16 tasty chicken recipes

Stumped on what to make for dinner? Look no further than these 10/10 crowd-pleasing chicken recipes.

16 tasty chicken recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

tasty chicken recipes

Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

Try this hearty one-pan meal on busy nights. It’s the perfect combination of proteins and healthy carbs thanks to the sweet potato wedges. Plus, one sheet dinners are the best. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

baking pan with sweet potatoes and chicken breastPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Chances are you’ve got a kid who is obsessed with chicken fingers. Make them happy with this simple recipe. Plus, lime sour cream dipping sauce is a game changer. Get the recipe: Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

plate of chicken fingers and dipPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas

Oh, this old recipe? It’s just perfectly seasoned chicken sitting pretty on top of a grilled tortilla with cheese, peppers, sour cream and cilantro. No big deal. Get the recipe: Mexican Chicken Scallopini Fajitas

Grilled tortilla with chicken, cheese and sour creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

“Fried” Chicken and Coleslaw

You don’t need to deep fry to achieve that comforting taste. Dijon mustard and crunchy cornflakes give this dish a kick of flavour and a burst of crunch. Get on making this, would ya? Get the recipe: “Fried” Chicken and Coleslaw

crispy breaded drumsticks with coleslawPhoto: Erik Putz

Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

Say no thank you to take-out and yes, please, to a fun family dinner. Salad rolls are an easy dinner and a fun activity all in one. Buy a chicken from the deli to make your life even easier. Wow, you sure have this dinner sitch under control! Get the recipe: Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

tray of homemade Vietnamese rolls with fish saucePhoto: Maya Visnyei


Jamaican Jerk Chicken

These drumsticks pack all the flavour of traditional Jerk chicken without the heat. Plus, you can eat these with your hands. Get the recipe: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

plate with bbq chicken drum, cole slaw and beans and ricePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Grilled Chicken and Veg Chopped Salad

Simple, fresh and deconstructed. Make this salad for dinner and drizzle it with your favourite dressing. We’re partial to ranch. Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken and Veg Chopped Salad

plate with grilled chicken, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and lettuce and tomatoPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

Warm grilled chicken is right at home with thinly sliced raw veggies. It’s the perfect combo of soft and crunchy. Get the recipe: Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

salad with grilled chicken, sliced radishes, cucumbers and yellow peppersPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Fajita Pasta

We deconstructed the classic fajita taking it from tortilla wrap to skillet pan with this super filling marriage of Italian and Mexican cuisines. Get the recipe: Fajita Pasta

skilled with pasta, chicken, peppers and onionPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Honey-Glazed Chicken Skewers

Sweet chicken skewers taste best alongside a simple salad of watermelon and cucumber. Grill these up tonight. Get the recipe: Honey-Glazed Chicken Skewers

plate of chicken and veggies skewers with cucumber and watermelon saladPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Crispy Oven-Baked Wings

Here’s the secret: drying your wings then sprinkling them with baking powder before baking will yield the perfect crunch. Get the recipe: Crispy Oven-Baked Wings

man eating chicken wings with various saucesPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Sheet pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

You’ve got dinner in the bag with this super-simple deconstructed Greek salad. Serve all these warm morcels over a bed of lettuce or wrap it up in a pita. Holy sheet pan that’s good. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

Chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan

Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

In this easy and kid-friendly gyro recipe, storebought rotisserie chicken is transformed by sautéeing it quickly with garlic and herbs. Add some fresh veggies and feta and you’ve got a good time. Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

plate of pitas filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes and cucumbersPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chicken Alphabet Soup

What spells fun and delicious. This hearty chicken soup, duh. Get the recipe: Chicken Alphabet Soup

bowl of chicken noodle soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Chicken Enchiladas

You’ve got dinner all wrapped up with these tender little parcels of bold-not-spicy chicken, soft veggies and strings of Monterey jack. Get the recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

roasting pan with rolled up chicken enchiladasPhoto: Erik Putz

Easy Butter Chicken

Chicken thighs are more tender and flavourful than chicken breasts, perfect for saucy dishes like butter chicken. Pass the naan! Get the recipe: Easy Butter Chicken

butter chicken on top of rice with piece of naanPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more:
8 delicious sweet potato recipes 9 easy noodle recipes 5 deconstructed meals for kids

This article was originally published on May 20, 2017

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