Recipes for Every Cut of Chicken

Whether you have chicken breasts, thighs, legs, wings, drumsticks, tenderloins or even a rotisserie chicken, we’ve got a recipe for that.

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Whole Chicken

There’s nothing like a whole chicken for a Sunday dinner or special occasion. This roasted honey mustard chicken is a showstopper but there’s lots more where that came from!

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Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are popular cuts of chicken for busy families because there isn’t much preparation needed. No de-boning; no de-skinning. Just trim off a little fat and you’re ready to cook! Stock your freezer with chicken breasts and pull them out during hectic weeks.

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Bone-In Chicken Breasts

Love the versatility of chicken breast, but want to save a little cash? Opt for the bone-in option. It makes for great savory dinners like this recipe for spiced grilled chicken with cilantro-lime butter.

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Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a great substitute for chicken breasts. Shred them and use them in all kinds of dishes like this flavorful Filipino adobo aromatic chicken.

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Bone-In Chicken Thighs

Roasted bone-in chicken thighs are super flavorful. Use them in sheet pan dinners like this sheet pan Tandoori chicken or just roast them up with your favorite sides.

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Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks
Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken Drumsticks

Another dark meat, drumsticks are also part of the chicken leg. They’re fattier than the breast but much more flavorful. Slather on the sauce and dig in!

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Chicken Legs

Chicken legs, or chicken leg quarters, consist of the thigh and drumstick. This dark meat is full of flavor and very economical. Cook them together or detach them and cook separately.

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Chicken Wings

Wings are classic game day food, and it’s almost a rule that you will get messy. They can be grilled, baked or fried, and the sauce options are endless. And we’ve got the secret technique for cooking the best chicken wings ever!

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Chicken Tenderloins

This cut of meat is ideal for kid-friendly chicken tenders as well as more grown up-friendly options like pineapple-chicken fajitas and Thai chicken and noodles. If you are in a time crunch and need a semi-homemade meal, check out the brand of chicken tenders we recommend.

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Rotisserie Chicken

A rotisserie chicken is the ultimate shortcut ingredient. You get the whole bird already cooked, so you don’t have to. Plus, there are options. Eat each part as prepared, or shred the meat and use it in a casserole. Either way, we’re big fans. PS. This grocery store has the best rotisserie chicken.

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.