Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: 11 Protein-Packed Poultry Recipes
If you’re looking for a dinner recipe that’ll make the whole family happy, picking up chicken at the grocery store is usually a great place to start. No, we aren’t talking about the rotisserie chickens that come in handy when you’re in a pinch for something quick to serve. While those ready-to-eat meals are always convenient, we think you can go above and beyond when it comes to cooking up a true “winner, winner” chicken dinner.
Of course, one of the main reasons why chicken is such a crowd-pleaser is because the protein-packed poultry is so adaptable to a variety of different cuisines. Whether you’re looking for something spicy, crispy, light, creamy, or even just a hearty soup, having chicken as your base will always provide a satisfying, savory meal. Warning: If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, you might want to grab a snack before scrolling through all the tastebud-tempting recipes below — and then grab a pen so you can write down everything you’ll need to pick up at the store to cook a few of them up ASAP. Take a look to see which scrumptious chicken dinner recipe you’ll want to whip up for your family tonight!
Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken
You may have used corn flakes to make your chicken extra crunchy before, but this recipe uses Rice Krispies instead.
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Fruity Chicken and Spinach Salad
If you're looking for a lighter meal, this salad is a perfect choice while still packing in plenty of protein.
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Shortcut Chicken 'n Sausage Paella
Instead of traditional seafood ingredients, this hearty paella is stuffed with sausage and (of course) scrumptious chicken.
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The creamy avocado dipping sauce for this chicken dish is great at balancing out the kick of spice and garlic.
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Citrus Lentils and Chicken
This recipe gets its zingy citrus flavor from a hefty splash of orange juice.
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Chicken BLT Casserole
Bacon makes everything better, especially this creamy casserole with Alfredo sauce and cavatappi pasta.
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Chicken with Squash Curry
If you can't find kuri squash for this curry recipe, you can sub in acorn or butternut squash instead.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup
This slow-cooker recipe will take awhile to finish, but that just makes the rich flavors all the more mouth-watering.
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Honey-Bourbon Glazed Roast Chicken
Say goodbye to the same old rotisserie chicken from the grocery store after taking one bite of this sweet and salty whole chicken recipe.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup
The petite potato dumplings in this adds texture and helps the soup really fill you up.
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Lemony Caesar Oven-Fried Chicken
Skip the salad and pour the Caesar dressing over the bird for this creative twist on traditional fried chicken.
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