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35 Easy Chicken Recipes

Yes, Chicken It's what's for dinner. But coming up with something new, can always be a challenge. But it is so true, Chicken thighs, breast or even a whole bird has a spot on my dining room table. So I am going to share with you my top 30 Easy Chicken recipes for you to be inspired to create something new and delicious!


Hearty Chicken Fried Rice is a classic Chinese dish that is packed full of goodness from leftover rice, tender pan-seared chicken, root vegetables, fragrant fresh garlic, scrambled egg, and tangy green onions! Ready in just 30 minutes it's ideal on busy weeknights for feeding the whole family - fast!

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2: Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

This Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup is hearty and comforting, yet incredibly easy to make! No need for a can of soup, homemade is the best!

Is there anything more comforting than a big bowl of hearty soup? There’s something so natural about it, and it brings you right back to childhood.

If the only chicken noodle soup you’ve ever had is a can of good ol’ Campbells, then simply put… you NEED to try a homemade version! The flavor is so rich, so complex, and it’s incredibly easy to make at home.

3: Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken is one for the recipe binder! It looks and tastes gourmet but is quick, easy, pantry friendly and all made in one skillet. This Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is made with lightly dredged chicken cutlets cooked until golden then nestled in a comforting, aromatic, Parmesan cream sauce spiked with sun-dried tomatoes and creamy baby potatoes. The sauce is lightened up by using chicken broth and cornstarch along with the heavy cream (or evaporated milk) so you can give into your desires to lick you plate. Serve this Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe with a big green apple salad and breadsticks and everyone will be singing your praises.

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4: Buffalo Chicken Pizza

You’ll Want To Make Pizza Night Every Night With This Flavorful Buffalo Chicken Pizza! Shredded Chicken, Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles, And Cilantro All Cooked Together On Top Of The Most Delicious Crust.

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5: Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Gnocchi

This Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Gnocchi is so comforting, simple and satisfying. These juicy chicken tenders with a sun dried tomato creamy sauce and gnocchi will make it to your dinner table in 20 minutes.

6: Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Yummy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe. Crispy breaded panko and parmesan chicken breast cooks moist and delicious in Air Fryer with marinara and mozzarella. Healthier, easy and delicious!

7: Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken

This Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is N’Awlin’s meets take out, and it’s going to be one delicious rendezvous. Tender chicken thighs slow-cooked in a sticky, sweet bourbon sauce made with maple syrup, brown sugar, and ginger, it’s the kind of (big) easy recipe that makes any day feel more extraordinary.

8: Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken

This parmesan garlic chicken is perfectly baked tender and juicy chicken that is lightly seasoned with Italian seasoning and garlic powder and then sprinkled with parmesan. All made in under 30 minutes!

I love everything about this meal. So easy to mix everything together and so delicious. We will be having this again and again! For more recipes like this one try this garlic parmesan chicken tenders recipe or this sheet pan crispy parmesan garlic chicken recipe.

9: Green Chile Chicken and Rice

This baked chicken and rice dish is easy, delicious, and I will bet it becomes a family favorite!

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It might have something to do with the fact that there are stores that already have their Christmas decorations out! Halloween hasn't even gotten here and I am seeing Santas and snowmen!!

10: Marry Me Chicken

A luscious, flavorful and creamy chicken dish that will make you swoon! This easy recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and one pan, worthy of a marriage proposal!

With a name like marry me chicken, this is the perfect dish to cook up for someone special! Using simple ingredients to create maximum flavor, this recipe is incredibly easy, but nonetheless dreamy.

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11: Crockpot Butter Chicken

Time to add a little flavor to your weeknight dinner routine, Slow Cooker Butter Chicken style! The savory, creamy sauce is richly spiced (but not spicy), the chicken is plump and juicy, and the veggies are sneakily hidden.

This tasty butter chicken is the crockpot version of my Instant Pot Butter Chicken, which is one of the most popular, highest-rated recipes on my website. It has an authentic Indian flavor, but you can find all of the ingredients at an average grocery store, and you’ll need no more than 15 minutes to prep it.

12: Buffalo Chicken And Rice Casserole

Basic chicken and rice gets a major upgrade with this Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole! Cream cheese and buffalo wing sauce add a ton of flavor to the tender chicken and savory rice in this crowd-pleasing casserole, topped with blue cheese and sliced green onion.

Okay, so I love plain chicken and rice, without any bells and whistles. There’s nothing like a big helping of buttery rice cooked in the broth of a whole chicken, with tender bites of shredded chicken mixed in. Comfort food? Definitely.

13: Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy, tangy, and filling, these Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are an awesome comforting weeknight dinner. Whether you cook a couple of chicken breasts up quickly in a skillet, or use pre-cooked chicken like rotisserie chicken or canned chicken breast, this recipe comes together easily. I smothered these chicken enchiladas with a really quick homemade green chile sauce that only takes about 10 minutes to make, and has a LOT more flavor than store bought canned enchilada sauce, so try not to skip it if you can!

14: Chicken Ceasar Salad

Step up your salad game with Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad. It’s the ultimate protein-rich dish that features Greek yogurt, fresh French bread, and lots of parmesan!

When life hands you chicken, pair it with fresh French bread and Greek yogurt and create a healthy chicken caesar salad! From the chicken and dressing to the salad and croutons, we’re making it all from scratch – the healthy way!

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15: Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

If you are a fan of fried chicken and spice, you are going to love our Nashville hot chicken sandwich! Piled high with a simple, creamy sandwich slaw and crunchy pickles, then served on a toasted brioche bun. Make the hot honey sauce and coleslaw ahead of time, then fry chicken fresh to order. Finger licking good and so fun to serve to a crowd!

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16: Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas

These authentic Mexican chicken fajitas (fajitas de pollo) are so easy, healthy, and loaded with flavour! Infused in a homemade fajita seasoning and quickly fried in a skillet, these traditional chicken fajitas are a delicious one pan restaurant-style dish that the whole family will love. Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes! {Gluten-free & dairy-free}

We are huge fans of Mexican food, and these authentic chicken fajitas are one of those recipes that we like to make on repeat because everybody loves them and the leftovers can easily be repurposed!

17: Chicken Quesadilla

I love a good semi-homemade recipe, and these Tex-Mex chicken quesadillas are as easy and delicious as it gets. You begin by seasoning chicken tenderloins with a smoky spice rub and sautéing them in olive oil, which all together takes about 15 minutes. While you shred the chicken, you cook a quick sauce by simmering store-bought chunky salsa with a bit of water. Then you add the shredded chicken to the sauce.

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18: Lemon Parm Chicken Gnocchi

This easy one pan lemon chicken gnocchi recipe has tender pan-fried chicken and pillowy gnocchi nestled in a luxurious lemon cream parmesan sauce. It's ready in about 30 minutes!

I'm certain this gnocchi with pan seared chicken breasts will become a regular on your table. It's fast, creamy, and comforting. The bright lemon sauce is really simple to make in this one-pan delight. Gnocchi might seem fancy but is actually very easy to cook with, and this is a fantastic recipe to introduce it into your repertoire.

19: Hasselback Greek Stuffed Chicken

This is SO easy! Chicken breasts are slit and brushed with a mixture of olive oil lemon, garlic, dill and parsley and then stuffed with zucchini, roasted red pepper, feta and onions ( this process is called “Hasselback”) . It will look like you fussed in the kitchen for hours but you’ll only need about 10 minutes prep time.

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20: Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

A low carb KETO approved winner of a chicken dinner, this Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe has definitely won the family over! Extremely popular for a good reason, you’ll never want regular, plain old boneless chicken breasts again after trying these!

What better way to enjoy chicken breasts than this? Stuffed Chicken Breasts WITH a creamy spinach and artichoke dip is a deliciously easy recipe idea, ready in around 30 minutes. If you’re always on the look out for a different way to enjoy chicken, then this recipe is perfect for you!

21: Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is the ultimate chicken creation with ham and cheese! Made with chicken breasts wrapped around ham and Swiss, breaded, and fried crisp. Each slice will reveal a gorgeous swirl of flavor. While it’s a labor of love, each bite will be so worth the effort.

Crispy on the outside with tender chicken breast swirled around melty cheese nestled inside with thin slices of deli ham; can it get better than this? This is what you need to have planned for your next special dinner. You know I’m all about making your favorite gourmet meals accessible at home!

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22: Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Weeknight style Cheesy Baked Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch…and all the toppings. Because loaded tacos are just better. Ground chicken seasoned with a smoky chipotle chili spice mix, stuffed into hard shell tacos, topped with cheese, and oven-baked. These tacos are crunchy on the outside, but spicy and cheesy inside. Serve each taco with a creamy, cooling cilantro lime ranch sauce, and a mix of your favorite taco toppings. They come together in minutes and are so delicious…the perfect weeknight dinner. Bonus, the chipotle chicken is great as a leftover. Pile it high onto your favorite tortilla chips for some seriously delicious nachos or serve it up atop greens for a Mexican inspired salad.

Looking for a great freezer meal? This make-ahead chicken and rice casserole is perfect! It can be made from scratch without soup, making it a great option if you’re looking to avoid processed foods. And it’s so easy to prepare – simply sautee the chicken and sweat the mushrooms and onions and then combine the ingredients in a baking dish and bake! Plus, this casserole freezes well, so you can make a batch ahead of time and enjoy it later on.

24: Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Sometimes everything you need at the end of the day is a comforting pasta dish. This Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is hearty, rich, and super creamy. Packed with protein, it’s guaranteed to become a hit with your family!

After a bunch of vacation-inspired recipes, I am back with a good ol’ pasta dinner. My last posts might have painted a wrong picture that I’m eating only fresh fruit, veggies, seafood and other gorgeous stuff here, in Tenerife. Well, that’s not entirely true. Or should I say, that’s not the case at all.

This EASY Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a comforting, creamy chicken soup with simple homemade dumplings that make it irresistible! It’s hearty, loaded with vegetables, and is the perfect meal to make on a chilly day.

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26: Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is one of our fan-favorite recipes here at Healthy Seasonal Recipes. It is made with chicken thighs slowly simmered with tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, olives and spices. After cooking in the crockpot on low for six hours, the chicken becomes meltingly tender and the vegetables make a delicious savory sauce to spoon over it. It is naturally gluten-free, paleo and whole30 approved.

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This crispy air fryer orange chicken is full of flavor and so easy to make. It’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and comes together in about 30 minutes.

I’m officially obsessed with my air fryer. It not only makes my life easier, but it makes everything taste better.

This gluten free air fryer orange chicken is my favorite recipe to make and is coated in my favorite orange sauce, that to be honest, I could put on anything.

28: Malabar Chicken Biryani

The famed Malabar Chicken Biryani is made by layering an aromatic and herby chicken masala with fluffy rice, crunchy fried onions (birista), nuts, dried fruits and ghee in a large pot. This is then sealed and cooked slowly in steam (dum method) to get this incredibly aromatic and toothsome chicken biryani that is quite literally the stuff of legends.

29: General Tso's Chicken

Whether you call it General Tao or General Tso’s Chicken, you’re going to want this sweet, tangy, and spicy recipe! Battered chicken thighs are lightly fried in oil and tossed in a sticky sauce made with soy sauce, chili peppers, garlic, and ginger. It’s quick and easy to make and is better and healthier for you than any Chinese food restaurant.

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30: Creamy Dijon Chicken

Dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes with this new Chicken Thighs recipe! The family goes crazy for this Creamy Dijon Chicken — crispy bacon pieces, a flavorful creamy Dijon sauce and perfect, golden chicken!

Chicken thighs are easy to make without worrying too much about drying out the meat. They are juicy, flavorful and so versatile they go with absolutely anything! Since making these Creamy Mushroom Thighs and these Crispy Garlic Buttery Thighs, readers have been asking for more more MORE easy low carb thigh recipes!

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31: White Chicken Chili

Flavorful White Chicken Chili made with hearty beans, tender chicken, and a rich and creamy broth. It’s a great alternative to traditional beef chili and makes for a super satisfying dinner! If you’re lucky to have any left it will make great leftovers for lunch the next day too!

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32: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Did you feel it in the air this morning too? Cooler weather is on its way, which means more nights for cozy Chicken Gnocchi Soup!

This rich, thick, and creamy soup with plump rounds of gnocchi, tender chunks of chicken, and a sneaky number of vegetables, is a healthy take on the Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup that was the pinnacle of my high school dining experience (along with this Broccoli Cheddar Soup that’s reminiscent of Panera’s).

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33: Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Cook up the most delicious lemon pepper chicken wings! Cooked to perfection in the air fryer, these wings are ready to serve within 40 minutes and are super easy to make. These crowd-pleasing wings are finger-lickin’ good!

I’m a wing fan and I’m always looking for new recipes to try and share. Whenever I think of wings, lemon pepper comes to mind as it’s one of my favorite flavors for chicken.

34: Harvest Chicken

This delicious dish combines all of my favorite fall flavors onto one sheet pan! This Harvest Chicken is a beautiful mix of colors, textures, seasonal herbs, and hearty protein. Serve over your favorite steamed grains or salad greens for a perfectly balanced meal.

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35: Honey Walnut Chicken

This honey walnut chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. It has a touch of sweetness from honey and it takes less than 30 minutes to make.

This honey walnut chicken is one of my favorite weeknight dishes. It comes together in less than 30 minutes and it’s also super good. It tastes like its from a restaurant, only you made it at your house! How cool is that? I love to serve it up with some broccoli and rice, ( I serve everything with broccoli and rice). But honestly the possibilities are endless.

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Well with all these recipes, I hope you have found a few that inspire you to make something new for dinner. Tonight I made Tuscan chicken and I have to tell you, even my picky eaters ate it up.

If You have one I have not covered drop me a note below and I will be sure to include it.

xoxo Haley


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