Picnics are a lot of fun and eating outdoors on a nice day is a relaxing way to pass a few hours. There are lots of different kinds of picnic recipes you can make, including desserts, snacks and beverages. One of the most popular ingredients for making tasty picnic recipes is chicken. You will need to cook the chicken at home and then cool it, use it in a chicken recipe and transport it to the picnic in a cool-box.
If you are going to eat the chicken within an hour, you could double wrap it in aluminum foil and eat it warm but do not do this if the weather is very hot or if you are not sure how long it will be before you eat.
Chicken wings are nice for picnics but do not forget to take some wet wipes if you are going to serve these because they can be sticky. You can coat chicken wings in your favorite spice mixture and bake them until they are cooked through.
Chicken Salad Recipes
What about cooking some chicken breasts and making a tasty chicken salad with them? Chop the cooked chicken and mix it with bacon, lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, cubes of cheese and anything else you like. Take some salad dressing in a separate container and pour it over the salad before serving.
Another idea is to make a mixed salad and serve some chilled chicken wings or chicken drumsticks separately. Chicken salad is very popular and it is a great picnic idea. You might even have some cooked chicken in the refrigerator which is ideal for a last minute picnic because it will already be well chilled.
Recipe for Crunchy Coated Baked Chicken
This recipe makes eight servings of baked chicken. The combination of herbs and spices is very flavorful and you can cool this chicken in the refrigerator then serve it at a picnic. The easiest way to grind up the corn flakes is by putting them in a plastic bag and hitting them with a rolling pin. You could also grind them up in a food processor.
You will need:
- 8 chicken legs
- 1 cup ground corn flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Zest from a lemon
How to make it:
Combine the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar and pour it over the chicken. Leave in the refrigerator for two hours to marinate. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking tray. Sprinkle the lemon zest, herbs and spices over the chicken and put a leaf of basil on each leg.
Coat the chicken in the ground corn flakes and arrange on the baking tray. Cook for about half an hour on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Eat the chicken hot or let it cool and refrigerate it until required.