The top 25 easy and delicious Chicken Breast Recipes. These are the best chicken recipes to make when you're stuck in a dinner rut and want to make something delicious!
When I need a healthy protein to serve to my family, 9 times out of 10, I choose chicken breasts! We always have them in the freezer ready to thaw and use for dinner.
So if you are in need of some dinner inspiration - here are some of the best chicken breast recipes!
These chicken breast recipes are easy to make with minimal ingredients. And as always, they are family-friendly and kid-approved.
Chicken Breast Recipes: Soups & Chilis
I make chicken soups all year long. These chicken soup recipes are easy to make, either on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. From a healing bowl of classic chicken noodle soup to a hearty serving of chicken chili, you will love all of these recipes!
- Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili (GF, DF, Slow Cooker)
- Chicken Noodle Soup (DF, Stovetop)
- White Bean Chicken Chili (GF, Slow cooker)
- Chicken and Rice Soup (GF, DF, Stovetop)
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup (GF, Slow Cooker)
Baked Chicken Breast Recipes
There are so many ways you can bake chicken breasts in the oven. These baked chicken breast recipes are healthy, made with simple ingredients and the perfect way to cook a lot of chicken at once. All of them are great for meal-prep! Serve them with vegetables (like roasted broccoli, roasted carrots, Brussels sprouts, etc.), salad (kale salad, burrata salad), and fresh bread (no-knead bread, dinner rolls, etc.).
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- Baked Chicken Breasts (GF, DF, P, K)
- Pistachio Crusted Chicken (GF, DF, P, K) - family favorite.
- Pesto Baked Chicken (GF, K)
- Baked Hummus Chicken (GF, DF)
- Baked Honey Mustard chicken (GF, DF, P)
Everything is better when you add bread, right? Make these delicious chicken sandwich recipes for lunch or dinner! Serve them in between slices of our favorite white bread for sandwiches or these homemade hamburger buns.
Mexican Chicken Recipes
We make tacos or some other Mexican meal once a week. These Mexican chicken breast recipes are even better than your favorite restaurant. Serve them with homemade salsa, easy guacamole and cilantro rice!
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Crockpot Chicken Tacos (P, GF, DF, K, Slow Cooker)
- Chicken Quesadillas
- The best easy chicken fajitas (P, GF, DF, K).
Chinese Chicken Recipes
I always prefer to make our favorite take out dishes at home. These Chinese-inspired chicken recipes are the perfect healthy dishes to make for a quick dinner. They will satisfy your take out craving! Don't forget to make fried rice on the side!
- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (GF, DF)
- Cashew Chicken Stir Fry (DF, Stovetop)
- Teriyaki Chicken (GF, DF, Slow Cooker)
- Chicken Satay Skewers (Grill, GF, DF)
Comforting Chicken Recipes
Sometimes you just need the comfort of classic chicken recipes like chicken pot pie. These recipes are perfect for chilly nights and are one-dish meals with all the cozy vibes.
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie (from scratch, even the sauce)
- Healthy Chicken Pot Pie (whole wheat biscuit crust)
- Healthy Chicken Cacciatori
- Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Recipes: FAQs
Since I usually buy chicken on sale and freeze it, I have to thaw it before cooking. I suggest thawing it in the refrigerator overnight, or at room temperature for 3-6 hours (depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts).
Yes, but it is very important to use cool or lukewarm water to thaw the chicken breasts slowly. If you use very hot water to thaw the chicken, causing the temperature to change too drastically in a short amount of time will result in rubbery chicken breasts.
In this roundup we cook chicken in the slow cooker, on the stovetop and baked in the oven.
There are two methods I use most often to make chicken flavorful:
1) Marinade the chicken. In many of my recipes I call for marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes so the breasts can be infused with flavor.
2) Slow-cook the chicken. Cooking chicken breasts low and slow makes them tender and flavorful.
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