Chicken is probably the most popular meat of all. With such a large variety of ways to prepare chicken and the fact that it is light, versatile, low in calories, healthy anddelicious, its popularity is understandable. As shown in the list of chicken recipes below, chicken can be prepared with sauces, in pasta dishes, casseroles, curries, enchiladas, Asian dishes, lettuce wraps and salads, and the list goes on. Cooking methods for chicken can also vary, each producing their own unique texture and flavor. (For chicken soups, see Soups & Stews.) Whether you're searching for a recipe for fried chicken, baked chicken, grilled chicken, slow-cooker or any other cooking method for chicken, you can't go wrong. To help you find the type of chicken dish you're looking for, this page is broken into two categories - Chicken Dish Recipes and Chicken Salad Recipes. Most recipes you'll find on this page use chicken breast, but if you prefer dark chicken meat, you can certainly use dark meat instead of light (or combine both).
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Bacon Parmesan Chicken is an extremely easy chicken recipe that produces fabulous flavor. This simple chicken dish features boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are placed in a casserole dish, slathered with with Dijon mustard, then topped with teriyaki sauce, crumbled cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese. That's it! The chicken breasts are then are baked for just 30 minutes, until the top turns brown and crispy.
If you enjoy sitting down to a plate of hot and tangy Buffalo wings with a side of blue cheese dip, and likewise enjoy an occasional plate of creamy, hot and steamy macaroni and cheese, you now can enjoy all these flavors together in this Buffalo Mac and Cheese recipe! This pasta recipe features chunks of seasoned chicken breast, fusilli pasta, cheddar cheese, crumbled blue cheese and diced celery in a tangy creamy sauce.
Cashew Chicken is fresh, light and healthy, and stir-fries in just minutes. The chicken is cooked until perfectly tender and the vegetables are stir-fried with some minced fresh ginger root until crisp-tender. The cashews are also quickly stir-fried, tenderizing them and giving them a toasty brown color. This colorful mixture is then quickly cooked with a mild Asian sauce that adds just the right amount of flavor to this healthy chicken stir-fry dish.
This Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe features seasoned chicken breasts that are pounded down to a tender 1/4-inch thickness, then placed on top of a few sheets of phyllo dough (paper-thin pastry). A mixture of grated Monterey jack cheese and cheddar cheese along with some fresh herbs are rolled up into the breasts and phyllo dough. Once baked, the phyllo dough becomes light and crispy and the inside oozes with cheesy flavor!
This Chicken and Avocado Salad recipe is fresh and satisfying, and features a pretty variety of green colors. This delicious salad is made with chicken breast chunks, thinly sliced celery and green onions in a bed of crispy iceberg lettuce. It is then topped with a delightful light and creamy avocado dressing that's flavored with lemon juice and fresh dill. Surprisingly, avocado dressing served with an avocado salad is the perfect combo!
This Chicken and Bacon Quiche recipe combines the celebrated flavors of chicken, bacon and Swiss cheese, and mixes them with a seasoned egg mixture that has a wonderful creaminess provided by the addition of sour cream and milk. Chicken & Bacon Quiche is a festive dish that can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, and is even great as a quick cold snack right from the fridge!
This Chicken and Cheese Casserole has a uniquely delicious flavor with a variety of goodies! Chunks of chicken are mixed with a blend of peas, onions and mushrooms, combined with a cheesy sauce and a hint of Tabasco, then topped with buttery, light and crunchy corn flake crumbs that crisp in the oven. This chicken dish can be made using canned mushrooms, or you can saute your own. Both deliver tasty results!
Chicken & Rice Salad with Red Pepper Vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad made with a tangy and delicious Red Pepper Vinaigrette dressing. This salad features chunks of chicken breast, a mixed rice blend, celery slices, sliced ripe olives, sliced green onion and diced pimientos, and is delicious served on its own or over large lettuce leaves, garnished with whole ripe olives, tomato slices and slivered almonds.
Chicken Broccoli Bake is creamy and cheesy, and true comfort food filled with all the good stuff! Steamed broccoli florets are combined with fresh lemon juice and placed in a casserole dish. Chicken breast and noodles mixed with a creamy chedd ar cheese sauce are then poured over the broccoli. The casserole is then topped with cooked and crumbled bacon and a top crust made of fresh bread crumbs, butter and Parmesan cheese.
Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine is a delicious chicken and pasta dish you can whip up on your stovetop in about 20 minutes. This easy chicken and broccoli recipe features thin tender pieces of chicken breast, bite-size broccoli florets and fettuccine noodles tossed with a delicious creamy cheese sauce made with a butter and flour roux, minced garlic, milk and a generous helping of Parmesan cheese.
These light and flaky Chicken Cheese Turnovers are filled with a delicious mixture of diced chicken (turkey may also be used), cream cheese, chopped green onions and diced pimiento. Before popping into the oven, the turnovers are brused with melted butter and topped with crumbled croutons. The flaky pastry dough can be made from scratch or purchased from the store in pre-packaged form for quicker preparation.
This Chicken Chipotle Ranch Salad recipe is a festive and delicious salad, featuring crisp romaine leaves tossed with sliced chicken breast, chunks of red bell peppers, grated cheddar cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. This salad is then tossed with a zesty salad dressing that begins with a buttermilk ranch dressing base, then adds the lively flavors of chipotle and salsa along with some tasty herbs.
Chicken Cilantro with Rice and Beans is a Mexican dish that combines golden pan-fried chicken breasts with a colorful rice mixture that combines chopped fresh cilantro, pinto beans, black beans, yellow corn, diced red bell pepper, diced onions, minced garlic and stewed tomatoes. After adding the cooked chicken, this flavorful rice mixture cooks on the stovetop in only 30 minutes - no stirring necessary!
This Chicken Curry recipe features diced chicken (chicken breast or dark chicken meat or a mixture of both can be used) cooked in chicken stock lightly seasoned with ginger. Chopped onions are cooked until tender, then combined with some milk, peanut butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic, curry powder, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. This mxiture is added to the stock, then combined with the chicken.
Chicken Curry Casserole features chicken, broccoli florets and sliced mushrooms in a creamy chicken and curry-flavored sauce, topped with a delicious crumbly mixture of cracker crumbs, cheddar cheese and butter that gives wonderful light crunch to every bite. This casserole recipe uses cream of chicken soup, which not only adds creaminess and flavor to this chicken dish, it makes it very quick and easy to put together.
Chicken Curry Stir-Fry is light, healthy and delicious, and takes only 8-9 minutes to cook! This chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with an Indian flair and features slices of chicken breast, red and green bell pepper, onions, and cashews. While the vegetables are sauteeing, the chicken is briefly marinated with a mixture of plain yogurt, curry paste (hot, medium or mild), minced ginger root, paprika, freshly squeezed lime juice and crushed garlic.
Chicken Dijon is an easy and elegant dish with fabulous flavor. This Chicken Dijon recipe features chicken breasts that are fried with a little butter and oil in the skillet until lightly browned and tender. A creamy sauce made with heavy cream, Dijon mustard, white wine, chopped onion and assorted herbs is simmered, then draped over the tops of the chicken breasts, giving them rich golden color, elegance and exquisite flavor.
This amazingly quick and easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole will not disappoint! This delicious cheesy chicken casserole recipe features layers of corn tortillas, shredded or cubed chicken (or turkey), grated cheddar cheese and green enchilada sauce. Simply layer the ingredients in a casserole dish. When baked, the juices bubble through and the top layer of corn tortillas, cheese and sauce becomes golden and crispy!
This Chicken Fricassee recipe produces an elegant gourmet meal that is easy to prepare and takes only a little over a half an hour cooking time. With the flavors of Burgundy, light cream and an assortment of herbs and spices, this chicken dish will truly please your pallet. The addition of Burgundy is mild enough that this dish will please all ages. Chicken Fricassee can be served over any pasta or any type of rice.
Chicken in Cilantro Sauce features a whole cut-up chicken (or any cuts of chicken) marinated in a tangy blend of red wine vinegar, garlic salt, pepper and oregano, then simmered with sauteed tender onions seasoned with paprika and a fresh and tangy sauce made with a pureed blend of fresh cilantro, onions, green bell pepper, yellow chile pepper and tomatoes. This chicken dish is fresh, healthy and vibrant!
Chicken Koftas are meatballs made with a mixture of minced chicken, spices and herbs. This kofta recipe is an Indian version consisting of chicken breasts that are quickly and easily minced together in a food processor with some Indian and other common spices and seasonings. The minced mixture is then formed into meatballs and fried in a modest amount of oil, then served with lime pickle.
Chicken Linguine with Chili Herb Salsa can be served warm or chilled, and is a great chicken and pasta dish to serve for lunch or dinner. This recipe features chicken breast chunks and a colorful salsa served over linguine noodles cooked al dente, then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The salsa is made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, black olives, three fresh herbs and three types of mild chili peppers. Very festive!
Chicken Linguine with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a quick and easy pasta recipe that caters to all ages. Linguine noodles are cooked, then combined with chunks of chicken breast, salted peanuts and sliced green onions. These combined ingredients are then tossed with a delicious peanut sauce made with peanut butter and a variety of Asian ingredients that creates the perfect blend of spice, tanginess and robust flavor!
Chicken Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing is a colorful salad with distinctively vibrant flavor! Chunks of chicken breast, linguine pasta and thinly-sliced orange sweet bell peppers are tossed with a peanut dressing that has just the right amount of spice and tanginess. The dressing is made with peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh ginger root, cayenne pepper and a little sugar, and brings this salad to life!
Chicken Panini Tapenade has amazing flavors that are likely like no other chicken sandwich you have ever tasted! This chicken panini recipe features thin slices of roasted lemon and garlic-marinated chicken breasts and thinly sliced tomatoes in Italian-style rolls generously spread with a salsa made of finely chopped green olives, capers, garlic and lemon zest, combined with freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil.
Chicken Paprika Fettuccine is a color-rich and delicious pasta dish featuring the flavors of fresh basil leaves and paprika. This easy pasta recipe combines thin slices of chicken breast, fettuccine noodles and thinly sliced sautéed onions (optional) in a delightful sauce made with a seasoned flour base of paprika, fresh basil and chicken broth and a generous helping of sour cream, giving it a wonderful creamy texture.
Chicken Peperonata is a delightful chicken recipe consisting of pasta, chicken breast and a delicious Peperonata Sauce. The Peperonata Sauce is made with a combination of sautéed red and green sweet bell peppers, skinned tomatoes, onions, garlic and fresh basil, and is pureed into a creamy consistency that beautifully drapes over the chicken and pasta, giving it vibrant color.
This chicken pot pie recipe comes with a homemade biscuit recipe that cooks large biscuits right on top of your pie mixture, turning them golden and flaky with a nice glisten that comes from brushing them with an egg wash before baking. Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits features chicken pieces, potatoes, carrots, celery, peas, onions and parsley in a creamy sauce made with chicken stock and a roux mixed with heavy cream.
Chicken Pot Stickers (also referred to as Chinese Dumplings, Gyoza or Jiaozi) feature wonton wrappers (or Gyoza wrappers) filled with a pureed mixture of chicken breast, garlic, green onions, water chestnuts, fresh ginger root and Napa cabbage and an egg to help hold the mixture together. This recipe also includes a delicious tangy Asian dipping sauce made with soy sauce, rice vinegar and an assortment of spices.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is an easy and fun appetizer recipe to make that only takes a few minutes to cook on the grill. Tender thin strips of chicken breast are marinated in a sauce made with soy sauce, lime juice, fresh garlic, fresh ginger root and red pepper flakes. The marinated chicken strips are then pierced with wooden skewers and placed on the grill until they turn a nice golden brown, then served with a tasty peanut sauce.
Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce is a quick and easy dish loved by all ages. Little strips of chicken breast are coated with a seasoned flour mixture, then fried to a golden brown. A honey mustard dipping sauce made with a simple combination of honey and Dijon mustard is served with the chicken, making this finger food not only tasty, but fun! This dish is great for parties, gatherings and potlucks as a main dish or hot appetizer.
Chicken Taquitos is likely a chicken recipe many overlook as one of those quick and easy (and delicious) dinner ideas. Chicken taquitos (also called flautas when made with flour tortillas) consist of shredded chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and diced green chiles, all wrapped up into tortillas, then quickly baked until crispy. Delicious with sides of salsa, avocadoes, lemon wedges and sour cream.
Chicken with Almond Cream Sauce is a delicious Indian dish featuring sauteed chicken breasts generously smothered with a rich and creamy almond-flavored sauce accented with tender cooked onions and French green beans. The sauce is made with yogurt, heavy cream, ground almonds, freshly squeezed lemon juice and an assortment of distinct spices and flavorings. This chicken dish is elegant and surprisingly easy to prepare!
Chicken with Basil is a fresh stir-fry dish powerfully flavored with fresh basil, fresh mint leaves and diced green chiles. Sliced chicken breasts and onions are cooked until tender, then a mild and tangy sauce made with fresh basil and mint leaves, diced mild green chiles, soy sauce, vinegar and a hint of sugar are stirred in with the chicken and onions, producing a fresh and fabulous flavor combination. Fantastic alone or with rice!
Chicken with Cream Sauce is amazingly delicious and so easy to make! This chicken recipe features lightly browned pieces of chicken (breast or a from a whole chicken), simmered in a sauce of white wine, chicken broth and dried thyme. After just 20 minutes of cooking, heavy cream is stirred into the broth, creating a creamy and savory sauce that is drizzled over the chicken. This sauce is unforgettable and is truly gourmet!
This healthy and colorful chicken recipe features sautéed chicken breasts topped with a delicious light and tangy sauce made of chopped green onions, chopped fresh parsley, Dijon mustard, freshly squeezed lemon juice and chicken broth. Once the seasoned chicken breasts are cooked, simply sauté the onions and parsley, add the sauce ingredients, then drizzle over the chicken and enjoy!
This Chinese Chicken Salad recipe features lettuce greens, slices of chicken breast, mandarin oranges and crispy wonton strips tossed with a delicious and tangy Asian dressing made with a blended mixture of peanut butter, olive or other oil, hoisin sauce, wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, garlic powder, honey and pepper. This salad is refreshing and colorful, and entertains a variety of textures that will be enjoyed to the last bite!
Chipotle Honey Tangerine Glazed Chicken is a tangy and delicious grilled chicken recipe with refreshing tangerine flavor and just the right blend of chipotle and honey. Chicken breasts are first soaked in a flavorful marinade made with all fresh ingredients. After the chicken has bathed in this fresh marinade, it is basted during the last few minutes on the grill with a spectacular glaze.
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas have the festive flavor of traditional chicken enchiladas that combine tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, onion and garlic, yet have creamier texture with the addition of sour cream and a chicken-flavored cream sauce that's poured over the enchiladas just before baking. These enchiladas can be made with corn or flour tortillas, and are delicious either way.
This Crispy Cheese-Baked Chicken recipe uses a combination of bread crumbs, seasonings and freshly chopped parsley, along with some shredded cheese. The chicken is dipped into melted butter, then coated with the bread crumb and cheese mixture. Any remaining melted butter is drizzled over the top of the cheesy crumb mixture, and the chicken is popped into the oven utnil golden and crispy. All ages will love this dish!
Crispy Chicken Salad is made with tender chunks of chicken breast, thinly sliced celery, sliced water chestnuts and crispy chow mein noodles. This light salad is then mixed with a creamy salad dressing made with mayonnaise, a hint of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of onion powder and served over a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce leaves. Crispy chow mein noodles are baked with butter and Worcestershire sauce and sprinkled on top.
In less than 15 minutes, you can easily make your own hot and fresh Crispy Chicken Sandwich at home! This Crispy Chicken Sandwich recipe features a seasoned chicken breast that has been dipped in an egg and milk wash, then coated with a seasoned flour and cornmeal mixture. The chicken breast is fried until golden and crispy and placed in a bun and topped with a killer smoky sauce and sliced dill pickle chips.
Crispy Lemon Chicken is a tangy and refreshing chicken recipe, featuring cuts of chicken that have been sautéed until lightly browned in a skillet, then drizzled with a mildly sweet and tangy lemon sauce made on your stovetop. If you like orange chicken and are a fan of foods flavored with lemon, you'll enjoy this lemon chicken dish. The sauce has a consistency similar to sweet and sour sauce, with the added freshness and zing of lemon.
This Crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken whips up in less than 30 minutes, and will give you that fresh restaurant taste without the restaurant price! Bite-size tender chunks of chicken are coated with a light egg and cornstarch batter, then fried until crispy and golden. A wonderful sweet and sour sauce that takes just minutes to prepare is drizzled over the top, giving this chicken dish the perfect final touch and eye appeal.
Enchiladas Suizas (Swiss enchiladas) differ from traditional chicken enchilada recipes, in that they are made with a creamy cheese sauce rather than a red chili pepper sauce. The filling for these elegant chicken enchiladas features shredded chicken breast, sautéed onion and garlic, diced green chiles, salsa verde and fresh parsley. The enchiladas are topped with the sauce and shredded cheese, then baked until hot and bubbly..
Aside from the freshness of the ingredients used, what truly makes a garden salad delightful is the salad dressing. This Garden Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette features baby spring mix (a variety of baby red and green leaves), grape tomatoes, avocado, chicken breast and homemade croutons tossed with a tangy, light and fresh Dijon mustard vinaigrette dressing that will give your salad glistening shine and fabulous flavor!
When it comes to quick and easy healthy chicken recipes, stir-fry recipes just can't be beat! This Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Apples recipe is as fresh and healthy as can be, made with a colorful blend of crisp-tender vegetables, slices of chicken breast and apples stir-fried with a tangy and delicious sauce flavored with applesauce, soy sauce, chicken broth (or water) and apple cider vinegar. Perfect served over rice!
This Ginger Cream Chicken recipe introduces a unique flavor twist to chicken. Chicken breasts are pounded down to a 1/4-inch thickness, coated with flour seasoned with ground ginger, then sauteed to a golden brown. A delicious sauce with sauteed diced green onions is made from a roux and cooked with wine, light cream and chicken broth. If desired, minced crystallized ginger can be added to the sauce and sprinkled on top.
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are feature a chicken mixture of shredded or cubed chicken, cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream. A thick and creamy Green Chile Sauce made with sour cream, chicken broth, green chiles, chipotle in adobo and sautéed onions gives this chicken enchilada recipe richly fabulous flavor, and is used with the chicken mixture inside the enchiladas as well as over the top.
Grilled Chicken with Soy Wine Sauce will add lively flavor and succulence to your grilled chicken. This chicken recipe features a tangy sauce made with dry white wine, soy sauce, lemon juice, melted butter, seasonings and herbs that is basted over any cut of chicken you prefer while grilling. If preferred, you can marinate the chicken in the sauce 30 minutes or more before grilling, though marinating is totally optional.
This Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe is a very tasty chicken dish that can be grilled outdoors or indoors in the oven under the broiler using traditional broiling methods. Chicken breasts are first soaked two hours to overnight in a marinade made of lemon, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, grated onion and a few spices, then grilled for a short time until they are golden brown and juicy. Like many grilled chicken recipes, this dish takes little time.
Hot and Sour Chicken is a very tasty dish that will wake up your taste buds! This stir-fry recipe features bite-size chunks of chicken breast that are briefly marinated in a tangy sauce, then stir-fried with green bell pepper, sliced carrots, bamboo shoots, black beans, garlic and ginger. These ingredients come to life with the addition of a tangy sauce made with chicken broth, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Hummus Chicken Salad is wonderful on crispy Baked Crostini or soft mini slices of bread, and a wonderful twist to the traditional chicken salad. This chicken salad recipe is made with hummus rather than mayonnaise, giving it light and refreshing taste as well as healthful benefits. Diced celery, green onions and red bell pepper are also added into the mix, providing a fresh and tasty crunch!
This healthy and delicious Lettuce Wraps recipe features Satay-marinated grilled chicken breast topped with chopped peanuts, served with sweet and sour cucumbers, bean carrots and Coconut Curry Noodles. Nutter lettuce leaves are served on the side and used for wrapping around these wonderful ingredients. Served with 3 dipping sauces: Sweet Red Chili with Garlic Sauce, Red Chili with Cilantro Sauce and Spicy Peanut Sauce.
This barbecue chicken recipe features any cuts of chicken you prefer, whether it be legs, thighs, breasts or a quartered whole chicken. The Louisiana style barbecue sauce recipe features some butter, which helps keep the chicken moist while cooking. Along with a some ingredients you'll likely find in your pantry, the sauce also uses some prepared barbecue sauce, which allows you to add a little of your own favorite BBQ flavor.
This elegant Mexican Chicken Kiev recipe features Monterey Jack cheese and diced green chiles rolled up in a thinned chicken breasts. The chicken rolls are then rolled in melted butter and bread crumbs, then baked to crispy golden in just 20 minutes! Once these fancy stuffed chicken creations are cooked, a homemade seasoned tomato sauce is drizzled over the top, giving this chicken dish added flavor as well as eye appeal.
As with many other slow cooker dishes, Nutty Chicken is very easy to make. In just 4 hours you will have a richly colorful and elegant chicken dish that will be enjoyed by all ages. It's just a matter of spreading a mixture made with peanut butter on thinly sliced chicken breasts, folding the breasts in half, then placing the breasts in the slow cooker. Simply pour a sauce mixture over the chicken breasts, and start your cooker!
This Panko Chicken Nuggets recipe offers a pleasant change from traditional chicken nuggets. Rather than using solid pieces of chicken, this recipe combines small shredded pieces of chicken with other ingredients, giving them added flavor and a wonderful texture. The ingredients are formed (much like meatballs) into bite-size oblong shapes, dipped in egg, then coated with panko bread crumbs, giving them a crispy outer crust.
This Panko Fried Chicken recipe is similar to other popular fried chicken recipes, but rather than traditional bread crumbs, seasoned panko bread crumbs are used, which gives them the kind of crispy crunch that only panko bread crumbs can deliver! Panko bread crumbs are light and flaky, and add great texture to this easy fried chicken recipe. Panko Fried Chicken is great alone or served with any number of dipping sauces.