6 Ways to Transform Your Chicken Dinner

Last Updated February 05, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a new twist on chicken for weekend entertaining or want to perfect your roasting method, here are 6 delicious dinner ideas. 


Bay Leaf-Scented Braised Chicken with Red Wine and Olives

This is a great dish for entertaining because you can make it ahead and reheat it easily. It's full of flavors that appeal to almost everyone. I prefer using all dark meat for braised dishes, but you...

Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Pepper Jack Cheese and Spinach

Something a little different to warm everyone up on those chilly days.

Roasted Organic Chicken

A roast chicken can stand as the centerpiece of a meal with a basic salad and bread, or can be the base for other dishes, like the Mexican Chicken Salad (separate recipe).

Crispy Chicken Breasts with Lemon & Capers

You’ll need to make a double batch of breadcrumbs for this recipe. You might want to use two pans so you can make the two batches at the same time.

Spatchcocked Chicken with Parsley Quinoa Stuffing

This is a very showy dish—great for guests. For a truly festive display, slice the breasts to reveal the colorful stuffing just before serving.

Tuscan Grilled Chicken Under a Brick

Both the Tuscans and the Romans claim to have invented the method for grilling chicken under a brick to keep it juicy and crisp. Although this technique, called pollo al mattone, is traditionally used...