10 Mouthwatering Recipes in Honor of National Chicken Month!
Cluck, cluck, cluck. Got poultry? Folks, September is National Chicken Month, and it's time to honor this tasty and versatile food that’s a favorite among pollotarians! Wait, what exactly is a pollotarian? Well, I’m glad you asked! According to Urban Dictionary, it’s someone who will not eat red meat. They basically stick to a diet of chicken, turkey, and other poultry. Yes, at the end of the day, they’re omnivores like many of us; pollotarian is just a fancier term for lovers of all things chicken. And I’m one of them. Not quite a pollotarian, because I live on a healthy diet of bacon and bologna in addition to chicken, but I do love all things chicken. Essentially, I try to stick to five main food groups: chicken, fried chicken, bacon-wrapped chicken, chicken pot pie, and buffalo wings. Great diet, huh? P.S. I don’t discriminate with my chicken -- breast, leg, wing, giblet, bring it on. I’ll eat it whether it’s roasted, grilled, or fried. I don’t care how it’s prepared. And whoever says chicken is bland and boring, well, I think they are bland and boring, so there! Enough about me, though, let’s take a look at some scrumdiddlyumtious chicken recipes!
Chicken Pot Pie - Comfort food at its finest! This right here is chicken pot pie for the soul! Fall and winter, we are so ready for you! Cook this up for your family and they will be singing your praises. Marie Callend-who?
Arroz Con Pollo - Fun fact of the day: This was Ricky Ricardo’s favorite dish. Lucy would make it for him on special occasions (Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do). When chicken and rice come together, you know your taste buds are in for a delightful treat! Swoony-swoon!
Southern Fried Chicken - What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. Plan B: What I think the world really needs is some southern fried chicken. Talk about love in every bite. Salty and crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.
Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings - Have I told you lately how much I love Buffalo wings? Oh, I mentioned it earlier? Please forgive me. Y’all, these Buffalo wings are popping with flavor! Delicious with a capital 'D'! And guess what -- just in time for football season!
Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas - Feeling the gnawing hunger pangs yet? No? Well, it’s about to kick into high gear now! Hold on tight, folks, because this right here is a humdinger of a recipe! Buffalo wings, Buffalo wing sauce, enchilada sauce, cheese, cilantro, and tortilla all marinated together creating a spicy, melty, saucy, chickeny perfection. #HolyMoly #ImSoHungry
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites - I know, I’ve become too predictable, but sometimes predictable is good. You can always count on me for your bacon fix! When you need a little pick-me-up, just refer to my articles. You’re sure to find a bacon-wrapped something in each of my posts. These bites are crazy good! Forget pigs-in-a-blanket, we want chicks in a blanket!
Homemade Chicken Cheesesteaks - I’m going to run with the last idea and say that you can always count on me for something cheesy too! I mean, everything tastes better wrapped in bacon and/or drenched in melted cheese. This cheesesteak is no different. The white cheddar cheese sauce in this sandwich is out of this world! If you’re going to drool, now is the time!
Chicken Tacos - Mexican for dinner tonight? Enchiladas or tacos? How about both?! Call the family over and get the assembly line going! These chicken tacos are a must-try! Crunchy, meaty, cheesy, greasy, and, best of all, homemade! Everything you want in a taco and more!
Caprese Grilled Chicken - First off, it’s grilled, not fried. However, it is topped with cheese. We’re making progress though. Baby steps. Caprese salad and grilled chicken topped with balsamic reduction sauce; a delectable, wholesome, and hearty dish indeed!
BBQ Chicken Pizza - Ready for the challenge? We’re going to try to duplicate CPK’s famous BBQ Chicken Pizza. If you have a weakness for pizza (like a certain someone hiding behind this screen), I suggest you call some friends over for a pizza party! Make sure to save some leftovers for me. I love cold pizza... oh, and hot pizza. You can do the prep work. I’ll just eat it to make sure it’s suitable for your guests.
I’m so glad bikini season is over! Thank heavens for extra fall layers. Pun intended! We’ll be nice and plump just in time for winter! Enjoy!