Chicken pieces in a sauce of vinegar, garlic, rosemary in a white plate, knife and fork on the side.
Mikkel Vang
1 of 6

Vinegar-Glossed Chicken

This vinegar-glossed chicken is made with inexpensive bone-in chicken pieces, rosemary, and garlic, and relies on red wine vinegar to deglaze the pan and create a spectacular sweetly sour pan sauce.
Recipe

I made this vinegar-glossed chicken over the weekend . . .wow! This is a fabulous recipe, simple and absolutely delicious! I served it with creamy polenta.

If you haven’t made this yet, do it, and don’t be afraid to test it out on company…it presents beautifully, and they’ll love it!

Terri L.
Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings.
Todd Coleman
2 of 6

Spiced Roast Chicken

This spiced roast chicken is like a choose-your-own-adventure in weeknight cooking. Choose your favorite rub—spiced curry, Cajun, or warm spice–slather it on chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, drumsticks, they all work well!), and roast until tender.
Recipe
A crock filled with browned chicken thighs and sliced scallions, a spatula in the middle.
Martin Brigdale
3 of 6

Star Anise and Ginger Braised Chicken

This star anise and ginger braised chicken with soy sauce is a healthy meal that will fill your kitchen with exotic aromas and can be made in a single pot on the stove-top or in the slow cooker.
Recipe

This star anise and ginger braised chicken was absolutely terrific and SO EASY! This will make a regular appearance on my dinner table.

Foodelf
Several pieces of gluten-free dairy-free fried chicken in a parchment-lined metal bucket.
Eva Kolenko
4 of 6

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Fried Chicken

This gluten-free dairy-free fried chicken is made by dipping chicken pieces in coconut milk, then dredging in rice flour, potato starch, and spices.
Recipe

This gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken was amazing. The chicken was super moist, and the crispy fried coating had everyone oohing and aahing! A keeper, for sure!

Ingrid B.
A floral-patterned plate topped with a piece of roast chicken with onion gravy around it and a fork, knife, and napkin on the side.
Melina Hammer
5 of 6

Roast Chicken with Onion Gravy

All the comforts of a roast chicken with onion gravy, and on the table in just an hour? You betcha.
Recipe
Pieces of batter-fried chicken piled on a white platter.
Keller + Keller
6 of 6

Batter-Fried Chicken

This batter-fried chicken calls for the pieces to be quickly brined and then dipped in a seasoned batter for a crisp Southern-style crust. Simple as can be. This is the real deal. Includes secrets for that crunchy crust.
Recipe

DELICIOUS! Just made this batter-fried chicken for my picky-eating fiancé and me, along with some buttermilk cornbread, mashed potatoes, and salad. What a treat of a meal!

This fried chicken is a bit different than any other we’ve tried and we loved it. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

ellyse

What are the benefits of Bone-In Chicken?

Sure, boneless chicken breasts are quick and easy to cook and make excellent homemade chicken strips. Bone-in chicken tends to get a little overlooked despite being a superhero protein choice. Here are a few reasons that I reach for that package of bone-in breasts instead of boneless when I’m at the supermarket.

  • It’s forgiving. It does take a little longer to cook than boneless meat, but it also tolerates overcooking much better and won’t become tough or dried out.
  • It’s budget-friendly. You’ll pay significantly less per pound for bone-in meat than boneless. And nowadays, that means so much to all of us.
  • It has more flavor. The slower, more even cooking that happens with bone-in chicken results in tender, juicy chicken that packs a bigger wallop of flavor.



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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    1. lowandslow, if you scroll down the post, you should see 6 recipes. Each of these uses or can use bone-in chicken breast.