10 Not-Boring Chicken Recipes

Don't blame your bird. These out-of-the-box poultry dishes are simple to prepare but impressive to serve –– making them perfect for flaunting your culinary feathers. 

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Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Butter-Roasted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Rotating a chicken while it cooks allows your oven to act like a rotisserie, hitting the bird with heat from all sides and delivering fall-off-the-bone-tender results. Laura Calder cooks her chicken in butter, which creates unbeatable flavor.

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Chicken supreme with truffle and sage

Supremes of chicken are breasts with their wing bone intact, allowing for a beautiful presentation, as well as incredibly moist results. Chuck Hughes elevates his bird by gently lifting its skin and stuffing black truffles underneath. The results are as decadent as they are delicious.

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Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon lends a licorice-like flavor in this simple chicken dinner. When combined with white wine, lemon juice and creme fraiche, the results are tangy and wonderfully fresh.

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Unfried Chicken

What’s the secret to creating super-crunchy chicken skin without frying it? According to Bobby Deen, it’s all about breading your bird in corn flakes and cooking it in a hot cast-iron skillet.

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Chicken in Vinegar

A classic Lyonnaise dish, this tangy French recipe is made almost entirely from pantry ingredients. Laura cooks this recipe with a whole chicken, so no part of the bird goes to waste.

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Braised Paprika Chicken        

Made from ground red peppers, paprika can impart a spicy or sweet (or both) flavor to whatever it’s sprinkled on. Aida Mollenkamp uses it to season her chicken skin before crisping it in a hot pan and finally braising it over creamy russet potatoes.

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Chicken Thighs with Kale

Michael Symon cooks his kale in the rendered chicken juices to remove its bitterness and yield tender, incredible greens. But what really takes this dish to the next level is his bird-cooking technique –– he crisps its skin before adding it back to the pan with the kale to finish cooking.

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Shoyu Chicken

Teriyaki chicken fans will love this sweet-and-sour recipe for tangy chicken thighs. Aida uses soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to create the familiar, universally loved flavors.

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Apple Cider Chicken    

As cozy as it is easy to make, Sunny Anderson’s apple cider-braised chicken is a modern take on classic poultry and dried fruit dishes. The results are tender and sweet –– meaning you have every right to ask everyone at the table "How do you like them apples?"

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Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders    

Giada De Laurentiis soups up her chicken tenders by soaking them in buttermilk before dusting them with Parmesan-flecked breadcrumbs. The finished fingers are served with a garlic and balsamic vinaigrette, making this kid-friendly dish one that adults will absolutely love.

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