1. Caramel Chicken with Steamed Bok Choy and Rice
This meal is a riff on the Chinese takeout of our dreams - fresh and quick, but nuanced and flavorful. The secret is a brown sugar syrup infused with fresh ginger that gets combined with other heavy-hitters like tamari and rice vinegar. The end result is a caramel glaze that coats the chicken. On the side, there's sticky rice to soak up the sauce, and steamed bok choy for vibrant texture. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
2. Maple Glazed Chicken with Brussels Sprouts & Red Onion
Glazed chicken can feel like the ultimate decadence, but in reality, maple syrup and fresh orange juice provide a lovely all-natural sweetness that is balanced by a little heat from crushed red pepper. Brussels sprouts and red onion are roasted to crisp perfection as the perfect accompaniment to tender chicken. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
3. Fried Chicken on a Biscuit with Pepper Honey & Cabbage Slaw
Son of a biscuit, do we have a meal for you! Crispy fried chicken breasts are nestled on biscuits so fluffy and easy to make—you'll be whipping them up on the regular. A twist on the traditional method of making biscuits, the butter is melted and stirred into cold milk until little hardened butter pieces form before getting mixed into a dough. Black pepper honey and a crunchy slaw are the perfect accompaniments. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
4. Chicken in Peanut Sauce with Noodles and Snow Peas
This Chinese take-out staple is better, faster, and immensely more delicious than any version you'd get delivered to your door. Ours is still delivered to your door, but you get the pleasure of cooking it in the comfort of your own kitchen! Peanut butter, tamari, tender chicken, and...surprise...chickpea spaghetti, make this not only super-tasty, but super gluten free! If your skillet isn't big enough, toss everything together in the pasta pot. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
5. Korean Chicken Lettuce Cups with Jasmine Rice
This Korean chicken recipe is inspired by bulgogi, which literally translates to “fire meat.” Marinated chicken gets cooked close to a hot broiler (the closest we could get to an open fire!) for concentrated flavor and char. Jasmine rice is sautéed in ginger and sesame oil for a lightly fragrant base, and crisp lettuce acts as a cooling vehicle for a fiery (but not-too-fiery) meal. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
6. Buttery Garlic Chicken with Orzo Pilaf & Roasted Broccoli
Attention garlic lovers! An alternate title for this dish could have been "Garlic Knot Chicken," because if a garlic knot and chicken got together, this heavenly meal is what would result. Orzo pasta becomes extra creamy when cooked rice-pilaf style, and who doesn't love slightly charred, roasted broccoli? Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
7. Chicken Schnitzel & Potatoes with Braised Red Cabbage
Schnitzel is a German food term for meat that's been breaded and lightly fried. This chicken schnitzel is like a fancy chicken cutlet, coated in flour, egg, Dijon, and panko before getting fried until crispy. Potatoes and cabbage are a traditional match to all things schnitzel, so we serve ours with creamy mashed Yukon gold potatoes and red cabbage braised in cider vinegar and flavored with dill. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
8. Lemon Roasted Chicken with Carrots, Olives, and Orzo
Lemon and chicken are truly a match made in foodie heaven and this roast dinner celebrates their love affair. The chicken gets a bit of a head start in the oven, but then lemon slices, carrots, briny castelvetrano olives, and chopped rosemary are added to the mix. Simply seasoned green beans and fluffy orzo round out the meal to make for a pretty perfect plate. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
9. Southern Fried Chicken Tenders with Creamy Grits & Collard Greens
We took the idea of luscious, authentic, bone-in fried chicken and made it more convenient and weeknight friendly by turning boneless, skinless chicken breasts into chicken "tenders." They're quicker cooking, less of a mess, and universally appealing! The creamy grits and collard greens are classic accompaniments, and the sweet, tangy apricot sauce is the icing on an already pretty perfect plate. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
10. Tomatillo Chicken with Succotash & Crispy Tortillas
Chicken breasts are rubbed with the bold flavors of chorizo spice blend, and then simmered in a rich tomatillo sauce. A quick Tex-Mex inspired succotash that features the usual suspects, corn and lima beans, also includes earthy poblano peppers and fresh cilantro accompanies the succulent chicken. The whole dish is topped with crisp tortilla strips for a necessary crunch factor. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.