Our Most Popular Chicken Recipes of All Time
Whether you're in the mood for pot pie or chicken soup, make one of our readers' favorite recipes for dinner tonight.
Whether we're talking about a whole chicken or individual cuts like breasts, thighs, and wings, there's no denying that chicken is one of the most popular meats. It's economical, family-friendly, and endlessly versatile. Choose between white and dark meat, depending on what flavor you're going for, and a tasty meal is in your future. To inspire your next meal, we're sharing more than 30 chicken recipes that you, our readers, love most. These are the recipes that you come back for time and time again and cook night after night.
Looking for a new recipe to try? Start with the Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes that's pictured here. This 35-minute meal that serves four is always a fan-favorite come spring because of its bright flavor and alluring colors. A combination of baby spinach and frozen artichoke hearts are cooked in a decadent cream cheese-based sauce and are then paired with seared chicken cutlets for the ultimate one-skillet supper.
You'll also find recipes that teach you how to roast a whole chicken, make an old-fashioned favorite such as chicken pot pie, dress up a chicken salad, or cook a comforting batch of chicken noodle soup. Perhaps best of all, you'll find that chicken recipes are just as well-suited to a weeknight dinner with your family as they are a larger dinner party.
Our readers—that means you!—love our takes on classic recipes just like grandma used to make, too: Try our chicken with mushrooms, chicken tetrazzini, or chicken fricassee whenever you want a comforting dish. And if you're in the mood to cook and eat a more modern chicken recipe, you'll be pleased to see a number of supremely delicious options ahead.
Perfect Roast Chicken
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Basic Chicken Soup
Skip the store-bought canned version in favor of this flavorful homemade chicken soup sans noodles. We use a whole chicken rather than purchasing individual cuts, which means that you get a beautiful blend of both white and dark meat in every bowl.
Classic Chicken Potpie
Whether you choose to make it in a pie or gratin dish, this chicken recipe is the ultimate all-American comfort food. Start by making homemade all-butter pie crust, then prepare a filling using onions, carrots, frozen peas, shredded pre-cooked chicken, and plenty of fresh parsley.
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Breaded Chicken Breasts
This chicken stew features a decadent sauce made from lemon juice, tarragon, heavy cream, and egg yolks—it's the perfect way to make chicken feel and taste extraordinary.
Chicken and Dumplings
The filling for this chicken recipe, which is one of our readers' all-time favorites, is similar to chicken pot pie, and the topping is something truly magical—comforting and humble drop biscuits seasoned with fresh dill.
Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Take cheesy baked penne to the next level with a combination of white mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, which offer significant umami flavor, plus boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Don't forget the cheese—here, we're using a combination of provolone and Parmesan.
Classic Chicken Salad
A combination of curry powder, ground coriander, and ground cumin bring warm, earthy flavor to this slow-cooker chicken dish.
Chicken with Mushrooms
Start by browning chicken cutlets dredged in flour in a skillet until crispy. Mushroom, thyme, and butter are sautéed in the same pan and then everything finishes cooking in a white wine sauce for this timeless recipe.
Grated Monterey Jack cheese and minced canned chipotles are key players in this lightened-up chicken recipe, which is one of our readers' all-time favorites.
Slow-Cooker Chili Chicken Tacos
Make good use of everyone's favorite slow-cooker in this chicken recipe that you, our readers, love. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs cook with prepared tomato salad, chopped chipotle chiles in adobo, and chili powder cook until the meat is fork-tender and super flavorful.
This chicken soup is a total classic, but gets adorned with bouquet garni, an herbaceous combination of whole black peppercorns, dried bay leaf, fresh thyme, and garlic, which give homemade chicken broth extra flavor.
Sautéed Chicken in Mustard-Cream Sauce
Good-quality Dijon mustard is the star of this indulgent cream sauce, which we serve alongside boneless, skinless chicken breasts in one of your all-time favorite recipes.
Roast Spatchcocked Lemon Chicken
If you love the look and taste of roast chicken but are short on time, try spatchcocking—this technique means butterflying the chicken and cooking it breast side down on a roasting rack or cast-iron skillet. It cooks in half the time, but you still get crisp skin on the outside and tender meat on the inside.
Classic Chicken Vegetable Soup
Start with our chicken soup base, which includes a homemade broth made with a whole chicken, and then make it even heartier with more carrots, celery, and Yukon gold potatoes for a classic recipe that our readers love.
Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken Couscous
A whole chicken is cut into pieces, then braised in a slow-cooker with white wine, six cloves of garlic, and dried thyme in this reader-favorite recipe.
Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Braised Chicken Thighs
Our readers love this chicken recipe, which calls for dredging chicken thighs in Creole seasoning and flour, creating an extra crispy and flavorful skin. The meat is sautéed in a combination of olive oil and butter and then braises with herbs and chicken stock until the is cooked through and uber tender.
Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
This is no ordinary one-pan chicken dinner. A whole chicken is stuffed with fresh herbs, like thyme and parsley, and roasts along with leeks, carrots, and baby red potatoes for a family-friendly meal that is one of our readers' favorites.
Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos
Boneless, skinless chicken breast strips are seasoned with a Mediterranean spice blend, which gives them an earthy flavor in this gluten-free dinner. The chicken is then tucked into butter lettuce wraps and topped with Tzatziki, crumbled feta cheese, and Kalamata olives.
Basic Poached Chicken
Learn the basic steps of poaching chicken by following this recipe, which is one of our most popular of all time. The result is incredibly moist and tender chicken that is a blank canvas for so many other preparations.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken and Kale Casserole
Sautéed General Tso's Chicken
A combination of fresh ginger, light brown sugar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes make boneless, skinless chicken breasts extra flavorful. Instead of deep-frying the chicken, we sautéed it for a slightly lighter spin.