If you’re in search of crowd-pleasing gluten-free chicken recipes, you’re in the right place. Check out this post for 10 of the BEST dinner chicken recipes.

There are 100s of recipes on my blog, but each one of these chicken recipes has stood the test of time as a TRIED-AND-TRUE reader and family favorite! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Chicken is a dinnertime staple, but sometimes it can be tricky to cook it just right. (Does dry, bland chicken sound familiar?)

Fortunately, these top recipes are all tried and true favorites. They’ve been tested again and again with many tough critics—including my family members!

Trust me when I say these recipes pass the test. You can always be sure you’re getting a tender, juicy, chicken dinner with great flavor—one that also happens to be gluten-free!

Tips for Cooking Gluten-Free Chicken

  • Opt for chicken thighs: If your chicken breasts often turn out dry, try using chicken thighs instead. This affordable cut of poultry has more fat, which adds flavor and tenderness! Really, it’s hard to go wrong!
  • Get a meat thermometer: As with any meat, it can be difficult to know when your chicken is really done. Eliminate the mystery by getting a meat thermometer. Remove the chicken from heat as soon as it reaches 165 degrees. If you let it cook longer, it could become dry.
  • Pick up a rotisserie chicken: Sometimes cooking chicken on a weeknight feels overwhelming. Simplify by picking up a rotisserie chicken (Costco has the best deal!) and then dress it up any way you please.
  • Cover with parchment paper: Place parchment paper over your chicken breast before baking to seal in the moisture and ensure a tender, juicy protein.
  • Use a meat tenderizer: Chicken breasts tend to cook unevenly, but you can resolve the problem by pounding out the meat before cooking.
  • Try a brine: Like turkey, chicken is a lean cut of meat that benefits from a salt and herb brine. Soak for 24 hours and you’ll have fall-apart, tender chicken!
  • Bring on the fresh herbs: Fresh herbs always win out over dried! Use fresh rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley and more for a better gluten-free chicken dinner.
  • Add fat: High-temperature fats like avocado oil, coconut oil, or olive oil will add richness and moisture to your chicken.

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Recipes

These delicious gluten-free chicken recipes have been on regular rotation in our family for years. I love that most of them make an easy meal for any night of the week.

They’re tasty enough for a fancier Sunday dinner, but quick enough for an easy dinner on a weeknight.

Many of them use simple ingredients like boneless chicken breasts, white rice, and a healthy side like broccoli florets or butternut squash. From marinades to Instant Pot recipes, I’ve covered it all!

Chicken fajitas on a plate

Chicken Fajita Marinade

This BEST chicken fajita marinade includes a special ingredient that isn’t typically in Mexican food— gluten-free soy sauce!

The depth of flavor it adds makes all the difference. Everyone always asks for the recipe when I make these fajitas. Little do they know what an easy marinade this is.

Chicken fajitas on a plate
Best Chicken Fajita Marinade
My absolute favorite chicken fajita marinade! You can also use the marinade for flank steak. Sometimes I do both chicken and beef and grill the meat. If you're going that route, leave the chicken and steak whole and reserve some of the marinade for the vegetables in a separate container. Cook the vegetables in a pan and grill the meat. Then slice and serve. Yum!
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Overhead view of Instant Pot chicken in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken makes for a great easy weeknight dinner. You can use it in so many ways! I like serving it on buns for chicken sandwiches or for a delicious meal over rice.

It is also one of my favorite recipes for meal prep! It’s also delicious in a BBQ chicken salad with romaine, black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado and ranch dressing. This chicken is versatile, easy and delicious!

bbq chicken in instant pot with marble background and blue striped towel
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken! Sweet, fall-apart tender and perfect for sandwiches, salads, BBQ plates and more!
Note: This recipe has been updated since the video was published. In recent years I've recommended adding a little more liquid, not stirring, removing the chicken and reducing the liquid, then adding the chicken back in. This ensures the chicken doesn't burn! This method has worked well for hundreds of reviewers!
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Chicken stir fry and rice on a plate

Gluten-Free Chicken Stir Fry

This chicken stir-fry is one of my very favorite meals to make on busy weeknights! It’s a simple recipe that my kids love and the sauce is out-of-this-world delicious.

This dish has all the vegetables and protein in one. Add some white or brown rice and you have a delicious meal!

gluten free stir fry on plate with white rice
Gluten-Free Chicken Stir-Fry
This gluten-free chicken stir-fry is full of fresh vegetables and covered in the most flavorful, easy sauce. Serve it over hot cooked rice for a delicious meal any of night of the week!
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Chicken enchiladas in a baking dish

Gluten-Free Enchiladas

The search is over! This is hands down my favorite recipe for gluten-free enchiladas with red sauce.

This amazing gluten-free enchiladas recipe has tender chicken, melty cheese and a flavorful homemade gluten-free enchilada sauce. Plus, it’s made with 100% gluten-free pantry staples!

overhead shot of enchiladas in white baking dish topped with cilantro
Gluten-Free Enchiladas (Chicken Red Sauce)
This amazing gluten-free enchiladas recipe has tender chicken, cheese and a flavorful homemade enchilada sauce! Made with 100% gluten-free pantry staples!
This recipe uses my favorite homemade gluten-free enchilada sauce.
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Chicken pot pie in a dutch oven

Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

This gluten-free chicken pot pie has an EASY, gluten-free biscuit topping! (No rolling or shaping pie crust needed!)

The filling is full of creamy chicken, diced potatoes, and mixed vegetables for a classic, cozy meal that everyone will love!

Chicken pot pie in a dutch oven
Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie (with Easy Biscuit Topping!)
This gluten-free chicken pot pie has an EASY, gluten-free biscuit topping! (No rolling or shaping pie crust needed!) The filling is full of creamy chicken, diced potatoes, and mixed vegetables for a classic, cozy meal that everyone will love!
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Chicken rice casserole in a dish on the table

Gluten-Free Chicken (with Broccoli Cheddar Rice)

This gluten-free chicken with broccoli and cheddar rice is a meal that my family and I always come back to. There are just so many things to love about it.

It’s an easy, one-pan gluten-free chicken recipe that is perfect for any night of the week. My family loves this chicken broccoli rice and I love how easy it is to prepare!

close up shot of gluten free chicken and rice in white dish with broccoli
Gluten-Free Chicken (with Broccoli Cheddar Rice)
An easy, one-pan gluten-free chicken recipe that is perfect for any night of the week. My family loves this chicken broccoli rice and I love how easy it is to prepare!
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moroccan chicken over quinoa in white bowl

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken

I love healthy, gluten/dairy-free slow-cooker recipes that I know my family will be excited about when dinner time rolls around.

This slow-cooker moroccan apricot chicken and carrots is just that. Easy, healthy and so delicious! It makes a delicious weeknight meal served over quinoa.

moroccan chicken over quinoa in white bowl
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken
The whole family will love this easy, flavorful Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken for dinner! Full of spices, apricots and carrots, this moroccan chicken is delicious served over quinoa for a delicious weeknight meal. 
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sticky chicken over rice in white bowl

Baked Sticky Chicken

What is sticky chicken? It’s a crowd-pleasing dish of tender chunks of chicken baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze. This delicious recipe has been a long-time family favorite.

It actually won an award for the best recipe in a local newspaper 20 years ago! My kids are always excited when this is what’s for dinner.

sticky chicken over rice in white bowl
Baked Sticky Chicken
This Sticky Chicken recipe is sure to become your new favorite dinner! Tender chunks of chicken baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze.
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Shredded Southwest chicken in a bowl with chips and toppings

Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice

This Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice is my very favorite instant pot recipe to-date! When I showed my husband how easy it was to make his mind was blown.

For this chicken dish, you really just throw everything in the instant pot and let it cook. It makes for the perfect comfort food that’s budget-friendly—with no clean-up.

chicken and rice in white bowl with fork topped with cheese
Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice
Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice! Throw everything in the instant pot and walk away. You’ll have a delicious, satisfying, healthy dinner 30 minutes later! 
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Chicken and kale salad on a plate

Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice Salad

This Chicken Kale and Wild Rice Salad is based on one of my very favorite restaurant salads. It is my absolute favorite because I love the contrast of textures and flavors. Not to mention it is a totally healthy and satisfying meal.

Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice Salad {Cubby’s Copycat}
This fresh salad is full of flavor!
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Gluten-Free Chicken FAQs

Can you get gluten-free chicken?

Yes, it’s easy to enjoy gluten free chicken dinners. Like all types of meat, plain chicken is naturally gluten-free. Still, some preparations may contain gluten, especially if it is breaded. If you’re ordering chicken at a restaurant, read the ingredients list to make sure the recipe doesn’t have any gluten-containing ingredients. 

Is rotisserie chicken gluten-free?

Rotisserie chicken is typically gluten-free. Still, it’s always smart to check the nutrition label or talk with the source to make sure the chicken is cooked in a gluten-free facility. Sometimes, flavoring or other additives may contain gluten, or the chicken may be at risk of cross-contamination.

Does KFC grilled chicken have gluten?

Unfortunately, all of the chicken at KFC contains gluten—even the grilled chicken has gluten-containing ingredients. Still, there are a few dishes you can enjoy at KFC. Refer to the KFC website to find gluten-free items on the menu, such as side dishes and salads.

Happy Cooking!

With these easy chicken recipes, making gluten-free chicken doesn’t have to be stressful. Even picky eaters will be happy to eat flavorful, tender chicken recipes like this. Happy cooking!

If you try one of these recipes, be sure to leave me a comment/rating in the blog post. I’d love to hear from you!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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