3 of Valerie Bertinelli’s Most Popular Food Network Chicken Recipes

Take your next chicken dinner to another level with these three winning chicken dinners from Valerie Bertinelli. The Food Network host’s simple but satisfying main dishes starring chicken will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli in the 'Today Show' kitchens.
Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Valerie’s Vinegar Chicken is a juicy, savory dish

Bertinelli roasts chicken pieces along with vegetables on a sheet pan for a juicy, crispy chicken dish that won’t soon be forgotten. Smoked paprika and one-quarter cup of sherry vinegar give this recipe its zing.

Food Network reviewers gave the Valerie’s Home Cooking host plenty of thumbs up for this satisfying recipe.

“I loved it. Quick, easy, and delicious! I made this for my family and they loved it and said they hope that I make it for them again. The smoked paprika gave the chicken a nice flavor,” wrote one home cook.

Another fan added, “A definite winner! We used chicken breasts and red wine vinegar because that’s what we had on hand. So easy and good.”

Find the full recipe and reviews on Food Network’s site.

Bertinelli’s Mom’s Chicken Cacciatore is the ultimate Italian comfort meal

A delicious meal that practically cooks itself in the pan, Bertinelli credits her mother with inspiring this recipe featuring chicken thighs, mushrooms, garlic, red bell pepper, tomatoes, olives, and fresh herbs.

The beauty of this Italian comfort dish is that it can cook on its own and be prepared in one pan or skillet. It’s all simmered for almost half an hour. The result is a divine, aromatic dish that you’ll make again and again.

Bertinelli’s one-pan wonder caught the attention of reviewers who wrote on Food Network’s site: “This is a family favorite! Even MORE delicious the next day” and “So much flavor and so easy to make. I served it with Valerie’s garlicky polenta recipe.”

Get the full recipe and reviews on Food Network’s site.

Bertinelli’s Heirloom Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs recipe is a garlic lover’s dream dish

The perfect chicken dish for lovers of garlic, Bertinelli’s recipe calls for an entire head of heirloom garlic. The Kids Baking Championship co-star explained on the cable channel’s site that this kind of garlic is “not as long-lasting as the commercial varieties at the grocery store, has a more intense flavor, and cooks up sweeter.” It’s a flavorful, filling treat of a meal.

In the Food Network video for the recipe, Bertinelli starts the dish in a cast iron pan, sauteeing the chicken in oil until it’s just crispy. She adds the garlic cloves, wine, sliced Kalamata olives, and herbs and finishes cooking the dish in the oven.

Home cooks chimed in on Food Network’s site to sing the dish’s praises, writing, “I crave it, it’s so good … Make it. You’ll love it!” and “This recipe is super easy to make. Really nice crispy skin on the chicken. It smelled so delicious as it was cooking and tasted wonderful when it was done. I’ll be making this again!”

Valerie Bertinelli’s recipe can be found on Food Network’s site, along with video and reviews.

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