It's already our most popular ingredient, but these chicken recipes also scored our readers' highest rating.
This 20-minute salad topped reviewer Kelly's expectations for a chicken salad. "This is surprisingly very good! I made it thinking it would be fine and healthy―but wow!
The flavors are great and such a change from the run-of-the-mill salads I'm used to making!"
View recipe: Chicken and Couscous Salad
Kristen in Seattle raves about her first attempt at homemade soup, "This is a great recipe! I just tried it out on my husband and we both loved
it! I've never made any kind of soup or chowder from scratch before. Not only did it taste great, but it was super simple
to to prepare (easy weeknight meal, even for a busy couple)."
View recipe: Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder
New to making pot stickers, reviewer smitty had no trouble with this recipe, "They turned out perfectly. It helps to chop everything in a food processor. I also made
the filling the day before so putting them together was a snap."
View recipe: Chicken and Lemon Pot Stickers with Soy-Scallion Dipping Sauce
Indian-food connoisseur azlall2 raves about this dish, "WOW! We do an amazing amount of Indian cooking, and this is by far one of the best chicken dishes
we've had. If you like Indian food, this is a must-try."
View recipe: Chicken Biriyani
Reviewer Daphne uses this recipe as a base for experimentation. "This is a standby recipe for me. I absolutely love the flavors. I've made
a few variations on this, from butterflying the breast, then adding filling and using a bamboo skewer to hold it closed, to
throwing the breasts on the grill, to just grilling the breasts and topping with the filling."
View recipe: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
ppolock solved a few users' problems with broken tortillas with this helpful advice: "I gently poached two large chicken breast halves
in chicken broth with two bay leaves. I then shredded the chicken and added it to the recipe. I used a pastry brush, brushed
both sides of each tortilla with the poaching liquid, and finished the recipe from there," and adds, "My family loved this
View recipe: Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
Reviewer daves1953 scored big points with this hearty chili: "This was a HUGE hit in my house! Everyone loved it. I barbecued the chicken and
grilled the chilis. I used Great Northern beans, and suggest you add another can. This will be a multi-repeat dish, if my
wife has her way!"
View recipe: Chicken Green Chili with White Beans
Pointing out that this meal works for both family and company, JustUs3 says, "Had I not made this myself, I would have sworn it came from a restaurant. The flavors of this meal are so incredible.
I would serve this to guests without question, which is always the highest rating for me."
View recipe: Chicken Marsala
supergirl21269 has made this recipe many times, any time she "needs a sure-fire hit," she says. "It's light but flavorful, and turns out
delicious every time. This recipe works well when cooked in a dutch oven, as specified, but I recently acquired an authentic
Tunisian tagine, which adds a lot to the dish."
View recipe: Chicken Tagine with Lemons and Olives
Involve your guests in dinner prep using this advice from reviewer D.: "I have some of my guests help me peel the garlic beforehand. Peeling the garlic while having good wine and conversation
with friends always makes for an unforgettable night!"
View recipe: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Strong praise comes from reviewer akatedear, who says, "this is my favorite CL recipe!!!! The chicken is incredibly tender, the fennel is fantastic, and the sauce is
wonderful. I serve this on jasmine rice. My kids love it too. It is time consuming, but definitely worth the effort!"
View recipe: Chicken with Fennel, Tomato, and Tarragon Vinegar
Reviewer Paula likes these pillowy buns for appetizers and light meals, "Made these for a party and they were a huge hit! They make a great
party appetizer, or they're even great to make a bunch on Sunday to eat throughout the week."
View recipe: Baked Hoisin Chicken Buns
mom2elly compares this recipe to the most popular meal of the year: "My husband and I made this last week and couldn't stop saying
how wonderful it was while we were eating it. I told him I'd rather have it than turkey on Thanksgiving! It was juicy, tender,
and oh so flavorful! YUM!"
View recipe: Cider-Roasted Chicken
Reviewer Becky O'Leary made some savvy substitutions in this recipe and loves how it expanded her family's palate, saying, "I didn't have fish sauce
or red curry paste so I substituted soy sauce and a touch of chili powder. My family loved this dish and I was glad I got
them to eat mango and broccoli!"
View recipe: Curried Chicken Penne with Fresh Mango Chutney
Says reviewer Erinhelm about these fresh wraps, "This recipe is a keeper. The peanut sauce wasn't too heavy. It complemented the food instead of
overwhelming it. It also works well with lightly sautéed tofu."
View recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken-Salad Wraps
tsabailey notes the healthy nature of this Italian classic: "It is a delicious recipe and just what is recommended by dietitians, with
plenty of antioxidants. It is not difficult to do and very smart to decorate a dinner. I think that most people that try it
will be pleased with the results."
View recipe: Herbed Chicken Parmesan
Reviewer Barb offers a side-dish suggestion for this recipe. "The chicken was moist and flavorful. I served this to a group of women who
really enjoyed it. I served it with the green bean with crushed walnuts dish from Cooking Light. The chickens looked great when I took them out of the oven, and the aroma was outstanding!"
View recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Roast Chicken with Potatoes
From reviewer PSuflita, who took this dish to the great outdoors: "loved it―we tried this on vacation while camping and roasted the potatoes on
the BBQ first. Outstanding!"
View recipe: Mediterranean Chicken with Potatoes
rojadecabeza found a new use for the household rice cooker. "I used my rice steamer and cooked the chicken and rice at the same time with
the chicken in the veggie basket. The chicken was very juicy; my husband loved it!"
View recipe: Miso Chicken with Brown Rice
rutherann reviews our recipes often, saying, "I try new Cooking Light recipes all the time and my husband I rate them. My husband told me three times tonight that this was five-star and I have
View recipe: Pan-Grilled Chicken with Cranberry Salsa
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