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    25 Essential Chicken Recipes Basically Every Adult Should Know How To Make

    Just wing it.

    Chicken is possibly the most versatile protein, and it can be prepared about a million ways for just about any occasion, from an easy weeknight dinner to a special meal. Here are a handful of chicken recipes to master and make on repeat.

    1. Ina Garten's Whole Roast Chicken

    2. Oven-Fried Chicken

    Pieces of golden brown crispy chicken tenders.

    3. Italian Chicken Parmesan

    4. Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

    5. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

    6. Classic Chicken Marsala

    7. Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

    8. Coq au Vin

    the coq au vin in a pot

    9. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

    10. Baked Chicken Nuggets

    11. Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken

    12. Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Broccoli

    A sheet pant with the chicken and broccoli

    13. Baked Chicken Meatballs

    14. Butter Chicken

    A cast-iron skillet with pieces of chicken in a creamy curry sauce.

    15. 20-Minute Chicken Stir-Fry

    16. Baked Chicken Katsu

    17. Jerk Chicken

    A bowl of jerk chicken with white rice, mango salsa, red onions, and limes.

    18. Chicken Pot Pie

    19. Chicken Souvlaki

    20. Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

    A plate of sticky, glazed chicken wings.

    21. Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken

    22. Cashew Chicken

    23. Juicy Barbecue Chicken

    A few barbecue chicken breasts with some cut into slices.

    24. Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

    25. Chicken Noodle Soup