Wish List: Chicken

I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.

Wish List: Chicken

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to cook more meat. That probably sounds a little backwards, so let me explain. Robert and I don’t eat meat every day, and I don’t plan on trying to change that. However, I’m usually more drawn to vegetarian recipes or those where meat is a secondary part. Also, Robert is the one who tends to handle cooking the meat (since I am easily grossed out by raw meat). He hovers over the frying pan, doing his thing while I chop veggies and clean up around him. This works out well for us, but I want to start trying some new recipes where the meat is the highlight, perhaps serving it with a side salad or veggie. I did get a bit of a start on this goal last weekend when I made Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken, a dish I highly recommend. (Don’t skip the pomegranates!) I also want to do more of the meat cooking myself, getting more comfortable with it, possibly even reaching that point where I can cut apart a whole chicken from the grocery store – a skill that would allow us to save money and use more of the whole animal.  As part of this resolution I recently purchased a shiny new roasting pan, so I’m looking forward to putting that to good use and perfecting a roasted chicken. Here are some of the recipes that have been inspiring me: 

This one includes a tutorial on how to carve a chicken:
Simple Roast ChickenCountry Cleaver

Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes and Chickpeas • Food52
Smoked Paprika and Oregano Roast Chicken • Aida Mollenkamp
Simple Roast Chicken with Sticky Onions • One Bite More
Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Potatoes • Le Creuset
Flat Roasted Chicken • Shutterbean
The Best Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce • Food52
Goat Cheese Roasted Chicken • How Sweet It Is
Parmesan Chicken with Caesar-Roasted Romaine • Bon Appetit

Roasted Chicken & Vegetables with Maple-Mustard Sauce • Real Simple
Apricot Dijon Chicken & Roasted Broccoli • The Yellow Table
Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel CrustFood & Wine
Roast Chicken with Dijon SauceSmitten Kitchen
Maple Mustard Buttermilk Crusted Chicken Tenders • How Sweet It Is
Honey Mustard Chicken • Foodiecrush

Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken • Where Women Cook
Roasted Apricot-Glazed Rosemary Chicken • Adventures in Cooking
Brown Sugar Butter Roasted Chicken • How Sweet It Is
Honey Soy Chicken • Table for Two
Jammin’ Spicy Plum Chicken Wings • Love & Olive Oil
Sweet & Sticky Pomegranate Chicken • How Sweet It Is

Slow Cooker Christmas Chicken in Milk with Orange, Cinnamon & SavorySimple Bites
Beer-Braised Chicken with Root VegetablesLeite’s Culinaria
Slow and Low Dry Rub Oven Chicken • Smitten Kitchen
Honey Glazed Crockpot Chicken AdoboPinch of Yum

10 Easy Dishes to Make With a Rotisserie ChickenBon Appetit


You can find all of these recipes on my “Wish List: Chicken” Pinterest Board.
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  1. says


    Have you already seen the milk chicken from Jamie Oliver which was featured on the Kitchn? Sounds gross but looks delicious! This is actually a recipe I’ve wanted to cook from the moment I saw it in his cookbook a few years ago but somehow I still haven’t come around to make it. After this rave review from Faith Durand I can’t resist the urge for much longer…

    • Sara says

      Whoa. I knew the “Christmas Chicken” from Simple Bites (above) was adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe, but I hadn’t looked into it more. Now, after reading that article from the Kitchn, I definitely need to try BOTH of those. Thanks for sharing!!

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