Chicken is always a winner for dinner! These 10 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes are sure to please, and they’re all simple to make, taste delicious, and are fast enough for a weeknight meal!
What’s for dinner? It’s a question we have to answer every day, and probably more often than not, the answer is – yep, you guessed it – chicken. If you’re in a rut or bored with the same old same old and want some new chicken recipes to try, you’ve come to the right place!
Did you know that, for several years now, chicken has been the most popular meat consumed in the United States? Yep, it’s true.
Previously, beef held the top spot, but chicken consumption was on a steady rise, and in recent years, it has risen to the top.
And there’s lots of reasons why. First, it’s delicious! Just about all meat-eaters enjoy it (even picky eaters). It’s also relatively inexpensive, widely available, and many of us stock up (especially when it’s on sale) and have some in the freezer pretty much all the time.
Chicken is very versatile, and you can do so much with it. Enjoy it whole, in pieces, bone-in, boneless, skin-on, or skinless, white meat or dark meat. Fry it, sauté it, poach it, roast it, braise it, bake it, broil it, grill it, or smoke it.
The flavor is mild enough that you can easily pair it with many different spices or sauces. Put it in soups, stews, casseroles, pasta dishes, stir-fries, salads, on pizza, and so much more!
We all have our favorite go-to chicken recipes, but let’s face it. Sometimes we get stuck on repeat and need some new and different chicken dinner ideas. Am I right?
So I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite chicken dinner recipes from here on the blog that I think you’ll really enjoy. They’re all simple, delicious, and fast enough for weeknight dinners (but they would also be perfect for serving guests).
Here they are!
Chicken Milanese With Mesclun Salad
Chicken Milanese With Mesclun Salad is a super flavorful, quick and easy 30-minute dinner for any night of the week, but it's also fancy enough for guests!
Chicken Fried Rice and Roni
Not true fried rice in the traditional sense, this easy Chicken Fried Rice and Roni is a homemade cross between fried rice and Rice-A-Roni. It's so delicious! You've got to give it a try!
Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes
This Garlic Chicken With Green Beans and Tomatoes is a super simple and delicious dinner that you can have on the table in only 30 minutes!
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls
These Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls – filled with tender chicken, veggies, homemade Buffalo sauce, and topped with mozzarella cheese, ranch dressing and green onions – are sure to become an instant favorite!
Quick and Easy Country Captain Chicken
This Quick and Easy Country Captain Chicken is a speedier version of the classic Southern dish of tender chicken, bell peppers, onions, and sweet currants in a curry-spiced tomato sauce served over rice.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is my version of the classic Creole dish that's full of rice, chicken, smoked sausage, peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, and spices. It's an easy one-pot meal that's ready in less than an hour!
Cheesy Chicken With Mushrooms
This Cheesy Chicken With Mushrooms has tender boneless chicken breasts topped with sautéed mushrooms and mozzarella cheese baked in a garlicky sherry wine sauce. It's a quick, easy and delicious dinner for any night of the week!
Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake
This easy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake – full of pasta, sauce, lots of tender chicken, and melty cheese – is a delicious and satisfying meal that is sure to become a dinnertime favorite!
Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas
These Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas are quick, tasty, filling, and lighter than traditional chimichangas because they're not deep-fried. They're also a great way to use up leftover chicken!
I love all of these so much, I can’t pick a favorite! They’re all very different, and they all make their way into my dinner rotation many times throughout the year.
There’s something here for everyone, and I hope you found a few you’d like to try!
Don’t forget to check out the list below for a few of my favorite more classic chicken recipes!
And if you have a chicken recipe you’d like to see here on the blog, please leave a comment below. I’d love to know what it is (and you just might see it here soon)!
Thanks so much for visiting today!