The 10 Most Popular Chicken Recipes So Far in 2024

If you're bored of chicken dinners, you've come to the right place.

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

I've been there too often: It's Wednesday night, and I'm hungry. Yet the package of chicken breasts in the fridge is the last thing I want to cook and eat. The diagnosis is "repetitive chicken dinner boredom."

Here's an easy cure: 10 of Simply Recipes' most popular chicken recipes so far in 2024.

Now, before you start huffing and puffing, whispering to your screen that you're sure these chicken recipes are ones you've seen and cooked before, let me assure you that you'll be surprised by some of the ones Simply Recipes readers have been returning to on repeat this year.

So dive right in to revive your verve for chicken dinners. I've included helpful tips and tricks from our readers, editors, and contributors to boost your confidence.

Ranch Chicken

<p>Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek</p>

Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

Get Recipe: Ranch Chicken

"To replace the ranch seasoning packet with something homemade, use 2 teaspoons dried parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and onion powder each, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus a squeeze of lemon if you have it." —Laurel Randolph, Simply Recipes Editor

Chicken Scarpariello

<p>Simply Recipes / Coco Morante</p>

Simply Recipes / Coco Morante

Get Recipe: Chicken Scarpariello

"I’ve seen people use red wine vinegar, red or white wine vinegar, lemon juice, or my favorite, a little bit of the brine from a jar of pickled peppers. You’re already adding the peppers to the dish, so it’s convenient to add a glug of the brine." —Coco Morante, Simply Recipes Contributor

Chicken Fried Rice

Lisa Lin
Lisa Lin

Get Recipe: Chicken Fried Rice

"Rice sticks to the pan very easily, so make sure to use a wok or pan that doesn’t have a sticky surface. I usually cook stir-fries in my seasoned carbon steel wok, but cast iron or nonstick pans work well, too." —Lisa Lin, Simply Recipes Contributor

Skillet Chicken Divan

<p>Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe</p>

Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

Get Recipe: Skillet Chicken Divan

"This is a delicious new version of an old recipe, which I loved as a child in the 1950s. The oldest version I found--in a community cookbook which predated easy access to frozen veggies of all kinds--used green peas. My 1960 version of Joy of Cooking calls for either broccoli or asparagus. I think mushrooms and spinach would also taste really good." —Jan, Simply Recipes Reader

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

<p>Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe</p>

Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

Get Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

"Adding an herb to this marinade is optional, but it really takes it to the next level. Oregano, rosemary, and thyme feel right at home here, fresh or dried, alone or in combination." —Sheela Prakash, Simply Recipes Contributor

How to Boil Chicken

Emma Christensen
Emma Christensen

Get Recipe: How to Boil Chicken

"Don't throw away the cooking liquid! This method will make a lightly-flavored chicken broth, which you can use in place of chicken broth for other recipes or as the cooking liquid for rice and other grains. You can also sip it all on its own!" —Emma Christensen, Simply Recipes General Manager

Chicken Marengo

<p>Simply Recipes / Coco Morante</p>

Simply Recipes / Coco Morante

Get Recipe: Chicken Marengo

"Serve a lemon wedge alongside each serving, so everyone can add as much as they like for a bright and acidic finish." —Coco

Lemon Chicken

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

Get Recipe: Lemon Chicken

"Don't like the skin? Not everyone does. But do cook with the skin-on if you can. Cooking with the skin on not only protects the meat from drying out, the chicken gets bathed with the flavor from the skin while it cooks." —Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes Founder

4-Ingredient Ranch Chicken Breasts

<p>Simply Recipes / Sara Haas</p>

Simply Recipes / Sara Haas

Get Recipe: 4-Ingredient Ranch Chicken Breasts

"One of my favorite tricks is removing some of the marinade before adding the raw protein. Since it’ll never touch the raw meat, it’s safe to mix with mayonnaise to use as a ranch sauce for serving." —Sara Haas, Simply Recipes Contributor

Classic Baked Chicken

Sally Vargas
Sally Vargas

Get Recipe: Classic Baked Chicken

"Cut up about 1/2 dozen red potatoes into chunks, put salt and pepper in the bottom of the roasting pan, spread the potatoes somewhat evenly, sprinkle pepper on top, then add the chicken pieces. The potatoes get all the nice chicken juices, and the chicken is also has heat circulating around for extra crisp, and the potatoes taste scrumptious." —Craig, Simply Recipes Reader

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