Editors' Favorite Chicken Recipes

The MyRecipes staff loves chicken, too, and here are the chicken recipes they turn to for family meals and entertaining.

  • Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa

    "This entire recipe can be prepared ahead so all you have to do is grill the chicken when it's time to eat. Just plan ahead and prep it in the morning so it will be ready to cook that night. The recipe makes a deliciously spicy and colorful fruit salsa that highlights the flavors of watermelon, mango, jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. The watermelon is a creative and flavorful way to dress up mango salsa." -Holley Grainger

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    Recipe: Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa

  • Antipasto Chicken Sandwich

    Antipasto Chicken Sandwich

    "I'm partial to this one because it's the one I made for Brian the night we got engaged! This sandwich combines all the flavors that I love (artichokes, roasted red bell peppers, prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, and olives) in one neat and tidy package. It calls for cooked chicken, which gives me a perfect excuse to buy rotisserie chicken at the grocery store." -Ashley Kappel

    Recipe: Antipasto Chicken Sandwich

  • Southwestern Chicken Soup

    Southwestern Chicken Soup

    "This brightly-flavored soup is a fall and winter favorite at my house. It's super easy, quick, and always satisfies. I usually substitute a can of tomatoes with green chilies for the tomato. Each batch makes enough for leftovers or to invite another couple to dinner. Yum!

    The next chicken recipe I want to try: Sunset's Chicken with Chile-Cheese Rice." -Jason Burnett

    Recipe: Southwestern Chicken Soup

  • Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

    "I think the very best way to roast a chicken is in a clay pot. The outside gets crispy and the inside is as moist and tender as can be. Roasted chicken is one of my favorite things to have for dinner because the prep is easy and once it's in the oven, I have time to read a while before dinner." -Anne Cain

    Recipe: Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

  • Thai Fish Sauce and Lime Chicken
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Thai Fish Sauce and Lime Chicken

    "One of my all-time favorite go-to recipes on a frenetic weeknight, this recipe taught me the magic of a speedy pan sauce. After cooking the chicken, deglaze the pan with chicken broth, then build the sauce with peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, and fresh lime juice. The complex, bright flavors really perk up a chicken breast." -Kim Cross

    Recipe: Thai Fish Sauce and Lime Chicken

  • Beer-Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Beer-Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce

    "Beer-Can Chicken (also known as "Drunk Chicken" at our house) is an easy way to enjoy incredibly flavorful and juicy chicken from the grill. We spend almost every evening on our screened-in porch and love to cook outside, which makes this dish a supper classic, especially during the summer months. I'm sure it will also be on the menu when we entertain friends during football season, as Beer-Can Chicken is a certified crowd-pleaser. Pair with the Cola Barbecue Sauce or substitute your family's favorite homemade or bottled sauce." -Emily Shepherd

    Recipe: Beer-Can Chicken

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Beau Gustafson

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

    "I love the flavor combo of crispy, juicy chicken, salty prosciutto, and creamy mozzarella cheese. This is a guest favorite but it certainly is easy to prepare when you're in a hurry during the week too. The dish is quick and easy – just flatten the chicken breasts, add the ingredients to the center and then roll up. During the time it takes for the chicken to bake, just prepare a few simple side dishes and you'll be ready to eat." -Holley Grainger

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    Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes With White Barbeque Sauce
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie Clarke

    Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes With White Barbeque Sauce

    "I enjoy drumettes over wings, and with a tasty mix of herbs, it gives these a sophisticated spin. The white sauce is also unique, and you're sure to have guests ask for the recipe. Best of all, you can start marinating a day in advance, and throw on the grill the day of the big game or weekend party." -Dawn Williams

    Recipe: Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes With White Barbeque Sauce

  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    "This recipe may be simple, but it's delicious. Barbecue chicken pizza is my favorite type of slice to order when eating out, and now I can make it at home! A store-bought pizza crust makes this a fast meal to prepare, and tossing the chicken in barbecue sauce before topping the pie really kicks it up a notch. Yum!" -Carrie Daut

    Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

  • Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing
    Jim Bathie

    Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing

    "This might be one of my all-time favorite recipes. Since it's a slow cooker recipe, it's a great choice for Thanksgiving when you don't have any more room in your oven. But because it's brimming with chicken, it really can be a main dish that's perfect any time of year. I've served it at book club and when we've had friends over for dinner. For me, this is the ultimate comfort food. I leave out the butter and think it's just fine without it." -Anne Cain

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    Recipe: Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing

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