Top 10 Chicken Recipes – Melissa d’Arabian

Did you know that Americans buy chicken more than any other food to put in the center of their plates? Great especially because chicken has long been considered the budget protein as it’s often the least expensive meat at the market.

Since it freezes so well, I stock up on whatever happens to be a good value at the time, be it quick-cooking boneless and skinless chicken breasts, full-flavored thighs and drumsticks, or juicy bone-in breasts, buying enough to last until another sale. The challenge with chicken, however, is to keep it exciting (haven’t we all fallen into a chicken rut at one time or another?).

So, in effort to share some new ideas to switch up your chicken dinners to keep things exciting, here are my Top 10 Chicken Recipes based on ratings from, including everything from an easy take on chicken curry to my version of everyone’s favorite chicken pot pie! Plus, check out my 4-Step Chicken strategy (featured in recipe #2 and #3) below; master it and you’ll never be in a rut again!

1. Crispy Skinned Chicken a l’Orange
2. 4-Step Lemon Onion Chicken
3. 4-Step Chicken Marengo
4. Weekday Cassoulet
5. Chicken in Mustard
6. Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken
7. Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers
8. Flattened Pan-Roasted Chicken
9. Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables
10. Layered Picnic-in-a-Jar

Flexible 4-Step Chicken: This method can be adjusted in so many ways to suit your tastes or to work with whatever you happen to have in the fridge.

1). Dredge and brown the chicken.

2). Brown the veggies and aromatics.

3). Deglaze the pan to make a quick sauce.

4). Add some final flavorings and finishing touches.

Get these recipes and more on my Chicken & Turkey Recipes Pinterest board.