Our Favorite Recipes for this Holiday Season

Check out our go-to recipes for all your holiday hosting and guest needs.

As the holiday season approaches, I’m sure your schedule is beginning to fill up — holiday get-togethers, dinners with friends and family, Christmas parties and potlucks, and so many opportunities to gather with others. And so many reasons for recipes!

Having a few go-to recipes can help you navigate the stress of the holiday schedule. Whether you’re the host or a guest, here are a few of our favorite recipes you can use on repeat all season long.

For the Main Course:

One Pan Cranberry Rosemary Chicken

While I’m not sure how cranberry became the unofficial berry of the holiday season, it does make our cranberry rosemary chicken the perfect addition to any holiday party or get together. Not only does it look festive, but it tastes delicious! For larger parties, you can increase the recipe as needed. You could cook this recipe for every get-together all season long and no one would complain. 

Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Get the Recipe

Smoked Chicken

Want to escape the heat of the kitchen and pull out the grill? This one is for you. For this recipe, you’ll combine a mixture of rice, brussel sprouts and seasoning into a cheesecloth, then put it in the chicken and place it on the grill for two hours. The result? A mouth-watering dinner that will put you at the top of the hostess list for years to come.

Prep + Cook Time: 2 ½ hours Servings: 4 Get the Recipe

Herbed Chicken

Looking for a quick and easy main dish? Look no further. Pull out your instant pressure cooker and dig into your spices to bring this whole chicken to the table. Paired with pasta, everyone will be racing for seconds.

Prep + Cook Time: 60 minutes Servings: 4 Get the Recipe

For the Appetizers:

If you’re tasked with bringing an appetizer (or if you just want to be a gracious guest), here are three of our staple appetizers to keep everyone happy before the main course.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring

Quick, easy and delicious. What more could you want? This appetizer is a crowd favorite with all ages, and it’s the perfect finger food before dinner.

Prep + Cook Time: 45 minutes Get the Recipe

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Don’t let the cook time on this one scare you away — it requires minimal prep. Just put the ingredients for this dip in the slow cooker and let it cook as you go about your day.

Prep + Cook Time: 6 hours Get the Recipe

Chicken Salad

Sometimes a classic staple is all you need. You can serve this light and refreshing treat with crackers or croissants. To save some of the day-of-party stress, you can also whip it up the night before and keep it in the refrigerator until it’s time to head to the party.

Prep + Cook Time: 70 minutes Servings: 4     Get the Recipe

As you enjoy your holiday season with friends and family, I hope our recipes help take away some of the stress of your holiday schedule — and that you find your new favorite go-to recipe!

Happy holidays, friends!