14 Easy + Delicious Chicken Recipes To Make For Dinner

Chicken may be basic, but it doesn’t have to be boring!

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Chicken may be basic, but it's definitely not boring. With a little know-how and the right recipe, you can turn the affordable protein source into something that'll keep you and everyone you know coming back for more. If you're still not convinced, these 14 easy and exciting chicken recipes are sure to change your mind. Sticky bourbon-glazed thighs, spicy Korean-style wings, healthified air-fried chicken tenders, and more will prove once and for all that no part of this bird deserves the bad reputation.


Chicken Tikka Masala Naan

Chicken Tikka Masala Naan

Think of this chicken and naan wrap as a spicier spin on shawarma.

Chicken Finger Sub

Chicken Finger Sub

Cold cuts on sub sandwiches are fine, but chicken tenders are so much better. A homemade Dijon honey-mustard adds just the right amount of heat and sweetness.

One-Pot Chicken Couscous

One-Pot Chicken Couscous

Seasoned with saffron, paprika, and cumin, and garnished with pomegranate seeds, lemon zest, and plenty of cilantro, this no-fuss, Moroccan-style chicken dish has a little bit of everything.

Baked Korean Wings

Baked Korean Wings

These baked wings are just as crispy as fried wings, but way healthier.

Sheet Pan Honey-Mustard Chicken

Sheet Pan Honey-Mustard Chicken

You can either eat this recipe for dinner or use it to meal prep a bunch of lunches for the week.

Paleo Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

Paleo Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

An air fryer is a device that fries your food without any oil, making these healthier, Paleo-approved "fried" chicken tenders totally possible.

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs

Wondering how to get that perfectly crispy chicken skin that makes this recipe so great? You have to make sure you've thoroughly patted it dry before you start cooking.

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Half Baked Harvest's Tieghan Gerard shares this Moroccan-inspired recipe with the most delicious, addicting, creamy feta sauce. It's perfect if you need something quick and easy to cook up this week.

Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

One of our absolute favorite Instant Pot cookbooks is The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Archana Mundhe. The cookbook is authorized by Instant Pot itself, but we've cooked through at least a dozen of its recipes and can attest to its awesomeness. We're particularly smitten with this butter chicken recipe from the book.

Chicken and Zoodle Soup

Chicken and Zoodle Soup

Since this recipe uses zucchini noodles instead of regular noodles, it's totally Whole30-approved.

Michigan Cherry-Bourbon Glazed Chicken

Michigan Cherry-Bourbon Glazed Chicken

If you've only ever cooked cherries into desserts, this chicken dish will show you that they deserve a spot in your savory meals too.

Popcorn Fried Chicken

Popcorn Fried Chicken

This crispy, salty chicken and sweet and spicy honey hot sauce is going to be all you'll want to eat from now on.

One-Pan Cheesy Jalape\u00f1o Lime Chicken

One-Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Lime Chicken

Plenty of cheese keeps this easy chicken and jalapeño dinner from being too spicy.

Green Chili Chicken and Corn Enchilada Casserole

Green Chili Chicken and Corn Enchilada Casserole

This spicy casserole makes a ton of servings and is easy to reheat — great for meal prep!


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