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    The 30 BEST Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes

    Are you looking for the perfect way to cook juicy and delicious chicken dishes? Well, look no further than these Dutch oven chicken recipes!

    This versatile cooking tool is great for making all kinds of delicious recipes with tender, fall off the bone chicken.

    Whether you want a comforting classic or some new flavors, these Dutch oven chicken recipes are bound to win you over. Our Chicken Cacciatore, Jamaican Curry Chicken, Chicken Caldereta, Jambalaya Pasta and many more are finger licking chicken dinners your can cook in your trusty dutch oven.

    So grab your Dutch oven and discover just how easy it can be to make amazing meals from home!

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    Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes:

    1. Chicken Cacciatore

    Let’s start this Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes list with an Italian classic. Here chicken is braised in the dutch oven 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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    2. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)

    Take a peek into my dutch oven. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs.

    Life can’t be more beautiful!

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    3. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Treat your taste buds to the mouth-watering blend of shrimp, chicken, and sausage in a creamy, cheesy sauce packed with Louisiana-inspired flavors.

    Known as Pastalaya, this amazing dish is a fun twist on the classic jambalaya. Swap out traditional rice for pasta and discover a whole new world of flavor!

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    4. Chicken Stew

    All you need is a few regular ingredients for this delicious rustic and hearty chicken stew. You will want some crusty warm bread to go along this fantastic stew dinner. Enjoy tender chicken meat and veggies in every single bite.

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    5. 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.

    Often found on tables from Charleston to Savannah, it’s a delicious Southern curried chicken simmered in tomato sauce, a simple dish layered with vibrant spices resulting in amazing flavors.

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    6. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Indulge in the out-of-this-world deliciousness of Chicken Paprikash! This Hungarian classic features the spotlight-stealing Paprika, bringing a rich and comforting taste to the cherished Paprikas Csirke stew.

    A silky and velvety texture makes it a perfect cold-weather comfort food, where the chicken is braised in paprika-flavoured gravy, then finished off with a dollop of sour cream.

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    7. 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.

    All you need is some ground chicken and voila one delicious meal ready in no time. Plus it has all the goodness of spinach and cherry tomatoes to add in more flavors.

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    8. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Elevate your comfort food game with a delicious twist – try our Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup! The beloved flavors are all there, but with a fun new approach.

    Family-approved, this soup will warm you right up as temperatures drop. Whip up a generous batch of our yummy soup in your dutch oven and cuddle up with the biggest bowl you have.

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    9. Spanish Chicken

    This beautifully flavored Spanish Chicken is slow braised in a tomato sauce along with chorizo sausage, chick peas and other tasty ingredients.

    It’s a delicious combination that pairs great with crusty bread.

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    10. Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup! You heard right, my friends. This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies.

    Just the right recipe to make in your biggest dutch oven.

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    11. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    Curry night is an ultimate comfort night. Get ready to whip up and master this delicious Sri Lankan Chicken Curry from the Indian sub-continent. 

    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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    12. Meatball Minestrone Soup

    This bowl of Meatball Minestrone Soup is leagues above the famous Olive Garden Minestrone soup.

    It perfectly captures the rich, classic Italian flavors, jam-packed with a hearty helping of veggies, beans, and pasta in a heavily-seasoned tomato broth.

    The result is a delicious masterpiece that’s as nutritious as it is satisfying.

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    13. Chicken Masala

    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!

    This one takes some time, but it’s so worth it!

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    14. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup

    Indulge in the exquisite taste of our creamy lemon chicken soup – it’s sure to leave a mark on your palate!

    With a dash of lemon, a dollop of butter and a sprinkle of cheese and cream, this soup is magically elevated. And let’s not forget the generous amount of spinach.

    It’s perfect for sharing, so make a huge pot and watch everyone savor every slurp in no time.

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    15. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)

    This West African peanut stew, Maafe (or Mafe), is loaded with rich savory flavors. Any meat of your choice goes great in this perfectly spiced peanut butter and tomato based sauce.

    It’s sure to be a crowd favorite. Serve it with rice or couscous and enjoy the warmth of this delicious dish.

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    16. Dutch Oven Brunswick Stew

    Brunswick Stew – the quintessential southern dish for chilly nights. A smoky, hearty bowl brimming with flavors of slow-cooked meats, vegetables, and seasonings, it’s sure to be love at first spoonful for any barbecue lover.

    Even better, it’s a breeze to make – only a few minutes of hands-on time. Get ready to cozy up and enjoy this soul-nourishing comfort food!

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    17. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)

    Are you ready for a totally slurp-worthy bowl? Laksa is a famous noodle soup hailing from Southeast Asia, and it has become one of my favorite dishes.

    It’s cozy and spicy, with a coconut milk base and plenty of interesting add-ins. And it’s surprisingly easy to make restaurant quality laksa in your own home.

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    18. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This exquisite Mediterranean braised chicken elevates your coq au vin to the next level! It offers complexity of flavour, yet is deceptively easy to prepare.

    Whether you choose to wow your guests or savour it for yourself, this dish does not disappoint!

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    19. Chicken Caldereta

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

    It’s one of our favorite dutch oven chicken recipes!

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    20. Dominican Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew)

    Pollo Guisado, the beloved chicken dish that everybody from Latin Caribbean islands grew up on. Its dynamics and taste changes from Dominican to Puerto Rican to Cuban. 

    This colorful, fall off the bone chicken is caramelized first and then braised in a beautiful sauce.

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    21. Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Looking for pasta recipe that is straight out of restaurant menu, and is a breeze to make on busy weeknights? This Cajun Chicken Pasta is your answer! 

    Tender chicken pieces in a creamy, cheesy sauce with the right kind of Cajun smoky heat, along with any of your favorite pasta shapes.

    Here, my friends, is a pasta meal you are going to get a lot of compliments for.

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    22. Pesto Tortellini Soup

    This Pesto Tortellini Soup is the super cozy bowl of delicious you need in your life. Soft, pillowy tortellini swim in a magical pesto broth, along with chicken and veggies.

    It’s a quick meal, on the table in about 30 minutes, and it’s bursting with great pesto flavor.

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    23. Jamaican Curry Chicken

    Jamaican Curry Chicken… Just three words: Simple, Bold and Flavorful. 

    Chicken and potatoes, everyone’s favorite comfort food… Curry it!! You will be amazed how much flavor you get in every single bite.

    Bring home these fresh and delicious Caribbean flavors, they are extremely straightforward and easy to cook in your dutch oven.

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    24. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    This pot is the ultimate in cozy comfort. Tender, juicy meatballs smothered in one of the most decadently creamy and deliciously cheesy sauces.

    This happens pretty fast too. All you need is some warm noodles or zoodles and you are all set for an easy weeknight meal.

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    25. Trinidadian Curry Chicken

    This Trinidadian curry chicken holds a special place in my heart. The dish’s foundation is built on a marriage of curry powder, fresh herbs, and green seasoning to create a simply exquisite affair.

    Whether you’re a fan of aromatic spices or succulent chicken, this recipe is sure to excite your taste buds.

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    26. Filipino Chicken Asado (Kapampangan Style)

    Another cracker Filipino stew. This 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… Yet another Asian umami bomb. 

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    27. Dutch Oven Avgolemono Soup

    Meet your new go to comfort food. This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.

    This classic Greek lemon soup uses egg and lemon (avgo-lemono) to create a creamy, velvety broth with a refreshing lemony hint.

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    28. Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)

    Kedjenou, an Ivorian delicacy, is adored for its simplicity and explosive flavours. Whether you prefer it mild or fiery, this beloved stew is sure to delight.

    Trust me, I’ve got the perfect recipe for that extra kick.

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    29. Dutch Oven Coq au Vin

    This one is a more traditional coq au vin stew. Classic French cooking at its best. Here chicken is braised in red wine with mushrooms and crisp pancetta.

    It’s will be one of your favorite dutch oven chicken recipes.

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    30. Chicken Chasseur

    Chicken Chasseur is one of the most popular French Chicken recipes. It’s a simple dish where chicken simmers in a tomato based sauce with wine and plenty of fresh herbs.

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    31. Dutch Oven Chicken Thai Green Curry

    All curries turn out great when simmered in a dutch oven.

    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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    32. Wonton Soup

    This Wonton Soup is easy. Why? Because you use store bought frozen wontons instead of wrapping the wontons from scratch (yep, that’s quite a process), making it perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

    Give it a try, we bet it’s better than any takeout.

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    So there you go, thirty amazing dutch oven chicken recipes. Which one will you try first?

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    30 BEST Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes

    This collection of easy Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes will give you plenty of succulent dishes to cook in your favorite pot.


    • 3 Tbsp oil
    • 6 bone in, skinless chicken thighs
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 small bell peppers (any color), diced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 8-10 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
    • 2 Tbsp fresh basil
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 cup red wine
    • 28oz crushed tomatoes
    • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1 cup black olives
    • salt to taste
    • pepper to taste


    1. Heat oil in a dutch over over medium high heat. Generously season chicken with salt and pepper, then sear in the preheated pot for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.
    2. In the same pot, add in onion, sauté 5 minutes.
    3. Add bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, garlic and herbs. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
    4. Add wine, deglaze the pot, cook for 5 minutes.
    5. Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and red chili flakes. Cook for 5 minutes.
    6. Return the chicken to the pot, along with olives. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook 45 minutes to an hour, or until chicken is fall off the bone tender. (Alternately, you can bake the Cacciatore, covered, for 1 hour at 375°F)
    7. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve and enjoy.

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