These terrific diced chicken recipes are wildly tasty and come together in no time. They’re easy, super versatile, and family-friendly to boot.
Chicken is a delicious, affordable, and kid-friendly protein. And with the right sauce or side, it becomes one scrumptious meal.
Using diced chicken is also a fantastic way to speed up your prep time, making it ideal for busy weeknights when you need something quick, filling, and fun for dinner.
From chicken nuggets to jambalaya, you’ll have a hard time picking between these diced chicken recipes.
1. Thai Cashew Chicken
As far as Thai chicken recipes go, I know this is one you’ll keep coming back to. That’s because it’s brimming with flavors and textures from tender chicken cutlets and crunchy cashews.
The meal is even more exciting with a sweet, savory, and spicy Thai dressing of fish sauce, apricot jam, and apple cider vinegar.
Serve it on a bed of rice for some delectable sauce-absorbing action.
2. Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Who says you need to go to Chick-fil-A to enjoy addictive chicken nuggets?
This copycat recipe makes an impressive replica of the original, with a delectable honey mustard dipping sauce you’ll want to put on everything.
These golden-brown delights are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The sweet and tangy dip provides a lovely contrast to its richness, making every bite simply divine.
3. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs With Coconut Rice
Just by looking at these kebabs, you can already tell they’re the bomb.
Slices of zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, pineapple, and perfectly seasoned chicken make up these colorful skewers.
Garnished with cashews and drizzled with teriyaki sauce, they’re a terrific combination of sweet, savory, tender, and crunchy.
Serve it with coconut rice for the ultimate Hawaiian meal.
4. Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
How about spicing up classic chicken nuggets with a hot twist of delectable Buffalo sauce?
The nuggets have a perfectly crunchy exterior and a juicy interior. The sauce gives them a savory, tangy, and mildly spicy flavor, making them super irresistible.
To contrast the heat, serve them with Ranch dip on the side and watch as they disappear.
5. 25-Minute Sweet Sticky Korean Chicken
This Korean chicken is crunchy, tender, and coated with a sinfully sweet and savory glaze.
The best part? It’s ready in just 25 minutes!
That’s what I love about diced chicken. Because you’ll use small chunks, there’s no need to marinate them beforehand.
Instead, they’ll absorb the flavors of any sauce or glaze wonderfully in no time.
6. Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Honey and garlic make a perfect combination, don’t you think? And it doesn’t hurt that they’re all you need to create a sweet and mildly spicy glaze!
Use it to coat chicken, pork, beef, and any protein you can think of. It’s a magical sauce that makes any dish restaurant-quality.
7. Keto Garlic & Soy Sauce Chicken with Broccoli
Want something healthy for the family? This keto-friendly dish won’t disappoint.
Chicken and broccoli florets are cooked in soy sauce and garlic, which may sound simple, but it sure hits the spot.
The keto chicken recipe is surprisingly nutritious and something the whole family will enjoy!
8. One Pan General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s chicken is famous for a reason: it’s simply delicious.
It’s not the most wholesome Chinese dish, though. So if you want something lighter and healthier, this copycat is for you.
Instead of breading and deep-frying, the chicken cubes are sautéed. But don’t worry; the sweet and savory flavors you love will still be there.
9. Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao chicken is another Chinese delight that never ceases to amaze.
Loaded with chicken, onions, bell peppers, and roasted peanuts, it’s not just flavorful but colorful as well.
It’s happiness on a plate!
The best part, though, is the sauce. A mix of honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and spices gives it the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and sour with a kick.
10. Chicken Zucchini Bake
This baked chicken dish is loaded with mushrooms, zucchini, green onions, and lots of cheese.
That’s all tied together with a mixture of eggs and sour cream, making the whole thing ridiculously flavorful.
While very decadent, this zucchini bake is surprisingly nutritious.
Top tip: if you want an even healthier bake, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It tastes the same, but the calories are fewer.
11. Teriyaki Chicken
To me, teriyaki chicken is one of Japan’s best inventions. I just can’t get enough of that sweet glaze coating an outrageously tender and juicy chicken!
I once thought making teriyaki sauce called for so much effort. But it turns out you’ll only need four ingredients.
Just whisk them together, and this Japanese chicken recipe is done.
Along with cooking the meat, this dish takes twenty minutes – tops.
12. Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos
Give your favorite Tex-Mex tacos a Hawaiian twist with this epic mash-up of flavors!
Topped with pineapple, mango, and avocado salsa, these babies are packed with color and exceptional flavors.
You’ll love the sweetness and mild tartness from the fruits, as well as the creaminess from the avocado salsa.
This simple trio of ingredients truly makes a huge difference.
13. Creamy Garlic Chicken and Rice
This creamy garlic chicken and rice dish is to die for. I can eat it all day, every day!
The satisfying mix of rice, chicken, spinach, heavy cream, garlic, and parmesan creates a hearty and filling dish that’s exploding with awesomeness.
Because it has all the essential components the body needs for nourishment, it’s a complete meal in one.
14. Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls
Meatballs are fantastic, but these chicken balls are something else.
They’re tender, meaty, and finished with a terrific crispy, golden coating. Plus, you’ll add a glaze of sweet and sour sauce that’s utterly irresistible.
And if you think a sweet and sour sauce requires exotic Asian ingredients, think again! All you’ll need are the most basic condiments to make the magic happen.
15. 15-Minute Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Skillet
From the colors to the tastes and textures, this skillet gets a perfect ten.
The presentation alone is already spot on. There are so many different elements in the dish, but together, they create a powerhouse of goodness.
Jam-packed with chicken, black beans, bell peppers, corn, green chilies, and loads of spices and seasonings, this skillet won’t deny you mouthwatering flavors.
It’s so insanely scrumptious; it’s surprising how healthy it is. It’s even gluten-free!
16. Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole
If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken wings, this buffalo chicken casserole will blow your mind. It’s an easy, meal-in-one recipe brimming with all the things you love in comfort food.
From the starchy potatoes and hot buffalo chicken to the cheese and bacon, this casserole is the best of the best.
17. Indian Chicken Bites
These bite-sized delights may look plain, but oh my goodness, are they bursting with deliciousness.
Cooked in a bright spice mix of cumin, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, and cayenne, this isn’t your typical pan-fried chicken.
This Indian chicken dish may call for a lot of ingredients, but they’re all very easily accessible. Plus, the recipe comes together in no time, making it perfect for busy weekdays and nights.
18. 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken
It’s hard to believe that this orange chicken sauce only calls for three ingredients, but it’s true.
It’s incredible how a simple mix of orange marmalade, soy sauce, and barbecue sauce can create such a powerful glaze!
I’m proud to say this recipe is my own. I make this all the time when family and friends come over for an impromptu get-together, and it never fails to deliver.
19. Easy Chicken & Couscous Skillet Dinner
I once thought couscous was such a complex dish to make, but in fact, it only takes 20 minutes.
Is it delicious, you ask? Well, let’s just say that whenever I make it, the skillet is usually scraped clean within about 10 minutes.
It’s couscous, chicken, and caramelized vegetables cooked in a delectable broth! What’s not to love?
20. Chicken Quesadillas
Chicken, cheese, and veggies fill tortillas with so much color and flavor. And the crunchy shell doesn’t hurt, either.
Whether you pan-fry or bake them, you can’t go wrong. Quesadillas are a super-easy dish that will fill your hearts and bellies with joy.
21. 10 Minute Skillet Italian Chicken
I’m not exaggerating when I say this dish is easy to make. It only takes about ten minutes to pull this off – less if you have the chicken diced already!
The key is to use bite-sized chicken cubes and flavorful yet straightforward condiments and seasonings.
22. Low Carb Peanut Chicken Skillet
Take your family on a culinary trip with this flavorful and wholesome Asian chicken recipe.
This dish has a wonderfully sweet, creamy, and nutty sauce, and it’s all thanks to peanut butter. It may seem odd to you, but it’s a common savory ingredient all over Asia.
The chicken itself is naturally low-carb, so serve it with cauliflower rice or zoodles to keep it light.
23. Yakisoba Chicken
There are a number of easy noodle recipes in the world, but if you ask me, yakisoba is the king.
This magnificent Japanese stir fry has chicken, vegetables, and noodles tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. It’s quick, tasty, and even better the next day.
24. Chicken Jambalaya
Jambalaya typically takes a while to make, but this simplified version will be ready for lunch or dinner in under an hour.
Yes, really! And for a simple chicken skillet recipe, it sure does pack quite a flavor punch.
All the character from the chicken, Cajun seasonings, vegetables, and spices make this rice dish a phenomenon.
But it’s the Andouille sausage that’s the real star!
25. Easy Chicken Tikka Masala
Capping off this collection is one of my all-time faves: the chicken tikka masala.
It’s a heavenly dish of tender chicken swimming in a thick and wonderfully spiced tomato cream sauce.
Served with basmati rice, chicken tikka masala is one of the most hearty and satisfying Indian dishes known to man. Enjoy!
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