Chicken is probably the most versatile and popular meat that many people like to use as the protein in dinner recipes. It’s affordable, easy to cook, and can be prepared in a variety of ways to suit any taste or preference. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or something more sophisticated to impress your dinner guests, chicken dinner recipes are the perfect solution. From classic comfort food dishes like roasted chicken to global flavors like chicken curry and stir-fry, there’s no shortage of delicious and satisfying chicken dinner recipes to choose from. Here is a list of chicken dinner recipes to add to your weekly dinner rotation.
Creamy Chicken Alfredo and Spinach Casserole
What can be more comforting than eating a warm, cheesy, chicken Alfredo pasta dish, with an oh-so creamy sauce? Whether you use a store bought jar of Alfredo sauce or make it homemade, this baked pasta casserole chicken dinner is an easy and delicious crowd pleaser.
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These chicken wings in the air fryer turn out so crispy and I don’t mean to sound cliché – but finger licking good! Add baking powder before putting them in the air fryer and you will achieve juicy tender wings that are crispy on the outside.
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
This is a perfect meal for a busy weekday. Use store bought rotisserie chicken and other premade ingredients to make this delicious chicken quesadillas meal in a snap.
Sheet Pan Plum Roasted Chicken
This sheet pan recipe is a beautiful blend of sweet plums and soft red onions with roasted chicken. To make this a complete one pan meal, toss in some Brussels sprouts or other vegetables and your dinner is ready in 45 minutes or less. For best results, marinate the chicken the night before.
Baked Moroccan Chicken
Baked Moroccan chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish. Moroccan food is known for its spices. Not necessarily that their food is spicy but the amount of spice used is abundant. The spices we use for this recipe are coriander seeds, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and chili flakes. Serve on a bed of rice or a side of couscous for a complete meal.
Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken
This lemon chicken sheet pan meal is super quick and is virtually mess free. You can even prep it all the night before. I actually recommend doing this so that the meat has time to marinate which will totally enhance the flavor. Add your choice of side vegetable like carrots, cauliflower, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup is a popular soup that originated in Indian cuisine and has since become a favorite in many parts of the world. It’s a hearty and flavorful soup made with spices, vegetables, and chicken. The soup typically includes ingredients like curry powder, garlic, and coconut milk, which gives it a unique taste and aroma. This soup is delicious and nutritious.
Tender and Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Chicken breast that is seasoned to perfection outside and tender and juicy on the inside defies the stereotypes that comes with boneless, skinless chicken breast. Many people associate baked chicken, and especially chicken breast recipes with being on the drier side. However with this melt-in-your mouth tender air fryer chicken breast, this recipe will become your go to for a quick chicken dinner and healthy meal.
Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Grilled chicken and mushrooms are drowned in this creamy red pepper sauce which is then garnished with goat cheese and fresh parsley. If you don’t have red pepper paste you can easily made it with either store bought or homemade roasted red peppers.
Korma is a popular dish usually served at weddings and at special gatherings. It’s a rich chicken curry dish that consists of spices, nuts, and an optional Kewra (an essential oil from a flower called Screwpine) for the aroma. However this Korma version is a little more on the simple side without sacrificing on the taste.
This easy 5-ingredient Caprese Chicken is everything you want in a one-pan meal. It’s wholesome, hearty, and a total comfort food. Your whole family will love this and it will be your instant favorite for when you want an easy yet delicious dinner. The best part is that it only needs five ingredients so prep time is a breeze! You can even make it in one pan and is also gluten-free. Read the 5-Ingredient Caprese Chicken recipe here.
Easy Balsamic Chicken
Easy Balsamic Chicken is a quick one-pan dinner that can be whipped up in under 20 minutes. The tomatoes and balsamic vinegar make a delicious sauce. If you love Italian food, you’ll enjoy this recipe because of the classic Italian flavors. Since it’s a healthy protein, you can indulge without the guilt. Make a large batch for an easy yet delicious leftover the next day. Find the Easy Balsamic Chicken recipe here.
Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Drumstick
Bored of the same old drumstick recipe? Not this one! This easy 5-ingredient Chicken Drumstick recipe is a crowd-pleaser. The crispy skin holds the moisture in, giving way to the tender meat inside. Every bite is juicy and flavorful, just as it’s supposed to be. The marinade for this recipe is made with tamari, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic. And best part is that it’s gluten-free! Read the 5-Ingredient Chicken Drumstick recipe here.
Gluten Free Kung Pao Chicken
Bursting with flavor and beyond easy to make, this Gluten-Free Kung Pao Chicken is a healthier twist on your favorite take-out dish. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this savory recipe is sure to become your new weeknight staple.
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki thighs are the easiest weeknight recipe ever. The teriyaki sauce is easily made with only a few ingredients and it is gluten free. Quick and easy instant pot pressure cooker dinners are the best!
Oven Roasted Five Spice Peking Chicken
This Chinese five-spice chicken is marinated overnight in five spice, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and then baked in the oven and glazed to get that delicious-looking skin. It’s full-on flavor and pairs amazingly with a ginger scallion sauce. If you’re looking for a very flavorful roasted chicken, you definitely need to try this one. Get the Oven Roasted Five Spice Chicken recipe here.
Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers
Smoky grilled chicken skewers recipe marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream, and soy sauce. Then finished with a sweet coconut cream glaze and served with a simple peanut sauce. Big on flavor and super easy to throw together! Get this Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers recipe here.
Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
Thai Basil Chicken is a delicious and simple Thai dish made with diced or ground chicken, yardlong beans (or green beans), and lots of fresh Thai basil tossed in a savory umami sauce. If you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this would be it! You can have this ready from start to finish in about 15 minutes if you’re using ground chicken, and your taste buds will love you for it! You can get the Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow) recipe here.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
If you’re a fan of sweet and sour pork, then you should definitely try sweet and sour chicken. If you’re wondering what the difference is, the batter is lighter with fewer aromatics, so it is a lighter version that brings out the flavor of the sweet and sour sauce more. Get the Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe here.
A popular and delicious Hakka, Indian Chinese takeout dish, dry chilli chicken is made with crispy chicken chunks and lightly tossed in a spicy chilli sauce. Packed full of amazing flavors from both worlds. Get the Chilli Chicken recipe here.
French Mustard Chicken
Prepare to fall madly in love with this Creamy Dreamy Mustard Chicken Recipe. Classic French dish that tastes outstanding. Get the recipe.
Spanish Chicken And Rice
Bursting with flavor, juicy, hearty, and comforting, this Spanish Chicken And Rice makes a delicious one-pot recipe for the whole family. Perfect for a weeknight or Sunday dinner. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Chicken Curry
Pumpkin Chicken Curry is juicy, tender chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces and simmered in a flavorful and creamy canned pumpkin sauce. This easy and quick one-skillet recipe is bursting with flavor and is perfect for a cozy autumn meal. Get the recipe.
Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken
Decadent and delicious, this Stovetop Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken skillet meal is just 30 minutes away. Filled with rich flavors and made in one pan, this simple and easy recipe is sure to be your new fave. And the creamy honey mustard cream sauce is amazing on rice, potatoes, and roasted veggies, too! Get the recipe.
Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is a creamy, savory, luxurious dinner inspired by delicious Eastern European cuisine and it’s ready to eat in just half an hour! You simply can’t beat this easy stroganoff recipe for a one-skillet, thirty-minute dinner when you’re ready for a satisfying, comforting meal that doesn’t involve slaving in the kitchen all afternoon. Get the recipe.
Massaman Chicken Curry
Make this takeout favorite at home, it’s easy and done in under 30 minutes. Get the recipe from always use butter: Massaman Chicken Curry
Chicken Stuffed with Feta Cheese
These chicken filets are loaded with Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil for the tastiest chicken you’ve ever had. Get the recipe from always use butter: Feta Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Spanish Chicken Stew
Make a quick chicken stew with the help of rotisserie chicken – packed full with lemon & rosemary flavors! Get the recipe from always use butter: Easy Spanish Chicken Stew
Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry
A healthy dinner or lunch loaded with veggies – use store bought or homemade teriyaki sauce. Get the recipe from always use butter: Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry
Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Another takeout favorite you can make at home – with the juiciest, tastiest orange sauce. Get the recipe from always use butter: Air Fryer Orange Chicken
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Looking for a hassle-free dinner recipe that requires minimal prep? Try this delicious BBQ chicken flatbread that bakes in the oven for a crispy crust and melty toppings! With a pre-made flatbread base and simple BBQ chicken toppings, this recipe is both easy and satisfying, making it a great option for busy weeknights. Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Cheesy Baja Chicken & Bell Pepper Skillet
This cheesy Baja chicken and bell pepper skillet, is packed with south of the border flavors. With juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and a blend of Mexican seasonings, all topped with melted Pepper Jack cheese, this chicken cheesesteak dish is sure to become a new family favorite! Get the Recipe: Cheesy Baja Chicken & Bell Pepper Skillet
This Slow Cooker Lemonade Chicken is a simple and delicious crockpot meal, with a tangy sweet and sour sauce made from lemonade concentrate and lemon zest. It’s easy to make and can be cooked on high or low to be ready whenever you need it. Get the Recipe: Lemonade Chicken
Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe
This Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe is a deliciously satisfying upgrade from the fast food version, with a perfectly seasoned, golden brown coating and mouthwatering toppings. It’s a finger-licking deliciousness will elevate your sandwich game to the next level! Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Cashew Chicken with Snap Peas
This slow cooker cashew chicken with snap peas is a delicious fusion of sweet and spicy flavors, intensified by the use of a crockpot. While many Chinese chicken recipes involve stir-frying, this one is easy to prepare and perfect for those who love slow cooker meals. Get the Recipe: Cashew Chicken with Snap Peas
Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken Breasts
This Air Fryer Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe is a flavourful and easy Italian-inspired dish. With chicken, tomatoes, and provolone cheese, it’s perfect for any time of year and sure to impress. Get the Recipe: Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Italian Chicken Saltimbocca
This Chicken Saltimbocca recipe is a classic Italian baked chicken dish with a rich sage saltimbocca sauce, featuring prosciutto, provolone cheese, and chicken. It’s an easy and flavourful dinner option that’s perfect served with polenta, roasted or boiled potatoes, or pasta. Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Saltimbocca
Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich
This Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich is a gourmet bistro-style treat that makes for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Made with tender grilled chicken, creamy pesto sauce, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and more, it’s a deliciously satisfying meal. Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Honey Garlic BBQ Smoked Pulled Chicken
Enjoy cooking and dining outdoors with this delicious honey garlic BBQ smoked pulled chicken! Brined in garlic pickle mixture, rubbed with sweet mustard, chilli, garlic/onion, and smoked to perfection with a Traeger grill or pellet smoker, then topped with a honey garlic sauce. Get the Recipe: Honey Garlic BBQ Smoked Pulled Chicken
Chicken Enchilada Soup
This Chili’s copycat chicken enchilada soup recipe is easy, tasty, and perfect for any night of the week. It can be made with rotisserie or leftover chicken. Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Soup
Black Pepper Chicken
Make restaurant-style black pepper chicken at home in just 30 minutes with this delicious copycat Panda Express recipe. Satisfy your Asian food cravings with this easy and flavorful stir-fry. Get the Recipe: Black Pepper Chicken
Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & SchmaltzOne-Pan Chicken Dinner to Schmaltz Nirvana We want to sing the praises of schmaltz. Don’t know what that is? It is chicken fat, plain and simple and it is like liquid gold. Let me entice you with a description of this Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & Schmaltz.
One-Pan Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons & OlivesThe enticing flavors of Morocco in a one-pot chicken dinner. Click here for One Pot Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Olives
Everybody Loves These. Trust UsThese are a great family meal. There are do-ahead steps; kids can help roll up the tortillas…there are many, many reasons to make this dish. But the #1 reason is this: they taste as good if not better than your local Mexican joint’s version – and these will keep your tummy happy. Click here for Chicken Enchiladas.
One-Pan Balsamic Chicken with PeachesJuicy chicken thighs, peaches, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and rosemary come together in our one-pan Balsamic Chicken with Peaches.
Maple Balsamic Chicken With Roasted BlueberriesThis Maple Balsamic Blueberry Chicken Recipe is a quick and easy dish using economical, juicy chicken thighs, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and fresh blueberries.
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