Come with us on a virtual culinary trip around the world to explore some of the world’s best chicken recipes. Here are a dozen serious contenders for top honors. But really, this list is just the start of something delicious. For more top-rated recipes, check out the links (below) to recipe collections from the world’s cuisines.
1. Authentic Enchiladas Verdes | 284 Calories
This one is loaded with healthy whole ingredients like tomatillos, serrano peppers, garlic, and chicken. It’s a great recipe for leftover or store-bought rotisserie chicken.
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2. Mulligatawny Soup I | 223 Calories
Lean chicken breast, veggies, and chopped apple combine in this flavorful soup. “The name Mulligatawny means ‘pepper water’,” says Lise P., the recipe submitter. “And curry is the particular ingredient that gives this incredible soup such a delicious flavor.”
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3. Yakisoba Chicken | 295 Calories
Buckwheat noodles and cubes of boneless, skinless chicken combine with chopped cabbage, onions, and carrots.
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4. Chef John’s Coq Au Vin | 337 Calories
Here’s Chef John’s tasty take on the French classic. He braises seasoned, browned chicken thighs with onions, shallots, and mushrooms in a red wine sauce.
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5. Thai Red Chicken Curry | 271 Calories
Strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast are stir-fried with sliced zucchini, red bell peppers, onions, and carrots and served with a flavorful Thai red curry and coconut milk sauce.
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6. Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh | 290 Calories
This easy Moroccan-style recipe combines in the slow cooker strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast, canned garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, canned diced tomatoes, and plenty of seasonings.
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7. Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken | 228 Calories
Ready in 35 minutes, this recipes simmers boneless, skinless chicken breast with diced tomatoes, canned artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomato pesto.
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8. Chef John’s Chicken Satay Burger | 330 Calories
This simple recipe turns chicken satay — the traditional appetizer on a stick — into tasty burgers. You’ll season ground chicken with coconut milk, spices, garlic, soy sauce, chopped basil, and chili paste. Top your burgers with a spicy peanut butter spread and a flavorful slaw of carrots, cucumbers, and jalapenos, dressed up with a simple vinaigrette.
9. Mediterranean Chicken | 222 Calories
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts simmer with onions, garlic, olives, tomatoes, white wine, and fresh herbs.
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10. Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken | 254 Calories
This is a simple, budget-friendly slow-cooker recipe. It combines a whole, cut-up chicken with onions, crushed garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar. That’s it!
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11. Chicken Marsala II | 305 Calories
Pieces of skinless, boneless chicken are sauteed with mushrooms and simmered in a Marsala wine sauce.
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12. Moo Goo Gai Pan II 174 Calories
“While you may see this dish frequently at American Chinese restaurants, it is actually a true Cantonese dish,” says Bao Le, the recipe submitter. “This is the Americanized version that will duplicate what you’re used to eating for take-out. You can substitute sherry and soy sauce for the white wine to make a version with brown sauce.”