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Top 10 International Chicken Recipes
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Chicken is a staple in kitchens all over the world, making it the perfect vehicle for trying different cuisines. Strike out from the old, familiar ways you cook chicken to experience the vibrant flavors of chicken dishes from all over the world! Whether you’re interested in exploring international cuisine or just looking for a way to spice up your meal plan for the week, learning how people all over the world prepare their chicken recipes is a great way to broaden your culinary horizons and spice up your plate at the same time! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite chicken recipes from all around the world to get you started on your culinary journey. Enjoy!

#1 Chicken Tikka Masala (India)

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala combines a rich, creamy, tomato-based curry with succulent pieces of chicken that have been marinated in yogurt, red chili powder, turmeric, and garam masala and then grilled. Whether you’re new to Indian cuisine or a seasoned fan, we highly recommend that you try this recipe. While it is a little time consuming, you can speed up the process with an Instant Pot or slow cooker! We recommend serving your chicken tikka masala with rice or naan for a complete meal.

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#2 Thai Chicken Satay (Thailand)

Thai Chicken Satay

This delicious Thai dish features succulent, marinated chicken paired with a savory, delicious peanut dipping sauce. It’s perfect for parties but is equally enjoyable as a weeknight dinner. As a bonus, this dish comes together in around 30 minutes. If you’ve never had this famous dish before, we highly recommend that you try your hand at making this Thai chicken recipe!

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#3 Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken (Portugal)

Peri Peri Chicken

Hearty and bursting with flavor, this Portuguese chicken dish is perfect for the cold winter months ahead. Hot peppers, smoked paprika, and fresh garlic are the main flavors in the dish. The chicken is brushed with marinade and then roasted in the oven alongside potato slices for a hearty, warming meal. Want to learn how to make this Portuguese chicken recipe at home?

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#4 Jamaican Curry Chicken (Jamaica)

Jamaican Curry Chicken

Chicken thighs are cooked with Jamaican curry powder, peppers, and potatoes to create a perfectly spiced and succulent dish. It’s traditionally served with rice for a satisfyingly hearty meal. Ready to learn how to make this Caribbean classic in your home kitchen?

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#5 Chicken Paprikash (Hungary)

Chicken Paprikash

This stew-like dish is made with succulent chicken pieces simmered in a rich, creamy, and flavorful paprika sauce. Made in one pot, it’s ready in just about an hour, making it a great weekday meal. While it’s traditionally served over dumplings called nokedli, buttered egg noodles are a popular, easy substitution. Want to learn how to make this hearty Hungarian dish at home?

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#6 Poulet Rôti (France)

Poulet Rôti

This showstopping French roast chicken is flavored with lemon wedges, garlic cloves, sprigs of fresh rosemary, and Herbs de Provence. It’s slathered with butter both inside and outside so that the meat is incredibly succulent, yet the skin gets perfectly crispy. The whole thing is cooked on a bed of root vegetables for a satisfyingly complete meal. Ready to learn how to make this classic French dish at home?

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#7 Chicken Tostadas (Mexico)

Chicken Tostadas

Easy to prepare and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, this Mexican favorite is made with refried beans, shredded chicken, crunchy tostadas, and an array of tasty toppings. Popular options include cotija cheese, queso fresco, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado, and hot sauce. Want to learn how to make this delicious, simple meal at home?

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#8 Pollo a la Brasa (Peru)

Pollo A La Brasa

Succulent chicken is marinated with two types of aji chili paste, garlic, and soy sauce, roasted until it’s perfectly tender, and then served hot with a creamy homemade aji amarillo sauce. Ready to learn how to make this flavorful and juicy Peruvian chicken dish at home?

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#9 Tuscan Roasted Chicken (Italy)

Succulent whole chicken is rubbed with olive oil and then seasoned with white wine, oregano, and lots of fresh rosemary. Potatoes, carrots, and Calabrian chili peppers are roasted right alongside the chicken for a flavorful feast that’s ready in less than 2 hours. Want to learn how to make this Tuscan recipe in your own kitchen?

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#10 Shish Tawook (Lebanon)

Cubes of chicken breast are soaked in a marinade of yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, ketchup, garlic, and Lebanese spices like allspice, seven spices, white pepper, and cinnamon. Then the chicken pieces are skewered and grilled to perfection. If you don’t have access to a grill, you can also bake them in the oven. Ready to learn how to make this Lebanese chicken recipe in your own kitchen?

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