Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Tight on time? No problem. Whip up one of these simple yet satisfying chicken recipes for dinner tonight. With fresh chicken soups and salads, creamy chicken pastas, sandwiches, and more—these chicken dinners are a breeze and take less than 30 minutes to make!

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    Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

    A classic dinner 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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    Pecan & Collard Chicken Salad

    This isn't your usual chicken salad -- with collard greens, orange slices, and toasted pecans, everyone at your table will be clamoring for more of this quick and easy dinner recipe.

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    Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps

    You had us at avocado. These trendy chicken wraps start with fresh lettuce and finish with a handful of nacho-worthy toppers: onions, tomatoes, sour cream, and a squirt of lime.

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    Chicken and Vegetable Saute

    For a fast and fresh dinner that's full of nutritious veggies, this chicken and vegetable saute is the perfect choice. This chicken dinner recipe will definitely become one of your go-to meals.

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    Grilled Chicken with Basil Chimichurri

    This 30-minute dish is makes a great dinner of chicken and veggies. Serve grilled chicken breasts on a bed of green beans, and then top with a zippy basil chimichurri sauce.

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    Basque Chicken

    Don't spend hours stirring at the stove -- this comforting chicken stew recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. Full of red potatoes, tomatoes, and pimiento-stuffed olives, this quick dinner recipe is the perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight.

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    Papaya and Coconut Chicken Salad

    You only need 30 minutes to make this yummy fruit-filled salad. Chicken is baked with a delicious coconut coating, while blueberries and papaya give this dinner salad a burst of freshness.

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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 it fresh.

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    Corn Bread Chicken with Kale

    Corn bread stuffing mix makes a delicious, crispy coating for chicken in this easy recipe. Serve with a bowl of cooked kale to add a helping of veggies to this quick meal.

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    Gnocchi and Sausage

    A package of gnocchi and precooked chicken sausage make this seemingly fancy dinner a breeze to make. Toss the two in a sizzling blend of garlic veggies.

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    Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza

    Dinner on the patio just got a lot sweeter, thanks to this peachy-keen pizza. Fire up the grill, then top crust with cooked chicken, juicy peaches, and fresh arugula. P.S. Cut prep time in half by using premade pesto instead of homemade. 

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    Grilled Ham and Chicken Sandwich

    Grilled cheese? Please. Look to chicken and ham to switch up your sandwich routine, then smear on the good stuff: a secret spread starring red wine vinegar, cream cheese, olive oil, and horseradish.

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    Chicken with Basil Sauce & Cucumber-Radish Salad

    You don't have to spend all day in the kitchen to serve a delicious and impressive meal. This picture-perfect plate -- with sauteed chicken breast, creamy basil sauce, and a bright cucumber salad -- can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

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    Triple Mango Chicken

    Three times the mango, three times the goodness. Serve this tropical chicken with ribbons of zucchini for a spring dinner worth sharing.

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    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.

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    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 fresh herbs. Pile the meat into pita bread along with our homemade cucumber-yogurt sauce for unbeatable Greek sandwiches.

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    Luau BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

    This dinner is fast, and leaves no mess! Give your dishwasher a break by cooking this mouthwatering BBQ chicken in foil packets.

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    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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    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 lineup. Drizzle the weeknight-perfect chicken salad in a snappy ginger sauce. Stir in peanut butter to make it extra creamy.

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    Jerk Chicken and Slaw

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

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    Asian Lettuce Wraps with Chicken

    Skip takeout -- you can make your own lettuce wraps at home in just 30 minutes! These wraps are filled with a yummy mixture of chicken, shredded cabbage, peanuts, and fresh ginger.

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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.

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    Chicken Enchilada Wraps

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

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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 chicken soup substance.

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    Grilled Chicken & Peaches With Green Beans & Orzo

    You can hit all five food groups with this yummy chicken dinner. Combine grilled chicken, peaches, orzo, green beans, and feta cheese for a delicious and nutritious meal.

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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 dinner great flavor.

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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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    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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    1 Chicken, 3 Recipes

    Go from deli to dinner in 20 minutes or less. We transformed a basic deli chicken into three delicious recipes. 

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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 chicken dinner you can eat with a fork.

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    Pasta Stackup with Chicken Sausage

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

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    20-Minute (or Less!) Chicken Dinners

    You don't have to settle for takeout when you're short on time--and these quick and easy chicken dinners are proof. Each recipe, such as spicy jerk chicken, classic chicken Alfredo, or sweet teriyaki stir-fry, takes less than 20 minutes to prep, plate, and serve. Choose one of these easy chicken recipes to make tonight.
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