Chicken Dinner Recipes

Looking for chicken dinner recipes? Try one of these favorite dishes like chicken parmesan, potpies, stuffed chicken breasts, casseroles, fried chicken and more.

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Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

In New Mexico we adore big flavors from ingredients like garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Here’s a punchy chicken and mushroom pasta that’s a family standard. Judy Crawford, Deming, New Mexico
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Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

If everybody's hungry and you're crunched for time, reach for pitas. Just slice them open, fill them up and go. Save even more time with chicken tenders. —Jacqueline Parker, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice

Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice

Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice

After my first child was born, I needed meals that were satisfying and fast. This fried rice is now part of our routine dinners. — Alicia Gower, Auburn, New York

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

I had a bunch of fresh veggies and combined them with sausage, gnocchi and goat cheese when I needed a quick dinner. Mix and match your own ingredients for unique results. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan

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Lemony Chicken Piccata

Lemony Chicken Piccata

Lemony Chicken Piccata

THIS is a flavorful low-fat, low sodium dish. With the lemon juice ingredient, the salt isn’t missed. I usually serve this with rice or pasta, but it takes longer to cook either one of these than it does the chicken!

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

One-Dish Chicken with Vegetables

I like to cook and try new recipes...my niece and I exchange the good ones. I made this dish and it looked so pretty that I got out my camera and took a picture of it.—Katherine McKinley, New Albany, Indiana

Chicken Cacciatore for Four

Chicken Cacciatore for Four

Chicken Cacciatore for Four

This is probably one of my favorite recipes. Olives and pearl onions make it a little different from the traditional dish.—R. K Richardson, Indianapolis, Indiana

Baked Sesame Chicken Strips

Baked Sesame Chicken Strips

Baked Sesame Chicken Strips

For example, she took the concept for the fast-food chicken snacks her children love and turned out home-cooked Sesame Chicken Strips. "I start with chicken that is partially frozen, because it's easier to cut," Lorri notes. "Then I cover it with an easy crushed cracker coating. A hint of ginger really jazzes up the flavor."

Cornish Hen with Orange Stuffing

Cornish Hen with Orange Stuffing

Cornish Hen with Orange Stuffing

A delicate orange flavor makes this stuffing memorable. I serve potatoes and coin carrots alongside the hen for a satisfying meal.

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

“Using chicken fingers in this recipe makes for the perfect size taco and also cuts down on prep time,” writes Kathy Williams of Layton, Utah. “I like to pair it with Spanish rice and refried beans for a complete meal for two!”

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

This is my favorite sandwich. The seasoning mixture is enough to give a mild flavor to several chicken breasts...or a spicy taste to just a few. -Amber Peterson of Oakes, North Dakota

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

This recipe has been in my family for years. My mother, who is of Czech descent, made this saucy chicken when I was a child. Now my daughters make it for their own families.

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

My mom prepares this impressive-looking entree for the holidays and for other "company's coming" occasions. The savory rice stuffing goes wonderfully with the moist golden hens and sweet apricot glaze. She is often asked for the recipe. -Becky Brunette, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches

Caramelized onions, mushrooms and two types of cheese make these my favorite sandwiches. I invented them for a last-minute picnic by combining items I had on hand. They've been a hit ever since. -Lynda Clark of Spokane, Washington

Curry-Glazed Golden Chicken

Curry-Glazed Golden Chicken

Curry-Glazed Golden Chicken

After tasting the unique combination of coconut, ketchup and applesauce, your family will want seconds of this glazed chicken. We make it frequently for special occasions.—Julia Detrick, Niles, Michigan

Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

The shells for this main course call for refrigerated pie crust, which must be folded into pockets. Inside, you’ll find tender pieces of chicken and rice accented with Spanish spices. Delicious!

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

“I created this recipe to capture the flavors of saltimbocca, but without all the fat and sodium. With the addition of beans, it becomes a one-dish meal. We really enjoy it.” Virginia Anthony — Jacksonville, Florida
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