10 Classic Chicken Recipes

These well-loved, classic chicken recipes never go out of style and are the recipes you can rely on for weeknight dinners or entertaining.

  • Coq au Vin
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr; Sabrina Bone; Kathleen Kanen

    Coq au Vin

    Think of this classic dish as a French version of comfort food. Simmer chicken pieces in a mixture of mushrooms, carrot, onion, bacon and red wine, and serve over mashed potatoes to soak up the rich sauce.
  • Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan

    Save money and enjoy Italian night at home instead of a restaurant. At $2.66 per serving, you might even splurge on a nice bottle of wine.
  • Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

    Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

    A roasted chicken is always appropriate for either a family dinner or for company. This one is infused with the flavor of the fresh rosemary, lemon and onion that are placed in the chicken's cavity before baking.
  • Barbecued Chicken
    Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

    Barbecued Chicken

    The classic American-style chicken is certainly barbecued chicken, and celebrity chef Tyler Florence's version with its tangy sauce does not disappoint.
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Beau Gustafson

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

    The recipe may sound fancy, but it's not hard to make. Simply pound boneless chicken breast halves and top each with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese. Roll up the chicken pieces, dredge in breadcrumbs and bake.
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Fricassee
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Old-Fashioned Chicken Fricassee

    A fricassee is basically just a stew, typically a chicken stew. First you brown the chicken, and then you simmer it in a mixture of vegetables, broth and wine for a hearty one-dish meal.
  • Chicken Cacciatore
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Chicken Cacciatore

    Using jarred pasta sauce instead of a homemade sauce makes this classic Italian dish easy, but red wine, fresh basil and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese help keep it authentic.
  • Garlic Roast Chicken
    Photo: Anna Williams

    Garlic Roast Chicken

    Get amazing flavor when you place herbs between the skin and the flesh of the bird and put garlic cloves and herbs in the chicken cavity before baking. This chicken is distinctive because it's roasted on a bed of herbs, garlic, and olives, and served with toasted baguette slices.
  • Timely Fried Chicken

    Timely Fried Chicken

    With the availability of fast-food chicken and fried chicken from the deli, not many people fry their own anymore. But there's just nothing better than homemade fried chicken, so why not make some for your family this weekend?
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Treat your family to the ultimate comfort food recipe, but take a shortcut and make the dumplings with a biscuit mix. If you want to make your dumplings from scratch, see the Southern Living version and click here to watch a video on making chicken and dumplings.
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