Gourmet Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Looking for chicken dishes that are a cut above the rest? Allrecipes has more than 210 extra-special chicken recipes complete with ratings, reviews and presentation tips.

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Chicken Breasts with Herb Basting Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 683
Baked bone-in chicken breasts with a flavorsome garlic and herb basting sauce. Can also be made with skinless, boneless chicken.

Chef John's Chicken Kiev

Rating: 5 stars 258
Oozing with garlic and parsley butter — this chicken Kiev will be a hit!

Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
Cornish game hens stuffed with leeks and fresh lemons and baked to a golden finish. This is a delicious and simple recipe for Cornish hens. Serve with couscous and broccoli, if desired.

Poulet de Provencal

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
This always reminds me of an aromatic day in Eze, France.

Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 378
This is one of those rare recipes where the name is the same as the ingredient list. You're going to be so shocked at how flavorful, juicy, and amazing this roast chicken comes out.

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4 stars 492
Moist roasted chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and creamy risotto. You may choose to roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving is also a nice touch.

Stuffed Chicken Valentino

Rating: 4.5 stars 420
This chicken Valentino is a dish to serve guests — be ready to impress! Good enough to be served at a high-priced restaurant, but easy enough to make yourself. Creamy mozzarella and roasted red peppers make the dish really special. Serve over pasta with Alfredo sauce.

Coq Au Vin, My Way

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
Traveling through France, I sampled all I could in French cuisine. There were many delightful meals, but my favorite was Coq Au Vin. When I returned to the states, I began my quest to recreate that wonderful taste. It takes some extra time to prepare but the result is well worth the wait. Serve with Baby Carrots or Steamed Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes on the side.

Chimichurri Baked Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Chimichurri is a dish from Argentina that is usually served over grilled chicken or steak. This is my version, which may or may not be authentic.

Indonesian Satay

Rating: 4.5 stars 461
This is an original Indonesian satay. I send it from a long way. Hope all over the world, readers can enjoy it.

Million Dollar Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 79
This chicken is roasted on thick slices of sourdough bread and slathered with a creme fraiche glaze. It looks like a million dollars. When you combine the chicken with that sticky, drippings-soaked bread, you're talking about at least a million-dollar taste.

Makhani Chicken (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars 182
This fragrant, spicy Indian butter chicken recipe is from the owner of the India Cuisine restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Serve with hot Indian bread.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
Rating: Unrated 1193
"This recipe is incredible! I ate my hen with my hands, hot from the oven, juices running down my fingers like I was in Game of Thrones." – becca11bear
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rating: Unrated 7023
"Amazingly elegant and simple to make. The taste belongs in a fancy restaurant—so delicious! The secret: the sauce. To die for!" – cookintraining
Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rating: 5 stars 6994

Cordon Bleu is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks! The term can now apply to any superior cook (yes, men too), and also to this dish (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese slices, breaded and sauteed). This yummy version adds paprika and a creamy white wine sauce worthy of its own blue ribbon. Two blue ribbon tastes in wedded bliss -- Chicken Cordon Bleu!