40 Quick & Easy Chicken Dinners

Fast and affordable, chicken is king come dinnertime. Whatever cuisine you crave, we've got five-star recipes for you, all under 30 minutes. Need more inspiration? Check out our best baked chicken recipes and creative ways to use chicken breasts.

Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

"I made these using up some sliced cheese from my fridge. My family loved the chicken with the green sauce. I will make again; it's easy, cheap and tastes great."


30-Minute Chicken and Dumplings

"I have made this recipe several times and it always turns out delicious!"


Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

"This was an amazingly tasteful dish and very easy to prepare. I loved it! This recipe is now one of my new favorites.”


Chicken Quesadillas

"I was buying quesadillas from one of those traveling frozen food companies at about $9 for a box of six. This recipe is easy and better. I'll be making my own from now on."


Copycat Chicken Marsala

"This chicken was absolutely fantastic. My kids ate every bite, and it was so easy to make."


Cheddar Bar-B-Q Chicken Breasts

"This is my favorite way to cook chicken! I normally don't add the green onions because I never have them lying around, but it still tastes awesome!"


Lemon Chicken Milanese

"I was so pleasantly surprised by how great this tasted with the lemon juice squeezed over it! And it was so quick to make that I know I'll be making it again."


Cheesy Chicken Parm Volcanos

A flavor eruption! Classic chicken parm encrusted with herbed bread crumbs, loaded with cheesy molten center and tomato sauce lava.

Chicken Breast in Honey-Balsamic Glaze

"The glaze on this chicken is sweet, bold, and absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe to a tee and served it with sauteed green beans and grape tomatoes. Highly recommend!"


Butter Chicken

"I loved how quick and easy this was, and it was so fantastic! I have made a jar of this spice mix to make this quickly any day of the week."

-Eat and be Merry

Chicken & Rice Bake

"This recipe is perfect for a weeknight when you need something hardy and quick."

-Suzanne S.

Cajun Chicken Strips

"Gosh darn good! Recipes like this make cooking rewarding."


Fried Chicken Sandwich With Hot Honey

"LOVE this recipe! The only changes I made was to lightly salt the chicken before dredging in flour, using dill instead of bread and butter pickles, and adding a little mayo to the buns when assembling. It was delicious!"


Chicken Lazone

"I can't get over how good this is! Such simple ingredients shouldn't add up to such great flavor, but they do."


Korean-Inspired Popcorn Chicken

"This is really good-I only had one chicken breast and it was plenty for 2 or 3 people. It really turned out yummy! I will make this again...maybe with shrimp?! mmmm"


Chicken With Mushrooms & Mustard

"This recipe is a keeper. It's tasty, requires minimal prep and is ready quickly. It's perfect for a weeknight meal. We used shiitake mushrooms which lent a nice flavor to the dish."

-Dr. Jenny

Waffle Cone Fried Chicken

Chicken and waffles on the go.

Salsa Chicken

"Excellent! Easy, quick and amazing! While we were eating we were wondering how we could use this same method with other meats. It's definitely a keeper that will be made again and again."

-Chef #202690-Jonesygiggles

Quick Hoisin Chicken Stir-Fry

"This was delicious! My son commented that the chicken was the moistest he's had in a stir-fry dish. Quick and easy to make, too! I might try adding some chopped peanuts next time."


Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

"This deserves 10 stars! I just couldn't keep my hands out of the pot! This was so creamy, and the taste was out of this world. Dinner was not only outrageously good, but it was outrageously easy to make!"

-crawfish pie

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

"This is an excellent way to use up leftovers and cook something beautiful and delicious in just a few minutes. This would work with any leftover grilled meat."

-chris and her whisk

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Salad

"What a great dish! It's very simple yet tasty. I use chicken tenders in lieu of breasts for ease of cutting and cost savings."


Pesto "Fried" Chicken

"Very tasty and very quick! We're having the leftovers at a picnic tomorrow — the tenderloins make perfect finger food when chilled."


Oven Fried Chicken

"Not bad! I was out of 'Oven Fry' coating for chicken and turned to your recipe. Now I don't have to waste my money! This is economical and tasty."


Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

"OMG, this is my main recipe now for chicken tortilla soup! It is so good! My kids and husband love it, too. We also like to put a little cheese, sour cream and avocado on top. It's super good!"


Simple Pasta Toss With Chicken

"This is a very nice, easy pasta dish with ingredients that are readily available. I pre-seasoned the chicken with Paul Prudhomme seasoning for a little spice."

-Vicki in CT

Fast Chicken & Rice

"This was a great weeknight dinner with a delightful Asian flavor. It's very quick and easy — I had dinner on the table in 15 to 20 minutes."


Thai Chicken Fried Rice

"Incredible! This was a true revelation. My children and husband loved it. It's everything I love about a recipe: quick, easy, low fat, nutritious and delicious."


Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Breasts

"I've heard about this recipe for a while but was skeptical. Much to my delight, the recipe was spot-on and the chicken was truly juicy and delicious. I will make this one again!"


Kittencal's Moist Cheddar-Garlic Oven Fried Chicken Breast

“This was so good. I have to admit, since I'm not much of a chicken person, I wasn't exactly looking forward to having this. The rest of the family loves chicken. However, I absolutely loved it.”


Thai Chicken Breasts

"Delicious! My husband even commented the next day how good it was. I doubled the sauce as suggested by many.”


Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast

"I will definitely make this again. The breading came out crunchy and the chicken was moist.”


Balsamic Chicken Breasts With Peppers & Onions

"Absolutely awesome recipe! Love the peppers and onions in this dish. Ate it over rice. Definitely a keeper.”


Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Breasts

"This is going to make weeknight recipes so much easier! I just finished packing my freezer bags and placing them in the freezer.”


Easy Frozen Chicken Breast

‘This recipe is super easy, fast and tastes really nice. If you're in doubt, stick a thin knife through the thick part and if the juice is not completely clear, cook for five or 10 more minutes and try again. If it is clear but you're still not sure, cut that section through and make sure there is zero pink left in the middle."

-Sara B.

Easy Bone-In Chicken Breasts

"Yum! I will cook bone-in chicken like this again. I plan to save the left over broth for tomorrow and dump some cooked noodles and leftover chicken for a quick soup for lunch."

-Sarah K.

Easy Garlic Chicken

“I made this; it was awesome! Will definitely be making it again, plus it's so easy!”


Easy Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

"I put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker just before I went to bed. I woke up to the wonderful aroma! The chicken was so moist it fell apart.”


Easy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

"This is our go-to easy chicken recipe now.”


Easy & Yummy Slow-Cooker Chicken

"Yum! Another winner with the overly picky husband. I thought this tasted very ‘pot-roasty’ and heavy — not expected from a chicken dish but very welcome!”