15+ Chicken Recipes That Are NOT Bland

Chicken Curry Skillet with Rice Noodles
So long, chicken salad. Catch ya later (or never), plain chicken and rice. From zesty casseroles to poultry-topped pizza, these chicken recipes are anything but boring.

Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

It's only five ingredients, but each one is exploding with flavor. Sweet honey, spicy sriracha, tangy lime, and fresh cilantro seriously perk up chicken thighs.

Tortilla-Chicken Skillet Casserole

Ever tried making a casserole in a skillet? Now is the time! Shredded chicken and baked tortilla strips marinate in tomatoes, chile peppers, adobo sauce, chicken broth, and spices.

Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Spinach in Browned Butter

Sweet potato noodles and tart green apple slices give chicken and spinach a whole new look. Parmesan cheese and walnuts top it off. 

Chicken Breasts with Herbs

Don't let the basic ingredients in this chicken recipe fool you. Loads of fresh herbs, lots of lemon, and clove upon clove of garlic make this a chicken dinner you won't soon forget.

No more blah chicken dinners. This zesty Mexican-style chicken supper uses chili and garlic powder for spice and fresh salsa to finish. Wrap it in a tortilla and you've got a family-friendly dinner in 20 minutes.

Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

These zesty chicken wraps are anything but bland. Chili and garlic powders are behind the great flavor.

Bacon-Cheddar Chipotle Chicken Panini

Homemade chipotle cream takes a classic chicken sandwich from ordinary to extraordinary. Tomato slices, crispy bacon, baby spinach, and cheddar cheese complete the panini.

Fiesta Lime Chicken

This zesty chicken recipe gets its flavor from fiesta lime seasoning, ranch seasoning, and pico de gallo. Homemade tortilla strips and Spanish-style rice balance out the dish. 

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Pickle-Brined Chicken (Yes, Pickle!)

Bet you've never made chicken like this. Watch and learn!

Chicken and Chickpea Buddha Bowls

Buddha bowls -- meal-size bowls filled with simple, natural ingredients -- are easy to make. Our chicken and chickpea version becomes a tongue tickler thanks to crunchy spiced green beans and a homemade dressing of tahini, honey, lots of lemon, and a kick of Dijon.

Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad

Typical taco salad is never bland, but it's not the most gourmet recipe either. Our recipe adds onion, potato, plums, and olives to the ground chicken and shredded lettuce -- all topped with crushed tostada shells and Monterey Jack cheese.

Chicken Mango Salad with Sesame Wontons

This salad is anything but plain. Chicken breast slices are layered with spring greens, mango, sugar snap peas, carrots, red sweet pepper -- the list goes on. Sesame dressing and wontons tie the ingredients together.

Thai Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Grilled chicken skewers reach a whole new level thanks to grilled pineapple and homemade Thai sauce. 

Chile-Garlic Korean-Style Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken stir-fry is a classic. But fresh ginger, honey, toasted sesame seeds, and our quick-pickled veggies take the recipe above and beyond.

Transform weeknight chicken breast into a meal everyone will love. We’ll show you how to bake chicken breast for a flavorful main dish in a flash.

How to Bake Chicken Breast

Follow our tips to bake flavorful chicken breasts every time!

Zesty Fajita Bites

Shredded chicken marinates in brown mustard and fajita seasoning, making it super flavofrul. These easy appetizers take 25 minutes to prep -- your slow cooker does the rest!

Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes gourmet when you top it with smoked chicken slices. Cheese sauce made from onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, and Gouda and blue cheese doesn't hurt either!

Lemon-Braised Chicken Tenders and Cauliflower

At only 30 minutes from start to finish, this chicken recipe is perfect for a busy night. Lemon, garlic, and thyme add big flavor to the poulty, while cauliflower and brown rice round out the meal.

Zucchini and Cheddar Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

In our opinion, chicken is one of the best pizza toppers. And tomato pesto, sweet pepper, and apples make it even better. All on top of a zucchini cheddar crust? Nothing can beat it.

Chicken Curry Skillet with Rice Noodles

Curry paste, coconut milk, and fish sauce add some serious flavor to chicken, veggies, and rice noodles -- and in only 30 minutes!

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