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Chicken Dishes You Can Prepare In Your Toaster Oven

chicken dinner recipesA perfect tool for your kitchen! This miniature oven not only makes perfectly toasted bread but also produces a whole lot more. This energy efficient appliance has become very popular with home cooks. It has the ability to crispify and brown foods. They are excellent for quick meal. For all chicken aficionados, use your toaster ovens to produce the tastiest results. It is the best way to fix chicken for optimum tenderness and taste. So arm yourself with these friendly tools and try the following super easy recipes.

Tandoori Chicken

With numerous variations of tangy-sweet, crunchy and gooey toppings, the perfect chicken is absolutely anything you want it to be. This is a very popular recipe that basically consists of chicken prepared with spices and yogurt. This version eliminates the regular yogurt. The ingredients leave the chicken creamy, moist and savory with edges that are crisp and brown. By using a simple oven toaster, you will be able to prepare tender, spicy and succulent chicken much like a tandoori oven. The chicken even sounds fancy with its Dijon mustard seasoning. You can serve with tasted cashews and cold slaw on the sides.


Marinate 1 kg chicken chicken for at least 8-10 hours. For marination, dip chicken in 1 cup yogurt. Next add, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste, 1 teaspoon paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper. Coat the chicken on both sides. Cover it and place it in a container in the refrigerator for a few hours.

To prepare the chicken, turn on the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the “bake” option on the oven toaster. Cover the tray with aluminium foil. Spray it with cooking spray to keep the chicken from sticking during cooking. Put the tray on the medium setting. Arrange the marinated chicken pieces on the tray. Coat the breasts with olive oil. This prevents the chicken from drying.

Bake it for approximately 45 minutes in the oven. Make sure you do not over cook it. When it is done, it should be tender and moist. You should be able to cut into it with a spoon. Remove from the toaster oven. Voila! Your juicy tandoori chicken is ready.

For the salad, simply place 1/4 shredded green cabbage and red cabbage in a large container. Add 1/2 julienned yellow pepper and red pepper, 1/4 small red onion, chopped cilantro and roasted cashews. For the salad dressing, mix 1 teaspoon coconut milk with 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Add 2 teaspoon organic soy sauce, 1 teaspoon minced ginger and 2 teaspoon rice vinegar. In a large bowl toss the salad mix with the dressing ingredients. Add Dijon mustard in the end. Squeeze some lemon juice all over it. Serve with the tandoori chicken and enjoy your meal.

Paillard Chicken

A healthy makeover that can be roasted in your toaster oven. This dish is light and filling. The recipe includes fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes and garlic. These ingredients make it extremely rich and healthy. Capers and green olives add a little bite to it.


Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Season the chicken on both sides with pepper and salt. Place the chicken in baking dish.

Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, combine together 1 minced shallot and garlic. To this, add 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup green olives, 1 tablespoon capers and 2 spring thymes.

Drizzle 3 tablespoons olive oil over the vegetables. Season to taste with pepper and salt.

Cover the chicken with tomato and olive mixture. Add 1 small sliced fennel bulb and some more olive oil. Bake the chicken paillard for approximately 20 minutes until cooked through.

Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup basil leaves over the chicken. Serve immediately.

Paillard is a piece of meat clobbered thin. This provides more surface area to marinate and also makes it soft. Additionally paillarding allows for prompter cook time. One helpful tip is to always use defrosted chicken breast. Frozen chicken breasts will never cook properly in these toasters.

Do More Than Just Toast

Today’s toaster ovens are quite versatile and can do a lot more than just take up counter space and make toast.  The better models are capable to cooking, browning, broiling, baking and much more.  Having one of these in your kitchen can really open up the way that you cook and can help you prepare faster and healthier meals for your family.  If you are interested, Gouverneur Times toaster oven reviews lists all of the current countertop models that owners rate the highest.  If you are thinking of buying a toaster oven for your kitchen, then this a good place to start.

So scrap the fast food options and serve your family with these healthier versions instead. For crunchy, spicy, smoky, sweet and salty flavors, you must try these recipes. Become a toaster cooking cognoscente and use it for more than just sliced bread. You will thank your time saving oven toaster for these delectable recipes. Your family is sure to love them!

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