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12 of the Best Chicken Recipes to Try Tonight

Looking for easy chicken recipes to make for dinner? Look no further! Here is a collection of our 12 best chicken recipes. From fried chicken to skillet chicken to slow cooker chicken, these easy recipes are sure to be a hit for weeknight dinners. These stress-free meals are guaranteed to come out perfect every time!


Southern Fried Chicken

Our Southern-style buttermilk fried chicken is the epitome of soul food. Extra crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and seasoned to perfection.

Southern Smothered Chicken and Gravy

A southern soul food recipe for mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone tender chicken thighs smothered in homemade brown gravy and served on top of white rice.

A Healthier Southern Cast Iron Skillet Chicken

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Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Chicken drumsticks are Frenched into “chicken lollipops” and cooked on the smoker before being slathered in barbecue sauce. This kid-friendly yardbird recipe is simple to make and creates a fun presentation for chicken legs.

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken Sausage, Tomato, and Basil

Spiralized zucchini sautéed in a skillet with chicken sausage, diced tomatoes, and fresh basil is a simple dish that is also healthy. Top it off with red pepper flakes and grated parmesan to finish. The best part is that it’s ready to eat in 20 minutes!

Peri Peri Chicken

Peri peri chicken is a dish with African and Portuguese heritage that’s now popular in many countries around the world. This recipe explodes with sweet, earthy, and spicy flavor, and you can adjust the heat based on your preferences.

Citrus Brined Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken brined in orange, lemon, and lime yields flavorful, juicy, fall-off-the-bone tender meat.

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Grilled pulled chicken tossed in Alabama white sauce, topped with homemade pickled onions and a Dill pickle, and served on buttered Texas-style toast.


Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken thighs are crispy and golden-brown on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, and slathered in hot honey sauce. 


Chicken Tortilla soup

My go-to chicken tortilla soup recipe with rotisserie chicken is a game-changer for busy weeknights. It’s easy, family-friendly, and topped with all the tasty fresh extras.

Chicken & Waffles

These southern chicken and waffles is the perfect pair! Fried chicken tenders are extra crunchy and seasoned just right.

Mississippi Chicken Sliders

Tender, slow-cooked chicken infused with zesty ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix, and tangy pepperoncini peppers, served on soft slider buns. 

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