Chicken & Poultry Entrées

You can’t go wrong with Chicken or Turkey if you’re on a budget! Here are a number of my Chicken recipes, but you’ll want to check under Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, and Casseroles for more.

I’ve tried to categorize my recipes, but feel free to change out the chicken in many of these – boneless breasts are a staple at my home because they’re quick, easy and healthy, but thighs or bone-in chicken (and turkey) will work for many of the recipes.

Roasted Chicken

honey-roast-chicken-peas3xHoney Roasted Chicken with Spring Peas and Sides: This is a super easy recipe and one of the most amazing whole chicken dishes you’ll ever eat. (Directions for pieces are here, too.)

Rotisserie Style Chicken6Rotisserie Chicken – no Rotisserie Needed: Five minutes of prep and a special rub transforms these beautiful little chickens into succulent, moist beauties with a crispy skin. And yes, there’s a secret!

Sunday Roast Chicken xSunday Roast Chicken (with Lemon Chicken variation): A larger bird roasted high heat roasted, this is a fast bird, absolutely simple and absolutely delicious. Almost a “non” recipe.

Thomas Keller Three Ingredient ChickenThomas Keller’s Three Ingredient Chicken: A recipe that takes nothing to put together. A testament that simple ingredients, simply treated right can be sublime! Too bad it takes a chef to remind us!

Chicken Truss7How to Truss a Chicken in One Minute: This is super easy and it works – You’ll find explanations and slides on this post, and trussing will give you a gorgeous, perfectly cooked bird.

Boneless Chicken Breast One Pan Meals

jambalaya xJambalaya: A classic and every bit as good as many of the other “world-class” rice dishes – this roux-based version has a lovely melange of vegetables, sausage, chicken and rice.

Lemon Chicken with Green Beans xLemony Chicken with Green Beans: A fantastic one skillet dinner that’s quick to make and tastes like a million bucks. Easy to change up if something doesn’t suit your family; try it with asparagus!

Chicken RoastStuffed Chicken Roast: a company worthy dinner from plain old chicken breast, think of this for a special occasion dinner that won’t break the bank! Fantastic at any price!

Skillet Lemon Chicken xxxSkillet Lemon Chicken:  Minutes to prepare, throw it in the oven to roast with potatoes, olives and lemon. Just smile at all the compliments and graciously say, “It was nothing…really.”

 Boneless Chicken Breast Entree

Almost Bobby's Oven Chicken xAlmost Bobby’s Oven Fried Chicken: A totally retro take on a meal with Iceberg Salad and Glazed Carrots. If you can imagine a Shake’n’Bake that tastes really good, it would be this.

Bourbon Chicken3Chicken Addiction Bourbon Chicken: I am seriously addicted to it; it’s so quick and simple, but once its in front of you, its hard to stop.Comments 1 No need to pull out the crockpot for this 20 minute, quick meal.

Grilled Chicken Tacos Avocado MangoGrilled Chicken Tacos: These are served with an Avocado Mango Salsa, but would be great with your favorite salsa. The chicken has a dry rub so it’s fast, easy and fresh.

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito thumbnailChipotle Chicken: My son is wild about it and orders the Chicken Burrito every time he goes, which is as often as he can get there. Here’s my Copycat version for Burritos or Bowls.

Chicken Stuffed PoblanosChipotle Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Rajas Sauce: Truly restaurant quality and one showstopper of a meal. Yeah, the peppers are a bit of work, but this is SO worth it!

cordon bleu xChicken Cordon Bleu: Much easier than it might seem, this is a show stopper of a dish. Crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, these might seem old-school, but never fail to please.

Cordon Bleu1Chicken Cordon Bleu, Deconstructed: All the flavor of the Classic, but none of the hassle. This is a baked dish, layered chicken & ham smothered with a Swiss Mornay. Change up the cheese for fun.

Chicken Piccata2Chicken Piccata: This dish is fresh, vibrant and easy and fast. The bright lemony flavor of the chicken, the wine and the sharp little bite of the capers never fail to be a perfect pick me up.

Grilled Cajun Chicken SaladGrilled Cajun Chicken & Salad: Styled as a Salad, this Cajun Chicken is just as good as an entree – and better yet, left overs and still be made into a Salad or a Bowl. A great recipe to marinade and freeze.

jerk-chicken-pineapple-mango-salsaJerk Chicken: The first time I tasted Jerk, I was in heaven – it was the aroma that drew me toward it! This recipe is as close as I was ever able to come to recreating that flavor here at home.

Pollo En Leche de Coco: Chicken in a sauce of coconut milk and peppers, this is one gorgeous dish – great for company but simple enough for a week night. I just crave this! It’s that good.

Simple American Style Soused ChickenSoused Chicken, American Style: One gorgeous dish, beautifully spiced – scented with cumin & clove, enriched with cream and wine & studded with almond & raisins. All gourmet but super easy!

Grilled Southwestern Lime Chicken BreastsSouthwestern Lime Chicken: Just as easy to marinate one batch as several, stash a few in your freezer for easy no-brainer meals later. Great as a main, a sandwich or in salad.

Tinga de Pollo xTinga de Pollo: A shredded Mexican chicken that’s both easy and fabulous! Just perfect as is, feel free to make it hotter. A a make ahead recipe for the freezer, perfect for tacos or tostadas.

Aleppo Pepper Kabobs3Yogurt Marinated Shish Kebabs: These wonderful kebabs are done in a Turkish style and have just a hint of heat. Make this simple dish and everyone will hail you as a “grill master!” Minutes to make.

Boneless Chicken Breast with Built-In Side(s)


Balsamic Glazed Chicken & TomatoesBalsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes: A stunning dish and so simple – the gorgeous balsamic glaze really makes these stand out over other recipes. Super fast, easy & doable and company good!

basque chicken2Basque Chicken: A classic dish from Basque country, nestled between France and Spain, Chicken braised with sausage, wine, peppers and tomatoes, this is an outstanding dish.

Cashew Chicken xCashew Chicken: Healthy & gorgeous, the silky, slightly sweet and tangy sauce wraps it way around an assortment of vegetables and chicken. You’ll look like a genius when you make this!

chow-mein-xxChicken Chow Mein: A lovely dish with a bad reputation, no doubt from the canned varieties. Quick & simple, a gorgeous concoction of vegetables, done to a crisp/tender perfection.

Chicken Italian2 xChicken Italiano: Easy Italian dish done three different ways from the super easiest baked version to one sautéed and then baked and the last with olives, artichokes and wine. All are fantastic.

chicken-lemon-artichoke2xChicken with Lemon & Artichokes: Lemon, garlic & oregano play well in this easy but elegant dinner. A short marinade, then a bake in the oven and a quick five minute sauce make this impressive.

Chicken Marsala2

Chicken Marsala: A quick and easy one pan stove-top dish that just happens to be a classic recipe. A bit of wine elevates this into a gourmet experience. Serve with pasta, polenta or potatoes.

moo goo xChicken Stir Fry based on Mah Gu Gai Pin: This is not the generic, pale, overly sweet version found in so many restaurants; There are a few secrets to a successful stir fry, all detailed.

citrus-rosemary-brined-chicken3Citrus Brined Rosemary Chicken: When I saw this dish  on Diner’s, Drive Ins & Dives, there was no recipe. That didn’t deter me and I came up with this lovely, fresh and vibrant saute.

Thai Chicken Currry xCoconut Curry Chicken:  A classic Thai dish – one pan, a few ingredients and minutes to cook, it will be likely done before the rice is cooked.  Make this your own with your favorite vegetables and curry!

Spinach & Feta Stuffed BreastsFeta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts: Packed with flavor, this will get almost anyone to eat their spinach! Tied with string (or use toothpicks) for a gorgeous meal!

chick parm 2 xHot Artichoke Dip Chicken: This is a healthy version, super simple and tastes like artichoke dip! Yogurt, a little Parmesan, some garlic. Toss in olives and artichokes and amaze your family.

Three Herb ChickenThree Herb Chicken & Mushrooms: If you want to look all gourmet and cook all easy, make this dish. So fast you’ll have it on the table in no time at all. Serve with a rice mix and a green veggie.

Bone In Breasts

Feta & Herb Stuffed Chicken xFeta & Herb Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Red Grapes: Gorgeous flavors, this chicken has a creamy, herby stuffing, the Roasted Red Grapes are the perfect foil. This is easy elegance!

Chicken Thighs

Chicken Meatballs Yogurt2Chicken & Ricotta Meatballs: If your tastes run anything like mine, you won’t be able to stop eating these fantastic little meatballs. Great in soups, sandwiches or served with a sauce, perhaps a creamy yogurty sauce or maybe a spicy marinara.

Coq au Riesling xCoq au Riesling, Chicken with White Wine: Marvelous and marvelously easy – impress family and friends with this simple one dish dinner, ready in minutes. Shhh- no one needs to know how simple it is.

paella3xPoor Man’s Paella: A great example of a marvelous dish using every day ingredients. This is a chicken paella, but instructions included to upgrade, too, by using Chorizo and Shrimp.

Spicy Fried Chicken SandwichSpicy Chicken Sandwiches: From Bon Appetit these take a bit of time in prepping, cooking and clean up – but I promise they’re worth every second. The crust? Mind blowing!

Cooked or Left Over Chicken or Turkey 

arepa xxArepas – Beautiful little Venezuelan corn “biscuits,” Arepas are meant to be stuffed with all kinds of different fillings. The Avocado Chicken Salad makes the meal!

Chicken a la King xChicken a la King over Pop Overs: This is a classic, updated just a bit. All it takes is a few vegetables hanging around the house and this meal comes together in literally minutes.

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & PecansChicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Pecans: This oldie but goody is marvelous in a sandwich and substantial enough for winter; use a Focaccia or Croissant to make it special.

fruited-chicken-salad-xFruited Chicken Salad: This is a fantastic dish for a salad or a sandwich – serve on a plate with a fork, though, just in case. A great use of a little left over chicken it’s an oldie but a goodie.

Greek Chicken Salad1Greek Chicken Salad: Full of fantastic flavors, a lightened up dressing, crunchy vegetables and a little Feta to bring the flavors home. Easy to make, especially if you plan ahead & use left over chicken.

turkey-or-chicken-newberg-xxxChicken or Turkey Newburg: Classically made with Turkey this easy left over dish is rich with wine and cream. Feel free to use any left over vegetable in this dish rather than mushroom & peas.

176aWild Rice Chicken Salad: All the flavors of the famous Uncle Ben’s Casserole, all rolled into a gorgeous, hearty salad, perfect for fall and perfect for leftover chicken.

You may not want to miss my “rant” on Tyson’s Nuggets, Banquet Chicken Pot Pie and La Choy Chow Mein – foods many feel (wrongly) are inexpensive.

Why does your chicken or turkey sometimes appear pink even when the thermometer says it’s good to go? What about the phrase, “cook till the juices run clear?”  Amazing Ribs has all the answers.

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