Our 12 Most-Popular Chicken Recipes of All. Time.

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October  8, 2018
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Some people send get well flowers. Others mail thank you cards or messenger birthday balloons. My dad sends chickens: Specifically, the frozen boneless stuffed chickens from Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice, Louisiana. Because, let's be honest, is there anything better than a chicken dinner?

To celebrate the versatile poultry, I've combed through Food52's near-decade-old recipe box for the our best chicken recipes ever. It was hard to leave out numbers 13, 14, and 15 (who doesn't love Canal House's Genius Chicken Thighs?). But for these purposes I had to stick to the facts.

These chicken recipes are the greatest of the greatest—our (and our community's) absolute favorites:

Our 12 Best Chicken Recipes

What's your favorite chicken recipe ever? Let us know in the comments below.
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Katherine May 17, 2019
So, I am guessing you are asking what is your favorite all-time recipe, rather than just the ones I have downloaded here (not to say there isn't lots of wonderful goodness here!). But my all time fave is a family recipe from Gramma Landry (Dad's mom). I have it every year for my b'day. It was a family tradition to choose our birthday family meal. It's a variation of Brunswick Stew. As we all know, all Brunswick Stew recipes are variations. Ours did not include squirrel! Despite my dad's fruitless battle to keep squirrels from his pear, apple and cheery trees he never destroyed any of these determined critters. Anyway, it's a simple stew with layers of chicken, onion, potato, tomato, salt pork, lima beans and salt pork. It is simmered in chicken broth. Originally it was only seasoned with poultry seasoning, but I throw in my own concoction with fresh sage, rosemary, garlic, and thyme. And maybe some poultry seasoning for good measure. It's simple and delicious, though maybe some of the goodness if from family tradition and love.
Danielle October 11, 2018
This recipe is NOT getting enough love.
pottsy.1990 October 17, 2018
That was the first chicken recipe that sprang to mind when I saw this article! Love it.
Dunnkit October 11, 2018
This is the BEST (and easiest) chicken recipe I've enjoyed in years! Highly recommend trying it, if you haven't.
clintonhillbilly October 9, 2018
Eric K. October 9, 2018
That's a good one.