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Chicken Main Dishes

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Southwest Chicken Dinner

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Marquisha Turner
My family loves to order those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos, but they can be expensive and we always have leftovers. I created a lighter, no-guilt alternative with the flavors they love, and that skips the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado
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Chicken with Onions and Figs

Chicken with Onions and Figs

Chicken with Onions and Figs

Friends and family can't get enough of tender chicken thighs in a sweet onion and fig sauce. When prepared this way, the meat turns out moist every time.—Helen Conwell, Fairhope, Alabama

Lemon Barbecued Chicken

Lemon Barbecued Chicken

Lemon Barbecued Chicken

My husband loves chicken, so when we bought our first charcoal grill, we needed a recipe for barbecued chicken. We ended up combining two recipes to come up with this one. We've used it the past 3 or 4 years now and haven't come across any recipe that's better.

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

With its slight hint of lemon and variety of herbs, this chicken disappears quickly. I'm not sure where this originated, but I've passed it onto countless friends.
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Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Though still debated, Tucson is generally credited as the original home of the chimichanga (fried "burro", as we call them, stuffed with meat, onions and chilies). I've combined several recipes into this one, and it's fairly authentic. —Laura Towns, Glendale, Arizona

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Our family loves pizza, and this variation is one we enjoy often, the chicken is unexpected but delicious. On hectic days, I can make it in a snap using a prepared crust. Either way, it disappears in a hurry.

Garlic Chicken Pizza

Garlic Chicken Pizza

Garlic Chicken Pizza

A garlic sauce complements a quick homemade crust, chicken and red pepper in this showstopper from Sam and Millie Lawrence of Stockton, California.

Gingered Chicken Stir-Fry

Gingered Chicken Stir-Fry

Gingered Chicken Stir-Fry

Ginger and soy sauce give eye-opening flavor to this colorful stir-fry shared by Donna Sauvageau of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

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, and it's a great meal for kids. — Haili Carroll, Valencia, California

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Savory-Crust Chicken Pie

Everyone will love the hearty combination of vegetables, chicken and sauce in this unique version of chicken potpie. And the tasty homemade crust is so simple to prepare.

Barbecued Strawberry Chicken

Barbecued Strawberry Chicken

Barbecued Strawberry Chicken

When it’s time to impress family and friends, we serve barbecue chicken garnished with strawberries. It’s easier than anyone would ever guess. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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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