Chicken Main Dish Recipes

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Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This is a quick and easy, but very tasty meal. You can substitute the chicken with beef or pork for variety. My wife and I absolutely love this recipe, and it only takes 30 minutes with very few dirty dishes! Serve over rice.

The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake

Rating: 4.38 stars
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This chicken Parmesan is done casserole style (so, no breading or frying!), but still offers up that irresistible combination of tender chicken, crunchy/cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce.

Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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A couscous bowl with loads of veggies, lemony chicken, and tzatziki sauce! Can be made ahead of time and re-heated for a healthy work-lunch option too!

Honey-Mustard Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.42 stars
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Paleo or not, this combination of flavors will tickle your taste buds! Colorful veggies and chicken work for a weeknight or for guests.

Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Rating: 4.74 stars
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This is a really good recipe for spicy Indian chicken curry. It's pretty easy to make and tastes really good!

Korean Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.58 stars
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I've always considered myself something of a fried chicken expert. I've pretty much had every single style known to man and this Korean fried chicken is officially my favorite. No other method I've come across has the same combination of tender, juicy, flavorful chicken and plate-scratching crispiness as this recipe does. It's simply a must-try!

Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole

Rating: 4.53 stars
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I grew up on this recipe, my Grandmother got it from a lady from church at a pot luck a long time ago! She passed it down to my mom and it's always been a family favorite. Quick and easy for school nights, and the leftovers are just as good! You can use less butter on top of course, my Momma and Mamaw always put the full stick on top (gotta love Southern ladies and their butter!)

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Made with penne pasta and rotisserie chicken, this is a quick version of chicken alfredo bake. Serve with garlic bread and a green salad for a no-fuss weeknight meal.

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

Rating: 4.33 stars
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I put this together one day, wanting tacos, but I did not want ground beef. It is fast to make, as no slow cooker is needed. Serve warmed as a substitute for ground beef in tacos, and serve in a taco shell, with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, or other favorite toppings.

Monterey Chicken

Rating: 4.58 stars
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Classic Monterey Chicken with sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms. It's worth the extra time!!

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.71 stars
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Tasty and easy to make. Kids love it and you all will want more!

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.77 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.
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Baked Paprika-Parmesan Chicken

Rating: 4.47 stars
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This easy recipe takes chicken breasts breaded with a Parmesan and paprika coating is baked until golden and crispy. This unique combination of ingredients makes a fantastic dish that all your family will love.