80 Best Chicken Recipes

It's hard figuring out what's for dinner every night, but these chicken recipes are all sure to be crowd pleasers. There's something for everyone here, from chicken breast recipes to chicken thigh recipes to 7 different spins on chicken parmesan. Whether you're looking for an easy, quick, or healthy dinner recipe that can feed your entire family or leave you with leftovers for lunch, I've got a plethora of delicious chicken recipes that'll give you some ideas of what to cook for dinner.

Lemonade Marinated BBQ Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)



Moroccan Chicken Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Fried Chicken Sandwich Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Moroccan Chicken Skewers - A fantastic weeknight meal! These Moroccan Chicken Skewers are incredibly moist and super flavorful.

Fried Chicken Salad - A salad spin on the classic Fried Chicken Sandwich aka Ding's Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Hillstone's Honor Bar!

Chicken Fajita Bowls with Guacamole - These Chicken Fajita Bowls are perfection. Truly everything you’ve ever wanted, steamed white rice, black beans, charred corn, pico, guacamole and more! And best part about it… you serve it in a bowl. Which if you’re new here, is my all time favorite way to eat anything. Bowls all day, every day.

Chicken Schnitzel with Creamy Kale - This crispy juicy chicken schnitzel is basically a glorified Chicken Nugget and I'm obsessed! Add to that some creamy kale on top and it's the perfect meal.

Ginger Scallion Chicken Bowls - If you’re anything like me, the easiest meals to make when you’re in a hurry are the ones with just a few minutes of prep work and very little cooking. These Ginger Scallion Chicken Bowls are exactly that.

Easy Chicken Milanese - Crispy lemony bites of chicken with a bright green salad on top, this 25-minute Chicken Milanese is one of my favorite weeknight dinner ideas. 

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta - Another one of my childhood favs – this Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.

Chicken Tawook Quinoa Bowls - It's as simple as adding some grilled chicken breast skewers on top of a quinoa bowl, hummus, garlic sauce, avocados, cucumbers and a bit of shredded lettuce and lunch or dinner is DONE! You can serve it up with a little extra pita because WHY NOT and be on your way to happiness.

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza - Imagine your fav Chicken Caesar Salad but on a Pizza!!! You're welcome.

Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Mint Sauce - Chicken breast marinated in a greek yogurt mixture, then grilled until just slightly charred on the outside. Dunk it in the cilantro mint sauce and/or tzatziki! The more dips the better!

Cauliflower Rice Chicken Burrito Bowls - I finally caved and gave into the Cauliflower Rice rice trend and I’m obsessed! This burrito bowl is loaded with a chipotle marinated chicken, plenty of beans, corn, pico, avocado and a sprinkling of cheese for good measure.

Greek Chicken and Potatoes - Everything gets piled into a big cast iron skillet, seasoned with a marinade so addicting you’ll want to drink it, and roasted until the chicken and the potatoes are golden, crispy and pure perfection!

Foolproof Chicken Breasts - This recipe for Foolproof Chicken Breasts is going to make all our lives infinitely better.


Chicken Fajita Cobb from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
McCarthy Chopped Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Fajita Cobb - Main Course Salads are EVERYTHING. Imagine your fav chicken fajitas from your local Mexican restaurant but served over a bed of greens.

McCarthy Chopped Salad - If you've ever been to the Beverly Hills Hotel, you know it's all about the McCarthy Cobb. It's incredible. Knife skills on display! But if you're not really wanting to drop $40 on a salad… here's how to make it at home.

Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad - This Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad loaded with bacon, blueberries, market lettuce and a lemon vinaigrette is your main course salad of summer!

Chicken Shawarma Bowls - 1000% fully obsessed with these Chicken Shawarma Bowls!! I took everything I love from a Chicken Shawarma pita and stuffed it into a bowl so I could curl up on my couch and eat it very carefully without spilling. Makes sense right? You're gonna want them on the regular dinner rotation from here on out... they are THAT good!

Grilled Chicken Panzanella - Give me any excuse to make a panzanella and I’m in. I mean, hello!!! Adding bread to a salad – game over! This Grilled Chicken Panzanella is absolute perfection.

Pesto Farmers Market Salad with Grilled Chicken - A loaded farmers market salad with all sorts of fresh produce, bacon, some grilled chicken, and the most delish pesto vinaigrette.

Greek Chicken Salad - It’s like a bowl of the most incredible stuff on earth. Tangy chicken, arugula, pickled onions, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and a delicious lemon oregano vinaigrette.

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad - This grilled chicken dinner party meal is beyond. Marinated grilled chicken combined with a dreamy avocado tomato and corn salad is the most perfect summer bite.


Chicken Parmesan from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parmesan - The most perfect and simple recipe for Chicken Parmesan! The best meal for date nights at home, an easy family dinner or an Italian themed dinner party!

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - These are one of the most popular recipes on my website, and I know they will quickly become your new favorite weeknight meal no matter your age! I took each and every ingredient from the chicken parm recipe, and turned it into the most amazing mozzarella stuffed chicken parmesan meatballs.

Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake - Your fav Chicken Parmesan mixed with Gnocchi in the form of a quick and easy bake!! It’s a ground chicken mixture that’s flavored the same way you would season a chicken parmesan. Add to that some perfectly boiled gnocchi (which are like little pillows of heaven) on top and finish it off tons of cheese and herbs because obviously love a burrata moment.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Bake - Imagine your fav chicken parm bake but with spaghetti squash! It's a lightened up version of one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals.

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta - This is a chicken parm pasta but instead of it just using all chicken, I used a ton of chopped mushrooms too!  It gives it this extra bit of flavor and bulks it up without having to just have the chicken in the sauce. It’s such an epic dinner idea!

Chicken Parmesan Pizza - This pizza is basically too good to share. It's piled high with fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and breaded chicken and sprinkled with a bit of oregano and then dusted with salt and pepper. Holy moly.

Chicken Parmesan Panini - An easy and delicious pack and go lunch everyone will love!


Chicken Rice and Cheese Casserole with Salsa and Sautéed Onions from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Asian Chicken Slaw from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Rice and Cheese Casserole - If you’re looking for the most comforting and easy dinner – look no further! This Chicken Rice and Cheese Casserole is truly perfection! It's comfort food in a skillet.

Asian Chicken Slaw - This salad is super colorful and packed with flavor. It's one of those recipes that only gets better with time. Plus you can use a rotisserie chicken as a grocery store short-cut. Here's a video tutorial of how to make it.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie - This homemade chicken pot pie recipe has the creamiest filling made with a base of onions, carrots, celery, peas, and shredded chicken. I love that it comes together quickly with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, and it’s a recipe the whole family will love.

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad - This Loaded BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad has layers of quinoa, grilled corn, black beans, shredded BBQ chicken, diced avocado, BBQ sauce and a little cheese. It's packed with so much flavor and is one of my favorite make ahead meals!! Just assemble the entire thing, minus the avocado, so then you can grab them for lunch when you're hungry.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza - Your favorite flavors from BBQ Chicken onto a pizza with a grilled pizza crust! You'll be obsessed.

Ginger Scallion Chicken Wraps - Sometimes you just need a quick and easy weeknight meal and these Ginger Scallion Chicken Wraps are exactly that!

Poblano Chicken Enchiladas - These have plenty of enchilada sauce and copious amounts of cheese. Add to that a delicious filling of shredded chicken, poblano peppers and corn and it’s a winning combination. I make these on the regular and, one of my favorite parts about this is that unless you’re feeding 6 people, there’s always enough for leftovers the next day.

Thai Chicken Pizza - This Thai Chicken Pizza has been on repeat for a while now! All you need is some leftover rotisserie chicken and a quick peanut sauce and you're in business.

Homemade Chicken Taquitos - Remember those frozen Chicken Taquitos you'd buy as a kid – well these are homemade and they are INCREDIBLE!! You'll be obsessed.

Greek Chicken Stuffed Pitas - Greek Chicken Stuffed Pitas will be the easiest lunch or dinner you’ll make this week! All you need is some leftover rotisserie chicken, a little tzatziki, avocado, feta, red onions, some cucumbers, and pita pockets, and you're golden!

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes - These enchiladas are absolute perfection! The enchilada sauce is tangy, savory, smoky, and only slightly spicy. The enchiladas are loaded with rotisserie chicken plus some spices and wrapped in a flour tortilla. Then they get sprinkled with, not 1, but 2 kinds of cheese and baked, all that’s left is to top them with some slivered red onions, crema and some cilantro.

Tex Mex Enchilada Queso - This cheesy Tex Mex Enchilada Queso absolutely, without a doubt, will be the MVP of your game day parties. It's basically everything you’d throw into a batch of enchiladas….but in dip form. It’s brilliant if you ask me. 


Cuban Mojo Chicken Thighs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Butter Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Smashed Peas - First, the chicken thighs that get seared to perfection, then some lemony cheesy peas are added into the mix and hang out with the schmaltz in the bottom of the pan, and then holy cow your life will never be the same.

Butter Chicken - This super flavorful Butter Chicken comes together faster than you could order-in, and couldn't be easier to make! You can watch how to make it here.

Cuban Mojo Chicken Thighs - The secret to grilled Mojo Chicken Thighs is the perfectly balanced Orange Juice marinade that not only infuses flavor into the chicken, but also gets reduced as a drizzling sauce.

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry - Thai Chicken Coconut Curry is one of the most delicious one-pot meals you could make! You’re going to be obsessed.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps - These slightly spicy / smoky Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps are equal parts addictive and delicious!!

Chicken Shish Kabobs - My Dad's Chicken Shish Kabobs recipe that is seriously one for the record books! YOU WILL LOVE!

Grilled Korean Chicken Skewers - I’ve cracked the code on chicken skewers for this summer and you’re going to want to get on board!

Lemon Chicken Pasta - Meet the easy chicken pasta of your dreams! This Lemon Chicken Pasta is just what you need when you want to put dinner on the table FAST!

Shredded BBQ Chicken Burgers - The easiest Shredded BBQ Chicken Burgers that you can make in the slow cooker!!

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Artichoke and Pepper Braised Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Homemade Orange Chicken - This homemade Orange Chicken is truly perfection!! So for those of you who order this every time you get takeout – try and make it and home and see what you think!

Artichoke Pepper Braised Chicken - Perfectly fall-apart chicken thighs that you can serve over rice, pasta or a bed of greens.

Crispy Lemon Chicken Thighs - This is a quick and easy dinner you can count on! These chicken thighs are laced with plenty of citrus and fresh herbs – you can bet ever single bite of these is going to be packed with a pop of fresh flavor!

Mushroom Chicken Marsala Pasta - Chicken Marsala Pasta is one of those easy weeknight recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again. Just grab a bottle of Marsala and keep it on hand so you can use it each time you make this recipe. Then throw it over some pasta and omg it’s so good.

Brown Butter Chicken Pasta - After having what was truly the best chicken of my entire life in Florence I knew I had to recreate it, but with lots of browned butter and pasta!

Chicken Paprikash - Chicken Paprikash is a traditional Hungarian recipe and somehow it made it’s way into the hearts of my Omi and Papa. It’s basically stewed chicken in a paprika roux with tons of extra flavor from onions and garlic and herbs. Def a crowd pleaser no matter who you are serving it to!

Chicken Tagine with Olives - At it’s core, a tagine is large chunks of stewed meat, tons of spices, preserved lemons and fresh herbs on top. It’s a way of life in Morocco and you’re going to love it!

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken {Verde!} - Perfect tender, fall apart chicken that you can take and use for any number of things. Tacos – yes. Enchiladas – Duh. Burritos – absolutely. Taco Salad – why not. Quinoa Bowls – Obviously. The ideas just keep coming.


Italian Wedding Soup from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
White Chicken Chili from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Italian Wedding Soup - Italian Wedding Soup with the best chicken meatballs and Parmesan broth! Serve it with some crusty bread and game over.

Easy White Chicken Chili - This is the best White Chicken Chili! It's loaded with white beans, shredded chicken, corn, and green chilies.

Chicken Tortilla Soup - The most perfect chicken tortilla soup you'll ever make! It's loaded with shredded chicken, cheese, plenty of cilantro, crispy tortilla strips and of course, avocado. It's inspired by Cafe Terra Cotta (who used to make the most perfect tortilla soup in Tucson, AZ), you'll never make another recipe ever again!

Chicken Chili Verde - Chicken Chili Verde was a HIT when we were kids growing up in Tucson. It’s one of the easiest things to make and I can’t get enough. Trust me, you’re going to want this one on regular rotation for the next few months. It’s that good.

Loaded Chicken Pho - You can make this Loaded Chicken Pho in the Instant Pot, or on the stove top – you’re welcome. Either way it’s going to be loaded with all the goodies, flavor and you’re going to love it. And the toppings!! All those fresh herbs, hits of lime juice, crunchy bean sprouts etc… that really make it shine!

Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili - An easy recipe for Chipotle Chicken Chili that is sure to knock your socks off. Pile it high with avocado, because duh, and also cheese because that’s mandatory!

Chicken Posole - The only kind of chicken soup that graces my kitchen is a majorly flavorful Chicken Posole! It’s beyond easy and puts your ordinary chicken noodle soup to shame.


Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Chicken Enchiladas Verde from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken - I love a recipe that once it’s done you can use it on just about everything. Mexican Shredded Chicken can be made in a slow cooker or a heavy bottom dutch oven! The Dutch Oven takes only 20-30 minutes total so when I’m in a rush, that’s my preferred method.

Skillet Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake - One of my favorite dinners of all times! When you layer together shredded enchilada chicken with ALL THE CHEESE, tortillas, black beans and corn it’s basically a recipe for success. This recipe for Skillet Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake has been in our family for years!

Green Chicken Enchiladas - The sauce for the Green Chicken Enchiladas is tangy and savory and smoky and only slightly spicy. The enchiladas are loaded with rotisserie chicken plus some spices and are wrapped in a flour tortilla.

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl - If you’ve been a big fan of the Chipotle Burrito Bowl for as long as you can remember, here’s how to make it at home!

Taco Salad - A majorly loaded taco salad topped with fried tortilla strips, lots of avocado, and cheese!

Ground Chicken Tacos - Taco night has been a weekly occurrence for me since I was a kid. So it’s no wonder that I come up with various taco recipes on a regular basis. This one is my most favorite quick and easy weeknight meal when I have no more than 15 minutes to get dinner on the table!

Chicken Tinga Tacos - Shredded chicken cooked in the most crazy delicious spiced sauce on the planet and then stuffed in a taco is absolute perfection.

Chicken Nachos with Avocado Salsa - I mean, it’s BBQ Chicken, tortilla chips, avocado salsa and an obscene amount of cheese. What’s not to love? It’s served on a sheet tray, no serving dishes are needed. It will rock your world!

Poblano Chicken Fajitas - You know those nights when you’re like, WTF should I make? I have them more than I care to admit and 99% of the time my answer comes in the form of fajitas. They're packed with various bell peppers, onions and my most favorite part…. poblano peppers! You can serve this up on top of a salad, wrapped up in a tortilla, tossed with some quinoa or rice or just eat it on it’s own and add a giant dollop of guacamole on top. Bonus – doubles as the best lunch to take to work the following day.

Chicken Fajita Skillet Quinoa Bake - It’s everything you love about fajitas, mixed with some quinoa, doused with salsa, topped with plenty of cheese and then baked to perfection. It’s a great weeknight meal and incredible as leftovers!

Cheesy Taco Pasta - Remember that cheesy taco pasta your mom used to make when you were a kid… this is it! But even better! It's packed full of flavor, takes less than 30 minutes to make, is loaded with cheese and is guaranteed to make even the pickiest eater happy!

Enfrijoladas - Imagine your favorite chicken enchiladas but instead of dredging them in enchilada sauce, you use a homemade black bean puree! It's incredible

Cheesy Chicken Taco Chili Pasta - This Cheesy Chicken Taco Chili Pasta has taco flavors, tons of salsa, some beans, and all the cheese. It’s my ideal meal for many reasons including the fact that it’s all made in 1 pot. EVERYTHING.


Zuni Roasted Whole Chicken with Chimichurri from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) / chicken recipes
Lemonade Marinated BBQ Chicken from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Zuni Roasted Whole Chicken with Chimichurri - The best Roasted Whole Chicken with a foolproof method for the most crispy skin! It's one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes.

Grilled Lemonade Chicken - This Grilled Lemonade Chicken is the perfect summer main course. The lemonade-based marinade is the secret to super flavorful grilled chicken and a nice golden crust.

Lemon Roasted Spatchcock Chicken - A super easy way to make a Lemon Roasted Spatchcock Chicken! In case you haven’t heard of spatchcocking – it’s basically splitting the chicken by removing the backbone and flattening it out so it roasts much faster. And while that might sound complicated – we’ve got a step by step photo tutorial on how to do it!

Dad’s Roasted Cornish Hens - My dad's famous Roasted Cornish Hens recipe that he makes us for special occasions! It's the perfect festive (but easy) dinner at home!

Paprika Roasted Chicken - Is there really anything better than a Paprika Roasted Chicken? Whip out the roasting pan, slather a chicken with spices and then roast it in the oven for a little over and hour, so by the time it’s cooked, your entire home smells like the most delicious meal ever!


Chicken Larb with Coconut Rice from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Chicken Kofta Kebab from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Larb Bowls - Chicken Larb over coconut lime rice is truly a match made in heaven. If you're looking for chicken recipes your family will love this is it!!

Chicken Kofta Kebabs - Chicken Kofta Kebabs are a great recipe to feed a crowd. The chicken mixture is made with ground chicken, zucchini, tons of herbs and a little tahini to give it some extra pizzaz.

Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups - A spin on one of my favorite dishes of all times from Don Angie's in NYC. These Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups will rock your world!

Lebanese Chicken Meatballs - These bowls are loaded with everything you would normally wrap up in a warm pita, but instead over a bed of crisp greens, so you're not missing out on any of your favorite flavors!

Chicken Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce - It’s three of my favorite things folded into one recipe: pasta, chicken and a creamy VODKA SAUCE!! The rigatoni is the perfect pasta for this because the sauce and the chicken gets wedged into the center of the pasta and it makes for the MOST perfect bite of all times. 

Cheesy Taco Pasta - You know that cheesy, taco flavored pasta your mom would make when you were a kid – THIS IS IT!

Chicken Mushroom Larb Bowls (with coconut rice!) - Mushrooms add so much flavor and depth to chicken recipes and it’s upping the ante on one of my favorite bowls from my cookbook.

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Chicken Meatballs - These cheesy chicken meatballs are loaded with plenty of spices, a few herbs and tons of cheese, then added to a cheesy sauce and it’s like a match made in Italian food heaven. Each bite is better than the last and you’ll want to keep it in the dinner rotation on a weekly basis! 

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole - If you're stuck in a burger rut this juicy chicken burger is the answer. It's not only stuffed with shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro and jalapeños, but it’s enhanced even more with the addition of guac, sour cream, and some pico. It's incredible.

Chicken Bolognese - This Chicken Bolognese is one of my favorite chicken recipes these days. It’s quick and easy to whip up on any night of the week and both kids and adults love it. I'd even keep some stocked in your freezer for a rainy day.

Cuban Mojo Chicken Thighs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Recipes: Cuban Mojo Chicken

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 4 votes
The secret to grilled Mojo Chicken Thighs is the perfectly balanced Orange Juice marinade that not only infuses flavor into the chicken, but also gets reduced as a drizzling sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 6 people


Mojo Marinade

  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 medium shallot roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 lime zested (approx. 2 teaspoons grated lime zest)
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Florida’s Natural® No-Pulp Orange Juice
  • cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • In a high-powered blender, combine all the marinade ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour ⅓ cup of marinade into a small bowl and reserve it for the dipping sauce.
  • Toss the chicken with the remaining 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and add the remaining marinade. Marinate in the fridge for at least an hour and up to a day.
  • Prepare a grill for medium high heat, and lightly oil the grill grates.  Place the chicken on the grates. Let the chicken char for 30-60 seconds and then immediately decrease the heat to medium low. Grill the chicken for approximately 10-15 minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F for thighs and 150°F to 155°F for breasts), turning every 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer the reserved sauce to a non-stick skillet and reduce over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes until thickened. Drizzle over the grilled chicken and serve.


  • This recipe is great for meal prep. Prep it at the beginning of the week and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days for easy lunches and dinners.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1755mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg
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