Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes

Chicken is an inexpensive, healthy mainstay of family dining, and our quick and easy dinner recipes make serving chicken to your family and friends a breeze. You'll never get tired of whipping up chicken with these quick, easy dinner ideas.

Dressed-Up Deli Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Herbs and edible flowers transform a store-bought roasted chicken into a special dinner fit for company.

Creamy Chicken Burritos

Family Circle

When you start with a selection of ready-to-go ingredients, burritos become a 20-minute recipe. Your microwave speeds heating time too.

Mediterranean Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Parents

Coat chicken thighs in a citrus and garlic marinade before leaving for work, then return home and grill for a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Crusty Herb-Fried Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Pan fry then bake chicken for the perfectly crispy crust. Serve this herbacious recipe with mashed or baked potatoes.

Peanut-Chicken Bowl

Better Homes and Gardens

This noodle bowl recipe combines cut up vegetables and chicken with peanut butter, soy sauce, and brown sugar for a tasty main dish.

Total: 25 mins

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Midwest Living

This 30-minute meal is perfect weeknight food and is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a new way. Both Asian soba noodles and whole-wheat spaghetti work well in this noodle bowl.

Total: 25 mins

Easy Barbecued Drumsticks

Better Homes and Gardens

A cola and ketchup-based barbecue sauce adds zing to grilled chicken drumsticks. Serve with classic picnic side dishes like grilled vegetables and pasta or potato salad.

Basil, Chicken, and Tomatoes

Midwest Living

Rotisserie chicken and fresh ingredients including tomatoes and avocadoes combine in this quick dinner salad that's satisfying and nourishing. It's perfect for those eating Paleo or gluten-free diets.

Total: 20 mins

Cashew-Curry Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The secret ingredient in this Indian-inspired chicken salad? A carton of pina colada or pineapple yogurt! It adds the same creaminess as mayo (for way fewer calories).

Total: 30 mins

Three Herb Chicken and Mushrooms

Better Homes and Gardens

Because herbs are added to the chicken and the pan sauce, every bite of this recipe is infused with flavor.

Total: 35 mins

Chicken Chutney Salad

Midwest Living

Jarred mango chutney and raisins add sweetness to this lightened-up chicken salad recipe. Plain yogurt is the perfect skinny swap for mayonnaise!

Chicken, Brie, and Nectarine Flatbread

Better Homes and Gardens

Tikki Hut Chicken Drumsticks

Parents

Have the kids crush the cornflake crumbs in a resealable bag while you assemble the ingredients for this crunchy, chicken dinner.

Mix-and-Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces

Better Homes and Gardens

Make your own shake-n-bake breading for the chicken fingers, and take your pick of six different dipping sauces, like sweet and sour apricot or buffalo.

Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl

Midwest Living

When you start with a rotisserie chicken, this Asian noodle bowl comes together quicker than a takeout delivery can arrive. Coconut milk and fish sauce impart authentic flavor.

Chipotle Chicken and Cheddar Panini

Midwest Living

Save loads of money by making your own fancy deli sandwiches at home. A supermarket steal (chipotle-flavored mayo) makes this loaded panini a breeze to grill up for lunch or dinner.

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