Chicken is the easiest thing in the world to cook for dinner, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the same old grilled breast every time (bo-ring). Break out of your comfort zone with these 39 tasty new ideas.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken

Serve it as a main dish with hearty sides or as a simple sandwich.

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Parmesan-Ranch Chicken Thighs

Because everything’s better with cheese and ranch.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

These filling bowls are the definition of comfort food.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

The best thing to happen to lunch.

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Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Use the leftovers in salads, soups and pastas all week long.

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Potato-Chip Fried Chicken

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and a lot less fuss than frying.

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Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

Fried chicken + cheese waffles = the greatest sandwich ever.

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Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps

Way more fun than a boring turkey sandwich.

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Mini Chicken and Waffles

They’re so tiny, we can eat ten of these, right?

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Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Legs

News flash: Roast chicken doesn’t have to be dull.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Infinitely better than takeout.

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Your Mexican fiesta just got a major upgrade.

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Baked Mini Chicken Burritos

Try to eat just one. We dare you.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Hearty and surprisingly low-maintenance.

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Roasted Drumsticks with Tomatoes

This chicken dinner is almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.)

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Skinny Baja Chicken Tacos

Save this one for Tuesday.

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Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings

The best thing about game day.

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Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

The easiest way to feed a crowd.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Even better than takeout.

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Garlic Breaded Roast Chicken Breast

Deep fryers need not apply.

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Chicken in Creamy Cashew Sauce

It takes only an hour to make, but tastes like it took nine.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

No deep fryer required.

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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Your guests will be soooo impressed.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Piccata

Set it and forget it.

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Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Go ahead, have seconds.

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Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry

A healthier take on kung pao chicken.

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Grilled Peach, Chicken and Ricotta Pizza

Forget pepperoni--this fancy combo totally works.

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One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Best of all, there’s only one pan to clean up.

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Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce

Sunday supper is served.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

We dare you not to eat these in one sitting.

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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Pass the honey mustard, please.

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Loaded Chicken Tortilla Soup

Warning: This recipe is about to change your soup game for good.

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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Because everything tastes better on a stick.

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Tangy Green Chicken Enchiladas

Don’t tell anyone, but there are veggies hidden inside.

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Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Serve it with bread and dip it in the sauce. You’ll thank us later.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Serve with tortilla chips. Lots of tortilla chips.

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Crispy Grilled Chicken

Hint: Eat this in the backyard.

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One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

That’s it: We’re never going out to eat again.

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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts don’t have to be bland.

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