I have a list of Christmas chicken recipes that are definitely going to surprise you. This unique collection of recipes departs from classic roasted chicken, offering up zesty flavors and textures that are definitely off the beaten Christmas path.
Why These Recipes are Great
Things today are far different than they were when I was a kid. Back then, roasted turkey or chicken and ham were the stars of the dinner table. These days, however, people are departing from the traditional and getting creative. That’s what makes these recipes so great.
By adding one or two of these to your holiday table or simply making a feast full of unique flavors with no turkey in sight, you’ll be creating a new Christmas tradition.
Of course, these are also great for potluck Christmas parties, so if you don’t feel like completely departing from Christmas tradition, there’s no need.
Christmas Chicken Recipes
From fried chicken bites to Mexican spaghetti and everything in between these delicious chicken recipes are just the thing to kick up your Christmas lunch or dinner a notch.
Whether you’re adding one or two of these dishes to your existing dinner or completely turning Christmas on its head and serving up a variety of these dishes, you’re sure to find something you love on this list.
Imagine the flavor of honey and the crisp skin of air-fried chicken thighs with a helping of dressing and cranberry sauce. It’s perfect!
This delicious chicken breast recipe is the ultimate versatile recipe. It goes well with anything you can think of.
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these chicken fries are delicious with anything you can think of. Bonus: They’re dippable!
Your favorite frozen popcorn chicken is cooked to perfection in just minutes with this recipe.
A hearty, warm dish perfect for the cold weather of the holiday season, this chicken chowder is rich, creamy, and loaded with flavor.
Take a Tex-Mex trip this Christmas with this delicious recipe. It’s loaded with tender chicken, cheese, spaghetti, and Mexican spices.
This chicken recipe delivers crips, crunchy skin and tender, juicy meat every single time.
A more traditional entry on my list of Christmas chicken recipes, these chicken thighs are juicy on the inside and air-fried to golden brown, crispy perfection on the outside.
Warm up the family this holiday season with a big helping of buffalo chicken pasta loaded with buffalo sauce, cheese, and pasta.
Manga! This creamy garlic parmesan chicken makes a great addition to any table.
The color of Christmas with the heat of summer, this spicy garlic chicken wings sauce pairs perfectly with many of the other chicken recipes on this list.
If wings are the thing for you and yours, this broiled chicken wings recipe is going to hit the spot. They’re so crispy and juicy.
Add a hand-held twist to your holiday table with these crispy, spicy chicken wraps that taste just like Wendy’s.
These delicious chicken fries are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and loaded with flavor.
Another Wendy’s chicken wrap copycat that’s sure to satisfy everyone. It’s a great addition to your table.
Add a ton of flavor with a lighter feel to your holiday spread with these grilled chicken wraps.
These sweet chili chicken tenders bring Asian flair to this list of Christmas chicken recipes. They’re loaded with sweet and spicy flavors and so easy.
Parmesan cheese and ranch flavors come together to create a delicious, tangy chicken dish everyone will love.
This smoked chicken pot pie is almost tailor-made for a holiday table. It’s loaded with tender chicken and veggies.
Add smoked buffalo chicken dip to your table for a fun appetizer this season.
Ready in a flash and so delicious, this recipe is loaded with tender chicken, cheese, and much more.
These little bites are loaded with all your favorite cordon bleu ingredients and wrapped in flaky, golden-brown croissants.
Rich, creamy, and spicy, this dish is the perfect way to warm up your friends and family for Christmas.
Add an explosion of flavor to your Christmas table with this bang bang chicken pasta. A creamy, spicy sauce combines with chicken and pasta to create something truly special.
A new take on a classic, these chicken and waffle tacos make a great addition to the list of Christmas chicken recipes when served as an extra special holiday breakfast.
This chicken pot pie is made with all the ingredients we love in pot pie and made easier by cooking it in the slow cooker.
This delicious chicken stromboli recipe is super easy, super-fast, and loaded with delicious BBQ flavor.
This ranch chicken casserole is loaded with lots and lots of tots! It’s the perfect addition to a festive holiday table that no one can say no to.
I took baked potatoes and just exploded them with flavor. They’re loaded with buffalo chicken, cheese, and more.
Feliz Navidad, everyone! This slow cooker chicken enchilada chili is loaded with delicious Tex-Mex flavors.
These delicious enchiladas are stuffed full of Mexican flavors, tender chicken, a creamy sauce and topped with cheese.
These chicken meatballs are tender and juicy and absolutely slathered in buffalo sauce. DEE-licious.
A simple, flavorful dish that cooks up in just one pot, this tomato basil chicken is a real crowd-pleaser.
Combining the best of Mexico and Buffalo, these buffalo chicken enchiladas are full of tender chicken, spices, and a creamy buffalo ranch sauce.
Try These Christmas Chicken Recipes
These delicious chicken recipes make for a truly unique Christmas dinner table. Whether you serve up one or two of these dishes to spice things up or go all-out and serve up a spread of unexpected chicken deliciousness, these Christmas chicken recipes will have everyone coming back for more.