Easy Chicken Recipes For People Who Are Learning To Cook

Your kitchen journey starts here.

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Chicken is such a well-loved ingredient that it’s hard to go wrong. It’s easy to handle, and miraculously, somehow both delicious and healthy thanks to its juicy, lean white meat. Check out these easy recipes, perfect for the beginner cook: 

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1 Southern-Style Fried Chicken Recipe

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Basic recipes are starting points. Once you’ve got this crunchy, 30-minute chicken recipe down pat, you can bombard it with a flurry of flavors. How about making gravy, a salted egg dip, or a barbecue sauce? The sky is the limit! If you're going to learn just one chicken recipe in your life, this is the one.

Chicken tip: Marinating the chicken pieces in buttermilk or yogurt is the key to juicy fried chicken.

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2 Steamed Chicken Recipe

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In just 25 minutes, you get a healthy chicken dish that's rich in the flavors of ginger, soy sauce, and sesame. It’s one simple dish that will always hit the spot.

This simple steamed chicken is the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemma.

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3 Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipe

What's a better motivation to start cooking than bacon? Bacon makes everything better, including chicken.

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Chicken wrapped in bacon? It's the perfect chicken dish to make on the weekend!

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4 Cheesy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

We don’t know of a more addictive chicken dish. Add stretchy mozzarella, and you’ve got a winner chicken meal. Make these ahead for a quick breakfast or a quick packed lunch. If you love packaged chicken nuggets, you’ll be blown away by these. For something so easy, you get something way more delicious.

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These homemade chicken nuggets are cheesy and crunchy!

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5 Chicken Adobo Recipe

Hailed by many as our "national dish", adobo isn’t just famous and delicious, it’s also incredibly easy to make. You create amazing flavors just by using six ingredients. This recipe is a great and easy first step to your life-long journey in the kitchen.

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This family favorite is easy to master!

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6 Chicken Caldo Recipe

This clear and flavorful soup is unbelievable easy to make. All you have to do is cook your chicken with seasoning on low heat, then return in an hour to chuck in the rest of your ingredients for a quick finish. Chicken recipes really don’t call for many complications, as the chicken itself is already quite a star.

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A simple chicken recipe, this is one chicken soup that has more flavor than your usual.

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7 Buffalo Fried Chicken Recipe

Can you believe just how easy this buffalo chicken recipe is? In just 30 minutes, you get to have that authentic, spicy, piquant taste of buffalo wings. All you have to do is make the most basic, chicken poppers and season them with your favorite hot sauce. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, try making a quick garlic sauce by mixing together half cup mayonnaise, half a teaspoon sugar, a pinch of salt, and 6 cloves of minced garlic.

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Upgrade your usual chicken wings to a boneless, spiced-up version that's ready in a cinch.

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8 Corn Chip-Crusted Fried Chicken Recipe

Corn chips aren’t just for snacking. They can also give your chicken that distinct crunch and that additional intriguing flavor that your favorite brand of corn chips has.

Use your kid's favorite corn chips to create a tasty fried chicken coating.

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9 Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

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This creamy, 30-minute chicken recipe will find its place and settle in your list of favorite dishes. Sweet and velvety coconut milk carries the flavors of spices so well, especially when it’s mixed in with your hot steaming rice!

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Tasty and aromatic, this chicken curry is the fast and easy version of the classic Indian meal.

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10 Chicken Nugget Curry Recipe

This just might be the easiest chicken recipe, ever. Basically, you buy no-fail chicken nuggets and dress it up with a delicious curry sauce. How can you go wrong with such an easy chicken recipe?

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This creative chicken nugget curry recipe makes weeknight cooking too easy!

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11 Easy Chicken Mami Recipe

It’s true, ten minutes is all you need for this easy, chicken noodle soup. As long as you have a microwave oven, you can drastically cut cooking time. You’ll be enjoying a hearty, hot bowl of soup in a pinch.

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This chicken mami recipe comes together in only a few minutes.

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12 Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

For some newbie cooks, breading something can be intimidating. This recipe doesn't need that. It just needs a few basic ingredients to bring out the delicious taste of chicken.

This easy chicken dish is peppery and savory!

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13 Easy Chicken Chopsuey Recipe

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This chicken chopsuey is a medley of different textures: crunchy beans and carrots, tender chicken, and soft cauliflower. By using leftover shredded chicken, you'll finish stir-frying this delicious, healthy dish in just 20 minutes.

Beef up this vegetable-heavy chop suey with chunks of chicken that transform this side into a filling ulam.
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14 Chicken A La King Recipe

French recipes don’t usually find themselves as a classic Filipino staple ulam, but chicken a la king does just that. Everyone will enjoy chicken chunks swimming in an indulgent creamy, white sauce with veggies.

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Pair this creamy chicken dish with rice, pasta, or bread.

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This creamy chicken dish may be paired with rice, pasta, or bread!

If you’re looking for chicken recipes that you can whip up in just 30 minutes, we have those recipes for you here. Looking for more easy chicken recipes? Check these five other recipes out.

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