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7 chicken recipes in 30 minutes or less

From soups, snacks to methi murg, here are easy chicken recipes for everyday of the week

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Plan ahead, and prep for a busy week with a variety of quick chicken recipes. There are options for dinner, lunch or snacks, and each dish takes 30 minutes or less to prepare from scratch.

Methi Murg
Let’s begin with a classic dish borrowed from an iconic cookbook. Lounge columnist, Samar Halarnkar, recreated methi murg from the book Prashad: Cooking With Indian Masters authored by the inimitable Jiggs Kalra. Cooked dum style, it’s a wholesome recipe for a languid weekend lunch followed by a long afternoon siesta.

Three nourishing soups
A bowl of protein-rich soup is one of the most comforting dishes when one is under the weather—or recovering from covid-19. In this story, there are three recipes of nourishing soups. From tips on buying the right chicken to chef-approved advise on making them more flavoursome, it has everything you need.

A Thai-style chicken kiev
A classic dish with a contemporary twist will drive away midweek blues. The recipe calls for shrimp paste, but don’t sweat if it’s not available. You can forego the sauce, and serve the chicken with a generous portion of Thai papaya salad.

Chicken satay
Now, let’s move to the fun part—snacks. This one is from the archives, and the recipe gets an uplift with a coating of chunky peanut butter, and a bit of curry powder. It’s a shortcut to make a perfect—and delicious—snack when guests come over for drinks on a Friday night.

Baked chicken poppers
With two types of cheeses,  jalapeño and cilantro (or coriander) make this home-style chicken popcorn or poppers for a long night of Netflix and chill. It takes about 30 minutes to bake, and 10 minutes to cool. Serve with ketchup or homemade salsa.

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