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Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Tight on time? No problem. Try one of these simple yet satisfying chicken recipes for dinner tonight -- there are fresh chicken salads, soups, pastas, sandwiches, and more. These recipes are easy to make and take less than 35 minutes to prepare.


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    • Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

      Dinner on the fly doesn't have to sacrifice flavor. Use your trusty skillet to brown chicken breasts, then add broth for a rich pan sauce. Crisp, crumbled bacon pieces contribute salty crunch, while asparagus and summer squash keep the dish fresh.

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    • Spicy Peanut-Chicken Noodles

      This healthy take on traditional pad thai swaps the heavy peanut butter sauce for a refreshing mix of rice vinegar and mint. Packaged julienned carrots and rotisserie chicken help the restaurant favorite come together in no time.

    • Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad

      Ground chicken seasoned with coriander and cumin joins canned tomatoes, dried plums, and olives to form the bold mixture that tops this tasty taco salad. Finish with crushed tostada shells and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.

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    • Rosemary Chicken and Grits

      Comfort food just got quick. Sear rosemary-rubbed chicken breasts in a skillet before combining with grapes and almonds. Spoon the sweet and savory mix onto fast-cooking grits for a from-the-heart chicken dinner that's ready in minutes.

    • Greek Chicken Kabobs

      Get all the flavor of food-truck gyros from the comfort of your kitchen by skewering chicken breast tenderloins with grape tomatoes and baking with fresh herbs. Pile the meat into pita bread along with our homemade cucumber-yogurt sauce for unbeatable Greek sandwiches.

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    • Chicken Noodle Soup

      This traditional chicken soup gets a twist when topped with snipped fresh basil. To make it heartier, substitute small broccoli florets for the celery and one 9-ounce package of refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini for the noodles.

    • Pretzel-Coated Chicken with Couscous

      For a quick spin on crispy chicken strips, look to a crunchy combination of pretzel sticks and peanuts. Complete the 30-minute meal with vegetable couscous and creamy honey-mustard dipping sauce. 

    • Confetti Chicken Big Bowl

      Put those packages of instant noodles to work in this quick Asian chicken recipe. Packed with bright veggies, tender chicken pieces, and a savory coconut broth, the one-pot soup gains bold flavor from fresh ginger and red curry paste.

    • Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

      With one bite of this time-saving chicken stir-fry, you'll forget all about takeout. A rich combination of hoisin and soy sauces smothers chicken, broccoli, and yellow sweet peppers before joining chow mein noodles for a fantastic 400-calorie meal.

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      Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

      A classic meal of meat and potatoes doesn't have to be heavy. Bright lemon and fresh snipped thyme lighten fingerling potatoes and chicken breast halves in this 30-minute skillet recipe.

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      Korean Chicken Tacos

      Spice up taco night with yummy Asian ingredients like kimchi and Sriracha sauce. The super-easy and flavorful chicken tacos can be made on the grill or the stove top.

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      Sweet and Salty Chicken Salad

      Cold deli chicken, crisp napa cabbage, and sweet slices of apple and pineapple create a stellar stackup. Drizzle the weeknight-perfect chicken salad in a snappy ginger sauce. Stir in peanut butter to make it extra creamy.

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      Roasted Chicken Chimichangas

      For a new and exciting weeknight dinner, serve up a batch of our chicken and bean chimichangas. Fry them for just 3 minutes before dunking in cool queso fresco, creamy avocado, or salsa.

    • Quick and Easy Waldorf-Style Chicken Salad
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      Waldorf-Style Chicken Salad

      Running behind? Whip up this chicken dish in 15 minutes flat. While diced celery gives the salad bite, grapes and apples add hints of sweetness.

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      Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

      Satisfy your barbecue cravings with a hearty pulled chicken sandwich. Ours features shredded roasted chicken and onions in a peppery tomato-base sauce. Don't forget to top them with crunchy dill pickles.

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      Chicken Breast with Herbs

      Chicken breasts browned in butter are delicious when topped with a fragrant mix of parsley, oregano, lemon peel, and garlic.

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      Lemon-Ginger Chicken Thighs

      Rub a mix of lemon peel and grated ginger under the chicken skin before cooking to infuse the meat with flavor. Simmer with a tangy sauce made from lemon juice, honey, and soy sauce for a full-flavor meal.

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      Chicken Enchilada Wraps

      Try our handheld spin on spicy enchiladas with these easy-to-make wraps. With bold seasoning and fresh ingredients, they're a delicious option for any busy night.

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      Smoked Chicken and Prosciutto Panini

      The smoky flavors of melted provolone and sliced chicken mingle with savory prosciutto in this easy-to-make panini.

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      Buffalo Chicken Cobb

      Forget about messy sauce-covered fingers -- toss boneless Buffalo-style chicken with lettuce and blue cheese dressing for a yummy meal you can eat with a fork.

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      Chicken and Gnocchi with Squash

      Tender gnocchi and sauteed chicken sit atop buttery acorn squash cooked with sage and nutmeg.

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      Cinnamon Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits

      Grits get a makeover with the addition of canned pumpkin and sage. Chicken spiced with cinnamon rounds out the fall-inspired dish.

    • How to Bake Chicken Breast
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      How to Bake Chicken Breasts

      So easy, so quick. Watch our simple secrets to juicy chicken breasts and have dinner on the table in minutes!

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      Saucy BBQ Chicken

      Homemade barbecue sauce gives broiled chicken drumsticks a sweet-and-spicy flavor, while broiled onions make a fast side dish.

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      Soba Noodle Bowl

      Think chicken soup -- but better. Jalapeno pepper slices and crushed red pepper crank up the heat, while thick soba noodles give the soup substance.

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      Greek-Style Quesadillas

      Red onions, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, and Kalamata olives turn basic chicken quesadillas into a Greek rendition of the Mexican original.

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      Greek Chicken Salad

      Have leftover roasted chicken? Combine it with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and Greek dressing for a fast Mediterranean meal.

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      Pasta Stackup with Chicken Sausage

      Lasagna noodles piled high with chicken sausage, dried tomatoes, and spinach make a satisfying dinner.

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      Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta

      Liven up boring chicken breasts by cooking them with herbed tomatoes, olives, and white wine. Serve over easy-to-make polenta.

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      Pecan-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Braised Greens and Grapes

      Warm grapes cooked with grape juice make a sweet topping for chicken thighs coated in chopped pecans and served over wilted greens.

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      Jerk Chicken and Slaw

      It's the perfect pairing: spicy jerk chicken over crunchy coleslaw. Chopped pineapple adds a hint of sweetness to the dish.

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      Almond-Crusted Chicken

      Finely chopped almonds and panko bread crumbs give this chicken its crunchy texture. Serve over spinach sauteed with shallots.

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      Pulled Roast Chicken Sandwiches

      At your next family get-together, serve pulled roasted chicken dressed in homemade barbecue sauce.

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      Papaya and Coconut Chicken Salad

      This salad is infused with flavors from the tropics. Chicken rolled in coconut and sliced papaya sit atop a bed of greens tossed with papaya vinaigrette.

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      Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

      Guests will love this Mediterranean chicken dish. A stuffing made from feta cheese, tomatoes, and basil gives the chicken great flavor.

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      30-Minute Healthy Chicken Recipes

      For a healthy dinner that's easy, too, try one of our healthy chicken recipes. Ready in under 30 minutes and ringing in at under 400 calories per serving, each chicken recipe is easy and good for you. There's no need to cook separate meals for the rest of the family with these healthy recipe ideas for chicken breasts, chicken salad, chicken soup, and family-friendly chicken sandwiches that everyone will enjoy.
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