5-Star Chicken Recipes

Choose one of our top-rated outstanding chicken recipes to please your family tonight at the dinner table.

  • Hoisin Barbecued Chicken

    Hoisin Barbecued Chicken

    Serve dinner guests a guaranteed favorite complete with a zesty homemade barbecue sauce. Marinate drumsticks and thighs in the sauce overnight to let the flavors marry, then bake for 50 minutes, basting with the reserved marinade. While the chicken bakes, reduce the reserved marinade on the stovetop to crate a thick, flavorful sauce for the chicken.
  • Chicken Pot Pie

    Chicken Pot Pie

    A favorite for fundraisers, family reunions, and offerings for neighbors in need, this generous chicken pot pie recipe makes 100 servings. Once the filling is made, the filled refrigerated piecrusts cook in about 30 minutes, making this rich dish deliciously giftable.
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    It's no surprise that this recipe rang up as a user favorite. The ingredient list alone (green chiles, cream cheese, Monterey Jack, whipping cream) is enough to make your mouth water. Make this one-dish dinner for your next potluck, neighborhood gathering, or cozy night in. Serve with sangria and enjoy.
  • Indian Cashew Chicken
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Indian Cashew Chicken

    Indulge in a fresh-take of the full-bodied sauce that typically accompanies this classic Indian dish. Marinate chicken in a dynamic sauce of cashews, Greek yogurt, garam masala, and white vinegar before cooking. The marinade is added back to the dish at the end of cooking, so not a drop of flavor is lost.
  • Yakitori
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke


    Add bold flavor to cubed chicken thighs by soaking them in a marinade of sake, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper, and a hint of sugar. Grill the chicken cubes, brushing with the soy-sugar mixture to create a tangy glaze.
  • Rosemary-Garlic Chicken
    Photo: Maura McEvoy

    Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

    Prepare chicken scallopine style, then cook with garlic, sherry vinegar, chicken broth, and rosemary for a comfort-style dinner in about 20 minutes. Pair with steamed veggies or mashed potatoes, to soak up the extra sauce.
  • Tortilla Soup
    David Prince

    Tortilla Soup

    Invite guests to dinner for a dinner party featuring this top-rated recipe. Make the soup ahead of time and allow guests to customize their toppings. Options include avocado, sour cream, Monterey jack cheese, cilantro, and green onions. Pair with chips and salsa and welcome the raves.
  • Honey Chicken Salad

    Honey Chicken Salad

    Traditional chicken salad gets a sweet facelift by adding cranberries, pecans, and orange-blossom honey. The mayonnaise-and-honey mixture is reminiscent of poppy seed dressing, making this rich dish taste refreshing and flavorful.
  • Smoky Chicken Chili
    Jennifer Davick

    Smoky Chicken Chili

    Save time on this top-rated recipe by picking up a pound of smoked chicken from your local barbecue shack. Once your ingredients are prepped, the hands-on time for this chili is about 15 minutes. After that, let the chili simmer for about an hour to let the flavors marry.
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