Sick of Chicken? 19 New Flavors To Revive Your Dinners

Sick of having chicken all the time? Let’s change that! How about diving into some new tastes to shake up your dinner routine? Say goodbye to boring meals and hello to these exciting 19 new flavors that make you forget all about chicken!

A platter of sheet pan lemon-rosemary chicken with lemon slices, herbs, and garnished with cherry tomatoes.
Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken fried rice on a white plate with a green napkin.
Chicken Fried Rice. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Let’s get those leftovers working overtime. This fried rice throws in some fresh veggies and turns that bland chicken into a savory treat. This is for those nights when you want to add an extra zip to dinner without a lot of fuss. It’s time to give your rice a chicken makeover that you won’t forget.
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Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Chicken breast with herbs, cheese and tomatoes.
Mediterranean Chicken Bake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Let’s throw chicken into a dish with tomatoes, olives, and feta and bake it till everything’s all warm and bubbly. This Mediterranean Chicken Bake will transport your taste buds and make you forget you’re having chicken… again. It’s a trip to the Med without leaving your kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries in a bowl.
Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Who says chicken salad has to be plain? Not us. Mix in some cranberries and walnuts and bam, you’ve got yourself a chicken salad that breaks the mold. Fresh, crunchy, and full of surprises, it’s just the kind of twist your chicken has been craving.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Walnuts

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

A plate of chicken thighs.
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

If you own an air fryer, let’s find out what it can really do. Whip up some honey garlic chicken thighs for a taste that’s all crunch and sweet garlic goodness. We’re making chicken thighs cool again, one air-fried bite at a time. This dish is about to make your kitchen the new hotspot.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Chicken Zoodle Soup

A person holding a bowl of chicken and zucchini soup.
Chicken Zoodle Soup. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Okay, we’re swapping out regular noodles for zoodles in this soup. It’s like your classic chicken soup but with a twist, packing in veggies and keeping things light. It’s the perfect excuse to dust off that spiralizer and add a fresh twist to your soup game.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Zoodle Soup

Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze

Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze on a round platter.
Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Sometimes, what you need is a sweet and spicy twist to revive that same old chicken. These glazed legs do just that with a flavor that clings to every bite. Fire up your taste adventure with a red pepper kick that’s a surefire hit. Wave goodbye to bland and say hello to bold, we’re going all out.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga Tostada on a plate.
Chicken Tinga Tostadas. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

If you’re craving something with a bit of kick, these tostadas are a game-changer. They bring a new flavor to the table with a tangy, spicy sauce that makes chicken exciting again. With these, your Tuesday nights won’t ever feel like just another day of the week. It’s about time you spiced things up and said hello to taste buds tingling with joy.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup in two white bowls with garnishes nearby.
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

The humble soup night gets a smoky revamp. Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup combines rich flavors with the freshness of a squeeze of lime. It’s hearty enough to be a meal on its own, especially when you pile on the cheese and tortilla strips. One bowl might just make you a soup person if you weren’t one before.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Salad

Rotisserie chicken pasta salad in a bowl.
Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Here’s a new twist on your run-of-the-mill pasta salad. Taking that rotisserie chicken from simple to awesome, this dish is more than just convenient—it’s a fresh angle on chicken. It’s the perfect fix for a lazy summer day and a great way to reboot your chicken routine.
Get the Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Salad

Tortellini Soup with Kale & Chicken

Kale and tortellini soup in a bowl on a wooden table.
Tortellini Soup with Kale & Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

It’s time your chicken floated in a sea of flavor, and this soup brings all the goodness. Tortellini, kale, and perfectly cooked chicken mean no more boring dinners. Each spoonful is a pledge to keep things exciting around the dinner table. So, let’s get that pot on the stove and bowls ready.
Get the Recipe: Tortellini Soup with Kale & Chicken

Smoked Chicken Al Pastor

A stack of chicken and pineapple on a vertical skewer on a cutting board.
Smoked Chicken Al Pastor. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Tired of the usual? Smoked Chicken Al Pastor is your ticket to a fiesta any night of the week. Get ready for a wave of spice and smoky flavor that’ll reinvent your chicken dinners. We’re not just cooking here; we’re taking flavor trips to fun towns.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Al Pastor

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken

4 ingredient slow cooker chicken on a black platter.
4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

So, you want dinner to be easy, right? Here’s the deal: Throw 4 things into a slow cooker and let it do its thing. When you’re ready to eat, you’ve got chicken so tender, it falls apart. Jazz it up with some new flavors, maybe toss in a spice you’ve never tried, and bam, dinner’s served!
Get the Recipe: 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken

Chicken Stir Fry

A white plate with chicken and mushrooms in a sauce.
Chicken Stir Fry. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Let’s toss that chicken into a fiery wok with all sorts of colorful veggies and a sauce that’s got some serious zing. This Chicken Stir Fry is the answer when you’re screaming for a dinner that’s fast, furious, and flipping delicious.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs with a dipping sauce.
Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Fire up the grill for these Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs. It’s like a little party on a stick, with chicken getting all cozy with lemon and oregano. It’s a fresh take on chicken that’ll have you forgetting all about those boring, grilled chicken nights.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Parmesan Lettuce Wraps

Two lettuce wraps with chicken and spinach on a cutting board.
Chicken Parmesan Lettuce Wraps. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Bet you never thought of wrapping Chicken Parm in lettuce. It’s crunchy, it’s saucy, and it’s all the good things about chicken Parm without the heaviness. These wraps are here to shake up your chicken game and keep things light.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Lettuce Wraps

Curried Chicken Salad with Raisins

Curried chicken salad in a blue bowl.
Curried Chicken Salad with Raisins. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This isn’t just any chicken salad; it’s got curry powder and raisins to mix things up. The Curried Chicken Salad with Raisins is here to break the lunch routine blues. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of tasty.
Get the Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad with Raisins

Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

A platter of sheet pan lemon-rosemary chicken with lemon slices, herbs, and garnished with cherry tomatoes.
Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Who knew a sheet pan could be the start of something beautiful? Lemon and rosemary come together with chicken for a dinner that’s uncomplicated but oh-so-good. This Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken is the weeknight warrior you’ve been looking for.
Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Chicken Marsala Meatballs in a black dish.
Chicken Marsala Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Think Chicken Marsala, but make it fun with meatballs. These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are your favorite fancy dinner turned playful. Serve this up, and watch everyone wonder why they’ve been having chicken any other way.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Chicken Scampi

A white plate with Chicken Scampi and green beans resting in the center.
Chicken Scampi. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

How about we give that chicken a garlicky, buttery bath tonight? This Chicken Scampi is all about simple ingredients coming together to make something you’ll want to slurp right off the plate. Plus, pairing it with some pasta or a fresh salad? Chef’s kiss!
Get the Recipe: Chicken Scampi

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