In the South, chicken isn’t just a meal—it’s a way of life. Fried, baked, grilled, or smothered, this versatile bird takes center stage in countless beloved dishes. From Sunday suppers to backyard barbecues, there’s always a reason to celebrate chicken done right.

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern fried chicken pieces on a white platter.
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This Southern fried chicken comes from our Grandma and is the best we’ve ever had. It’s simple, crispy, and absolute perfection.

Get the recipe: Fried Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders are a kid favorite with crispy panko bread crumbs and easy honey mustard sauce. My family gobbles this chicken like nobody’s business and I bet yours will too!
Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

If your kids love honey mustard sauce, they’ll love these baked honey mustard chicken tenders. Use bottled sauce or make homemade honey mustard sauce.

Get the recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings on a rack in a pan.
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Honey garlic chicken wings are so good they’ll make you want to slap yo’ mama. We don’t advise doing that, but you sure will love these wings.

Get the recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Closeup of chicken lettuce wraps on a white plate with a drizzle of Sriracha sauce.
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A twist on chicken salad, these chicken lettuce wraps have mango, cilantro, jalapeno, cashews, and avocado.

Get the recipe: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken

Closeup of prosciutto wrapped chicken on a baking sheet.
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It doesn’t get any easier than this: lay a slice or prosciutto over a chicken breast, top that with a slice of provolone, and bake. Easy, fast, and delicious!

Get the recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken

Chicken Noodle Soup

Bowl of chicken noodle soup with carrots and parsley, served with bread slices. A larger pot and another bowl of soup are in the background, next to salt and pepper shakers.
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Whatever’s ailing you, this soup will make you feel better. It’s like a warm hug from your mama.

Get the recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

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We love these parmesan chicken cutlets over a bed of arugula with some shaved parmesan cheese and lemon vinaigrette for a great light supper.

Get the recipe: Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken is simple and easy—no chopping required! Just toss in some fresh herbs and lemon slices and roast for a perfect weeknight dinner. 
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It takes just a few minutes to prepare this chicken and pop it in the oven to bake. You can get your sides ready while it’s cooking. We suggest mashed potatoes and green beans.

Get the recipe: Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Soy Garlic Chicken

A white plate with a chicken in garlic sauce.
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One of the easiest weeknight meals, this chicken is ready in about 20 minutes. Simple ingredients but major flavor make this recipe a family favorite.

Get the recipe: Soy Garlic Chicken

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder is a rich and creamy soup filled with corn, chicken, bacon, and cheese. It's easy to make and kid-friendly!
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When the temperature starts dropping, it’s time to pull out the soup pot and make this chicken corn chowder. You’ll love how easy it is and everyone else will love how it tastes.

Get the recipe: Chicken Corn Chowder

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Hi, I’m Lucy! I’m a home cook, writer, food and wine fanatic, and recipe developer. I’ve created and tested hundreds of recipes so that I can bring you the best tried and true favorites.

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