There’s a reason boneless chicken breasts are a staple of any easy weeknight dinner arsenal: They’re an extremely versatile, crowd-pleasing cut (not to mention, affordable). And, while they can get a bad rap for being dry or boring, they can be perfectly juicy and flavorful when prepared correctly. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite chicken breast recipes to help get you inspired.
From tasty finger foods to healthy salads, this dinner-saver can be used in an endless variety of dishes. Pounded thin and topped with melty cheese and sauce for a weeknight chicken parm? Check. Stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto? Check, check, check. We also love using a savory pan sauce, a zippy homemade dressing, or a winning marinade to take chicken from regular to restaurant-worthy. Plus, chicken breasts aren’t just versatile: They also have a super balanced nutritional profile, with 3 g of protein and just under 4 g of fat per 3.5 oz serving. Yet another bonus? This cut cooks way more quickly than the bone-in version.
It’s time to say goodbye to sad, unseasoned breasts and get ready to fall back in love with this classic cut of poultry. You’ve got your pick of 60 filling, flavorful dishes, starring healthy chicken recipes and grilled chicken to big-flavor soups and easy pastas — so grab a pan, and get cooking.
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Chicken Schnitzel, 3 Ways
Extra-crispy chicken schnitzel smothered in your choice of three bright, colorful toppers is an easy weeknight meal that tastes like something from a restaurant.
Get the Chicken Schnitzel, 3 Ways recipe.
Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes
Lemon-Pepper Linguine with Creamy Chicken and Broccoli
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Garam Masala Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower
Sautéed Chicken and Tomatoes with Roasted Artichokes
Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan
Grilled Lemony Chicken and Kale
This weeknight meal may look simple, but it’s definitely not basic: Everything from the chicken to the lemons gets cooked on the grill for an exciting and deceptively easy lunch or dinner.
Paprika Chicken with Crispy Chickpeas and Tomatoes
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Harissa Chicken and Farro Salad
Grilled Chicken Skewers and Kale Caesar
Grilled Chicken Caprese
Dinner and a snack in one! BBQ-flavored chips provide a crunchy and delicious crust in this recipe.
Get the BBQ Chip Chicken recipe.
Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken
Brown and roast chicken breasts for some juicy protein in this classic Cobb salad.
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Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Seared Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Orzo
Traditional Chicken Curry
Skillet Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes
Greek Chicken Grain Bowl
Pan-Fried Chicken with Lemony Roasted Broccoli
Mediterranean Chicken Bowls
Oil and Vinegar Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Chicken Roulades with Marinated Tomatoes
Grilled Chicken with Smoky Corn Salad
Instant Pot Pho with Chicken
Coronation Chicken Salad Wraps
Crispy Hot-Honey Chicken Sliders
You’re definitely going to want to make this one again and again — especially with that mouthwatering hot honey that gives these sliders an extra kick.
Roasted Baby Vine Tomato Grilled Chicken
Pomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash
Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Slaw
Seared Coconut-Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw
Cheesy Tex-Mex Stuffed Chicken
Grilled Chicken Sliders
Grilled Basil Chicken and Zucchini
Light Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken and Red Plum Salad
Caribbean Chicken and “Rice”
Herb-Roasted Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
You’ll be hooked on harissa, the North African chili paste used to glaze the chicken, once you try it. It’s great on vegetables, too!
Get the Grilled Chicken Kabobs recipe.
Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder
This old-school recipe is classic for a reason, and our lightened-up version comes together in just 30 minutes.
Get the Chicken Marsala recipe.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad
Light Chicken Parmesan
Spicy Miso Chicken Stir-Fry
Simple grilled chicken and veggies feel just a little bit more exciting when they’re threaded onto skewers. Serve with rice or couscous and a salad for a quick, elegant meal.
Get the Chicken Kebabs recipe from Woman’s Day.
One-Pan Lemon Parm Chicken Gnocchi
A decadent pan sauce makes a restaurant-quality meal out of boneless chicken breasts and store-bought gnocchi in this deceptively easy recipe.
Get the One-Pan Lemon Parm Chicken Gnocchi recipe from Delish.
Garlic Bread-Topped Chicken Pot Pie
You absolutely do not have to roll out pastry for this updated take on chicken pot pie: just cube up some store-bought garlic bread and use it to top your filling. Get ready for crunchy, golden perfection.
Get the Garlic Bread-Topped Chicken Pot Pie recipe from Delish.
One-Pot Shawarma Chicken and Orzo Skillet
Creamy Gochujang White Chicken Chili
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