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Best exciting chicken recipes

We're making life that little bit more exciting with our 31 most popular chicken recipes. From Asian chicken curries to one pots, to chicken noodles and rice, we've got something for everybody

Looking for chicken dinner ideas to make midweek more exciting? We have plenty of exciting chicken recipes to try, from hearty chicken casserole and chicken curry to zingy chicken salads and Asian chicken skewers.

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Whether you are using chicken breasts or chicken thighs, these quick and easy recipes will give you some great ideas to use chicken…


BBQ buffalo chicken thighs with wedged ranch salad

Check out this epic bbq chicken thigh recipe with punchy buffalo sauce, fresh and crunchy iceberg lettuce and creamy ranch dressing. This easy recipe is perfect for a summertime bbq with friends and ready in under an hour.

BBQ Buffalo chicken Recipe with Salad and Ranch Dressing

Spiced-yogurt roast chicken

Check out our super simple roast chicken recipe with a quick spicy yogurt marinade. Serve this easy chicken dish with basmati rice and naans to mop up the juices.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Yogurt

BBQ roast chicken

Learn how to cook a perfectly seasoned and juicy chicken on the barbecue and get the most of your roast chicken with all the tricks of the trade from cookery writer Adam Bush.

BBQ Roast Chicken Recipe

Sriracha-and-lime-marinated chicken skewers

Check out these easy chicken skewers with a punchy, zingy marinade. These chicken skewers are super simple to make and ready in no time, perfect bbq food.

Chicken Skewers Recipe with Sriracha

Chicken-fried chicken with peanut soy

Check out this flavour-packed crispy chicken with sticky peanut sauce from Scott Hallsworth’s Asian restaurant, Freak Scene in Soho. The team at Freak Scene fry the chicken in rendered chicken fat, but duck fat is easier to get hold of and will give you a similar result.

Chicken-Fried Chicken Recipe with Peanut Soy

Whole chicken shoyu ramen

Want to make a recipe using a whole chicken? Check out our chicken ramen recipe with crispy chicken and soy-marinated eggs. This recipe does call for a bit of butchery but, as you’re using the whole bird, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t done perfectly.

Chicken Ramen Recipe

Chicken fajitas

A great chicken recipe for quick and easy entertaining. Check out this flavour packed recipe for these next-level chicken fajitas. Our cookery writer Adam Bush shares his tips and tricks to getting this classic family meal right, every time.

Chicken Fajitas served in a blue enamel dish with onions and peppers. Wraps, cheese, soured cream and guacamole surrounding the main dish

Chicken traybake with romesco

Check out this chicken thigh tray-bake with romesco. This all-in-one bake is a great summer evening meal. The smoky paprika and sweetness of honey give this dish a real edge. We’ve got plenty of great traybake ideas to try here…

Tray-baked chicken thighs with romesco

Paprika chicken goulash

This chicken casserole recipe makes an interesting chicken dinner. Serve this simple one-pot chicken goulash with tagliatelle or rice for an easy midweek family meal. Plus it’s low in calories, too.

Chicken and Paprika Goulash Recipe served in a wide black pan on a pastel white table with a filled small white bowl

Chicken saag

Looking for a healthy chicken curry recipe? 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. Try our other chicken curry recipes here…

Chicken Saag Recipe

Butterflied Ras El Hanout chicken breast with chopped salad

Want an easy chicken dinner recipe? 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

This African chicken 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.

African Chicken Curry Recipe With Sweet Potato and Peanuts

Chicken cacciatore

This summery Italian one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly, plus, it’s low cal and gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve 3-4 people.

Chicken, red pepper and olive cacciatore

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!

Roast Chicken Tomatoes Recipe with Chickpeas

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! Pair with our perfect roast potatoes recipes here…

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. Make one of our inspiring Japanese recipes here…

Chicken Yakitori Recipe

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. Looking for an easy one pot recipe? Click here for our ideas…

Smoky chicken and bean stew

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. Create an impressive Thai feast with our recipes here…

Thai Green Chicken Curry Recipe

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. Chicken and chorizo is a fab combo, and we’ve got some more ideas about how to pair these ingredients here…

Baked Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

Chicken pie with leek, tarragon and bacon

Looking for an impressive chicken pie recipe? Check out Edd Kimber’s chicken, leek, tarragon and bacon pie. This classic British pie is a great warming recipe for those winter months; what’s more, it will be a winner with the whole family. Here are our top pie recipes to try…

Chicken, leek, tarragon and bacon pie

Chicken salad recipe with pomegranate and mint

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

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 braised with cider and bacon

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?

Chicken, leek and Dijon casserole

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.

Really easy Thai roast chicken

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.

Sesame miso chicken with sweet and sour salad

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.

Chicken normandy

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.

Sumac chicken and green bean salad

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.

Chicken Dijon Casserole Recipe

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.

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Buttermilk chicken rolls with simple slaw

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.

Quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde