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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Bacon, cream, Parmesan — is your mouth watering yet? There’s no need to go out to dinner when you can make this restaurant-style creamy, cheesy chicken and fettuccine at home.

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Instant Pot Lemon Frozen Chicken with Orzo

Once you unlock the secret of cooking frozen chicken in an Instant Pot®, the possibilities for variations become endless. This creamy lemon chicken with orzo is worthy of a dinner with friends, though it is so easy, you’ll make it a regular on your weeknight rotation. Make sure you follow the directions for a 10-minute natural release; a quick release left us with dry and stringy meat.

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BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

Thanks to your pressure cooker, Ree’s saucy chicken comes together in just 12 minutes. She stuffs the chicken into baked russet potatoes, which get topped with sour cream, shredded cheese and diced green onion.

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Chicken Tinga Tacos

Valerie stuffs her tacos with a saucy chicken mixture and sweet pickled onions.

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Peanut Chicken Pasta

Peanuts take center stage in Ree’s easy dish. She tosses the pasta in a peanut butter sauce and chops salted peanuts for a quick and crunchy garnish.

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Instant Pot Keto Mediterranean Chicken

This keto-friendly chicken is bursting with Mediterranean flavors, marrying heart-healthy olive oil, briny olives and rich and creamy Greek yogurt. If you don’t have white wine vinegar, you can use red wine vinegar or even white distilled vinegar instead.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This recipe is for the ultimate garlic lover. Chicken thighs are braised until tender in a rich, roasted garlic sauce, then topped with fried garlic chips. There’s even enough roasted garlic paste to whip up a loaf of garlic bread while the chicken cooks.

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Chicken Yakitori and Rice

Like Rachael says, everyone loves food on a stick. She bastes her chicken skewers with a sweet and stick glaze that echoes the flavors of her sesame-covered green beans with tofu.

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Hot Chicken Chili

A cayenne-spiced oil takes Trisha’s chili to the next level — and it only takes 45 minutes to get on the table. Heads up: It is quite hot, so you may want to reduce the amount of oil if you’re cooking for the kids.

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Chicken Pot Pie Burgers

A simple white gravy ups the comfort factor of Trisha’s veggie-packed burgers.

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Marinated Chicken Breasts

This make-ahead recipe is great for weeknight dinners. Prepare the marinated chicken breasts on a weekend, then pop them in the freezer. The night before you’re ready to cook, remove the chicken and let it thaw.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken Stew

Ree browns the chicken in the pot to render as much flavor as possible before transforming it into a cozy stew with chunks of hearty root vegetables.

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Parmesan Chicken Linguini with Sunday Gravy

Did you know Trisha’s five-star recipe was inspired by Frank Sinatra? She puts her own spin on his beloved Italian sauce by incorporating bacon and a slightly-sweet shallot.

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Caramel Chicken

Katie’s recipe puts a sweet-and-salty spin on your typical weeknight dinner. Serve the chicken with white rice — it’s key for soaking up the delicious caramel sauce.

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Chicken Tortilla Dump Dinner

All your favorite Tex-Mex flavors in a comforting casserole that’s fast and easy to throw together.

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Chicken Piccata

With more than 1,000 5-star reviews, Giada’s chicken piccata is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. She serves her chicken with a luscious, tangy lemon-caper sauce.

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Classic and easy to make, this version of Alfredo doesn’t use flour to thicken the sauce. Instead, it relies on a slight simmer and a heavy dose of cheese.

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Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

For a lighter take on classic fried rice, look no further than cauliflower to save the day. The secret to achieving a ricelike texture is using a food processor to chop up the cauliflower into tiny pieces; you want them to be coarse, not super soft like a puree.

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‘Easiest Ever’ Chicken Mole Enchiladas

In Mexico, rich mole poblano is a celebratory dish, often made for special occasions, which takes about 4 days. The sauce in this recipe is a streamlined version that packs in deep and delicious flavor and is easy to make ahead and freeze, so even weekdays can be festive.

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Chicken Fajita Salad

Ree puts a fresh twist on the charcuterie board with her fun and festive salad, which is cooked from start to finish on the grill.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Ree’s recipe has five stars for a reason — fans love how fast, flavorful and family-friendly it is.

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Caprese Chicken Penne Alfredo

Creamy Alfredo pasta meets the freshness of a caprese salad in this one-skillet dinner.

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Trisha’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Trisha loves this soup because it can easily be made ahead of time and left on the stove until you’re ready to eat.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Move over beef — chicken is in the house. This great weeknight meal takes less than 15 minutes to prep, then the slow cooker does the rest.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Thighs

Soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger (along with the natural juices of the chicken) become irresistible sauce to serve over chicken thighs and rice. If you like a thicker sauce, simply add cornstarch at the end and cook a little longer.

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Comforting chicken and dumplings come together at lightning speed thanks to the Instant Pot®, in this perfect addition to your weeknight dinner arsenal.

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Lemon Chicken

Turn your dinner into a takeout-inspired meal at home with Rachael Ray’s chicken dish.

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Chicken Curry in a Hurry

A true one-pot wonder, Ree’s chicken curry comes together in just 25 minutes from start to finish.

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Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Heat up your weeknights with Melissa’s veggie-packed curry, which comes together in less than 40 minutes.

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Game Plan: Marinate the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. You’ll have a fresh and healthy dinner on the table in just about half an hour.

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Casseroles

Creamy, cozy and oh-so-delicious, Molly’s casserole is the ultimate make-ahead meal. She stores her casserole in the freezer and pops it in the oven for just 30 minutes when she needs a heat-and-eat dinner.

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Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken

Your dishwasher will thank you for this easy one-sheet weeknight dinner no prep bowls needed! Juicy roasted tomatoes and cheesy chicken breasts get a hint of brightness from fresh basil and a balsamic reduction.

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Roman-Style Chicken

Giada packs her light, yet satisfying chicken dish with fresh herbs, tomatoes and peppers.

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Chicken Quesadillas

These quesadillas are one of Ree’s family’s favorite dinners. And let’s be honest: For quick weeknight comfort, all you really need is something cheesy and carby.

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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Instant Pot (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one). The pressure cook setting prepares it in no time and best of all, there’s only one pot to clean up.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Cinnamon and molasses lend a rich, earthy flavor to this super quick chili.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy clean up.

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Easy Pan-Roasted Chicken and Shallots

Shallots are the perfect size for roasting whole with larger cuts of meat. When halved or quartered with chicken breasts, they make a quick weeknight dinner, complete with a pan sauce. If you have champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar on hand, add a splash to the sauce just before serving.

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Skillet

Inspired by a favorite hot appetizer, this creamy weeknight chicken skillet dinner has all the best parts of spinach and artichoke dip.

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Slow-Cooker Whole Chicken

This no-fuss whole chicken is moist and tender. We rub it in spices and prop it up on canning lids, suspending it above the juices for a roasted effect right in the slow cooker. Piercing the skin on the bottom lets excess juices run out, allowing for even and gentle cooking. A simple homemade barbecue sauce comes together in mere minutes, perfect for slathering all over.

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Creamy Skillet Chicken

One humble skillet has four jobs in this easy weeknight meal: it sears, sautes, simmers and steams. The cleanup is so minimal, your dishwasher will be out of work!

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Chicken Marsala

After frying the chicken, Tyler cooks his prosciutto and cremini mushrooms in the same pan. The juices rendered from the chicken lend a rich, caramelized flavor to the sauce.

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Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

For once, water and oil work together to make a magical one-skillet weeknight chicken dinner. Potatoes cook alongside crispy chicken thighs first they boil in water until tender, and then fry into golden nuggets in the remaining oil.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Sunny uses quick-cooking chicken tenders and cuts them into bite-size chunks for her easy, satisfying pot pie.

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes

This skillet dinner has everything you could want in just one dish and it’s ready in less than an hour. Win-win.

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Oven Fried Chicken

Ellie uses crushed cereal and whole-grain crackers to add a crisp, crunchy coating to yogurt-marinated chicken.

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Skillet Rosemary Chicken

This hearty meal full of chicken, mushrooms and potatoes gets its rustic flavor from rosemary sprigs and charred lemons.

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Chicken Korma

Coconut milk and Madras curry powder are used to give this chicken dish a traditional Indian touch.

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Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Ina’s trick for crispy, golden brown chicken thighs? Once the meat hit the skillet, don’t move or flip it for 15 minutes. Use that time to prepare a side dish (or pour a glass of wine).

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Asparagus and Chicken Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger is the key to this stir-fry’s punchy flavor. Serve with rice to really round out the dish.

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Oven Fried Coconut Chicken with Mango Dipping Sauce

Cooking with kids? They’ll love Jeff’s oven-fried chicken tenders, which he prepares coats with a mixture of coconut flour, whole wheat panko crumbs and shredded unsweetened coconut.

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Barbecue Chicken and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner

This simple dinner of barbecue-glazed chicken, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes is assembled and cooked on just one sheet pan, making it an ideal weeknight meal.

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Chicken Meatball Casserole

Katie’s meatballs have a secret — they’re held together with nutrient-rich pumpkin! Kids won’t even notice since they’re tucked into a gooey baked pasta and topped with grated Parmesan.

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Hasselback Chicken Cordon Bleu

A fun play on hasselback potatoes, Ree stuffs thinly-sliced chicken breasts with Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Bonus? These chicken breasts can easily be made in advanced and frozen until you’re ready to eat.

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Chicken Spaghetti

With spaghetti and mushroom sauce, and light and dark meat chicken with bell peppers, Ree’s casserole is like two meals in one. Cooking the spaghetti in the same liquid as the chicken infuses it with flavor, and the Cheddar thickens the sauce so it coats each piece of meat.

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