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5 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes You Can Prepare At Home (In Less Than 15 Minutes!)

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Cheng Sim •  Jan 27, 2021

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It’s challenging for busy parents to work in the office and return home just in time to cook dinner for their family. While it’s convenient to order takeaways and food delivery, there’s nothing like the experience of preparing home-cooked meals for your loved ones. If you’re looking for efficient cooking tips, how about trying out these quick and easy chicken recipes at home? It’ll take less than 15 minutes to prepare and we’ll show you a must-have ingredient that’ll save your time!
Credit: SadiaTo make cooking a breeze, stock up on Sadia’s Ready-To-Eat Family Recipes range! Perfect for healthy meals, Sadia’s fully-cooked chicken range uses whole meat and has no gluten, no added preservatives, and no artificial flavors. You can prepare it within minutes, and the best part is, all Sadia products are halal-certified by MUIS! To inspire your next cooking session, let’s check out these recipes below: 
1. Kimchi Fried Rice
Simple, delicious and foolproof - that's the beauty of Kimchi Fried Rice! Whether you're looking for an easy yet flavourful meal to make or just wanting to satisfy your Korean cravings, this dish is perfect for you.Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 3 pieces (1 pack) of Sadia's Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast, sliced
  • 1.5 cup of diced kimchi
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 scallion chopped
  • 2 small carrot finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 2.5 cup of cooked rice
  • Oil for stir-frying
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. After thawing, pan fry Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes. Once done, set it aside to cool before slicing up into smaller chunks
  2. Chop and dice the scallion, onion, carrot and kimchi.
  3. On a separate pan, lightly oil your skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. 
  4. Toss your onion and scallion in and stir-fry quickly over high heat.
  5. Add the kimchi, carrots, soy sauce and gochujang. Stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until the kimchi turns soft.
  6. Add the rice and reduce the heat to medium-low. Break up any clumps of rice and stir until everything is well incorporated.
  7. Turn up the heat once again and add in the sliced chicken breast before you continue to fry
  8. Give it a little taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference with salt, pepper and sesame oil.
  9. Garnish with chopped scallion and top with the optional fried egg or dried seaweed
2. Stir-Fry Chicken Noodles
Credit: Spurekar on FlickrYou don’t need to be a kitchen expert to make Stir-Fry Chicken Noodles. Just add the ingredients in the wok and stir fry until it’s cooked! To cut down your cooking time, use Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast, a healthier choice since it has less sodium and saturated fat. It’s also brined, so it remains tender and moist when you cook it too. Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 500g of yellow noodles
  • 3 large pieces (1 pack) of Sadia's Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 scallion chopped
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables of your choice (carrots, bok choy, bean sprouts or cabbage)
  • 4 lime wedges for flavour (serve on the side)
  • Salt, pepper or seasoning to taste
  • Optional: 2 red chillies chopped (skip if you’re cooking for your kids)
Ingredients for sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
Directions
  1. Stir the sauce ingredients together and set it aside
  2. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a wok over a medium heat 
  4. Stir fry the scallions (save a bit for later) and chopped vegetables
  5. Add sliced Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast into the wok (after thawing) and fry it together with the vegetables
  6. Add the yellow noodles to the wok and sauce to the wok and stir fry until it mixes well
  7. Add salt, pepper or seasoning and adjust it to your preference. Then, mix it again. 
  8. Once done, place the stir-fry noodles on a plate and sprinkle some scallions on top.
  9. Squeeze a lime wedge on your noodles before eating
3. Breaded Chicken Cutlet With Mayonnaise
Credit: SadiaThis Breaded Chicken Cutlet recipe will definitely be a hit with the kids! Perfect for dinner or weekend lunch, just serve it with a cup of mayonnaise and a side salad to enjoy this yummy meal. Sadia’s Breaded Chicken Cutlet is so good that your kids might request for the same meal the next day. Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 6 pieces (2 packs) of Sadia’s Breaded Chicken Cutlet
  • 4 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 large bowl of sliced lettuce
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons of salad dressing
Directions
  1. Deep fry Sadia’s Breaded Chicken Cutlet straight from the freezer at 175 degree Celsius for 5 - 6 minutes
    • Other methods: Air fry or oven bake straight from the freezer at 200 degree Celsius for 12 minutes
  2. While waiting, slice some lettuce, cherry tomatoes and onions. Then, toss it with salad dressing in a large bowl
  3. Once done, place the breaded chicken cutlets on a plate and serve with mayonnaise and side salad
4. Honey Roast Chicken With Pasta
Credit: SadiaTake your pasta dinners to the next level with a side of Honey Roast Chicken! If you use Sadia’s Honey Roasted Chicken Leg, it already comes marinated so you can reduce prep and clean up time. Besides that, this recipe only takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and the pasta can be cooked in different ways including carbonara or bolognese!Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 pieces (2 packs) of Sadia’s Honey Roasted Chicken Leg
  • 500g of fusilli pasta 
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic 
Directions
  1. Boil the pasta according to the package instructions
  2. Add the minced garlic in the pan and cook until it’s golden brown
  3. Add the boiled pasta in the pan and top it with Italian seasoning. Once done, place it in a large bowl
  4. Pan fry Sadia’s Honey Roasted Chicken Leg for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes (after thawing)
    • Other methods: Oven bake straight from the freezer at 200 degree Celsius for 12-14 minutes or microwave (800w) straight from the freezer at 200 degree Celsius for 4-7 minutes
  5. Once done, serve the honey roasted chicken leg on a plate with a side of pasta topped with grated parmesan cheese
5. Chicken Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes
Credit: Meal Makeover Moms on FlickrMix up some delicious grilled chicken breast in your Chicken Pasta, and you have yourself a wholesome meal! We love topping it with lots of grated parmesan cheese and unleash its full flavours with a few dashes of Italian seasoning. Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 3 pieces (1 pack) of Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast
  • 500g of penne pasta
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Boil the pasta according to the package instructions
  2. While waiting for the pasta to boil, microwave (800w) Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast straight from the freezer for 3.5 - 4.5 minutes 
    • Other method: Pan fry Sadia’s Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes after thawing
  3. Once the chicken breast is cooked, place it on a plate to cool before slicing 
  4. In a pan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onion and cook until brown.
  5. Add boiled pasta into the pan and top it with sliced chicken breast, basil leaves and Italian seasoning before mixing
  6. Once done, place the pasta on a plate and top it with grated parmesan cheese
Buy now: Sadia’s Ready-To-Eat Family Recipes range
The next time you’re heading to the supermarket, grab Sadia’s Ready-To-Eat Family Recipes range! Available in three flavours, enjoy Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast, Breaded Chicken Cutlet, or Honey Roasted Chicken Leg with a promotional price from $4.95 (usual price: $6.95) at FairPrice from 18 February to 3 March 2021! You can also purchase this range at other supermarkets such as Cold Storage, Giant, Sheng Siong or order online on FairPrice online and RedMart. Since it’s packed in ready-to-eat portions, you can easily pan fry, microwave or oven-baked and have it ready within 15 minutes!Perfect for a farm to table experience, Sadia controls every step of the process, from sourcing the grains to feed the chickens to ensuring only highly skilled veterinarians and animal scientists to monitor the health of the chickens before it reaches to you. Besides getting only quality products for you and your family, all Sadia's products are halal-certified by MUIS, so you don't have to think twice about purchasing it! If you're a busy parent looking for easy ways to prepare dinner at home, these products are definitely a must-have in the kitchen! Follow Sadia’s social media pages (Facebook and Instagram), and subscribe to their email newsletters to enjoy the latest promos, try new recipes and catch up on lifestyle happenings!This article is brought to you by Sadia.