Picnic Food Ideas – Chicken Dishes


Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Recipes with Meat | Posted on 16-10-2009

Picnic Food Recipes for Meat:


Savory Chicken Dishes


Picnic foods can be anything you want them to be, really. Do not think you have to stay in the same, old, traditional routine of making sandwiches every time you go out for a picnic. You can certainly make sandwiches, of course; there is nothing wrong with that at all. But do not be afraid to branch out and bring some different recipes to your get-togethers. Chicken is one of those meats that is just delicious for any picnic outing. Plus, there are several ways to prepare it, so you will never have the same dish twice if you do not want to. These two picnic food recipes for meat in this article will teach you how to grill a delicious chicken dish as well as prepare one in your kitchen.

Picnic Food Recipes for Meat #1: Alpine Chicken

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients (note that recipe is for four servings):

– Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts

– Applewood smoked bacon

– Bacon ranch dressing

– 1 cup of tomatoes, diced

– 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

– Your favorite grill seasoning

– ½ cup of lemon juice

– 1 teaspoon of cayenne

– 1 teaspoon of oregano

To prepare this dish, first make a marinade with the lemon juice, cayenne, and oregano. Mix this together and set aside. Take your chicken breasts and lightly rub your grill seasoning onto them. Then, place them in the marinade, lightly cover with the juice, and let sit for at least three hours in the refrigerator

When you are ready to grill, just remove the breasts and brush them with more marinade before placing them on the grill. Place your bacon on the grill as well until it is done (not too crispy). When they are almost done (the center has just a barely noticeable touch of pink), place some cheddar cheese on the chicken breast. Then, when the chicken is white, place the bacon on top, let sit for about a minute, then remove and plate. Cover with the bacon ranch dressing and some diced tomatoes and you have a delicious serving of Alpine chicken.

Picnic Food Recipes for Meat #2: Southern Fried Chicken

If you want a delicious dish that is great warm or cold for your picnic, then Southern Fried Chicken is the dish for you. You will need:

– 2 cups of flour (unsifted)

– 2 teaspoons of paprika

– 1 ¾ teaspoon of salt

– 2 teaspoons of garlic powder

– 1/3 cup of milk, whole

– 1 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice

– Vegetable oil for frying

– 1 egg, large

– 2 teaspoons of butter

To prepare this dish, heat vegetable oil in a frying pan. Combine your dry ingredients (flour, paprika, salt, and garlic powder) together and mix. In another bowl, mix your egg with the milk and lemon juice. Dip each chicken piece (breast, leg, or thigh) in this liquid mix, being sure to coat each side, then dip into the dry mixture, getting a nice coat all over. When you have rolled your chicken, place them aside for 20-30 minutes, then cook them in the frying pan, one side at a time. It will be finished when your skin is a nice, golden-brown color. Before you do, though, toss in the butter so that it can melt; you will want to place your chicken in the butter just as it melts. You will want to let your chicken simmer until the meat is a nice, opaque white with no traces of pink. When this is done, remove, drain, and then serve or pack away for later.


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