2 chicken gyros filled with romaine, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncinis, and tzatziki, with a bowl of tzatziki next to it.
Alison Miksch
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Chicken Gyros

These gyros coat our hands in tangy tzatziki and fill our bellies all summer long. When stuffed full, they’re filling enough on their own for dinner. I like to source the fluffiest pita (or naan) for these. Find the best.
Wood bowl with tequila-lime chicken tacos, charred limes, radishes, sour cream
Joshua Resnick
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Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos

These easy chicken tacos, made with marinated grilled chicken and a cilantro-spiked mayonnaise, are an easy meal, perfect for weeknights or casual entertaining.
A skillet filled with classic chicken piccata
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Chicken Piccata

This chicken piccata, made with boneless chicken breasts cooked in a buttery lemon and caper sauce, is on the table in less than half an hour. Easy!
A glass jar filled with a layered Vietnamese chicken salad.
John Kernick
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Vietnamese-Style Chicken Salad

This Vietnamese chicken salad is easy to make with cabbage, chicken, cilantro, and dressing that keeps well for several days in the fridge. It's a perfect combination of sour, sweet, salty, and heat.
6 grilled chicken skewers piled on a wooden cutting board and sprinkled with slices of red onion and cilantro.
Weldon Owen
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Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are magnificently easy to toss on the grill for a quick dinner. The distinct Thai taste comes from a simple marinade of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.
A tandoori chicken wrap with lettuce, chicken, in a flour tortilla.
Tina Rupp
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Tandoori Chicken Wraps

These tandoori chicken wraps combine grilled chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic, and Middle Eastern spices with a cooling yogurt and mint dressing. Everything is wrapped in tortillas, pita, or naan.
Black pottery bowl filled with the Chinese dish gung bao chicken
William Lingwood
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Gung Bao Chicken

This gung bao chicken, made with boneless chicken breast, chiles, Szechuan peppercorns, and peanuts, is authentic Szechuan fare.
Three chicken cutlets wrapped in prosciutto and covered in cheese in a skillet.
Eve Edelheit
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Chicken Saltimbocca

Essentially an Italian rendition of chicken cordon bleu, chicken saltimbocca is simply cutlets, cheese, prosciutto, and a lovely pan sauce. And it's on the table in 30 minutes.
Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.
Stacey Tyzzer
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Classic Chicken Piccata

This is a simple, delicious dish that’s quick to make. It’s perfect to serve on a big plate for the whole family to share with a simple green salad.
A beer battered chicken sandwich topped with slaw on a white plate on top of a paper napkin on a wooden table with a glass of beer in the background.
John Lee
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Beer-Battered Fried Chicken Sandwich

This beer-battered chicken sandwich, which has chicken breasts coated in an airy tempura-like batter and tucked inside a tender sesame seed bun with plenty of lime slaw, is truly irresistible.
Homemade chicken strips piled on a white plate with dishes of barbecue sauce and ranch nearby.
John Lee
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Homemade Chicken Strips

Homemade chicken strips. When it comes to this type of quick weeknight dinner, we’re all about respecting the yum factor. This recipe does exactly that.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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