27 Chicken Recipes That Aren’t The Same Boring Old Thing

Chicken might be America’s most popular meat, but it gets pretty boring after a while making the same old thing. These recipes aim to give you fresh new ideas, techniques, and delicious flavors to experiment with.

Authentic Chicken Paprikash (Hungarian Paprikás Csirke)

Chicken paprikash on top of spaetzle or nokedli on a plate with a dollop of sour cream on the side.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

An authentic recipe for one of the most beloved and popular Hungarian dishes — saucy chicken paprikash (aka paprikás csirke) with tender chicken in a rich, creamy, and flavorful paprika sauce.

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Golden Glow Soup Recipe

Two bowls of soup.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Glow up with the anti-inflammatory and beta-carotene ingredients in this Golden Glow soup, packed with nourishing bone broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, turmeric, lemon, and kale.

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Sheet Pan Curried Chicken & Tahini Dressing

A sheet pan full of curried chickens, lentils, veggies and lemon wedges.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Make a simple but flavorful dinner with this quick sheet pan curried chicken that comes with a creamy tahini dressing. This recipe uses chicken breasts or chicken thighs and is packed with vegetables, lentils, and unique tastes.

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Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken noodle soup.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Grandma’s chicken noodle soup is never boring, especially when made with homemade egg noodles!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy tomato sauce.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

So much flavor in this creamy recipe. Fresh and canned tomatoes come together with basil for a phenomenal dinner that can be made on a whim.

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EASY Butter Chicken Meatballs {From Scratch}

Butter chicken meatballs.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

These easy and delicious butter chicken meatballs are made completely from scratch and come together with simple, wholesome ingredients. If you’re looking for new chicken meatball meals, this is a must-try recipe.

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Authentic Coq Au Vin With A Rooster

Coq au vin.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos.

Have any extra roosters or old laying lying around? Make the original and authentic coq au vin with this traditional French recipe.

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Black Pepper Chicken – Copycat Panda Express Recipe

Black pepper chicken.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella.

This black pepper chicken recipe is a tasty copycat Panda Express recipe that will get rave reviews. This homemade version is not only better for you but also ready to serve in just 30 minutes. It’s the perfect solution for those busy weeknights when you’re craving Asian food but don’t have the time for a complicated recipe.

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Baked Greek Chicken Breasts

saucy chicken.
Photo Credit: Deb’s Daily Dish.

An easy Dutch oven recipe of baked chicken breasts. Full of Mediterranean-inspired herbs, spices, and broth this is a great weeknight meal.

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Scallion Chicken with Sweet Vinegar Sauce

Scallion chicken.
Photo Credit: Plates by Nat.

This scallion chicken is a perfect quick meal that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes. Juicy chicken with all that flavor from sizzling scallion and sweet tangy vinegar sauce is just so mouth watering!

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Mexican Chicken Street Tacos

Mexican chicken tacos.
Photo Credit: Easy Family Recipes.

This Mexican Chicken Street Tacos recipe brings the irresistible flavor of Mexican street food to a recipe easy enough to make on a busy weeknight! Juicy marinated chicken thighs and a simple homemade salsa are all these tacos need to be a standout.

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Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy chicken.
Photo Credit: Easy Family Recipes.

Chicken breast is smothered in a wholesome combo of corn, beans, black eyed peas, sweet bell pepper, and a medley of seasonings.  Topping off this one dish meal with cheese brings it to the level of perfection!  Not only is this dish delicious, but it is also hearty for a filling dinner. 

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Musakhan (Palestinian Sumac Chicken With Onions)

Herbed chicken.
Photo Credit: Urban Farm and Kitchen.

Musakhan is often considered a symbol of Palestinian identity and heritage. It is a perfect weeknight supper, fit for family gatherings or special occasions. Made with sumac, baharat, onions, lemon juice, pine nuts, and Taboon (flatbread), it’s a flavorful and unique recipe.

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Za’atar Chicken Thighs

zaatar chicken.
Photo Credit: Urban Farm and Kitchen.

With za’atar, sumac, and 7-spice, these za’atar chicken thighs are a great weeknight dinner. Marinate when you get home from work, then roast for just 25 minutes. Serve with vermicelli rice or roasted potatoes, or try flatbread and za’atar hummus for a meal everyone will love.

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Miso Jidori Chicken Thighs

Saucy chicken thighs.
Photo Credit: The Heirloom Pantry.

Miso Jidori Chicken Thighs are juicy, tender, and dressed in a rich, umami-packed miso sauce. These scrumptious thighs require minimal effort and make a flavorful main course or topping for ramen or a rice bowl.

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Chicken Chasseur French Hunter’s Chicken

French chicken.
Photo Credit: 24 Bite.

Chicken Chasseur is also known as Hunter’s Chicken, chicken thighs in a delicious wine and cognac infused tomato sauce. It’s a one skillet French classic.

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Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowl

Chicken pineapple bowls.
Photo Credit: The Feathered Nester.

Serve dinner in a pineapple bowl- it’s so pretty! Filled with saucy Hawaiian teriyaki chicken and fried rice, it’s a quick tropical meal.

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Easy One-Pan Basil Halloumi Chicken With Tomatoes

Basil chicken.
Photo Credit: Sheri Silver.

We all rely on chicken recipes – they are the VIP for a busy weeknight dinner. But it can be hard to find chicken recipes that are something a little different than the usual, while checking all the boxes. It truly does not get any easier than this basil halloumi chicken.

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Chicken Pomodoro

Chicken pomodoro.
Photo Credit: A Full Living.

This Homemade Chicken Pomodoro Recipe is made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and plenty of fresh basil to create a flavorful pan sauce. Nestle in pan-seared chicken for a perfectly simple recipe. This easy recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less. Your new favorite dinner for the whole family on a busy night.

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Easy One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta

Chicken pasta.
Photo Credit: Our Crow’s Nest.

This One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chicken Pasta makes for a perfect busy weeknight dinner or a special occasion! Using fresh ingredients and lots of vegetables, this healthy dinner comes together in about 30 minutes. The robust flavors in this one-pot pasta recipe are a meal that your whole family will love!

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Spicy Mala Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers.
Photo Credit: Sift & Simmer.

These Spicy Mala Chicken Burgers are a fun and delicious way to amp up chicken burgers with some heat. Crunchy, fried chicken is flavoured with a mixture of spices and doused with Sichuan chili oil for additional kick.

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Chicken Wellington

Chicken wellington.
Photo Credit: Chef’s Pencil.

The Chicken Wellington is a showstopper dish that is perfect for any special occasion. With its golden puff pastry exterior and juicy chicken filling, it’s sure to impress your guests. The recipe is easy to follow, and the result is a delicious and flavorful dish that will leave everyone wanting more.

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Easy Chicken Pasanda Curry – Oven-Baked

Chicken curry bake.
Photo Credit: The Cinnamon Jar.

This is a mild curry recipe made with yoghurt, cream, ground almonds and all the very best fragrant spices.

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Million Dollar Roasted Chicken Recipe

Photo Credit: Sweet Tea & Thyme.

There’s nothing more satisfying as a cook than a perfectly roasted chicken. It feeds the whole family, it’s simple to make, and it doesn’t require a lot of fuss but there’s a ton of flavor. It’s classic comfort food, but in this recipe we are giving it an elevated twist.

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Sumac Chicken

Chicken sumac.
Photo Credit: Unique Cooks.

With rustic Middle Eastern flavors, this Sumac chicken is an absolute stunner of a dish. The tangy Sumac comes together with the kick of harissa to lend a nice balance of flavor to the roasted chicken. It comes together with some simple ingredients and just a few minutes of hands-on kitchen time, making it the perfect weeknight dinner option.

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Low FODMAP Balsamic Chicken with Peaches

Photo Credit: FODMAP Everyday.

Juicy chicken thighs, peaches, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and rosemary come together in this one-pan Low FODMAP Balsamic Chicken with Peaches.

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The Best Moroccan Lemon Chicken for the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Chicken recipe.
Photo Credit: Cuisine & Travel.

A flavorful and authentic Moroccan chicken dish with spices, lemons, and olives.

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