The Easiest Weeknight Chicken Recipes to Bookmark Now
It’s easy to get stuck in a weeknight dinner rut—you can only have penne à la vodka so many times before you start muttering Italian words in your sleep. To get you out of your slump, we’ve rounded up seven weeknight chicken recipes that are delicious and easy to make. From a Southeast Asian-inspired tamarind chicken to a surprisingly simple garlic recipe, these dishes from Food52 will take your palate on a new adventure Monday through Friday.
The marinade of this roasted chicken cooks down to an incredible sticky savoriness. Combined with crispy bits of chickpeas and marinade-sodden potatoes, it’s heaven on a plate.
The crisp flavors of radishes and farmer’s cheese (similar to ricotta) dress up what would otherwise be a basic grilled chicken sandwich. It’s hearty but refreshing—comfort food at its finest.
A simple summer recipe, these chicken tacos are full of flavor and texture. Whether you grill them or bake them, they’re an easy go-to for any weeknight.
A traditional Sunday lunchtime dish in France, this roast chicken cooked with a few sprigs of thyme and 40 cloves of garlic—usually served with potatoes—is remarkably simple to make. You’re welcome in advance; it’s divine.
RECIPE: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Requiring such minimal effort and a handful of humble ingredients, this Filipino comfort food recipe will intoxicate you with bites of rich, tender chicken and the aroma of garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar.
RECIPE: Chicken Adobo with Rice
Adapted from an old Western cookbook, this recipe involves cooking your chicken in a sauce of chicken broth, white wine, and light cream, then garnishing with grape tomatoes and fresh herbs. It tastes and looks much more complicated than what’s required.
RECIPE: Easy Elegant Chicken
Inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine, this chicken dish marries hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors and grills in just minutes.
RECIPE: Tamarind Chicken
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