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.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: 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.
Recipe: Coq au Vin
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.
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan
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.
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
The classic American-style chicken is certainly barbecued chicken, and celebrity chef Tyler Florence's version with its tangy sauce does not disappoint.
Recipe: Barbecued Chicken
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.
Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu
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.
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chicken Fricassee
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen
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.
Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore
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.
Recipe: Garlic Roast 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?
Recipe: Timely Fried Chicken
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
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