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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You really can’t go wrong with chicken wings coated in a spicy honey and garlic sauce. Need we say more?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With bacon, potatoes, cheese and onion, this loaded chicken and potato casserole is like a twice-baked potato with a dose of poultry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These Parmesan garlic chicken wings are reminiscent of those found at the best sports bars.
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.
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.
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.
What’s better than ordering chicken nuggets and french fries from your favorite spot? A recipe to make them at home.
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.
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this gluten-free, one-skillet dish is the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s clear there is no such thing as too many roast chicken recipes. This one is as simple as it gets.
While regional chili styles vary from state to state, this chicken, black bean and corn version will be a hit anywhere.
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.
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.
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 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.
These chicken burgers are full of fresh Italian flavors — fresh basil and ripe tomatoes — and stuffed with creamy mozzarella.
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.
Cream of Chicken Soup gives you a jump start on this filling casserole that features veggies, pasta, chicken and stuffing.
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.
Use the fresh flavors of a caprese salad in this chicken dish ready in just 30 minutes.
Chicken pot pie is a classic dish, but give it a little twist with the addition of artichoke.
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.
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.
Replace pie crust with a classic popover crust for a new take on a classic chicken pot pie.
Chicken thighs, turkey sausage, mushrooms, celery, onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes and green chiles come together in this flavorful and hearty casserole dish.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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