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32 Copycat Chicken Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Restaurants

We found copycat recipes for all of your favorite restaurant chicken dishes.

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Inspired by: Maggiano’s Chicken Piccata

Once you’ve tried this tangy, yet delicate lemon chicken piccata, you won’t hesitate to make it for company. Seasoned with parmesan and parsley, the chicken cooks up golden brown, then is drizzled with a light lemon sauce. —Susan Pursell, Fountain Valley, California

Get Our Recipe for Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce

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Inspired by: California Pizza Kitchen’s Original BBQ Chicken PizzaTaste of Home

Inspired by: California Pizza Kitchen’s Original BBQ Chicken Pizza

So fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their rustic, hot-off-the-grill flavor. They're perfect for impromptu cookouts and summer dinners on the patio. —Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California

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Inspired by: Noodles Spicy Peanut Sauté with ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Noodles Spicy Peanut Sauté with Chicken

This simple recipe tastes like it took hours to make. Everybody says it has the perfect levels of heat and spice. Not sure how to make peanut butter chicken? Follow this recipe. —Sharon Collison, Newark, Delaware

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Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Chicken Fried ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Chicken Fried Chicken

As a child, my grandmother taught me how to make this chicken fried steak. I taught my daughters, and when my granddaughters are bigger, I’ll show them, too. —Donna Cater, Fort Ann, New York

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Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Spicy Cashew ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Spicy Cashew Chicken

There are lots of recipes for cashew chicken, but my family thinks this one stands alone. We love the flavor from the fresh ginger and the crunch of the cashews. Another plus is it's easy to prepare. —Oma Rollison, El Cajon, California

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Inspired by: Applebees’ Bacon Cheddar Grilled Chicken SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: Applebees’ Bacon Cheddar Grilled Chicken Sandwich

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip her sandwich in the extra honey-mustard sauce. —Marilyn Moberg, Papillion, Nebraska

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Inspired by: Chipotle’s Chicken Soft TacosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle’s Chicken Soft Tacos

Our fun, simple chicken taco recipe is perfect for a relaxing dinner with friends. If we have any leftover filling, I toss it into a garden-fresh taco salad. —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho

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Inspired by: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Bourbon Honey Mustard WingsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings

For a change from spicy Buffalo sauce, try these sweet and sticky wings. There's a good chance they'll become your new favorite! —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York

Need tips on how to make honey mustard chicken at home? We’ve got ’em!

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Inspired by: Qdoba’s Loaded Tortilla Soup with Grilled Adobo ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Qdoba’s Loaded Tortilla Soup with Grilled Adobo Chicken

Put a little spice in your menu with my favorite Anaheim pepper recipe. The peppers, jalapenos and cayenne heat up this full-flavored tortilla soup. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Inspired by: Noodles Zucchini Pesto with ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Noodles Zucchini Pesto with Chicken

We had an abundance of arugula in our garden, so I turned it into pesto. The bold green color reminds my son of something the Incredible Hulk would eat. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Inspired by: P.F. Changs’ Sesame ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: P.F. Changs’ Sesame Chicken

I created this dish after my three kids tried Chinese takeout and asked for more. To make things easy for myself, I typically use a rotisserie chicken from the deli. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken ParmigianaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken Parmigiana

My mother inspired me to develop my first pasta sauce. It's tangy, simple and really satisfying. The longer it simmers, the better it gets, so keep that in mind if you have time to spare. —Danielle Grochowski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Apple Cider BBQ Chicken BreastTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Apple Cider BBQ Chicken Breast

I'd just been apple picking and wanted to bake something new with the bounty. I decided on apple chicken by throwing them in the slow cooker with some barbecue sauce. The dish fills my whole house with the most delicious smell. —Caitlyn Hauser, Brookline, New Hampshire

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Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken AlfredoTaste of Home

Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken Alfredo

As a cattle rancher, my husband's a big fan of beef. For him to comment on a poultry dish is rare. But he always tells me, "I love this casserole!" I first tasted it at a potluck; now, I fix it for my family (we have a 3-year-old daughter) once or twice a month, and I'm asked to take it to most every get-together. —Rochelle Brownlee, Big Timber, Montana

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Inspired by: Applebees’ Fiesta Lime ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Applebees’ Fiesta Lime Chicken

Make-ahead marinade is your best friend when feeding a crowd. This one for grilled chicken is good to know and very easy to memorize. —Marybeth Wright, Maitland, Florida

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Inspired by: Panda Express’s Orange Chicken Taste of Home

Inspired by: Panda Express’s Orange Chicken

We enjoy these tangy nuggets so many ways—over noodles or rice, in sandwiches, even on top of lettuce and cabbage. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Inspired by: Boston Market’s Chicken PotpieTaste of Home

Inspired by: Boston Market’s Chicken Potpie

Why look for potpie in the frozen food aisle when this easy homemade chicken potpie tastes much better? Under its golden-brown crust, you'll find the ultimate comfort food for kids and adults. —Amy Briggs, Gove, Kansas

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Inspired by: Chilis’ Honey-Chipotle Crispers & WafflesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chilis’ Honey-Chipotle Crispers & Waffles

My first experience with this dish sent my taste buds into orbit. I first made this chicken and waffles recipe into appetizers, but we all love them as a main course, too. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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Inspired by: Texas Roadhouse’s Grilled BBQ ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Texas Roadhouse’s Grilled BBQ Chicken

What better place to find a fantastic barbecue chicken than Texas, and that’s where this one is from—it’s my father-in-law’s own recipe. We’ve served it at many family reunions and think it’s the best! —Bobbie Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia

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Inspired by: McDonalds' Chicken McNuggetsTaste of Home

Inspired by: McDonalds' Chicken McNuggets

My 3-year-old is going through a stage where he'll eat only chicken nuggets and French fries. I like to make these golden nuggets for him so I know what he's eating. They're so good, we like them, too! —Amanda Livesay, Mobile, Alabama

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Inspired by: Applebees’ Oriental Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Applebees’ Oriental Chicken Salad

I love their crunchy, citrusy salad so much that once I made my husband drive an hour to the nearest Applebee's restaurant just so I could eat it! It was time to come up with my own version. I'm completely happy with the results—and my husband is, too! Find more of my recipes at my blog, mandysrecipeboxblog.com. —Mandy Bird, Holbrook, Idaho

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Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken EnchiladasTaste of Home

Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken Enchiladas

Leftover chicken gets an awesome makeover in this rich and creamy casserole. This colorful dish is loaded with flavor. It's a nice change of pace from beef enchiladas. —Julie Moutray, Wichita, Kansas

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Inspired by: Panera’s Lemon Chicken Orzo SoupTaste of Home

Inspired by: Panera’s Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Years ago, I fell hard for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. It was just a special back then, and I re-created it at home so we could eat it whenever a craving hit! —Kristin Cherry, Bothell, Washington

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Inspired by: P.F. Changs’ House-Made Chicken Egg RollsTaste of Home

Inspired by: P.F. Changs’ House-Made Chicken Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are low in fat but the crispiness from baking will fool you into thinking they were fried! —Barbara Lierman, Lyons, Nebraska

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Inspired by: California Pizza Kitchen’s Thai Chicken Pizza Taste of Home

Inspired by: California Pizza Kitchen’s Thai Chicken Pizza

Contributor Gigi Miller, from Stoughton, Wisconsin, provided a fabulous recipe for sweet and saucy chicken thighs that she serves with rice. We took it a step further, and used the chicken and sauce to make this restaurant-inspired Thai pizza. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Maggiano's Chicken SaltimboccaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Maggiano's Chicken Saltimbocca

The Italian word "saltimbocca" means to "jump" into one's mouth. This wonderful dish fulfills the promise with prosciutto and fresh sage leaves. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Inspired by: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Honey BBQ WingsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Honey BBQ Wings

I received the recipe for these yummy baked chicken wings from a cousin on Vancouver Island during a visit there a few years ago. They're an appealing appetizer, but also a favorite for Sunday lunch with rice and a salad. —Joan Airey, Rivers, Manitoba

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Inspired by: Chipotle’s Chicken SaladThe musical "Waitress"

Inspired by: Chipotle’s Chicken Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

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Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Chicken n’ DumplinsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cracker Barrel’s Chicken n’ Dumplins

Using pre-cooked chicken and ready-made biscuits, this hearty dish is comfort food made simple. It's the perfect way to warm up on chilly nights. —Lakeya Astwood, Schenectady, New York

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Inspired by: Buca di Beppo's Prosciutto-Stuffed ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Buca di Beppo's Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken

Prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and a herb cream cheese make a delectable surprise when you cut into these lovely chicken rolls. They're topped with a yummy blue cheese sauce. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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Inspired by: Boston Market’s Rotisserie ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Boston Market’s Rotisserie Chicken

In general, procedures for roasting meat apply to poultry, too. That means if you use a dry rub on a steak, a dry rub will benefit a chicken. A blend of paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne go on the skin and inside the cavity for a bright, spicy roast chicken. —Margaret Cole, Imperial, Missouri

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Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken & Gnocchi Soup Taste of Home

Inspired by: Olive Garden’s Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

I tasted a similar soup at Olive Garden and wanted to see if I could re-create it myself at home. Here's the delicious result! It's wonderful on a cool evening. —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.