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No matter what inventive, out-of-the-box recipe we try making for dinner, we always end up coming back to chicken—and why not? The trustworthy bird is versatile, easy to prepare, protein-packed and crowd-pleasing. But now that summer is over, we need some inspiration. So with that in mind, we rounded up 35 fall chicken recipes that you’ve never tried before—plan on making one every night from now until December.

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1. Ina Garten’s Updated Chicken Marbella

No one knows chicken quite like Ina Garten. (Chicken is practically her middle name.) This updated throwback is garlicky, olive-y and easy to throw together.

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2. Sticky Orange Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

Stress-free and sheet-pan are a match made in heaven, so this sweet-and-savory number is a no-brainer. The marinade does double-duty as a sauce, adding an extra boost of flavor.

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3. Whole Roasted Chipotle Chicken

Thanks to flavorful chilis en adobo, this impressive-looking dish requires a mere four ingredients. If you end up with leftovers, they’re great for supplementing salads, soups and pastas.

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4. Sheet-Pan Persian Lemon Chicken

This savory stunner has two, count ’em, two types of potatoes. Do we see meal-prep in your future?

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5. Honey-Mustard Chicken Bake

This one’s ready in an hour—but if that sounds like a long time, it’s mostly hands-off. You’ll just whip up a sauce and let the oven finish the job.

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6. Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots and Dates

Here’s proof that sometimes simple dishes are the best dishes. Dates, green olives and caramelized shallots combine for a sauce that’s easy and irresistible.

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7. Slow-Cooker Whole Chicken with Potatoes

Cooking a whole bird doesn’t have to be time-consuming or intimidating. Thanks to your trusty slow-cooker, this one’s almost entirely hands-off.

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8. Dijon-Maple Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Mmm, we wait all year for squash season. It’s a natural pairing for these glazed chicken thighs, which are just the right amounts of salty and sweet.

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9. Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken with Roasted Carrots

Our chef in residence Jake Cohen found a way to make Middle Eastern cooking totally approachable. This recipe is full of warm, cozy spices and is so easy to pull off.

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10. Dorie Greenspan’s Sheet-Pan Balsamic Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Mushrooms

You’ll want to eat this straight out of the oven, but we suggest saving some for later—it’ll make delicious leftovers.

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11. One-Pan Creamy Chicken Fricassee with Sage

Craving the equivalent of a warm, cozy blanket in a skillet? Look no further than this surprisingly dairy-free Tuscan dish.

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12. Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

A single skillet that also happens to be oh-so-seasonal? Count us in. Can’t find fresh cranberries? Frozen ones will do the trick.

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13. Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata

Chicken thighs are always a good choice, because they’re nearly impossible to mess up. These start with a balsamic-cider sauce, and end with—wait for it—burrata.

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14. Cheater’s White Wine Coq au Vin

This chicken dinner comes together in under an hour while remaining très elegant. Julia Child would be so impressed.

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15. Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing says sweater weather quite like chicken noodle soup. This version is impossibly easy, but the flavor still rivals anything your mom used to whip up.

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16. Smothered Skillet Chicken with Thyme Butter Mushrooms

You might say you’re not a mushroom person, but you’ve never tried this skillet, have you? It’s so buttery and herby, you’ll be instantly converted.

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17. Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

This is like a healthy version of macaroni and cheese with an autumnal twist—thanks, Coterie member Monique Volz.

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18. Za’atar Roast Chicken

Za’atar is a citrus-y, zesty Middle Eastern spice, and it’s our favorite for adding a hint of brightness to rich, hearty roast chicken thighs.

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19. Cider-Braised Chicken with Spiced Butternut Squash

Who could say no to all these fall flavors in one easy to clean pan? OK, if we’re being honest, you had us at “cider.”

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20. Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

When the temperatures start to dip, there’s nothing we want more than to dive into a skillet full of white wine sauce.

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21. Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken

You’re telling us this entire feast requires just 30 minutes and an Instant Pot? Pinch us, we’re dreaming.

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22. Creamy Chicken and Potato Chowder

This chowder is so creamy and hearty, we had a hard time believing it’s gluten-, dairy- and grain-free.

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23. Slow-Cooker Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf

Autumnal herbs? Check. Rice pilaf to soak up all those yummy chicken juices? Double check. Yep, we’re making this tonight.

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24. Chicken and Dumplings with Leeks

Time to grab a tall glass of cider and get cozy. This easy dinner has fall written all over it.

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25. Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Grapes and Shallots

This simple dish can be made in 30 minutes flat. Serve it with mashed sweet potatoes or roasted fall veggies for a well-rounded meal.

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26. Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

This is what happens when our favorite protein meets our favorite vegetable. You could pair this with pasta, or eat it just by itself.

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27. Crockpot Chicken Wings with Maple Ginger Glaze

No frying and no mess involved. They’re just what you need on game night (or really any night, for that matter).

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28. Apple Cider Glazed Chicken

Guess what? The entire dish calls for just six ingredients and takes 30 minutes to make. You’ll want to add it to your weeknight rotation, stat.

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29. Oven Roasted Whole Chicken with Root Vegetables

We promise this roast chicken is easier to pull off than it seems. It’s crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and amazing as leftovers. (Thanks, Coterie member Carlene Thomas.)

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30. Red Curry Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Kale

Coterie member Phoebe Lapine knows that nothing gets us more excited than a sheet pan full of roasted sweet potatoes (except, you know, a sheet pan full of kale).

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31. One-Pan Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Couscous

Monique Volz does it again with another healthy-yet-satisfying meal. This one has tons of cozy spices and dried fruit for a unique (and delicious) twist.

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32. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

We never would have thought that we could cook an entire chicken in, like, ten minutes, but here we are. And since it’s essentially bathing in broth, the meat comes out juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender. (We like the sound of that.)

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33. One Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Get ready—it’s officially stuffing season, and this one’s special. The chicken is actually crisped before you sauté the aromatics, which means everything get infused with meaty flavor.

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34. Crock-Pot Honey Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas, Feta and Jeweled Pomegranate Rice

Admit it: You feel cozier just looking at this gorgeous plate. Make it for your next impromptu dinner gathering and tell everyone you worked on it for hours.

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35. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

One baking sheet, minimal cleanup and oodles of roasted chicken and veggies? This is what fall dinner dreams are made of, friends.

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