21 Cozy Chicken Recipes for Chilly Evenings

Warm up your evenings with comfort in a dish. Discover 21 cozy chicken recipes that are perfect for chilly nights. From hearty stews to comforting casseroles, these dishes bring warmth and satisfaction to your table. Enjoy the delicious flavors and embrace the comfort of a home-cooked meal on those crisp, cool evenings.

Baked Cordon Bleu

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Try this straightforward 40-minute baked chicken cordon bleu recipe, a hassle-free twist on the classic French dish. Enjoy succulent, well-cooked chicken filled with ham and Swiss cheese, creating a family-friendly dinner without the fuss. Get the recipe: Baked Cordon Bleu

Chicken Curry Noodle

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Enjoy a family favorite with this chicken curry noodle recipe. The delectable curry sauce blends seamlessly with tender chicken and perfectly cooked noodles, creating a comforting and delightful meal. Get the recipe: Chicken Curry Noodle

Stir Fry Chicken

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Craft a quick and delicious meal with this easy chicken stir-fry recipe. You can whip up a flavorful lunch or dinner in less than 30 minutes with minimal ingredients and basic cooking skills. Perfect for busy individuals seeking a tasty and time-saving option. Get the recipe: Stir Fry Chicken

Honey Soy Chicken Wings

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Whip up a batch of baked honey soy chicken wings for an incredible blend of savory and sweet flavors. These crispy and irresistible wings make an excellent game-day snack or can be paired with your preferred side dishes for a quick, tasty weeknight meal! Get the recipe: Honey Soy Chicken Wings

Chicken Thighs With Lemon

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Create a moist and delicious meal with this baked lemon chicken thighs recipe. The perfect pairing of lemon with chicken is enhanced by adding plump mushrooms and a mix of seasonings, making this dish especially delicious! Get the recipe: Chicken Thighs With Lemon

Chicken Divan

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Chicken Divan, a classic one-pan dish, stands out as both satisfying and easy to prepare. Tender chicken and broccoli smothered in a creamy sauce, crowned with a crispy breadcrumb and cheese topping, all come together in golden-brown perfection. Perfect for weeknight dinners or simple family meals, this dish combines wholesome ingredients and straightforward cooking steps for a delightful result. Get the recipe: Chicken Divan

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Elevate your weeknight dinner with my twist on the classic Italian dish — Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore. Tender, juicy chicken braised in a mouthwatering gravy, served over pasta or rice for a delightful, easy, and delicious meal! Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Mustard Fried Chicken

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Take your fried chicken to the next level with Mustard Fried Chicken, a simple yet incredibly flavorful recipe. The mustard adds a fantastic twist to the taste, complemented by the perfect crispiness of the coating. It’s a fantastic way to shake up your usual fried chicken routine, introducing savory goodness to every bite. Get the recipe: Mustard Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

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Transform your dinner routine with the simplicity of Air Fryer Chicken Thighs. This recipe delivers juicy, flavorful comfort food with minimal cleanup. In under 30 minutes, you can enjoy this delicious dish and still have time for quality moments with your family. Get the recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Thighs 

Double Crust Chicken Pie

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Fashion a superb dining affair with the double-crust chicken pot pie with mushrooms. Mix leftover or boiled chicken/turkey with an array of vegetables, and enfold them in a luscious béchamel sauce. Master the technique for a flawlessly crunchy crust, ensuring your pie is effortlessly served on elegant dinnerware. Get the recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Marengo

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Prepare the Chicken Marengo Recipe effortlessly, embracing vibrant and robust flavors that capture your taste buds. Enjoy the delight of tender, juicy chicken simmered in a rich tomato sauce, creating the perfect weeknight meal served over your favorite pasta. Get the recipe: Chicken Marengo

Chicken Saltimbocca

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You have to try this Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe, a delectable variation of the classic Italian dish. Chicken tenders are filled with prosciutto, tarragon, and gouda cheese and are baked to perfection in 30 minutes for a quick and delicious dinner. Get the recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Experience the richness of Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup, featuring tender chicken thighs and veggies in a lusciously creamy, Whole30-approved, dairy-free, and gluten-free broth. Enjoy a comforting and wholesome meal without sacrificing flavor. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Swiss Chicken Bake

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Delight yourself with the irresistible Swiss Chicken Bake! Featuring breaded chicken bathed in a white wine cream sauce, topped with gooey cheese, and baked to creamy perfection, this family favorite requires just 15 minutes of prep time. Get the recipe: Swiss Chicken Bake

Chicken Livers and Onions

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Enhance your culinary repertoire with the distinct Chicken Livers and Onion recipe. Elevating its allure, including cognac during the cooking process imparts a unique and scrumptious flavor. Combined with the sweetness of caramelized onions, this dish stands out as a true winner. Get the recipe: Chicken Livers and Onions

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup

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Streamline your meal preparation with the straightforward Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup recipe. Load the ingredients into your pressure cooker, set the timer, and soon you’ll relish this delightful and comforting soup. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup

Coq au Vin Blanc

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Serve a delightful culinary experience at your next gathering with this easy-to-make and delicious Coq au Vin Blanc recipe. Impress your guests with the exquisite flavors of this dish, showcasing the perfect blend of simplicity and taste. Get the recipe: Chicken au Vin Blanc

Chicken and Vegetable Tagine

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Capture the essence of Morocco in your kitchen with my rendition of the chicken and vegetable tagine, inspired by the incredible flavors we encountered during our travels in this captivating destination! Get the recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Tagine

Chicken Enchiladas

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Feel the joy of every bite with this delightful white chicken enchiladas recipe! Tender chicken thighs and shallots come together in a harmonious blend, wrapped in soft flour tortillas and generously coated with a delectable sauce, creating a meal that will bring a smile to your face. Get the recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Crispy Fried Chicken

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Unlock the key to achieving the crispiest fried chicken ever with this surprisingly simple trick! Prepare to be amazed at how effortlessly you can achieve the perfect crispy fried chicken. Read on to discover the secret to making your fried chicken irresistibly crunchy! Get the recipe: Crispy Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Leverage the power of your air fryer with these delectable air fryer chicken wings. In under 30 minutes, you can whip up these easy-to-make wings with a burst of flavor and the classic crispy skin everyone craves. Elevate your air fryer game with this must-try dish! Get the recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Wings

19 Heartwarming Comfort Foods

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Heartwarming comfort food recipes are here to guarantee cozy meals for your family. Relish a variety of delightful dishes, ranging from the simplicity of clam chowder to the fun and flavorsome chicken cordon bleu or the rich taste of shepherd’s casserole. These recipes are a source of both satisfaction and coziness. GET THE RECIPES

Sweet Treats to Sunday Indulgences

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Sunday Desserts offers an array of sweet treats that satisfy your weekend sugar cravings. From decadent cakes to irresistible cookies, these desserts are designed to add a touch of sweetness to your Sundays. They’re not just for you; share these delightful creations with loved ones and make your weekends together even more special. GET THE RECIPES

Green Cocktails for Holiday Parties

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This collection features a lineup of vibrant green cocktails, ideal for holiday gatherings. Catering to diverse tastes, it includes everything from a tangy-sweet option perfect for summer parties to a visually stunning drink that evokes nostalgia. Additionally, a classic mix offers a refreshing favorite that’s easy to prepare and sure to please any crowd. GET THE RECIPES

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I haven’t had chicken livers in a while, so I’m going to start with the liver and onion recipe. And then I’d like to make Marengo. I remember having that at your mom’s house.

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