Chicken Dinner Recipes
New Media PublishingWhat's for dinner tonight? If you're like most busy cooks, the answer is likely to be chicken at least a couple of times per week. For good reason: Chicken is easy to cook, versatile and lends itself well to healthy preparations. But we know all too well how easy it is to get stuck in a rut when it comes to chicken. So, we've rounded up some of our favorite chicken dinner recipes below. Try one out the next time you need a fresh thing to do with the bird -- maybe tonight?
Our Favorite Chicken Dinner RecipesChicken Stroganoff: This easy chicken dinner calls for store-bought rotisserie chicken, so it takes just 30 minutes to make. Browse more easy rotisserie chicken recipes.
Balsamic Soy Chicken Cutlets: Chicken cutlets -- simply thinly sliced skinless, boneless chicken breasts -- cook very quickly. Here they're paired with a simple sauce that's made in the same pan as the chicken (using the same pan ups the flavor and cuts the cleanup -- two big wins). Get more chicken breast recipe ideas.
Cornmeal-Crusted Oven Fried Chicken: Lauren Braun Costello shares her very popular recipe for oven-fried boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
Mexican Chicken-Lime Soup: The chicken in this soup is poached -- another quick and easy cooking method. Get more chicken soup recipes.
Chicken Thighs with Stewed Tomatoes and Spinach: Chicken thighs are inexpensive, moist and flavorful. This skillet recipe cooks in just 30 minutes. Browse more 30-minute dinner recipes.
Tuscan Chicken and White Bean Salad: A handful of ingredients (olive oil, lemon juice, white beans, chopped celery and parsley) turn rotisserie chicken into a hearty main course salad.
Grilled Bone-In Chicken Pieces: Grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel shares her go-to recipe for grilled chicken.
Mu Shu Chicken: This take on the sweet and savory Chinese dish calls for flour tortillas to wrap up the chicken and vegetables.
Chicken in a Pot: Expert Mark Bittman shares this method for cooking a whole chicken in a large casserole or dutch oven.
Chicken Nuggets: This kid-friendly chicken nuggets are baked, not fried, so they're healthier than the fast-food variety. Watch Gino Campagna make the chicken nuggets.
Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette: This healthy five ingredient recipe packs a surprising amount of flavor -- it also tastes great at room temperature, so it's perfect for a potluck (or when everyone can't eat at the same time).
Country Herb Roast Chicken: Don't be intimidated by roasting a whole chicken. This recipe calls for simply rubbing it with a mixture of dried herbs and olive oil, then popping it in the oven until the skin is crisp and delicious. Watch how to roast this chicken in our video.
More Chicken Recipes and Cooking Tips
- Browse all chicken dinner recipes.
- See how to roast chicken.
- Watch how to fry a chicken breast.
- See how to grill chicken.
- See how to check chicken temperature.
- Watch Curtis Stone make a whole roasted chicken with tomato-basil butter.
- Watch Marco Canora make his chicken marsala and chicken piccata recipes.