15 Great Ways to Make Chicken with Bouillon
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We're all living days that are so jam-packed with activities that taking the time to make a meal on a weeknight feels just out of reach.
Cooking, especially exploring new recipes, can be incredibly therapeutic. Add your best bud to the mix and you've got a kitchen full of good times and extra hands.
Whether you want to take a shot at meal prep, or you just love new recipes, you've landed in the perfect spot. We're here to take you through some classic chicken recipes, something for everyone around your table, and dive a little deeper into the versatility of the bouillon cube.
You know, that special ingredient your grandma always had in the cabinet that you never quite knew what it was for. Keep reading for some mouthwatering chicken recipes you need to try.
Chicken Recipes: A Secret Ingredient
Bouillon makes the heart sing. And if your dishes had a voice, they'd sing aloud for you.
Bouillon can unmask hidden flavors in chicken. When opting for a yummy soup, risotto, or baked chicken, you can't go wrong throwing in a bouillon cube or two.
The juicy, tender chicken that results from bathing in bouillon means no leftovers in your house; your flavor-packed, bright, and tasty food will be devoured by even your pickiest eaters.
1. Chicken with Charred Nectarines and Prosciutto
Skillet chicken might be one of the best ways to enjoy this juicy protein.
There's nothing like the contrast of sweet and savory. This chicken recipe brings the flavor with delicate prosciutto, chicken thighs, and bouillon cubes. You'll lightly saute the nectarines and sear those thighs in a bouillon mixture.
Topped with creamy ricotta, this summery dish is perfectly enjoyed outdoors on a warm summer evening.
2. Chicken Thighs and Mushroom Gravy
The perfect mushroom can take any chicken recipe and turn it into a delicacy.
With some thin-sliced cremini mushrooms, bouillon cubes, and white wine, you'll drool watching these chicken thighs simmer in this divine mixture.
Saute some scallions and shallots until the mushrooms begin to caramelize. Your sauce will evolve into the mushroom gravy of your dreams. Top with chives and serve some happy bellies.
3. Skillet Chicken
Let's take a break if you're feeling like the first few recipes are a little much.
A basic skillet chicken can be adapted to complement so many dishes. If you have a few chicken breasts, some margarine, and bouillon, you already have a simple, delectable main course.
Add some roasted broccoli or chop up the chicken to throw on a caesar salad and you're all set with a healthy, tasty meal.
4. Curried Wild Rice with Chicken and Mushrooms
The smallest bit of curry powder brings incredible versatility to any chicken dish. If you're drawn to eastern flavors, curried wild rice with chicken and mushrooms might be up your alley.
This recipe highlights the dynamic flavor contrast between chicken and mushrooms. Use bouillon and green pepper to mix into the curry powder, and you'll have yourself an incredible meal that's even tastier when it becomes leftovers.
5. Chicken with Black Beer and Hasselback Potatoes
This is a true comfort meal, and basting hasselback potatoes with butter throughout the recipe is key. Any dark beer can be used to assist in opening up the flavor profile. Once you roast the potatoes face down, saute the chicken until tender and up to temp.
This dish is complimented so well by a simple garden salad. Together, it hits every taste bud.
6. Chipotle Hot Chicken Wings
Whether it's game day or book club night, chipotle hot chicken wings are perfect for the occasion.
Combine oil, garlic, honey, bouillon cubes, and other spices in a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring that baby to a boil as you whisk away to dissolve and marinate the wings overnight. Pop them on the grill and you'll have perfect wings in less than 20 minutes.
7. Chicken Marsala
A little wine and sherry for a Marsala recipe take chicken to the next level.
A classic staple at Italian restaurants AND totally doable in your home kitchen, you'll look like a professional chef when you put this meal on the table.
Coat your chicken breasts in flour and brown them in a skillet. Add mushrooms and liquids, then allow it to simmer, covered.
Serve with some capers and call it a night.
8. Chicken Piccata
This family favorite dish calls for white wine and chicken broth (bouillon). With some minced parsley and your holy grail combo of lemon juice, salt, and pepper, you'll have yourself a savory dish in no time.
Brown the chicken on both sides, add your wine, and bring to a boil. Proceed to simmer, uncovered, until the chicken cooks through. Serve with pasta or rice.
9. Healthy Chicken Chili in an Instant Pot
A healthy chili is arguably one of the greatest chicken recipes. And really, who is arguing?
This recipe is jam-packed with bouillon cubes, which means it's going to leave your taste buds begging for more. With sweet potatoes, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes, you have yourself a healthy chili core.
Add in chicken breasts, oils, and spices, and you're looking at an easy, one-pot meal for those brisk winter nights.
10. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and Asparagus
When it comes to bacon and chicken combos, we get it.
No one needs to defend themselves here; this is a safe space. This dish is asparagus-heavy, and you'll need about 15 spears for maximum happiness.
Throwing some peas, bacon, garlic, and chicken breast together might sound like an easy task, and that's because it is. Once you're through grilling your chicken, fry up your bacon and saute the asparagus.
These perfect snack-sized bombs are great for an entree--and shareable too.
11. Stir Fry Orange Chicken
This recipe is as easy as combining some fresh OJ, zest, bouillon, soy sauce, and a few other staples. While you whisk your sauce base, prepare your medium skillet and toss it all in together, frozen veggies included.
Let the sauce sit for a few minutes so it can thicken, then add a bed of brown rice for it to lay upon. Enjoy the next-level flavor the orange zest brings to your plate.
12. Lemon Zest Garlic Chicken
Garlic and lemons are the kitchen's biggest fans.
Melt some butter in a nonstick skillet and cook your breasts until browned. Throw the garlic in with water, rice, and bouillon cubes. Juice half a lemon, bring to boil and pause. Let that pot simmer for around 20 minutes.
You can add broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower if you like. Toss it all together and you're all set to eat.
13. Baja Chicken
If you're a cilantro lover, this dish is going to hit the spot. Take one pound of chicken breast and begin sauteing in a skillet.
Throw in zucchini, onion, and garlic. Add a bouillon cube and stir in some sour cream. This dish is best served with a cilantro garnish and lime wedges for a little kick of acidity.
14. Classic Creamy Chicken
If it's cold out or you're really looking for that southern comfort meal to hit the spot, jot this one down. When you marry thyme, rosemary, and parsley in the kitchen, beautiful things happen.
You'll slather your chicken breasts in herbs and spices. Sautee your protein and add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to work its thickening magic.
Mashed potatoes seem like the obvious choice as a side with this meal.
15. Chicken Noodle Soup
The grand exit, of course, is with the meal that makes you feel loved from the tip of your head to the end of your toes. The classic home-cooked meal.
Someone in your family may have slaved away for hours working on a grandmother-worthy chicken soup, yet it can be done much quicker and just as tasty.
In a large pot, combine leeks, chicken, giblets, and bouillon. Simmer it down until the chicken is completely cooked through. Shred the breasts and add your potatoes and carrots. Once your vegetables are done, you can throw in some lemon zest and garnish with mint or parsley.
The Heart of It All
Approachable chicken recipes make life a little bit sweeter. There's less pressure for a specific outcome, less stress, and a ton of flexibility therein.
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