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28 Chicken Skillet Recipes for Easy Dinners

With these chicken skillet recipes, your chicken dinner will definitely be a winner winner.

One-skillet chicken dishes are embarrassingly quick and easy to whip up, which is why they’re super ideal on busy weekdays.

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Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemons and Rice in a Skillet

When it comes to flavors, they also don’t disappoint.

These chicken skillet dishes are seasoned perfectly and accompanied by ingredients that complement the humble bird well.

Also, whether you prefer bone-in or boneless, juicy thighs or meaty breasts, there’s no such thing as a wrong kind or cut of chicken where skillet recipes are involved.

If you’re looking for new recipes to add to your weekly rotation, you’d better give these chicken skillet recipes a go.

28 Quick and Easy Chicken Skillet Dinners

1. Easy Creamy Chicken Skillet

This first recipe will have you begging for thirds. Here’s why.

Chicken breasts are rubbed with a blend of earthy herbs and spices, so don’t expect any blandness, here! 

They’re then seared in the skillet with butter, giving them an even more delectable flavor. 

Then, there’s the sauce. It’s a mix of cream, parmesan, herbs, and spices. This tells you just how insanely rich and creamy it is. 

The chicken and the sauce, together, are already beyond delightful, but the dish is amped up even more with mushrooms and a medley of bell peppers.  

Chicken Breast Served with Al Dente Angel Hair Pasta and Cream Sauce

2. Marry Me Chicken

I won’t make any promises here, but if you’re looking for a golden ticket to get your significant other to say yes to your proposal, it could be this dish.

Have a nice engagement ring ready to go, though, just in case.

But seriously, this dish is THAT good.

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Angel hair pasta is tossed in a creamy sauce that’s loaded with sun-dried tomatoes and finished off with perfectly cooked chicken and bacon.

I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t say yes to this dish.

Chicken Yakisoba Noodles with Vegetables

3. Yakisoba Chicken

Chicken yakisoba is the stir-fry of the gods. I cannot even begin to explain how delicious this Japanese dish is, but let me try.

First of all, soba noodles are great.

They’re made from buckwheat, which gives them such a uniquely wonderful texture – a perfect balance between firm, chewy, and tender.

Next up are the medley of vegetables. Onions, carrots, and cabbage all give the stir-fry a crunchy-tender textural contrast, and a nice pop of color, as well.

There’s juicy and tender chicken in there, too, which is flavored with Asian condiments.

Last but not least is a blend of sesame oil, chili paste, and soy sauce that together create a sauce that ties all the components together in a majestic bow.

4. Skillet Chicken With Garlic Herb Butter Sauce

Aromatic garlic, rich butter, and fresh herbs unite to transform chicken from basic to bomb.

I’m not a huge fan of chicken breasts, but if you coat them in this butter sauce, I will devour them in seconds, no problem.

Butter really does make everything better.

Try to get ahold of fresh herbs for this recipe — they do make a huge difference.

5. One-Skillet Fiesta Chicken

Complete with chicken, vegetables, and rice, this Tex-Mex chicken dish is a true feast. 

What’s not to love about this dish? It’s colorful, healthy, easy-to-make, and best of all, divine.

It’s a combination of chicken, onions, bell peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans, and get this – rice.

And yes, they’re cooked in the same skillet, so despite all the many components, this recipe is still a cinch.

Oh, yeah, this skillet is also finished off with melted cheese and avocados. Happy fiesta, indeed!

6. Creamy Tomato Chicken Skillet Dinner

Tender and juicy chicken breasts are bathed in a glorious tomato garlic cream sauce.

Kale leaves are thrown in to add more substance and nutrition. It’s finished off with shaved parmesan cheese because cheese is always a good idea.

The great thing about this dish is it’s so incredibly delicious and healthy at the same time.

The whole thing comes together in just 20 minutes, too, so it’s ready in no time.

7. Creamy Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

This next skillet dish is a complete meal-in-one. Al dente pasta is topped with a creamy sauce, colorful vegetables, and juicy chicken cutlets.

Carbs – check. Protein – you bet. 

Veggies – uh-huh, and they make the dish so colorful, too. 

The best part about it is the sauce that coats everything. Nothing beats the goodness of cream cheese!

Seriously, this dish is so good, you’ll want to scrape the skillet with your spoon.

8. Easy Italian Chicken Skillet

Getting tired of your all-American meals? How about an Italian twist? This easy chicken skillet is exactly what your tastebuds need.

Rest assured, it’ll liven up your boring meal. This dish is an explosion of colors, flavors, and textures. 

From the tomatoes, spinach, and basil to the chicken and cheese, this dish is complete with everything you’ll want in a meal.

9. Skillet Lemon Chicken

Lemon, butter, and chicken together is always a great idea. It’s a no-brainer.

Trust me, if you’re running out of options, put these three together and you’ll be fine.

In fact, you’re more than fine. This chicken skillet may have simple elements, but it’s absolutely jam-packed with flavors.

I’m talking restaurant-quality delicious!

Chicken Piccata

10. Chicken Piccata

This chicken piccata is my very own recipe, so there might be a little bit of bias here. But I know for a fact that it won’t fail me, ever.

If you’re unfamiliar, chicken piccata is a traditional Italian dish of chicken cooked in lemon, butter (again – a heavenly combination), white wine, and capers.

It’s a lot like the previous entry, but with a boatload more of flavors. 

11. Skillet Chicken and Mushroom Wine Sauce

Chicken, gravy, and mushrooms: these are what heavenly dinners are made of.

By the way, the gravy is cooked in wine, so this dish makes for an excellent entree for a classy party.

It’s deceptively easy to make, too! Despite how elegant it is, this dish comes together in just an hour.

12. Chicken Burrito Skillet

If you’re trying to go easy on the carbs but yearning for the goodness of a good burrito, this recipe has your name written all over it.

It’s easy, really. Just combine all the burrito components in a skillet, but skip the tortilla. I’m telling you, this dish has the same flavors you love in the classic dish.

13. Buffalo Chicken and Potato Skillet

Let me tell you why this skillet is so much better than the classic buffalo wings.

With this dish, you don’t only get chicken, but crispy potatoes, as well. Chicken and fries equal happiness on a plate.

It doesn’t end there, though. Completing this dish are buffalo wing staples – buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and ranch dressing.

​​14. Skillet Chicken Fajitas

These fajitas are just as delicious as they are bright and colorful.

There’s something so wonderful about the combination of chicken, peppers, and onions, don’t you agree?

Together, these three create an explosion of flavors. 

The dish isn’t only flavorsome, but versatile as well. You can wrap it in tortilla, have it with rice, or simply enjoy it on its own.

15. Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet

I will always, always say yes to chicken, cream, and rice. Here’s another epic dish that’s impossible to resist.

It’s savory, creamy, cheesy, hearty, and everything else you look for in comfort food. It’s a dish that’s so good, you can’t limit yourself to just one serving.

16. One-Pan Sazon Chicken Skillet

This Latin-inspired chicken skillet is bursting with flavors, and it’s all thanks to sazon seasoning.

If you’re not familiar, it’s a Puerto Rican spice used to season an array of Hispanic dishes.

You can get sazon in grocery stores, but it’s also easy to make at home.

Just combine coriander, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, achiote, salt, and pepper, and you’re all set.

17. One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Dinner

I don’t get why, but somehow, there are some people who just aren’t the biggest fans of broccoli.

Watch them change their minds as they wolf down this dish.

You see, the key to making haters love broccoli is to coat it in a glorious sauce. And glorious, this sauce is.

It’s a blend of soy sauce and Sriracha, which gives it wonderfully sweet and fiery flavors, similar to teriyaki.

18. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie With Biscuits

Everybody loves chicken pot pie. The union between the flaky crust and rich chicken filling is simply amazing.

This recipe takes things on a whole new level of awesomeness by using biscuits to top the pie.

Can you imagine just how addictive this is? It’s southern comfort food at its best.

19. Chicken and Spinach Skillet Pasta

Al dente pasta, tender chicken, and colorful tomatoes and spinach are bound together in a cheese-filled sauce. 

Oh, and it comes together in just 30 minutes, too. This is what perfect dinners are made of. 

20. One-Pan Jambalaya

The New Orleans classic is a bright and flavor-packed mix of rice, tomatoes, bell peppers, chicken, andouille sausages, and lots and lots of spices.

It’s amazing how one dish can have so many flavors! And mind you, these flavors don’t clash with one another.

In fact, they complement each other so well, creating a beautiful harmony.

21. Chicken and Vegetables Skillet

If you’re looking for a nourishing dish that’s both healthy and delish, you’ve just found it.

While indulgent and decadent dishes are impossible to say no to, I also enjoy something light yet satisfying from time to time, like this dish.

From the protein to the veggies to the sauce, this dish is completely made with wholesome ingredients.

Don’t think even for a second that it’s meh, though. This dish is absolutely terrific.

22. Skillet BBQ Chicken

This is sensational BBQ chicken cooked in the oven. No need to fire up the grill to enjoy your favorite summer dish.

The chicken is tender, juicy, and moist, and it’s coated with a ridiculously tasty BBQ sauce.

The classic combination of sweet, savory, and smoky flavors never disappoints.

Suggestion: serve this BBQ chicken with dinner rolls or garlic bread so you can sop up all that glossy sauce off your plate.

23. One-Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu is a tremendous dish I can never live without. My tastebuds crave it at least once a week.

I mean, how can you say no to chicken that’s filled with ham and cheese? The only thing I don’t enjoy is how labor-intensive it is. 

In this recipe, however, there’s barely any effort involved. Instead of stuffing the chicken with ham and cheese, you’ll simply put them on top. Problem solved.

24. Ginger Soy Chicken

Take your family on a trip to China without leaving your home. All you’ll need is this ginger soy chicken and a little bit of imagination.

Crispy chicken bathed in a sweet and tangy sauce. The ginger gives the glaze a bit of warmth and spice, which balances out the sweetness well. 

Complete the Asian culinary experience and serve this dish on a bed of steaming white rice. Happy eating.

25. Chicken Skillet With Coconut Milk Curry

I’m a massive fan of curry, so this dish was an instant hit with me. Curry and coconut milk is my go-to combination when I’m just too lazy to think.

And it never fails to deliver. 

Throw in some spinach leaves and sun-dried tomatoes to the mix for extra layers of flavors and colors.

26. Chicken Broccoli Ziti

Despite the broccoli and artichokes, this ziti is a hit with the kids.

If you’re having trouble adding nutrition to your kids’ diets, this recipe is here to save the day.

Trust me, I’ve tested the recipe many times, and it’s always worked. I even had friends try it out as well, and the reviews have always been stellar.

The secret is to combine the veggies with chicken, pasta, and lots and lots of cheese. 

27. White Chicken Skillet Lasagna

It may not look and taste like a traditional lasagna, but it’s just as phenomenal.

This version of the classic Italian recipe is definitely a looker. From the picture alone, you can already tell it’s incredibly creamy.

And incredibly creamy, it absolutely is. With this delectable delight, one serving just won’t do. 

28. Garlic Butter Chicken Tenders

Butter and garlic should never be apart. This combination is just unbeatable! It’s so rich, decadent, peppery, and wonderfully pungent.

This recipe mixes some spices into the sauce, livening up its flavors even more. It’s so wildly delicious, you’ll want to bathe in it.

Use this to coat chicken tenders and lunch or dinner is served.

Despite being mind-blowing, the whole dish doesn’t even take longer than 15 minutes to make. It’s amazing.

28 Best Chicken Skillet Recipe Collection

Want a quick weeknight meal? Try these delicious chicken skillet dinners. In just minutes, you can whip up incredible chicken dishes that have all of the flavor and none of the labor!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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