65 Easy and Best Chicken Recipes

Our chicken recipes are our most popular, from our regular readers to searches from all over the world. To assist all in dinner ideas, we are rounding up over 65 best chicken recipes, which are also easy chicken recipes. They are our most popular recipes, and favorite chicken recipes from our readers. They are also ones that we as a whole family love too.

Chicken is a staple dinner idea. It’s a lean protein choice that is easy to make, and very versatile as easy options for a tasty dinner. Yet most fall into a rut of making the same chicken dishes over and over. If you have chicken on hand, and need a dinner idea for tonight – you have come to the right place.

Over 55 of the most popular best chicken recipes including comfort food chicken recipes, easy baked chicken, chicken casseroles, Asian takeout copycats, chicken appetizers, and mouthwatering chicken soup recipes.

From our favourite creamy sauced chicken to suffice that craving for the ultimate comfort food, to easy low-maintenance slow cooker chicken recipes, instant pot chicken recipes, to chicken soup recipes that warm the body and soul.

The best part? You can reference these 65 best chicken recipes all the time, to make your own favourites to trying a new recipe. All of these listed are easy recipes, therefore perfect for busy families and on busy weeknights.


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  • Chicken Stuffing Bake. This Chicken Stuffing Bake recipe is a hassle-free 45 minute meal. With simple ingredients, it’s a comfort meal. It’s a great use of leftovers, or to make when there’s a craving for a one dish holiday meal.
  • French Onion Chicken Bake. This French Onion Chicken Casserole is a quick and easy baked chicken recipe for fellow french onion soup lovers. Made complete with caramelized onions and a blend of two cheeses. 
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip. This is the best Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe ever. An easy 5 ingredient recipe for your next party or for a snack. Creamy, cheesy and tastes just like buffalo chicken wings dipped in ranch dressing. 
  • Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Skewers. These honey sriracha chicken skewers are ‘sweet, mildly sour with a bit of a kick’ taste. One of our favorite recipes, these skewers are a great summertime recipe made on the BBQ.
  • Chicken Gnocchi Soup. This Olive Garden Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is can be made in 30 minutes, and the flavour is simply outstanding. Alternatively, this perfect restaurant copycat can also be made on the stovetop. Serve with crusty bread!
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. This is the best creamy chicken enchiladas recipe! Tips on how to shred chicken, a quick 10 minute creamy enchilada sauce starring sour cream and broth, and easy assembly thanks to using tortillas. Worthy to be included in the 65 best chicken recipes list!
  • Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken. This Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken recipe is full of flavoured cream cheese and wrapped in crisp pieces of bacon. This bacon wrapped chicken recipe is super easy to make yet fancy enough for company.

Comforting Baked Chicken Recipes

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  • French Onion Chicken Bake. This French Onion Chicken Casserole is a quick and one of our favorite easy chicken breast recipes. It has caramelized onions and a blend of two cheeses including mozzarella cheese. 
  • Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs. This delicious recipe uses a simple spice blend. Tender and juicy on the inside, and crispy and flavourful on the outside. Side dishes could be as simple as rice and a salad to steamed vegetables.
  • Baked Hawaiian Chicken. This Hawaiian chicken recipe is marinated in a ginger, honey, and pineapple juice mixture then baked to perfection. This makes it tender, moist with sweet flavors.
  • Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni Rolls. This easy Chicken Cannelloni recipe is like a tasty lasagna rolled up with love. Will you love the filling or the sauce more? We cannot decide!
  • Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti. This chicken alfredo ziti is an easy recipe. Definitely needed to be among the 65 best chicken recipes. With tender chicken and pasta in a creamy, cheesy homemade Alfredo sauce, it’s the best weeknight meal.
  • Baked Bruschetta Chicken. This Baked Bruschetta Chicken recipe gives the most tender chicken breasts. It is a dump-and-bake no fuss meal that is perfect for any night of the week, especially busy weeknights. 
  • Baked Feta Pasta with Chicken. Baked Feta Pasta with Chicken is a quick meal made with simple ingredients and fresh herbs. Inspired by the viral TikTok recipe, you’ll love the addition of chicken to this copycat chicken meal!
  • Baked Chicken Spaghetti. Baked Chicken Spaghetti is a hearty and delicious meal with a white mushroom-based sauce. The best part is it’s a baked spaghetti, with bits of crispy cheese! 
  • Baked Chicken Leg Quarters. This is a one-pot chicken dinner complete with potatoes and carrots. I love this recipe for using budget-friendly chicken.

Freezer Friendly Chicken Casseroles

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  • Broccoli Chicken Noodle Casserole. This baked Broccoli Chicken Noodle Casserole is the ultimate in comfort food. Made with chicken, pasta, broccoli, soup and cheese – it’s a family favourite that everyone will love.
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole. This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole or ‘Baked Chicken Bacon Pasta Ranch Cheese Casserole’. YUM! As a bonus, this chicken chicken casserole freezes well. 
  • Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole. Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole is very easy to put together and can also be refrigerated until you when to bake it. The chicken, pasta, spinach and cheese combine nicely to make this an easy dinner recipes!

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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  • Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is full of flavor, creamy, and delicious. featuring chicken curry, it’s one of our chicken dinner recipes that’s entirely made in the crock pot. 
  • Crockpot Chicken Parmesan. This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is the best weekday dinner recipe. Made in the crock pot with seasoned breaded chicken breasts, tomato sauce, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese.
  • Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe includes cream cheese and simple ingredients. The ultimate in comfort food and ready when you walk in the door. therefore, it’s a go-to for good reason.
  • Crock Pot Chicken Marsala. With a 10 minute prep, you’ll love this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala for its mushroom and creamy garlic marsala wine sauce.
  • Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken and Potatoes. The star ingredients of this Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken and Potatoes recipe is ranch dressing mix and au jus. It has such a tasty flavour combination, and is a complete meal in one. 
  • Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Legs. Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken Legs are a quick and easy crockpot meal. The result is fall off the bone chicken with a delicious coating of sticky sweet honey garlic sauce.
  • Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker. Detailed instructions on cooking slow cooker whole chickens, including spicing, safety, timing and tips. Whole chicken needed to be in the 65 best chicken recipes list, because rotisserie chicken leftovers can be used for so many other dishes.

Chicken Soup (and Stews) For the Soul

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  • Chicken Gnocchi Soup. This soup is a hearty and easy 30-minute chicken dinner, with an outstanding flavour. With chicken, stock, vegetables and spices combined to perfection – It’s a perfect restaurant copycat. This is one of the instant pot recipes we make most often, yet can also be made on the stovetop.
  • Buffalo Chicken Soup. This Buffalo Chicken soup recipe is cheesy and creamy, and a delicious and different way to enjoy your favorite hot wing flavors, right down to the vegetable sides.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup. This simple recipe is so comforting, and has such a great taste. In addition, it has so many alternate toppings to suit any taste preference.
  • Creamy Chicken Stew. This Creamy Chicken Stew recipe is super simple to make and tastes great. With chicken, potatoes, sweet potatoes and plenty of vegetables like green beans. With a creamy broth, this stew is comfort food heaven!

Better Than Takeout Asian Chicken

Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Oriental Chicken Salad. This Oriental Chicken Salad is an Applebee’s copycat recipe. It’s a tasty salad with a homemade asian inspired dressing. This applebee’s copycat oriental chicken salad is fresh and delicious. 
  • Chicken Wonton Tacos. This copycat Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos recipe consists of a crispy wonton taco shell filled with honey-garlic chicken, an Asian slaw. Topped with sweet chili sauce, sesame seeds, soy sauce and cilantro – it’s the perfect game day appetizer recipe too.
  • Slow Cooker Orange Chicken. Way better than takeout from your favorite restaurant! This orange chicken is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!
  • Teriyaki Chicken Dragon Bowl. This Browns copycat Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl recipe has 4 layers of exploding taste: a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with vegetables, on a bed of rice, and topped with Braised Cabbage and a delicious spicy yogurt drizzle.
  • Chicken Fajitas Foil Packets. These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets with Rice made on the grill or campfire make dinner a breeze. This delicious foil pack recipe has seasoned chicken, rice, bell peppers, and red onion. There’s minimal cleanup with this all-in-one tin foil dinner.
  • General Tso’s Chicken – In 30 minutes you can make this popular (better than takeout) restaurant copycat from home!
  • Mongolian Chicken – Crispy chicken stir fried in a sticky sweet savory sauce.  It’s a delicious easy recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes.

Quick Stovetop Chicken Recipes

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
  • Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie. This one pan Skillet Chicken Pot Pie makes your favourite comfort food even easier thanks to one-dish cooking. Made in less than 30 minutes start to finish, it’s a great choice for even the busiest of weeknights.
  • Teriyaki Chicken Dragon Bowl. This Browns copycat Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl recipe has 4 layers of exploding taste: a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with vegetables, on a bed of rice, and topped with Braised Cabbage and a delicious spicy yogurt drizzle.
  • One-Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta. This one-pot dish has chicken and sausage. In under one hour you’ll have a tasty and comforting meal made in one skillet.
  • Skillet Monterey Chicken. With shredded chicken, smokey BBQ sauce, crispy bacon and Monterey jack cheese, this Skillet Monterey Chicken makes for a delicious and simple one-pan meal that everyone will love. This dish comes together so quickly. Therefore, it is very convenient for an easy weeknight dinner. 
  • Pesto Chicken Quesadillas. These Pesto Chicken Quesadillas are ready in just 10 minutes, and are a delicious leftover chicken recipe using just 5 ingredients. They are perfect as a delicious chicken dinner, for lunch, and for sending for school lunches.
  • Stuffed Tuscan Chicken. This whole chicken breast recipe produces tender and juicy chicken, which is stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, simple seasoning, cream cheese, spinach and cheeses. The incredible combination of flavours will blow you away!
  • Stovetop Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken. This Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken is a quick one-pan stovetop dinner. This easy chicken breast recipe results in the best flavor thanks simmering in a blend of honey, garlic powder, and dijon mustard.
  • One Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew. This is one hearty and filling meal. This one pot dish is made with chicken, vegetables, and cozy Moroccan spices; all simmered in a rich broth.

Best Chicken Salads – Not Your Ordinary Salad!

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  • BBQ Chicken Salad. This healthy and hearty best grilled chicken salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, grilled BBQ chicken, and crunchy tortilla strips. It’s topped with a flavourful BBQ, ranch and lime dressing. Quick and tasty, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family! 
  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad. Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad is light, healthy and fresh. It is full of vegetables and topped with warm spicy chicken, avocado and a creamy cilantro dressing. Healthy chicken recipes can be delicious.
  • Oriental Chicken Salad. This Applebee’s copycat recipe is worthy to mention twice, it’s a ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ so to speak. It’s a tasty salad with many textures. One of the most requested salads from my picky eaters.

Chicken Appetizers for the Win!

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  • Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings. This air fryer chicken recipe is breaded with spices, and double cooked in a sweet chili sauce.
  • Chicken Wonton Tacos. This copycat Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos recipe consists of a crispy wonton taco shell filled with honey-garlic chicken, an Asian slaw. Topped with sweet chili sauce, sesame seeds and cilantro – it’s the perfect game day appetizer recipe too.
  • Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies. These Individual Chicken Pot Pies are easy to make. Stuffed with chicken, peas, carrots, corn and celery in a creamy sauce, they are cupped with refrigerated crescent dough.
  • Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip. This bacon cheddar ranch dip is addicting. This warm appetizer is a fully loaded chicken crack dip, quick to make and calls for only 7 ingredients.
  • Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. These sweet wings are a perfect appetizer game day food with an incredible combination of sweetness and spiciness in every bite. Crispy and delicious! You can also use the sauce ingredients to make sweet chili chicken bites too.
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings. These crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings are baked, not fried, using just two ingredients for the buffalo sauce. Restaurant-style delicious appetizer wings.
  • Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. These crispy and delicious baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings takes just 4 ingredients. Perfect for your dinner table, game day, or to satisfy that finger-licking wing craving.
  • The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip. Our best appetizer choice of all time! This easy 5 ingredient recipe tastes like buffalo chicken wings with hot sauce and ranch dressing. This is a great dip for a potluck, snack or the next big game. In addition, there are also many options for sides as well.

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How to Store Cooked Chicken

Store any leftover chicken breast in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Most of these recipes are also freezer-friendly, and can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Refer to the individual recipe post for complete storing instructions.

To reheat chicken, you can use a preheated 300F oven and cook for 10-15 minutes until warmed through. For an air fryer, cook for 5-10 minutes at 350F. Depending on the recipe, you can also reheat on the stove over medium heat, until fully warmed through. The best way is to check the internal temperature as per safety standards. When using the microwave, cook in 30 second increments until warmed through.

After being frozen, allow the chicken dish to first thaw first in the refrigerator overnight (or 6-8 hours), and then reheat.


Tips when Choosing Chicken

I choose our chicken pieces based on the recipe we are making. For example, it might be chicken breasts, boneless thighs, wings or a combination of many. The great thing is that many times you can interchange the type of chicken for many of the recipes.

Yet one things is for certain, we always look for the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo when choosing meat for any good chicken recipe.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Chicken

This logo is easily spottable in grocery stores all across the country. It represents chicken that is grain-fed, free of added hormones and steroids. It’s also raised right here in Canada according to nationally-set, high food safety and animal care standards.

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Did you know that 90% of Canadian chicken farms are family owned and operated, and passed down from generation to generation? Creating and maintaining over 78,000 Canadian jobs in various sectors; supporting chicken Canadian will create jobs, help local communities and grow the Canadian economy.

This is important at all times, yet I think right now our economy needs that extra support. Next time you are buying chicken at your grocery store, look for this logo. Don’t hesitate to ask your grocer for it as well.

To learn more about Canadian Chicken, connect with them online – Facebook: Canadian Chicken, Twitter: @ChickenFarmers, Instagram: @ChickenDotCA and Pinterest: ChickenDotCA.

65 Best Chicken Recipes

65 Best Chicken Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Over 65 of the MOST POPULAR BEST CHICKEN RECIPES including comfort food chicken recipes, easy baked chicken, chicken casseroles, Asian takeout copycats, chicken appetizers, and mouthwatering chicken soup recipes.

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts

Instructions

  1. Each dish has it's own recipe.

Notes

How to store: Store any leftover chicken breasts in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Most are freezer-friendly and can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Refer to the individual recipe post for complete instructions.

How to reheat: You can reheat in a preheated 300F oven for 10-15 minutes until warmed through to food safety standards, or in the air fryer at 350F for 5-10 minutes. Depending on the recipe, you may also be able to reheat on the stove over medium heat until fully warmed through, or in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.

If reheating from frozen, let it thaw first in the refrigerator overnight (or 6-8 hours) and then reheat.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

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