There's a reason chicken is the go-to choice for home cooks everywhere: When you're putting together dinner, you want something tasty, endlessly versatile and relatively inexpensive. Goodness knows, there are thousands of chicken recipes out there. It's a culinary chameleon, equally at home in rich, aromatic Indian butter chicken, home-style Southern fried chicken, or in a bubbling pot of dumplings. It helps that chicken is so darn convenient. You can buy it whole (perfect for roasting), cut into pieces, or even packaged into your favorite parts (thighs or legs for dark-meat lovers, breasts for those who prefer white meat). Or cut to the chase and buy a pre-cooked rotisserie bird - there's nothing easier than shredding the meat to add to enchiladas, soups, or casseroles. No clucking around: This bird is a home cook's best friend.

No-Fuss Snack Mix Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Your guests will never guess that the pretzel snack mix they've been munching is also the coating for this chicken recipe. Baking transforms the flavors.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Total: 45 mins

Chicken with Apricots and Dried Plums

Better Homes and Gardens

Meaty chicken pieces simmer with dried fruit in a spiced wine mixture for a richly flavored winter dish.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Sesame Vegetable Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Eliminate the chicken for a vegetarian version of this main dish salad.

Caribbean Chicken Curry

Family Circle

Two ingredients pack a flavorful punch in this Caribbean chicken recipe. Mangoes, which add a sweet, juicy flavor and hot curry powder for its spicy, pungent taste.

General Tso's Chicken

Family Circle

If sweet and spicy Asian food is your preference, don't order takeout. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Diabetic Living

Easy Italian Chicken


This no-fuss chicken main-dish recipe is easy to put together and even easier to enjoy.

Slow-Cooked Chicken Stroganoff


Moist chicken, earthy mushrooms, and sour cream combine in the slow cooker to create this classic comfort food.

Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini

Midwest Living

This one-dish recipe features a delicious blend of chicken breast, orzo, and zucchini. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is a perfect weeknight meal.

Total: 20 mins

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Add a hot new taste to deli-roasted chicken with a molasses and vinegar barbecue sauce zipped up with hot chili peppers. The shredded barbecue chicken makes a saucy filling for sandwiches at a casual dinner or party.

Hungarian Paprika Chicken

Family Circle

Hot Hungarian paprika adds a rich, robust flavor to this creamy chicken main-dish recipe.

Zesty Lemon-Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken is added to a simple mayonnaise and lemon mixture for these quick-and-easy lunch sandwiches. Try multi-grain bread to add a healthy touch to this recipe.

Total: 25 mins

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

This low fat chicken dish gives you a complete meal in just 35 minutes.

Total: 35 mins

Brunswick Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

From Brunswick County, Virginia or North Carolina? The debate still rages over where this country hearty chicken stew gets its name.

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