time? Are interested in exploring the hidden chef inside you? Then the dishes listed below are exactly what you are looking for.

All the dishes are extremely easy to prepare and take less than an hour.

Chicken is such an ingredient that can be cooked and enjoyed not only as the main dish but also as a side dish and snacks.

Dish Name: Honey Garlic Chicken 

Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic, Herbs and Spices
Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Honey, Garlic, Herbs and Spices

General Information about Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Total Time Required: 30 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Level: Easy
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Course: Side Dish

List of Ingredients to make Honey Garlic Chicken

  • 6 to 8 chicken thighs (with bone or boneless)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Pepper (according to taste)
  • 1½ to 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 6 to 8 crushed cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup of pure honey
  • ¼ cup of chicken broth (or boiled water)
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of any white vinegar (preferably rice wine vinegar or  apple cider)

Step to make Honey Garlic Chicken

Step 1.

Take a medium-sized bowl. After washing the chicken properly, season it with salt and pepper according to taste. After that add regarding powder.  Mix it properly and keep the bowl aside.

Step 2.

Take a pan and heat it on medium flame. Sear the chicken thigh fillets. Continue searing until it turns golden brown and is cooked through properly.

Step 3.

After the searing on opposite sides is complete, cover the pan with a lid and continue cooking. Check once every 5 minutes. Drain the excess oil from the pan. Just keep 2 to 3 spoons of the latter in the pan so that it helps in enhancing the rich taste of the sauce.

Step 4.

After the chicken is cooked through to then add the crushed garlic between the chicken. Try on low flame for about 30 seconds. This will give the chicken a light garlic fragrant. 

Step 5.

Now in order to prepare the sauce in the pan add honey, chicken broth, white vinegar,  and finally the soya sauce. 

Step 6.

Increase the heat from lower to higher medium and continue to stir slowly. Continue until the sauce becomes a bit thick. Keep stirring for about 4 to 5 minutes. 

Step 7.

Now, enjoy this amazing Chinese easy-to-make, homemade recipe either with fried rice or jeera rice!

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Dish Name: Chicken Clear Soup

chicken soup
chicken soup

General Information about Chicken Clear Soup

  • Total Time Required: 25 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Level: Easy
  • Cuisine: Continental 
  • Course: Soup / Starter

Ingredients required to make Chicken Clear Soup

  • 300 grams to 400 grams of chicken with bones.
  • ¼ to ⅓ finely chopped onion.
  • 3 to 4 smashed whole garlic cloves.
  • ¼ cup of chopped carrots (small-sized)
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves.
  • 2 springs thyme.
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt (according to taster)
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly powdered black pepper.

Instructions to make Chicken Clear Soup

Step 1.

Wash the chicken well with normal temperature water. 

Step 2. 

Now add the chicken to a medium-sized pressure cooker. Add the onion, smashed garlic,  chopped carrot, bay leaves, and the sprigs thyme, one by one (Make sure to follow the quantity according to the list). Let it be on low flame for 30 seconds.

Step 3.

Add the water. Boil the whole content for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4.

Add Salt and Pepper according to taste, stir it a bit. Then close the lid,  and put the pressure cooker on high heat. After 2 to 3 whistles, simmer the heat. Let it cook for another 10 minutes on low flame.

Step 5.

After 10 minutes, turn off the oven and wait till the pressure cooker naturally releases the pressure.

Step 6.

Open the lid and continue stirring.

Step 7 (Optional)

Take 5 tablespoons of the soup water in a bowl and add one teaspoon of cornflour. Mix it well with the help of a fork or a whisk. Mix it with the soup and continue stirring. This will help in adding an extra thickness to the soup and enhance its texture. You might need to add salt again.

Step 8.

After some time strain the soup using a strainer. Take the chicken pieces out and shred them into extremely small pieces and discard the bones. Add the chicken to the soup again.

Step 9.

Garnish with pepper, salt, butter, and finely chopped spring onion greens.

Make sure to serve it hot. You may also serve it with garlic bread or normal toast. 

Dish Name: Crispy Chicken Pakoda or Pakora

Crispy fried chicken nuggets
Crispy fried chicken pokoda

General Information about Crispy Chicken Pakoda or Pakora

  • Total Time Required: 25 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Level: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Course: Snacks

Ingredients for making Crispy Chicken Pakoda or Pakora

  • 250 grams to 300 grams of chicken (diced in medium cubes)
  • 1 medium crushed onion.
  • 1 to 2 chopped or crushed onions (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste.
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon of red chili powder (according to taster)
  • ¾ teaspoon of garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder (optional)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of mint leaves 
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons of besan
  • 3 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 1 egg white (whisked)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of water (depending on your requirement)
  • Refined oil or Olive oil (for deep frying)

Steps to make Crispy Chicken Pakoda or Pakora

Step 1.

Take a medium-sized bowl and one by one add besan, Cornflour, chili powder,  turmeric powder, garam masala,  and salt according to the measures given. 

Step  2.

Mix it properly and check if you require any amount of salt or Chilli powder. If you do add according to the requirement.

Step 3.

Now add the ginger-garlic paste, smashed onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves, and the green chilies.

Step 4.

Take the small or medium-size diced chicken cubes and add them to the mixing bowl.

Step 5.

Add the egg white and 2 spoons of refined oil and mix well. 

Step 6.

After mixing everything properly add a small amount of water. Just take care that you are not adding excess water as the mixture needs to remain thick. 

Frying the Crispy Chicken Pakoda or Pakora

Step 7.

Heat the oil in a medium-sized pan for deep frying.  

Step 8. 

One by one slide the chicken pieces.

Step 9.

Do not fry many at the same time, and make sure to give each enough space to get fried and cooked properly.

Step 10.

After 2 to 3 minutes flip it over to the other side and wait till both sides turn golden-brown and crisp.

Step 11.

Use an oil strainer to filter the pakoras out of the oil. You can use tissue paper to soak the excess oil from them.

Make sure to serve them hot and enjoy this appetizing snack along with spicy green chutney and masala tea.

Bottom Line

Try these extremely easy and quick recipes at home for yourself and your family. These dishes can be prepared even by an amateur cook with great ease.