I remember going to the home of my parents' friends one night sometime in the mid-70s and eating a dish called London Chicken. I don't know the exact recipe, but we all loved it so much that it became a dish in my own mother's cooking repertoire. Essentially it is this: chicken that is cut into pieces and browned, a can of Cream of Mushroom soup, about a cup of dry cooking Sherry, then baked until done. The result is a total 1970's dish: Campbell's soup-inspired and doctored up with a splash of "fancy" liquor. It was usually served over rice or noodles. To me, this dish is still on my list of comfort foods. Best of all, it's super easy to make. Here are ten other great chicken dishes:
Sauteed Chicken With Mushrooms and Cream
This recipe is a Julia Child classic. Deliciously sauteed chicken with a velvety sauce of cream, white wine and mushrooms.
Easy Cilantro and Garlic Stuffed Chicken Breasts
The combination of herbs and spices packs this dish with flavor. Not a fan of cilantro? Swap it with fresh basil or another favorite herb. You can't go wrong! (A bit of goat cheese would be a fab addition too!)
A classic chicken dish with a favorite main ingredient: butter. Chicken Kiev can either be fried or baked.
Roast Chicken With Lemons
This is a classic preparation from Marcella Hazan, the Queen of Italian cooking. It's silly how simple it is to make this dish, yet it tastes like you spent hours on it. Lemon is the star in this dish with salt and pepper as the only other supporting actors. It makes a delicious lemony stock as well!
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
You don't have to be from the South to claim this as a favorite. The crispiness of the skin and the tender meat make this dish a winner.
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
A great use for that leftover chicken and perfect on a cold winter night.
Chicken and Dumplings
The ultimate comfort food: creamy chicken goodness with tender clouds floating on top.
Easy Parmesan Chicken
The perfect dish when you're in the mood for a little something Italiano. Chicken, cheese and smothered in tomato sauce. Delicioso!
Another Italian favorite. Tender chicken breasts in a buttery caper sauce.
Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad
This classic salad never gets old