Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat. Low in fat, nutritious and quick and easy to prepare, it is the ideal meat for today’s busy consumer. You can bake it, fry it, grill it, boil it and even microwave it. It works fantastically well with sauces, herbs and marinades.
Here are our top 20 chicken recipes that are easy to make and will delight your friends and family.
1. Buffalo Chicken Bites
These are such an awesome snack, which could be a meal in itself if you have enough of them.
Recipe and directions: What’s Cookin, Chicago?
2. Chicken Enchiladas
This enchilada dish is sure to be a new family favorite! It is simple to put together and also perfect for leftovers.
Recipe and directions: Pink Parsley
3. Kaytucky Chicken
Chicken filled with a cream cheese, bacon & spring onion mix wrapped in puff pastry.
Recipe and directions: Kayotic
4. Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce
Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes.
Recipe and directions: Creme De La Crumb
5. Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup
This Chicken & Sweetcorn soup is nutritious, packed full of veggies.
Recipe and directions: Cast Iron Cookie
6. Spicy Coconut Crusted Chicken
Chicken breast marinated in coconut milk and coated with a crispy and spicy coconut crust. Served over pasta, this meal is great any day.
Recipe and directions: My Lavender Blues
7. Mochiko Chicken
Mochiko Chicken is a popular Hawaiian fried chicken dish made with a mochiko marinade.
Recipe and directions: Contemplating Sweets
8. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Next time your kids–or you!–have a fast food craving, consider these super easy and healthy baked nuggets as an alternative!
Recipe and directions: Almost Kosher
9. Maple Mustard Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet
Bursting with flavor, this dish is perfect weekday comfort food. One pan, 30 minutes!
Recipe and directions: Delicious Meets Healthy
10. Chicken Cacciatore Meatballs
Moist, flavorful meatballs made from ground chicken and nestled among tender green pepper and onion strips.
Recipe and directions: Dizzy Busy and Hungry
11. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken, rolled inside a tortilla with cheese, then baked until golden. Easy and crowd-pleasing!
Recipe and directions: Well Plated
12. Creamy White Chicken Chili
Flavor packed slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese and seasoned tortilla strips.
Recipe and directions: Baked by Rachel
13. Rosemary Garlic Chicken Wings
If you love wings, you’ll go nuts for these Rosemary Garlic Chicken Wings! With fresh herbs, caramelized onions and sweet roasted garlic.
Recipe and directions: Garlic & Zest
14. Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad
This is a healthy alternative to the popular fast food chain’s chicken salad.
Recipe and directions: Mindy’s Cooking Obsession
15. Crispy One-Pan Paleo Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Easy one-pan bacon wrapped chicken that’s ready in 20 minutes. It’s Whole30 friendly, packed with flavor, super filling and comforting, and great with your favorite veggies and potatoes.
Recipe and directions: Paleo Running Momma
16. Whole Roasted Herb Chicken
Simple whole roasted herb chicken – just 5 minutes of active time and 1 hour baking for this clean head to tail recipe.
Recipe and directions: Eat Your Way Clean
17. One Pot Mexican Chicken & Rice
This One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice is filled with Tex-Mex flavor & cooked with rice, corn, black beans to make a complete meal.
Recipe and directions: Home. Made. Interest.
18. Mexican Chicken Soup
Aromatic Mexican chicken soup with charred baby corn is a showstopping meal topped with fresh avocado and jalapeños.
Recipe and directions: Simply Delicious Food
19. Grilled Chicken and Mixed Greens Salad
A refreshing and nutritious salad with mixed greens, toppings and grilled chicken with balsamic dressing.
Recipe and directions: Vibrant Plate
20. Baked Cheesy Chicken Penne
This delicious dish consists of a cheesy pasta blended with chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Recipe and directions: Real Mom Kitchen