Chicken Breast Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
When you’re stuck in a dinnertime rut, reach for chicken breast. These simple recipes have tons of flavor — and are guaranteed to please everyone at the table.
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Chicken Breasts with Tarragon-Shallot Butter
Seared and roasted chicken gets a pat of flavor from butter seasoned with lemon, tarragon and shallot.
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Tyler cooks cremini mushrooms and prosciutto strips in the same skillet that the chicken breast is cooked in — to boost the flavor of this family-favorite dish.
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These stuffed, fried fillets of chicken breast can be made ahead of time and fried on demand. Most importantly, they're single portions, making them a breeze to serve.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy clean up.
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Chicken and Mushrooms with Couscous
Roast chicken breasts along with mushrooms and spices for an ultra-flavorful, easy-to-make weeknight dinner; serve with quick-cooking couscous — dinner couldn't be simpler, or more delicious.
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Keto Breaded Chicken Cutlets
You don't have to be on the keto diet to enjoy these low-carb chicken cutlets. Perfect when you're craving fried chicken or chicken parm.
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Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Rachael pounds her chicken breasts flat before stuffing to speed up cooking time. After the chicken is done, she uses white wine and chicken broth to throw together a quick and delicious pan gravy.
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Giada delivers authentic Italian flavor with these easy, butterflied chicken breasts — dressed up with lemon-caper sauce and a flurry of parsley.
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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast on Toasted Pita with Piquillo-White Bean Hummus and Arugula Salad
It’s not too good to be true — Bobby’s five-star meal comes together in just one hour. He rubs his chicken with a blend of spices, then sears it quickly to form a nice crust. While the chicken finishes cooking in the oven, Bobby tosses together a simple arugula salad.
Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto
Simply grilled chicken is the perfect platform for any weeknight dinner, including this one where Giada covers each piece with a zesty spread of spinach and pine nut pesto before serving.
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Fontina Risotto with Chicken
Flavor this creamy risotto with a healthy helping of Parmigiano-Reggiano and fontina cheeses, then top with chopped, deli-smoked chicken breast for a decadent one-dish meal. Bonus: Use the leftovers the next day for crispy risotto cakes.
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Breaded Chicken Strips
Who said chicken strips were just for kids? These Parmesan-breaded strips kick up the classic with lots of flavor and texture, making them perfect for everyone in the family.
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Marinated Chicken Breasts
This make-ahead recipe is great for weeknight dinners. Prepare the marinated chicken breasts on a weekend, then pop them in the freezer. The night before you’re ready to cook, remove the chicken and let it thaw.
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Ree marinates her chicken breasts for roughly 24 hours in a simple yet fragrant mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon, honey and salt.
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Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fresh Herbs and Ginger
This one-skillet recipe pairs sauteed chicken with ginger, basil and mint. Bonus: It comes together in only 25 minutes.
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Classic Chicken Parmesan
The star of Italian restaurant menus is super-easy to make at home and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts
Boneless skinless chicken breasts stay moist and flavorful when wrapped in bacon and roasted. Plus, a filling of cream cheese flavored with onions, garlic and Worcestershire sauce infuses the meat with even more flavor from the inside.
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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze
Bobby infuses grilled chicken with one of the best summertime fruits — peaches — by basting it with an easy-to-make peach glaze before grilling.
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Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Herb Oil
Sliced chicken is drizzled with a light herb oil (infused with garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes) which totally transforms the flavor. Perfect over salad greens or alongside your favorite veggie.
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Lemon Chicken Breasts
Ina’s fan-favorite recipe is simply delicious. To ensure her chicken breasts brown in the oven, Ina puts her lemon sauce on the bottom of a dish and bakes the chicken on top of it.
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Herbed Chicken Marsala
Smothered in low-calorie sautéed mushrooms and sundried tomatoes, this dish is both healthy and satisfying. A little bit of butter goes a long way in the sauce — just a touch adds creamy richness.
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Chicken and Dumplings
This healthy take on chicken and dumplings is comfort food at its finest. With butternut squash, peas, onion and celery, you’ll get a generous serving of veggies in just one bowl.
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Simply Grilled Chicken Breasts
Melissa’s trick for amazing grilled chicken breasts? She brushes room-temperature chicken breasts with a garlic-infused olive oil to ensure even cooking and delicate flavor.
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Peppercorn Chicken with Lemon Spinach
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Instant Pot Pulled Chicken
Even if you didn't take anything out of the freezer for dinner tonight, you can still serve up this saucy pulled chicken in under an hour. Frozen chicken breasts cook quickly and easily in an Instant Pot®.
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