Chicken Skillet Recipes That Make Easy, Fresh Weeknight Dinners
Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo
Brighten up chicken breasts with fresh lemon slices and broccoli florets. Refrigerated light Alfredo sauce keeps the simple skillet dinner creamy yet under 300 calories per serving. Plus, it helps make this skillet chicken recipe super-fast, too—it takes only 20 minutes start to finish.
Chicken with Apple-Vegetable Slaw Stir-Fry
Chicken gets a reboot in this fresh stir-fry! Crunchy apples and satisfying veggies complement skillet chicken perfectly. While this recipe calls for a wok, you can also use an extra-large skillet.
Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese
This skillet chicken breast mac and cheese definitely isn't the one you remember from childhood—it's better! The stove-top creation is a twist on your childhood favorite and is packed with protein and veggies. Garlic and herb cheese gives the dish a sharp flavor.
Almond Chicken with Mushroom-Tequila Sauce
Mediterranean Chicken-Pomegranate Stir-Fry
Sweet and savory are always an enticing pair. Tangy pomegranate adds zing and color to this Mediterranean dish, along with expertly seasoned sauces. The skillet chicken dinner comes together quickly—it takes only 25 minutes—giving you time to whip up a Mediterranean side to serve, too.
Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini
This one-dish recipe features a delicious blend of chicken breast, orzo, and zucchini. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this chicken skillet is a perfect weeknight all-in-one meal. Add another food group by serving a fresh fruit dessert.
Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts
Try one of our most popular recipes ever! Moist chicken is perfectly seasoned in this year-round fave. This lemon chicken skillet gets most of its flavor from fresh lemons, but lemon pepper plays a big role, too. Never settle for bland chicken again.
Hot Chicken Salad Skillet Casserole
Tortilla-Chicken Skillet Casserole
Take a trip South of the Border with this classic Tex-Mex skillet dish. Layering together corn tortilla strips, diced tomatoes, and shredded chicken creates a tasty skillet casserole recipe that reminds us of a hearty plate of nachos. It's quick and easy, and will satisfy spice cravings with a kick from chipotle peppers.
Korean-Style Chili-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry
Chicken in Chipotle Mojo
Chipotle pepper adds smoky warmth to this easy Mexican recipe. Simply simmer chicken breasts in our homemade Blender Chipotle Mojo sauce for a flavor-packed skillet entrée. If you end up with extra sauce, you can store it in the fridge for a few days and use it to top pork and salmon skillet dinners.
Cauliflower-Sauced Chicken Skillet
Juicy chicken meets fresh asparagus and cauliflower for an easy skillet dinner recipe. Don't see any cauliflower? That's because we snuck it into this skillet chicken breast recipe in a creamy, cheesy homemade sauce. Picky eaters will never even know it's there!
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pad Thai
Once you perfect this traditional pad Thai recipe, you'll never go for takeout again. The chicken, egg, and bean sprouts are all cooked right in your skillet—just add tender rice noodles and a crunchy peanut topping.
Korean Chicken Tacos
Chili-garlic sauce mixed with lime, ginger, and soy provides the finger-licking sauce on this skillet-seared chicken. Kimchi, a flavorful pickled vegetable condiment, finishes this twist on tacos with some tang. If you're a cilantro fan, you can add a few sprigs on top as a garnish.
Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad
Cooking chicken in a skillet is especially easy when you're using ground chicken—it's just like cooking ground beef. The lean protein tosses together with tomatoes, potatoes, and olives for a flavorful taco salad mix-in. It's a great meal for getting kids and picky eaters to eat more veggies.
Thai Green Curry Chicken
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Here's a way you can put a dent in that jar of tahini that doesn't involve making hummus. Add a generous dollop to add flavor and extra protein to the lemon sauce for these cast-iron skillet chicken thighs. Toss in some green beans for more fresh veggies and pretty color, and you've got a complete meal.
Turmeric, cumin, and coriander combine with apricots, olives, and fresh ginger to flavor this sweet and spicy Moroccan-inspired chicken dish. We tossed a can of chickpeas into the mix to give this skillet chicken breast recipe even more protein. The 30-minute meal can be made even faster when you use a purchased pouch of rice.
Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Even the pickiest eaters will crave this slightly sweet skillet chicken made with maple syrup. Served with a mound of mashed sweet potatoes sprinkled with fresh green onions, it's a hearty fall dinner. While you can certainly make sweet potatoes from scratch, using leftover or refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes gets this skillet chicken breast recipe on the table faster.
Create an Italian classic in less than an hour with fresh vegetables, tender chicken thighs, and a chunky tomato sauce. A splash of balsamic vinegar and a handful of Kalamata olives punch up the Mediterranean flavor. To add freshness, sprinkle this chicken skillet dinner with parsley before bringing it to the table (the pop of green will make it look even more appetizing!).
Chicken Marsala Skillet
Chicken Marsala is a classic skillet chicken breast recipe, and we made it super easy to serve on a weeknight. One pan and 35 minutes are all you need for moist chicken cutlets covered in silky mushroom sauce. Add freshness to the family-friendly Italian recipe with snipped parsley and cracked black pepper.
Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Fingerlings
We've already sung the praises of lemon chicken recipes, but this skillet chicken takes it up another notch. Zesty lemon slices and fingerling potatoes are at the heart of this healthy skillet dinner. Add a splash of white wine to elevate the flavor of thyme-seasoned chicken breasts.
Pan-Fried Chicken with Polenta and Vegetables
You don't need a whole pot of oil to make skillet fried chicken—you can get by with just a few tablespoons! Frying chicken breasts in just a splash of vegetable oil makes them a healthier choice for dinner than regular fried chicken, but they'll still get nice and crispy, just the way we like. This cast-iron skillet chicken breast recipe becomes even better for you with the addition of fresh cherry tomatoes and spinach.
Chicken and Vegetable Sauté
Grab your skillet, your favorite veggies, and a few chicken breasts, and you can make a healthy, delicious skillet dinner in just 30 minutes. This veggie-filled chicken breast skillet features good-for-you broccoli and carrots, plus red onion. Tossing Northern beans into the mix brings each serving up to a whopping 43 grams of protein, too!
Chicken Thighs with Three-Seed Tomatoes and Greens
Dress up skillet chicken thighs with fresh Swiss chard and juicy grape tomatoes. For the brightest, freshest flavor, you could even swap in grape or cherry tomatoes from your garden! Even with all those veggies, we still want to indulge a little, too, so we mixed in crumbles of feta cheese to add creamy richness.
Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
Chicken Breasts with Herbs
Mexican Chicken and Rice
Make a memorable Mexican meal for six with an extra-large skillet and skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Ground chile pepper lends deep, spicy flavor to the meat, while carrots, olives, and peas keep the dish hearty. If your stomach is growling before this chicken skillet is ready, you can always snack on a Mexican appetizer like chips and salsa while cooking.
Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper
While the chicken cooks, you can speed along the asparagus and summer squash by steaming them in the microwave, then stirring them in at the end. In addition to fresh veggies, bacon makes everything better.