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20 Chicken Recipes You won't Want to Miss

I don't know if I ever mentioned to you guys that I stopped eating beef and pork? I mean, it is not that I don't love those two meats, but I am kinda going thru this picky eater stage and I am only consuming chicken and fish these days.

So, chicken or seafood every day takes some skill. I have to prepare it in different ways or I will dread dinner time! I turned to my fellow bloggers and started discovering some amazingly delicious recipes for dinner that I know you won't want to miss.

Here are 20 Chicken Dinners that you will want to try. From chili to wraps, tacos to fajitas, there is a chicken recipe for everyone in this collection!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
Peanut Butter Chicken
Dr. Pepper Smoked Chicken
Easy Chicken Marsala
Red Chicken Chili

Hot Chicken Salad Braid
Buffalo Chicken Avocado Ranch Wraps
Chicken with Bleu Cheese and Grapes
20 Minute Skillet Chicken and Spinach Parmesan
Chicken & Cheese Stuffed Shells

Roasted Chicken Fajitas
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Baked Chicken Fajitas
EasyTex Mex Chicken
Chicken Bacon Pizza
Garlic Chicken Pesto with Tomato Cream Sauce
Chicken and Cornbread Casserole

We love Cheesy Chicken Taquitos! This is one of my husbands favorite recipes! I can't wait to make my own Chicken Bacon Pizza and skip carry out pizza! Which of these recipes do you want to try first? Do you have a go to chicken recipe? I would love to hear about it!

Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipes

Craving something cozy like chicken soup? This collection of instant pot soup recipes is just the thing to check out then! With some really tasty chicken soup recipes to browse, you can find something delicious in this collection to whip up in no time.

While you are here you can find some of my other favorite recipes here.

Jazzy Chicken Soup by Amy+Jacky

This is not your average chicken soup! It has been jazzed up properly with tomatoes and celery and lots of other goodies!

Chicken Enchilada Soup by Burrata and Bubbles

All of the flavor of a good enchilada but in soup form, cooked up in no time, in the instant pot! Sounds great doesn’t it?

Photo Credit: Cassidy’s Crave-able Creations.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Cassidy’s Crave-able Creations

This pot pie soup is so good! And it is guilt free with low carbs for a healthy lifestyle!

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Soup With Lemongrass And Ginger by The Instant Pot Table

This thai inspired soup has so many great flavors! And it comes together  in no time, thanks to your pressure cooker!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup by Chef Savvy

This comfort food classic cooks up fast. Save this recipe for steamy food for your soul in a flash, anytime you need it!

Chicken Tortilla Soup by Marathons and Motivations

This soup is so good! It has a great flavor, lots of color and warms you up on the coldest day!

Chicken Bone Broth by Maple + Mango

Homemade bone broth has never been easier than it is with an instant pot! Save this recipe for all of your broth needs.

Photo Credit: Pink When.

Crack Chicken Chili by Pink When

This chicken chili is so good it is borderline addictive. Try it and decide if you think it has been aptly named!

Chicken and Cabbage Curry Soup by Low Carb Yum

This curry based soup is so tasty! It is packed with good for you ingredients and will fill you up without too many extra carbs.

From Scratch Chicken Soup by Fearless Dining

This chicken soup is from scratch and promises to warm your soul! So good!

Looking for other tasty ways to make chicken?

Cracker Crumb Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

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Creamy Mushroom Shrimp Pasta

Banana Cream Rice Pudding

Chicken Salad Recipes to Cluck For

I have been on a chicken salad kick lately. It is an easy lunch, it tastes great, and there are so many economical ways to make it! I guess it is easy to see why I am clucking for chicken salad these days!

I have found some awesome recipes that I can't wait to try, and I know you are going to love them too! I had no idea there were so many yummy ways to make this lunch time staple. I also have a few tips to help you make the best chicken salad!

  • Poached chicken breast is the best option for making chicken salad, but you can use a rotisserie or canned chicken if that makes it easier for you.
  • Allow your chicken to cool, no matter how you cook it! Wait until it is cool to add it to the other ingredients.
  • Cover your chicken salad tightly to keep it fresh while stored in the fridge.

Some of the best chicken salads I have ever made have been on a whim. Made by surveying what ingredients I have on hand and making them work for me. However, these all look superb and I will be modifying my shopping list to make these happen in my lunchtime future!

Which of these sounds best to you? I think they all sound perfectly devourable!

Chinese Chicken 10 Yummy Ways

I can't resist Chinese take-out! I mean, who can? It is so easy to place an order and swing by to pick it up after a long day when you don't really feel like cooking. The thing is, Chinese take out can add up pretty quickly! Luckily for my family, I found 10 scrumptious recipes for Chinese Chicken at home, so we can have that take-out taste at a fraction of the cost and with minimal efforts!

Chinese Chicken

Orange Chicken Tofu Bowl
Lighter General Tao's Chicken
Peanut Butter Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken
Sweet and Spicy Asian BBQ Wings
Shoyu Chicken
Spicy Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
Chicken Fried Rice
Sesame Ginger Chicken
Copycat PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Which of these recipes do you want to try first? Peanut Butter Chicken is a go to dinner at my house on long days when something amazing is needed for dinner. I can't wait to try the Shoyu Chicken recipe, maybe this week!

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Grilled Chicken: 10 Delicious Ways

Fall might be here, but in my mind, that makes it the ideal time of year to fire up the grill! There is something special about gathering outdoors on a crisp evening and chowing down on some grilled chicken that I can't resist!

If you feel the same way about fall grilling you won't want to miss these 10 recipes! Of course, you could always bookmark or pin this recipe for future reference when the weather better suits you for grilling!

Which of these grilled chicken recipes do you think you will make first? I think the Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken sounds pretty fantastic! If you have a grilled chicken recipe that you often go to when you need an awesome dinner, I would love to hear about it!

Peanut Butter Chicken {$7 Dinner Series}

Summer is creeping up on us. For my family, that means all 4 of us are home for 3 months.  Sounds fun right?! It is, if you can take the increased cost of living out of the equation. My water and electric bills sky rocket over the summer, we spend about 3 times more on gasoline in the summer. My grocery bill makes me want to cry. With my husband and son eating all 3 meals at home for 3 months it more than doubles every week. We haven't even got on the subject of entertaining the family, the sports and so on.

This summer, I am going to reign in our spending. I am taking that depression inducing grocery bill on first. I have made it my mission to discover the recipes that taste amazing and are economical too. I am giving them a bonus star if they can be prepared without use of the oven.

This has led me to start a little series over here called the $7 Dinner Series. I will be featuring recipes that you can make for your family for under $7 that will earn cheers instead of jeers for budget cooking!

I love peanut chicken from the Chinese Restaraunt, but taking the family out for dinner every time I crave Peanut Chicken is definitely not budget friendly! Luckily, I came up with an incredibly easy and delicious alternative.

Before you groan at the thought of eating peanut butter coated chicken, let me tell you, this is incredible. It is such a scrumptious combination. If you try it, you are going to like it. I promise!

This meal features fresh veggies and chicken. To give you a run down on the cost

I purchased a 2.5 pound bag of store brand chicken tenders for $5.47 I used 1/2 of the bag for this recipe to feed 4 people. That made the cost of chicken for this recipe $2.74.

I had peanut oil on hand.

I used about 1/3 of a cup of peanut butter this would add about 45 cents to the price of dinner.

Asparagus was on sale for 99 cents a pound.

Sliced mushrooms were on sale for $1.09

I used about 1/3 of a stick of butter which would add about 30 cents to the price of dinner.

That brings this meal for 4 to $5.57.

My husband says it is even better than take out, and seriously I couldn't go out for Peanut Chicken solo for $5.57!

Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Chicken With Asparagus and Sauteed Mushrooms

1 1/4 pound of frozen chicken tenders
1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter
3 tablespoons or so of peanut oil {you can use vegetable oil if that is what you have on hand!}

1 pound of asparagus, fresh with trimmed ends
2 1/2 tablespoons of butter

1 cup of sliced mushrooms
2 1/2 tablespoons of butter

Salt and Pepper as desired


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place mushrooms in a frying pan with butter over medium heat. Allow to cook, stirring as needed until the mushrooms have a lovely golden brown color to them.

Place your trimmed asparagus on a baking dish. Add butter to the top of the asparagus and sprinkle with salt and pepper if you wish. Place this in the oven to roast for about 15 minutes.

Begin to fry your chicken tenders in peanut oil at a temperature of about 300 degrees. {I use a wok}

As the chicken has fried and reached the recommended temperature of 165-170 degrees remove it from the pan or wok and cut it into smaller chunks.

 Discard oil remaining in wok/pan after it has cooled down a touch.

Return chicken chunks to the pan/wok, turn to a medium heat setting.

Add the peanut butter to the wok.

Stir as it melts, make sure the chicken is coated.

Remove mushrooms and asparagus from heat and serve with the  Peanut Butter Chicken!

This is such a great recipe. It is delicious, it cooks easily and quickly and it is economical. You really can't beat it!

Do you have a favorite economical dinner that you often make for your family? I would love to hear about it!

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Baked Cracker Crumb Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are always nice, but this easy as 1,2,3 recipe gives a classic dinner time offering a wonderful texture and the perfect crisp. This is sure to be a new favorite for your family.  

I love easy dinners, and I love to serve chicken. I often buy breasts in large packages and freeze them for later. This is one of my kids favorite ways to have a hearty, yet healthier meal on a busy night. I never complain about making these for them either because they are so easy to make, and create very little mess!


1 pound of chicken breast

1 sleeve of your favorite crackers


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and lightly spraying with cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the chicken into 2” cubes.

Crush the crackers into a fine dust and pour them into a bowl.

Rinse the chicken lightly, just enough to get the chicken wet.

Now place the chicken into the cracker crumbs and roll until the chicken is completely coated.

Place the chicken nuggets on the prepared baking sheet, about an inch apart.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.


We like to serve these cracker crumb nuggets with fries, or fruit salad.
These are a great way to get kids excited about nuggets that didn't come from a drive thru!

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos are our favorite easy meal. Toss 3 ingredients in the slow cooker and when you come home you will have an awesome family meal waiting on you.

If it were up to me, we would eat tacos all of the time. They are easy, versatile and so tasty, no matter how you make them. My husband has to reign me in sometimes with my enthusiasm for tacos, but he never complains about these easy Shredded Chicken Tacos for dinner.

I love these because they are effortless and they taste just as good as the ones from the little local restaurant down the street from my house and they are one of those dump and go dinners. Let the crock pot do all of the work for you.

This recipe starts with frozen chicken breasts and end with fresh and flavorful tender chicken. I like to make this with the 3 pound bags of frozen chicken breast, for a good amount of chicken tacos for meal prepping and leftovers.

3 pounds of frozen chicken breast
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 16 oz jar of salsa
2 cups of water

Place 2 cups of water in the slow cooker
Add 3 pounds of chicken breast
Pour a jar of salsa into the slow cooker.
Add a can of cream of chicken soup.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Before serving give it all a good stir to shred the chicken.
Serve with toppings of your choice. I like panella cheese crumbles, avocado, fresh cilantro and a little lime.
Store leftovers for up to 5 days in the fridge.
This shredded chicken meat is awesome in quesadillas and on nachos too!

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

           Delicious and easy, this recipe takes chicken salad to the next level of tasty!

We have been in a lunchtime slump for months now. I rarely think ahead and plan for lunch and am left standing before my kitchen feeling a little lost at lunch time. The number of days when Harper and I call cheese and crackers lunch is ridiculous! Yesterday, I decided to take the mid day meal back into my court and I created something on a whim that will save the meal for us time and time again!
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad couldn't be easier to make. While I made this with a whole chicken breast, you could easily save some time and swap that for some rotisserie chicken, or even a can of chicken breast if that is what you have on hand!
This recipe comes together easily. If you are using pre-cooked chicken breast, it comes together in under 5 minutes for a yummy lunch in spite of a busy day or limited culinary skills. In this recipe I used shallots because that is what I had on hand. You can use the onion of your choice. Celery might make a nice addition if you like it. I do not like celery so I didn't use it.

Ingredients for 4 sandwiches:

  • 8 ounces of chicken breast, cooked and shredded or cut into small chunks.
  • 4 tablespoons of mayo
  • 1 tablespoon of ranch dip mix
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup  of bacon crumbles
  • 1/4 cup of shallots or onion, finely chopped. 
  • Combine the mayo and ranch dip mix together, blending well.
  • Add the onion or shallots and mix well.
  • Add the chicken, bacon, and cheese and stir until well combined.
  • Serve on bread, tortillas or on crackers for a tasty and easy lunch!
I think this tastes better the next day, so you might mix it up the night before and have a total treat of yummy for lunch the next day!

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Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. Cracker Barrel is well known for having some of the best dumplings around but this recipe brings all of that famous flavor to your dinner table. If you are craving comfort food, you will want to make this  Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings recipe asap!

Chicken and dumplings are one of my favorites. When I have had a really rough day, a steamy bowl of chicken and dumplings is like a warm hug! I used to think they were super hard to make, and I would have never tried to do it at home. I left my cravings to Cracker Barrel. But then the Coronavirus pandemic happened and all of my favorite places had to close their doors. What was a girl to do? Learn how to make dumplings!

This recipe is so easy! You are going to want to make it for Sunday dinner with the family, you are going to want to make it for cold winter days and anytime you want comfort. It tastes just like Cracker Barrel!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken Dumplings


1 Rotisserie chicken 
6-7 cups of Chicken broth 
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp. shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk


Remove the meat from the bone of your rotisserie chicken and set to the side in a covered dish. 
In a large crock pot set to high add broth your and pepper. (KitchenAid has a good 6-quart one)
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
Cut in the shortening. 
Add the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until moistened.
Knead the dough 4 to 5 times.
Place the dough on a flour covered cutting board. 
Begin to cut your pieces into 1/2 inch pieces. 
Place the pieces into the crock pot. 
Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 4 hours. 
Stirring occasionally.
Add the chicken back and lightly toss to combine
Continue to cook for 1 more hour 

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Nashville Hot Chicken Fried Potatoes

Let me tell you about the tastiest way to make fried potatoes ever. If you like the flavors of Nashville Hot Chicken, then this is the place for you! These Nashville Hot Chicken Fried Potatoes are so good that you are going to crave them all the time. Luckily, they are easy to make and are a cheap and delicious side dish to so many dishes.

My son, sweet Rolf, is 12 years old now. He is only about 2" shorter than I am. His feet are twice the size of mine. He is so beautiful... but he has an appetite like no other. But, he is PICKY. I am always looking for ways to fill him up, and if I can get him to try something new, then that is wonderful. 

I tried this tasty and easy fried potato recipe for a side last week and my family loved it. Even Rolf. He has asked me to make these again already. You only need 5 ingredients to make these and they taste so good! Let me tell you how I made these.

4 tablespoons of Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning (I like The Spice Lab's version)
1/2 cup - 1 cup Buttermilk 
1/2 cup of flour
1 -2 large potatoes
Oil for Frying

Slice your potatoes using a slicer like pictured above. You want them to be thin.

Pour the buttermilk over your potatoes. If you are only making one large potato, use 1/2 a cup. For more potatoes, add more buttermilk.

Add 2 tablespoons of Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning to the buttermilk.
Gently toss so that the potatoes are completely covered with the buttermilk and seasoning.
Allow to rest in the fridge for an hour.

When the hour has passed (this is so important for the flavor!)
Mix the flour and the remaining 2 tablespoons of hot chicken seasoning.
Dredge the potato slices through the flour.

You can just make a single layer of potatoes on a plate or something as you work your way through the slices of seasoned potatoes.

Pour your oil into a saucepan. 
Heat over medium heat for a few moments until the oil is hot enough to fry. I am sorry, I have no idea what temperature I had this oil. I just know how to fry potatoes in oil after all these years in a kitchen. HA!
I guess, I would say, I treated it just like I would fried chicken?

When the potatoes were nice and crispy, and golden brown, I pulled them out of the oil to drain on a paper towel. Use a slotted spoon!

Repeat with remaining potatoes, and these are the end results.

They have that whole spicy chicken vibe, but they are just potato slices. 
They are SO GOOD! 
These would be great for satisfying a fried chicken craving on a potato budget.  But, they are also just a great way to make potatoes super enticing on the side of any meal.

If you try this recipe, I hope you LOVE it! Be sure to save this to your pinterest food board. It would be great if you would share this recipe on social media.

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Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken and Noodles


Craving Creamy, Crunchy, Quick? Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken & Noodles to the Rescue!

Hey there, peanut butter and noodle lovers! Do you dream of that irresistible combo of sweet, salty, and nutty bliss on your plate, but lack the time (or patience) for lengthy kitchen stints? Introducing your new best friend: Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken & Noodles! ⚡️

This one-pot wonder delivers all the mouthwatering flavors you crave in under 30 minutes, without sacrificing an ounce of taste. We're talking tender, juicy chicken coated in a rich, creamy peanut sauce that clings to every perfectly cooked noodle. And the crunch of chopped peanuts on top? Chef's kiss!

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Fast & Furious Flavor: Forget slaving over the stove! This recipe puts dinner on the table in lightning speed, thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot.
  • Flavor Explosion: Creamy peanut butter marries with savory soy sauce, tangy lime, and warm ginger to create a sauce that's irresistibly addictive.
  • Customizable Cravings: Feel free to adjust the spice level with sriracha or chili flakes, or add veggies like broccoli or bell peppers for an extra boost of nutrition. ️
  • Clean Up Breeze: One pot means minimal mess! Dinnertime just got a whole lot easier.

Ready to whip up this peanut butter paradise? Here's what you'll need:


1 ½ pound of chicken breast tenders

1 tablespoon of butter

1 ½ c of chicken broth

1 teaspoon of minced garlic flakes

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

2 teaspoons of soy sauce

1 cup of frozen mixed veggies

½ c of crunchy peanut butter

½ c of crunchy peanut butter

8 ozs of spaghetti noodles


Turn the instant pot to saute function.

When it is hot, add butter and chicken breast tenders. 

Saute for 3 minutes on each side, or until the tenders start to brown.

Turn off the instant pot.

Add chicken broth and stir to deglaze.

Add sesame oil and soy sauce.

Add minced garlic and onion powder. 

Add peanut butter and stir.

Break spaghetti noodles in half, or thirds if desired and add them to the instant pot.

Use a spoon to push the noodles down, but don’t stir. You want the noodle submerged in the broth.

Add the mixed frozen veggies.

Place the lid on the instant pot and seal.

Use the manual setting and cook for 5 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to reach pressure.

When the timer dings, use the quick release valve to release pressure.

Remove the lid and give everything a good stir.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge after they have cooled.

Pro Tip: This recipe is a blank canvas for your creativity! Play with different types of noodles, add a dollop of coconut milk for richness, or swap protein with tofu for a vegan twist. The possibilities are endless!

So, ditch the takeout menus and get ready to impress your taste buds (and maybe even your date!) with this quick, easy, and unbelievably delicious Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken & Noodles. Trust me, this recipe is a keeper!

Happy Instant Potting!

P.S. Feeling inspired? Leave a comment below with your favorite Instant Pot hacks or peanut butter recipe variations!

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