29 Chicken Breast Recipes to Make You Like White Meat

Chicken breast's tendency to dry out has given it a bad reputation. But cooked properly, it can be juicy and flavorful. Here's how to treat it right.


I'll be the first to admit that I've said some less-than-kind things about chicken breast in the past. I stand by a lot of them, too—chicken breast is often dry, bland, or just boring. But chicken breasts are also versatile, affordable, and incredibly popular, and when treated right they are far more delicious than I've sometimes given them credit for.

If you're skeptical, we've got 29 recipes to prove just how tasty chicken breast can be. Think pan-roasted chicken with a bourbon-mustard pan sauce, the ultimate chicken salad, and fried chicken cutlets perfect for your next weeknight dinner (check out this post for tips on how to turn breasts into cutlets).