All-Time Favorite Chicken Recipes

Pure and simple, these Better Homes and Gardens favorites are recipes you'll want to share, hand down, make again and again, and save in your recipe box.


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1/22
Easy Chicken & Rice

    A homemade blend of spices featuring dried tomatoes and mushrooms adds delicious flavor to the chicken in this healthful dinner recipe. Fresh snap peas, cooked with the chicken and rice in the same skillet, brighten it up.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
2/22
Chicken with Asparagus and Peas

    A two-ingredient glaze makes these chicken thighs sing. The heat of the grill sears the outside of the chicken, keeping the inside moist and tender.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   35 mins 
3/22
Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

    It's hard to go wrong with this classic fried chicken recipe. Serve it with buttermilk mashed potatoes and green beans for Sunday supper, or potato salad and baked beans for a summertime picnic.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Cook   12 mins per batch
4/22
Chicken and Noodles

    This classic recipe is comfort food at its finest, with chicken, noodles, veggies, and herbs that simmer together in a creamy sauce. Leftovers make a great lunch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
5/22
Chicken Panini

    To make this mile-high sandwich, layer roast chicken, red sweet pepper, fresh basil, and your favorite sandwich spread on multigrain bread. Grill until bread it's lightly toasted.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
6/22
Apple-Glazed Roast Chicken

    The glimmering, crispy skin of this chicken dish gets its flavor from a sweet-tart blend of apple jelly and cider vinegar.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Roast  2 hrs 15 mins  325°F 
7/22
Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chiles

    To make this fresh lettuce-cup salad, toss chicken leftovers with roasted red pepper, quinoa, cilantro, green onion, and pine nuts, then drizzle on our tangy five-ingredient vinaigrette.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
Roast   20 mins  425°F 
8/22
Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

    For a company-worthy meal ready in minutes, combine chicken thighs with prosciutto, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, garlic, and fresh tarragon. A simple three-ingredient broth completes the meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   40 mins 
9/22
Sesame Chicken and Noodles

    Sesame oil adds a nutty taste to this 400-calorie dish that takes just 20 minutes to make. Sweet peppers and cilantro keep things colorful, while Asian garlic-chili sauce adds a subtle kick.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
10/22
Pulled Chicken-Peanut Salad

    A five-ingredient sauce featuring fresh oranges gives the chicken in this Thai-inspired salad delicious flavor. Cocktail peanuts create a slightly salty contrast.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
11/22
Chicken with Lime and Avocado Salsa

    A simple-to-make salsa of fresh avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, and cilantro jazzes up grilled chicken cutlets.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   4 mins 
12/22
Chicken with Summer Squash

    Prepared rotisserie chicken is a shortcut to home style -- just quarter the chicken and serve it on a bed of sauteed squash, cherry tomatoes, and arugula (or spinach) leaves.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
13/22
Drumsticks with Peas and Rice

    Slow simmering makes drumsticks extra tender; a light onion gravy makes them irresistible.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  1 hr 10 mins 
14/22
Chicken Breasts with Herbs

    A quick saute followed by a brief braising keeps chicken breasts moist -- the garlic, fresh lemon, and parsley stay bright, too.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   14 mins 
15/22
Buffalo Chicken Soup

    This bowlful of goodness is rich and creamy, with all the crowd-pleasing flavors of spicy buffalo chicken wings.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
16/22
Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

    Light Alfredo pasta sauce dresses up stovetop chicken and mushrooms. Broccoli cooked with fresh slices of lemon makes an easy (and healthy) side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
17/22
Honey-Dijon Barbecued Chicken

    A flavorful marinade starring honey, mustard, and dry white or rose wine is simple to whip up -- and gives chicken unbeatable flavor. Grilled veggies make a summer-fresh side.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Marinate  8 hrs 
Grill   50 mins 
18/22
Spring Chicken Scallopini

    Fresh herbs and green onion brighten up this Italian classic. Though this dish is impressive enough for a dinner party, it's also fast enough (ready in 25 minutes) for a hectic weeknight.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
19/22
Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

    Cracker-crusted, paprika-spiced chicken smothered in creamy gravy partners beautifully with fluffy mashed potatoes and crisp green beans.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   55 mins 
20/22
Grilled Chicken Salad

    Seasoned grilled chicken, pine nuts, creamy goat cheese, and juicy grapes top crisp greens. Try it with our quick and easy homemade vinaigrette of oil, vinegar, dill weed, garlic, pepper, and oregano.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   12 mins 
Stand  1 hr 
21/22
Curried Chicken Salad

    Juicy mandarin oranges and red grapes brighten up this creamy, lightly spicy chicken salad.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  4 hrs 
22/22
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