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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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After searching for an out-of-this-world bottled barbecue sauce, I threw in the towel and stirred up my own with ketchup, honey, brown mustard—the works. —Kathleen Criddle, Lake Worth, Florida
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Chicken with Chive Sauce

Chicken with Chive Sauce

Chicken with Chive Sauce

Browned chicken gets a pleasant flavor boost from a creamy white sauce featuring chives and mushrooms and makes a lovely presentation when served over white or wild rice. The recipe from field editor Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is easy to prepare, too.

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Streamline any weeknight with this pretty main dish full of pleasing flavors. Chop the pepper ahead and pick up sliced mushrooms, and you’ll have this microwaved in moments. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

"My girls like these tortilla roll-ups very much - they'll ask for them practically every week!" says Sue Seymour of Valatie, New York. Tender chicken combines with canned corn and salsa for a fast-to-fix main dish.
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Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Alabama is well known for growing peanuts…in fact, our state hosts the National Peanut Festival each year. Peanut butter stars in this recipe, making a tasty sauce for the tender chicken. Don’t let the unusual combination of ingredients—tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic and onion with the peanut butter—keep you from trying it. My family loves it!

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

Dr Pepper Drumsticks

If you love Dr Pepper as much as I do, try it in my barbecue sauce for grilled chicken. It adds zip to the ketchup, bourbon and barbecue seasoning. —Shannon Holle-Funk, Venedy, Illinois

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken

The secret behind the flavor that enhances Linda Nilsen's poultry dish is a citrusy one. "I use lemonade concentrate," she pens from her Anoka, Minnesota kitchen.—Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

I made this dish for my fiance once...and he absolutely loved it. Now that we're married, I prepare it for our dinner guests. Everyone likes it, and no one guesses they're eating "healthy". —Amy VanGuilder Dik of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

Vegetable Chicken Potpie

We briefly relocated to New Hampshire after 50 years in Ohio. One way we kept "close" to loved ones in the Midwest was by fixing family favorite like this.—Debbie Chilton, Madbury, New Hampshire

South Seas Chicken and Bananas

South Seas Chicken and Bananas

South Seas Chicken and Bananas

Your taste buds get a tropical vacation when you prepare a platter of this chicken! My father-in-law loves coconut, so this dish is one of his favorites. Whenever I serve this for dinner, everyone raves over it. — Wendy Smith, Eagleville, Pennsylvania

Crispy Dijon Chicken

Crispy Dijon Chicken

Crispy Dijon Chicken

"I know you'll relish this doubly delicious dish," writes Ella West of Lake Charles, Louisiana. "Yogurt and mustard give golden oven-baked chicken a tangy taste, while cornflake crumbs provide plenty of crunch."

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Valerie Moore of Olathe, Kansas likes using a colorful blend of peppers to brighten her skillet specialty—and a little balsamic vinegar to flavor the tender chicken. If you prefer a stronger flavor, add a little more!

Easy Chicken Creole

Easy Chicken Creole

Easy Chicken Creole

While I was growing up, my family spent time in Haiti, where we enjoyed eating many authentic dishes such as this. It's now a meal my husband requests often.

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to try tea and apple juice to perk up a sauce. Read more on my food blog at wildflourskitchen.com. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

Cilantro & Lemon Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Cilantro & Lemon Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Cilantro & Lemon Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Cook the onions first so there’s plenty of room on the grill for the chicken skewers. Give the whole platter a spritz of lemon for a sunshiny delight. —Moumita Ghosh, Kolkata, West Bengal

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Strawberry Mint Chicken

Strawberry Mint Chicken

Strawberry Mint Chicken

I hand-picked wild strawberries for this saucy chicken dish. We love it with fresh spring greens and a sweet white wine. —Alicia Duerst, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

Chorizo Pumpkin Pasta

I’m a busy student, and this spicy-sweet pasta makes a perfect quick dinner. Even better, it works on a bigger scale to feed a bunch of friends. —Christine Yang, Syracuse, New York

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Cheese and bacon don’t usually come “light.” But this tasty recipe keeps the fat and calories low and flavor high. This family friendly recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle Idaho
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