100 Easy Must-Make Chicken Dinners
Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
This south-of-the-border supper is ready in a snap thanks to quick-cooking chicken tenders.
Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
Serve a zesty chicken taco salad drizzled with a chipotle chile, cumin, and cilantro dressing. The smokiness of the chipotle brings out the rich flavors of the roasted chicken breasts.
Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade delivers big flavor to chicken breasts in this delicious, 20-minute summertime dish.
Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca
Saltimbocca means "jump in the mouth"–apt for a fast dish that marries woodsy sage, bright lemon, and salty prosciutto.
Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken
Bacon and Butternut Pasta
Broth, thickened with flour and enriched with crème fraîche, forms the savory sauce in this dish. We like the earthy heartiness of kale, which helps balance the sweetness from the squash. You could also use Swiss chard, or for a more peppery bite, try substituting mustard greens.
Prepare chicken breasts scallopini-style by pounding them into thin, quick-cooking servings, then dredge in lemon juice and breadcrumbs and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side. The white wine sauce with capers complements the flavor of the lemon juice, and makes a great topping for wild rice.
Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Sweet-Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
This colorful, 20-minute chicken and veggie stir-fry features a sweet-spicy sauce and a topping of dry-roasted peanuts, which add delicious crunch.
Chicken and Rice With Black Beans
Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes
The rich flavors of chicken and goat cheese recipes join forces in this impressive 5-star main dish. Serve with orzo or rice to soak up the shallot-thyme sauce.
King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese
All the flavors of a favorite casserole come together in the comfort of mac and cheese. Serve King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese to your family, and it will become a quick favorite.
Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice
Forget takeout and cook a super-fast and flavorful Asian-inspired dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream
The pronounced lemon-pine character of rosemary goes well with olive oil and Dijon mustard, giving this grilled chicken a rustic Mediterranean flair.
Chipotle Chicken and Tomato Soup
Just one chipotle chile adds smoky heat to this top-rated soup. If you want to tame the spice, substitute 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika for the chile.
Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers. (Try more Greek Recipes). This meal is easily one of our favorite chicken recipes.
Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs
Complete the menu with mashed sweet potatoes and a mixed green salad. For more heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeño.
Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions
The brandy-spiked sauce adds an elegant touch to this simple supper; you can sub wine.
Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas
Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
Nicknamed "Anytime Chicken" by Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio, this winner of a chicken dinner is our new favorite roasting-pan supper for weeknights or easy entertaining with friends.
Kung Pao Chicken Tacos
Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs
Chicken and Couscous Salad
A great way to use leftover chicken, this 20-minute dinner salad uses quick-cooking couscous and lots of brightly flavored herbs.
Creamy Chicken Pasta
Chicken Kebabs and Nectarine Salsa
This company-worthy meal that doubles as a super-fast weeknight supper blends spice from the chicken with sweet and tangy nectarine salsa.
Chicken BLT Salad
Crisp chicken in Chicken BLT Salad boosts a favorite side salad to a healthy main-course attraction.
Dak Bokkeum with Spinach (Korean Stewed Chicken with Spinach)
Gochujang is an indispensable Korean sauce based on fermented soybeans and chiles. You'll find it in Asian markets, or seek out Annie Chun's brand, which is more widely available.
Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken
This colorful orzo and chicken main dish salad is packed with an assortment of chopped fresh vegetables and tossed with a tangy lemon dressing. It's a great use for leftover or rotisserie chicken.
Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salad
All the fresh flavors of summer come together in Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salad. The homemade buttermilk dressing balances the heat of the chicken and completes the meal.
Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins
Enjoy this fruit-studded chicken salad with whole-grain crackers, or spread it on whole wheat bread for a sandwich.
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
Grilled Cumin Chicken with Fresh Tomatillo Sauce
Bring the heat of the Southwest to the dinner table with this delicious take on grilled chicken.
Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs
Asian Barbecue Chicken
Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich
Serve a hearty sandwich piled high with fresh Italian flavors.
Meyer Lemon Chicken Piccata
Freshen up a classic chicken dish by using Meyer lemons for the sauce. These lemons have a great tangy aroma and are sweeter and less acidic that regular lemons.
Mediterranean Chicken with Potatoes
This tasty Mediterranean chicken dish features small red potatoes and other classic regional ingredients, like red onion, wine, olives, tomatoes, basil, artichokes, and Parmesan cheese.
Chicken with Dates, Olives, and Cinnamon
This Moroccan-style chicken dish features chicken thighs simmered in a mixture of onion, olives, dates, cinnamon and ginger. Serve over couscous for a hearty meal.
Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce
Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza
Grapes make an ideal salad topping, but what about on pizza...? This surprising addition is a sweet contrast to the tangy Romano cheese, herby pesto, and juicy chicken. Grapes are said to slow the aging process, so here is a case where eating another slice of pizza definitely has its benefits.
Oven Chicken Risotto
Make this quick and easy risotto dish featuring chicken, cheese, and grape or cherry tomatoes for a simple weeknight meal.
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken
Does it get much easier than this summer crockpot recipe? Slow-cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a tender, sweet, and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun or even over a baked potato. This is a stress-free and tasty meal of which the whole family will want seconds.
Avocado Chicken Salad
Salsa, avocado, and cilantro give this chicken salad its addictive, south-of-the-border flavors. Serve over greens of your choice for a light and fresh dinner.