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25 Easter Chicken Recipes and Dinner Ideas

These delicious Easter chicken recipes are a terrific alternative if you’re bored of the same old glazed ham.

Who doesn’t love a big juicy bird, after all?

Homemade Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Carrots and Broccoli
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Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering or just want to treat yourself to a tasty meal, these Easter chicken recipes are guaranteed to impress. 

And from sweet and salty to sticky and spicy, there’s a dish here for just about every palate.

Happy cooking and happy Easter!

25 Best Easter Chicken Recipes for Your Holiday Dinner

1. Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

Upgrade your holiday dinner with this gorgeous garlic and herb butter roast chicken. 

All you need is some easy-to-find ingredients like garlic, butter, olive oil, lemon, white wine, rosemary, and parsley. 

Roast the chicken until it’s cooked to perfection, then broil it to get that crispy skin.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes, and dig in!

2. Beer Can Chicken

Are you ready to make the ultimate backyard BBQ masterpiece? This recipe is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your grill-loving friends. 

Not only is it delicious and juicy, but it’s also super easy to make. All you need is a can of beer and a simple dry rub. 

Place the rubbed chicken over the open can and let the grill do the rest. In no time, you’ll have a beautifully cooked bird that’s bursting with flavor.

Oh, and you don’t even have to use beer! Use anything canned you think will taste good.

I like cola for the caramel sweetness, but citrus works super well too!

Panda Express Orange Chicken

3. Panda Express Orange Chicken 

Plenty of people don’t “celebrate” Easter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a tasty meal, right?

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Or maybe your family just prefers something a little different from the usual ham and potato fare.

And what’s more comforting than sticky, sweet orange chicken?

This recipe is a tasty copycat of Panda Express’s Chinese Orange Chicken. Make it once, and you’ll be hooked.

4. Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Spinach and artichoke dip is a delicious appetizer, but why not turn it into a full meal?

This creamy chicken dish is effortless to whip up and ideal for a romantic dinner at home. 

Sear the chicken breasts, then top them with a garlicky cream sauce, spinach, and chopped artichoke hearts.

Serve them over pasta, rice, or with some crusty bread to soak up all that sauce.

5. Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken

There’s something so magical about a whole roasted bird! And Ina Garten does it best.

Not only is it lightning fast to prep, but it comes out tender and moist every single time

Roast some tasty veggies to go alongside the chicken for a complete meal.

Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo

6. Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo Recipe

If it’s just you and your close family this holiday, why not spoil them with this indulgent chicken Alfredo dish?

It’s an Olive Garden copycat, so you know it’s rich, creamy, and delicious!

And it’s a cinch to make too. So you should have plenty of time to whip up a batch of breadsticks!

Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken Breasts on a Baking Pan

7. Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken Breasts

Light, juicy, zesty, and tender, these lemon chicken breasts are perfect for any spring meal.

Featuring garlic, white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, and thyme, it’s a punchy and zippy dish everyone will love.

Serve it with a bright salad and some crispy potatoes. Yum!

8. Roasted Spatchcock Chicken (Butterflied Chicken)

Are you craving juicy, tender chicken with crispy skin? You just found it!

This butterflied chicken is seasoned with a mouth-watering combination of garlic and thyme. And it only takes 40 minutes to roast to perfection. 

Don’t let the process of spatchcocking a chicken scare you. It’s a breeze – with the right kind of shears, of course!

9. One Pan Garlic Roasted Chicken and Baby Potatoes

You need to try this one pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes! It’s a wholesome meal that’s full of flavor and takes only 10 minutes to prep. 

All you need is a sheet pan, chicken thighs, baby potatoes, onion, seasonings, and dried rosemary.

Just toss everything together, pop it in the oven, and let the oven do its work. Easy-peasy. 

Cracker Barrel Fried Chicken

10. Cracker Barrel Fried Chicken Recipe

Celebrate Easter with some southern flare and make a big batch of fried chicken!

The buttermilk brine ensures every inch is soft, flavorful, and incredibly delicious. So don’t skip this step!

When it’s crispy and golden, serve it with waffles and hot honey, or mashed potatoes and grilled corn. Yum!

11. Chicken Baked in Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Easy to make and oh-so-scrummy, this roasted chicken in a creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce is a total winner. 

It’s a one-skillet meal, so it’s super simple to whip up. And that heavenly sauce is seriously to die for. 

This recipe is guaranteed to be a total crowd-pleaser. Swerve it with roasted asparagus and rice for a complete meal.

12. Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Love chicken wings? Then you have to try these juicy and citrusy bites!

These wings are perfect for game days, parties, or just a random Tuesday dinner.

And yes, they’re also ideal for Easter.

This is the kind of dish you serve with lots of other yummy recipes on a buffet table so friends and family can mingle as they eat.

I’m talking dipping sauces, salads, mac and cheese, sweet potato fries, and plenty of bread. Yum!

13. Chicken Piccata

Get ready for some seriously tasty chicken action with this easy chicken piccata! 

Featuring butter, lemon juice, white wine, and capers, this dish is bursting with flavor, and it’s ready in no time. 

It’s the ultimate Italian-inspired meal to serve this Easter Sunday.

Crispy and Crunch Chicken Schnitzel with Noodles

14. Chicken Schnitzel

One of the easiest ways to cook chicken for the family is to bread it and fry it. It’s crunchy yet tender, and even the kids love it.

Of course, you can amp up the coating with herbs and spices if you like. I think it’s best with red chili flakes and Parmesan.

But you do you.

And while this is often served with noodles, it’s also great with a fluffy rice salad or creamy potato salad.

15. Hellmann’s Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

On the hunt for a foolproof, crowd-pleasing meal? Look no further than Hellmann’s parmesan-crusted chicken!

This recipe is great for picky eaters. With its crispy golden parmesan crust and moist, juicy chicken, it’s hard to say no! 

All you need is four simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. The rest is up to the oven! 

16. Million Dollar Chicken Bake

Elevate your next holiday meal and serve this fabulously tasty million-dollar chicken bake! 

Tender, juicy chicken in a rich and creamy sauce? I’m drooling already!

Serve it with your favorite sides for a well-rounded meal that’s sure to impress.

Your family will be begging you to make this dish again and again – so don’t just save it for Easter!

Easy No-Peek Chicken with Rice and Herbs

17. No-Peek Chicken

Here’s another fantastic chicken bake you have to make this Easter.

It calls for just five ingredients, and it’s “no peek,” so all you do is get everything in a dish and pop it in the oven

From the fluffy wild rice to the mushroom and celery soups, this one is brimming with tasty flavors.

And since everything cooks together, all the flavors marry into one outstanding mouthful.

18. Paula Deen Chicken and Dumplings

We had a cold snap last Easter, so any plans of eating outside while the kids rummaged for eggs were off the table.

If you think this Easter will be the same, why not spoil yourself and your loved ones with a big pot of chicken and dumplings?

This is the kind of homegrown cooking I want when I come home for the holidays. And luckily, it’s easy to make at home.

19. Campbell’s Chicken Pot Pie

Just imagine how lovely your Easter table will look with a big chicken pot pie sitting in the middle.

This delicious dish combines chicken, cheese, vegetables, and a creamy sauce between two flaky crusts.

I mean, how could you possibly resist?  

It’s kind of a meal in one, but some salads and veggies on the side wouldn’t hurt, either.

20. Chicken Divan

This chicken Divan casserole is so good, you’ll want to eat it for every meal!

Dating all the way back to the 1930s, it was created at the Divan Parisian restaurant in the Chatham Hotel.

Fancy, aye?

I think that makes it the perfect Easter chicken dinner. And between the chicken, broccoli, and creamy sauce, I think you’ll agree.

21. Marry Me Chicken

Marry me chicken is so mouth-watering, it might just make you pop the question! 

Of course, it’s also the kind of dish that’ll leave your Easter table in silence. All you’ll hear are happy chews and maybe a few moans.

That herb-infused cream sauce is truly something special. But it’s the sweet, tart, and chewy sun-dried tomatoes that really make this dish shine.

Give it a try, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

22. Applebee’s Three Cheese Chicken Penne

Applebee’s three-cheese chicken penne is the ultimate combination of Italian flavors! 

It’s loaded with dreamy Alfredo sauce, chicken, three types of cheese, and a bruschetta topping. 

It might not scream “Easter,” but it’ll get the job done!

23. Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Tired of boring old chicken breasts? Mix things up with these juicy, mushroom-stuffed chicken breasts! 

They’re filled to the max with garlicky mushrooms, spinach, and gooey melted cheese. Plus, they’re a breeze to make. 

Just fry up the mushrooms and spinach, stuff the chicken, sear it and then bake it to perfection. Delish!

Scrumptious Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

24. Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

If you don’t like cooking chicken because it comes out dry and tough, let me introduce you to this stunning melt-in-your-mouth chicken recipe!

There’s a simple hack here to guarantee juicy chicken, every single time: mayonnaise!

It’s flavorful and fatty, and when you smother the chicken, it locks in all the juices, so it stays nice and moist.

Pretty clever, huh?

25. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

On the hunt for a super satisfying meal? This King Ranch chicken casserole is the way to go! 

This tasty casserole is a Texas potluck favorite and has 11 layers of creamy and cheesy goodness. 

It really is the ultimate comfort food, especially for cheese fiends! You’ll want to make this dish every day this week. 

25 Easter Chicken Recipes and Dinner Ideas

These delicious Easter chicken recipes are a terrific alternative if you’re bored of the same old glazed ham. Who doesn’t love a big juicy bird, after all?


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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