About Us

Plain Chicken is here to help you get out of your dinner rut! We offer quick and easy recipes made with everyday ingredients for home cooks so that you can save money and never get bored with dinner again!

Plain Chicken was founded in 2007 by Stephanie Parker as a way to keep track of family recipes. Over the years, Plain Chicken has grown into a trusted source for home cooks with more than 3,000 recipes drawing millions of readers each month from around the world.

The food on Plain Chicken isn’t fancy. It is just good food. We use convenience foods to cut down on prep time and have fun in the kitchen. Our goal is to create simple recipes that you and your family will enjoy for generations to come.


Why “Plain Chicken”?

I am sure you might be wondering why the name of the site is “Plain Chicken”. Growing up, Stephanie was not an adventurous eater and would always order chicken “plain” when she went out to eat. If anyone asked her what she was going to order to eat, her younger brother would chime in with “plain chicken” before she could answer. When she started the website, she thought Plain Chicken was a fun and fitting name.

Now, just because the name is plain, doesn’t mean the food is. We like to say we offer recipes that are anything BUT plain!


Get to Know Plain Chicken

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If you are new to Plain Chicken, check out our Most Popular Posts of 2021: https://www.plainchicken.com/most-popular-recipes-of-the-year/

This is a great post to see what we are all about!

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We are big football fans at Plain Chicken. We post a new tailgating recipe every Friday from the beginning of college football season to the Super Bowl.

What does Crack Mean?

You are going to see a lot of recipes with “crack” in the title.

If a recipe has crack in the title it means that it has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the recipe. It all started with our Crack Dip way back in 2007. We made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. The flavor combination is amazing!

You can find all of the Cracked Out recipes here: https://www.plainchicken.com/category/recipes/crack-recipes/

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In addition to delicious recipes, we also post about our travels. We’ve traveled extensively in Europe and North America. We offer reviews of hotels, restaurants, and things to do.

See all of our travel guides here: https://www.plainchicken.com/category/travel/


Meet The Team

Plain Chicken – Stephanie makes all the recipes, photographs them, and writes up all the recipe posts.

Chicken Legs – Tadd is the Chief Tastetester. He is also our photo assistant. He is an excellent pourer and spoon holder! BUT, Chicken Legs’ most important job is cleaning the kitchen! He cleans it all day long!

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The rest of the team consists of Mango, Mack, and Felix. They are all super sweet and you can check them out every Monday on Meow Monday!

All three cats were adopted from Kitty Kat Haven in Hoover, AL in June 2019.

Mango & Mack were kittens when we adopted them. They are now three years old. Grandpa Felix is 14 or 15 years old. He was surrendered by his owner and needed a loving home. He adores the babies.


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