Easy Chicken Recipes: 20 Ways to Enjoy Chicken for Dinner

delicious chicken meals for dinner

If you are looking for some delicious and easy chicken recipes, you’ve come to the right place!

Kids often dream about what life will be like when they are adults. But one thing most of us never imagined about adulthood is that it meant that every day, for the rest of our lives, we’d have to figure out what to make for dinner.

It can be hard enough to decide what I’m in the mood to eat each day. If you are also trying to feed a family, it makes everything just a little more complicated.

Well, you know how much I love to simplify things. Therefore, I pulled together a collection of 20 chicken recipes to make life just a little bit easier for you.

Chicken is an excellent protein to include in your diet. Nutritious, cost-effective, and delicious – it is also incredibly versatile. As you look through this list, you’ll see what I mean.

Whether you’re in the mood for a crispy snack or a meal fit to serve to guests, I’ve got you covered. And if you try one of these recipes, I hope you’ll leave me a comment about it!

1. Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

This sweet and savory grilled chicken recipe brings on the Asian flavors through a scrumptious combination of fish sauce, rice vinegar, orange juice, and brown sugar.

Thread marinated chicken thighs onto skewers and grill over high heat. These skewers are a hit with kids, and tasty enough for special occasions, too!

skewers
Get the recipe at Serious Eats

2. Baked Chicken Parmesan

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy meal to feed your family on a busy weeknight, this Baked Chicken Parmesan is just what you need.

Cover boneless chicken breast in a Panko breading and bake until crispy. Serve with mozzarella cheese and sauce over pasta for a meal so good, your family will clamor for seconds.

This is one of those easy chicken recipes destined to become a new family favorite!

baked with parmesan
et the recipe at Lil Luna

3. Chicken Pot Pie Crostata

A crostata is like a happy combination of a pie and a pizza. Flaky and buttery herb pie crust is lovingly wrapped around a filling of chicken and vegetables and baked until the crust is golden brown.

Simple enough for a busy family night, yet special enough to serve to guests, you need this Chicken Pot Pie Galette in your life.

pot pie crostata
Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats

4. Rotisserie Chicken Nachos

When you are looking for a fun mealtime idea or a tasty snack for movie night or game day, these Rotisserie Chicken Nachos are fast, easy, and completely addicting.

By starting off with a fully cooked chicken, you save yourself a ton of time. Spend a half-hour or so tossing together shredded chicken, tortilla chips, black beans, shredded cheese, and other tasty ingredients.

This recipe includes instructions for salsa, but you can use your favorite brand if you’re short on time!

 rotisserie chicken nachos
Get the recipe at Amanda’s Cookin’

5. Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

Nothing simplifies your meal plans like a good crock pot recipe, and this Crock Pot Ranch Chicken is one of the easiest I’ve seen.

You only need four ingredients – chicken, butter, cream cheese, and a packet of ranch dressing mix. Dump it all in your slow cooker, turn it on, and head out into your day.

Serve with some veggies or pasta on the side for a quick and easy meal your whole family will love!

 crock pot ranch chicken
Get the recipe at Baking Outside the Box

6. Honey Mustard Chicken and Potatoes

This recipe for Honey Mustard Chicken and Potatoes is so easy to put together, you can whip it up on even the busiest evenings.

Add some boneless, skinless chicken thighs to a baking dish of small to medium potatoes, toss in some sliced onion and red pepper, and drizzle with a tasty pix of whole ground mustard and honey.

Pop it into a hot oven (400 degrees F) and it’s ready to eat in an hour. This is the kind of hearty meal that perfectly warms up a cool Autumn evening!

honey mustard chicken and potatoes
Get the recipe at Dishin & Dishes

7. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta

If you’re a fan of one-pot pasta dishes, this Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta is just what you need.

Bite-sized pieces of chicken combined with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, butter, and pasta – this dinner is easy to make, wonderful to eat, and won’t break your grocery budget. And if you double the recipe, you’ll have plenty available when your kids start begging for seconds!

sun dried tomato chicken florentine pasta
Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum

8. BBQ Chicken Smashed Potatoes

This tasty meal is one of the best easy chicken recipes. Cook up some boneless chicken breasts in barbecue sauce in your crock pot and bake small to medium potatoes until tender.

To serve, you flatten the potatoes, pile barbecue chicken on top, and garnish with all kinds of wonderful things like cheese, sour cream, and green onions. A fun and playful dinner your whole family will love!

BBQ chicken smashed potatoes
Get the recipe at Cherished Bliss

9. Key West Grilled Chicken Salad

Nothing says summertime like a refreshing tropical salad. The flavor combination of grilled chicken, cashews, mandarin oranges, dried fruit, lettuce, and avocado slices in this Key West Grilled Chicken Salad will make you feel like you’re on vacation, even in the winter.

Easy to whip up, this salad is a fun addition to backyard barbecues, pool parties, and anytime you’re in the mood for a salad for dinner!

key west grilled chicken salad
Get the recipe at Amanda’s Cookin’

10. Savory Baked Island Chicken

Marinating chicken adds a ton of flavor. This tasty baked island chicken includes a recipe for a marinade made from soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, and herbs.

Set some boneless chicken thighs to marinate for up to 10 hours before baking, for chicken that is moist, tender, and tastes like the tropics. Serve with grilled vegetables or a nice salad for a refreshing meal on busy nights.

savory baked island chicken
Get the recipe at The Gardening Cook

11. Hawaiian Chicken over Coconut Rice

It’s always nice to have easy chicken recipes on hand for when it’s a little too hot to cook. When the weather is warm, this flavorful meal is pure refreshment.

A happy combination of rice cooked up in coconut milk, grilled pineapple, and marinated chicken cooked to tender perfection, this is a dish to impress. The author even includes directions for making cauliflower rice if you are watching your carbs!

Hawaiian chicken over coconut rice
Get the recipe at Lexi’s Clean Living

12. Easy Pesto Chicken

If you are on a Keto or low-carb diet, finding a good variety of enjoyable foods to cook up for dinner can be a bit challenging. But when you taste this Easy Pesto Chicken, you might just find you have a new favorite meal in your life.

Fast and easy to make and only using four ingredients, this chicken is a great option for your budget, too. Serve it up with low carb veggies. And for the carb-lovers in your life, it pairs great with pasta or potatoes!

easy pesto chicken
Get the recipe at Cookies & Cups

13. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When you want to make a light and tasty meal for your family, these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a great option.

Fun, delicious, and healthy, you can set all your ingredients (grilled chicken, sauces, lettuce leaves, almonds, and vegetables) out and let everyone serve themselves up, taco-bar style.

That’s the kind of meal every family can love!

Asian lettuce wraps
Get the recipe at Dishin & Dishes

14. Chicken Tikka Masala Curry

If you’ve never made Tikka Masala Curry, this recipe will show you just how easy it is.

Simply cook bite-sized chunks of chicken in a skillet with mushrooms, carrots, peppers, and onions. Add your sauce and some cumin, and serve your flavorful creation with a side of rice.

So easy and unexpectedly delicious, this meal is destined to become a new family favorite!

tikka masala curry
Get the recipe at The Gardening Cook

15. Orange Chicken with Vegetables

This is one of those wonderfully easy chicken recipes that you can cook up in one skillet.

A delightful combination of chicken, broccoli, sugar snap peas, peppers, and oranges, this meal only takes about 15 minutes to cook, making it a welcome choice for busy weeknights.

Serve it up just as it is, or with a nice side of sticky rice.

orange chicken with vegetables
Get the recipe at Averie Cooks

16. Cheesy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Using only six ingredients and a few short minutes of prep time, this Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken is one of the best easy chicken recipes you’ll find.

These boneless chicken breasts are cheesy, flavorful, moist, and juicy. They pair wonderfully with everything from pasta to vegetables to salad, giving you amazing flexibility at mealtime!

cheesy baked garlic parmesan chicken
Get the recipe at Midget Momma

17. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Anyone eating a low carb or keto diet may find this to be one of their favorite easy chicken recipes.

This tasty meal cooks up in one skillet and fills you up with all kinds of tender chunks of chicken, broccoli, and a mouthwatering cheese sauce.

Hearty and satisfying, it is the perfect keto meal. And if you are feeding kids or anyone else on a regular eating plan, this dish pairs nicely with some fluffy rice!

cheesy chicken broccoli casserole
Get the recipe at All Day I Dream About Food

18. Caprese Grilled Chicken

No list of easy chicken recipes is complete without some delicious grill recipes – and this Caprese Grilled Chicken is one of the best!

Caprese is one of those delectable flavor profiles that seems made for summer. Melted mozzarella, sweet fresh tomatoes, and just enough balsamic vinegar to tie it all together – it is a great compliment to moist and savory grilled chicken breast.

This one will become a real favorite of everyone who tastes it!

caprese grilled chicken
Get the recipe at The Comfort of Cooking

19. Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Only five ingredients go into this delicious comfort-food meal.

If you love chicken noodle soup and casseroles, this scrumptious dish is one you need in your life. And it only takes an hour or so to make, so it’s easy to prepare for your family in the evening.

Made with soup, cheese, chicken, and Ritz crackers, this casserole is a tasty treat perfect for cool weather days and Autumn evenings!

chicken noodle soup casserole
Get the recipe at Frugal Foodie Mama

20. Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

If you have never made stuffed shells, what are you waiting for? These Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells are full of chicken, spinach, cheese, and sauce – making a flavorful and filling meal your whole family will love.

This is a great recipe when you’re looking for something nice enough to serve to company, but still don’t want to spend your whole day in the kitchen. Serve up with a nice salad and some garlic toast for a meal you’ll be proud to serve anytime!

chicken and spinach stuffed shells
Get the recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything

Plan your dinner.

When you plan your meals, you never have to guess what’s for dinner. You also will know ahead of time what to shop for because you know what you will cook. It definitely makes home life easier.

So the next time you make a meal plan, don’t forget to include these easy chicken recipes and your family is surely provided with a delicious dinner every night!

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