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.
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.
Meaty chicken pieces simmer with dried fruit in a spiced wine mixture for a richly flavored winter dish.
These breaded chicken tenders are served with a mustard and mayonnaise mixture for dipping. Serve steamed green beans with this recipe for a quick-and-easy family meal.
These sandwiches are a popular and simple dinner idea. Replace slices of bread with tortillas and roll up a heaping serving of chicken and vegetables.
With oregano, garlic, and feta cheese, this chicken and pasta recipe of Mediterranean flavors is sure to become a family favorite.
Cooking the chicken in a little olive oil before baking gives it an appealing brownness.
What sets this fried chicken apart from the typical recipe is that milk is added after partially cooking the chicken so the pieces simmer rather than fry.