Getting tired of chicken dinners? Don't be! It's versatile and easy to cook if you’re crunched for time. No need to settle for boring fried chicken. Keep your family happy and satisfied with these stress-free and delicious recipes for any night of the week. They make great leftovers for high protein lunches all week long. Most of these easy chicken dinner recipes can be quickly made in less than 30 minutes.
1. Caprese Chicken
This easy 5-ingredient stress free Caprese Chicken is everything you want in a one-pan meal. It’s wholesome, hearty, and a total comfort food. Your whole family will love this and it will be your instant favorite for when you want an easy yet delicious dinner. The best part is that it only needs five ingredients so prep time is a breeze! You can even make it in one pan and is also gluten-free. Read the 5-Ingredient Caprese Chicken recipe here.
2. Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Drumstick
Bored of the same old drumstick recipe? Not this one! This easy 5-ingredient Chicken Drumstick recipe is a crowd-pleaser. The crispy skin holds the moisture in, giving way to the tender meat inside. Every bite is juicy and flavorful, just as it’s supposed to be. The marinade for this recipe is made with tamari, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic. And best part is that it’s gluten-free! Read the 5-Ingredient Chicken Drumstick recipe here.
3. Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry
Stir-fries are great for busy weeknights and this one-pot wonder is a win! Imagine a stir fry without frying! That’s exactly what you’re going to get with this Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry using frozen vegetables (another time-saving hack!). It’s so easy to put together and the Instant Pot does most of the heavy lifting for you. It’s also keto, whole30, paleo, and gluten-free. Read the Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry recipe here.
4. Easy Balsamic Chicken
Easy Balsamic Chicken is a quick one-pan dinner that can be whipped up in under 20 minutes. The tomatoes and balsamic vinegar make a delicious sauce. If you love Italian food, you’ll enjoy this recipe because of the classic Italian flavors. Since it’s a healthy protein, you can indulge without the guilt. Make a large batch for an easy yet delicious leftover the next day. Find the Easy Balsamic Chicken recipe here.
5. Four Ingredient Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs
This is one of the easiest ways to prepare chicken. The Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs need only four ingredients to make the marinade, but it packs a ton of flavor. You can soak the chicken thighs in marinade overnight or at least an hour to maximize the flavor. It’s a great recipe to do ahead of time, saving you more time for dinner. Find the Four Ingredient Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs recipe here.
6. Sheet Pan Chicken and Brussel Sprouts
Sheet pan dinners are the ultimate hack for a busy weeknight! Make this Sheet Pan Chicken and Brussel Sprouts if you want something quick, easy, and flavorful. It’s a weeknight wonder and roasting the vegetables is a great trick to get your kids to eat more veggies. This recipe is healthy, gluten free and kid-approved! Read the Sheet Pan Chicken and Brussel Sprouts recipe here.
7. Campbell’s Chicken Curry
This foolproof Campbell’s Chicken Curry is the perfect easy weeknight meal your family will love. It’s loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and a flavorful broth. The sauce is made rich and layered with curry powder, turmeric, and coconut milk. As a bonus, it requires minimal prep! Find the Campbell’s Chicken Curry recipe here.
8. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Make this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup for any night of the week. Each serving comes with tender shredded chicken with a hint of spicy flavors. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and tastes great as leftovers the next day. And who does not want a hearty soup to end your day? Your family will thank you for this one! It’s also gluten-free! Find the Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe here.
9. Instant Pot Sesame Chicken
Instant Pot Sesame Chicken is a delicious weeknight meal that is way better than your usual takeout. It’s a hearty dish that comes together quickly. The chicken is cooked in a sweet and savory sauce, and then sprinkled with sesame seeds upon serving. This lovely dish uses pantry staples so it is easy to incorporate into your weekly meal rotation. Find the Instant Pot Sesame Chicken recipe here.
10. Quick Four Ingredient Moroccan Chicken
Making it to this list of quick and easy chicken dinners is this Quick Four Ingredient Moroccan Chicken. As the name implies, it’s cooked with Moroccan spices with a touch of sweetness from the honey for a balanced flavor. You can also make this using one pan, so there is less cleaning afterwards. This recipe is ready in 40 minutes and is also gluten-free! Find the Quick Four Ingredient Moroccan Chicken recipe here.
11. Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor and nutrition. It is an easy gluten-free meal made in half an hour using mostly pantry staples. You can also incorporate fresh ingredients, such as Thai Basil. Use any of your favorite Asian-inspired spices for a delicious and healthy meal that looks like you spent more time in the kitchen. Find the Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe here.
12. Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken
Looking for a tasty chicken dish that is as good as your favorite restaurant’s? This is the recipe for you! This Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken is better than takeout and is ready in as little as 10 minutes using the Instant Pot. It is made juicy and sweet with the addition of pineapple in the homemade sauce. The best part is that it uses basic ingredients in your pantry. Find the Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken recipe here.
13. Creamy Thai Chicken Ramen Bowl
This easy Creamy Thai Chicken Ramen Bowl is simply made using basic ingredients in your pantry. The addition of a Campbell’s Creamy Chicken Soup saves you more time. You can toss in fresh vegetables, such as carrots, peppers, and sugar snap peas. Make it with lots of noodles to complement the flavorful broth. It’s the best dinner option on a cold night. Find the Creamy Thai Chicken Ramen Bowl recipe here.
14. Gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken
Bursting with flavor and beyond easy to make, this Gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken is a healthier twist on your favorite take-out dish. This dish is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. The delicious smell wafting in your kitchen is going to get everyone’s appetite going for a truly satisfying meal. With only 5 minutes prep time, this dish is ready in 30 minutes. Find the Gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken recipe here.
15. Shoyu Chicken
Shoyu Chicken is marinated in a soy, brown sugar marinade. This sauce packs a hint of spice with the cayenne pepper. Prepare the marinade in the morning and then soak the chicken with it. The chicken is ready to cook for an easy dinner when you get home! It’s a family friendly, easy meal that is a hit even with picky eaters. Find the Shoyu Chicken recipe here.
16. Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs
This Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs is an easy weeknight dinner when you don’t have time to make something complicated. And yet, it has all the wholesome goodness of a homemade meal. The recipe uses only five ingredients and is ready to enjoy in 20 minutes. You can serve it alone or drizzle with your choice of dressing to elevate the flavor profile. Find the Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs recipe here.
17. Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken
This Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken is a moist and delicious weeknight dinner. It’s as good as you can buy from a restaurant! The best part is that your family and guests would think you spent hours on the kitchen, but it is ready in less than an hour. Each dish is good enough for the entire family, but you can make a batch of two so you can reheat the next day or two. Find the Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken recipe here.
18. Chicken Curry
Grab your pantry staples for this easy to make Chicken Curry. It is creamy and rich with the right amount of spice from the curry powder and other spices. It only takes 30 minutes to make this dish and you can even use canned coconut milk, if you can’t get fresh ones. This dish is also gluten free! Find the Chicken Curry recipe here.
19. Instant Pot Chicken Soup
For those nights you find yourself craving a hearty dish, this Instant Pot Chicken Soup will be your go-to! The Instant Pot comes in handy for this dish so you can set-it-and-forget. You can put this dish together at the last minute because it uses pantry staples. You can also hack it with a pre-made chicken stock to add more flavor to the dish. Find the Instant Pot Chicken Soup recipe here.
20. Thai Basil Chicken with Rice Noodles
Craving international flavors but too lazy to go out for dinner? Whip up this Thai Basil Chicken with Rice Noodles! You’ll impress your family when you make this on a weeknight because it takes almost no prep time and is done in 25 minutes! You can serve it over rice noodles, rice, or pasta. Find the Thai Basil Chicken with Rice Noodles recipe here.
21. Keto Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Keto Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are perfectly seasoned and cooked to optimum crispiness in the air fryer. Save time in making dinner with this weekly meal prep. Flavor it with your favorite spices like pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. You’re going to savor every bite of this! Find the Keto Air Fryer Chicken Thighs recipe here.
22. Salsa Verde Chicken Soup
If you’re looking for an easy dinner idea that warms your soul, this recipe is what you need! Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is one of the best additions to your dinner repertoire. Use a pre-made salsa verde, canned beans, and chicken broth for the ultimate shortcut to a hearty and healthy dinner. Bonus tip: make a double batch and put it in the freezer to reheat all week. Find the Salsa Verde Chicken Soup recipe here.
23. Cauliflower Rice Chicken Fried Rice
If you are trying to eat low carb, you’ll love this Cauliflower Rice Chicken Fried Rice. It’s full of veggies and Asian flavor, plus it’s paleo, whole30, and gluten-free. For stress-free cooking, you can use frozen vegetables to save valuable prep time. There are so many reasons to love this dish – it’s easy to prepare, wholesome, and delicious! Find the Cauliflower Rice Chicken Fried Rice recipe here.
24. Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken
Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken is a gluten-free and low-carb recipe that is easy enough to make on a weeknight. It’s got all the stir fry goodness that you crave for, but without the guilt. If you haven’t got into the zucchini noodle trend yet, this recipe is a great way to sample the trend. Keep this recipe in your back pocket since it’s comforting, satisfying, and highly nutritious! Find the Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken recipe here.
25. Sheet Pan Chicken with Butternut Squash
This easy dinner with chicken thighs and butternut squash is another one-pot wonder to add to your weeknight rotation. There is nothing easier than throwing protein and vegetables on a sheet pan. It’s ready in 30 minutes! This dish is also gluten free and dairy free. Find the Sheet Pan Chicken with Butternut Squash recipe here.
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