Our 23 quick and, quite frankly, rather-not-live-without chicken recipes. Because weeknights are already demanding enough.
Quick Chicken ChiliExactly what you want—nay, need—when you're crave something that's satiating as heck but you need it to be quick as can be.
Pan Seared Chicken BreastShatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn't spattered with grease. This is gonna change your weeknight chicken game.
North African Chicken SoupWe wish we always had a stash of this chicken soup recipe in the fridge to turn to as a soothing respite in the middle of the work day.
Gung Bao ChickenEr, what's the deal between Gung Bao and Kung Pao chicken? One is a centuries old tradition. The other is an Americanized riff. Guess which one this is.
Spiced Roast ChickenA weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.
Thai-Inspired Chicken Salad With Peanut DressingTangy. Salty. Sweet. And satisfying as can be. Did we also mention healthy and on the table pronto?
Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs"Simple." "Perfect." "The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we've ever had." That's what folks are saying about this crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly trick.
Tequila Lime Chicken TacosChicken gets a little tipsy after being doused with tequila but is then given a cold shower in the form of a squeeze of lime and a cooling cilantro-chile mayo sauce.
Chinese-Chicken Lettuce CupsYou know how sometimes you try to recreate a restaurant classic at home and it doesn't work? This isn't one of those times.
Homemade Chicken Strips"My new go-to chicken strips recipe, thanks to my kids' saying 'These are yummy!'" That's what we're hearing about this weeknight godsend.
Spicy Sriracha Chicken WingsThese Sriracha chicken wings are super enticing despite being super spicy—or is it precisely because they're super spicy?
Parmesan-Crusted ChickenWhen it's half past when you'd wanted to eat and you're too exhausted to think, turn to this kid-friendly, adult-approved fix.
Breaded Oven Fried Chicken ThighsSometimes less is more. Witness these crumb-coated thighs which come together with no fuss and are easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand.
Kung Pao Chicken With PeanutsThe origins of Kung Pao (aka Gong Bao) chicken are murky, but the raves we're hearing about this stir-fry of chicken, peanuts, and red chiles are resoundingly clear.
Chicken Yakitori with Honey SauceJapanese grilling at its sweetest--and simplest, with just a quick turn over the coals and a happy little sauce of soy, sake, honey, and ginger for dipping and drizzling.
Cajun Fried ChickenBathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.
Vietnamese Chicken Rice SoupVietnamese chicken rice soup is a quick and easy version of congee, a sensationally soothing southeast Asian elixir of rice, chicken broth, and ginger.
Classic Chicken PiccataQuick and easy enough for a weeknight. Elegant enough for weekend entertaining.
Crispy Fried ChickenThis blissfully crunchy, irreverently easy, crazily unconventional coating is everything we never knew we wanted in fried chicken.
Grilled Chicken SkewersMagnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.
Port-Paprika Chicken BitesThis tipsy tapa of Portuguese descent is intended as just a single bite, though we found it impossible to stop at just one.
Cashew ChickenOne of the most beloved—and most commonly ordered—Chinese dishes in America, this quick stir-fry makes simple seem superlative.
Brown Butter Flattened ChickenLooks and tastes like a restaurant-quality meal that requires a staff of sous chefs and dish washers. Yet in reality it comes together in a single skillet in just 30 minutes.
© 2020 Leite's Culinaria. All rights reserved. All materials used with permission.