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.See Popular Chicken Recipes
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.
Mediterranean flavors such as sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and white wine simmer together to flavor chicken breasts in this mouthwatering slow-cooker dish.
Sauteed chicken in a flavorful Italian sauce, served with a side of garlic bread - it's just like grandma makes, but without all the work.
Meaty chicken pieces simmer with dried fruit in a spiced wine mixture for a richly flavored winter dish.
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Ding, ding, ding--the health-o-meter declares our improved and lighter Smothered Chicken and Gravy recipe a winner, with its flavor boost coming from spices instead of fat.
Serve this French stew with a crusty baguette to mop up the thick, well-seasoned sauce.
Crescent rolls pinch-hit as the crust for this pizza stuffed with chili. Lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and cheddar cheese make the perfect toppings for this recipe.
This hearty chicken, bean, and corn recipe slow simmers in your slow cooker to give you a ready-made meal after a long day. Serve over mashed potatoes if you like.
This low-fat recipe is big on flavor. Both the chicken quarters and potatoes are seasoned with the spicy orange-soy sauce.
Low-fat yogurt and ranch salad dressing top cold chicken salad in this pita sandwich recipe. Wrap it up to carry for a healthful lunch.
The flour mixture coating for this chicken main dish recipe is simple to make, but a purchased variety speeds the process. A liberal splash of hot pepper sauce zips up the flavor.
For a casual Italian-style dinner, simmer chicken and artichokes in a tomato-wine sauce.
For this super fast tostada recipe, pile on lots of veggies for a low-calorie, satisfying meal.