35 Fresh Ideas for Chicken Recipes
Herbed Oven-Fried Chicken
Seasoned panko coating gives a satisfying crunch to this healthy twist on fried chicken. Our recipe offers a curry-flavored variation, too.
Chipotle Chicken and Cheddar Panini
A handy supermarket product—chipotle-flavor mayo—is the secret ingredient in this loaded sandwich. We love the convenience, but if you like, stir 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into regular mayonnaise instead.
Chicken Enchiladas Adobo
Wrap meat in multigrain tortillas with adobo sauce and fire-roasted tomatoes for a fresh take on chicken enchiladas.
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.
Mexican Chicken Salad
A tiny bit of taco seasoning mix packs big flavor in this south-of-the-border twist on traditional chicken salad. Try it in a tortilla wrap with crisp romaine lettuce.
Gingered Chicken and Fried Rice
Carrots, sugar snap peas and fresh ginger give crunch and flavor to this quick and easy Asian-inspired recipe.
Easy Spring Gravy
We created this ready-in-10 gravy to jazz up purchased deli-roasted chicken. Add steamed veggies and mashed potatoes, and you have dinner!
Chicken Garden Pesto Pizza
A pound of pizza dough and just five simple ingredients yield a flavorful and beautiful summer pizza. Feel free to substitute zucchini for the summer squash or fresh red sweet pepper for the bottled roasted.
Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta
Cook chicken breasts with tomatoes, olives and wine, then serve with creamy polenta for an easy, Mediterranean-inspired dinner.
The Ultimate Chicken and Noodle Casserole
Cremini mushrooms, asparagus, roasted peppers and almonds update this classic hotdish.
Greek Chicken Wrap
The secret to this simple and nutritious supper wrap: A quick, garlicky stir-together sauce made with yogurt and feta cheese.
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 Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce
Fresh tomatillos and jicama add authentic tartness and crunch to this made-in-minutes dinner. You can find both veggies at large supermarkets or Latin groceries.
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 Chutney Salad
Jarred mango chutney and raisins add sweetness and mild spice to this chicken salad; trading the usual mayonnaise for yogurt makes it healthier.
Just three ingredients yield a surprisingly flavor "quickie" barbecue sauce. Try it as a dipping sauce for purchased roasted chicken or breaded, baked chicken breast. You can also toss shredded chicken meat with the sauce for a simple pulled-chicken sandwich. (Bonus points if you add cheddar cheese and toast the sandwich in a panini press!)
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.
Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers
These burgers hold a surprise inside: a melty cheese-cranberry center.
Blue Cheese and Balsamic Chicken Pizza
Topped with blue cheese, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and a balsmic-spiked tomato sauce, this potent pizza has definite adult flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast Chicken and Rice
Herbed Chicken, Orzo and Zucchini
Team basil-seasoned chicken breasts with fresh zucchini and seasoned orzo for a fast and flavorful dinner.
Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce
Garlic, garam masala and fresh ginger season the chicken in this Indian-inspired recipe from The Spice House shop in Milwaukee. The refreshing yogurt-based sauce is similar to traditional cucumber raita.
Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Jazz up classic macaroni and cheese with parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken and broccoli for dinner in 20 minutes!
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.
Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup
Start with a rotisserie chicken, and you can whip up this Thai-inspired soup in less than 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Chicken Chowder with Dilly Dumplings
Savor extra-light dumplings that cook on top of a carrot- and corn-filled bubbling chowder.