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.
Few dishes have a claim on comfort food like fried chicken. The perfect fried chicken is golden and crispy on the outside and full of juicy goodness on the inside. Sharing a meal of perfectly cooked fried chicken is a little slice of paradise. Learn how to cook fried chicken and you'll have a crowd-pleasing meal for any day of the week. But be warned: people might start finding all sorts of reasons to stop by your house at dinnertime.
Recipes for how to make oven-barbecued chicken can use just about any combination of chicken pieces imaginable. This makes oven-barbecued chicken perfect for weeks when the family budget is tight and chicken leg quarters go on sale at the market. Knowing how to barbecue chicken in the oven means no more standing over a hot grill continually basting the meat. And making your own sauce with a non-MSG soy sauce ensures a more healthful result.
Eliminate the chicken for a vegetarian version of this main dish salad.
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.
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.
This no-fuss chicken main-dish recipe is easy to put together and even easier to enjoy.
Moist chicken, earthy mushrooms, and sour cream combine in the slow cooker to create this classic comfort food.
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.
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.
Hot Hungarian paprika adds a rich, robust flavor to this creamy chicken main-dish recipe.
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.