32 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner Tonight
Chicken breast recipes and more
From Asian to southwestern, try our four favorite chicken recipes.
One-Pan Butternut Squash and Chicken
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This easy chicken recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights. Throw some mushrooms, herbs, and delicious butternut squash into a skillet with some gnocchi and you'll have a hearty classic dish ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.
Ingredients: Oliv oil, boneless chicken thighs, butternut squash, cremini mushrooms, yellow onion, cloves, potato gnocchi, chicken broth, fresh sage, baby spinach, pesto, white wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese
Turmeric Chicken With Farro
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Turmeric gets a lot of buzz for its many health benefits, from fighting inflammation to its anti-viral properties. Pair the spice-rubbed chicken with farro, the ancient grain that boasts a slew of nutrients like protein, fiber, and magnesium, for an extra helping of superfood.
Ingredients: Chicken broth, farro, lemon, chicken breasts, ground cumin, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, roasted unsalted cashews, parsley, sour cream
Red Chicken Curry With Baby Bok Choy
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Curry, ginger, and lemongrass join forces to pack a ton of flavor into this Thai-inspired chicken dish.
Ingredients: Olive oil, red bell pepper, shallot, lemongrass, fresh ginger, red curry paste, chicken broth, coconut cream, sea salt, baby bok choy, chicken breasts, black pepper, microwavable jasmine rice, basil leaves, lime wedges
Greek Salad With Chicken
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This refreshing salad strikes all the classic Mediterranean notes with feta, olives, and pita chips for texture. And with chickpeas and lean chicken, it offers a hearty serving of protein that will keep you full longer.
Ingredients: Olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, fresh oregano, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, romaine lettuce, rotisserie chicken, cucumber, chickpeas, roasted red bell pepper, Kalamata olives, whole-wheat pita chips, feta cheese
Skillet Chicken Piccata With Steamed Broccoli
Try this recipe: Skillet Chicken Piccata With Steamed Broccoli
This chicken dish is as quick as it is tasty—all you need is 10 minutes and a skillet. Chicken, lemon, and white wine are a classic combo, especially when you throw in some fresh broccoli.
Ingredients: Chicken breast cutlets, black pepper, sea salt, all-purpose flour, olive oil, broccoli florets, white wine, chicken broth, capers, lemon, unsalted butter, parsley
Jerk Chicken Drumsticks With Mango Jicama Sauce
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This dish only takes 20 minutes to prepare, but packs a major punch of tropical flavor.
Ingredients: Fresh thyme, ground allspice, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, olive oil, sea salt, chicken drumsticks, lime, honey, mango, jicama, red cabbage, scallions
Winter Salad With Grilled Chicken, Citrus, and Walnuts
Try this recipe: Winter Salad With Grilled Chicken, Citrus, and Walnuts
The dish serves up a good mix of nutrients to help keep you satiated long after your meal. The grilled, skinless chicken serves as a perfect source of low-fat protein; while fresh fruits and veggies (like blood or navel oranges, crisp cucumbers, and romaine) add filling fiber, and the walnuts, and extra virgin olive oil in the dressing add a healthy dose of good-for-you fats.
Ingredients: Walnuts, blood or naval oranges, English cucumber, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, sherry or red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, cooking spray, skinless boneless chicken breast halves, romaine lettuce, minced fresh chives
Slow Cooker Chicken With Tarragon and Leeks
When the weather is chilly or when you just don’t feel like whipping up dinner after a long day of work, this slow-cooker chicken recipe is a lifesaver.
Roast Sesame Chicken
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It's all too easy to pick up food from a Chinese restaurant after a long day. That's why we created this recipe: It's fast and easy to make, and it's a lot healthier than the takeout version. Reduced-sodium soy sauce is mixed with ginger and just one tablespoon each of honey and sesame oil to make a low-calorie coating for the chicken. Add to that vibrant veggies like green beans, cauliflower, and yellow bell peppers, and your plate gets a colorful kick that’s full of important nutrients.
Ingredients: Reduced-sodium soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, canola oil, fresh ginger, yellow bell pepper, cauliflower florets, green beans, sesame seeds
Chicken Kale Caesar with Crispy Artichokes
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Use kale to get an added nutrient boost in your salad—but don't toss those stems. Chop, place in a heavy plastic bag and freeze. Add the pieces to your next batch of vegetable soup.
Ingredients: Lacinto kale, fresh lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper, buttermilk, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino Romano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, panko, chopped fresh rosemary, egg, artichoke hearts, boneless skinless chicken breasts, red onion
Chicken-and-Mango Summer Rolls
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This recipe calls for broccoli slaw, but if you can't find it at the supermarket, opt for cabbage slaw mix for a similar texture and taste.
Ingredients: Avocado oil, fresh lime juice, honey, sambal oelek, broccoli slaw, kosher salt, round rice paper sheets, avocado wedges, mango wedges, boneless skinless rotisserie chicken breast, cilantro sprigs
Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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These chicken lettuce wraps make lovely finger foods. To serve as an appetizer, not dinner, opt for the smaller, inner bibb lettuce leaves.
Ingredients: Fresh orange juice, white wine vinegar, honey, fresh garlic, crushed red pepper, kosher salt, shredded boneless skinless rotisserie chicken breast, Bibb lettuce leaves, julienne-cut daikon radish, julienne-cut English cucumber, dry-roasted peanuts, lime wedges
Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken
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Garlic and spices give the meat big flavor without tons of added fat and salt.
Ingredients: Thin carrots, olive oil, cumin, freshly ground black pepper, cider vinegar, chili powder, garlic, whole chicken, onion, lemon, low-sodium chicken broth
Chicken-and-Kale Salad With Herbed Buttermilk Dressing
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Lunch or dinner is made easy, thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken breast. The homemade herbed buttermilk dressing is super-satisfying, but still lower in calories than many store-bought dressings.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, fresh tarragon, fresh dill, fresh chives, olive oil mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, fresh garlic, kosher salt, baby kale, thinly sliced radicchio, thinly sliced radish, shredded boneless skinless rotisserie chicken breast, salted roasted pistachios
These chicken wonton tacos are a great option for entertaining. Watch this video to learn how to make delicious chicken wonton tacos.
Roast Chicken with Peas and Pasta
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Tip: This dish is just as delicious if you trade the pasta for a cooked whole grain—think farro or barley.
Ingredients: Scallions, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, sherry or red wine vinegar, smoked paprika, honey, salt, freshly ground black pepper, skinless chicken breast halves, skinless chicken thighs, snow peas, sugar snap peas, fregola pasta, sliced radishes
Try this recipe: Chicken Sate
Quick-pickled cucumbers are a fresh foil to rich peanut sauce. You can mix in other vegetables as well, such as shredded carrots and thinly sliced jicama.
Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, fresh lime juice, olive oil, fish sauce, curry powder, grated fresh ginger, turmeric, garlic, chicken tenders, honey, seasoned rice vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, English cucumber, unsalted peanuts, cilantro, lime wedges (for serving), cooked rice (optional)
Grilled Chicken Paillard Salad
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Red bell peppers are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant pigment that may help ward off stroke and some types of cancer.
Ingredients: Balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh oregano, ground black pepper, chicken cutlets, red bell peppers, romaine hearts, ricotta salata or Parmesan
Peanut Noodles With Chicken
Pasta night will never be the same again.
Grilled Chicken Cutlets With Summer Succotash
You can burn up to 300 extra calories every day just by eating the right foods. Watch the video to learn how to put together a chicken recipe that burns fatand calories, helping you to slim down faster. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make! Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Cutlets With Summer Succotash
Try this recipe: Saffron Chicken
The yogurt creates a creamy coating while the saffron adds plenty of flavor and a distinctive yellow color.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, saffron threads, garlic, chicken breast halves
Chicken Salad Sandwiches With Pesto
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The pesto adds a rich flavor (and heart-healthy fats) to this crunchy chicken salad.
Ingredients: Low-fat mayo, pesto, lemon juice, chicken breast, English cucumber, grape tomatoes, whole-grain bread, alfalfa sprouts