Our 25 Most Popular Chicken Recipes
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Our most popular casserole also comes with a light version and a quick and easy version. No matter which one you make, it's guaranteed to be a hit.
Herbed Chicken Parmesan
This lighter version of an Italian favorite loses some of the fat but none of the taste. We recommend rice-shaped orzo pasta with this saucy chicken entrée, but you can serve spaghetti or angel hair pasta instead.
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.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Several online reviewers have commented that this is much like the classic recipe, Chicken Divan, but with broccoli florets instead of spears. The creaminess comes from a fat-free white sauce, mayonnaise, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup.
Chicken Scallopine with Morels and Spring Vegetables
If you're looking for a chicken recipe that will impress your dinner guests, this one is for you. One reviewer believes that "This is Cooking Light's best recipe yet!"
Champion Chicken Parmesan
Combine sun-dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes and red bell pepper in an easy homemade tomato sauce that you spoon over breaded chicken and pasta. A number of online reviewers tell us that they could eat this tasty chicken every week.
Asparagus and Chicken Carbonara
Raw egg yolks and whipping cream contribute both creaminess and fat to a traditional pasta carbonara. This lighter version achieves the same texture with egg substitute and nonfat evaporated milk.
Kung Pao Chicken
Just a sprinkle of red pepper adds the mild heat to this easy weeknight chicken stir-fry. Add more pepper if you like your Kung Pao dishes super spicy.
Green Chile-Chicken Casserole
You can assemble the layers of chicken, tortillas, cheese and sour cream mixture, cover with foil, and refrigerate until you're ready to bake the next day.
Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas
Top crispy flour tortillas with a mixture of sautéed chicken, corn, zucchini, and cheese, and broil until the cheese melts. If fresh corn is not available, you can use frozen, thawed corn kernels.
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Satisfy your craving for the flavor of homemade tamales with this easy, cheesy casserole featuring a corn muffin mix in place of the traditional masa dough.
Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
Make the most of on-hand ingredients like canned black beans, canned corn and rotisserie chicken in this south-of-the border main dish salad.
This classic Italian chicken features a light sauce made with mushrooms, green peas, and marsala, a fortified wine with a rich, smoky flavor.
Make these easy enchiladas when you're having people for dinner and let everyone add their own toppings after the enchiladas are baked.
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This creamy, low-fat soup is perfect for a casual dinner on a chilly night. Use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli.
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
Start with budget-friendly chicken thighs and coat them in a mixture of common pantry seasonings for uncommonly good flavor.
Pan-Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Maple-Mustard Dill Sauce
Maple syrup and Dijon mustard create the perfect blend of sweet and tangy in this simple skillet sauce. Pounding the chicken into thin pieces helps keep the cooking time short.
Chicken Scaloppine over Broccoli Rabe
Brocoli rabe is often used in Italian cuisine and is a leafy green vegetable with long stalks and clusters of broccoli-like buds. It has a slightly bitter flavor which is balanced nicely here by the sauce of wine, broth and lemon juice.
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine
Three kinds of cheese plus chicken and pasta should give you a clue that this is a dish guaranteed to satisfy your hungry family.
Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
Fill corn tortillas with a creamy mixture of green salsa, chicken and cream cheese. The crumbled queso fresco gives the dish a more authentic Mexican flavor, but you can substitute Monterey Jack cheese.
Here's a no-fail recipe to serve when you're having a crowd for dinner. It's a great way to use up leftover chicken, and you can make the casseroles ahead and freeze them.
Stir-Fried Chicken Salad
Toss chicken tenders in a mixture of fish sauce, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and sauté until it's done. Then serve the chicken over fresh salad greens and top with chopped peanuts and lime wedges for a colorful Asian-style main dish salad.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Forget Chinese takeout and make this quick and easy favorite at home tonight.
Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder
According to reviewers, this chowder is excellent. "It's thick and satisfying while being very easy to make" and it "comes out perfectly every time."
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Lemongrass, cilantro, fresh ginger and lime juice give this chicken noodle soup its fresh Asian flavor.