20 Most Popular Chicken Recipes

20 Most Popular Chicken Recipes

The best chicken recipes are ones that you love to eat, never get tired of, and are easy to make.

Here on the Beachbody Blog, we’ve got hundreds of easy chicken recipes — baked chicken, grilled chicken, chicken tenders, slow cooker chicken; you get the idea.

To make it easier for you to find your new favorite chicken recipe, we pulled together the top recipes on the Blog.

Check out our 20 most popular chicken recipes and make one of them tonight!

Most Popular Chicken Recipes

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20. Chicken Noodle Soup

This homemade chicken soup recipe is the definition of  “easy chicken recipe.”

Cook some pasta, throw some ingredients into a pot and in less than an hour, you’ll be slurping up a fragrant, flavorful bowl of chicken soup.

Using leftover chicken breast or rotisserie chicken can cut the cooking time even more.

Pro tip: If you aren’t going to serve all of the soup immediately, store the soup and pasta separately or the pasta will swell and absorb the liquid from the soup.

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19. BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

You’ll never order pizza in after your tastebuds experience this savory Barbecue Chicken Flatbread Pizza.

This flavor-rich pizza is loaded with chicken, crunchy red onions, corn, black beans, tangy barbecue sauce, and of course, cheese.

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Chicken Breast with Sautéed Mushrooms

18. Chicken Breast With Sautéed Mushrooms

This simple, yet elegant chicken breast recipe will make your kitchen smell like a French bistro.

In less than an hour, you’ll be dining on a tender chicken breast topped with mushrooms sautéed in sherry vinegar, aromatic garlic, shallots, and finished with fragrant rosemary.

Bon appétit!

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17. Pulled Chipotle Chicken With Cilantro Slaw

If you like your chicken with a little kick, the spices and flavor in this pulled chicken recipe will knock your socks off.

The heat comes from a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, but if you can’t find this ingredient at your grocery store, you can swap in cayenne or chipotle powder.

Everyone in your house is going to love this tender, moist chicken smothered in an adobo- and chipotle-spiked barbecue sauce, with a tart, brightly flavored cilantro slaw.

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Quick and Easy Hearty Chicken

16. Hearty Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Apples

This fast chicken recipe is full of hearty fall flavors — sweet potato, tart apples, raisins — and spices like fresh sage and paprika.

You can use leftover chicken breast or a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to save even more time.

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Serve with a side salad or veggies to make a great lunch option.

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15. Chicken Florentine

For this yummy chicken recipe, you only need FIVE ingredients. That’s it.

Sauté garlic in olive oil, then add the chicken breast, cook until done. Then top it with spinach and provolone and pop it in the oven so the cheese is melted, and voilá — dinner!

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14. Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

The bright citrusy flavor of lemon adds extra “oomph” to this chicken recipe — without extra calories or salt.

Round it out with a simple salad of arugula, goat cheese, and walnuts, or your favorite salad, and you’ve got yourself a dynamite dinner.

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A great protein as part of lunch or dinner.

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13. Slow Cooker Chicken and Quinoa With Spring Vegetables

This slow cooker chicken recipe is both light and filling.

Slow cooking is the key: As the chicken cooks slowly over time, it becomes extremely tender and juicy. Meanwhile, the quinoa soaks up the broth, bringing out even more flavor.

The chicken and quinoa take on a silky texture almost like a fine risotto. Add Parmesan cheese on top to bring all of the flavors together.

Pro tip: You can make this chicken recipe in an Instant Pot — check out the instructions in the Recipe Notes! (The nutritional information differs slightly from the slow cooker version.)

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12. Chicken Pot Pie

For this chicken pot pie recipe, we used a major time-saving shortcut: Instead of making pie crust from scratch, we swapped in phyllo dough.

You still get a tender, flaky crust for your chicken pot pie with minimal effort.

Phyllo dough is typically sold frozen, so let it defrost in the fridge overnight, or leave it out on the counter to thaw for an hour or two before making dinner.

And unlike puff pastry or traditional pie crusts, phyllo has a lot less fat in the dough.

Bonus: You’ll have plenty of phyllo sheets leftover from this recipe, which you can save for another chicken pot pie (or two!) in the future.

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11. Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Salad

This chicken salad recipe is bursting with flavor, thanks to crisp, colorful bell peppers, cheddar cheese, succulent grilled chicken, and black beans that marinate in the dressing.

Packing salad in Mason jars is a handy trick for avoiding soggy salads at the office. Mason jar salads also make meal prep a breeze and convenient. No lugging multiple containers around — just grab a jar and go!

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A great lunch option. Replace beans with more veggies for dinner.

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10. Chicken Tenders With Lemon and Broccolini

Your childhood chicken fingers get “glow up” treatment with this recipe for chicken tenders with lemon and broccolini.

These succulent baked chicken tenders are breaded with panko, a Japanese-style breadcrumb, which helps the exterior get crisp in the oven as though it were fried and keeps the chicken moist and tender.

The crunchy crust gets extra flavor from Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and spices.

Bonus: We made this recipe into a sheet pan dinner — everything cooks together on a single baking sheet, so cleanup is a cinch!

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9. Healthier General Tso’s Chicken

This Healthier General Tso’s Chicken recipe is made with tender chicken breast, tons of aromatics and spices, and sweetened with a touch of pure maple syrup.

Who needs takeout when you’ve got this recipe?!

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Chicken

8. Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Chicken

Zoodles are a great low-calorie alternative to traditional pasta — plus, a fun way to get more vegetables in your diet!

This is a chicken breast recipe but you can sub in any other protein that you prefer. Note: Ingredient swaps may change the nutritional info, so keep that in mind when swapping ingredients.

The best way to make this zucchini noodle recipe is with a spiralizer — you can crank out “noodles” in seconds. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler to slice your veggie of choice into noodle-like strands.

If you’re not a zucchini fan, try different vegetables, like carrots, beets, or sweet potatoes.

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A great dinner option. Add an FFC for lunch.

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7. Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

Say “good-bye” to the sad desk salad, say “hello” to this gorgeous chicken salad in a Mason jar.

This simple chicken recipe is a snap to meal prep, so you’ll have four awesome desk salads for the week in no time.

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A great lunch option. Replace quinoa with more veggies for dinner.

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Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

6. Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

This easy chicken recipe might be the perfect meal: fresh flavors and wholesome ingredients ready in 20 minutes.

Make your own healthy Mexican-inspired chicken burrito bowl with cilantro-lime rice and all the trimmings. This recipe uses black beans, but you can substitute your favorite beans.

For a finishing touch that pulls this bowl together, add fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime, and creamy Greek yogurt on top of crisp romaine.

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A great lunch option. Replace brown rice and beans with veggies for dinner.

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Marinated Summer Veggies with Chicken Sausage

5. Marinated Summer Vegetables With Chicken Sausage

In this succulent chicken recipe, colorful vegetables like zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and green beans soak up a tart marinade and then get grilled with chicken sausage for a boost of protein.

Balsamic vinegar, citrusy lime juice, and garlic add a savory kick and brightness, and a sprinkle of fresh basil creates a right-from-the-garden flavor.

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Easy Chicken Recipes

4. Healthy Chicken Parmesan

With this chicken recipe, you can make your own healthier Chicken Parmesan at home.

To replicate the crispy fried coating, we dipped lean chicken breasts in spiced breadcrumbs and baked them.

When the chicken is cooked and the breading a crisp, golden brown, top it with marinara sauce and sprinkle it with mozzarella.

Pop it back in the oven for a few minutes to get the cheese to melty perfection.

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3. Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

This simple, colorful chicken recipe is a great place to start you’re new to healthy cooking.

You only need one pan (or wok, if you’re really fancy) and most of the “work” is just chopping the vegetables.

Pro tip: For best results, cook your Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry ingredients separately — first the chicken, then the veggies.

The goal of stir-frying is to quickly sear the ingredients until tender. Crowding the pan with all the ingredients at the same time increases the chances of your veggies will steam rather than fry, while your chicken may get overcooked.

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2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Your slow cooker is the key to the magic of this chicken recipe: By combining a mixture of chicken broth, garlic, cumin and jalapeño and cooking the mixture down slowly, the juices infuse the chicken breast with flavor and moisture.

Got extras? Store leftovers in the fridge with the chicken separate from the tortillas and toppings.

Then use the leftovers to make quesadillas, wraps, or even pile the filling on top of nachos!

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1. Slow Cooker Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas from a slow cooker? Yup.

Now, before you say, “You can’t make enchiladas in a slow cooker,” just wait:

The word enchilada means “seasoned with chile” and when the farro slow-cooks with fire-roasted tomatoes in enchilada sauce, it absorbs all of the flavors and tastes just like corn tortillas that have been dipped in sauce and baked.

Pro tip: In a rush? You can make this chicken recipe in an Instant Pot — check out the instructions in the Recipe Notes!

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