Chicken Recipes

Everyone's favorite meat, chicken is juicy, delicious, and easy to love. Start with a whole bird or chicken wings, breasts, legs, thighs, and chicken drumsticks, and transform into soups, stews, salads, roasts, or baked chicken dishes. We've gathered our best chicken recipes here.

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Our 25 Greatest Grilled Chicken Recipes

Explore the many ways to prepare this dinnertime favorite on the grill, including moist, buttermilk-marinated chicken pieces, whole chickens basted in homemade barbecue sauce, and so much more.
By Peggy Kieran

Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.21 stars
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Whenever you make breaded and fried chicken, it disappears almost immediately. Try our foolproof three-step method for perfect results every time, then turn it into Chicken Parmesan or serve over salad.

21 Kid-Friendly Chicken Recipes for Dinner Tonight

Nuggets and tenders aren't the only kid-approved chicken dinner options—but don't worry, we have recipes for them, too.
By Kelly Vaughan

Perfect Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.44 stars
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The almost universal appeal of roasted chicken stems from its power to comfort. The ideal roasted chicken recipe will leave your chicken golden brown and gleaming, tender, and juicy. The crackle of chicken as it roasts and the wondrous aroma that perfumes the kitchen provoke a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.16 stars
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This oven-roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful thighs with a lemony sauce that makes itself in the pan. It's the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families, especially when served with simple Roasted Potatoes.

Classic Chicken Potpie

Rating: 3.16 stars
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A buttery crust is always a winner, but when it comes to potpie, it's what's inside that counts. Try this classic version; then explore these fresh filling ideas: Curried Chicken; Mushroom-Marjoram Chicken; Tomato-Corn Chicken.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Chicken and Dumplings

Fluffy parsley-speckled dumplings soak up the flavorful liquid of this chicken stew, the ultimate comfort food that's ideal for dinner on a chilly winter night.

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes

Nothing hits the spot quite like a simple roast chicken with vegetables. Nestled on a bed of fingerling potatoes, carrots, shallots, and fragrant lemons, this one-and-done dish is an excellent candidate for a special Sunday roast any time of year. 
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Chicken Soup Recipes to Enjoy All Year Long
Make your mother proud and eat up: We've collected 23 warming chicken soup variations, from chicken noodle to tortilla to wonton, to chase away winter blues—and maybe even help with a case of the sniffles.

Emeril's Braised Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars
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"When I'm preparing this dish, it's all I can do to wait until it's finished simmering to get a taste of the awesome gravy. You've simply gotta cook some rice to eat with this, no doubt about it." Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast".