Family-Favorite Chicken Recipes

Tired of boring poultry? Vary up your chicken dinners with Food Network recipes that use all parts of the bird.

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Orecchiette With Mini Chicken Meatballs

Using ground chicken, make Giada's zesty meatballs to serve in a hearty pasta dish with orecchiette and fresh mozzarella.

Get the Recipe: Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Sunny uses quick-cooking chicken tenders and cuts them into bite-size chunks for her easy, satisfying pot pie.

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Ramen Chicken Fingers

Add some Asian fusion to chicken fingers with a fun ramen noodle crumb crust and teriyaki-pineapple dipping sauce.

Get the Recipe: Ramen Chicken Fingers

Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Ellie proves that white meat isn't the only "good-for-you" part of the chicken. She uses bone-in chicken thighs and removes the skin, brushing the meat with a tangy glaze.

Get the Recipe: Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Skillet Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Store-bought tortellini are the star of this quick and creamy weeknight meal. Chicken and tortellini both simmer in their own sauce, making this a one-skillet meal with easy cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Skillet Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Chicken Pot Hotdish

Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy the crust of tater tots in this chicken pot pie-hotdish mash-up. Tip: Line the tater tot rows as straight as you can "for maximum crispiness," Molly says.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Pot Hotdish

Couscous-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Leave it to Guy to come up with a recipe for boneless, skinless chicken breasts that's anything but boring. He stuffs them with a Mediterranean couscous studded with feta, olives and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Couscous Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

Tex-Mex Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan just got a Tex-Mex twist. Slice two chicken breasts in half to get four and swap out the classic Italian ingredients for tortilla chips, spicy cheese and salsa. If you truly miss the Parmesan in your Parmesan, add a sprinkle or two to the finished dish.

Get the Recipe: Tex-Mex Chicken Parmesan

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

Bring the family together for a whole chicken dinner. Tyler's recipe is simple and classic: He stuffs the cavity with lemon, garlic and herbs and roasts it over new potatoes that absorb the bird's flavorful juices.

Get the Recipe: Lemon And Herb Roasted Chicken With Baby Potatoes

Miracle Mango Salsa Chicken

Ree builds a simple, yet favorful skillet dinner with just three ingredients: chicken thighs, white rice and jarred mango salsa.

Get the Recipe: Miracle Mango Salsa Chicken

Crispy Chicken Florentine Melt

Ree tops panko-crusted chicken breasts with melted slices of mozzarella to give this chicken dinner the perfect balance of crispy and gooey.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chicken Florentine Melt

Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken

Some extra planning and prep is necessary for this chicken dinner, but the results are well worth it. A dry brine combined with low and slow roasting, produces some seriously succulent and juicy meat. A quick flash under the broiler at the end turns the skin crisp and golden.

Get the Recipe: Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken

Nacho Chicken Cutlets

Cilantro, chili-lime tortilla chips and a tangy lime yogurt sauce help transform a typical weeknight chicken and salad into a fun meal for the whole family.

Get the Recipe: Nacho Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Parmesan French Breads

Bev cooks chicken cutlets in marinara, tops them with mozzarella, and puts the delicious result on toasted French bread for an open-faced chicken parm sandwich with a crazy cheese pull.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan French Breads

Hasselback Cajun Chicken

Yes, hasselback potatoes are amazing — but why should veggies get all the fun? Add some Cajun seasoning and flair to hasselbacked chicken breasts with slices of andouille sausage, green bell pepper and onion.

Get the Recipe: Hasselback Cajun Chicken

Grilled Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups

Ditch the forks and go hands in at the dinner table with these Asian-inspired sesame chicken lettuce cups.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups

Lemon-Basil Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Skip the side salad! Instead, pair chicken breasts with fun zucchini noodles. A lemon-basil pan sauce helps bring it all together.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Basil Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

Put your Instant Pot to work in turning chicken breasts into flavor-packed pulled chicken, table-ready in 45 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

Ramen Noodle Frittata

Fry up Asian-inspired frittata fun with cooked ramen noodles, ground chicken, coleslaw mix and eggs (of course).

Get the Recipe: Ramen Noodle Frittata

Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers meet pizza with a pepperoni-peppered crust and marinara dipping sauce.

Get the Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Fingers

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

Make it a pan-free night and use foil packets to simultaneously cook and infuse chicken breasts with briny puttanesca flavor.

Get the Recipe: Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

Italian Chicken Sheet Pan Supper

Cook a full meal on a sheet pan with bone-in chicken thighs, veggies and ciabatta bread.

Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Sheet Pan Supper