Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes Recipes

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.

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Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

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Curry quick enough for a weeknight supper - especially if you use precut cauliflower and baby spinach.

Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

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If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this easy noodle bowl, choose 12 ounces of cut vegetables from your market's salad bar and create your own mix.

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

Chicken Stuffed with Golden Onions & Fontina

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A semi-firm cheese that's nonetheless quite creamy, fontina melts into pure heaven. Combined with caramelized onions, fontina becomes a nutty, gooey, irresistible filling for chicken breasts.

Chicken Stuffed with Golden Onions & Fontina

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

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Here's an East-meets-West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice or noodles, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette.

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Potato Salad in Radicchio Cups

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With a store-bought or leftover roasted chicken, this hearty curried chicken salad is ready in a snap.

Potato Salad in Radicchio Cups

Basic Chicken Saute

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This quick saute works well with your favorite pan sauce or chutney.

Basic Chicken Saute

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

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The joy of stir-frying is that an interesting dish like this cooks in mere minutes. The only trick is to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to add. Once you start stir-frying you can't afford to lose time mincing and measuring.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

Chicken Thighs with Leeks & Shiitakes

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Give chicken thighs a quick saute and finish them with a tarragon-scented sauce. This dish goes well with roasted new potatoes and Lemon Lovers' Asparagus. Look for presliced shiitakes to make preparation of this dish even faster.

Chicken Thighs with Leeks & Shiitakes

Marmalade Chicken for Two

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Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice.

Marmalade Chicken for Two

Vegetable Lover's Chicken Soup

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Classic comfort food is yours, in just slightly more than half an hour. Serve with some crusty whole-grain bread and top with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.

Vegetable Lover's Chicken Soup

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs

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Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are paired with an elegant but easy light sauce of sugar snap peas and artichoke hearts. This dish can be made without the sprouted beans, but is especially delicious with them--if you have extras, try them on a salad.

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs

The EatingWell Cobb Salad

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This Cobb salad is true to the original with all the good stuff - chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado and a tangy dressing. But we cut the saturated fat in half and doubled the amount of healthy monounsaturated fat. We've left the blue cheese optional, but the salad is so nutritious you might just want to go ahead and indulge yourself with a little bit anyway.

The EatingWell Cobb Salad

Sichuan-Style Shrimp

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Chinese cooks typically stir-fry shrimp in their shells for a more flavorful dish. You can do the same, but we recommend first removing the tiny legs. While rice may seem like the logical side, braised greens, such as chard or spinach, are actually just as traditional.

Sichuan-Style Shrimp

Sichuan-Style Tofu with Mushrooms

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Because of the high moisture content of tofu, it can go from a stir-fry to a braise in seconds. We also recommend salting and drying the tofu in paper towels so oil doesn't splatter during frying.

Sichuan-Style Tofu with Mushrooms

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans

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Kids love this combination of refried white beans and chicken tenders. If you're concerned about making it too spicy, omit the jalapeno. Serve with extra cheese to sprinkle on top.

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

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The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef's knife.

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

Roasted Chicken Salad with Garlic Toasts

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Rotisserie chickens have become all the rage in our local supermarkets - and why not? They can be the base of a quick, almost-homemade dinner in no time. Here, roasted chicken turns into an easy salad with some crusty garlic bread on the side.

Roasted Chicken Salad with Garlic Toasts

Penne with Roasted Chicken & Radicchio

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Radicchio is a brawlingly bitter green that becomes impossibly meek and mild when simmered. Paired with some cheese and the meat from a rotisserie chicken, it cooks up quickly into a memorable pasta dish.

Penne with Roasted Chicken & Radicchio

Five-Spice Chicken & Orange Salad

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Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe.

Five-Spice Chicken & Orange Salad

Roast Chicken Dal

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A dal is traditionally a lentil side, often the accompaniment for curry. Here, combined with roast chicken (or rotisserie chicken), it moves from the side of the plate to its center for a quick lunch or an easy weeknight dinner.

Roast Chicken Dal

White Chili

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This fragrant "white" chili is an unusual, delicious alternative to traditional tomato-based chilis. Serve with lime wedges and a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkling of cheese.

White Chili

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

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The delicious combination of sweet, tart and savory flavors makes a simple dish the star of a weeknight meal. Serve with whole-wheat couscous, to soak up the tasty sauce.

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Tarragon Chicken

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This creamy sauce is a classic with chicken - and while tarragon is the traditional herb, thyme or rosemary would also work beautifully. Serve with sauteed string beans and wild rice.

Tarragon Chicken

Provencal Chicken

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Here is one simple technique that guarantees juicy results every time. First, pound the chicken: making it thinner ensures quick and even cooking. Next, dredge the chicken lightly in seasoned flour, which helps it turn deep golden brown when sauteed. After the chicken is cooked, deglaze the skillet with broth, wine or a little water to make a pan sauce. The liquid loosens the flavor-boosting browned bits from the bottom of the pan, making a tastier sauce.

Provencal Chicken

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce

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Here's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only one thing: a little crunchy bread to dip in it. Make It a Meal: Serve with steamed asparagus or cauliflower, mashed potatoes or orzo pasta, and a glass of Vinho Verde.

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce

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