Allison Lowery
September 24, 2010

Vegetarians, look away. For the rest of you, I give you the almighty, weeknight wonder: chicken. It never ceases to amaze me just how popular chicken recipes are for our readers, and with good reason. Chicken is an excellent source of protein, is extremely versatile, and, when prepared correctly, quite delicious. Every month, chicken rises to the top as the most-searched term on our site. Seriously. In December chicken beats out cookies. In November it beats out sweet potato casserole and stuffing.

But we've all done a disservice to the almighty bird at some point in our culinary lives, right? While a juicy roasted chicken is sublime, the line to dry and chewy is a long, hard fall. I've been there, done that. Thankfully, the right techniques and a few flavorful ingredients are all you need to make delicious chicken.

In a new Cooking Light cookbook, Chicken Tonight!, editors have gathered the best quick chicken recipes. A weeknight dream! We've also collected 100 of our favorite chicken dishes in our Weeknight Chicken Recipes online collection. And in the October issue of the magazine, the editors offer delicious 5-Ingredient chicken dishes from across the globe, including Greek-Style Skewers and Vietnamese Stir-Fry. All this is in effort to give you what you want: delicious chicken recipes.

Today we're giving away a copy of Chicken Tonight! Here's how it works:

Step 1: “Like” us on Facebook (use the Facebook box to the right and click “Like” if you don’t already like us).

Step 2: Describe for us here in 50 words or less your favorite chicken dish. Entries should be typed into the comments field of this blog post. Entries are due by Monday, September 27 at 11:59 a.m. EST.

Editors will select their favorite based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winner will be notified via email by October 1, 2010. For full contest rules, click here.

 P.S.: Congrats to the winner of our last giveaway. Mary Catherine has this to say about her weeknight cooking routine:

"As a full time working mom, getting out of the kitchen in 20 minutes is a dream, provided the meal is tasty and nutritious. After all, the day doesn't end at dinner. I still have to transform into superhero sidekick while simultaneously slaying dragons, fighting bad guys and conquering armies!"

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