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

Not sure what to make? Start with this list.

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!

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1. One-Pot Cashew Chicken Ramen

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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

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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

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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

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5. French Onion Chicken

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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11. Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

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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

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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

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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

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14. Za’atar Baked Chicken Bowls

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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

15. Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

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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

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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

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18. Keto Kung Pao Chicken

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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

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20. Everything Bagel Chicken With Scallion Cream Cheese

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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

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22. Keto Chicken Parmesan

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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

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23. Air Fryer 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

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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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27. Air Fryer Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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43. Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

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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

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45. Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

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

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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

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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