Got Chicken? These Simples Recipes Will Get Dinner on the Table (2024)

If chicken is starting to sound boring, you just need a recipe refresh.

By Christopher Michel

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Buy a couple packs of chicken to throw in the fridge for a weeknight dinner, and it's a double-edged sword. On the one hand, chicken is easy to cook. On other, you may worry your family will roll their eyes with boredom.

Not anymore. We've been working overtime to fill out this list with the easiest, simplest, most delicious-est (that's not a word but who cares) chicken dinner ideas, so that you can whip up a weeknight meal after work, often in mere minutes, and hear nothing but "Wow! This is good!" and "Can we have that again?"

Whether you've got ground chicken, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or even a whole bird in the fridge, there's an idea—or ten—on this list. So start scrolling and rest easy. No one's going hungry tonight.

1

Crispy, Delicious Chicken Parmesan

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Is there a more comforting chicken recipe for dinner? It's like having a plate of warm hugs.

Get the recipe for Chicken Parmesan.

2

Fast Easy Chicken Marsala

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This elegant chicken breast recipe is good enough to impress on date night, easy enough to make on a weeknight, and tasty enough the family might lick their plates.

Get the recipe for Chicken Marsala.

3

Easiest-Ever Chicken Alfredo

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Switch up pasta night with this super-easy homemade sauce.

Get the recipe for Chicken Alfredo.

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4

Best Chicken Quesadillas

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Looking for an easy chicken recipe that only uses a few ingredients? We took this weeknight classic and found a few ways to make it even smarter.

Get the recipe for Chicken Quesadillas.

6

Best Classic White Chicken Chili

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This lighter take on standard chili is full of flavor—and a great way to use ground chicken!

Get the recipe for White Chicken Chili.

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Easy Weeknight Chicken and Dumplings

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This upgrade to your standard chicken soup is a country classic— and for good reason.

Get the recipe for Chicken and Dumplings.

8

Homemade Chinese-Style Orange Chicken

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Get delivery-style chicken without the delivery fees—or wondering what's in it. (And still in 30 minutes!)

Get the recipe for Homemade Chinese-Style Orange Chicken.

9

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Rosemary

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Thighs are not only healthy, but they're delicious and a lot easier to make than breasts! Give this a try and the family will be asking you to make it again and again.

Get the recipe for Crispy Chicken Thighs.

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Weeknight Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas

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Break out this casserole bake the next time you want to give your leftover rotisserie chicken a cheesy, spicy upgrade.

Get the recipe for Weeknight Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas.

11

Roast Chicken with Tarragon-Braised Fennel

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You'll want at least a day to let this Sunday dinner chicken marinate, but the planning pays off with a meal that can't be beat.

Get the recipe for Roast Chicken with Tarragon-Braised Fennel.

12

Swedish Meatballs with Chicken

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We've remade this classic crowd-pleaser into a healthy dinner that gets to the table in less than half an hour!

Get the recipe for Swedish Meatballs with Chicken.

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13

Strawberry-Cabernet Barbecue Sauce

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Okay, so technically this is just a recipe for the sauce. But any sauce that makes chicken taste this good deserves to be on the list.

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Cabernet Barbecue Sauce.

14

Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

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Fire up the grill to make this foil pack recipe. Not only can you eat it just about anywhere, but there's also no dish-washing needed for this dinner. Now that's a winner!

Get the recipe for Chicken and Black Bean Nachos.

15

Rotisserie Chicken and Potato Chowder

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This hearty soup will keep you full long after you've savored the final spoonful. The addition of crisp bacon is a delicious addition to the classic meat and potatoes combo.

Get the recipe for Rotisserie Chicken and Potato Chowder.

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Classic Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This ridiculously tasty dip takes is also simple and takes just 20 minutes to make. Bonus: you can build a whole snack dinner around it!

Get the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip.

17

Tex-Mex Chicken Meatballs

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Keep a pack of ground chicken handy and whip up these easy, flavorful meatballs!

Get the recipe for Tex-Mex Chicken Meatballs.

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18

Ground Chicken Pad Thai

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Doesn't Thai food for dinner sound great?

Get the recipe for Ground Chicken Pad Thai.

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19

Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken

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This baked version of the fried comfort food classic offers all the crunch you want thanks to flaky cereal. But it's so tasty that it's sure to become a new family favorite!

Get the recipe for Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken .

20

Ground Chicken Tacos

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Ground chicken turns taco night into a healthier meal, without losing flavor!

Get the recipe for Ground Chicken Tacos.

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