Chef John's Main Dishes

Main dish recipes provided by Chef John.

Community Picks

Carolina-Style "Whole Hog" Barbecue Pork

Rating: 5 stars 5
Feed a crowd with Chef John's simplified "whole hog" barbecue pork.

That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
After listening to Stanley Tucci lose his mind about this pasta and calling it life-changing and one of the best things he's ever eaten, I decided I'd give it a try. The results were amazing and the key to getting the toasted sweet taste of the zucchini was deep-frying it!

Filipino-Style Barbecue Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Chef John's Filipino-style chicken skewers are perfect for summer.

Easy Grilled Sticky Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 5
Chef John's easy grilled sticky ribs are sweet, savory, and tender.

California Roll Rice Noodle Bowl

Rating: 4 stars 6
It's America's favorite sushi roll, transformed into a satisfying meal starring noodles instead of rice.

Good Frickin' Paprika Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
While this is a pretty straightforward grilled chicken recipe, the vinaigrette at the end was a last minute touch that worked out nicely. I really like oil and vinegar-based sauces on grilled meats. They work beautifully with the smoky, caramelized exterior.

Chef John's Kofta Kebabs

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
These grilled kebabs are made from richly spiced ground beef and lamb.

Chicken Marsala Milanese

Rating: 5 stars 32
Chef John cooks chicken cutlets Milanese-style, then tops them with the same amazing mushroom sauce that goes on chicken Marsala.

Chicken Empanadas

Rating: 5 stars 4
Chef John shows us how to make his baked chicken empanadas.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 5 stars 1104
Chef John's version of this Thai dish has a sauce everyone will love.

Rusty Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.5 stars 272
I'm going to show you how to make this incredibly simple and highly effective grilled chicken marinade. It's so perfect and juicy and flavorful. It's an overall gorgeous way to grill chicken.

The Banh Mi Burger

Rating: 5 stars 4
Try Chef John's take on a burger with banh mi sandwich flavors.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Best Seafood Recipes Ready in 20 Minutes
These easy, crowd-pleasing seafood recipes will appeal to even the doubters in your crew. You'll love the easy prep-work too.
Chicken Parmesan
Rating: 5 stars 4387

You'll love Chef John's recipe for the best crispy-crusted chicken Parmesan.