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101 Chicken Recipes For Lunch, Dinner and Everything in Between

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Whether you have tons of time to cook or just 30 minutes, chicken can be roasted, fried, sauteed or turned into a cozy soup. Here are 101 recipes to choose from.

Farmers Market Chicken and Vegetables

Farmers Market Chicken and Vegetables
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This is a great choice for an easy, hands-off summer dinner. Simply roast boneless chicken breasts with any in-season vegetables you find at your farmers market or grocery store and toss with a savory blend of spices. It pretty much makes itself right in one pan. 

For the Farmers Market Chicken and Vegetables recipe, click here. 

Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry
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This chicken curry makes use of many basic Indian ingredients like onions, garlic, ginger, red chili powder, garam masala and green chiles. The ginger and garlic are blended into a paste with the green chiles, which breaks down alongside the onions, tomatoes and chicken as they cook. The whole thing comes together in 30 minutes for a speedy weeknight meal.

For the Easy Chicken Curry recipe, click here.

Harissa Grilled Chicken

 Harissa Grilled Chicken
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Similar to salsa or sriracha, harissa is a great condiment to serve alongside grilled meats and vegetables. You can make your own harissa to use as a marinade or side sauce for grilled chicken, or you can use a shortcut version by combining a store-bought jar of harissa sauce (Trader Joe’s has a good one) with plain Greek yogurt, olive oil and tomato paste. 

For the Harissa Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Quick-Griddled Chicken with Herbs

Quick-Griddled Chicken with Herbs
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If you have a cast-iron pan, bust it out for this recipe. The secret of the cast iron is in how hot it gets and how well it retains heat, which means faster cooking and better browning. The griddled chicken with thyme, tarragon, oregano and sage pairs wonderfully with salads, pastas and more. 

For the Quick-Griddled Chicken with Herbs recipe, click here. 

Chicken Cutlets Saltimbocca-Style With Sage Butter Pan Sauce and Arugula

Chicken Cutlets Saltimbocca-Style With Sage Butter Pan Sauce and Arugula
Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune

For this saltimbocca-style chicken, after the chicken gets brown and crispy, add a slice of cheese over the cutlets for a rich, salty addition. To serve alongside, you can whip up an optional sauce using white wine, butter, lemon and fresh sage. 

For the Chicken Cutlets Saltimbocca-Style With Sage Butter Pan Sauce and Arugula recipe, click here.

Tuscan Chicken and Vegetables

Tuscan Chicken and Vegetables
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This skillet meal is inspired by the warm and sunny flavors of the Mediterranean. With oregano, sun-dried tomato, lemon and earthy seasonings, this chicken, cannellini beans, tomatoes and spinach dish takes less than half an hour to make. You can serve it with crusty bread or a quick side salad

For the Tuscan Chicken and Vegetables recipe, click here.

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken
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Also known as murgh makhani, which means “chicken with butter,” this is one of the more popular Indian dishes enjoyed by foodies of all backgrounds. Butter chicken is pan-seared chicken pieces tossed in a creamy curry sauce made with onions, tomatoes and aromatic spices. A splash of cream at the end takes the one-pot dish to silky smooth rich perfection. It’s best served with warm, fluffy naan or white rice.

For the Butter Chicken recipe, click here.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
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There are only a few things more comforting and nostalgic than a steamy chicken pot pie. This hearty classic is bursting with chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots and onions tossed in a creamy sauce. You can also save some time during prep by using rotisserie chicken and mixing the shredded pieces right into the gravy.

For the Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Air-Fryer Chicken Wings
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Whether you’re a fan of sports or not, you can still make these game day staples at home. A trendy air fryer makes chicken wings that are crispy and tender without all that frying grease. This recipe requires only a few basic ingredients: chicken wings, salt and pepper, garlic powder, olive oil and your favorite wing sauce.

For the Air-Fryer Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan
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Chicken Parmesan, or chicken Parmigiana, is a quintessential Italian dish. This slightly lighter take on the classic is made with a chunky homemade marinara sauce, pan-fried breaded chicken cutlets and thick slices of mozzarella cheese. The ingredients are layered and baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

For the Chicken Parmesan recipe, click here.

Vietnamese Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Chicken Wings
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This take on chicken wings features a tart sauce inspired by the flavors of Vietnam. For a healthier touch, this recipe roasts the wings instead of frying them. 

For the Vietnamese Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Baked Chicken with Spinach Stuffing

Baked Chicken with Spinach Stuffing
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This recipe won the grand prize at the 2006 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, and the old-fashioned chicken dish is still a winner for dinner. There are a few unconventional ingredients that take this one over the top: a combination of maple-flavored syrup, peach preserves and Worcestershire sauce. And the spinach stuffing reminiscent of Thanksgiving flavors is a fitting side dish.

For the Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing recipe, click here.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

BBQ Chicken Flatbread
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Homemade pizza dough can be time-consuming, but once it’s risen and ready to bake, it’s well worth the wait. But for something like this BBQ Chicken Flatbread, you could always use pre-made dough and take a “semi-homemade” approach. Toss cooked and shredded chicken in your favorite barbecue sauce, saute some onions and peppers, spread the sauce on a rectangular rolled-out dough and start topping. Flatbreads are incredibly versatile, and you can make endless variations with or without chicken. 

For the BBQ Chicken Flatbread recipe, click here.

Chicken and Leek Levivot

Chicken and Leek Levivot
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You may know them as fried potato pancakes, but in Hebrew they’re known as levivot and in Yiddish, latkes. Regardless of their name, the delicious crispy fritters are essential to any Hanukkah celebration. 

For the Chicken and Leek Levivot recipe, click here.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu
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This old-fashioned French-inspired dish is typically made with breaded and pan-fried chicken stuffed with layers of ham and cheese. And here's a fun food fact you may not know: the French phrase cordon bleu translates to “blue ribbon.” It's no wonder this is still a winning recipe. 

For the Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs

Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs
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Peaches are sweet, juicy and hold up extremely well on the grill, making this dish perfect for warmer days. For a sweet and savory spin on kabobs, alternately skewer chunks of peaches, zucchini rounds and small pieces of marinated chicken and cook on the grill. 

For the Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs recipe, click here.

Roast Chicken and Bacon Sandwich

Roast Chicken and Bacon Sandwich
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It’s no secret that perfect roast chicken makes any sandwich spectacular. Add thin slices of tomato, a generous smear of mayonnaise, a few tablespoons of sun-dried tomato pesto, baby arugula and thick slices of hickory-smoked bacon and you’ve entered sandwich heaven. 

For the Roast Chicken and Bacon Sandwich recipe, click here. 

Zesty Marinated Chicken

 Zesty Marinated Chicken
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There are countless combinations for marinated chicken — you can go sweet, spicy or both. This zesty marinade is the latter with rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste and honey. 

For the Zesty Marinated Chicken recipe, click here. 

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

 Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
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You really can’t go wrong with chicken wings coated in a spicy honey and garlic sauce. Need we say more? 

For the Honey Garlic Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Smoked Paprika Chicken

Smoked Paprika Chicken
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Five ingredients is all it takes to make this crispy, breaded chicken. Panko crumbs are Japanese bread crumbs that are flakier and result in crunchier fried food. In this recipe, the chicken is dipped in a mixture of panko, sesame seeds and smoked paprika before being pan-fried until deep golden brown. 

For the Smoked Paprika Chicken recipe, click here.

Linguine With Lemony Chicken

Linguine With Lemony Chicken
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A burst of lemon, white wine, piquant capers and aromatic fresh basil step this classic pairing of linguine and chicken up a notch. A word on the wine: choose something unoaked for a fresher note, like sauvignon blanc, riesling or vinho verde.

For the Linguine with Lemony Chicken recipe, click here.

Sheet Pan Paprikash

Sheet Pan Paprikash
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Using a large rimmed baking sheet allows the chicken to cook quicker alongside the potatoes and onions. The chicken skin crisps up perfectly while the potatoes and onions turn golden brown. After everything is cooked, you can deglaze the pan with water and a dollop of sour cream for a simple sauce to spoon over the chicken.

For the Sheet Pan Paprikash recipe, click here. 

Peri-Peri Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce

Peri-Peri Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce
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Peri-peri sauce is a traditional African sauce made from spicy African bird's eye chili peppers. For a spicy twist on wings, coat chicken wings in some store-bought peri-peri sauce mixed with apricot preserves for a sticky sweetness and serve them up with an easy yogurt and cilantro dipping sauce.

For the Peri-Peri Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce recipe, click here.

Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken

Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken
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With rosemary, thyme, basil, cilantro and chives, this grilled chicken is both earthy and delicious. The fresh herbs make all the difference, as does the squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a whole head of garlic. 

For the Butterflied Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos

Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos
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Orange juice makes for a sweet, Cuban-inspired marinade for chicken. Combine allspice, cumin, thyme and orange juice in a glass dish before coating a pound of boneless chicken in the mixture and refrigerating. Grill the chicken and top it with a mango-avocado salsa. 

For the Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos recipe, click here.

 

Thai Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Thai Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad
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Add heart-healthy foods like tomatoes and garlic to your dinner rotation with this Thai-inspired chicken noodle salad. Fresh flavors from mint, basil and cilantro combined with the sweetness of honey and the spice of red pepper flakes create a savory marinade for the grilled chicken. Toss together fresh vegetables like snow peas, carrots and scallions with the chicken and top with a dressing that takes fewer than 10 ingredients to make.

For the Thai Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad recipe, click here.

The Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Taquitos

The Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Taquitos
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The secret of Cheesecake Factory’s chicken taquitos is in the cheese. You’ll need cream cheese, cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese to replicate the dish. Fry the tortillas in a bed of oil and brush the shells with egg before rolling and deep-frying to create the crusty shell. Serve alongside enchilada and green chile sauce to bring it home. 

For the Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken Taquitos recipe, click here.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken With Corn Salsa

 Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken With Corn Salsa
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Copy Chipotle’s famous dishes with this grilled cilantro lime chicken recipe. Zested and juiced limes and garlic are all your chicken needs to capture a bold taste. Create a corn salsa with corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, cilantro, salt and pepper to add color to your dish.

For the Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn Salsa recipe, click here.

Southwest Chicken

Southwest Chicken
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For an easy grilling recipe that packs in flavor, try this Southwest chicken. A spice-blended marinade made of chili and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, cumin, cilantro, vinegar and oil gives the chicken that classic south-of-the-border taste.

For the Southwest Chicken recipe, click here. 

 

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Lemon Thyme Chicken
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Skipping out on the seasonings is generally a bad cooking habit, but this minimal chicken recipe is the exception. You’ll need only salt, pepper, thyme, lemon juice and minced shallots to whip up this light dish. 

For the Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe, click here.

Zesty BBQ Drumsticks

Zesty BBQ Drumsticks
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To make these drumsticks, you’ll need lime, garlic and a seasoning rub to accomplish a zesty flavor. After frying, top the chicken with fresh, chopped cilantro and pair with your sauce of choice. 

For the Zesty BBQ Drumsticks recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Sausage Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Sausage Rice
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This super quick Cajun chicken and sausage dish comes together in well under an hour in an Instant Pot. The tomato paste and Cajun seasoning in the broth really heighten the flavors.

For the Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Rice recipe, click here.

Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken

 Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken
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Combine fresh orange juice with soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger, crushed red peppers and sesame seeds, and you’ll have a finger-licking good Asian-style marinade. You can also spice up more dishes by adding the marinade to other meats like pork tenderloin and flank steak. 

For the Grilled Orange-Ginger Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken
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Honey — one of the best home remedies — is also a genius trick to get a sweet and sticky chicken rub. Combine the honey with turmeric, cumin and other seasonings and grill up a tasty Morrocan-inspired dish. 

For the Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken recipe, click here. 

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Wild Rice Soup
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This chicken wild rice soup can be made in an Instant Pot for a speedy weeknight meal. The chickpeas and wild rice give the creamy soup a boost of nutrients. You can make this ahead and freeze for later too — just don’t add in the dairy until you reheat it on the stove.

For the Chicken Wild Rice soup recipe, click here.

Chicken Mandi

Chicken Mandi
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Chicken Mandi is a hearty Yemeni dish that is popular throughout the Middle East. Big pieces of chicken are cooked in dry-roasted whole spices and served over a layer of fragrant basmati rice. It may sound intimidating, but it’s essentially a spruced-up plate of chicken and rice.

For the Chicken Mandi recipe, click here.

Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya

Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya
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If seafood is more your style but you still want the poultry, try this version of meaty jambalaya that has shrimp, chicken, vegetables, a zesty Cajun seasoning blend and steamy rice. Whip this up and you’ll be cooking like a true New Orleans chef.

For the Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya recipe, click here.

Chicken Rice Paprikash

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Easy chicken recipes are some of the most popular recipes online right now, and this paprikash is the ultimate one-pot dish. The broth is flavored simply with onions, paprika, salt and vegetable flakes, which infuse the chicken as it simmers away. Once the uncooked rice is added and cooked in the same dish, the result is moist and tender pieces of chicken and fluffy rice.

For the Chicken Rice Paprikash recipe, click here.

Hyderabadi Biryani

 Hyderabadi Biryani
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Biryani is a quintessential part of South Asian cuisine. It’s made using a slow-cooking method known as “dum,” in which layers of basmati rice, marinated meat — either chicken or lamb — and caramelized onions are cooked for hours over a low flame. Many regions have their own variation, but the classic Hyderabadi biryani from India is one of the most sought-after.

For the Hyderabadi Biryani recipe, click here.

Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole
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For a creamy and comforting spin on rice, try this loaded casserole of chicken, rice and beans coated in ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin and dried Mexican oregano — all topped with a layer of cheddar cheese before baking. Serve this dish with crispy tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream. For more like this, check out these easy casserole recipes for breakfast, dinner and everything in between.

For the Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Mini BBQ Chicken Sliders

 Mini BBQ Chicken Sliders
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These sliders are ideal for everything from a backyard hangout to dinner on the couch. Aside from the rolls and coleslaw, you need a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce, boneless chicken and 5 cups of root beer. Yes, you read that correctly. It sounds strange, but root beer gives these BBQ sliders an interesting twist. 

For the Mini BBQ Chicken Sliders recipe, click here. 

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken
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You can recreate Panda Express’s famed orange chicken with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Make a sauce using a mixture of ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, sugar, brown sugar and orange juice, and the boneless chicken gets its juicy flavor after it’s fried in a coating of flour, corn starch, egg, salt and pepper. 

For the Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe, click here.

Hearty Apple Chicken Breakfast Skillet

Hearty Apple Chicken Breakfast Skillet
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This chicken breakfast skillet is perfect for fall, when sage and apples are in ample supply. The breakfast skillet has an almost stuffing-like quality, but with sunnyside eggs cracked on top. 

For the Hearty Apple Chicken Breakfast Skillet recipe, click here.

Brunch Bake With Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper

Brunch Bake With Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper
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If you’re looking for one of the best ways to use leftover chicken, this brunch bake is exactly what you need, though it’s good enough to make for dinner too. If you have a jar of roasted red peppers sitting in your pantry, here’s your excuse to use them. 

For the Brunch Bake with Artichokes, Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper recipe, click here.

Fluffy Quiche With Chicken

Fluffy Quiche With Chicken
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No need to knead and roll out your own dough. For this fluffy quiche, you can use a store-bought deep-dish pie shell. Instead of pan-frying the chicken, you poach the chicken breasts in water, parsley, thyme, celery, carrot and onion for an aromatic, layered flavor.

For the Fluffy Quiche With Chicken recipe, click here.

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings

Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings
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Mirin, sake, soy sauce and rice vinegar give these grilled chicken wings an authentic Japanese taste. To avoid a grilling mistake, when grilling these wings, make sure to soak your wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

For the Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings recipe, click here.

Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

 Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole
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With bacon, potatoes, cheese and onion, this loaded chicken and potato casserole is like a twice-baked potato with a dose of poultry. 

For the Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole recipe, click here

Homestyle Breakfast Casserole

Homestyle Breakfast Casserole
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This breakfast or brunch dish is a meaty one with a layer of sweet potato fries, scrambled eggs, a baked chicken cutlet, salsa and shredded cheese. Since the chicken cutlets are individually portioned, this is best made in a mini casserole dish. 

For the Homestyle Breakfast Casserole recipe, click here. 

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites
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Tender chicken bites are paired with fluffy mini waffles and finished with a dollop of sweet and savory peach honey mustard sauce. Next time you’re deciding what to make for brunch, try this dainty version of the classic combo. 

For the Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites recipe, click here.

 

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
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Buffalo chicken is an iconic game day food, and it’s a great addition to mac and cheese. Sriracha sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapenos, Gruyere, blue cheese and smoked mozzarella give this mac tons of smokiness and heat.

For the Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese recipe, click here.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Instant Pot Chicken Stock
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A collection of chicken recipes is incomplete without a basic chicken stock, and what else are you going to make with leftover carcass? This chicken stock is effortless, rich and comes together in no time. 

For the Instant Pot Chicken Stock recipe, click here. 

One Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Rice

One Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Rice
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One-pot meals are always a win. This jerk chicken and rice can be cooked either entirely in a cast-iron skillet or in an Instant Pot — whatever you have in the cupboard. 

For the One Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Rice recipe, click here. 

 

Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken
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One of the most common grilled chicken mistakes is falling short on the seasoning. This chipotle-rubbed beer can chicken recipe makes sure that doesn’t happen. 

For the Chipotle-Rubbed Beer Can Chicken recipe, click here.

Greek Chicken Burgers With Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce

Greek Chicken Burgers With Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce
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These light and summery burgers are a terrific option for a weekend lunch or brunch. And the lemon pepper yogurt sauce comes together quickly with mayonnaise, Greek yogurt and lemon pepper seasoning. 

For the Greek Chicken Burgers With Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce recipe, click here.

Chicken Frittata with Kalamata Olives

 Chicken Frittata with Kalamata Olives
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This is a fun twist on a frittata with salty kalamata olives, goat cheese, chicken and fresh dill. Every component is made in the same skillet and then tossed together before it’s baked. 

For the Chicken Frittata with Kalamata Olives recipe, click here.

Grilled Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings

Grilled Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings
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These Parmesan garlic chicken wings are reminiscent of those found at the best sports bars

For the Grilled Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Skewers

 Buffalo Chicken Skewers
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Say hello to your new favorite game day snack. These skewers alternate Buffalo chicken chunks, celery and crumbled blue cheese for a three-in-one bite. 

For the Buffalo Chicken Skewers recipe, click here. 

Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza

 Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza
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This chicken and avocado pizza isn’t a classic weeknight pizza recipe by any means, but it’s layered just like one. Eggs, crispy chicken and creamy avocado are topped on pita bread for a family-friendly flavor combo.

For the Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza recipe, click here.

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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There are countless variations on a chicken sandwich, and this one with sesame oil and ginger is bursting with Asian flavors. If you like things spicy, you’ll love the sprinkling of red pepper flakes. 

For the Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here. 

Ultimate Chicken Fingers

Ultimate Chicken Fingers
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What’s better than ordering chicken nuggets and french fries from your favorite spot? A recipe to make them at home. 

For the Ultimate Chicken Fingers recipe, click here. 

Hot Honey Butter Roasted Chicken With Corn and Tomato Salad

Hot Honey Butter Roasted Chicken With Corn and Tomato Salad
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Trailblazing Black chef Nina Compton’s recipe for roasted chicken piles on more flavor than you can imagine. The hot honey butter makes the chicken extra juicy while adding a tangy, sweet and buttery touch. 

For the Hot Honey Butter Roasted Chicken With Corn and Tomato Salad recipe, click here. 

Gluten-Free Chicken and Corn Chili

Gluten-Free Chicken and Corn Chili
Courtesy of McCormick

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this gluten-free, one-skillet dish is the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights.

For the Gluten-Free Chicken and Corn Chili recipe, click here

Easy Mediterranean Spatchcocked Chicken

Easy Mediterranean Spatchcocked Chicken
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When you have some lemons, you can make more than just lemonade. This easy Mediterranean spatchcocked chicken recipe is the perfect example. You’ll need only four ingredients — olive oil, oregano, garlic and lemon — to take your grilled chicken to the next level. 

For the Easy Mediterranean Spatchcocked Chicken recipe, click here.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
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For days when you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl, chicken noodle is the soup to make. This nostalgic dish never gets old and this version with tender chicken and fresh vegetables even freezes well. 

For the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe, click here.  

Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder

Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder
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This is the ultimate home-cooked meal: thick and creamy corn chowder with crispy bacon, chicken, potatoes and sharp white cheddar. It can be made with or without an immersion blender, so don’t worry if you don’t have one. 

For the Chicken and Sweet Corn Chowder recipe, click here. 

Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon

Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon
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This creamy chicken soup uses frozen fire-roasted corn, kale and shredded chicken. For an added richness, cook the vegetables in a little bit of the bacon fat.

For the Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon recipe, click here.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
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Using the adobo technique native to the Philippines, this classic chicken adobo recipe uses apple cider vinegar and garlic, bay leaves and soy sauce for a punchy kick. 

For the Instant Pot Chicken Adobo recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
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To keep the soup train going, this is for days when you want a flavor-packed, fully loaded chicken enchilada soup but don’t care to stand around stirring. Bust out your slow cooker and make this. Along with the chicken, you’ll need corn, black beans, yellow rice, pico de gallo, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top. 

For the Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe, click here. 

Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Courtesy of McCormick

Here’s another great slow cooker recipe to have in your back pocket. The rosemary-infused soup will get a thumbs up for both kids and adults. 

For the Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken and Vegetable Soup recipe, click here.

Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup

Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup
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This homemade ramen recipe uses everyday ingredients like chicken stock and packages of instant ramen noodles as well as fresh garlic and lemon. And you won’t be needing the spice packet from the noodles — the flavors of leeks and garlic cooked in olive oil will take care of it all. 

For the Lemon Chicken Ramen Soup recipe, click here.

 

Thai Coconut Chicken soup

 Thai Coconut Chicken soup
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For a brilliant way to use your leftover chicken, throw it in this Thai coconut soup. Coconut milk lends body, flavor and richness to soups and a hint of sweetness. It’s a natural pairing with Thai flavors like red curry paste, ginger and garlic. 

For the Thai Coconut Chicken Soup recipe, click here. 

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar
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Another fantastic choice to use up leftovers, these quesadillas with shredded chicken, apple butter and Dijon mustard are a mouthwatering spin on this iconic Mexican meal.

For the Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar recipe, click here.

Chicken Salad Tostadas

Chicken Salad Tostadas
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This is one of the best bean recipes and so simple to make. These crispy chicken salad tostadas are made with any kind of cooked chicken you have on hand, beans, lettuce and a big pile of salsa.

For the Chicken Salad Tostadas recipe, click here.

Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing

Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing
Courtesy of Perdue

This recipe for roast chicken is made for the holiday season — even Thanksgiving if you’re not a turkey person. The homemade stuffing is easy and full of herby, buttery flavor. 

For the Holiday Roast Chicken and Stuffing recipe, click here. 

Butter Herb Roast Chicken

Butter Herb Roast Chicken
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It’s clear there is no such thing as too many roast chicken recipes. This one is as simple as it gets. 

For the Butter Herb Roast Chicken recipe, click here. 

Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn

Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn
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While regional chili styles vary from state to state, this chicken, black bean and corn version will be a hit anywhere. 

For the Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn recipe, click here. 

Roast Chicken Tacos with Homemade Salsa Verde

 Roast Chicken Tacos with Homemade Salsa Verde
Courtesy of David Kaplan

When you need to get dinner on the table fast, roast chicken tacos with homemade salsa verde will do the trick. This recipe comes with a kick thanks to the homemade charred salsa verde topping, and the roasted chicken coated in fresh pepper and dried Mexican oregano adds extra flavor. Top with onions, radish, cilantro and a drizzle of crema. 

For the Roast Chicken Tacos with Homemade Salsa Verde recipe, click here.

Chicken Apple Harvest Sheet Tray Dinner

Chicken Apple Harvest Sheet Tray Dinner
Courtesy of Perdue

This sheet tray dinner is quintessentially autumn. The caramelized apples, sweet potatoes and kale bake alongside a sage-spiced chicken for maximum flavor and minimum work. 

For the Chicken Apple Harvest Sheet Tray Dinner recipe, click here. 

 

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros
Courtesy of McCormick

These grilled chicken gyros can be made in under 25 minutes, which is a steal considering how loaded they are with fillings and flavor. 

For the Grilled Chicken Gyros recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Cheddar Casserole With Mushrooms

Grilled Chicken Cheddar Casserole With Mushrooms
Courtesy of USDairy.com

For a crisp winter evening dinner, opt for this grilled chicken cheddar casserole with earthy mushrooms. Along with the mushrooms, pasta, cheese and vegetables get tossed into a savory white sauce and the grilled chicken is arranged on top before baking. 

For the Grilled Chicken Cheddar Casserole With Mushrooms recipe, click here. 

Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Burgers
Courtesy of Perdue

These chicken burgers are full of fresh Italian flavors — fresh basil and ripe tomatoes — and stuffed with creamy mozzarella.

For the Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Burgers recipe, click here. 

Grill-Roasted Chicken With Lemon and Herbs

Grill-Roasted Chicken With Lemon and Herbs
Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune

This low-and-slow roasted chicken relies on simple ingredients to bring the punch. With lemons, fresh rosemary, a combination of herbs and salt, you won’t need any fancy marinades or seasonings. If you’re making this during summer, try cooking it in a charcoal grill for a mouth-watering smokey flavor. 

For the Grill-Roasted Chicken With Lemon and Herbs recipe, click here. 

Chicken, Pasta and Vegetable Casserole

Chicken, Pasta and Vegetable Casserole
Courtesy of Campbell Soup Company

Cream of Chicken Soup gives you a jump start on this filling casserole that features veggies, pasta, chicken and stuffing. 

For the Chicken, Pasta and Vegetable Casserole recipe, click here. 

Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Courtesy of Frank’s RedHot

These Buffalo chicken nachos will make every day feel like game day. With shredded chicken, tortilla chips, cheese and hot sauce, you need only 15 minutes to make these. 

For the Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe, click here.

Griddle-Seared Chicken with Caprese-Style Tomatoes

Griddle-Seared Chicken with Caprese-Style Tomatoes
Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune

Use the fresh flavors of a caprese salad in this chicken dish ready in just 30 minutes. 

For the Griddle-Seared Chicken with Caprese-Style Tomatoes, click here. 

Chicken and Artichoke Pot Pie

Chicken and Artichoke Pot Pie
Courtesy of Perdue

Chicken pot pie is a classic dish, but give it a little twist with the addition of artichoke. 

For the Chicken and Artichoke Pot Pie recipe, click here

Chicken and Herb Stuffing Bake

Chicken and Herb Stuffing Bake
Courtesy of Perdue

Serve all the flavors of the holidays on a weeknight with this chicken and herb stuffing bake. You’ll get your greens too with the addition of broccoli. 

For the Chicken and Herb Stuffing Bake recipe, click here

One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Courtesy of Perdue

This casserole is everything that’s good about casseroles. It’s made in one dish, it’s super comforting and it’s loaded with rice and chicken. 

For the One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Upside-Down Chicken Pie

 Upside-Down Chicken Pie
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

Replace pie crust with a classic popover crust for a new take on a classic chicken pot pie. 

For the Upside-Down Chicken Pie recipe, click here

Chicken and Sausage Casserole

 Chicken and Sausage Casserole
Courtesy of Perdue

Chicken thighs, turkey sausage, mushrooms, celery, onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes and green chiles come together in this flavorful and hearty casserole dish.

For the Chicken and Sausage Casserole recipe, click here

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Courtesy of Perdue

It’s hard to beat a bubbly, cheesy casserole that’s hot out of the oven. This one with chicken and broccoli can be made using leftover chicken and any other vegetables you have in the fridge. 

For the Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole recipe, click here

Hard Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken Kale Salad

Hard Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken Kale Salad
Courtesy of Perdue

For a snappy twist on salad, try this kale salad topped with sweet and savory cider-glazed chicken and sauteed Granny Smith apples. Toss the whole thing in a hard cider and mustard dressing. 

For the Hard Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken Kale Salad recipe, click here. 

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls
Courtesy of Imperial Sugar

If you’re tired of the same old quinoa or have never made quinoa before, this flavor-packed recipe will change that. Combine canned coconut milk, peanut butter, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and more in a slow cooker with chicken for a low-and-slow six hours. Once done, it’s shredded and tossed with cooked quinoa, crunchy edamame and other classic Thai ingredients. 

For the Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls recipe, click here.

Hardworking Coconut Chicken

Hardworking Coconut Chicken
Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune

Coconut milk as a marinade is quite brilliant as it tenderizes the meat while also flavoring it with a subtle sweetness. It also complements the heat of jalapeno peppers and the zestiness of fresh lime juice and garlic. Pour over the marinade and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 

For the Hardworking Coconut Chicken recipe, click here. 

 

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole
Bill Hogan / Chicago Tribune

When you want mole — the authentic Mexican sauce — but don’t want to head out to a restaurant or make your own, don’t hesitate to reach for a jarred dark mole paste. To turn that thick paste into a sauce, you just need chicken broth and peanut butter. Serve the semi-homemade sauce with rotisserie chicken and a side of polenta. 

For the Chicken Mole recipe, click here. 

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune

A classic sandwich if there ever was one. Add some jarred hot cherry peppers, grape tomatoes, yellow bell peppers and of course, mozzarella cheese, for the ultimate chicken parmesan in a hoagie roll. 

For the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich recipe, click here. 

Everything Bagel Roast Chicken With New Potatoes

Everything Bagel Roast Chicken With New Potatoes
Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

The popular Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning mix can be the star of this roast chicken — you can make your own mix, but why bother. It’s all the flavors you know and love with chicken and potatoes. 

For the Everything Bagel Roast Chicken With New Potatoes recipe, click here. 

Chile Crisp Chicken With Shallots and Green Beans

Chile Crisp Chicken With Shallots and Green Beans
Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune

To turn the heat up on a mundane weeknight, make this spicy chicken with hot chile oil, crispy shallots and some green beans. The umami-packed flavors are unbeatable. 

For the Chile Crisp Chicken With Shallots and Green Beans recipe, click here. 

 

White Corn Gluten-Free Chicken Strips

White Corn Gluten-Free Chicken Strips
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

Just because you follow a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you can't have deliciously breaded chicken. Next time you’re picking up groceries, look for gluten-free 100% white corn tortilla chips to grind up as the crumb for these crispy chicken strips.

For the White Corn Gluten-Free Chicken Strips recipe, click here

 

Crispy Chicken Mac and Cheese

Crispy Chicken Mac and Cheese
Courtesy of Perdue

Everyone could use a time-saving meal, and by using a box of mac and cheese as a base, you can spend more time cooking the chicken to perfection.

For the Crispy Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

 

Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese

Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese
Courtesy of Perdue

Did you know you can make mac and cheese in a skillet? This method means your dish can be placed right under the broiler to get golden brown and crispy on top. The grilled chicken is made separately and added to the pasta and sauce right before being baked.

For the Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken

 Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken
Courtesy of Perdue

The trick to mastering a delicious stir-fry is to cook the meat separately for a tasty, charred flavor. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, sesame oil, garlic and ginger for a tangy marinade and pour the remaining mixture over your grilled vegetables. This recipe is best served with rice for a delicious, hearty dinner.

For the Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

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