25 Fresh Ideas for Chicken Recipes | Midwest Living

25 Fresh Ideas for Chicken Recipes

These fresh takes on chicken--including recipes for casseroles, skillet dinners, soups and one-dish meals--offer updated ways to roast, bake and stuff that bird.

Orange Maple Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potato Waffles

These tender waffles have mashed potatoes in the batter, along with thyme, garlic and onion. We've traded the usual pancake syrup for a silky maple-orange gravy made with drippings from the chicken.

Orange Maple Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potato Waffles

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Rub a blend of lemon peel, rosemary, thyme, parsley and garlic on the chicken before baking; Add fresh thyme sprigs and garlic bulbs around the chicken for even more flavor. Potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots make this a one-pan meal.

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Chicken Enchiladas Adobo

Wrap meat in multigrain tortillas with adobo sauce and fire-roasted tomatoes for a fresh take on chicken enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas Adobo

Habanero Hot Wings

Purchased steak and barbecue sauces, mixed with fruit preserves and spices, give this chicken recipe its zing. Three dipping sauces complete the picture.

Habanero Hot Wings

The Ultimate Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Cremini mushrooms, asparagus, roasted peppers and almonds update this classic hotdish.

The Ultimate Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

These burgers hold a surprise inside: a melty cheese-cranberry center.

Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Chicken Chowder with Dilly Dumplings

Savor extra-light dumplings that cook on top of a carrot- and corn-filled bubbling chowder.

Chicken Chowder with Dilly Dumplings

Gingered Chicken and Fried Rice

Carrots, sugar snap peas and fresh ginger give crunch and flavor to this quick and easy Asian-inspired recipe.

Gingered Chicken and Fried Rice

Chicken-Romaine Salad

Sweet dried fruit and fresh fruit sections brighten this main-dish salad made with purchased rotisserie chicken; sunflower seeds add crunch. It's ready in just 25 minutes.

Chicken-Romaine Salad

Chicken and Noodles

Chicken, noodles, veggies and herbs simmer in a creamy sauce. It's a perfect one-dish meal; just serve with a small salad or dinner rolls.

Chicken and Noodles

Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta

Cook chicken breasts with tomatoes, olives and wine, then serve with creamy polenta for an easy, Mediterranean-inspired dinner.

Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta

Tortellini with Chicken and Cheese

Prepare this chicken dish in just 20 minutes using packaged ingredients. Substitute leftover chicken (or any leftover cooked meat) for the frozen chopped cooked chicken breast, if you like.

Tortellini with Chicken and Cheese

Angel Chicken

Chicken and fresh mushrooms slow-cook in cream cheese, wine and soup. It's easy to put together but tastes like chicken in a complex cream sauce -- smooth with delicate seasoning.

Angel Chicken

Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup

Start with a rotisserie chicken, and you can whip up this Thai-inspired soup in less than 30 minutes.

Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup

Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

For a fast weeknight meal, put together this easy version of classic chicken and rice casserole with refrigerated light pasta sauce, cubed cooked chicken and cooked rice.

Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

Chicken Supreme Casserole

This one-dish meal uses reduced-fat soup, fat-free milk, salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning and light mayonnaise for lower fat, calories and sodium than traditional casseroles.

Chicken Supreme Casserole

Fast Chicken and Rice

This skillet meal is ready in just 10 minutes! Combine chicken, cooked brown or white rice, peas, almonds and bottled stir-fry sauce.

Fast Chicken and Rice

Mango-Chicken Salad

The popular smoothie ingredient, mango, adds a colorful and fruity taste to a salad of broiled chicken. The sweetness of the mango contrasts with the salty crumbled bacon.

Mango Chicken Salad

Herbed Chicken, Orzo and Zucchini

Team basil-seasoned chicken breasts with fresh zucchini and seasoned orzo for a fast and flavorful dinner.

Herbed Chicken, Orzo and Zucchini

Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Jazz up classic macaroni and cheese with parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken and broccoli for dinner in 20 minutes!

Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Greek-Style Chicken Skillet

Chicken and fresh vegetables simmer in a garlic-tomato broth for an easy skillet dinner. Feta cheese adds a touch of tangy creaminess. Serve with either plain or flavored couscous.

Greek-Style Chicken Skillet

Spicy Orange Chicken

Cook chicken in a mix of fresh orange juice, soy sauce, honey and ginger, then serve over wilted spinach. Crushed red pepper adds heat; adjust to suit your taste.

Spicy Orange Chicken

My Big Fat Greek Sandwich

A chunky mixed-olive relish and mild feta cheese transport grilled chicken to the Mediterranean with Greek panache on chewy ciabatta rolls.

My Big Fat Greek Sandwich

Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

A refreshing cucumber sauce complements this easy grilled main dish. Garam masala, an Indian spice that can blend up to 12 spices, mixes with grated ginger to put an international twist on chicken.

Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Hickory-Smoked Chicken

Top spinach, strawberries, blueberries, cheese, mushrooms and smoked chicken with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette for a main-dish salad full of seasonal flavors.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Hickory-Smoked Chicken

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