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50 International Chicken Recipes

Explore the world from the comfort of your kitchen. These global chicken recipes and regional favorites will spice up your dinner routine.

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Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut NoodlesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut Noodles

I like to serve these Thai peanut noodles with green onion or cilantro for a pop of color and fresh flavor. Catherine Cebula, Littleton, Massachusetts

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Spanish-Style PaellaTaste of Home

Spanish-Style Paella

If you enjoy cooking ethnic foods, this Spanish paella recipe will be a favorite. It's brimming with generous chunks of sausage, shrimp and veggies.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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West African Chicken StewTaste of Home

West African Chicken Stew

I really love African flavors, but you don't really encounter them much in the U.S. Here the combination of native African ingredients, all of which can be found in the States, transports you to a new culinary place. Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California

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Greek Chicken with Green BeansTaste of Home

Greek Chicken with Green Beans

My Greek grandmother made the most delicious Greek chicken and green beans with a lemon-tomato flavor. Whenever I make this recipe I think of her. The juices from the meat flavor the green beans, but the beans can be prepared alone as a side dish if desired. —Elizabeth Lindemann, Driftwood, Texas

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Slow-Cooked Italian ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken

With its nicely seasoned tomato sauce, this enticing chicken entree is especially good over pasta or rice. "My father loved it when I made this," writes Deanna D'Auria of Banning, California.

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Chicken StroganoffTaste of Home

Chicken Stroganoff

I came up with this chicken Stroganoff as a way to use up roasted chicken. It was a hit. I'm usually the only one in my family who loves noodles, but even our 9-year-old son enjoys this recipe because its topped with creamy chicken. Laura Schimanski, Coaldale, Alberta

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New Orleans-Style Stewed ChickenTaste of Home

New Orleans-Style Stewed Chicken

This New Orleans stewed chicken is like a gumbo but with far less liquid and bigger pieces of meat. Don't let the long list of ingredients trick you into thinking it's a difficult recipe to cook. Most of the ingredients are herbs and spices that coat the chicken. —Eric Olsson, Macomb, Michigan

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Chicken SamosasTaste of Home

Chicken Samosas

This chicken samosa recipe is best served with yogurt dipping sauce or chutney (like coriander and mint, tamarind or sweet mango). The dough and filling can be made ahead for quick assembly before guests arrive. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Thai Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Thai Chicken Thighs

These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Soup with Bok ChoyTaste of Home

Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Soup with Bok Choy

Throughout Vietnam there are many kinds of soups, canh, served all year long. I particularly love enjoying this warm, flavorful bowl of Vietnamese chicken soup on laid-back weekends, but it's also great packed in a Thermos for lunch. It's the perfect bok choy soup, too! Brenda Watts, Gaffney, South Carolina

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Cajun Chicken LasagnaTaste of Home

Cajun Chicken Lasagna

Destined to be a new favorite with all around the table, this zesty take on traditional Italian lasagna is a nod to the Gulf Coast. Increase the amount of Cajun seasoning if you like spicier fare. Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon

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Pressure-Cooker Coq au VinTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Coq au Vin

Dont be intimidated by the elegant name. The classic French dish is now made easier in one appliance! This Instant Pot coq au vin has all the classic flavors of a rich red wine-mushroom sauce but is so simple to make. My family loves it with whole grain country bread or French bread for dipping into the extra sauce. Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Mughali ChickenTaste of Home

Mughali Chicken

I enjoy cooking for my family and try to incorporate healthy new foods into our menus. This authentic Indian dish is a favorite. Aruna Kancharla, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Chicken Merlot with MushroomsTaste of Home

Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

Slow cooked and savory, this dish is perfect for any night of the week, and is sure to become a staple in your home.Shelli McWilliam of Salem, Oregon

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Tangy Tropical ChickenTaste of Home

Tangy Tropical Chicken

In this colorful dish, exotic fruits such as mango and pineapple beautifully complement the chicken and lend a pleasant hint of sweetness thats balanced by a bit of soy sauce. Christina Aho, Naples, Florida

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Sheet-Pan Tandoori ChickenTaste of Home

Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

This tandoori chicken recipe is easy for weeknights since it uses just one pan, but it's also special enough for company. The best part is there isn't much to clean up when you're done! Anwar Khan, Iriving, Texas

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Mama's Puerto Rican ChickenTaste of Home

Mama's Puerto Rican Chicken

My mom has a vast repertoire of recipes, and this extra-crispy, spiced-up chicken is the best one of the bunch. We love it served with a side of traditional red beans and rice. Edwin Robles, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Smoky Spanish ChickenTaste of Home

Smoky Spanish Chicken

After enjoying a similar dish at a Spanish tapas restaurant, my husband and I were eager to make our own version of this saucy chicken at home. If I want to make it extra-healthy, I remove the skin from the chicken after browning. Ryan Haley, San Diego, California

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Tangerine Chicken TagineTaste of Home

Tangerine Chicken Tagine

My family and friends love foods from around the world, especially Moroccan entrees, so I created this flavorful dish. Cooking it in the slow cooker keeps each morsel moist and rich in flavor. Brenda Watts, Gaffney, South Carolina

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Roast Chicken with Creole StuffingTaste of Home

Roast Chicken with Creole Stuffing

I've used this recipe ever since I roasted my first chicken. Our whole family looks forward to it. The combination of shrimp, sausage, ham, vegetables and seasonings makes the stuffing unique and delicious.

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Caribbean Curried ChickenTaste of Home

Caribbean Curried Chicken

Having grown up in the Virgin Islands, I've eaten my fair share of authentic curried chicken. This recipe hits the mark with big, bold flavors. It's delicious served over rice. Sharon Gibson, Hendersonville, North Carolina

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Asian Chicken Rice BowlTaste of Home

Asian Chicken Rice Bowl

This super flavorful, nutrient-packed dish makes use of supermarket conveniences like coleslaw mix and rotisserie chicken. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for large families. Christianna Gozzi, Asteria, New York

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Matt's Jerk ChickenTaste of Home

Matt's Jerk Chicken

Get ready for a trip to the Islands. You may think jerk chicken is complicated, but really, all it takes is time. Throw on some tunes, grab an icy drink and prepare to be transported. Have a smoker? You can smoke the chicken first and finish it on the grill. Jenn Hall, Collingswood, New Jersey

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Chicken Tikka MasalaTaste of Home

Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian-style chicken masala recipe has flavors that keep me coming back for morea simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot thats simply amazing. Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah

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Cassoulet for TodayTaste of Home

Cassoulet for Today

Traditionally cooked for hours, this cassoulet recipe offers the same homey taste in less time. Its easy on the wallet, too. Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida

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Teriyaki Pineapple DrumsticksTaste of Home

Teriyaki Pineapple Drumsticks

We have a large family and throw big parties, so I look for ways to free my husband from the grill. Roasted drumsticks keep everyone happy. Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey

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Thai Red Curry Chicken & VegetablesTaste of Home

Thai Red Curry Chicken & Vegetables

The key to this curry chicken is getting complex flavors without heaviness. For the veggies, I like colorful pea pods, sweet red peppers and water chestnuts. David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California

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Instant Pot Sesame ChickenTaste of Home

Instant Pot Sesame Chicken

Your family will love the flavorful sauce in this Instant Pot sesame chicken. And you'll love how quick and easy it is for a weeknight dinner! If you serve gluten-free meals, use tamari instead of soy sauce. — Karen Kelly, Germantown, Maryland

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Slow-Cooker Butter ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

This slow-cooker butter chicken recipe is similar to the Middle Eastern version I had in Malaysia. I spent several years there eating a variety of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian food. Butter chicken was one of my favorite dishes while I was there! —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio

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Best Italian ChickenTaste of Home

Best Italian Chicken

A friend gave me this easy, low-fat chicken recipe years ago, and I've tweaked the spices to my family's tastes. I'm requested to make it at least twice a month. Judi Guizado, Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka MasalaTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Just a small dash of garam marsala adds lots of flavor. The bright red sauce coats the caramelized chicken beautifully. Anwar Khan, Irving, Texas

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French Lentil and Carrot SoupTaste of Home

French Lentil and Carrot Soup

It's crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but you can leave it out if you prefer. Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Tzatziki ChickenTaste of Home

Tzatziki Chicken

I like to make classic chicken recipes for my family but the real fun is trying a fresh new twist. Krisen Heigl, Staten Island, New York

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Chicken FranceseTaste of Home

Chicken Francese

I grew up on this tender, lemony chicken Francese recipe that's a classic in Italian cooking. It's delicious as is, but we sometimes add sauteed mushrooms. Serve it with pasta or crusty bread to mop up all that delicious pan sauce. Joe Losardo, Taste of Home Executive Marketing Manager

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Chicken Matzo Ball SoupTaste of Home

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people swear by seltzer, but I find its not necessarythe mix makes perfect, fluffy matzo balls every time due to its baking powder. Add chicken fat (schmaltz) for extra-authentic flavor. The matzo balls will taste as if they came straight from Grandma's kitchen. Shannon Sarna, South Orange, New Jersey

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Spicy Chicken EnchiladasTaste of Home

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

Cooked chicken strips and canned enchilada sauce hurry along this zesty entree. I came up with this spicy chicken enchiladas recipe shortly after I got married. It's a delicious dinner for two that's easy to double for company. &mdashAmy Dando, Apalachin, New York

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Air-Fryer Nashville Hot ChickenTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken

I live in Tennessee and absolutely love our famous Nashville hot chicken. To make cooking it easier, I thought Id try air-frying. Im so glad I didthis is almost better than the original. April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine PocketsTaste of Home

Moroccan Chicken Tagine Pockets

I enjoy shredded chicken dishes, Moroccan seasonings and pita sandwiches. The addition of the carrot salad laced with dates and pomegranate seeds lends an extra punch and crunch. Mini flour tortillas can be substituted for pitas. Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken SoupTaste of Home

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

For national soup month in January, I came up with a new recipe every day. This one is my favorite! Its so easy, with just a touch of special Thai flavors. For an even richer flavor, try using whole coconut milk. Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan

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Shredded Barbecue Chicken over GritsTaste of Home

Shredded Barbecue Chicken over Grits

Theres nothing like juicy meat over steaming grits. And the pumpkin in these grits makes them taste like a spicy, comforting bowl of fall flavors. Your family will come running to the table for this one. Erin Renouf Mylroie, Santa Clara, Utah

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Caribbean Chicken Stir-FryTaste of Home

Caribbean Chicken Stir-Fry

Fruit cocktail in stir-fry? You might be surprised by how good this dish is. It's a promising go-to option when time's tight. Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Tandoori Spiced Chicken Pita Pizza with Greek Yogurt and CilantroTaste of Home

Tandoori Spiced Chicken Pita Pizza with Greek Yogurt and Cilantro

My family and I are big picnickers, and I'm always looking for new dishes to try in the great outdoors. The amazing flavors at our favorite Indian restaurant inspired these mini pizzas. Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida

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Chicken MoleTaste of Home

Chicken Mole

If youre not familiar with chicken mole (pronounced mo-LAY), dont be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing this chicken mole recipe because its a great one to experiment with. Darlene Morris, Franklinton, Louisiana

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Slow-Cooked Moroccan ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

Herbs and spices really work their magic on plain chicken in this dish, and the dried fruit adds an exotic touch. Kathy Morgan, Ridgefield, Washington

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Skillet Chicken FajitasTaste of Home

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Fresh flavor with a flair describes this quick and easy recipe. Fajitas are just right for hot summer evenings when you want to serve something fun and tasty, yet keep cooking to a minimum. Try topping them with sour cream, guacamole or both. Lindsay St. John, Plainfield, Indiana

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Forgotten JambalayaTaste of Home

Forgotten Jambalaya

During chilly months, I fix this slow cooker jambalaya recipe at least once a month. Its so easyjust chop the vegetables, dump everything in the slow cooker and forget it! Even my sons, who are picky about spicy things, like this easy jambalaya. Cindi Coss, Coppell, Texas

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Vietnamese Crunchy Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Vietnamese Crunchy Chicken Salad

When I lived in Cleveland I would eat at a really good Vietnamese restaurant that had a dish I couldn't get enough of. Since I had it so frequently, I figured out the components and flavors and created my own easy-to-make version. Everyone who's tasted it loves it. Erin Schillo, Northfield, Ohio

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Teriyaki Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

This slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe always goes over big with my family. The chicken thighs turn out just right, every time. Gigi Miller, Stoughton, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken DinnerTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Greek Chicken Dinner

I got this recipe from my sister and my family really likes it a lot. It makes the house smell so good! The amount of garlic might seem high, but it's just right. You get every bit of the flavor without overpowering the other ingredients. Terri Christensen, Montague, Michigan

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Grilled Jerk ChickenTaste of Home

Grilled Jerk Chicken

Jerk refers to a dry seasoning blend that originated in the Caribbean and that includes spices like allspice, ginger and cinnamon and a blend of peppers. Itll have your tastebuds feeling warm all over. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Christine Rukavena
Christine loves to read, curate, sample and develop new recipes as a book editor at Taste of Home. A CIA alumna with honors, she creates cookbooks and food-related content. A favorite part of the job is taste-testing dishes. Previous positions include pastry chef at a AAA Five Diamond property. Christine moonlights at a boutique wine shop, where she edits marketing pieces and samples wine far higher than her pay grade.

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