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.
For this super fast tostada recipe, pile on lots of veggies for a low-calorie, satisfying meal.
Serve this French stew with a crusty baguette to mop up the thick, well-seasoned 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.
This low-fat recipe is big on flavor. Both the chicken quarters and potatoes are seasoned with the spicy orange-soy 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.
For a casual Italian-style dinner, simmer chicken and artichokes in a tomato-wine sauce.
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.
Spice up ordinary fried chicken with green chile peppers, then add hot pepper sauce to increase the heat.
Healthy, easy, and economical make this fish dish a great catch. Best of all it can be ready in 20 minutes.