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5 Easy Chicken Recipes to Try

5 Easy Chicken Recipes to Try!

Alex Kavege

June 27th 2021

If you like chicken as much as I do, you are going to love the following recipes. Continue reading for delicious, healthy chicken recipes tailored for small budgets.

1. BBQ Cheddar Baked Chicken

Are you a chicken breast lover? Even if you are not, I bet you won’t be able to resist this chicken breast topped with BBQ sauce and creamy cheddar cheese and seasoned with red onion and fresh cilantro.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 23 mins

Total Time: 33 mins


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. If your chicken breasts are very thick or uneven in thickness, use a mallet or rolling pin to first pound them out to a more even thickness. Slice the chicken breasts in half, so you have four pieces.

  2. Combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle the seasoning mix over both sides of each piece of chicken.

  3. Place the seasoned chicken pieces in a baking dish, then add 1 Tbsp of BBQ sauce on each piece, spreading it from edge to edge to cover the chicken.

  4. Bake the chicken in the preheated 400ºF oven for about 18 minutes.

  5. Remove the chicken from the oven and top each piece with shredded cheddar. Put the chicken back into the oven and continue baking for five minutes.

  6. After baking the chicken, let it rest for five minutes, then top with the diced red onion and chopped cilantro just before serving.


This dish can be served with a potato salad, fried potatoes, or even creamy mac and cheese.