Our Top 10 Favorite Chicken Recipes from Ina Garten

published Nov 29, 2018
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Ina Garten’s not-so-secret talent is making everyone feel like they can be a really, really good cook. Her recipes are precise, her instructions are clear, and her end goal is always the same: Is it delicious? If we had to choose one specialty out of the many recipes that Ina has concocted, we would have to say chicken, hands down.

Not only does Ina help us master all the classic chicken recipes, but she’s also our go-to source for quick weeknight hits. Here’s a list of our all-time favorite Ina chicken recipes on both sides of the spectrum.

The Classics

Ina’s take on this ’80s party dish has all the classic elements of the original (prunes, olives, and garlic), but tones down the sweetness, hitting the perfect balance of flavors.

If you’re going to turn to anyone for advice on how to roast a chicken, it better be Ina. Her roast chicken is the stuff of legends — which might be why Jeffrey requests it every Friday night. Why is Ina’s so perfect? The chicken turns out moist, the seasoning rub is divine, and the veggies are fabulous.

Everyone needs an oven-fried chicken recipe up their sleeve. (Note: This chicken is fried first and then finished in the oven.) The end result is perfectly light and crispy. Psssst: You’re going to want a side of mashed potatoes to go along with it.

It doesn’t get more classic than chicken pot pie. In her version, Ina outdoes herself with a homemade pastry crust and a creamy chicken filling.

To make this traditional French stew, braise the chicken in “good” red wine, chicken stock, and Cognac or brandy. When you’re done, you’ll feel like a classically trained French chef!

Weeknight Hits

This garlicky, lemony chicken dish comes together in 45 minutes — which is our limit when it comes to a weeknight dinner — but looks like it took a lot longer. Impressive!

When asked what her favorite 30-minute weeknight dinner is, Ina named this chicken recipe!!! She serves hers with salad greens which adds a fresh touch.

Ina teased this recipe on Instagram in the days leading up to the release of her latest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, and we could not wait to get our hands on it. The little fingerling potatoes complete the meal.

It’s not really surprising that the key to Ina’s best chicken salad is roasted chicken rather than boiled. Ina tosses hers with good mayonnaise, fresh tarragon, diced celery, and halved green grapes.

Another 5-star reviewed chicken recipe from Ina — we told you she’s the master! This quick family-style dish comes together in less than an hour in a single skillet.