Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Even beginner chefs can tackle these no-sweat chicken dishes.

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Chicken Piccata

With more than 1,000 5-star reviews, Giada’s chicken piccata is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. She serves her chicken with a luscious, tangy lemon-caper sauce.

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Game Plan: Marinate the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. You'll have a fresh and healthy dinner on the table in just about half an hour.

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Chicken Marsala

After frying the chicken, Tyler cooks his prosciutto and cremini mushrooms in the same pan. The juices rendered from the chicken lend a rich, caramelized flavor to the sauce.

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Chicken Spaghetti

With spaghetti and mushroom sauce, and light and dark meat chicken with bell peppers, Ree's casserole is like two meals in one. Cooking the spaghetti in the same liquid as the chicken infuses it with flavor, and the Cheddar thickens the sauce so it coats each piece of meat.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Sunny uses quick-cooking chicken tenders and cuts them into bite-size chunks for her easy, satisfying pot pie.

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Lemon-Garlic Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

For once, water and oil work together to make a magical one-skillet weeknight chicken dinner. Potatoes cook alongside crispy chicken thighs first they boil in water until tender, and then fry into golden nuggets in the remaining oil.

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Easy Pan-Roasted Chicken and Shallots

Shallots are the perfect size for roasting whole with larger cuts of meat. When halved or quartered with chicken breasts, they make a quick weeknight dinner, complete with a pan sauce. If you have champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar on hand, add a splash to the sauce just before serving.

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Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken

Your dishwasher will thank you for this easy one-sheet weeknight dinner no prep bowls needed! Juicy roasted tomatoes and cheesy chicken breasts get a hint of brightness from fresh basil and a balsamic reduction.

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Skillet Rosemary Chicken

This hearty meal full of chicken, mushrooms and potatoes gets its rustic flavor from rosemary sprigs and charred lemons.

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Oven Fried Chicken

Ellie uses crushed cereal and whole-grain crackers to add a crisp, crunchy coating to yogurt-marinated chicken.

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Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Ina’s trick for crispy, golden brown chicken thighs? Once the meat hit the skillet, don’t move or flip it for 15 minutes. Use that time to prepare a side dish (or pour a glass of wine).

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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Instant Pot (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one). The pressure cook setting prepares it in no time and best of all, there's only one pot to clean up.

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Chicken Quesadillas

These quesadillas are one of Ree's family's favorite dinners. And let's be honest: For quick weeknight comfort, all you really need is something cheesy and carby.

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Asparagus and Chicken Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger is the key to this stir-fry’s punchy flavor. Serve with rice to really round out the dish.

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Roman-Style Chicken

Giada packs her light, yet satisfying chicken dish with fresh herbs, tomatoes and peppers.

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Glazed Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner

Teriyaki chicken, crispy broccoli and creamy fingerling potatoes come together in this simple, satisfying sheet-pan dinner.

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes

This skillet dinner has everything you could want in just one dish and it’s ready in less than an hour. Win-win.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Cinnamon and molasses lend a rich, earthy flavor to this super quick chili.

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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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Slow-Cooker Whole Chicken

This no-fuss whole chicken is moist and tender. We rub it in spices and prop it up on canning lids, suspending it above the juices for a roasted effect right in the slow cooker. Piercing the skin on the bottom lets excess juices run out, allowing for even and gentle cooking. A simple homemade barbecue sauce comes together in mere minutes, perfect for slathering all over.

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Chicken Korma

Coconut milk and Madras curry powder are used to give this chicken dish a traditional Indian touch.

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