Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!
Chicken gets a bad rap—clucker plates, depressingly dry boneless skinless diet dinners, sad nuggets. However, I believe that anyone who considers chicken boring doesn’t know how to cook it right. Done right, chicken dinners are indeed winners. This chicken recipes roundup is my argument for our beloved bird.
But don’t just take my word for it. Even Julia Child adores an excellent roast chicken. As she wrote in My Life in France:
Chicken recipes roundup
This post features a roundup of chicken recipes from around Wonder & Sundry, as well as a few favorites from my cookbooks and around the internets. Most recipes from me are small-batch, designed for the solo cook. They do scale up (just click on the multiplier on the recipe).
Chicken Recipes Roundup
A few favorite recipes from some of my favorite cooks
Here’s a few of my favorite chicken recipes from some of my favorite cooks. Cookbook links are affiliate links to Bookshop.org, which supports local bookstores.
- If you haven’t made it, the Buttermilk Chicken from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is out of this world.
- Dorie Greenspan’s Chicken in a Pot: The Lemon and Garlic version from Around My French Table isn’t just fun to crack open, it’s also delicious.
- What’s wonderful about smitten kitchen’s Better Pot Pies is that they’re mini. You could cut the recipe in half pretty easily to make two instead of four.
- And, of course, Julia Child’s simple, perfect Poulet Roti from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
From the Wonder & Sundry Kitchen Shop
Here’s a few helpful tools for fantastic chicken dishes from the Wonder & Sundry Kitchen Shop. Items are sold through affiliate links. Shopping through the Kitchen Shop helps support me in creating Wonder & Sundry. Thank you!
Separating the fat can be a time-consuming chore. A fat separator makes it much, much easier. I use this one to make short work of the task.
This is a Le Creuset pan that I reach for again and again. It’s not too big for cooking for one, and it’s not too small when cooking for company. Highly recommended, especially for Julia Child’s Pork Chops. I have this in Flame, and it’s available in multiple colors.
A Lodge cast iron skillet is my workhorse. Cook on the stove, put it in the oven (better yet, start on the stove and finish in the oven), this beast works better than my far more expensive Le Creuset skillet. This now comes with a silicone hot handle, that I’ve never used before, but I imagine would be welcome.
Sometimes you just want a recipe and not a blog post. Look no further than the Wonder & Sundry Recipe Box! Every recipe from the blog, including bonus recipes, organized by course, season, and a straight-up index!