14 Quick And Easy Chicken Recipes For Dinner

1/4/2023

By Kristin Ahaus

These quick and easy chicken dinner recipes are perfect for busy weeknights. In addition to chicken, they include plenty of veggies — so you can feel good about serving them often to your family. Even though they are quick, they don’t skimp on nutrition or flavor. Let’s get started!

One-Skillet Creamy Tuscan Chicken

One-Skillet Creamy Tuscan Chicken

One skillet and thirty minutes are all it takes to get this hearty chicken dinner to the table. Made with chicken thighs (or chicken breasts) and “Tuscan” veggies such as baby spinach, bell pepper, onion, and zucchini, this recipe is kid-friendly and mom-approved. 

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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is an Italian-American-inspired dish consisting of chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and a creamy rich sauce made with Marsala wine. Make everything in one pan in 25 minutes!

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Sheet Pan Smoky Lime Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Smoky Lime Chicken Fajitas

Easy sheet pan recipes are a mom’s best friend. This one for Smoky Lime Chicken Fajitas requires minimal ingredients — most of which you probably already have on hand. This well-balanced and nutritious meal is one that kids will actually eat it. Hooray! Total mom win!

 

Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls

This impressive-looking chicken dish is actually quite simple and quick to make. In fact, it requires just 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to throw together.

 

Thai Peanut Chicken with Sweet Potato Noodles

Thai Peanut Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodles

This is one of those meals that is deceptively simple to execute. It’s so beautiful, unique, and full of flavor that one might assume it’s too complicated or time-consuming for a busy mom to make. Not true! From start to finish, Thai Peanut Chicken with Sweet Potato Noodles takes less than 30 minutes to make!

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Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes

This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes features melt-in-your-mouth baby gold potatoes and juicy chicken breast. The secret ingredient is a packet of ranch seasoning. You won’t believe something this tasty takes just 20 minutes to make!

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Easy Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Sheet Pan

Easy Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Sheet Pan

10 minutes of prep and 30 minutes in the oven is all it takes to put this easy chicken dinner together. Since everything is contained to a couple of dishes, clean-up is quick too.

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Crockpot Apple and Pulled Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Crockpot Apple and Pulled Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Sweet apples make these pulled chicken pita sandwiches more flavorful and more unique than your typical chicken sandwich. Quickly throw the ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning and return home that evening to find a delicious dinner waiting on you.

Get the recipe for Crockpot Apple and Pulled Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Serrano Pepper Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Spicy pesto pasta with Sausage

Have some chicken sausage on hand? Here’s a unique way to use it. The recipe includes instructions on making your own serrano pepper pesto, but if you’re extra short on time or don’t like spice, simply use a store-bought jar of regular pesto.
 

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Lemon Pepper Chicken & Summer Squash Sheet Pan

Lemon Pepper Chicken & Summer Squash Sheet Pan

Dinner does not get any easier than this chicken sheet pan recipe! 30 minutes from start to finish and six simple ingredients (some of which you likely already have in your kitchen) is all it takes. The end result is a flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy.
 
 

Chopped Salad with Chicken & Pasta

Chopped Salad with Chicken & Pasta

This chicken and pasta salad is a copycat version of the one found at Portillo’s. In addition to chicken and pasta, it also contains romaine and iceberg lettuces, red cabbage, tomatoes, and gorgonzola cheese and is topped with a homemade house dressing.

Get the recipe for Chopped Salad with Chicken & Pasta

Cobb Salad Board

Cobb Salad Board

A salad board is a fun and unique way to serve salad for dinner. It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or roasted chicken you have on hand.

Get the recipe for Cobb Salad Board

Thai Chicken & Celery Bowls

Thai Celery Bowls

These easy chicken bowls feature big flavors, a bit of spice, and lots of crunch. It takes 10 minutes of prep and absolutely no cooking! Did you hear that? Absolutely NO COOKING is required for this dish! 

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Green Papaya Chicken Fajitas

Green Papaya Chicken Fajitas

These chicken fajitas include an ingredient that might be new to you — green papayas. Green papayas are simply unripened orange papayas but they taste more vegetable-like. Because of their extremely mild flavor, they take on other flavors in a dish very easily. In this recipe, they are infused with garlic, lime juice, and fajita seasonings making each bite a flavor sensation! If you’re looking to get out of your dinner rut, this easy recipe might be for you!

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Which of these quick and easy chicken recipes will you try for dinner tonight? Do you have a quick and easy chicken recipe for dinner? Please share in the comments below. 

Kristin Ahaus

Author: Kristin Ahaus

Kristin Ahaus is the Director of Content and Communications for The Produce Moms. Her focus and passion is helping all of TPM's brand partners share their stories while also helping consumers understand how to select, serve and store fresh produce. Connect with Kristin on LinkedIN.

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