It’s too easy to make chicken boring. You’re feeling lazy (and hungry) so you grab a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and eat it cold, straight from the package, during the ride home. Or you grab a plain chicken breast, throw it in the oven, and call it dinner. It’s not a crime to eat chicken like this, but we know that you—and your chicken—deserve better.

So now that it’s summer and the pace of life is a little slower, treat yourself to exciting, lip-smacking chicken. Bathe it in buttermilk, roast it in the oven, or listen to it sizzle in a hot frying pan. Here are 10 recipes that push chicken to its highest potential.

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