If you are looking for some quick and easy weeknight dinner inspiration, then you have come to the right place. Today, I am sharing my 25 most popular and favourite easy and quick chicken recipes for dinner. From sheet pan chicken dinners, to skillet chicken, to slow cooker chicken, to one pot chicken and rice, I have got you covered. Plus, there are so many different flavors to choose from. The best part? These easy chicken recipes are perfect for busy weeknights because they are quick and ready in about 45 minutes or less.
Quick Chicken Recipes
Quick and easy, creamy lemon chicken piccata is a simple and delicious 30-minute meal made with tender chicken breast in a light lemon sauce with capers. One of my favorite easy chicken dinners.
One pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes is an easy to make, delicious, and wholesome meal for the entire family including the kids. Prep this sheet pan in 10 minutes.
Juicy, tender, and moist, baked chicken breast with the best classic Greek souvlaki marinade is the most flavorful and delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes. Serve it on its own with greek lemon roasted baby potatoes or use in a Greek chicken salad.
Quick and easy roasted spatchcock chicken (butterflied chicken) seasoned with garlic and thyme is juicy, tender, delicious and flavourful with minimal prep. Top with fresh herbs and serve with creamy mashed potatoes and garlic green beans.
Chicken marsala in creamy mushroom sauce is a quick and easy 30-minute chicken dinner that is pure comfort food goals. A total crowd favourite.
Baked General Tso's Chicken is a saucy, savoury, sweet, spicy Chinese-American takeout favourite made healthier with baked chicken, not fried.
Baked queso chicken with tomatoes is an easy, cheesy, delicious chicken dinner that takes just 30 minutes to cook with skinless chicken breasts. The best weeknight dinner.
This Oven Baked Chicken Breast is juicy, tender, and delicious. It’s quick and easy to make with a simple seasoning blend that packs on the flavor.
One of my favourite chicken recipes is quick, easy, one pan apple cider chicken with butternut squash, apples, and thyme, cooked in an apple cider sauce. Serve this fall meal in just 40 minutes. Don't forget some crusty bread to soak up all that juice.
Easy Dutch oven whole roast chicken with the crispiest golden skin is juicy, tender and succulent and packed with flavour. Just takes 15 minutes to prep. Serve with creamy potatoes au gratin on the side.
Easy chicken parmesan (parmigiana) with crispy breaded chicken, tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The best comfort winner winner chicken dinner.
Air fryer chicken breast is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender inside, and packed with flavor in every bite. Quick and easy dinner on busy weeknights.
Creamy Tuscan chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a quick and easy 30 minute Italian chicken dinner that is delicious, flavorful, and comforting.
Packed with flavour, real ingredients and vibrant colours, one pot Spanish chicken and rice is the perfect no fuss, no clean up weeknight meal.
Chinese Takeout Orange Chicken is a quick, easy, delicious meal ready in 30 minutes. It’s healthier than takeout — can be pan-fried, air fried, or baked.
Baked caprese chicken is tender, juicy, and delicious, topped with burst tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Give your chicken breasts an upgrade by stuffing them to make fancy, juicy chicken roulade with spinach and mushrooms topped with a creamy alfredo sauce. Serve it over spaghetti alfredo with spinach and mushrooms.
Creamy Pesto Chicken is a quick and easy 30 minute meal that needs to be on your family weeknight dinner rotation. It's rich, creamy, and delicious.
Tender, juicy, and crispy one pan skillet chicken thighs and potatoes and carrots is an easy weeknight dinner on your dinner table in less than 45 minutes. Serve with a warm brussels sprouts salad on the side.
Chicken Madeira with sautéed mushrooms and tender crisp asparagus is topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Cheaper and better than the Cheesecake Factory!
Instant pot whole chicken with gravy is tender, juicy, and flavorful. It's the fastest way to cook a whole rotisserie chicken for dinner in just 40 minutes.
Baked parmesan crusted chicken is breaded in a herby parmesan breadcrumb mixture and baked until crispy perfection. So flavourful and delicious.
Teriyaki chicken is a quick easy chicken stir fry that is delicious, flavorful, healthy, and better and faster than takeout. Perfect for busy weeknights.
Sheet pan curry chicken and vegetables with tender chicken thighs marinated in a delicious flavourful curry marinade is a complete one pan dinner with veggies. Serve with easy coconut rice or plain Basmati rice on the side.
Creamy lemon parmesan chicken is a simple, quick and easy 30-minute meal that is packed with flavour. The most comforting and easiest weeknight dinner.
Better than takeout, healthy lemon chicken is a delicious, sticky chicken stir fry coated in a flavourful, sweet and tangy sauce. The best weeknight dinner.
Tender and juicy apple dijon braised chicken thighs with potatoes is juicy, tender and so succulent that it falls off the bone, yet so crispy outside. Serve with Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup and some bread to soak up all that juice. Try homemade ciabatta rolls or green onion dinner rolls.
Kung Pao chicken is a Chinese chicken dish that is stir-fried with crisp vegetables and tossed in a delicious Asian sauce packed with flavour.
Flavourful curry chicken fried rice with chicken, mushrooms, peas, rice, and curry flavours is so easy to make in less than 10 minutes on busy weeknights. Serve with a fresh Chinese garlic cucumber salad on the side.
Delicious creamy skillet chicken with lemon garlic sauce is a one-skillet meal that is ready in 30 minutes. It's garlicky, saucy, creamy, and so flavourful. Bread is a must to dip into this delicious cream sauce. Try pull apart garlic bread or easy no yeast biscuits.
Better than takeout, baked sesame chicken with vegetables is delicious, flavourful, sticky and saucy. This healthier Chinese dish is quick and easy to make.
Chicken penne pasta is a quick and easy dinner that is delicious, rich, creamy, and flavorful. It’s a family favorite that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
Quick and easy, throw everything into one pan, Asian-style meal prep sheet pan sesame balsamic chicken and vegetables is flavourful, juicy and tender. Serve with some steamed rice.
Easy Greek lemon garlic whole roast chicken is tender, juicy and succulent with the crispiest skin. Prep this flavourful one pan meal in just 15 minutes.
Sizzling and hot sheet pan chicken fajitas are on the table in less than 30 minutes. The best part is that you just throw the chicken, peppers, and everything into one sheet pan. Make it a total fiesta with some pico de gallo and fish tacos.
Cashew chicken is a quick and easy chicken stir fry ready in under 30 minutes. It's flavorful, delicious, and so much better and faster than takeout.
Mexican chicken breast is juicy, tender, and flavorful. It's easy to prep with a quick marinade before cooking on the stove, air fryer, or oven.
If you’re scrambling to figure out dinner with less than 30 minutes on hand, this sweet and tangy roasted balsamic chicken with cranberries will save the day. Serve with some creamy mashed potatoes or garlic mashed cauliflower.
Slow cooker whole chicken is soft and tender and literally falls off the bone. It is the easiest way to cook a rotisserie chicken with a few minutes prep. Shred it and use it in lemon chicken orzo soup, 30-minute BBQ chicken pizza, or baked pasta with chicken.
Better than takeout, make easy Indian butter chicken in just 30 minutes, with a creamy tomato-based sauce, charred chicken, and incredible spice + flavour. Serve with homemade garlic naan bread.
Creamy, delicious and flavourful, Thai-inspired one pot coconut curry chicken and rice is a 30-minute weeknight meal made with red curry and coconut milk.
Aromatic Asian pan-fried lemongrass chicken is healthy, gluten-free, and takes less than 25 minutes to prep and cook. Now that's what I call the perfect weeknight meal. Use any leftovers in a lemongrass chicken banh mi sandwich.
Creamy white chicken and spinach lasagna with tender shredded chicken is the most comforting creamiest cheesiest white lasagna. Easy to make ahead & freeze.
Sticky crispy baked sweet chili chicken bites is better than takeout and so easy to make healthier at home. An easy dinner or game day appy.
Nothing says comfort food better than a creamy chicken, broccoli and quinoa casserole made with fresh and healthy ingredients.
Simple, healthy and flavourful chicken and couscous with sun-dried tomatoes is ready in under 30 minutes. The easiest weeknight dinner to make tonight!
Juicy long strips of chicken shaped perfectly for dipping and coated with a flawless crispy and crunchy exterior, baked crispy chicken strips are a pleaser.
Chicken parmesan stuffed peppers are delicious, flavorful, healthy, and filling, and combines two all-time favorites. Great for meal prep and freezes well.
Shredded chicken is quick and easy to make (in three ways) and shred. It’s a staple ingredient to add to other recipes such as soup, salads, and sandwiches.
How to Store Chicken Dinners
Store leftover chicken from any of these quick chicken recipes in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Most of these chicken dinners are also freezer-friendly and can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat, simply reheat in the air fryer at 300F for 5-10 minutes, or in the oven at 300F for 10 minutes. You can also reheat on the stove over medium heat until fully warmed through. the oven at 350 F for 10 minutes. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first in the refrigerator and then reheat.
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Top 25 most popular quick and easy chicken recipes from sheet pan dinners to skillet one pot meals to slow cooker chicken and MORE = easy weeknight dinner.
- How to store: Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Most of these recipes are also freezer-friendly and can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- How to reheat: To reheat, simply reheat in the air fryer at 300F for 5-10 minutes, or in the oven at 300F for 10 minutes. You can also reheat on the stove over medium heat until fully warmed through. the oven at 350 F for 10 minutes. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first in the refrigerator and then reheat.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes (+possibly up to 1 hour to marinate)
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Multiple
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 350
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