Favorite Chicken Recipes from Southern Living

Add these 5-star chicken recipes from Southern Living to your dinner repertoire. Our audience loves them and so will you.

  • Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
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    Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

    No rolling pin is needed for Skillet Chicken Pot Pie. Refrigerated pie crusts give you a leg up in the preparation of this classic comfort dish.
  • Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
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    Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

    Nicknamed "Anytime Chicken" by Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio, this winner of a chicken dinner is our new favorite roasting-pan supper for weeknights or easy entertaining with friends.
  • White Lightning Chicken Chili
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    White Lightning Chicken Chili

    White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Serve it with cornbread.
  • Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup
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    Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup

    Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup is our hearty twist on chicken noodle soup, featuring small grains of orzo pasta and savory chicken meatballs.
  • Loaded Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie
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    Loaded Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie

    Deli-roasted chicken and puff pastry shortcut time; bacon, white wine, and mustard give the gravy and vegetables savory punch.
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad
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    Waldorf Chicken Salad

    Add chicken and grapes to the classic Waldorf salad to make it a hearty main dish. This simple, 20-minute recipe makes a great make-ahead lunch.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
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    Chicken Enchiladas

    Chicken Enchiladas are a favorite Tex-Mex one-dish meal for most families. They're an easy make-ahead meal that can be frozen for up to one month. Think about these enchiladas when time is tight.
  • Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
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    Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

    Make a classic comfort food recipe with this chicken casserole. This family-friendly dish takes less than an hour and provides a filling one-dish meal.
  • Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings
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    Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings

    Make a classic chicken and dumplings recipe even more Southern by topping the vegetable-and-chicken-packed stew with cornbread dumplings.
  • Chris Hastings' Chicken and Dumplings
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    Chris Hastings' Chicken and Dumplings

    Chris Hastings, executive chef at Birmingham's Hot and Hot Fish Club, showcases his family's favorite Chicken and Dumplings recipe, taking it to new heights by building fresh and unexpected flavors in the classic Southern dish.
  • Fried Chicken Bites
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    Fried Chicken Bites

    Perfect for a picnic, these spicy fried chicken nuggets are great dipped in honey mustard or blue cheese dressing.
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
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    Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Dinner is easy with a spicy one-dish chicken and pasta meal. Bell peppers add bright color to this dish and a creamy sauce coats the pasta and chicken mixture for a totally satisfying meal.
  • Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs

    Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs

    Add a tasty and crunchy coating to baked chicken thighs by dredging them in chopped pecans. To serve, drizzle a sweet and tangy mustard sauce over tthe crispy chicken.
  • Maw-Maw's Chicken Pie
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    Maw-Maw's Chicken Pie

    Make an easy biscuit-like crust to cover the chicken mixture, and stir in mixed vegetables to make it more of a one-dish meal.
  • Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs

    Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs

    Reviewers love both the ease and the tangy flavor of these tender chicken kabobs. Since you've got your meat and veggies on the skewers, all you need to add is a salad or some rice and your meal is complete.
  • Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken

    Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken

    Turn to this recipe when you need a plate full of comfort food, Southern style. One online reviewer claimed that "it's just like Mama used to make."
  • Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan

    Online reviewers love this Italian-style classic for easy weeknight dinners. Serve over pasta and with a green salad, and you've got a family meal that's restaurant worthy. If you're not a fan of spicy tomato sauce, cut the amount of ground red pepper in half.
  • Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
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    Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs

    This is an easy recipe for busy weeknights because you can combine the marinade ingredients and chicken in a zip-top bag right when you get home and let it marinate for as little as an hour. When you're ready, just put the chicken on the grill and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Chicken Marbella

    Chicken Marbella

    This Mediterranean style chicken dish offers a perfect balance between sweet and savory with chicken pieces that are baked along with dried plums, capers and olives in a mixture of brown sugar, olive oil, and white wine. It's a great taste treat and a departure from the "same ol' chicken."
  • Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad

    Water chestnuts, chopped celery, and chopped bell pepper make this popular chicken salad recipe both colorful and crunchy. Because it has shredded chicken, it's great for spooning onto crackers or spreading on bread for a sandwich.
  • Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Treat your family to an old-fashioned favorite, just like Grandma used to make. If you think making chicken and dumplings is hard, think again.
  • Grilled Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce
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    Grilled Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce

    Online reviewers rave about this tender grilled chicken with the tangy white sauce, declaring it "their favorite grilled chicken recipe" and "perfect for a crowd."
  • Pan-Fried Chicken-and-Ham Parmesan
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    Pan-Fried Chicken-and-Ham Parmesan

    Pan-fry chicken breasts, then top with ham and cheese and bake in the same skillet. Serve with herbed pasta and sautéed tomatoes for an easy dinner that's perfect for company or family.
  • Creamy Tomato-Stuffed Chicken

    Creamy Tomato-Stuffed Chicken

    Stuff chicken breast halves with a savory mixture of cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, dried tomatoes and basil. It's an impressive dish that's surprisingly easy to make.
  • Jan's Roasted Chicken

    Jan's Roasted Chicken

    Dinner doesn't get any easier than a 5-ingredient roasted chicken. And if you have chicken left over, you can use it in soups, salads, or sandwiches.
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