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Chicken Main Dishes

Looking for chicken main dishes? Find chicken main dish recipes like boneless chicken or baked chicken recipes.

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I wanted an easy alternative to deep-fried chalupas, so I bake them with filling on top. —Magdalena Flores, Abilene, Texas
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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!

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley. —Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois

Chicken Breasts with Veggies

Chicken Breasts with Veggies

Chicken Breasts with Veggies

“This is my own spin-off of a favorite family recipe,” writes Tony Lentini of Rogue River, Oregon. “I think that the vegetables are delicious baked with the chicken. They pick up the marinade flavor.”
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Crispy Potato Chicken

Crispy Potato Chicken

Crispy Potato Chicken

We think this savory chicken tastes just as good cold as it does hot. It's perfect for a family dinner at home or to take along on a picnic. The potato-flake coating covers the poultry pieces evenly and bakes to a beautiful golden brown. -Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts

Texas-Style Fryer

Texas-Style Fryer

Texas-Style Fryer

Spring is a special season for us. That's when we invite family and friends over to see the beautiful wildflowers in our backyard and to sample this tender juicy chicken.

Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

This quick-fix recipe uses an ingenious shortcut: The broccoli cooks right along with the couscous. Just add a healthy vegetable side.

Curried Chicken and Grits Casserole

Curried Chicken and Grits Casserole

Curried Chicken and Grits Casserole

Southern-style cheesy grits meet curry and loads of vegetables to make a satisfying casserole that blankets the house with an inviting aroma. —Lori Shamszadeh, Fairhope, Alabama

Pepper Chicken and Rice

Pepper Chicken and Rice

Pepper Chicken and Rice

Besides being colorful and tasty, this dish has a nice variety of textures, like tender chicken and crunchy water chestnuts.

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

Nutty Chicken Fingers

Nutty Chicken Fingers

Nutty Chicken Fingers

Watch the room light up with smiles when you bring this fun dish to the table. "Our children love the crunchy nut coating on these chicken strips," reports Beba Cates of Pearland. Texas. And with only a handful of ingredients, preparation is a snap.
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