"And we meet, with champagne and a chicken, at last," wrote Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in her 18th century poem, The Lover.
Today, chicken may not immediately come to mind as the food of romance, but it's a favorite because it's flavorful, healthy, versatile and reasonably priced. The ease and great taste of the chicken dishes in our Recipe Revue are sure to woo you and your dinner companion. We've picked recipes that you can whip up in 35 minutes or less, but these dishes are as notable for their delectability as for their speediness of preparation.
A word to the wisechicken, like any meat, demands safe handling practices. Always wash any kitchen utensils, chopping boards or other surfaces that touch chicken and of course, wash your hands after handling raw chicken. See our Cook it Safe Calculator to find out how long your bird should bake.
15 Minute Suppers
If you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen, try our Herbed Chicken Scaloppine. It's a cinch to make. You simply flatten chicken breasts, press them with herbes de Provence and cook them in a skillet with a touch of olive oil. It's that easy, and quite tasty.
A little fancier, but just as quick is our Chicken Piccata. Capers and lemon co-star in this tasty dish. Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Capers is another fabulously simple supper. Steamed Rice is a good accompaniment to all three dishes.
Fire up the grill for barbecue guru Steven Raichlen's Chicken Spedini on Rosemary Skewers. Chicken breasts are speared with prosciutto, fresh sage and pearl onions, then basted on the coals with a garlic and lemon mixture. They're easy and out of this world.
Our Chipotle-Herb Chicken Breasts have a Southwestern flair. Chipotle pepper, parsley, cilantro and garlic are the makings for a zesty, low fat rub. Coat the chicken breasts, place them on the grill (or broiler), and get ready to dig in.
What's cooking? Try our Maple Glazed Barbecue Chicken. It features a tangy, homemade blend of Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and maple syrup. The sweet-hot taste really infuses the chicken breasts.
On the Range
Spicy Noodles with Chicken and Spinach are a winner. The spice comes from an Asian-inspired mix of soy sauce, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. It's a yummy, one-pot meal.
Or head to Sicily with our Chicken and Mushroom Marsala. Chicken breasts and mushrooms simmer in the rich, smoky, fortified wine from Italy. You can make both these dishes in well under an hour.
Herbed Chicken Scaloppine
Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Capers
Chicken Spedini on Rosemary Skewers
Chipotle-Herb Chicken Breasts
Maple Glazed Barbecue Chicken
Spicy Noodles with Chicken and Spinach
Chicken and Mushroom Marsala