Cooking Chicken for Two Recipes

Ideal chicken recipes, sized just right for the two of you.

Staff Picks

Mediterranean Puff Pastry Chicken

Rating: 4.55 stars
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Chicken marinated in garlic, layered with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, spinach, and feta cheese, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Delicious! I cook a lot and often look for other recipes, so I decided to try my own simple dish. It was a hit!

Chicken Parmigiana

Rating: 4.58 stars
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This is a very nice dinner for two. Serve it with your favorite pasta and tossed greens.

Blackened Chicken

Rating: 4.38 stars
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Great on a summer's day with fresh corn and mashed potatoes.

Hazelnut Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
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Boneless breast of chicken, lightly breaded and sauteed with brandy and Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur).

Chicken Scarpariello

Rating: 4.42 stars
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A wonderful delicate dish, quick to fix. It is especially nice served over angel hair pasta or white rice.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Cherry-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This stuffed, prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast has everything you want in a Valentine's Day entree; it looks fancy, it tastes amazing, and contains dried cherries, a known aphrodisiac.

Chicken Wellington Casserole

Rating: 4.42 stars
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These chicken and cheese-stuffed crescent rolls are a quick and easy appetizer or meal for any occasion.

Emergency Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
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This is a great recipe for a quick and easy entree. My wife, who is 8 1/2 months pregnant, had chicken thawing and asked me to cook since she was exhausted. She didn't have any plans so I just threw some things together and came up with this recipe. I'm sure it could be improved upon, but in a pinch it was easy and delicious.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish! Laissez le bon temp roulez and bon appetit!

Aloha Chicken Burgers

Rating: 4.64 stars
112
This tasty sandwich is like a luau on a bun!

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.76 stars
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My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.

Baked Split Chicken Breast

Rating: 4.64 stars
518
This is a very easy but elegant recipe that looks like you've spent hours in the kitchen when you've barely lifted a finger!
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Inspiration and Ideas

California Club Chicken Wraps
"Rave reviews from my husband and all 3 kids! This will become a staple in our house!" – Zippyuy
Cajun Chicken Pasta
There’s no need to go out for a restaurant-quality meal. This Cajun pasta has all the richness you’re looking for with an added kick!

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Rating: 4.71 stars
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This chicken and mushrooms recipe video is an experiment in extreme self-control; I wanted to challenge myself to make a chicken and mushrooms recipe using only chicken and mushrooms.