Look inside any classic cookbook and you will see the art and creativity of cooking. Meals were decorative or served in decorative dishes. There is one type of bakeware that once was frequently used and is now more nostalgic than common.
The bundt pan sitting in the far reaches of many deep cabinets was once a prominent staple of kitchen creativity. It came in many different patterns, materials and heights. The bundt pan pattern could be seen in the shapely bundt cakes, jello molds and decorative ice rings floating in a punch bowl.
There is no reason to keep this sparsely used bakeware in the traditional manner anymore. The sturdy construction lends itself to more versatile use. What could that be? Bundt pans can be used to cook chicken. Take a look at the following recipes and get inspired for your next family meal. Once again, the bundt pan is taking center stage, lending itself to artistry and creativity.
1. Bundt Pan Roast Chicken
Roasting chicken with potatoes or vegetables is a staple in many baked chicken recipes. Believed to be as old as the 12th century, we have been eating this way ever since. Standing the chicken upright on the central tube or “chimney” lends to more even cooking. Just cover the hole with foil to hold in the juices.
2. Beer Bundt Pan Roasted Chicken
Standing a roaster chicken up on a beer can takes a bit of balancing. Using a bundt pan will eliminate the potential hefty clean up. If you have a closed central tube, or chimney, this recipe is straight forward. You may need to use a small ramekin to allow the beer to remain in the center of the pan.
3. Easy Peasy Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken
Not everyone wants to roast an entire chicken for dinner. The shape of the pan allows for more even cooking. Heat radiates through the bottom and sides of the pan but also through the center tube. Chicken thighs take the longest to cook. Surrounding it with heat will allow them to cook thoroughly.
4. Chicken Enchilada Bundt Bread
Enchiladas in a slice defined by the lines of the bundt pan is a perfect way to enjoy this dish on the go. Serve with sauce on the side or pour over the top of the slices. This recipe can be spread to accommodate any number of guests by slicing appropriately for the occasion.
5. Crispy Chinese Roast Chicken in a Bundt Pan
This recipe is full of flavor from the spices we all love in Chinese cuisine. Sweet and tangy are the best ways to describe this dish. Serve with lo mein or rice and sauteed vegetables to keep the authentic taste going. The skin gets crispy while the chicken remains moist.
6. Garlic Knot Chicken Alfredo Ring
In a pinch for time, but want to serve a delicious meal? This recipe uses canned pizza dough. This cuts down the preparation time significantly. Place your heated alfredo sauce in the center of the ring. Try not to eat it all yourself.
7. Italian Style Roast Chicken in a Bundt Pan
You may need an additional pan beneath the bundt pan. If you opt for wine instead of beer, there may be more bubbling in the oven. I’m afraid there is nothing you can do about the wonderful aroma that will fill your kitchen while making this dish.
8. Bundt Pan Grilled Chicken
Most bundt pans are made of aluminum or coated steel. These sturdy materials will allow higher heat and direct flame cooking. Take it outside to the grill for that delicious taste that can only come from charcoal or flavored wood chips. The best part is less clean up after it’s done.
9. Barbecue Chicken Cheddar Bundtwich
Hardier than the classic chicken nachos and just as easy. Using crescent dough cuts down on prep time. Before you know it, you will be sitting next to your family enjoying the best part of the movie, instead of standing in the kitchen over a cutting board.
10. Grilled Bundt Pan Provencal Chicken with Roasted Potatoes
Want to make a great impression for date night? Journey to Provence with the flavors of this dish. There is no need to be fluent in French when your cooking does the talking. Although this dish is instructed for the grill, it can be prepared in an oven during the cooler months.
11. Buffalo Chicken Pull Apart Bread
At first glance you won’t notice, but when you pull apart a section the cheese will convince you to keep it to yourself. Besides, there is only room for one dipping sauce ramekin in the center. That must mean personal dish, right?
12. Buffalo Bundt Pan Chicken
Even though the bundt pan is placed on a grill, you can still use a smoke box to give it a smoked flavor. The pellets used in the smoke box can change this recipe in many different ways. Not to mention the different sauces you can try. This is very versatile.
13. Hot Tub Chicken
This time the vegetables will roast outside of the bundt pan. You will need a sheet pan underneath. There is a small pool of flavor-filled liquid at the bottom of the bundt pan, making up the hot tub effect. Definitely no shortage of flavors here.
14. Chicken Taco Bundt Bake
Even though the person in the video did not have tortilla chips, she made it work with tortillas. How many times have you wanted to make something but did not have the exact ingredients on hand? It’s still a great way to utilize leftovers and create a complete meal for your family.
15. Herb Roasted Bundt Pan Chicken
The perfect blend of spices to complement any baked chicken. The spices are rubbed both inside and outside for a full infusion of flavor. Chicken broth, white wine and fragrant vegetables add to the full flavor palate of this dish.
16. Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Dome
The vegetables are clearly visible within the rice dome of this dish. After the portion is sliced. the teriyaki chicken invites you in for a bite. This is very creative and appealing to the eye.
17. Rostisserie Bundt Pan Chicken
Herb infused butter placed under the skin provides the moisture expected in any rotisserie chicken. No need to baste since the melted fat from the butter does the work for you. All that flavor flows to the vegetables below. This dish is perfect for the cooler months, curled up by a warm fire.
18. Cold Cut Bundt Sandwich
Be the life of the office party with your version of a party sandwich. The flexibility of making this sandwich allows you to customize for the people you are serving. Make half the ring a chicken club and the other half just chicken for those with dietary restrictions. The options are endless.
19. Chicken Bread
If you are on the carnivore diet, no carb diet or Ketogenic diet this recipe may be of interest to you. This is bread made from chicken to use in sandwiches. It has the consistency of toasted bread without the unwanted dietary caveats.
20. Gluten Free Bundt Pan Chicken
This recipe uses Cajun seasoning giving it a bit of spice. The lemon also lends a fresh citrusy tartness to this dish. The flavor from Cajun seasoning is throughout. The flexibility to suit your palate in this recipe is great. Adjust the amount of spice to your preference to create the perfect meal-time experience.
21. Chicken Fajita Party Ring
Double stack chicken fajita? Sign me up. Twice the bite as regular fajitas. Twice the flavor. Not many things can top this recipe. Serve with guacamole for a more authentic experience.
22. Chiffon Pan roasted Lemon Honey Chicken with Vegetables
The skin is crispy, and the chicken is still juicy. This dish would pair nicely with any side dishes. This recipe adds lots of flavor to the chicken and vegetables below.
23. Phyllo Torte Stuffed with Chicken, Ricotta and Swiss Chard
This Greek inspired bundt adds a filling flair to evening meals. The prep can be long but using pre-packaged phyllo dough will save you hours of prep time. This dish can also be served meatless for a vegetarian option.
24. Roast Chicken with Sausage and Peppers
Rather than stuffing the cavity of the chicken, why not place other savory ingredients below? Guaranteed to acquire all the juices from the chicken, this tasty dish is just right when you need a little something extra. This full of flavor option is perfect to pair with any side dish.
25. Arroz Con Pollo
This dish is cooked in a frying pan, then put into a bundt pan for the esthetic. It’s great for parties or other gatherings. Decorate the ring for the holidays or allow the beautiful colors to speak for themselves.
26. Bundt Pan Chicken Under Pressure
Need to get a meal on the table in less than an hour? Pull out your pressure cooker. Two classic cooking methods that made meals a bit more interesting. Teamed up together make for a limited time solution, sacrificing nothing.
The recipes listed above are to be used as guidelines for bundt pan chicken recipes. The bundt pan gives so much versatility there is no reason to reserve it for desserts. The list below are ways that recipes can be modified as chicken recipes in a bundt pan.
27. Mile High Chicken Pot Pie
Some bundt pans are springform or have a removable bottom. There is no need to invert your pan to remove this tasty meal. Simple release the sides or push up the bottom for this impressive meal.
28. The Best Breakfast Bundt Cake
Just substitute shredded chicken or chicken sausage in this recipe for the bacon. It’s the perfect brunch option that will appeal to anyone in your family. The colors of the spinach and egg inside are very appealing.
29. Roast Jerk Chicken
Instead of tenting the foil so that it does not touch the skin of the chicken, cook it in a bundt pan. You can place it on the grill. Authentic jerk chicken is cooked outdoors in the Caribbean.
30. Bundt Pan Chicken
This recipe is a classic pan-roasted chicken. The instructions state to tweak it, so allow me to suggest a tweak. Injections are a way to add a variety of flavors to classic chicken dishes. Make them from scratch or purchase one of the numerous options.
31. Instant Pot Thanksgiving Stuffing
Although this recipe is for the holidays, there is one thing that is typically added to southern-style dressing. Chicken giblets are boiled and chopped, then mixed into dressing. It would add additional flavor and a bit of moisture to give the dressing a more homemade experience.
After seeing the many ways to roast chicken using a bundt pan, hopefully, you will not look at it the same way again. This essential staple of the kitchen has so many uses that can change the creativity of cooking.
Not only the cooking process is better, but the clean-up and variety of things that can be made are unparalleled. The next time you see it out of the corner of your eye, consider promoting it to the front. It deserves a new chance.