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35 Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Ravi Bangaroo

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35 Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights

The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day commuting, working, and running errands is slave over a hot stove. Luckily, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen toiling away to produce delicious, flavorful, mouthwatering meals.

We selected 35 of our best chicken recipes that won’t compete for your attention while you multi-task cooking dinner, helping out with homework, and finishing last-minute house chores.

Why chicken? It’s nutritious, inexpensive, and versatile. That picture-perfect roast chicken might appear like too much work for a busy weeknight, but Katie Workman, author of Dinner Solved! and Associated Press columnist, says don’t waste time trussing and carving your chicken. Instead, buy a pre-cut chicken. 

If you are looking for creative baked chicken recipes, we're your source. Need a slow-cooker chicken meal that will cook while you’re away at your job? It is on our list. Taking time, taste, and technique into consideration, we broke down our best chicken recipes into categories based on cooking technique, so whether you want a healthy grilled chicken dish; an indulgent, simple fried chicken recipe; or a basic  stuffed chicken to serve to last-minute dinner guests, all the recipes you need are right at your fingertips.