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16 Chicken Dishes that Make the Most of Spring

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The sun is shining, the grass is ris', and so are ramps, scallions, greens, and herbs! We think you know where we're going with this—now is the season for bright, seasonal dishes, herb-filled dipping sauces, salads, and spring chickens!

Springy, springy chicken dinny!
Springy, springy chicken dinny! Photo by Bobbi Lin

We're talking about chicken dishes you can throw over lettuce, bake alongside the bright farmers market beauties popping up, and serve alongside a glass of rosé.

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Here are 16 chicken dishes to dig into this spring:

Chicken and Rice Salad with Poached Radishes and Nuoc Cham
Chicken and Rice Salad with Poached Radishes and Nuoc Cham
Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad
Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad
Fragrant Braised Chicken
Fragrant Braised Chicken
Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches
Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken al Mattone with Thyme Pesto
Chicken al Mattone with Thyme Pesto
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Spicy Braised Chicken with Citrus and Rhubarb
Spicy Braised Chicken with Citrus and Rhubarb
Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice
Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice
Super-Quick Roast Chicken with Garlic and White Wine Gravy
Super-Quick Roast Chicken with Garlic and White Wine Gravy
Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing
Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing
Scallion Pesto-Crusted Chicken
Scallion Pesto-Crusted Chicken
The Chicken of My People (Khao Man Gai)
The Chicken of My People (Khao Man Gai)
Pucker-Up Lemon Sumac Chicken with Lemon Herb Board Sauce
Pucker-Up Lemon Sumac Chicken with Lemon Herb Board Sauce
Burmese Chicken Salad
Burmese Chicken Salad
 Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)
Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)
Banh Mi Soft Tacos
Banh Mi Soft Tacos

What are your favorite spring chicken dishes? Tell us in the comments below!


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