The world is certainly a different place than it was a week ago, and in these strange and isolating times we’re coping by ordering copious amounts of takeout (click here to see our ever-growing list of restaurants across Texas takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup options), and cooking easy, low-maintenance chicken recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites to bring a little bit of our kitchen right to you.
Fire up the grill for this quick and easy beer-soaked chicken. Marinaded in a mix of cilantro, garlic, fresh lime, and beer (the recipe calls for pale ale, but feel free to use any lighter beer you already have on hand), even cold leftovers are divine (if you’re left with any).
Craving something that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, but really you whipped it up in 20 minutes? The secret to this satisfying soup is in the sauce (aka a jar of premade salsa). Just don’t forget the chips.
A nod to one of our favorite meals in Italy, this puttanesca uses bone-in chicken, tomato paste and briny capers and olives for a meal that comes together in a flash and basically roasts itself (in under 30 minutes, no less).
Never again suffer through dry, over-baked chicken breast. Master this super-simple recipe in four easy steps and always have moist, tender cooked chicken at the ready to use in everything from cold salads to enchiladas, soups, and more.
Gather up any leftover veggies in your fridge and cook up this savory-sweet—and simple—fried rice. It’s infinitely adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand thanks to the two-ingredient orange-soy sauce, which helps bring all the flavors together into one cohesive dish.