By Carl Hanson

Come with us on a virtual culinary trip around the world to explore some of the world's best chicken recipes. Here are a dozen serious contenders for top honors. But really, this list is just the start of something delicious. For more top-rated recipes, check out the links (below) to recipe collections from the world's cuisines.

1. Authentic Enchiladas Verdes | 284 Calories

This one is loaded with healthy whole ingredients like tomatillos, serrano peppers, garlic, and chicken. It's a great recipe for leftover or store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Enchiladas Verdes
Photo by Meredith
| Credit: Meredith

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2. Mulligatawny Soup I | 223 Calories

Lean chicken breast, veggies, and chopped apple combine in this flavorful soup. "The name Mulligatawny means 'pepper water'," says Lise P., the recipe submitter. "And curry is the particular ingredient that gives this incredible soup such a delicious flavor."

Mulligawtawny Soup
Photo by Molly

3. Yakisoba Chicken | 295 Calories

Buckwheat noodles and cubes of boneless, skinless chicken combine with chopped cabbage, onions, and carrots.

Yakisoba Chicken
Photo by Chef'd

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4. Chef John's Coq Au Vin | 337 Calories

Here's Chef John's tasty take on the French classic. He braises seasoned, browned chicken thighs with onions, shallots, and mushrooms in a red wine sauce.

Chef John's Coq au Vin
Photo by Chef John
| Credit: Chef John

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5. Thai Red Chicken Curry | 271 Calories

Strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast are stir-fried with sliced zucchini, red bell peppers, onions, and carrots and served with a flavorful Thai red curry and coconut milk sauce.

Thai Chicken Curry
Photo by Elsa

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This easy Moroccan-style recipe combines in the slow cooker strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast, canned garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, canned diced tomatoes, and plenty of seasonings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh
Photo by Berlin85

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Ready in 35 minutes, this recipes simmers boneless, skinless chicken breast with diced tomatoes, canned artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomato pesto.

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
Photo by pomplemousse

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This simple recipe turns chicken satay -- the traditional appetizer on a stick -- into tasty burgers. You'll season ground chicken with coconut milk, spices, garlic, soy sauce, chopped basil, and chili paste. Top your burgers with a spicy peanut butter spread and a flavorful slaw of carrots, cucumbers, and jalapenos, dressed up with a simple vinaigrette.

9. Mediterranean Chicken | 222 Calories

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts simmer with onions, garlic, olives, tomatoes, white wine, and fresh herbs.

Mediterranean Chicken
Photo by Meredith

10. Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken | 254 Calories

This is a simple, budget-friendly slow-cooker recipe. It combines a whole, cut-up chicken with onions, crushed garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar. That's it!

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo
Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen

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11. Chicken Marsala II | 305 Calories

Pieces of skinless, boneless chicken are sauteed with mushrooms and simmered in a Marsala wine sauce.

Chicken Marsala II
Photo by Allrecipes

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12. Moo Goo Gai Pan II 174 Calories

"While you may see this dish frequently at American Chinese restaurants, it is actually a true Cantonese dish," says Bao Le, the recipe submitter. "This is the Americanized version that will duplicate what you're used to eating for take-out. You can substitute sherry and soy sauce for the white wine to make a version with brown sauce."

Moo Goo Gai Pan
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

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