From Sunday roasts to hearty casseroles and simple tray bakes to tasty pies, chicken is one of the most versatile meats for cooking at home.
It can be spatchcocked and cooked quickly in a beautiful Moroccan-style feast, shredded to make a pulled-chicken fajita or even thrown in the slow cooker to make a succulent jerk feast.
So if you want to break free from the same old chicken dinners, check out our best new chicken recipes below...
Slow cooker jerk thighs with Caribbean slaw
Spicy, sweet and succulent, this tasty chicken dish will go down a treat with all the family and it's so simple to prepare. Simply load all the ingredients, including the chicken, jerk seasoning, tomato purée, onion, garlic, pepper and mango in the slow cooker and let the handy kitchen gadget work its magic. Six hours later you'll have a tender, flavour-packed plate of food. Easy peasy.
Moroccan-style spatchcock chicken with dill yogurt
This succulent dish of Moroccan-style chicken with dill yogurt has been flavoured with garlic and north African spice mix, ras el hanout. Spatchcocking the bird like this also means it's ideal for grilling or barbecuing, as the heat can easily get to every bit of the meat. Serve with dill yogurt and this chilli, lemon and mint roast butternut squash.
Speedy chicken and leek casserole
Who knew that a casserole could be on the table within 30 minutes? This speedy chicken and leek casserole is perfect if you’re short on time but don’t want to sacrifice on flavour. Serve with mashed potato or with crusty white bread.
Crunchy cornflake chicken with sweet potato fries
Cornflakes aren’t just for breakfast. You can use them for coating your chicken too. Try them in these cheese and cornflake chicken nuggets - trust us, the kids will love them!
chicken and bacon traybake with new potatoes
What could be simpler than a one-tray wonder after a busy day? Alice Liveing's recipe combines tomatoes, basil, chicken, red onion, potatoes and bacon to create a delicious, and washing-up friendly evening meal.
Chicken saltimbocca with garlic, basil and parmesan mash
Chicken can only get better when it’s wrapped in prosciutto and marinated with garlic. This Italian chicken saltimbocca is perfect served with Parmesan mash and green beans, and we think it would go down well at a dinner party, too.
Miguel Barclay's chicken fajitas
Fajitas are a family favourite as everybody can get involved constructing their own wrap and loading it with their favourite topping. And if you've never made your own tortillas before, now is the time to try. You only need flour and water to create them - just imagine all those pennies you'll be saving.
Quick chicken katsu curry with salad
Japanese-style crispy chicken in a rich, fruity mild curry sauce. This has Friday night 'fakeaway' written all over it - perfect for January!
Loaded with egg noodles and packed with veg, this Chinese-inspired chicken stir-fry is ready within 20 minutes.