Top 20 New Chicken Recipes of 2019
Creamy Baked Asiago Chicken Breasts
This cheesy chicken breast recipe was viewed more than any other new chicken recipe of 2019. "Easy, delicious, and cheesy chicken breasts -- with plenty of Asiago flavor!" says Kim. "Add a touch of black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and additional Asiago cheese just before serving for the best results."
Bacon-Ranch Chicken Enchiladas
And a close second? This quick-and-easy new twist on chicken enchiladas. "Not authentically Mexican in the slightest, but holy buckets are they good!" raves krimille. "Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken."
Classic Chicken Vesuvio
Chicken thighs go from stovetop to oven with this complete one-skillet meal. "This chicken Vesuvio dish cooks in a luscious white wine sauce. For even faster preparation, use an oven-safe skillet."
Rosemary-Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes
"This dish makes a fantastic sweater-weather meal, with beautifully roasted chicken and an apple, potato, and onion that takes advantage of the delicious roasted chicken drippings," says Diana71. "Apples roast extremely well with chicken!"
Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings
Instant Pot® recipes were big, big, big in 2019! And this quick chicken and dumplings recipe led the pack. "I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken," says Doughgirl8. "This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven."
Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs
Recipes for the Keto diet were also killing it in 2019. Here, chicken thighs are smothered with bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and a creamy sauce. "These chicken thighs are sure to become a favorite on your keto menu," says France C.
Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Everybody loves easy, cheesy enchiladas! Use a rotisserie chicken or leftover roast chicken and garnish with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and your favorite toppings!
Simple Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuits
"This is my rendition of Nashville hot chicken, served as a sandwich with biscuits," says thedailygourmet. "To save time, I've used refrigerator biscuits. I'm not a fan of spicy hot, but this still packs some heat!"
Instant Pot(R) Honey-Garlic Chicken
Make this classic take-out chicken dish in your Instant Pot(R). "It was wonderful! Easy and very tasty!" says Glenda. "The best part was that I had all the supplies in my pantry and didn't have to go shopping!"
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
The air fryer was another popular toy for home cooks in 2019. "Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than minutes!" says Bibi.
Thai Chicken Thigh Bake
A Thai-inspired marinade melds sriracha, soy sauce, peanut butter, and hoisin. The chicken bakes to sweet, spicy, juicy perfection. "Super moist and super easy Thai-inspired sweet and spicy chicken," says rhapsody112. "The secret is the foil wrapper!"
Smoked Chicken Breasts
"This is a delicious and different way to enjoy chicken breasts, with plenty of smoky flavor!" says Kim. "Brining the chicken before smoking allows it to stay moist and flavorful. They are a great addition to a salad, on a sandwich, or just by themselves!"
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders
With this chicken tenders recipe, bacon and an outdoor grill develop smoky and sweet flavors. "I like to use center-cut bacon since it is leaner and less likely to cause flare-ups," says France C. "I find cutting the bacon lengthwise, and then using the thin strips to wrap the bacon, is much easier than trying to wrap using a wide strip."
Smothered Chicken with Spinach, Potatoes, and Mushrooms
The ultimate comfort food: Chicken potatoes, mushrooms, and spinach are smothered in a creamy sauce. "If you are looking for a creamy, cheesy, flavorful recipe - this is it!" says Crafty Cooking by Anna.
Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio
This year, chicken Vesuvio made the top 20 twice! Here, browned chicken pieces are baked with garlic, onion, and Yukon gold potato wedges and white wine. "This Chicago original is a one-pan dish that starts on the stove and finishes in the oven," says Diana71. "Garnish with a lovely pan sauce and peas."
Mediterranean Chicken Medley with Eggplant and Feta
Here's one for the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet. "Low-calorie, low-carb, this one is full of color, flavor, and texture," says Crafty Cooking by Anna. "I make this one often and it is always a hit!"
Baked Lemon-Butter Chicken Thighs
Low-carb, keto-friendly chicken thighs are baked with a rich, tangy butter sauce. "Easy enough for a weeknight meal and guaranteed to impress," says France C. "Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice, or alongside your favorite vegetables."
Amazing Buttermilk Air Fried Chicken
This buttermilk air-fried chicken takes fried chicken to a healthier level. "This is the best air fried chicken I have had so far," says Tammy Bradley. "I made chicken breasts instead of thighs and they came out juicy and delicious."
Bang Bang Chicken
Here's a tasty Americanized version of the popular Sichuan chicken dish. "With twice-fried chicken, you get the crispy fried breading you'd expect, and the bang bang sauce drizzle just makes the entire dish spectacular," says Diana71. "You'll love this more than any Chinese takeout version!"
Baked Italian Chicken Thighs
"These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce," says France C. "Serve over pasta or rice or alongside roasted potatoes for a tasty weeknight meal."