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    The 40+ BEST Chicken Recipes

    Chicken Recipes are what so many of us are always on the look out for… What to cook with chicken?

    Be it thighs, breasts or ground chicken, there are so many new things and some old classics that you can whip up for your family. You can bake it, stir fry it, casserole it, stew it, braise it and so, so much more. We have compiled this fabulous list of Chicken Recipes from the GypsyPlate archives.

    From different curries and stews from all over the world, to kababs and stir fries and meatballs, it has all the types of cooking methods for great varieties of chicken recipes.

    Go through all these chicken dinner ideas and you might discover some new flavors in the same good old chicken. Life is all about exploring great novel flavors, and GypsyPlate loves bringing them to your kitchen…

    The 30 BEST Chicken Recipes.

    1. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!

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    2. Crockpot Tuscan Chicken

    Crockpot Tuscan Chicken

    This crock pot Tuscan chicken is drenched in a creamy sauce loaded with great Mediterranean flavors. It’s one easy and delicious make ahead weeknight dinner!

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    3. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

    Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

    This Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is absolutely Irresist-A-Bowl! Tender juicy chicken, glistening in tasty sauce, alongside Asian coleslaw and creamy avocado. All atop a bed of hot rice. Yum!

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    4. Pollo Asado

    Pollo Asado

    This Pollo Asado recipe is a must try. Chicken is marinated in a blend of citrus juice and plenty of great Latin flavors, giving you tender, juicy, delicious results.

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    5. Chicken Cacciatore

    Chicken Cacciatore

    Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish, where chicken is braised to tender perfection in a well seasoned tomato based sauce.

    It is a rustic dish with plenty of fresh herbs, veggies, and usually a good splash of wine. The next time those Italian cravings hit, make this restaurant quality dish in your own kitchen…

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    6. Coq au Vin

    Coq au Vin

    If you’ve never tried Coq au Vin, one bite is all it’s going to take for you to realize why it’s one of the most famous dishes out of France!

    Chicken is braised into tender submission in an herb infused red wine gravy, along with veggies and aromatics for good measure.

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    7. Thai Green Curry

    Thai Green Curry

    This Thai Green Curry is an absolute flavor bomb, with spicy, salty, umami and sweet Thai flavors. You can customize it from mild to Thai Hot!

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    8. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop.

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    9. Tomato Basil Chicken

    over head picture of tomato basil chicken on a blue platter

    This tomato basil chicken is a quick, light and tasty weekday meal. The sweetness from the orange marmalade is a great complement to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil!

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    10. Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

    Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

    This creamy pesto chicken skillet is a great weeknight dinner recipe. It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and loads of veggies in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. YUM!

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    11. Sesame Chicken Bowls

    Sesame Chicken Bowls

    These Sesame Chicken Bowls are the easy answer to your weeknight Chinese food cravings. In less than half an hour, you can have your own, customizable dish that’s so much better than takeout.

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    12. Country Captain Chicken

    Country Captain Chicken

    Country Captain Chicken… Indian curry meets Lowcountry cooking. Simply known as Country Captain, this is a Southern Icon you may have never tasted.

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    13. Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

    Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

    Dinner ready in 20 minutes? Honey Garlic Chicken Bites… Music to the ears… And when you look into the pan, the sticky delicious honey garlic sauce laced chicken bites, they look so tempting to dig in to.

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    14. Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

    Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

    This Mediterranean Chicken Skillet is a one skillet meal from stovetop-to oven-to table. It’s easy, healthy and tastes delicious!

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    15. Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies. It’s great on the stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot.

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    16. Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    Hawaiian Chicken Salad – Take a look at this colorful platter. It’s full of tropical flavors, a variety of textures, and it happens to be healthy.

    This is a great summertime dish, when you want something light, yet satisfying.

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    17. Thai Cashew Chicken

    Thai Cashew Chicken

    Give your stir fry night a new twist with this Thai Cashew Chicken. It’s an easy dish that’s bursting with layers of flavor and texture.

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    18. Southern Braised Chicken with Black Eyed Peas

    Southern Braised Chicken with Black Eyed Peas

    Southern Braised Chicken is the newest addition to your comfort food repertoire. It’s hearty and full of cozy flavors. With just a few humble ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time, you’ll have a dish the whole family is going to love.

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    19. Creamy Ground Chicken Pasta

    Creamy Ground Chicken Pasta

    This delicious creamy ground chicken pasta is so good and easy that you will be coming back to this one every now and then. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner option.

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    20. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Chicken Paprikash… Out-of-this-world Delicious! Paprika basks in the limelight here, in a rich, comforting Hungarian Chicken Stew, Paprikas Csirke, as it’s known belovedly in Hungary.

    This silky, smooth stew is cold weather comfort food at its finest!! Chicken is braised in a paprika laced gravy and finished off with a dollop of sour cream.

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    21. Smothered Chicken

    Smothered Chicken

    Smothered Chicken… Classic Soul Food that will warm up your body and soul. This is a comfort food that generations have grown up on. 

    Perfectly seasoned chicken gets a little bit of beautiful golden brown color first. Then it gets smothered till fall of the bone tender in the most delicious, luscious creamy and rich gravy. A gravy which is brimming with flavors. 

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    22. Jamaican Curry Chicken

    Jamaican Curry Chicken

    This Jamaican Curry Chicken is a MUST for all you fellow curry lovers. It’s super easy and absolutely loaded with great flavors!

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    23. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    These creamy parmesan chicken meatballs are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. They’re a great keto friendly option as well!

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    24. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Are you looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken (or Pad Krapow Gai) bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest recipe yet!

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    25. Crock Pot (or Instant Pot) Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    Crock Pot (or Instant Pot) Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    This Hawaiian Pineapple chicken is a fall off the bone hit. Just a few minutes of hands on time and your trusty crock pot or instant pot does the rest!

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    26. Easy Creamy Chicken Skillet

    Easy Creamy Chicken Skillet

    This creamy chicken skillet is your weekday best friend. It’s super easy , it’s super tasty and it’s a low carb bomb. Start to finish in 30 minutes, this just may become a new staple in your rotation.

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    27. Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Pot pie without the pie? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors without the extra work. This one is for those lazy days.

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    28. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    Chicken Chapli Kababs

    These Chicken Chapli Kababs are moist, tender and perfectly spiced. No wonder they’re so popular in Pakistan and parts of India!

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    29. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great keto meal prep option, only 10 minutes of prep time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.

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    30. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

    baked honey mustard chicken legs

    Sweet, Savory, Sticky, Saucy… Meet your new favorite meal prep option. This baked honey mustard chicken only takes 10 minutes of your time, the oven does the rest!

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    31. South African Chicken Curry

     South African Chicken Curry

    A milder and sweeter alternative to Indian and Caribbean curries, this South African Chicken Curry is still jam packed with flavor!

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    32. Summer Detox Chicken Buddha Bowl

    overhead picture of summer detox chicken buddha bowl with colorful napkin beside

    Need a healthy meal to wash away those summer hamburgers and ice cream cones? Try this light and tasty Buddha Bowl. In case you haven’t heard, Buddha Bowls are the big thing now!

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    33. Kung Pao Chicken

    kung pao chicken in a black bowl with rice

    Kung Pao Chicken – it’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick! Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients, you can whip this up in half-hour or less. Perfect week-night meal!

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    34. Creamy Lemon Chicken

    Creamy Lemon Chicken in a cast iron pan.

    Easy and delicious! This chicken can make for a relatively easy week night meal, but looks and tastes so good it will impress guests as well. I love it with orzo, pearled couscous or bread! On it’s own, great for the keto crowd!

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    35. Harissa Chicken

     Harissa Chicken

    Harissa Chicken is a hugely flavorful dish using my new favorite flavor bomb, North African harissa.

    This recipe is a one pot wonder with chicken, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas, and it takes only a few minutes of your hands on time.

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    36. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    chicken lettuce wraps on a blue plate alongside peanut sauce

    Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks, or an easy low-carb meal option!

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    37. Chicken Masala

    bowl of chicken masala alongside rice and roti cut lemons and cucumber

    Homestyle Indian Masala. Simple, yet crowd pleasing. Impress your friends and neighbors… Guess what? Indian doesn’t have to mean spicy! But it sure means flavorful!

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    38. Chicken Caldereta

    Chicken Caldereta

    Chicken Caldereta… Try this mild yet tasty coconut based Filipino stew. It’s packed with loads of veggies and tons of flavor!

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    39. Healthy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

    healthy chicken ramen stir fry in a blue bowl

    Healthy ramen? Who would have thought! This stir fry is packed with veggie power and nice lean protein. Take your pantry staple to a whole new level!

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    40. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    This creamy, luscious and rich curry happens when chicken is braised and smothered in an onion-tomato based gravy with coconut milk. It has all the earthy, exotic and warm spices to make it an extra special and finger licking delicious treat.

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    41. Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    This is not your usual chicken salad. It’s almost like a shredded slaw, but with amazingly tasty dressing and the goodness of chicken. Look at the colors and textures and you will guess all the jam packed flavors in this heaping mound of salad called Gỏi gà bắp cải.

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    42. Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)

    Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)

    Kedjenou is a beloved stew in the Ivory Coast. It’s so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty. Do you want it spicy? Oh, I will show you how to make it spicy!

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    43. Chicken Jollof Rice

    jollof rice on a cast iron pan

    This colorful and tasty one pot meal is a West African classic. Simple preparation, then in the oven it goes. Impress your guests with this easy and exotic treat!

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    44. Crack Chicken (Crockpot / Instant Pot)

    Crack Chicken (Crockpot / Instant Pot)

    This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.

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    45. Filipino Chicken Asado

    Filipino Chicken Asado

    This Filipino Chicken Asado is simple in nature, yet there are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory.

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    46. Trinidadian Curry Chicken

    Trinidadian Curry Chicken

    This curry chicken from the Caribbean island country of Trinidad hits close to home. Curry powder and fresh herbs and aromatics in their green seasoning form the base of this super simple chicken affair.

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    47. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    This Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe is marinated in an amazing concoction of ingredients. It’s a total flavor bomb with a customizable level of kick.

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    48. Chicken Korma

    Creamy, rich and finger licking, Korma is cooked slow and low with flavors created to suit the King’s palate. Korma is an iconic dish from India, with deep roots in Moghlai cuisine.

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    49. Chicken Shawarma

    This easy Chicken Shawarma brings the flavors, big time! Marinated with vibrant and aromatic spices, it can be your easy weeknight dinner, or a big crowd pleaser for company nights.

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    50. Pollo Saltado

    Pollo Saltado is a quick chicken stir fry with familiar Asian flavors, along with a unique South American twist.

    This tasty Peruvian dish features tender chicken, crisp peppers and onions, and a stir fry sauce enhanced by Aji Amarillo pepper paste. Oh, did I mention you eat it with French fries?

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    51. Chicken Katsu

    Chicken Katsu is a delightful Japanese chicken cutlet, panko breaded and fried to crispy perfection.

    Making this is a breeze, requiring just a handful of basic ingredients, yet the result is incredibly tasty. With just about 25 minutes of your time, you can serve up this crispy delight!

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    52. Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian Fried Rice)

    Give your fried rice a South American makeover with this Arroz Chaufa recipe! A fusion of cuisines, this Peruvian fried rice is your easy weeknight dinner that’s packed with flavor. 

    With rice, protein and veggies, it can be a complete meal, or act as a flavorful side dish. The perfect way to use leftover rice, you can have this on the table in about 25 minutes!

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    Wow… suddenly you have all these great chicken recipes to try whenever there is chicken for dinner. These flavors are finger licking delicious and very comforting.

    Pin or bookmark this amazing collection in your favorite folder, and you can return back to them any time you’re hunting for chicken recipes. Hope you enjoy cooking through all of them. Have fun…

    Chicken recipes.

    The 40+ BEST Chicken Recipes

    This collection of easy Chicken Recipes will give you a world of new ways to cook your favorite bird. For an easy start, try this tomato basil chicken:


    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp pepper
    • 1.5 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
    • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
    • 1/3 cup fresh basil


      1. Melt 1 Tbsp butter with olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
        Season chicken with salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Remove to plate and set aside.
      2. Lower heat to medium-low, add remaining butter to pan. Once melted add half of cherry tomatoes, scrape browned bits from chicken and mix.
      3. Add 3-4 Tbsp water, vinegar, orange marmalade and remaining cherry tomatoes. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
      4. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with basil.
      5. Serve tomato mixture over chicken.


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