15 Delicious and Unique Chicken Recipes You Have to Try

You could eat chicken every night of the week and not get sick of it because it was prepared in such different ways. The added bonus is that chicken is a great source of protein. Depending on the cut of chicken, and especially when prepared skinless, it is also pretty low in fat. If you are a lover of chicken recipes or you are just looking for some interesting recipes to mix up your meal planning, check out these 15 delicious and unique chicken recipes you are not going to want to wait to try.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ranch 

As chicken recipes go, this unique combination of buffalo chicken, ranch, and sweet potatoes is a keeper! These stuffed sweet potatoes are healthy, super flavorful, and only require a few ingredients so they make a great weeknight meal. 

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven alongside chicken breasts. Alternatively, you can cook the chicken in an instant pot or use pre-cooked chicken. After it is cooked, shred the chicken, Mix together the creamy buffalo sauce ingredients – mayonnaise, hot sauce, ranch dressing, garlic powder, and salt. Pour it over the shredded chicken and stir to combine. 

When the sweet potatoes are nice and soft, remove them from the oven and carefully slice down the middle. Open the sweet potato a little by pushing on both ends and stuff with buffalo chicken mixture. Top with ranch dressing and garnish with sliced green onions.

Garlic-Ginger Chicken With Cilantro and Mint

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Chicken recipes that can lead to multiple meals are the best. This charred, spicy chicken is equally wonderful by itself, served taco-style, or eaten with various salads and chutneys.

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Simple Homemade Chicken Ramen

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Inspired by traditional ramen, this simple homemade chicken ramen tops loads of noodles with a flavorful broth, roasted chicken, fresh veggies, and a soft-boiled egg. It is also one of the chicken recipes you need to add to your recipe box because you can have it on the table in under an hour.

The chicken soup base is full of flavor with garlic, ginger, shitake mushrooms, and soy sauce. You can cook the chicken yourself or pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store to save some time. Divide cooked ramen noodles into two large bowls. Add sliced chicken and your homemade ramen broth. Then top it all with fresh scallions, jalapeño (if you want), and a soft-boiled egg. It is hearty, delicious, and super satisfying.

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

For a lighter take on fried rice, pulse cauliflower in a food processor until coarse in texture like rice. Then add peas, carrots, scallions, and chicken for a unique take on chicken fried rice.

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

This curry is prepared in one pot and is ready in 20 minutes. It is layered with fabulous flavors like garlic and ginger. This Thai curry begins by sautéing an onion before adding chicken, garlic, ginger, and coriander. Stir in coconut milk, carrots, and Thai curry paste. Then add spinach and cook until it is wilted. Let your curry simmer a little longer than the recipe calls for to give your curry time for the flavors to really come together. 

If you like spicy, add a little more of the Thai curry paste too. Just do not go overboard and add too much! It gets spicier as the broth cooks. 

Serve your curry over rice with a sprinkling of cilantro over the top. It is also great with a piece or two of naan to sop up all that goodness. 

Butter Chicken Pie with Naan Crust

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

This twist on the chicken pot pie is filled with spiced chicken thighs in a creamy curry sauce and topped with a crusty naan. 

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Four Ingredient Pesto Chicken Bake

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

All you need for this recipe, which is probably the simplest of any chicken recipes you can find, are chicken breasts, tomatoes, pesto, and slices of mozzarella cheese. Making it is just as simple. Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Cover them in pesto. Store-bought pesto is great for when you are in a hurry, but making it from scratch is pretty simple and only takes about five minutes if you want to give it a try. 

Top each piece of pesto-covered chicken with a slice of mozzarella and a few slices of tomato. Be sure to buy fresh mozzarella rather than shredded mozzarella. You want a nice thick piece of cheese that will get all melty and gooey. Bake it for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken before broiling for a few minutes to get the cheese nice and bubbly. 

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Foil Packs

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

These foil packs can be cooked in the oven, on the grill, or even over a campfire. They are full of chicken breasts stuffed with tomato, basil, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic vinegar all on top of seasoned veggies. 

Baked Chicken Fajita Roll-ups

Another one of the more unique, but also easy chicken recipes, these roll-ups have all of the flavors of a fajita but without the tortilla. Serve it with a side of Spanish rice for the perfect meal.

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Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet pan dinners are amazing because all you have to do is throw everything onto one pan and get it in the oven. They are uncomplicated but still deliver a delicious meal. This Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is no exception. As chicken recipes go, this one is just the right mix of things you might expect and a few you probably did not.

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

The unique part of this sheet pan dinner is the five spice powder. Five spice is a traditional Chinese spice blend most commonly made of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and pepper. Although, sometimes it can include ginger and/or nutmeg. 

To make this delicious sheet pan dinner, start by marinating chicken thighs in olive oil, honey, soy sauce, five spice powder, and garlic for at least an hour or overnight, if possible. When you are ready to cook, arrange cabbage, carrots, and your marinated chicken thighs on a sheet pan and roast for about 35 minutes. Sprinkle it with red pepper flakes and green onion before serving.

Sweet Sriracha Chicken Breasts

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Comforting, and yet not too spicy these sweet sriracha chicken breasts are perfect for a quick, weeknight meal. Another one of the unique chicken recipes that can be turned into a number of delicious meals.

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Have dietary restrictions and need chicken recipes with options or allowances for swaps? With options for nearly every component of the recipe, this dish is just what you are looking for. If you have no dietary restrictions and just love delicious creamy pasta, this one is for you too. 

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Use whatever short pasta you like or have on hand. That means you can use farfalle, penne, rotini, or even elbows. The recipe calls for chicken breast but you can substitute that for thighs if you prefer or mix it up and add shrimp instead. The recipe uses almond milk but notes that any milk of your choosing will do (try a mix of milk and heavy cream for a lusciously thick sauce). You can even use lite coconut cream. A little flour gets added in to thicken things up, which can be gluten-free, standard flour, or whatever flour you regularly use at home. The other ingredients are straightforward, as is the recipe.

Cook your pasta al dente according to the package directions. Chop the chicken, place it into a bowl and stir in oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook the chicken in a large frying pan over medium-high heat before stirring in sun-dried tomatoes and continuing to cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in a mixture of whisked milk and flour, mixing well to combine. Allow the sauce to thicken before adding spinach and cooking until wilted. Add in the cooked pasta along with grated parmesan and stir to combine. 

Hasselback Chicken Cordon Bleu

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Interesting chicken recipes that are a play on classic dishes are fun to explore. This recipe is a play on Hasselback potatoes. Thinly-sliced chicken breasts take the place of the potatoes and are stuffed with Canadian bacon and Swiss cheese, and coated in a crunchy breadcrumb topping. 

Chicken Parm Meatball Subs

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

Chicken parmesan and meatball subs are two delicious recipes. Why not combine them to make an amazing recipe that will quickly become a new favorite in your household? Ground chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parmesan, and panko are combined to make delicious, juicy meatballs. Then load hoagie rolls with provolone cheese, your meatballs, and marinara sauce. 

If you like, you can put the assembled sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes until they are toasted. This gives them some nice melty cheese and a good crisp outside bite.

Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches

15 Delicious And Unique Chicken Recipes You Have To Try

These dressed-up sandwiches will become an instant summertime favorite. Delicious chicken recipes do not have to be complicated. Barbecued chicken, mayonnaise, onion, celery, salt, and pepper flakes are all you need to make this easy recipe.  


Chicken is one of those foods that you can cook in a ton of different ways. That is why you have to comb through thousands of chicken recipes just to find a couple of good ones. Hopefully, these 15 delicious and unique chicken recipes make your search a little easier. They are definitely worth your time.


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Michelle Frick
Michelle Frick
Born in Massachusetts, Michelle currently lives in North Carolina. She has two teenage boys who are growing up way too fast. Besides her love of writing, she enjoys running, practicing yoga, watching hockey, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.

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