5 cookbooks that'll change the way you look at chicken

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It's winter, and a hearty chicken dinner is more or less the go-to. There are so many ways to prepare poultry, but so many of us get stuck in a routine. If you are getting bored with the winter recipes in your repertoire or just want to treat yourself or a friend, a new cookbook is always a fun buy.

And why buy any old cookbook, when there are so many great ones with fresh takes on this uber-popular protein.

These tomes have so much to offer -- some will make you laugh (see Fifty Shades of Chicken), some will offer you some seriously enviable new skills and others are just so beautiful, you'll want to leave them out on display.

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So here's to taking your chicken game to the next level! Bon appetit!

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Fifty Shades of Chicken might be the steamiest (and funniest) chicken cookbook out there! These recipes are bound to be a hit!
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Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides is pure decadence -- and we love that about it.
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The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook: More than 100 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Storebought and Homecooked Chicken focuses on easy, convenience recipes to get dinner on the table fast.
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Weight Watchers Ultimate Chicken Cookbook: More than 250 Fresh, Fabulous Recipes for Every Day is packed with smart ideas that won't sabotage your diet.
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A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood is so gorgeous it belongs on your coffee table, not in your pantry.
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Looking for more ways to prepare chicken? Check out the recipes below:

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5 cookbooks that'll change the way you look at chicken

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Strips

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Baked Orzo with Chicken

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Chicken Skewers with Satay Style Peanut Sauce

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One Dish Easy Chicken Cacciatore Pasta Bake

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Sticky Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

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Summer Chicken Taco Salad with Jalapeno Ranch

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Quinoa Casserole

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Buttermilk Chipotle Crispy Chicken Thighs

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Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos

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Spicy BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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Skillet Basil Cream Chicken

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Coconut Lime Chicken Burritos

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Crockpot BBQ Chicken Dip

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Toasted Almond and Chia Seed Chicken Fingers

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Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Shredded Chicken

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