20 Most Popular Chicken Recipes of 2023

Today we are sharing our readers’ favourite gluten-free chicken recipes of 2023. Budget-friendly, easy to whip up and insanely flavourful. With poultry being one of the most popular and most affordable meats in America, it’s not surprising chicken recipes are often go-to easy weeknight meals. 

As per our readers’ choice, the top winners were one-pot chicken dinners. They are simply made with fewer ingredients without sacrificing flavours. Our readers love chicken recipes for last-minute meals or that intimate dinner for someone special. And yes, some recipes may surprise you!

Our Indian-inspired and Asian chicken recipes may become your favourites if you like to venture using exotic spices.  

Whatever is your favourite chicken recipe on this list, you will find the chicken is tender, flavourful and easily made. We are confident you will not be disappointed. Our list starts at number 20 and goes all the way to number 1.


20 Most Popular Chicken Recipes of 2023


chicken stew with gluten-free dumplings in a pot

20 – Country Style Chicken Stew With Gluten-Free Dumplings

The thick, rich, flavourful sauce with tender chicken and healthy vegetables are topped with gluten-free fluffy dumplings made with chives. The flavours smouldering in your mouth are unforgettable. So much deliciousness in one dish!


Peruvian chicken soup in a bowl with sliced bread

19 – Peruvian Chicken Soup

What I love about this soup it can be served as a starter or as a main. The soup is hearty, flavourful and has plenty of veggies. This soup is made with tender chicken, potatoes, poblano peppers, rice, lime juice, carrots, peas, corn, and plenty of fresh cilantro. The soup is a lighter version of chicken chowder with Peruvian flavours.


chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet

18 – Gluten-Free Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Don’t be intimidated making a gluten-free chicken pot pie. This is an easier version with all the classic ingredients. Chicken, carrots, peas and herbs cooked in a creamy gravy and topped with a buttery crust. This dish is made simply using only one skillet.


chicken paprikash penne in a pot, gluten free

17 – One Pot Chicken Paprikash Penne

This gluten-free recipe is based on the classic Hungarian chicken paprikash dish. This dish became an easy, one-pot weeknight meal with added pasta and sour cream. So much creaminess and tender chicken is hard to resist—a hearty meal in under 40 minutes.


3 pieces of gluten free lemon chicken on a plate

16 – Gluten-Free Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken, like take out – crispy chicken tenders coated in a delicious, lightly sweetened lemon sauce. Using only fresh lemons is what sets this chicken dish apart from most.


Thai chicken ramen in a bowl with chopsticks

15 – Easy Thai Cashew Chicken Ramen

A quick and easy one-pot creamy Japanese-inspired gluten-free chicken noodle dish. This 30-minute recipe is a satisfying, hearty dish packed with veggies, chicken and creaminess from cashews.


3 pieces of gluten free fried chicken on a plate

14 – Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Who doesn’t love crispy fried chicken? This recipe is a healthier version of the traditional deep-fried chicken. The crispy gluten-free coating is made with buttermilk, spices and flaxseed and the chicken is flash-fried then baked. OMG…SOO GOOD!


creamy thai chicken with noodles in a bowl

13 – 30 Minute Creamy Thai Chicken with Noodles

Lightly flavoured chicken, bok choy, mushrooms and carrots cooked in the creamiest sauce and flavoured with Thai spices, fresh lime juice and fresh herbs. This dish is made with healthiness in mind for under 30 minutes!


immune boosting chicken soup with spinach in a bowl

12 – Instant Pot Immune Boosting Chicken & Spinach Soup

Soothing, comforting and gentle. This chicken soup reminds us how subtle and delicate soups can be and why they make us feel so good! Using an Instant Pot will retain more nutrients than simmering the soup on the stove. The soup also cooks a fraction of the time.


chicken enchilada casserole, gluten free

11 – Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Casserole

An easy casserole recipe made with layers of rotisserie chicken, homemade enchilada sauce, gluten-free tortillas, sour cream, green onions, Mexican spices, and baked with cheese. Insanely delicious!


santa fe chicken in a skillet

10 – Santa Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

This skillet dinner is packed with vibrant veggies such as bell peppers, black beans, tomatoes, and corn. In addition, this Santa Fe chicken dish is cheesy and flavoured with Mexican spices. YUM!


Indian butter chicken with rice in a pan

9 – Gluten-Free Low-Fat Indian Butter Chicken

Don’t let the title fool you. This version of the most popular chicken dish in Indian restaurants is made without butter. This recipe is a simplified low-fat version without compromising the flavour.

vietnamese chicken curry made in Instant Pot

8 – Instant Pot Vietnamese Chicken Curry

This Vietnamese curry is ready under 30 minutes from start to finish making this a quick and easy weeknight meal. Most Vietnamese dishes are naturally gluten-free, and so is this chicken curry.

chicken cordon bleu pasta in a skillet, gluten free

7 – Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

This gluten-free chicken pasta dinner recipe is above the classic chicken cordon bleu. Layers of creamy chicken, spinach, pasta and ham create unforgettable flavours—a delicious casserole for any night of the week.


gluten-free king ranch chicken in a skillet

6 – Gluten-Free King Ranch Chicken

Family style Mexican-inspired dish made from scratch. Think rich, creamy sauce, with chicken, tomatillos, bell peppers, green chillies, tortilla, fresh cilantro and plenty of cheese. Best comfort food when you need it the most.


pahadi chicken recipe with sauce in a skillet, gluten free

5 – Gluten-Free Pahadi Chicken Recipe

A modern version sometimes called Pahari chicken simplified, but still keeping the exquisite flavours. This Indian recipe is all about the marinade — a thick spiced yogurt paste. The chicken is then cooked in the marinade itself. OMG SO GOOD!


gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken with fried rice

4 – Gluten-Free Kung Pao Chicken with Easy Fried Rice

Kung Pao sauce is probably one of the most flavourful sauces you can add to chicken. The chicken is baked and not fried, then tossed in the sauce. By avoiding the deep-frying, the recipe was much simpler and healthier.


whole roasted l’orange chicken on a platter

3 – Crispy Chicken a l’Orange Recipe

Marinating the chicken in a tasty sweet and sour sauce gives this dish an insanely delicious flavour and crispy skin. Yes, this dish is all about sweet and sour sauce made with orange, ginger and honey.


moroccan chicken rice dinner in a skillet, gluten free

2 – Moroccan Chicken Rice Dinner

The chicken dinner is made simply in one skillet using a blend of seven spices, raisins and dried apricots. This casserole is made with chicken, rice, veggies, and authentic Morocco flavours.


The winner!

one pan chicken and creamy mushrooms casserole in a skillet

1 – One Pan Chicken and Creamy Mushrooms Casserole

The most popular gluten-free chicken dinner made in one pan for a lazy night. This casserole is a feel good dish with chicken and mushrooms in a cream sauce, kale, rice, lemon zest and cheese.


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