12 Super Special Chicken Recipes

If you’re like us, chicken makes the shopping list every week: It’s a protein staple, and there’s always a pound or so at the ready in your fridge or freezer. And like all convenient routines, that can lead to a cooking rut and the same well-prepared chicken dishes rolling out of the kitchen each week — which, even if they are delicious, can get a little dull.

With our own cooking ruts in mind, we’ve put together a collection of chicken dishes that’s sure to inspire. It’s full of spices and zippy flavor combinations borrowed from Asia, India, Mexico — and oh yes, Panda Express