Best ever exciting chicken recipes

We're making life that little bit more exciting with our 23 most popular chicken recipes. From Asian chicken curries to one pots, to chicken noodles and rice, we've got something for everybody

Looking for dinner ideas to make midweek more exciting? We have plenty of exciting chicken recipes to try, from hearty chicken pie and chicken curry to zingy chicken salads and Asian chicken skewers. Whether you are using chicken breasts or chicken thighs, these quick and easy recipes will give you some great ideas.


Chicken saag

Our really popular chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. This comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in under an hour.

Butterflied Ras El Hanout chicken breast with chopped salad

Check out this North African inspired recipe, butterflied chicken ras el hanout. This dish is low cal, gluten free and packed full of flavour… an easy midweek meal.

Butterflied ras el hanout chicken breast with chopped salad

African chicken, sweet potato and peanut curry

An African curry makes for a delicious family meal. It also freezes well: Cool the curry completely, then transfer to freezer containers or food bags to freeze completely. The night before eating, defrost in the fridge overnight.

Quick-roast chicken with tomatoes, chickpeas and tarragon

The perfect midweek supper, just tip the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas into a tray and roast with tarragon. Dinner just doesn’t get easier than that!

Easy homemade Boursin roast chicken

Putting a thick layer of homemade herb and garlic flavoured soft cheese under the skin will keep the breasts succulent and juicy. Don’t forget to slather some on top to give the skin a beautiful finish. Serve with fresh seasonal veg!

Homemade Boursin roast chicken

Yakitori chicken skewers with miso

Yaikotori Japanese glaze is ideal for grilled meat, poultry or fish. It is so easy to make – the mix of miso, sugar and mirin makes these healthy chicken skewers deliciously sticky.

Smoky chicken and bean stew

Our smoky chicken and bean stew with chorizo and a chilli kick is hearty and delicious. You just need one pot and it’s on the table in just 30 minutes, perfect for a hassle-free midweek meal.

One-pot Koji roast chicken

Koji is a natural umami-packed seasoning made of rice fermented with special mould pores, a key component in Japanese cooking. In this recipe, it is used to marinate the meat and makes a really succulent roast chicken full of delicious flavours. 

Koji Roast Chicken - superfood 2017

Thai green chicken curry

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and it is very popular in the UK. Try our delicious green curry recipe from Victoria Moore that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really come through.

Quick chicken pie

Make the most of leftover cooked chicken from a roast to whip up these easy chicken pies – filled with a creamy mushroom, pea and parsley sauce and topped with golden puff pastry.

Baked Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.

Pomegranate chicken and mint salad

This low calorie chicken salad recipe uses juicy pomegranate molasses, fat-free yoghurt and fresh salad leaves. Garnish with some homemade dressing, a handful of mint and enjoy!

pomegranate chicken mint salad

Coconut chicken noodles

The fresh ingredients in these coconut chicken noodles give the dish a lovely fragrance to match it’s delicious flavour. On the table in 30 minutes, making it perfect for mid-week.

Chicken cacciatore

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! We think it might just be the best chicken recipe EVER. Serve with a short pasta such as fusilli, or a big bowl of potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary.

Chicken braised with cider and bacon

We love this really easy chicken recipe with a delicious sauce. The flavours of the cider and bacon really come through after the chicken has been popped into the oven.

Chicken, leek and Dijon casserole

This chicken, leek and Dijon casserole is really simple to make, is ready in under and hour and comes in at under 500 calories. What more could you want from a midweek meal?

Really easy Thai roast chicken

This recipe for really easy Thai roast chicken is exactly that and we love it for it. Spice up you usual roast with fantastic Thai spices that deliver big flavours with minimal effort.

Sesame miso chicken with sweet and sour salad

This recipe for sesame miso chicken with sweet and sour salad is really easy, ready in 30 minutes and under 500 calories. Miso paste keeps for ages in the fridge and adds a deep savoury flavour.

Chicken Normandy

Make a batch of this comforting, freezer-friendly chicken dish. If you’re feeling fruity, fry cored apple wedges in a knob of butter until golden, then stir through before reheating

Sumac chicken and green bean salad

This sumac chicken and green bean salad is ready in just 20 minutes and comes in at under 300 calories.

Dijon chicken casserole with buttery herb dumplings

This recipe for Dijon chicken casserole with buttery herb dumplings is an easy one-pot that will feed the family in just an hour

Buttermilk chicken rolls with simple slaw

Soaking the chicken in buttermilk tenderises the meat and helps the crispy coating stick. This recipe for buttermilk chicken rolls with simple slaw makes a great DIY takeaway to make at home on the weekend.


Quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde

This quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde makes a comforting meal for two in just 1 hour, making it perfect midweek