Barbecued chicken sitting in a smoker

Chicken Recipes for the Outdoors

Chicken is a popular ingredient in outdoor cooking with a wide range of recipes that can be cooked with it, whether it is smoked, grilled, fried, roasted, or stewed.

Chicken can be cooked whole or butchered into a wide range of cuts. The fattier pieces like the thigh are more resilient to grilling, while a lean piece of chicken tenderloin or breast is ideal for frying to make sure it doesn't dry out. Drumsticks and chicken wings make great finger food options.

Chicken is so versatile and has become the foundation of many popular recipes such as baked chicken, chicken casserole, chicken pot pie, chicken Cacciatore, chicken curry, chicken pasta, honey chicken, and chicken soup.