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My Favorite and Simple to Make Picnic Chicken Recipes

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It’s never too early to start planning your next adventure. And what adventure is complete without ample provisions? Chicken, of course, is one of the most popular meats for dishes to stock your picnic carrier.

If you have limited space or simply want to downsize your energy bills, you most likely want to invest in a toaster oven. If you wonder whether your favorite dishes can be prepared with this smaller sort of oven, the answer is, yes.

The best toaster oven for such versatile needs will be large enough to accommodate a regular baking sheet, and a 13×9 inch glass baking pan. Reading toaster oven reviews can be a great resource to help you find the model that is right for your needs.

Simply read the pros and cons reported by consumers with similar specifications to yours. You’ll be baking and braising up a storm in no time.

Here are a couple of fun favorite picnic chicken recipes to get you started on your mouthwatering preparations.

Easy picnic chicken recipe

Easy Picnic Chicken Recipes Every Family will Love

Saucy Anytime Chicken

Barbecued Chicken doesn’t have to be a major undertaking, requiring all day around a grill. This easy variation allows you to enjoy a favorite barbecue sauce and juicy chicken without all the fuss.

Plus, when chilled, it’s an ideal addition to your picnic basket.


  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half (you can use drum sticks and wings if you so desire, but alter the cook time accordingly.)
  • 1/2 c Barbecue sauce of your choice
  • 1/4 c all purpose flour, seasoned with salt and black pepper

Lightly dredge your chicken pieces in the seasoned flour. Place them in a glass baking dish.

In a 350 degree toaster oven, bake them for 30 minutes. Then, pour your sauce over the chicken and bake for 10-15 minutes more.

Allow to rest for at least ten minutes before enjoying this delicious dish.

Delightful picnic chicken recipe

Chilled and Spicy Chicken

Rich with spices, this tender chicken will have your picnic buddies clamoring for more.

While it can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature, it’s excellent as a cold lunch dish and pairs just as well with potato salad as it does with curries or tajines.

  • 8 chicken pieces of your choosing
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp ground red chili
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Place chicken in a roasting pan, patting completely dry with a paper towel. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and coat the chicken with the resulting paste.

Bake in a 400 degree toaster oven for 45 minutes. Chill completely and enjoy.

These are two incredibly easy and delicious chicken recipes that are ideal for enjoying anywhere you choose to bivouac. They can both be made ahead of time, and are tasty at any temperature.

However, they lend themselves to the cold lunch themes that are popular for picnic meals. Perhaps what is best about these types of recipes is that they can be made in most kitchens.

The best toaster oven for your cooking needs will provide consistent, safe heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and be large enough to comfortably accommodate a traditional baking sheet or large baking dish.

Again, simply read customer opinions in toaster oven reviews to have a good understanding of the pros and cons of each model.

That makes choosing the right oven a simple process, so you can start wowing your friends and family with your skills.

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