20 Quick & Easy Chicken Dinners

Fast and affordable, chicken is king come dinnertime. Whatever cuisine you crave, we've got five-star recipes for you, all under 30 minutes.

Copycat Chicken Marsala

"This chicken was absolutely fantastic. My kids ate every bite, and it was so easy to make."

-PrincessSarahNP

Lemon Chicken Milanese

"I was so pleasantly surprised by how great this tasted with the lemon juice squeezed over it! And it was so quick to make that I know I'll be making it again."

-breezermom

Butter Chicken

"I loved how quick and easy this was, and it was so fantastic! I have made a jar of this spice mix to make this quickly any day of the week."

-Eat and be Merry

Chicken & Rice Bake

"This recipe is perfect for a weeknight when you need something hardy and quick."

-Suzanne S.

Cajun Chicken Strips

"Gosh darn good! Recipes like this make cooking rewarding."

-gailanng

Cheddar Bar-B-Q Chicken Breasts

"This is my favorite way to cook chicken! I normally don't add the green onions because I never have them lying around, but it still tastes awesome!"

-MrsMiller

Chicken With Mushrooms & Mustard

"This recipe is a keeper. It's tasty, requires minimal prep and is ready quickly. It's perfect for a weeknight meal. We used shiitake mushrooms which lent a nice flavor to the dish."

-Dr. Jenny

Salsa Chicken

"Excellent! Easy, quick and amazing! While we were eating we were wondering how we could use this same method with other meats. It's definitely a keeper that will be made again and again."

-Chef #202690-Jonesygiggles

30-Minute Chicken and Dumplings

"I have made this recipe several times and it always turns out delicious!"

-hungrykitten

Chicken Quesadillas

"I was buying quesadillas from one of those traveling frozen food companies at about $9 for a box of six. This recipe is easy and better. I'll be making my own from now on."

-CaramelPie

Quick Hoisin Chicken Stir-Fry

"This was delicious! My son commented that the chicken was the moistest he's had in a stir-fry dish. Quick and easy to make, too! I might try adding some chopped peanuts next time."

-Wut's4Supper?

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

"This deserves 10 stars! I just couldn't keep my hands out of the pot! This was so creamy, and the taste was out of this world. Dinner was not only outrageously good, but it was outrageously easy to make!"

-crawfish pie

Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

"This is an excellent way to use up leftovers and cook something beautiful and delicious in just a few minutes. This would work with any leftover grilled meat."

-chris and her whisk

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Salad

"What a great dish! It's very simple yet tasty. I use chicken tenders in lieu of breasts for ease of cutting and cost savings."

-ARathkamp

Pesto "Fried" Chicken

"Very tasty and very quick! We're having the leftovers at a picnic tomorrow — the tenderloins make perfect finger food when chilled."

-sugarpea

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

"OMG, this is my main recipe now for chicken tortilla soup! It is so good! My kids and husband love it, too. We also like to put a little cheese, sour cream and avocado on top. It's super good!"

-lilmommas

Simple Pasta Toss With Chicken

"This is a very nice, easy pasta dish with ingredients that are readily available. I pre-seasoned the chicken with Paul Prudhomme seasoning for a little spice."

-Vicki in CT

Fast Chicken & Rice

"This was a great weeknight dinner with a delightful Asian flavor. It's very quick and easy — I had dinner on the table in 15 to 20 minutes."

-Debbwl

Thai Chicken Fried Rice

"Incredible! This was a true revelation. My children and husband loved it. It's everything I love about a recipe: quick, easy, low fat, nutritious and delicious."

-HappyBunny

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Breasts

"I've heard about this recipe for a while but was skeptical. Much to my delight, the recipe was spot-on and the chicken was truly juicy and delicious. I will make this one again!"

-NNChick

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