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Most Popular Chicken Recipes for Summer

Here at Allrecipes HQ we get to see lots of great data about your top searches, and we wanted to share your favorite chicken recipes from last summer. Not surprisingly, slow-cooker, one-pan dinners, and simple salads were among the top-rated recipes. These chicken dinners are phenomenally popular for good reason. They're all relatively easy to make, they won't heat up your kitchen too much, and are perfect for those lazy summer days.

Slow Cooker

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

More than 9,000 of our home-cooks have made and raved about this recipe.

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Photo by Sherri

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Just 10 minutes of prep, and your work is done because your slow cooker does the rest. This is a great meal to come home to after a long day day at work.

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Photo by Creative Side Of Me

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II

This light and zesty slow cooker chicken is divine over spaghetti.

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II

Photo by Dianne

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

This recipe is super versatile, and great for parties, dinners, or desk lunches.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Photo by CookinBug

Quick and Easy

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

It's wouldn't be the summer without sweet grilled chicken kabobs.

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Photo by balsdon_21

Chicken Quesadillas

These cheesy quesadillas are a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken.

Chicken Quesadillas

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice I

Here's another quick dinner that you can whip up with leftover grilled chicken.

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Photo by SunnyDaysNora

Fresh and Zesty

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes

When you've a glut of tomatoes in the summer, this tangy recipe is a great way to use them up.

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes

Photo by Regina Pompeo

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Light, luscious, and lemony -- what more could you want from a summer chicken dinner?

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Photo by MamaLeah

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

This delicious tray-bake is a quick family dinner that takes very little effort.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Photo by Molly

Summer Salad

Basic Chicken Salad

Out of all the chicken salads on the site, this classic one is the favorite.

Basic Chicken Salad

Photo by Mr Kaminice

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

This pasta chicken salad comes in a close second, and is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, creamy, and salty.

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Photo by Molly

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.