07/10/2014 12:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

Ariel Skelley

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring. With these easy, flavorful and family friendly recipes, they'll never complain about chicken for dinner again!

1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers


These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't tried Sriracha, the Asian hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand, this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE

2. Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze


In this recipe, chicken thighs are seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. It's delicious, family-friendly (it's not too spicy), and incredibly easy to prepare. GET THE RECIPE

3. Peruvian-Style Chicken with Green Sauce


This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The chicken is first marinated in olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices, and then oven-roasted until tender, juicy and crisp-skinned. The accompanying green sauce, which gets it's color from cilantro and jalapeño peppers, is spicy, creamy and downright addictive. You can put it on virtually everything, and it even makes a fabulous dip or salad dressing. GET THE RECIPE

4. Grilled Moroccan Chicken


This is an easy and incredibly flavorful way to prepare boneless skinless chicken breasts. I can't claim it's authentic, but the spices -- an aromatic blend of cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, paprika and coriander - make it taste decidedly Moroccan, and it also goes wonderfully with couscous. You might think it sounds too exotic-tasting for picky eaters, but I can tell you that even small children seem to love it. The best part is that it only takes minutes to prepare, and there's barely any clean up. GET THE RECIPE

5. Easy Chicken Curry


In this family-friendly Indian dish, thinly sliced chicken breasts are sautéed with curry powder and simmered in an aromatic, slightly sweet curry sauce thickened with Greek yogurt. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes -- or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice -- and the cooking method ensures that the chicken comes out reliably tender every time. GET THE RECIPE