14 Quick And Easy Chicken Recipes For Dinner
Dec 13, 2022, Updated Jan 30, 2023
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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 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.
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
Serrano Pepper Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage
Lemon Pepper Chicken & Summer Squash Sheet Pan
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.
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.
Thai Chicken & 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!
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!
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.