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They can be exciting, satisfying, easy to prepare, and positively scrumptious! Here are 27 delectable recipes to help you make mouthwatering chicken dinners your family and friends will love!
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets are crispy, tender, juicy, and flavorful. You can’t beat a scrumptious, kid-friendly recipe that is loved by adults, too. Enjoy delicious “fried” chicken in under 30 minutes with no greasy mess!
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Chicken Street Tacos. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
Scrumptious Chicken Street Tacos are about as close to chicken recipe perfection as you get. Tender juicy chicken, crunchy red onion, cilantro, queso fresco, and tangy lime juice in freshly charred corn tortillas. Easy, affordable weeknight dinner!
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Air Fryer Cornish Hen. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
Mouthwatering crispy skin and tender, juicy chicken make this scrumptiously simple air fryer Cornish Hen Recipe perfect for any date night or family dinner. Easy to prepare in only minutes with just five ingredients.
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Creamy Chicken and Noodles. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
This Creamy Chicken and Noodles recipe is tender homemade egg noodles and chunks of chicken smothered in creamy chicken broth gravy. Homemade Chicken and Noodles are simple comfort food your family will ask for over and over, again!
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Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
Homemade Chicken Broth is scrumptious chickeny goodness with added flavor from veggies and herbs. It’s healthy and delicious and it’s easy to make.
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Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu. Photo Credit: Glenda Embree Blog.
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu is tender chicken breast stuffed with smoky ham and melty Swiss cheese and then coated in crispy Panko. It’s a scrumptiously simple air fryer recipe that can be prepped and cooked in under 30 minutes. One of our best quick and easy dinners.
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Quick and Easy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Melts are perfect as a full-sized sandwich or as a slider. These delectable, 5-ingredient Chicken Melts are another done-in-under-30 minutes recipe!
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Savory herbs and homey warming spices make this easy, creamy, one-pot Rasta Pasta casserole a winning chicken dinner! Al dente rigatoni pasta holds scrumptious creamy sauce in its every nook and cranny and co-stars with the succulent jerk-seasoned chicken in this taste bud tantalizing rasta pasta recipe.
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Homemade Chicken Bouillon Powder is your one-stop kitchen solution for punching up the chicken flavor in stocks, soups and stews, gravies, and casseroles. Add it to rice, lentils, or pasta for an instant umami flavor. Or, simply dissolve it in water to make chicken broth. Plus, it’s vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy free!
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Poblano Chicken Chili is creamy, spicy, and deliciously savory comfort food. It comes together quickly in the Instant Pot. It’s a hearty, flavorful, and filling option for dinner, tailgating, and autumn gatherings.
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This easy slow cooker Southwest Chicken recipe is savory, tangy, and spicy delicious. You’ll love these juicy, melt-in-your-mouth chicken breasts. Make it the centerpiece of your meal or use Southwest Chicken as an ingredient in other dishes like tacos, burritos, or salads. Perfect for meal prep!
Southwest Chicken Recipe. Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken is a party in your mouth! It’s a tantalizing mix of savory and sweet with a mildly spicy kick. We love these scrumptious Pineapple Chicken Breasts. They’re gluten-free and slow cooker simple. Serve as the main dish or use as an ingredient in other recipes, like Pineapple Chicken Rice Bowls.
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Rice Bowls are a party in your mouth! They’re a tantalizing mix of savory and sweet with a mildly spicy kick. We love these scrumptious Pineapple Chicken Breasts served in a rice bowl with Pineapple Salsa. It’s gluten-free and slow cooker simple. Your new favorite chicken recipe!
Get Pineapple Chicken Rice Bowls with Pineapple Salsa Recipe. Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts, the Juicy Secret
Perfect Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts are juicy and flavorful! Adults & kids love the easy 4‑ingredient recipe. Use this delicious chicken as the main dish at any family meal or special gathering or prep it as an ingredient to use in other recipes. Chicken makes its own delicious drippings for gravy.
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Mexican Chicken Stuffed Shells are exploding with flavor and hearty, satisfying goodness! Savory chicken, black beans, pops of sweetness from corn, lots of umami-bringing veggies, and a kick of heat from tomatoes with chilies are all wrapped in a to-die-for creamy, cheesy sauce. And then, yeah … stuffed in a perfectly cooked pasta shell.
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Avocado Lime Chicken Soup is deliciously savory with deep citrus undertones in a spicy jalapeno chicken broth. It’s so easy to make! And everyone wants seconds! Avocado Lime Chicken Soup is dairy-free and gluten-free. DELISH!
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Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme grilled sandwiches are crispy, crunchy, cheesy chicken deliciousness! Think savory, spicy, and creamy fillings, plus, fresh veggies that are so easy to customize and change up to fit your family’s personal preferences. Plus, you can use chicken leftovers or rotisserie chicken to make four crunch wraps at home, faster than you can make it through a drive-thru!
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Perfect Baked Chicken Breasts are one of my main go-to quick-fix dinners. The prep takes only minutes and the chicken is savory, juicy, and tender every single time. Great for meal prepping. Use leftovers in tons of other dishes.
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken is simple, savory baked chicken breasts smothered in creamy gravy. Baby spinach adds brilliant contrasts of color and herbaceous, fresh flavor while the bright, tangy pops of artichoke hearts are the perfect complement to the luscious, satiny sauce. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner and special enough to serve to dinner guests.
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup is a deliciously savory, creamy soup studded with chunks of chicken, potatoes, carrots, and peas. The broth is infused with onion and garlic, plus flavorful herbs. It’s the perfect warm comfort food hug on a winter night or the satisfying meal to wash away the day, any time of the year. Quick & easy dinner.
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Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peas explodes with earthy, savory flavors and the heated kick of chilies. Coconut milk/cream creates a luscious, silky sauce that helps temper the heat from the peppers and the sweet pop of peas balances the entire dish. It’s indescribably delicious!
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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are scrumptiously creamy and ultra-cheesy pillows of chicken delight! Hot on the plate in five minutes with my easy-prep-ahead method. These have been a favorite lunch or dinner in my family for more than two decades. Kids love them! They’re make-ahead perfect and done in minutes.
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Chicken Parmesan is tender, delectable, and flavorful when served over
pasta with your favorite marinara recipe. It’s a fabulously delicious meal that your family will love. And, it’s quick enough to be on the table in around 30 minutes!
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Tender savory chicken breasts brushed with barbecue sauce and sprinkled with minced jalapeno and bacon, then crowned with melted Monterey Jack cheese. We top them with diced tomatoes and thinly sliced green onions and I usually serve them with home fries and a green salad. A quick & easy weeknight dinner!
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Homemade Chicken Shawarma is my own twist on roast chicken breast using the wonderful flavors of shawarma seasonings. Cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, and paprika are some of my favorite “warm” spices and are so common in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. My Chicken Shawarma utilizes all of them and is quickly oven roasted, so it’s tender and juicy. It’s perfectly savory with a kick of spicy heat.
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Easy Roast Chicken is the delicious star of any family dinner or gathering. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare it for the oven and the result is a beautifully seasoned bird with tender meat and crispy skin. It’s flavored with onion, herbs, and lemon.
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Jalapeno Chicken Corn Chowder is everything chicken soup has always dreamed of being! That first crazy-good spoonful of begins with the savory chicken and smoky bacon, plus chunks of potato, all nestled into the creamy cheesy chowder. Then you get a pop of sweetness from the corn. And just as you sit back to savor it all, that fabulous jalapeno heat begins on the back of your tongue. It’s all over. Don’t even try to stop eating now!
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Matching the perfect side to your main dish is an important part of an appealing and satisfying meal.
Remember to balance savory, umami, and salty with a little sweet and a little acidic pop to brighten and lighten everything.
You don’t need tons of sweetness in a regular dinner, but sometimes a sauce with a hint of sweetness is the finish that pulls a dish together.
And vinegar or citrus helps cut through heavy, fatty meals. They brighten and lighten.
Sometimes, even a little bitterness can bring the balance you’re looking for. Greens like arugula and kale or veggies like broccoli and artichoke have that slightly bitter edge that can pull everything together. If you want recipes to complete your delicious chicken dinners, check out my outrageously tasty collection of
Here are three favorites to whet your appetite. Enjoy!
Creamy Coleslaw with Homemade Coleslaw Dressing
Green Beans and Potatoes made in the Air Fryer
Asian Cucumber Salad