About Us

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Welcome to Plain Chicken, the home of simple, no-nonsense, and downright delicious recipes! We’re not here to dazzle you with culinary acrobatics or fancy food jargon. Nope, our mission is as straightforward as it gets: to make your kitchen adventures easy, enjoyable, and oh-so-tasty.

Plain Chicken was founded in 2007 by Stephanie Parker to keep track of her favorite 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 worldwide each month. We aim to create simple recipes that you and your family will enjoy for generations.

At Plain Chicken, we’re all about friendly, approachable cooking that anyone can tackle. We’re here to guide you through recipes, tips, and tricks that will make your everyday cooking a breeze. We use convenience foods to cut down on prep time and have fun in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a newbie in the kitchen, we’ve got something for you. Our website is your go-to spot for mouthwatering recipes, practical cooking tips, and a sprinkle of food-related fun. So, grab your apron, fire up the stove, and let’s embark on a flavor-packed journey together.

Welcome to the Plain Chicken family!


Why “Plain Chicken”?

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 2023: 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

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We are headquartered in beautiful Destin, FL.

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 and Mack. They are all super sweet and you can check them out every Monday on Meow Monday!

Both cats were adopted from Kitty Kat Haven in Hoover, AL in 2019.

Mango & Mack were kittens when we adopted them. They are now four years old.


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