25 Chicken Dishes That Won't Bore the Hell Out of You and Your Family

by Justina Huddleston
Mar 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Liven up this tried-and-true dinner staple with recipes that make chicken feel exotic again.

1 /26: Spatchcocked Thai piri-piri chicken

1/26 :Spatchcocked Thai piri-piri chicken

Crispy, spicy and juicy, you'll be tearing at this Thai piri-piri chicken with your hands.

2 /26: Slow cooker orange chicken

2/26 :Slow cooker orange chicken

Slow cooker meals always come in handy, especially when they're as delicious as this orange chicken.

3 /26: Asian-spiced chicken vegetable soup

3/26 :Asian-spiced chicken vegetable soup

Add some life to your classic chicken soup with this Asian-inspired recipe.

4 /26: Baked honey-garlic chicken

4/26 :Baked honey-garlic chicken

Sweet and savory, this honey-garlic chicken with potatoes and broccoli is an easy, healthy and delicious meal.

5 /26: Cashew chicken stir-fry

5/26 :Cashew chicken stir-fry

Loaded with cashews, this savory chicken stir-fry is a clever way to get your fam to eat more veggies.

6 /26: Avocado and fajita chicken cobb salad

6/26 :Avocado and fajita chicken cobb salad

Loaded with chicken, avocado, peppers, corn and cheese, this dish makes salad exciting again. 

7 /26: Roasted sumac chicken

7/26 :Roasted sumac chicken

Sumac gives this roasted chicken a tangy bite.

8 /26: Sheet pan lemon-garlic mushroom chicken

8/26 :Sheet pan lemon-garlic mushroom chicken

Cooked in one pan, this robust lemon and garlic chicken with mushrooms is as easy as it is tasty.

9 /26: Skillet-fried chicken breast with garlic mash

9/26 :Skillet-fried chicken breast with garlic mash

Set atop a bed of creamy garlic mashed potatoes, what's not to love about this skillet-fried chicken breast?

10 /26: Thai green curry chicken

10/26 :Thai green curry chicken

Creamy green curry coconut sauce will add bold flavor to any cut of chicken.

11 /26: Greek chicken salad bowl

11/26 :Greek chicken salad bowl

Mimic your favorite restaurant salad with this Greek chicken salad bowl recipe.

12 /26: Oven chicken tostadas

12/26 :Oven chicken tostadas

Making a fun new dinner recipe doesn't have to be difficult, as shown by these easy oven chicken tostadas.

13 /26: Balsamic-glazed chicken thighs

13/26 :Balsamic-glazed chicken thighs

Tangy and sweet, these juicy chicken thighs pair well with almost any side dish.

14 /26: Indonesian chicken meatballs

14/26 :Indonesian chicken meatballs

Made with ground chicken, these Indonesian meatballs in coconut milk sauce are a fun change.

15 /26: One-pot Buffalo shredded chicken

15/26 :One-pot Buffalo shredded chicken

On burger buns or over rice, you can't beat this one-pot Buffalo shredded chicken for dinner.

16 /26: BBQ chicken and sweet potato bowls

16/26 :BBQ chicken and sweet potato bowls

Tangy barbecue sauce brings together this lively bowl of chicken, sweet potato and broccoli

17 /26: Black sesame chicken

17/26 :Black sesame chicken

Marinated in toasted sesame oil, soy and lime, try this easy stir-fry.

18 /26: Chicken adobo

18/26 :Chicken adobo

Braised in vinegar, chicken adobo is a Filipino dish that is anything but dull. 

19 /26: White chicken chili

19/26 :White chicken chili

With just the right amount of spice, this white chicken chili is an easy and delicious meal. 

20 /26: Chicken malai kebab naan wraps

20/26 :Chicken malai kebab naan wraps

Marinated in a zesty yogurt sauce and topped with malai and mint chutneys, these wraps sing with flavor.

21 /26: Chicken and asparagus bake

21/26 :Chicken and asparagus bake

Made of juicy chicken thighs and fresh asparagus, you'll want potatoes to soak up the tasty sauce in this dish.

22 /26: Crispy lemon chicken

22/26 :Crispy lemon chicken

An easy lemon pan sauce sets this crispy chicken apart from the boring recipes you've had in the past.

23 /26: Hoisin- and soy-glazed chicken and zucchini meatloaf

23/26 :Hoisin- and soy-glazed chicken and zucchini meatloaf

Zucchini keeps this meatloaf moist, while chicken makes it lighter than the loaves you grew up eating. 

24 /26: Easy baked chicken Parmesan

24/26 :Easy baked chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan always satisfies, and this slightly healthier version won't leave your family feeling bloated.

25 /26: One-pot chicken with cardamom rice

25/26 :One-pot chicken with cardamom rice

Moist chicken, cardamom rice and caramelized onions make for a simple but elegant meal.

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