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Chicken dishes with a differencePosted at 10:02AM, 24 January 2013 by Lily Barclay - Writer, bbcgoodfood.com
Nearly everyone loves a crispy roast chicken or a creamy chicken pie, but when it comes to cooking the nation's favourite bird it is all too easy to get stuck in a rut. Whether you are entertaining or simply looking to whip up a quick midweek meal, we have plenty of interesting ways to perk up your poultry...
Spatchcock piri-piri chicken
Butterflying a chicken is a great way of making the most of the whole bird, and is much simpler than you might think. Removing the backbone will also keep it really juicy when grilling and you can add flavour with lime, chilli and pepper - or whatever marinade you like.
Tandoori roast chicken
Entertaining friends, but can't face peeling a bucketful of potatoes? Try a spicy alternative to Sunday lunch, which won't mean missing out on a tender roast chicken. This tandoori roast takes minimum preparation and can just be served with a steaming bowl of rice and greens.
Chicken & bean enchiladas
Thinking of ways to use up your Sunday lunch? These chicken & bean enchiladas are a real favourite, and are super-filling to boot. Plus they take minimum preparation so make a great Monday night supper for the family.
Teriyaki chicken meatballs
Meatballs are a classic family favourite, but it doesn't have to mean getting elbow-deep in sausages. Try serving up these low-fat chicken patties in a sweet Japanese sauce for a simple supper with a difference.
Thai sticky chicken & ribs
Bring the flavour of Thai street food to your kitchen table, with this budget-friendly, finger-licking recipes. Overnight marinating means you have to plan slightly in advance but the results are definitely worth it. Perfect for feeding a hungry crowd without a big fuss.
Crispy pretzel chicken
Pretzels and chicken might not sound like a match made in heaven, but this recipe creates a lovely, super-crisp coating for the chicken. Plus it's low-fat to boot. Pack up any leftovers in your lunchbox and be the envy of your workmates, simply serve with a fresh salad or healthy coleslaw.
Spicy African chicken stew Turn a pack of chicken thighs into something a bit special with this spicy African chicken stew. A few simple ingredients like cayenne pepper and Scotch bonnet chillies give this boldly-flavoured, peanut casserole a lovely depth, and makes for a really interesting meal.
Do you serve a chicken dish with a difference? We would love to hear your ideas...