Chicken Recipes

Chicken is budget-friendly, adaptable, and versatile! It is great for family dinners, holidays, meal prep, and leftovers. We have rounded up our favorite chicken recipes for your whole family.

This comprehensive post has you covered with a selection of easy chicken recipes. We’ve got everything from meals that come together in one pan to those that simmer to perfection in your slow cooker. These recipes are about to become your favorites. They are great for picky eaters too! Check out these Easy Dinner Ideas and these Steak Recipes as well.

Pollo Asado

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This Pollo Asado recipe is quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful! It is full of bright and zesty flavors. This easy chicken recipe is a great way to make chicken. It is quick and easy enough for busy weeknights!

Chicken Enchiladas (eat one casserole and freeze the other!)

Adapted from Rachael Ray on, this Chicken Enchiladas recipe is perfect for families who love Mexican food. Make sure to use corn tortillas for maximum authenticity. Be sure to double this recipe and eat one casserole and freeze the other for later.

Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is a rich and creamy Indian curry made with chicken, yogurt, spices, and nuts. It is characterized by its mild flavor and velvety creamy texture. Chicken korma is a popular dish in India and is often served with rice or naan bread!

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet

This Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet was fabulous paired with creamy polenta. Just add a simple green salad on the side, and your healthy dinner is done!

Chicken Fajita Bowls

These Chicken Fajita Bowls are the perfect family dinner! This vibrant dish has bold Tex-Mex flavors, tender chicken, and crisp veggies. These bowls are a weeknight favorite, ready in under 25 minutes and packing in enough variety to keep everyone happy. These bowls taste like takeout, making them one of our favorite chicken recipes!

Mexican Rice Bowls

These homemade Mexican Rice Bowls are the perfect DIY weeknight dinner that everyone can assemble to their liking. They can even be a tasty vegetarian dish if you leave out the chicken.

Mexican Pizza

This Mexican pizza is cheesy, spicy, and so flavorful! It features tortillas, refried beans, salsa, cheese and any desired toppings. Both kids and adults love this fun and easy recipe. Great for busy weeknights, feeding family and friends, or for children!

Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Salad

These Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Salad sandwiches are a flavor explosion! Creamy chicken salad gets a delicious tang from sour cream, with a hint of onion for a delightful twist on a classic.

White Chicken Lasagna

These White Chicken Lasagnas are a cheesy delight! Layers of tender chicken, ricotta, and creamy béchamel sauce create a flavor explosion.

Gluten Free Enchiladas

These gluten free enchiladas are the perfect family dinner! They have a bold and slightly spicy flavor, but they are also kid approved. The hearty filling, creamy sauce, and cheesy topping make them so flavorful!

Chicken and Cheese Tostadas

An easy and quick recipe to make on a weeknight (ready in just about 20 minutes)! These chicken and cheese tostadas are sure to please for your Mexican-inspired dinners. Make them extra special with homemade corn tortillas and be sure to top them with some sour cream, avocado, and cilantro.

Chicken Noodle Soup

This homemade chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food! It has a savory and hearty broth, tender chunks of chicken, and flavorful veggies. This quick and easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. In terms of chicken recipes, it does not get much more classic!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Easy and delicious, these Homemade Chicken Nuggets are way healthier than the deep-fried ones you get at any fast food restaurant! You can make a whole batch at once to enjoy right then or freeze in wax paper to save for another day. 

Curry Chicken Salad

These Curry Chicken Salad sandwiches are a flavor explosion! Tender chicken tossed in a creamy, aromatic curry sauce with crunchy bits of vegetables.

Coconut Chicken Satay

These Coconut Chicken Satay skewers are a taste of the tropics! Juicy chicken marinated in a sweet and savory coconut sauce, grilled to perfection.

Chicken Marsala Pasta

These Chicken Marsala Pasta plates are creamy dream come true! Tender chicken and savory mushrooms mingle in a Marsala wine sauce, all tossed with your favorite pasta.

Chicken Pot Pie

This homemade chicken pot pie is delicious comfort food! The pie crusts are buttery and flaky. The chicken and veggie filling is hearty and savory.

BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups

These BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups bring a fresh twist to classic flavors. Crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, smoky bacon, and tender chicken combine for a low-carb delight.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Parmesan crusted chicken features a crispy breading and tender white meat! It is quick, easy, and great for busy weeknights or hosting family and friends. This versatile dish can be served with spaghetti, salads, roasted veggies, and more!

Chicken Curry Casserole

These Chicken Curry Casseroles are warm, cheesy hugs in a dish! Tender chicken and colorful veggies smothered in a creamy, flavorful curry sauce.

The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings!

These The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings! are crispy gold on a plate! Forget greasy takeout, these wings bake up juicy and tender on the inside, with skin so crisp it shatters with every bite.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

These air fryer chicken thighs are golden crispy on the outside and tender inside! They are juicy, hearty, and savory. This quick and easy recipe takes only 20 minutes. Great for family dinners, busy weeknights, leftovers, and meal prep! Air fryer chicken recipes are great for those on the go.

Chicken Taco Salad

Here’s an easy Chicken Taco Salad recipe from Erin Chase, a.k.a. the $5 Dinner Mom, from her guest post “9 Organic Meals from Costco for under $100”.

Quick Chicken Piccata

A super easy and healthy chicken piccata recipe the whole family will enjoy. Plan on doubling the sauce if you’ll serve it over rice or pasta!

Chicken and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup

These Chicken and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup bowls are comfort food made easy! Just toss in the ingredients, let your slow cooker work its magic, and come home to a hearty, flavorful soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken Banh Mi

These Slow Cooker Chicken Banh Mi are a delicious and convenient option for a flavorful meal. With tender slow-cooked chicken, fresh vegetables, and a tangy sauce, they offer a perfect balance of flavors.

Breadcrumb Roasted Chicken Recipe

This Breadcrumb Roasted Chicken dish is fabulous right out of the oven, but it’s also pretty tasty leftover on salad greens or over pasta with cream sauce.

Creamy Baked Chicken Recipe

Adapted from Good Housekeeping, this Creamy Baked Chicken Recipe has the most amazing flavor from the tarragon! Serve it with a side of veggies or a salad to round out your dinner.

Chicken Marsala

This Chicken Marsala recipe is classic, hearty, savory, and so flavorful! This family friendly dinner is great for busy weeknights or weekends. The chicken is tender and juicy, while the sauce is creamy and delicious!

Weeknight Tandoori Chicken

These Weeknight Tandoori Chicken thighs are your ticket to restaurant-worthy flavor, made easy at home!

Mar Far Chicken

This homemade Mar Far chicken is crispy, hearty, and flavorful! The fried chicken cubes feature a crunchy breading and tender meat. The homemade chicken gravy is smooth and creamy. This Chinese inspired dish is way healthier than takeout!

Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

This roasted chicken with Brussels sprouts and bacon is a super easy go-to weeknight meal for us, and I love to sometimes pair it with wild rice on the side.

Easy Thai Chicken and Rice

These Easy Thai Chicken and Rice bowls are bursting with flavor! Tender chicken simmers in a fragrant coconut broth with rice, all in one pot.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine recipe is a delightful blend of flavors and spices, creating a mouthwatering dish that is both easy to prepare and incredibly delicious.

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

This Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga is your weeknight win! Shredded chicken in a smoky chipotle sauce is perfect for tacos, burritos, or bowls.

Jason’s Jerk Chicken Recipe

This tasty tropical recipe for jerk chicken was inspired by a recent family vacation that included a stop in Jamaica. Try it with your family tonight!

Oven “Fried” Chicken

Here’s a recipe you can feel good about making for your family. You’ll be picking the crust off this oven fried chicken just like it’s the real deal!

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet

This Chicken and Wild Mushroom Skillet was fabulous paired with creamy polenta. Just add a simple green salad on the side, and your healthy dinner is done!

Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken

No pre-cooking? No chopping? You know you want to make this easy-peasy slow cooker green salsa chicken for your family tonight! (Double it for leftovers!)

Chicken Pesto Pizza

This Chicken Pesto Pizza recipe was a huge hit with my family. If you’re ready to switch up your normal toppings, this one is definitely a winner! When it comes to chicken recipes, this one is great for picky eaters.

Greek Chicken Lemonato

These Greek Chicken Lemonatos are a lemon lover’s dream! Chicken and potatoes roast up crispy, bathed in a garlicky lemon sauce with briny olives. It’s a light and flavorful weeknight dinner that’s ready in no time.

Chicken and Spinach Crepe Rolls

These Chicken and Spinach Crepe Rolls are a delicious and nutritious option for any meal. Packed with protein from the chicken and the goodness of spinach, these rolls are a perfect combination of flavors.

Asian Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies

These Asian Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies are a breeze to make for a weeknight win! Tender chicken and colorful veggies roast together in a sweet and tangy glaze for a flavorful, all-in-one pan dinner.

Easy Chinese Chicken

These Easy Chinese Chicken dishes are your weeknight savior! Skip takeout and whip up flavorful chicken in minutes.

Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

These Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken and Brussels Sprouts are weeknight magic! Chicken gets deliciously sticky with sweet honey mustard, while Brussels sprouts roast up crispy. We love sheet pan chicken recipes!

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken

This easy one-pot dinner has a creamy coconut lime sauce that pairs perfectly with the chicken and veggies.

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

These Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken skewers are bursting with flavor! Tangy yogurt tenderizes the chicken while infusing it with delicious herbs. Grill them up for a healthy and satisfying meal that’s perfect for summer.

Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale

This Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale is a flavor party in one pan! Dijon mustard creates a creamy, tangy sauce that coats tender chicken and wilted kale. This is one of the easiest chicken recipes!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

This buffalo chicken pasta is creamy, hearty, spicy, and savory! Get dinner on the table quickly and easily with this 20 minute meal. It tastes like buffalo chicken dip with pasta and the creamiest sauce!

Blackened Chicken

This Blackened Chicken recipe is full of bold flavor! This simple seasoning blend is the easiest and quickest way to elevate chicken. It instantly adds a pop of flavor. This blackened chicken is great by itself, on top of salads, in tacos and burritos, in sandwiches, and more!

Chicken Fajitas

These homemade chicken fajitas are such a flavorful meal! This quick and easy recipe takes only 25 minutes from start to finish. This classic Mexican inspired recipe is great for the whole family. Everything comes together quickly and easily in one skillet!

Chicken and Rice

his one-pot chicken and rice is the ultimate weeknight family dinner! This recipe uses pantry staple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Add your favorite veggies or sauce for a completely customizable meal. Kids love this too!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the tastiest chicken dish in the world?

There are so many tasty chicken recipes out there! This curated list is our favorite.

What are some different ways to cook chicken?

Chicken can be baked, grilled, fried, air fried, pan seared, slow cooked, or pressure cooked.

What is the secret to making juicy chicken?

The secret to making juicy chicken is to not overcook it. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit internally.

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This roundup of our favorite chicken recipes is great for your whole family. We have been making family friendly chicken dinners for years and years. We hope you love these chicken recipes as much as we do!

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