Try 31 tasty chicken recipes to cook at home that are way better than takeout. From flavorful lemon herb roasted chicken to delicious honey garlic thighs, these recipes taste like they're from a fancy restaurant but are easy to make at home. Say bye-bye to ordinary takeout and hello to yummy homemade meals that you'll love cooking!
Apricot Glazed Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
One-Pan dinners have never been easier. Crispy baked Apricot Glazed Chicken thighs, fingerling potatoes, carrots and broccoli make a delicious and fast weeknight meal for the whole family. Apricot Glazed Chicken Thighs with Vegetables.
Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Risotto
One Pot Dinners have never been more delicious! If you're a fan of risotto, then you'll like this new twist on Italian classic. Chicken And Vegetable Orzo Risotto is loaded with comforting flavors and is made entirely in one pot. Weeknight comforting meals made easy! Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Risotto.
Spanish Chicken and Rice
Bursting with flavor, juicy, hearty, and comforting, this Spanish Chicken And Rice makes a delicious one-pot recipe for the whole family. Perfect for a weeknight or Sunday dinner. Spanish Chicken and Rice.
Pumpkin Chicken Curry
Pumpkin Chicken Curry is juicy, tender chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces and simmered in a flavorful and creamy canned pumpkin sauce. This easy and quick one-skillet recipe is bursting with flavor and is perfect for a cozy autumn meal. Pumpkin Chicken Curry.
French Mustard Chicken
Prepare to fall madly in love with this Creamy Dreamy Mustard Chicken Recipe. Classic French dish that tastes outstanding. French Mustard Chicken
Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken
Decadent and delicious, this Stovetop Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken skillet meal is just 30 minutes away. Filled with rich flavors and made in one pan, this simple and easy recipe is sure to be your new fave. And the creamy honey mustard cream sauce is amazing on rice, potatoes, and roasted veggies, too! Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken
Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is a creamy, savory, luxurious dinner inspired by delicious Eastern European cuisine and it's ready to eat in just half an hour! You simply can't beat this easy stroganoff recipe for a one-skillet, thirty-minute dinner when you're ready for a satisfying, comforting meal that doesn't involve slaving in the kitchen all afternoon. Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff.
Easy Chicken Paprikash
This Chicken Paprikash recipe is a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner meal that features perfectly browned chicken that's braised in a creamy, sour cream based paprika sauce. What's best is that you only need some pantry staples to make this at home and it's a total crowd-pleaser! This is one of our favorite dinner meals that's kids and husband approved! Chicken Paprikash.
Kung Pao Chicken
Bursting with flavor and beyond easy to make, this Gluten-Free Kung Pao Chicken is a healthier twist on your favorite take-out dish. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this savory recipe is sure to become your new weeknight staple.
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki thighs are the easiest weeknight recipe ever. The teriyaki sauce is easily made with only a few ingredients and it is gluten free. Quick and easy instant pot pressure cooker dinners are the best!
Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
If you are trying to eat low-carb, you'll love this Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice. It's full of veggies and Asian flavor, plus low carb!
Skillet Cranberry Leek Chicken
This Skillet Cranberry Leek Chicken is a fun and festive holiday dinner. The tart and sweet sauce makes the perfect pairing with sauteed chicken breasts.
Sheet Pan Chicken and Brussel Sprouts
Here is a no-brainer winner of a chicken dinner that will please even the pickiest eaters in your house. It's also a great way to get your family to eat more vegetables. Try this Sheet Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts.
Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake
Creamy Keto Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake is the ultimate comfort food that is easy to make, low carb, and delicious. In under 30 minutes, you’ll have a wonderful meal on the table with little effort. You won’t even miss your traditional pasta dish. Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These chicken wings in the air fryer turn out so crispy and I don’t mean to sound cliché – but finger licking good! Add baking powder before putting them in the air fryer and you will achieve juicy tender wings that are crispy on the outside.
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
This is a perfect meal for a busy weekday. Use store bought rotisserie chicken and other premade ingredients to make this delicious chicken quesadillas meal in a snap.
Sheet Pan Plum Roasted Chicken
This sheet pan recipe is a beautiful blend of sweet plums and soft red onions with roasted chicken. To make this a complete one pan meal, toss in some Brussels sprouts or other vegetables and your dinner is ready in 45 minutes or less. For best results, marinate the chicken the night before.
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup is a popular soup that originated in Indian cuisine and has since become a favorite in many parts of the world. It's a hearty and flavorful soup made with spices, vegetables, and chicken. The soup typically includes ingredients like curry powder, garlic, and coconut milk, which gives it a unique taste and aroma. This soup is delicious and nutritious.
Oven Roasted Five Spice Peking Chicken
This Chinese five-spice chicken is marinated overnight in five spice, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and then baked in the oven and glazed to get that delicious-looking skin. It's full-on flavor and pairs amazingly with a ginger scallion sauce. If you're looking for a very flavorful roasted chicken, you definitely need to try this one. Get the Oven Roasted Five Spice Chicken recipe here.
Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers
Smoky grilled chicken skewers recipe marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream, and soy sauce. Then finished with a sweet coconut cream glaze and served with a simple peanut sauce. Big on flavor and super easy to throw together!
Get this Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers recipe here.
Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
Thai Basil Chicken is a delicious and simple Thai dish made with diced or ground chicken, yardlong beans (or green beans), and lots of fresh Thai basil tossed in a savory umami sauce. If you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this would be it! You can have this ready from start to finish in about 15 minutes if you're using ground chicken, and your taste buds will love you for it!
You can get the Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow) recipe here.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
If you're a fan of sweet and sour pork, then you should definitely try sweet and sour chicken. If you're wondering what the difference is, the batter is lighter with fewer aromatics, so it is a lighter version that brings out the flavor of the sweet and sour sauce more.
Get the Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe here.
A popular and delicious Hakka, Indian Chinese takeout dish, dry chilli chicken is made with crispy chicken chunks and lightly tossed in a spicy chilli sauce. Packed full of amazing flavors from both worlds.
Get the Chilli Chicken recipe here.
Massaman Chicken Curry
Make this takeout favorite at home, it's easy and done in under 30 minutes.
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Chicken Stuffed with Feta Cheese
These chicken filets are loaded with Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil for the tastiest chicken you've ever had.
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Spanish Chicken Stew
Make a quick chicken stew with the help of rotisserie chicken - packed full with lemon & rosemary flavors!
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Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry
A healthy dinner or lunch loaded with veggies - use store bought or homemade teriyaki sauce.
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Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Another takeout favorite you can make at home - with the juiciest, tastiest orange sauce.
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Honey Roasted Chili Lime Wings
Heat from chile peppers, the tang of lime and a bit of honeyed sweetness – on juicy oven-roasted chicken wings. Pass the napkins. Get the recipe for Honey Roasted Chili Lime Wings.
Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken
One of the easiest recipes in Mediterranean cuisine... Chicken Riganati, or Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken, is juicy and tender and requires just a handful of ingredients. Prepare it for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. You'll love the lemon and oregano flavor of the dish and the easiness of putting it together. Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken
Chicken and Butternut Squash Bake
This Chicken And Butternut Squash Bake is a quick and delicious dinner recipe for busy weeknights. It's easy to make, delicious and full of cozy autumn flavors. Chicken and Butternut Squash Bake
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
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