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    72 Super Flavorful Chicken Recipes To Make Tonight (And Every Night)

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    Chicken is one of the most versatile foods ever — and for that reason, you probably cook it pretty often. 🍽

    Below you'll find a ton of delicious chicken recipes that are worth making all the time. They're divided into six different recipe categories: one-pot, Keto, Airfryer, Instant Pot, sheet pan, and five-ingredient. Save this list!


    1. One-Pot Cashew Chicken Ramen

    A skillet of ramen noodles stir-fried with chicken, cashews, and peppers.
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    Take your instant ramen noodles and turn them into an exciting stir-fry with boneless chicken breasts, cashews, and whatever veggies you have on hand.

    Recipe: One-Pot Cashew Chicken Ramen

    2. One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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    Imagine baked ziti meets chicken Parmesan. It's the ultimate comfort food dinner with almost no mess. What more could you ever want?

    Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

    3. One-Pot Chicken and Chorizo Paella

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    Paella may seem like an intimidating meal to make from scratch, but you can make it entirely in one skillet. In addition to chicken, toss in whatever protein you have on hand — from chorizo to shellfish.

    Recipe: One-Pot Chicken and Chorizo Paella

    4. 20-Minute Skillet Florentine Butter Chicken

    Breaded chicken breasts with burst cherry tomatoes and basil in a skillet.
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    Tasty doesn't have to mean time-consuming. This bright and tangy skillet chicken with juicy cherry tomatoes comes together in under half an hour.

    Recipe: 20-Minute Skillet Florentine Butter Chicken

    5. French Onion Chicken

    A cast iron skillet with four chicken breasts covered in melted cheese and caramelized onions.
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    This dish is baked chicken covered with caramelized onions and cheesy French onion soup, and you're going to want to make it on repeat.

    Recipe: French Onion Chicken

    6. Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

    A pot of rice with buffalo chicken, cheese crumbles, and green onion.
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    One can never have too many buffalo chicken recipes, especially when the whole meal comes together in one pot with minimal clean-up.

    Recipe: Buffalo Chicken and Rice Skillet

    7. One-Pot Chicken and Orzo With Spinach and Tomatoes

    A pot of orzo with drumsticks, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and melted cheese.
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    Chicken drumsticks are hugely overrated. They're relatively affordable, and they can be turned into a very satisfying dinner with the help of some orzo and veggies.

    Recipe: One-Pot Chicken and Orzo With Spinach and Tomatoes

    8. One-Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

    A cast iron skillet filled with chicken thighs over yellow rice with lemon wedges and herbs.
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    Curry, oregano, turmeric, and cumin give this seemingly ordinary chicken recipe a unique and delectable twist. Serve it with yellow rice and pita bread on the side.

    Recipe: One-Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

    9. One-Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

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    You can make restaurant-quality curry at home with just a handful of flavorful ingredients. This Thai-inspired chicken calls for red curry paste, yellow curry powder, coconut milk, lime juice, and fish sauce.

    Recipe: One-Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

    10. Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

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    This Italian classic is made with chicken breasts, onion, peppers, and mushrooms in a rustic and slightly spicy tomato and white wine broth.

    Recipe: Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

    11. Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

    Chicken cooked with sun dried tomatoes, capers, and artichokes in a skillet.
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    This Mediterranean chicken recipe doesn't call for many ingredients, but a mixture of sun dried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, and briny capers pack tons of flavor.

    Recipe: Skillet Mediterranean Chicken


    12. Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

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    You can make this stir-fry with pretty much whatever vegetables you have on hand. For a low-carb addition, serve it on top of cauliflower rice.

    Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

    13. One-Pan Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken

    A skillet of chicken in cheesy jalapeño cream sauce.
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    This creamy and spicy recipe tastes like baked chicken and jalapeño poppers combined into one decadent dish.

    Recipe: One Pan Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken

    14. Za’atar Baked Chicken Bowls

    A bowl of za'atar crusted chicken over cucumber and tomato salad with lots of dill.
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    If you want to save time and money on ingredients, just look for a store-bought za'atar spice blend. Serve this spiced chicken over a refreshing tomato, cucumber, and dill salad with some tzatziki on top.

    Recipe: Za’atar Baked Chicken Bowls

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    This easy casserole starts with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Just mix the shredded chicken with cream, cream cheese, onion, stock, cauliflower rice, and spices, and bake it in the oven.

    Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

    16. Grilled Chicken With Avocado Salsa

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    Bookmark this avocado salsa, which is made with diced avos, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. It's almost like a chunky guacamole, and it instantly upgrades whatever you're cooking.

    Recipe: Grilled Chicken With Avocado Salsa

    17. Five-Ingredient Faux Roasted Chicken

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    Quicker and easier than cooking a whole bird, this roasted chicken recipe is just as tender and delicious. All you need is breasts or thighs — plus butter, sage, potatoes, and olive oil.

    Recipe: Five-Ingredient Faux Roasted Chicken

    18. Keto Kung Pao Chicken

    A skillet of Kung Pao chicken with cashew nuts and scallions.
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    Seasoned with Thai chilies, garlic, ginger, tamari, and rice wine vinegar, this low-carb version of Kung Pao chicken is perfectly sticky, savory, a little bit spicy, and totally crave-worthy.

    Recipe: Keto Kung Pao Chicken

    19. Bacon Cream Cheese Chicken Bake

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    This five-ingredient dish comes together in a single casserole dish, calling for just chicken breasts, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon (plus salt and pepper for seasoning).

    Recipe: Bacon Cream Cheese Chicken Bake

    20. Everything Bagel Chicken With Scallion Cream Cheese

    Three pieces of everything bagel-seasoned chicken breast with scallion cream cheese sauce.
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    Bagel-lovers, rejoice: this everything-seasoned chicken drizzled with scallion cream cheese sauce is wildly comforting.

    Recipe: Everything Bagel Chicken With Scallion Cream Cheese

    21. Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Chicken

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    No fancy ingredients are required to make this indulgent yet low-carb dish. Chicken breasts get stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Ranch seasoning, then they're baked in the oven and brushed with spicy Buffalo sauce.

    Recipe: Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Chicken

    22. Keto Chicken Parmesan

    A baking dish of cheesy chicken parmesan in tomato sauce with basil.
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    This Keto-friendly chicken Parm has no breading, but it gets cooked in a super hot skillet so it still manages to get nice and golden brown. Topped with lots of cheese and baked in crushed tomatoes, it pairs perfectly with a bottle of Sangiovese.

    Recipe: Keto Chicken Parmesan


    23. Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken

    A bowl of white rice with crispy General Tso's chicken.
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    This might be better than take-out. Toss bite-sized pieces of chicken in cornstarch, salt, and pepper, then cook it in the Air Fryer. Make the sauce (a mixture of ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger) on the stove top, then mix it all together.

    Recipe: Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken

    24. Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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    On game day (or any day) these super crispy chicken wings will be a crowd pleaser. And there's no deep frying required.

    Recipe: Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    25. Air Fryer Chip Crusted Chicken Nuggets

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    Grab a bag of your favorite potato chips, crush them up, and use them in place of breadcrumbs to make these super crunchy, family-friendly nuggets.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Chip Crusted Chicken Nuggets

    26. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Tenders

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    Don't forget a side of creamy and cooling dip!

    Recipe: Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Tenders

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    Boneless chicken thighs might just be the best thing to make in your Air Fryer. They cook quickly and get so deliciously crispy. This Asian-inspired glaze made of soy sauce, balsamic, honey, Sriracha, garlic, and ginger takes things to the next level.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs

    28. Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

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    This bang bang sauce calls for just three ingredients: mayonnaise, honey, and Sriracha. It's so simple, but you'll want to put it on everything.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

    29. Chick-Fil-A Copycat Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    A crispy chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato and a bite taken out of it.
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    The secret to this perfectly crispy chicken is...drum roll... pickle juice! That's right: chicken breasts marinate for an hour in pickle juice for the tangiest chicken sandwich ever.

    Recipe: Chick-Fil-A Copycat Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    30. Air Fryer Korean Chicken Thighs

    Two crispy chicken thighs topped with scallions and sesame seeds over white rice.
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    Moist on the inside beneath the crunchy "fried" chicken skin, this Korean-style chicken is guaranteed to be a new favorite. Oh, and best of all, it's made with just four ingredients.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Korean Chicken Thighs

    31. Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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    This chicken Parm tastes restaurant quality. It's coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese — and totally delivers.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

    32. Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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    The filling for these taquitos is made of shredded chicken, cheese, salsa, and cream cheese. Roll the filling into tortillas and pop them into the basket of your Air Fryer until golden brown.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos


    33. Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

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    Save yourself the busy work required by the stove-top version of this recipe and make it in the slow cooker instead. It only requires about 10 minutes prep, and the result is absolutely worth it.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

    34. Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

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    This comforting chicken tastes amazing over your favorite pasta or grain bowl. Just dump your ingredients into the slow cooker and wait for dinner to make itself.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

    35. Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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    This Thai-inspired sauce — a combination of garlic, peanut butter, chicken broth, soy sauce, and lime juice — is irresistible. Serve the peanut chicken over rice noodles or coconut rice.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

    36. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Make a big batch of this homemade chicken noodle soup and you can freeze the leftovers for chilly winter nights.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

    37. Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken

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    This Mongolian sauce is made with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, hoisin, rice wine, and Sriracha. Add it to your slow cooker with boneless skinless chicken breasts and get ready for a dish that rivals your favorite restaurant version.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken

    38. Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

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    Here's the plan: close your eyes and imagine yourself enjoying this cozy French-inspired chicken dish with a bottle of Bordeaux at a quaint Parisian bistro.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

    39. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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    Cooking tikka masala on the stovetop can require lots of hands-on stirring, but this slow cooker version minimizes most of the effort. Serve with store-bought naan and basmati rice.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

    40. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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    Eat this spicy shredded chicken in a burrito bowl, a quesadilla, or in tacos. Just don't forget your favorite toppings like avocado and cilantro.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

    41. Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Tagine

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    Typically Moroccan tagine is cooked in a ceramic or clay pot (called a tagine), but this simplified recipe calls for your slow cooker. A handful of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and ginger give it a major flavor boost.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Tagine

    42. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta

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    Kids and adults alike will beg for second servings of this indulgent pasta recipe. And you'll love it because it's a budget-friendly meal that's a breeze to cook.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta


    43. Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

    A bowl of ramen with scallions, sesame seeds, cilantro, and soft boiled egg.
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    Transport yourself to Tokyo with this savory, umami-packed ramen that will soothe both the stomach and the soul.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

    44. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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    For extra comfort, grab a tube of store-bought biscuit dough to top this decadent soup.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    45. Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

    A bowl of chicken with broccoli and carrots in a sesame sauce.
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    This 30-minute weeknight recipe requires very little prep. Just cut up the chicken and veggies then prepare the stir fry sauce made with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, mirin, and corn starch.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

    46. Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

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    This Middle Eastern chicken recipe is so flavorful, thanks to a marinade made of plain yogurt, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. Serve it over an Israeli salad made of diced cucumber and tomato,or enjoy it in pita bread.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

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    Rather than use ground chicken, starting with chicken breasts or boneless thighs chopped up into tiny pieces gives these lettuce wraps even better texture and flavor.

    Recipe: Instant Pot P.F. Chang's Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    48. Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein

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    If you can't get your hands on lo mein noodles, plain old spaghetti will do the trick. The sauce — made with chicken broth, soy sauce, and hoisin — will make any noodles taste amazing.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein

    49. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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    There's something about these chicken and rice burrito bowls that gets even more delicious as it sits in the fridge, so make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

    50. Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs

    A bowl of quinoa topped with Korean chicken meatballs.
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    Pre-IP, you'll have to form the balls made of ground chicken, garlic, ginger, panko bread crumbs, and ginger. Then, just add them to your Instant Pot and let them cook, tossing them in Korean BBQ sauce right before serving.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs

    51. Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

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    Roasting carnitas in the oven can take a long time, but this shredded and spiced chicken comes together in about 30 minutes thanks to the Instant Pot. Serve it with tortillas and your favorite taco toppings.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

    52. Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

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    Consider this the adult version of mac 'n' cheese. The sauce is made with cream cheese, cream, butter, and Parmesan, but it gets a sophisticated upgrade thanks to diced chicken and a blend of garlic powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta


    53. Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

    A sheet pan topped with chicken fried rice with veggies.
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    Got leftover rice? Turn it into a home-cooked meal that tastes like it came from your favorite take-out spot. Everything (including the eggs) cooks right on a single baking sheet.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

    54. Sheet Pan Chicken Tacos Al Pastor

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    Taco night will never, ever be the same. You're going to love the flavor contrast between the sweet pineapple and the tangy chipotle chicken.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Tacos Al Pastor

    55. Sheet Pan Parmesan Pesto Chicken

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    While the recipe suggests using a mix of potatoes, broccoli, and carrots, you can definitely get away with roasting whatever vegetables are in your fridge.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Parmesan Pesto Chicken

    56. Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

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    You'll want to marinate the chicken in the marinade of yogurt, lime, ginger, garam masala, and lots of spices for at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight. Then, just spread it on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

    57. Sheet Pan Maple-Dijon Chicken With Vegetables

    A sheet pan topped with diced sweet potato, halved Brussels sprouts, and maple Dijon coated chicken.
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    This meal will give you all the fall feels. There's something so satisfying about the combination of sweet potato, crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, and chicken glazed in tangy Dijon mustard and sweet maple syrup.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Maple-Dijon Chicken With Vegetables

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    Breaded and baked from start to finish, these cheesy chicken cutlets still manage to get delightfully crunchy.

    Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Baked Chicken Milanese and Veggies

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    For any of these sheet pan recipes, remember that you can line the pan with foil or parchment paper first for much easier cleanup.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken With Citrus Avocado Salsa

    60. Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken

    Roasted chicken on a sheet pan with onions, and olives.
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    This Moroccan spice rub made with olive oil, garlic, butter, and lots of spices turns ordinary roast chicken into something special.

    Recipe: Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken

    61. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

    A sheet pan of cheesy nachos topped with shredded chicken, black beans, tomato, and green onions.
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    Nachos can constitute a totally stand-alone meal, especially when topped with shredded chicken. Just layer on your favorite toppings and pop the sheet pan in the oven until the cheese is melted.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

    62. Sheet Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Veggies

    Crispy chicken tenders on a sheet pan with diced tomatoes and zucchini.
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    If you've never breaded chicken in corn flakes, this dish might seriously change your life. These chicken tenders are moist on the inside but super crunchy on the outside.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Veggies


    63. Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

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    Serve this tangy pulled chicken on a bun with some coleslaw for an easy, family-friendly meal.

    Recipe: Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

    64. Chicken Fajitas

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    Grab some sliced chicken, peppers, onion, tortillas, and fajita seasoning and whip up these sheet-pan fajitas. You can always dress them up with extra toppings like sour cream and guacamole.

    Recipe: Chicken Fajitas

    65. White Chicken Chili

    A Dutch oven filled with chunky chicken and white bean stew with avocado and cilantro.
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    Step away from the canned soup. This homemade version is so easy, there's no excuse not to make it from scratch.

    Recipe: White Chicken Chili

    66. BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

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    The best thing about cooking dinner in foil packets is that it eliminates almost any mess. Just remove the chicken, toss the foil, and forget about the clean-up.

    Recipe: BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

    67. Honey Mustard Chicken