Ah, chicken. The reliable, healthy, and delicious protein staple we keep coming back to again and again. It’s an affordable protein that can be jazzed up in a wide variety of ways, making it a crucial component to so many meals. What’s not to love? Today, we’re talking about some of the tastiest gluten-free chicken recipes available.
One of the most delightful things about chicken is that it works with just about every type of cuisine, flavor, and dietary need. It’s a versatile ingredient that can accommodate even the most complex of flavors, holds up to most cooking techniques, and also elevate the simplest of dishes. Rotisserie, roasted, baked, grilled, fried—you name it, a chicken can do it.
Whether you’ve specifically been searching for gluten-free chicken recipes or not, you’ve come to the right place. You’re going to love these recipes regardless. It’s always nice to have them all in one spot in case you need to reference them for any particular reason. And each and every single one of these recipes is an absolute standout.
These mouth-watering recipes will have you craving chicken in no time, so be sure to add it to your shopping list this week. (These are not your mother’s dry, flavorless chicken breasts, folks. Why did all our parents do this in the 80s?) Keep reading for 13 of the most satisfying gluten-free chicken recipes around.
Why we love it: When the body needs nourishment, there’s nothing better than some good old-fashioned chicken soup. Swap noodles for rice to make it g-free, and add some delicious Mexican flavors for some unexpected kick. It’s a comforting, wholesome meal you’ll turn to again and again. Best of all? It couldn’t be easier to make.
Hero ingredient: Top it with sliced avocado for some lovely creaminess.
Why we love it: Put that leftover rotisserie chicken to good use with this delicious Thai chicken salad. It comes together quickly and is the yummiest healthy dinner you could imagine. It’s chock full of the tastiest and most nutritious ingredients we could find.
Hero ingredient: Make sure you opt for crunchy peanut butter.
Why we love it: You don’t have to miss out on taco night just because you’re gluten-free! Just stick to corn tortillas and enjoy this absolutely delicious dinner. It’s loaded with fresh, crisp veggies and packed with flavor.
Hero ingredient: Chipotle aioli cuts through the spice.
Whole Grilled Chicken With Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: Spatchcocked chicken is easier to make than it looks, and the result is a juicy, flavorful, perfectly and quickly grilled bird. it’s an easy summer dinner that works just as well on a busy weeknight as it does for a party. And it doesn’t get any better than these leftovers.
Hero ingredient: Grilled peaches release sugars and become softer and sweeter than you can imagine.
Why we love it: If you’re looking for a healthy, nurturing, delicious soup, then look no further. It’s full of anti-inflammatory, heart-protecting antibiotic ingredients like ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Make it easy on yourself and use a rotisserie chicken if you’d like, just be sure you find gluten-free buckwheat soba noodles.
Hero ingredient: You’re gonna want every single bit of turmeric you can find.
Grain-Free Burrito Bowls With Shredded Mexican Chicken from Minimalist Baker
Why we love it: This meal comes together super quickly, is easily customizable, packs a flavorful punch, and is incredibly satisfying. Whip it up with just ten ingredients, including cauliflower rice, deliciously grilled peppers and onions, and charred sweet potatoes.
Hero ingredient: Let those black beans simmer with spices and salt and then smash them up for a nice texture.
Loaded BBQ Chicken Salad from Spoon Fork Bacon
Why we love it: What’s not to love about a big salad? Just make sure you make or buy BBQ sauce that is gluten-free (as many are) and then you’re good to go. You’ll get all the protein, veggies, and greens your body craves in one delicious, quick and easy meal.
Hero ingredient: Grilled corn gives it a little extra special something.
Why we love it: When you’re craving Indian flavors, there’s nothing quite like a chicken tikka masala. And since it’s one of those saucy meals of chicken and veggies that gets better the longer it marinates, it’s the perfect candidate for the slow-cooker. Couldn’t be easier to make, or more delicious.
Hero ingredient: Make sure you get some good spices to work with.
Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl With Broccoli and Tomato from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: If you’re a healthy bowl lover then you simply must try this delicious gluten-free chicken recipe from Foodie Crush. It’s an easy, quick meal that is made with mix and match ingredients, which is perfect when you’re trying to use up the veggies in your crisper.
Hero ingredient: Broccoli and feta cheese are making magic in this dish.
Herbed Ricotta Stuffed Chicken in White Wine Pan Sauce from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: Cozy, healthy, and beyond scrumptious, this chicken dish is as mouthwatering as it gets. The herbed ricotta stuffed chicken is roasted along with sweet shallots, garlic, and mushrooms, and finished in a white wine and apple cider pan sauce. Can you say YUM?
Hero ingredient: Creamy, garlicky mashed cauliflower.
Caprese Chicken from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: In under 30 minutes you can combine all the goodies in a Caprese salad and turn it into a hearty, satisfying, healthy meal. It couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. Save yourself some time and go with store-bought pesto to finish it off alongside some fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.
Hero ingredient: Thick-sliced fresh mozzarella.
Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie from Fed and Fit
Why we love it: A gluten-free chicken pot pie sounds almost too good to be true, but here we are folks! Tender chicken covered in a creamy broth full of hearty veggies and topped with a gluten-free crust is the world’s most perfect comfort food.
Hero ingredient: That gluten-free crust is truly the hero of this story.
Green Chile Chicken Tamales from Minimalist Baker
Why we love it: Not only is this 10-ingredient recipe absolutely delicious, but it’s fun to make as well! The green chile and stressed chicken filling is so divine that you’ll be tempted to just eat it with a spoon, but trust, it’s worth getting it into the masa. It’s flavorful, healthy, and a real treat.
Hero ingredient: Green chiles always make my day.
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