Spring Chicken Recipes

March 8, 2012

6 pre-grill season chicken recipes that aren’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers with their fresh flavors.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ready for a little spring-cleaning in the poultry department? We sure are. After dining on a never-ending smorgasbord of heavy chicken casseroles and stuffed birds this past winter, the coming of spring has us craving zesty chicken dishes.

Here we have collected our top 6 chicken choices for the season—each dressed to the nines in garden fresh herbs, vegetables or marinades. We’ve even thrown in eclectic sides (Peruvian blue potatoes or yogurt dill sauce anyone?) to keep things bright and unexpected.


Honey-Mustard Chicken with Roasted New Potatoes

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are usually less expensive than breasts.


Lemon Herbed Chicken with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Easy baked chicken gains glamor with yogurt-dill sauce.

lemon chicken

Lemon Chicken

These healthy, kid-friendly chicken breasts are marinated in a blend of herbs and lemon.

Chicken in Chile Sauce with Cashews

Chicken in Chile Sauce with Cashews

An unusual combination of ingredients—chicken, cheese, cashews, potatoes, olives and eggs—melds into an intensely flavorful South American dish.

Chicken Scaloppine

Chicken Scaloppine

Lemon, olives, and capers elevate the flavors of this simple chicken and pasta dish.


Chicken Thighs with Cherry Tomatoes

Juicy chicken thighs are sauteed with cherry tomatoes in this easy once-dish meal.


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