10 Ways To Cook Chicken

Baked, slow-cooked, grilled, roasted and more—you can't say chicken isn't versatile! Browse these many ways to cook chicken.

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Baked Chicken

Preheat the oven and grab your baking sheet (we recommend this brand), 13×9 pan or oven-safe skillet. The options for how to bake chicken are endless: chicken parm, stuffed chicken breasts, crispy drumsticks…the list goes on.

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Slow-Cooked Chicken

Use your slow cooker to get juicy, tender chicken that falls apart like that. This trusty appliance is perfect in the winter for cozy comfort food and is equally as great in the summer for pulled chicken sandwiches.

Editor’s Tip: Check how long does cooked chicken last in the fridge.

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Grilled Chicken

Turn on the grill so it’s hot, hot, hot! Grilled chicken recipes make summer weeknight dinners easy peasy. If you love to grill, you have to learn how to grill chicken breasts the right way, so they never dry out!

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Roast Chicken

There’s no reason to be afraid of cooking a whole bird. Follow our step-by-step guide for roasting chicken, and you’ll be a pro in no time.

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Braised Chicken

This hands-off cooking method transforms tougher cuts of meat into tender, fall-off-the-bone mains with minimal effort. Since this is a low-and-slow method, go for heartier pieces of chicken like bone-in thighs and legs. Here’s everything you need to know on how to braise any type of meat.

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Fried Chicken

Don’t let not having a deep-fryer stop you from making incredibly crispy fried chicken. An oil-filled pot is all you need and our guide to how to make fried chicken better than KFC.

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Poached Chicken

The perfect addition to salads, pasta and chicken salad, poached chicken is a recipe that should definitely be in your back pocket. Get moist and flavorful chicken breasts every time by following these poached chicken steps.

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Instant Pot Chicken

The pressure’s on at dinnertime. If you’re not sure what to make, you can always turn to these Instant Pot chicken recipes. Make a big batch so you can enjoy leftovers later in the week.

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Broiled Chicken

Get the taste of roasted chicken in a fraction of the time with broiling! Our top-rated Broiled Chicken & Artichokes is made with boneless skinless chicken thighs, and takes just 15 minutes from start to finish. By the way, here are recipes for every cut of chicken.

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Skillet Chicken

Cooking chicken in a skillet usually results in a one-pot meal that’s easy to make and easy to clean up. If you’re using cast-iron, make sure you know how to clean a cast-iron skillet.

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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.