Not sure what to make for dinner? Here are 65 of the best chicken breast recipes. They’re simple, delicious, and sure to become family favorites!
Chicken is a dinnertime favorite. Whether it’s fried, baked, or grilled, there are so many dishes you can make with it.
Breasts and thighs are among the most-loved parts of a chicken. Both are rich in protein and low in fat.
Of course, choosing healthy doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why I bring you 65 chicken breast recipes to help you put this lean protein to good use.
Say goodbye to dry and bland chicken meals. With these recipes, you’ll never get tired of chicken again!
Chicken Breast Recipes for Dinner
Yakisoba Chicken– Our first international destination is Japan. With this tasty noodle dish, you will feel transported to a whole new world.
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry– This quick to prepare dish offers a flavour packed dinner. Great for those busy weeknights.
Chicken Fried Rice– Craving takeout? Try whipping up this recipe instead. It’s also a great way to use up leftover rice.
Chicken Chimichangas– If you’re in the mood for something a little bit spicy, these chimichangas hit the spot. This popular Tex-Mex dish is filled with chicken, refried beans, and shredded cheese, then wrapped in a tortilla and fried until crispy. Family favorite!
Chicken Margherita- Grill up a little Italian right in your own backyard. A great way to experience the flavours of the classic pizza in a new way.
Chicken Marsala– Continuing with our foray into Italy, here’s another elegant offering based on Italian flavours. If you are having company this is the perfect dish to dazzle their taste buds.
Mongolian Chicken– Mongolian beef often gets all the attention, however, try changing it up by using chicken. Bite sized and easy to prepare, this dish is a dinner option that everyone will enjoy.
Lemon Chicken Piccata
Chicken piccata is a classic Mediterranean dish that looks fancy but is surprisingly easy to make.
In Italian cooking terms, piccata refers to meat that’s sliced, dredged in flour, and browned.
Oh, and let’s not forget about the creamy sauce. It’s loaded with flavors from butter, capers, lemon juice, and white wine.
Put the sauce and chicken on a bed of pasta, and you’re done!
Cheesy Chicken Burrito Skillet
This is a one-skillet supper that brings everything you love in a chicken burrito, minus the flour tortilla.
This dish couldn’t get any easier. Just cook the canned tomatoes, rice, beans, broth, and taco seasoning in the skillet.
Add tons of shredded cheese to make every bite a cheesy delight!
Black Bean Chicken
A mixture of black beans, corn, and salsa creates a flavor-packed sauce that goes perfectly with stir-fried chicken.
The recipe only calls for one main ingredient — chicken breasts.
For a spicy kick, don’t forget to add seasonings like cumin, pepper, and chili powder. Serve with brown or fried rice for a deliciously filling meal.
Mango Chutney Chicken
Mango chutney is an Indian savory condiment made from green mangoes.
It does a fantastic job of highlighting a specific flavor profile in meat dishes.
In this recipe, tangy and slightly sweet flavors will take over the chicken. Slather a generous amount of chutney on the meat for maximum flavor.
This dish pairs excellently with basmati rice or a refreshing cucumber salad.
Bang Bang Chicken
This banging dish is one that I can’t get enough of.
Just picture chicken bites coated with a spiced buttermilk batter. Dredge them through crisp breadcrumbs and fry until super crispy.
Bang Bang Chicken won’t be complete without its sweet chili mayo sauce infused with honey. Are you hungry now?
I’m pretty sure this will be the tastiest and crunchiest chicken you’ll ever make.
Just a little trivia: Bang Bang Chicken is well-known as a snack in China.
Its name originated from the “bang-bang” sound of the cleaver when cutting the chicken into small pieces.
These chicken breasts are dunked in a cornstarch mixture, eggs, and shredded coconut.
The amazing flavors of this dish come from the spiced cornstarch mixture and the sweetened coconut flakes.
Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce to make a more flavorful impact.
Tip: double the dip to double the goodness. Yum!
Chicken Breast Recipes with Pasta
Mushroom Chicken Pasta– This is a perfect dish for any occasion. It has a fancy flair but also comes together super easily.
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo– If you are having a bad day, this creamy dish will instantly improve your mood. Chicken adds protein to the classic dish to keep you satisfied for hours.
Cajun Chicken Pasta– Looking for another way to change up a classic Alfredo? Well, thanks to Chili’s here is an answer. With this recipe, you will not even need to go to the restaurant to satisfy your cravings.
Lemon Chicken Pasta– This recipe will add some zest to your meal. Lemon not only brightens up this dish, but will also brighten the rest of your day.
Chicken Parmesan Pasta– Take a traditional chicken parmesan and make it even easier by turning it into a casserole.
Caprese Chicken Pasta– This meal helps avoid a pile up of dishes, as it is made in one pot. While you will not end up with a lot of dishes, you will end up with a super flavorful dinner.
Chicken Tetrazzini– Whip out your Dutch oven for this recipe. A dinner that suits everybody, it is easy to prepare and the kids will devour it
Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta
For a busy weeknight, you’ll want a quick, cheap, and easy-to-make recipe.
This chicken pasta flavored with creamy cheese and slightly sweet sun-dried tomatoes hits the spot!
For this recipe, you’ll only need one skillet and a 10-minute cooking time.
It’s one of the easiest yet tastiest meals you can make. It’s perfect for alfresco dinners and potlucks, too!
For the pasta, feel free to use any type you like. Spaghetti noodles and penne are some of my top picks.
Angel Hair Chicken Pasta
If you’re not familiar with angel hair pasta, let me introduce you to this versatile Italian ingredient.
Angel hair pasta, or capellini, is a very thin pasta that looks like spaghetti. You’ll often find capellini with delicate sauces like the one in this recipe.
The sauce calls for a mix of mushroom soup, white wine, cream cheese, butter, and dry Italian salad dressing.
It’s not the best-looking mixture, but the taste is so delightful!
Don’t worry, the cooking process is nothing fancy. If anything, it’s fuss-free and ready in an hour or less.
Traditional Chicken Breast Recipes
Oven Baked Chicken Breast– Baked chicken need not be boring. This recipe offers an unique combination of ingredients which leave you with a mouthwatering end product.
Garlic Chicken– If you like garlic, this recipe is for you. It features a whole head of this potent onion.
Cajun Grilled Chicken– An exciting dinner need not be hard. Using some cajun spice takes grilled chicken to a whole new level.
Chicken Caesar Salad– This Caesar Salad is hearty enough to be a meal. It is a great lunch or supper option.
Chicken Salad– A versatile recipe that is easily added to many dishes, including sandwiches.
Chicken Noodle Soup– This dish is the definition of comfort food. Turn to this classic when you need a pick-me-up . It is also perfect for those rainy and cold days.
Chicken and Dumplings– Sometimes old traditions are still the best. This recipe is a testament to that fact. Why fix what’s not broken?
Cracker Barrel Fried Chicken
Who doesn’t love Cracker Barrel’s fried chicken? Those pieces of bone-in chicken are breaded and fried until golden and crispy. Oh my, they’re irresistible!
There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy piece of fried chicken. Best of all, you can make this copycat recipe at home.
The secret ingredient here is buttermilk. It brings out the authentic southern flavor and makes the chicken super soft.
Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie
This recipe is perfect to use up leftover chicken breasts.
And if you don’t have the time to make a classic chicken pot pie, this is the simpler version you’ve been waiting for!
All you need to do is create a mix of seasoned meat chunks and vegetables for the filling. Place them in individual casseroles and top with a puff pastry.
Bake until the pastry is puffed and golden. It’s super easy, and you’ll be done in just 35 minutes!
Grilled Chicken Breast
This grilled chicken calls for a wet spice rub and consists of pantry staples like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano.
The result is the juiciest grilled chicken you’ll ever have, packed with so much flavor. You’ll finish it in minutes.
This dish complements grilled veggies and various side salads. My favorite combination is a grilled chicken and bacon kale Caesar salad.
Chicken with Mushroom Gravy
Chicken and gravy is arguably the most classic combination out there.
This yummy entree features a pan-seared chicken breast swimming in a rich mushroom gravy.
Interestingly, this recipe suggests that you use beef broth when making the gravy because it’s more flavorful than chicken broth.
The result is a sauce that won’t overpower the taste of the chicken.
Chicken and mushrooms is a quintessential combo that you can enjoy over rice or with mashed potatoes.
Applesauce BBQ Chicken
Combine this lightly sweet applesauce with savory BBQ sauce to create a flavor that’s to die for!
The best part? You can leave most of the work to your slow cooker. The end result is soft and juicy chicken coated in a rich brown sauce.
This dish is both sweet and peppery. It’s definitely a standout against other chicken breast recipes.
Unique Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Divan– This recipe offers yet another method for disguising those often dreaded vegetables. It is so good that the kids will not even notice the broccoli.
White Chicken Chili– Chili is perfect for when it is chilly outside. This makes a nice change from the classic chilis we all know and love.
Chicken Saltimbocca– The name of this dish means jumps in the mouth and you will understand why after you taste it.
Thai Chicken Pizza– Don’t worry about making pizza dough. This recipe uses naan bread for a base. It is a dish full of surprising flavours, including peanut butter. You are sure to fall in love at first bite.
Chicken Santa Fe– This dish is so colorful it will make any event festive. Perfect to bring to your next fiesta.
Hummus Crusted Chicken– Hummus is most often used as a dip or a spread. This Middle Eastern staple is incorporated in a completely new way through this chicken dish.
Grilled Chicken Strawberry Pizza
When having outdoor summer BBQ parties, you might want to change the usual menu of hot dogs, burgers, and grilled meats.
This appetizing chicken strawberry pizza is the answer.
Use naan or pita bread as your pizza crust, then add the creamy white sauce and toppings.
If you’re not a fan of pineapple on pizzas, maybe you’re a strawberry person like me!
Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas
Quesadilla is a Mexican tortilla sandwich that’s primarily filled with cheese. But for this recipe, we’ll take it up a notch.
Add some chicken, pineapples, red pepper flakes, black beans, onion, and cilantro for a chunky and filling quesadilla.
This dish is a real crowd-pleaser with its combination of white meat and shredded cheese — two of everyone’s favorites!
The blend of spices gives off a smoky taste while sweet pineapples balance all the flavors.
Apple Cider Thyme Grilled Chicken
If you can’t get enough of juicy grilled chicken, this is another recipe that’s a must-try.
The apple cider-thyme marinade creates a tasty blend of sweet and tart flavors with minty notes.
This savory dish will be a hit in your next cookout when served with grilled vegetables or corn.
Queso Baked Chicken
With a tasty queso sauce infused with southwestern spices, this recipe will reignite your love for chicken breasts.
As if that’s not enough, you’ll need to cover this dish with tons of cheese.
The result is an amazingly moist and tender Tex-Mex dish. Take a bite, and you’ll realize that there’s no such thing as too much cheese!
For a complete Tex-Mex food experience, serve this chicken bake with Spanish rice, chips, or tortillas.
Easy Chicken Breast Recipes
Melt In Your Mouth Chicken– There are times that we all need a recipe that is indulgent, yet easy. This dish encompasses both of those elements.
Easy Chicken Fajitas– This Mexican meal will come together en un santiamén (in a flash).
Coca Cola Chicken– This is a fun recipe to prepare and even more fun to eat. Be sure to make plenty as everyone will be coming back for seconds (or thirds).
Oven Fried Potato Chip Chicken– Let’s be honest we have all wanted to make potato chips a meal at some point. Here is the way to do it. Also, a great way to use up those broken chips leftover at the bottom of the bag.
No-Peek Chicken– If you need a quick dinner that comes together on it’s own, this recipe is here to help. Simply add the ingredients, put it in the oven and listen to the name- no peeking.
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole– This dish incorporates the vegetables, so dinner is made easier as you do not need to prepare a side. Even better, the kids will not object to eating their broccoli.
Buffalo Chicken Dip– Yummy and gooey, are the best words to describe this dip. Serve it at any party and you are guaranteed to be a star.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Breast
The perfect blend of cream and lemon will turn your plain chicken breasts into a tasty treat.
Add other pantry staples, such as butter, parmesan, mustard, and garlic, for a burst of umami flavors.
This recipe creates enough creamy sauce that you can toss into pasta.
For a low-carb dinner, you can’t go wrong serving the chicken with mashed cauliflower.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Fend off the cold nights with this deliciously warm chicken pot pie soup.
If chicken pot pie is one of your all-time favorite meals, this soup will certainly join your list!
This comforting bowl of soup has chicken, carrots, green beans, and a perfect blend of herbs and seasonings.
It’s chunky like the classic chicken pot pie, only in a creamy soup form.
Serve with warm garlic biscuits for extra points!
Dump and Bake Chicken and Cornbread Casserole
Judging by the recipe name, this is perhaps the easiest recipe out there.
Thanks to the dump-and-bake method, you’ll have a lot less cooking time!
If you have raw chicken breasts in the fridge, it’s time to bring them out.
Simply dunk the chicken in a mixture of condensed soups and chicken broth.
Place in a baking dish in between the cornbread stuffing mixture, then pop it in the oven.
The result should be a lightly crisp casserole filled with tender chicken and thick, creamy sauce.
More Chicken Recipes We Know You’ll Love
Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken– You know what to do when life gives you lemons. This recipe offers a way to deal with any limes you may encounter.
Dorito Chicken Casserole– Don’t have potato chips to turn into a meal? Here is a simple solution: use Doritos instead.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup– This offers an alternative to chicken noodle soup. A recipe that is sure to compete with the classic.
Chicken Cordon Bleu– The perfect dish for when you’re feeling fancy. Who says ham and cheese is limited to sandwiches?
Chicken Waldorf Salad– This is a really yummy way to make chicken salad. The addition of fruits add the perfect amount of sweetness.
Butter Chicken– This recipe is an East Indian classic. While it may be intimidating to tackle such a well known dish, it is actually easier than it seems to make this wonderful curry.
Chicken Tortilla Soup– This soup is so hearty you might think it is a stew. It makes a perfect meal all on its own.
Cheesy Provolone Baked Chicken
This recipe yields an oven-baked chicken breast that is creamy, cheesy, and tender.
It’s a perfect pair with rice or noodles. The classic Italian seasonings and condiments are sure to give life to this dish.
It’s so flavorful that eating it plain is even suggested! Indeed, this cheesy baked chicken will please every member of the family.
For a fun and healthy variation, you can cut the chicken into smaller pieces and add them to a salad.
Or better yet, create an entirely new chicken salad with veggies of your choice!
Honey Pecan Chicken Breasts
The pairing of chicken and honey butter sauce infused with pecans will be your instant favorite!
I’m sure of this because it’ll sing you a medley of buttery, savory, and sweet flavors. That’s just so tempting, right?
The pecan nuts add an elegant touch to the dish and fill the kitchen with an inviting aroma.
Make this chicken dish an authentic southern meal by serving over white rice.
Sticky Garlic Chicken Bites
These garlic chicken bites are cooked in 20 minutes and will disappear faster than that! They’re baked and smothered in a sticky, sweet sauce.
This dish is super easy to make, so you might want to cook another batch after the first one.
For the sauce, be sure to use reduced-sodium soy sauce to combat the saltiness. Not a fan of spicy food?
Adjust the amount of Sriracha sauce to your liking or take it out from the ingredients.
Tomato Basil Baked Chicken
Saucy, creamy, and earthy are the words that best describe tomato basil chicken.
If you’re taking a break from fried food, this baked dish is beyond perfect!
The tomato basil sauce is light in flavor but refreshing. Aside from the chicken, you’ll want something to soak up this delicious sauce.
That said, you can serve the dish with crusty bread on the side or over a bed of rice.
What I like the most about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize. Want to spice things up? Just throw in some red pepper flakes.
If you’re looking for a cheesy twist, I highly recommend using shredded mozzarella cheese as a topping!
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