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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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Fontina Chicken & Pasta Bake

Eat it tonight, or freeze it for later. This cheesy casserole is still awesome months after you make it. —Matthew Hass, Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
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Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle peppers add smoky heat to this zippy chicken and rice dish. Chop up leftovers and stuff into bell peppers for a tasty twist. —Carolyn Collins, Freeport, Texas

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

I loved chicken nuggets as a child. This baked version is healthier than the original, a great snack for kids. — Haili Carroll, Valencia, California

Zesty Chicken Soft Tacos

Zesty Chicken Soft Tacos

Zesty Chicken Soft Tacos

We’ve made these tacos with corn and flour tortillas, but naan flatbread is our favorite. Set out toppings and let people make their own. — Jessie Grearson-sapat, Falmouth, Maine

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Chicken Salad Pockets

Chicken Salad Pockets

Chicken Salad Pockets

A nicely seasoned dressing gives plenty of herb flavor to these fresh-tasting sandwiches from Donna Poole, Marysville, Kansas. The colorful filling is a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce

Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce

Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce

We like to use Little Red Dress brand merlot in this chicken recipe to bring out the flavor of the berries. —Elizabeth Wright, Raleigh, North Carolina

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Moist golden chicken breasts are dressed up for the holidays in this special dish from field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Perched on a bed of sauteed spinach, the chicken is topped with a tangy cranberry, orange and pecan sauce.

Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells

Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells

Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells

My mom's tasty creamed chicken makes a wonderful main dish, and when you add extra vegetables, it becomes an entire meal. The recipe might look long, but it's well worth the effort. -Mared Metzger Beling, Eagle River, Alaska

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

I get a kick out of serving this dish—everyone's always on time for dinner when they know it's on the menu. —Angela Spengler, Clovis, NM

Chicken & Pineapple Stir-Fry

Chicken & Pineapple Stir-Fry

Chicken & Pineapple Stir-Fry

We love how the snappy veggies and pineapple make this stir-fry taste fresh and bright. Add brown sugar and you get a sweet-and-sour dish that’s packed with flavor. —DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa

Apricot Chicken and Snow Peas

Apricot Chicken and Snow Peas

Apricot Chicken and Snow Peas

I adore this dish. It's simple and fast to make, plus it tastes great.

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

Microwave Chicken Parmesan

Microwave Chicken Parmesan

Microwave Chicken Parmesan

"I make this moist chicken often in summer when we want something quick and yummy," writes Roni Goodell, Spanish Fork, Utah. With its golden coating, this entree is special enough for company.

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!

Rosemary Lime Chicken

Rosemary Lime Chicken

Rosemary Lime Chicken

I experimented with herbs and seasonings quite a bit before creating the final version of this entree. The tartness of the lime juice really complements the rosemary. Everyone loves it.—Nicole Harris, Mt. Union, Pennsylvania

Chicken with Leek Sauce

Chicken with Leek Sauce

Chicken with Leek Sauce

This entrée, with its rich, creamy and elegant sauce was sent in from Vicki Atkinson of Kamas, Utah.

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."

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

"This herbed chicken has been a family favorite since I clipped the recipe out of a newspaper some years ago," writes Mrs. Pat Miller of Joplin, Missouri. "It's often on our dinner table, since chicken is a staple in my freezer. If I'm out of lemon, I substitute a sprinkling of lemon pepper."
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