25 Chicken and Turkey Main Dishes That Are Anything But Boring!

Kosher.com Staff March 21, 2023

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Looking for a main dish that doesn’t include red meat? Then this roundup is for you!

Whether you’re looking for a healthier, lighter alternative to red meat, or even if you just want to switch things up, turkey and chicken can be an amazing option for a main! The recipes below prove that poultry is anything but boring!


1. Pesach Lemon Chicken by Shaindy Siff

The flavors in this recipe are so refreshing! Place over mashed potatoes and dinner is served.

2. Ideal Roasted Chicken by Michal Frischman

I can’t say I make whole roasted chicken all that often, but literally every time I do I ask myself why I don’t do it more! When I was discussing with Chanie what we wanted to do here, we realized that we wanted to take this recipe from the absolutely most basic version to a fully dressed-up version, so choose your own adventure!

3. Chestnut White Wine Chicken by Adina Schlass

4. Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Roasted garlic is easy to make and gives off a whole extra level of flavor. Once the garlic is roasted, I mixed it with chopped herbs to make an incredible rub for the turkey. Pair the turkey breast with Herzog Lineage Sauvignon Blanc.

5. Marinated Turkey Roast with Mediterranean Salsa by Brynie Greisman

This turkey roast has a light, herb-infused marinade that gives you a super-moist, flavorful result. The salsa complements it beautifully and adds a gorgeous pop of color.

6. Juicy and Flavorful Turkey Breast by Brynie Greisman

I wanted an original flavor profile, different from the typical garlic/mustard one associated with a turkey roast. I had just made my own plum jam (sweetened just with natural apple juice concentrate) after finding the most succulent plums in the shuk, and wanted to incorporate it into this recipe. I love the way the veggies crown each slice of turkey, and the jam, wine, and lemon complement the veggies to perfection. Marinating it overnight results in the juiciest, softest turkey ever.

7. Garlicky Dark Chicken Cutlets by Chani Tawil

I love the flavor of fresh onion and garlic. This chicken is a real winner when you’re short on time and need dinner ready in a jiffy.

8. Cranberry-Orange Chicken by Sarah Lasry

This recipe is my childhood – and now my own child’s – favorite. It’s sweet with a huge tang of savory, and it surprised everyone with just how incredible-tasting it is. The fact that you’re pretty much dumping a can of sauce over chicken and baking it is just the huge bonus to this weeknight hit. You’re welcome.

9. Garlic-Lemon-Herb Mediterranean Chicken by Leah Leora

I love the Mediterranean herb flavors in this healthy, juicy, and crisp chicken recipe. The Kalamata olives bring it to another level.

10. Silan Caramelized Shallot Chicken by Molly Hagler

The silan in this recipe adds a deeper caramelization to the shallots that makes it so delicious.

11. One-Pan Spatchcock Chicken Ratatouille by Charnie Kohn

This is a super easy, eye-catching dinner that brings all the comforting flavors of succulent chicken goodness and rich tomato ratatouille stew. Better yet, it’s made on a single sheet pan.

12. Orange Chicken for Pesach by Malky Reinman

Add some tang to your classic Pesach meal with this Asian-inspired chicken.

13. Preserved Lemon and Olive Roast Chicken by Daphna Rabinovich

This healthy lemon chicken is bursting with flavor! With a combo of preserved lemons, lemons, white wine and olives, the zingy yet balanced ingredients ensure each bite of this one-pan dish is bursting with delicious lemony flavor!

14. Chicken Provençal by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

This chicken dish uses only a handful of basic ingredients, but is bursting with incredible pops of flavor. Pair the chicken with Château Roubine.

15. Healthier One-Pan BBQ Chicken and Potatoes by Rena Tuchinsky

This one-pan recipe for chicken, potatoes, and a delicious homemade BBQ sauce is healthy, easy, and a family favorite.

16. Caramelized Onion, Honey, and Chestnut Chicken by Tammy Israel

Full of flavor and easy to put together- you can’t go wrong with adding this chicken, caramelized onion and chestnut dish to your menu.

17. Stuffed or Unstuffed Chicken with “Almond Bread” Cubes by Brynie Greisman

This recipe starts with almond flour “bread” cubes, sautéed to add flavor, then stuffed in and around the chicken, which is topped with a simple sauce. Delicious and low carb!

18. Charoset-Inspired Chicken Capons by Naomi Nachman

My family loves charoset. I thought this is a really great way to take the leftover charoset and make something really delicious in honor of the Seder, charoset-stuffed capons.

19. Softest Chicken Ever by Brynie Greisman

This recipe starts by marinating the chicken overnight to infuse it with awesome taste in every bite. Cooking it in a Crock-Pot results in chicken that literally falls off the bone. You’re going to love it!

20. Overnight Vegetable-Stuffed Chicken Capons by Chavi Feldman

I know what you’re thinking: Overnight chicken? It must be so dry! Well, surprise! Even though this dish cooks for eight hours, it really stays moist and juicy. It’s oh-so-flavorful, and you can follow the alternative below if you prefer not to do the overnight method.

21. Spatchcock Onion-Salt Chicken by Michal Frischman

The seasoning I use in my house the most, after salt, is Trader Joe’s onion salt spice. Something about the blend of alliums works incredibly on fish, chicken, veggies, and meat, and I use it daily. So I really had no choice but to create my own Pesach version! Once you have the mix on hand, this recipe and the other recipes in this set take no time to prep.

22. Spatchcocked Sweet Wine Chicken by Chanie Nayman

I’ve made whole chickens so many ways using so many different methods, but these days I’m very partial to spatchcocking. Because the breast bones do not become totally flat, they cook more slowly than the thighs and retain moisture, a nice change for chicken breasts!

23. Most Flavorful Chicken by Brynie Greisman

When I create a recipe, I tend to be extra-critical of it, and therefore try to get opinions from a few different people. I knew this chicken smelled heavenly and looked gorgeous, and it tasted out of this world. But I still needed feedback. When my family deemed it the best chicken ever, I knew it was good to go, and I named it appropriately. You’re going to wonder why you never thought of this simple yet brilliant idea yourself!

24. Seder Wine Chicken by Naomi Nachman

This chicken recipe has become a family staple. My kids look forward to it all year. They say that it can’t be Pesach without Seder wine chicken.

25. Red Wine Braised Chicken and Potatoes by Sina Mizrahi

This delicious chicken is not only low in sugar but comes together in one pan, making clean-up simple. Serve this at an intimate Passover get-together with the family.