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Chicken

I have written before of my mother’s roast chicken, our Saturday lunch ritual, the way she always cooked two chickens at the same time (one to eat, as she’d say, and the other for picking at from the fridge) and the lemony and rich, yet calming, savoury scent that filled the air as they cooked. And for me, a chicken remains the basic unit of home. I don’t really feel a kitchen is mine until I’ve cooked a chicken there.

The chicken recipes that follow are all regular fixtures in my kitchen. There are easy one-pan wonders like Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken, Italian Roast Chicken With Peppers and Olives], [Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes, and - of course – One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage. If you like a little spice with your chook, may I recommend Curry In A Hurry or Mughlai Chicken, or my delicate Saffron Scented Chicken Pilaf? And you need no longer wonder what to do with any leftover roasted chicken: I say to you, Mexican Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salsa, Chicken, Mango and Chilli Salad, and Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad, all of which liven up any leftovers and make for a satisfying meal in their own right. And if you are dining solo, then my Chicken With Chorizo and Cannellini Beans is the perfect treat to yourself – and easily do-able on a weeknight. There’s plenty more, besides, so browse below for more chicken inspiration.

But nothing can ever feel as important to me as My Mother’s Praised Chicken, which is not merely a recipe, but my family’s culinary fingerprint. It’s not quite poached, not quite braised, and so I’ve settled on “praised” – which feels exactly right, as for me both cooking and eating it feel like a devotional act.

Chicken Schnitzel With Bacon and White Wine
Photo by Lis Parsons
Chicken Schnitzel With Bacon and White Wine
By Nigella
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Chicken With Chorizo and Cannellini Beans
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Chicken With Chorizo and Cannellini Beans
By Nigella
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Chicken With Spring Onions, Chilli and Greek Yogurt
Photo by Lis Parsons
Chicken With Spring Onions, Chilli and Greek Yogurt
By Nigella
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Chicken With Tarragon Salsa Verde
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Chicken With Tarragon Salsa Verde
By Nigella
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Chicken, Mango and Chilli Salad
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Chicken, Mango and Chilli Salad
By Nigella
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Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie
Photo by Lis Parsons
Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie
By Nigella
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Coq Au Riesling
Photo by Lis Parsons
Coq Au Riesling
By Nigella
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Coxinha
Coxinha
By Nigella
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Curry in a Hurry
Photo by Lis Parsons
Curry In A Hurry
By Nigella
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Italian Roast Chicken With Peppers and Olives
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Italian Roast Chicken With Peppers and Olives
By Nigella
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Maple Chicken 'N' Ribs
Photo by Lis Parsons
Maple Chicken 'N' Ribs
By Nigella
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Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
Photo by Lis Parsons
Mexican Chicken or Turkey Salad With Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
By Nigella
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Mughlai Chicken
Photo by James Merrell
Mughlai Chicken
By Nigella
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My Mother's Praised Chicken
My Mother's Praised Chicken
Photo by Lis Parsons
My Mother's Praised Chicken
By Nigella
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One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage
Photo by James Merrell
One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage
By Nigella
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Ritzy Chicken Nuggets
Photo by James Merrell
Ritzy Chicken Nuggets
By Nigella
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Saffron Scented Chicken Pilaf
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Saffron Scented Chicken Pilaf
By Nigella
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Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken
By Nigella
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Spanish Chicken With Chorizo and Potatoes
Photo by Lis Parsons
Spanish Chicken With Chorizo and Potatoes
By Nigella
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Spring Chicken
Photo by Lis Parsons
Spring Chicken
By Nigella
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Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
Photo by Lis Parsons
Turkey and Glass Noodle Salad
By Nigella
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Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad
By Nigella
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Recipe by Sidbits

Alabama Gumbo
By Sidbits
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Recipe by Anonymous

Amanda's Thai Style Mint, Chicken and Coriander Salad
By Anonymous
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Recipe by Nollo

An Answer to Winter
By Nollo
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Recipe by Louboo

Annabel Karmel's Sticky Mango Chicken
By Louboo
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Recipe by Kelly-Jane

Apricot Chicken
By Kelly-Jane
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Recipe by jennvera

Apricot Soy Glazed Chicken
By jennvera
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Recipe by Gmann

Apricot and Mushroom Chicken
By Gmann
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Recipe by Nattles

Arrosto Misto With Tangy Lemon and Olive Salsa
By Nattles
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Asian Chicken Noodles
Asian Chicken Noodles
By James6642
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Recipe by passionfruit

Asian Chicken Salad
By passionfruit
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Asian Marinated Spatchcocked Chicken
Asian Marinated Spatchcocked Chicken
By Coby
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Recipe by claudia

Asparagus and Chicken Quiche
By claudia
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Recipe by Trkishdelight

Avgolemono (Greek Rice and Lemon Soup)
By Trkishdelight
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Recipe by starch&dairy

Basque Chicken
By starch&dairy
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Recipe by stana

Basque Chicken- the Hungarian Way
By stana
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Recipe by Nikhil

Bbq Chicken Calzone
By Nikhil
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Recipe by Mandy_C

Bbq Chicken Quesadilla Stack
By Mandy_C
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Recipe by Jess1980

Bbq Lemon and Garlic Chicken
By Jess1980
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Recipe by Anonymous

Bill Granger's Chicken Stirfry
By Anonymous
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Recipe by amanda n

Birthday Pasta for Fussy Children
By amanda n
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Recipe by TimBris83

Blackened Chicken
By TimBris83
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Recipe by pitto

Bomba
By pitto
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Recipe by sydneygirl

Bonnie's Dead Easy Chicken Papillote
By sydneygirl
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Recipe by TeresaG

Boursin Chicken
By TeresaG
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Recipe by Tatt

Boursin Chicken Wrapped in Jamon Serrano
By Tatt
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Recipe by symphony0509

Breaded Chicken Roast
By symphony0509
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Recipe by Coby

Butter Chicken
By Coby
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Recipe by chocolateluver2911

Butter Chicken
By chocolateluver2911
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Recipe by guptamona

Butter Chicken
By guptamona
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Recipe by rysa

Butter Chicken
By rysa
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Recipe by S0NiA

Butter Chicken
By S0NiA
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Recipe by melinda

Caesar Salad
By melinda
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Recipe by Tamara Frances

Cajun Chicken With Tomato, Onion and Chilli.
By Tamara Frances
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Recipe by melissa34

Camembert Chicken
By melissa34
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Recipe by caswa

Caswa's Easy Chicken Pasta Salad
By caswa
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Recipe by caswa

Caswa's Fancy but Easy Chicken
By caswa
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Recipe by Coffee Dance

Cheese and Bacon Chicken
By Coffee Dance
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Recipe by kwanluiym

Chicken & Chestnuts Stew
By kwanluiym
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Recipe by amanda n

Chicken & Coriander Meatballs
By amanda n
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Recipe by sharonbee

Chicken & Mango Salad With Orange Rice
By sharonbee
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Recipe by Sheryll

Chicken & Pork Adobo
By Sheryll
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Recipe by TamuAndMina

Chicken & Potato Pasta Bake
By TamuAndMina
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Recipe by JaquelynR

Chicken Adobo
By JaquelynR
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Recipe by panchita

Chicken Ala Lu (After My Name)
By panchita
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Recipe by symphony0509

Chicken Alexandria
By symphony0509
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Recipe by Community

Chicken Aloha
By Community
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Recipe by lovebeesknees

Chicken Avocado Pasta
By lovebeesknees
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Recipe by Glitters

Chicken Avocado Wraps
By Glitters
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Recipe by marie-louise

Chicken Baked in Limoncello With Zucchini 'Spaghetti'
By marie-louise
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Recipe by hobbycook

Chicken Bharta
By hobbycook
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Recipe by Mithai

Chicken Biryani
By Mithai
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Recipe by Himashi

Chicken Biryani
By Himashi
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Recipe by stana

Chicken Breast Farfalle
By stana
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Recipe by viking82

Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon With a Leek Stuffing
By viking82
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Recipe by naomiwhite21

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Goats Cheese and Damsons
By naomiwhite21
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Recipe by pistachio

Chicken Breasts With Goat Cheese
By pistachio
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Recipe by suziewong1

Chicken Broccoli and Spring Onion Bake
By suziewong1
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Recipe by Beccaj

Chicken Burger
By Beccaj
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Recipe by sangeetasbash

Chicken Cafreal
By sangeetasbash
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Recipe by WelshRarebit

Chicken Casserole
By WelshRarebit
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Recipe by Coby

Chicken Congee With Seared Spring Onion Sauce
By Coby
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Recipe by Coby

Chicken Corn and Noodle Soup
By Coby
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Recipe by RoxyN

Chicken Curry
By RoxyN
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Recipe by cowley11

Chicken Curry
By cowley11
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Recipe by cointepas

Chicken Curry With Tomato and Melon
By cointepas
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Recipe by hobbycook

Chicken Etouffee
By hobbycook
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Recipe by passionfruit

Chicken Express
By passionfruit
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Recipe by JillyB

Chicken Faitas
By JillyB
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Recipe by ashy

Chicken Fajitas
By ashy
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Recipe by TimBris83

Chicken Flamenco
By TimBris83
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Recipe by Beatgirl

Chicken Fricassee With Wings and Drumsticks
By Beatgirl
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Recipe by dindaatun

Chicken Hong Kong Style
By dindaatun
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Recipe by samd

Chicken Inspired by Eating Too Much Ratatouille
By samd
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Recipe by claudia

Chicken Involtini
By claudia
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Recipe by Raha Lane

Chicken Kebobs
By Raha Lane
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Recipe by vishal

Chicken Korma
By vishal
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Recipe by Princesska

Chicken Korma Stir Fried Noodles
By Princesska
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Recipe by Rheya

Chicken Lavash
By Rheya
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Recipe by Juls1981

Chicken Liver Crostini
By Juls1981
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Recipe by Coby

Chicken Liver Pate
By Coby
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Recipe by leoness

Chicken Liver With Cream and Asparagus
By leoness
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Recipe by greenfairyonthetree

Chicken Mayo Bruschetta
By greenfairyonthetree
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Recipe by Coby

Chicken Meatloaf
By Coby
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Recipe by Community

Chicken Musakan
By Community
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Recipe by Coby

Chicken Noodle Balls
By Coby
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Recipe by leiladukes

Chicken Noodle Soup With Coconut and Lime
By leiladukes
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Recipe by Mithai

Chicken Nuggets Flavoured With Indian Spices
By Mithai
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Recipe by blondie1

Chicken Paprika Casserole
By blondie1
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Recipe by Maces_Mum

Chicken Parcel
By Maces_Mum
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Recipe by Kiwifruit1

Chicken Pate
By Kiwifruit1
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Recipe by OCDcook273

Chicken Pepperonata
By OCDcook273
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Recipe by Sheryll

Chicken Pork Adobo
By Sheryll
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Recipe by kina

Chicken Rendang
By kina
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Recipe by mitsyjane

Chicken Sag
By mitsyjane
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Recipe by JillyB

Chicken Satay
By JillyB
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Recipe by Princesska

Chicken Satay Skewers
By Princesska
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Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce
Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce (Malaysian Food)
By shiela_at
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Recipe by Nikhil

Chicken Seekh Kebab
By Nikhil
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