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Today we give chicken the recognition it deserves. This is the workhorse of food, after all. You can bake, fry, barbecue or grill it. You can prepare it as an appetizer or serve it as a main course. Shred it, cube it, slice it or pull it straight off the bone. It tastes great on its own, and it plays well with others, too.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is the perfect appetizer to kick things off at your next dinner. You can make it as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of Buffalo wing sauce you use. Also, you can use canned chicken breast, shred leftover chicken from a previous meal, or pull the meat off a deli rotisserie chicken. It is versatile, flavorful and easy to make. Because of that, this is one chicken recipe you’re sure to love.

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Teriyaki Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce

Here’s another great chicken recipe for the perfect appetizer. Teriyaki chicken bites with peanut sauce are packed with flavor. The glaze sauce for the chicken is full of traditional Asian flavors. Add to that a peanut sauce for dipping, and your taste buds will explode with a sweet, but zesty, flavor! Easy to make and absolutely delicious, this chicken appetizer is the perfect beginning to any meal.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This is the perfect chicken recipe for busy people. It’s healthy and simple to make. By putting the vegetables on top of the chicken, all their juices drip down onto the chicken while cooking. This keeps the meat marinated and tender. Also, you can vary which ingredients to add. If you aren’t a fan of bell peppers, keep them out. If you are on the go, but still want to eat a delicious and healthy meal, this chicken recipe is definitely for you.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Here’s a chicken recipe that’s ideal for people who don’t think they have time to make a homemade meal. Chicken pot pie uses refrigerated pie crusts and canned vegetables. Additionally, you can use canned, leftover or fresh chicken - whatever you have on hand. Just shred or cube it, and let it bake inside the flaky pastry. Delicious, homemade food like this has never been so easy to make.

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Chicken and Dumplings

For the ultimate comfort food, you can’t go wrong with chicken and dumplings. Making homemade dumplings may sound intimidating. However, in this chicken recipe, it is surprisingly easy. You may even choose to use a mix to make them. Whichever route you take, adding them to tender chicken that’s been simmered in broth with vegetables turns this into an instant dinner classic.

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Chicken Enchiladas

Bring out the flavor of chicken with a spicy meal that’s both filling and savory. Chicken enchiladas use traditional Mexican seasonings like cilantro and chili powder. These, along with other added flavors, create just the right amount of zing. Chicken enchiladas are perfect for freezing, too. In addition, they are a handy use of leftover chicken. Canned and fresh chicken work just as well, too. Being versatile is one of the things we love about chicken!

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Chicken Curry

This delicious chicken recipe brings the tastes of India right to your table. Over ten spices are used to make the curry sauce alone. Add tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger, and your chicken will be swimming in flavor. A creamy sauce ensures it is moist and tender. Even better, chicken curry is as easy to make as it is tasty. Simple and delicious, chicken curry is an outstanding meal all the way around.

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Roasted Chicken

Roasting chicken gives it a rich taste and a crispy skin. It can be tricky, though, to achieve a crispy skin without drying out the chicken. This recipe is perfect because it demonstrates exactly how to do just that. Putting butter between the meat and skin is the first part. Basting your chicken with the juices that are created while cooking is the other. Doing these two things will ensure your skin is crispy and your chicken is juicy.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

This chicken recipe really showcases its ability to mesh with other flavors. Chicken cordon bleu uses ham to complement the flavor of the chicken. Swiss cheese and spices further add to the taste. The result is a rich, tangy flavor. The presentation is simple and elegant. It is easy to make, too. Even so, you will feel like a real French chef when you make your own.

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Beer Can Chicken

There’s something about beer and barbecue on a warm summer day. This clever recipe combines the two into one tasty meal. Using a full beer can to hold the chicken on the grill is genius. You don’t have to turn or flip it, and it cooks evenly. Further, the beer works to keep the chicken hydrated so it stays juicy and tender. Beer can chicken has a wonderful taste and cooks perfectly with little effort.

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