Delish’s 65 Favorite Chicken Recipes

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If you’re looking for some new ideas for chicken dinners to make during the week, Delish has got you covered with 65 different recipes to try. From chicken Parmesan and alfredo to Mexican-inspired dishes like quesadillas and flautas, there’s sure to be a new favorite here for you. And if you want even more chicken inspiration, be sure to check out our stuffed or baked chicken recipes, too!

Chicken Flautas

This recipe is for chicken flautas, which are similar to both taquitos and chimichangas. To make them, you will need shredded chicken and flour tortillas, which are pan-fried. You can use rotisserie chicken, cheddar, and queso Blanco like the recipe suggests, or you can use whatever ingredients you like or have at home.

The Salty, Crispy Goodness of Pork Belly

The salty, crispy goodness of pork belly transfers over to the leaner white meat. Toasting our panko in that same pan leads to an even more flavorful bread-crumb topping, complete with a slightly spicy, Italian-seasoned everything bagel spice addition.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Quesadilla

This insanely popular Mexican dish is easy to make without a recipe. Top a tortilla with cheese and anything else you have, then fold it in half and cook until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted.

If you want some guidance on how to make this dish quickly and easily, this recipe can help.

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 Spicy Chicken Tikka Masala Alfredo

 This recipe marries two of our favorite Creamy comfort foods, Spicy Chicken Tikka Masala, and Rich, Garlicky Fettuccine Alfredo. Weirdly enough, Parmesan and Curry are a pretty unbelievable pairing!

Parmesan sauce

The flavor of the Parmesan sauce in this dish is what keeps us coming back for more, again and again. We love using asparagus in the springtime, then mixing it up with zucchini, Brussels, or broccoli in other seasons.

 Spaghetti Squash

 Spaghetti squash is a delicious and healthy alternative to pasta dishes! It is gluten-free and low-carb, perfect for a fresh and healthy meal. If you don’t have spaghetti squash, you can try our Primavera Stuffed Chicken!

Rustic Potato and Leek Soup

This is what we dream about for weeknight dinners. It’s simple, creamy, and utterly satisfying.

 You don’t need an excuse to have a party to make taquitos.

 They make a great anytime meal and bring the party themselves. The avocado cream sauce, though, is non-negotiable.

Hearty and Healthy Chicken Chili

This chicken chili is hearty and healthy, and it’s exactly what we’re craving. The white beans make it heartier than your average chicken noodle soup, the green chilis and jalapeño add just the right amount of spice, and a dollop of sour cream adds a tangy creaminess that keeps us coming back for more.

Fried Rice

This dish was created as a way to use leftover fried rice that has become dried out. By adding oil, soy sauce, vegetables, and meat, the rice is transformed into a delicious meal.

Crispy Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

The best way to get crispy skin-on chicken thighs is to use an air fryer! The quick cook time gives you juicy, crispy chicken that you’ll devour in minutes. The marinade also doubles as a sticky glaze that is just the right amount of spicy.

How do you improve upon classic chicken parm? Stuff it with even MORE cheese!

It might sound overly indulgent, but trust us when we say that it’s just right.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 can (15oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chili powder, cumin, chili flakes, and smoked paprika, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add in diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, and chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a slow cooker and stir in cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, and chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  6. Serve with shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro.

 Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

 As far as chowders are concerned, clam and corn tend to get all the love. However, at the Olive Garden, they have highlighted the mighty chicken chowder in a beautiful way by adding tons of vegetables and fluffy, chewy gnocchi.

Stovetop-to-Oven Roast Beef Recipe

This recipe begins by cooking the meat on the stovetop to create a golden sear. It then finishes cooking in the oven, which results in juicier, more flavorful meat. If you don’t want to turn on your oven, you can cook the meat entirely on the stovetop.

 You don’t need to be afraid of making Indian food at home.

 This dish only uses ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen: chicken, onions, garlic, spices from your pantry, heavy cream, and canned tomatoes.

Creamy Baked Chicken Thighs

There is only one dirty dish to clean with this recipe. If you’d rather sub in chicken breasts, you totally can. We just love thighs for their flavor and crispy skin.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

This cheesy one-pan rice bake stuffed with chicken, broccoli, and cheddar is so good we can’t get enough of it. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner.

French Onion Soup with Meatballs

We think that everything can be improved by adding meatballs to it. Even French onion soup. This turns an appetizer soup into a full meal, and we’ve added even more cheese to it for good measure.

After marinating the chicken, everything comes together in one pan in less than 30 minutes, including the veggie side. Call it another skillet chicken dinner win!

The key to making great stir-fries is to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. That way, once the oil is hot and the chicken is in the pan, everything moves quickly.


Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

  First, cook the chicken mixture. Then, in the last hour, cook the biscuits. The heat in the slow cooker will help the biscuits rise and “bake”. However, they’ll need a while in the slow cooker to be fully cooked through—about an hour. 

Bone-in Chicken Thighs

We think bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are better all-around. The reason? More fat equals more flavor. Plus, is there anything more delicious than crispy chicken skin?

Tex Mex Quinoa Casserole

We took inspiration from some of our favorite Tex Mex dishes and added cheesy, zesty flavors to this dish. If you’re looking for a little more heat, add some fresh or pickled jalapeños to give it an extra kick.

Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled chicken breasts can be very boring. But if you soak them in a quick marinade with balsamic, brown sugar, and dried thyme, they will be delicious.

Pork Chops with Chipotle-Lime Braising Sauce

This dish has a kick from the chiles, is tangy from the lime juice, and has a hint of sweetness from the brown sugar.

Tomatoes in Balsamic Vinegar

You can’t go wrong with this combination. Tomatoes cooked in balsamic vinegar are the perfect sweet-tart compliment to this cheesy chicken.

 Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce

 This chicken with Thai peanut sauce is really good. It’s got the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and it’s quick and easy to make. You can add any veggies you want to it.

We used an entire bottle of Caesar dressing in this sauce and do not regret it. It is amazingly good with bacon, lemon juice, Parmesan, and a lot of black pepper.

We used an entire bottle of Caesar dressing in this sauce and do not regret it. It is amazingly good with bacon, lemon juice, Parmesan, and a lot of black pepper. 

Cilantro and Lime Chicken

We love the classic combination of cilantro and lime, and we’re sure you will too! Serve this dish with our delicious cilantro-lime rice for a meal that’s sure to please.

The pineapple in this recipe is not just for decoration.

It also makes the teriyaki sauce sweeter. Use the juice from the bottom of the pineapple when scooping out the chunks.

Creamed Chicken

You can eat this chicken, which is inspired by creamed spinach, straight from the pan.

French Onion Chicken Skillet

We love how easy this recipe is – everything comes together in one skillet in less than an hour. And it’s way faster than French Onion Soup! We highly recommend dunking some good bread into the extra pan sauce.

Emily Hlavac Green’s Mango Chicken Salad

We love this salad served on top of greens as much as we love it between two slices of sourdough bread. If you can’t find a good ripe mango, pineapple would make a delicious substitute!

Pineapple Cashew Rice Bowl with Bok Choy

This dish gets its tangy flavor from pineapple, its crunch from cashews, and its heat from jalapeño. Served over perfectly cooked rice and with a tender green like bok choy, it makes a delicious and easy meal that’s on the table in under 30 minutes.

Chicken Parmesan

 Hundreds (maybe thousands) of chicken parm recipes exist in the world, but this is our favorite. The chicken is crispy and well-seasoned, the tomato sauce is flavorful with a kiss of sweetness, and there is tons of melty cheese. It is easy, simple, and classic.

Isn’t a chicken salad sandwich delicious?

We love to put this salad between two slices of toasted sourdough or baguette, but it’s also great to eat by itself.

Crispy Chicken in Sweet and Spicy sauce

This dish of crispy chicken tossed in a sweet and savory sauce is a Chinese-American classic. The typical preparation calls for deep-frying, but we went for the easier stir-fry route for less mess. We still retained all of the crispiness you’re used to.

Balsamic Chicken

Because the balsamic vinegar contains honey and sugar, it can burn if left to caramelize on the grill for too long. To avoid this, we recommend moving your chicken around occasionally so that different parts of the thighs are hitting the grates.

Chicken Teriyaki

This chicken teriyaki has the perfect blend of salty, sweet, sour, and a hint of spice from the ginger. It’s the perfect meal to come home to after a long day of work. Plus, it’s healthier than takeout!

This skillet chicken is Tex-Mex at its finest

This dish is topped with melty cheddar and a delicious black bean-red onion mixture.

Butter Chicken in Less Than an Hour

Is it really possible to make a delicious butter chicken in less than an hour? It seems too good to be true. Naan or pita bread is essential.

Battered and Fried Chicken with Honey Sauce

Battered and lightly fried chicken is extra crispy underneath a delicious honey sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, serve with rice, and you’ll never need takeout again!

 Hawaiian Chicken

 Hawaiian pizza is no longer our favorite savory pineapple dish! This tropical chicken has taken its place. The acidity from the pineapple marinade helps to tenderize the chicken breast and the sugar works to caramelize the meat while grilling.

 This recipe is super easy and is perfect for those summer BBQs!

Pulled Chicken Recipe

Here’s a delicious pulled chicken recipe that you’ll love just as much as pulled pork! This BBQ dish is easy to make and can be enjoyed any time of year.

The Test Kitchen chefs love Cajun seasoning because it is spicy and zesty.

They also love it because the flavor lasts long, making it a perfect dish to have leftovers of.

Tex-Mex Enchiladas

The enchiladas are Tex-Mex, but we used non-standard corn tortillas instead of flour. (You can use flour if you want to.) They’re not authentic, but they’re quick, easy, filling, and delicious.

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