15 Tasty Chicken Dinners to Make in 30 Minutes or Less SLIDESHOW

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Climb out of your boring chicken dinner rut with these great recipes you can get on the table in under 30 minutes

15 Tasty Chicken Dinners to Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Welcome to Meals Under 30, a series featuring fast and delicious weeknight meals courtesy of our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers.

In each Meals Under 30 recipe roundup, our talented bloggers share their best go-to weeknight recipes for when they need to get dinner on the table fast. Our editorial team then chooses its favorite enticing recipes — all of which can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Up to bat this week:  chicken.

Chicken is a reliable go-to dish for just about everyone; it’s versatile and easy to cook. It’s also a healthy, lean source of protein and it easily soaks up accompanying flavors. The problem is that our go-to chicken dinners often become boring; but no more! Check out this roundup of great weeknight chicken masterpieces for dinner inspiration

Apple-Stuffed Chicken With Maple Dijon

This dish takes just a few minutes of prep, then you can sip on a glass of wine with your feet up while the chicken bakes away in the oven. For the Apple-Stuffed Chicken With Maple Dijon recipe, click here.

Chicken Tostadas

Whip up these tostadas on a typical busy weeknight — they are very flavorful thanks to the pinto beans and the spicy serrano peppers.

Click here to see the Chicken Tostadas recipe.

Chicken Udon

Want to make dinner happen just by throwing everything into a pot? This dish is almost that easy. The chicken is sliced super thinly so it cooks in just minutes in a deeply flavored mirin and soy broth.

Click here to see the Chicken Udon recipe.

Lemon-Cilantro Chicken

A quick and easy marinade imparts loads of citrusy flavor to this chicken dish.

Click here to see the Lemon-Cilantro Chicken recipe.

Lemon-Garlic Butter Chicken

After the chicken gets a quick sear, it’s braised in a mixture of chicken stock, butter, and zesty garlic. Once cooked through, it’s blasted with a squeeze of lemon juice for freshness.

For the Lemon-Garlic Butter Chicken recipe, click here.

Meyer Lemon Chicken Picatta

Cherry on My Sundae makes a quick lemony sauce for her pan-fried chicken breasts with Meyer lemon juice and zest, chicken stock, and capers and parsley for garnish.

For the Meyer Lemon Chicken Picatta recipe, click here.

Moroccan Chicken and Almonds

This simple dish has an air of fanciness due to the slivered almonds and dried apricot garnishes.

Click here to see the Moroccan Chicken and Almonds recipe.

Moroccan Tajine

A Mind “Full” Mom satisfies her wanderlust cravings through her kitchen adventures. She freezes her creations in individual portions so she can “escape” whenever she feels like it. 

For the Moroccan Tajine recipe, click here.

Orange Chicken

With a tasty sauce made from scratch, A Mind “Full” Mom presents her take on orange chicken — it’s a great weeknight meal that does not skimp on flavor.

For the Orange Chicken Recipe, click here.

Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken

A mixture of Greek yogurt, mustard, and grated pecorino forms a tangy layer of flavor underneath the crust of these chicken breasts.

Click here to see the Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken recipe.

Quick Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

These bowls are “full of fresh veggies and tender grilled chicken and tossed in a sweet teriyaki sauce. Best part? They’re ready in 10 minutes flat!” writes Simple Sweets and Savory.

For the Quick Chicken Teriyaki Bowls recipe, click here.

Southwestern Skillet Chicken and Rice

One pan? Check. Flavorful chicken? Check. Super fast and easy to make? Check and check.

For the Southwestern Skillet Chicken and Rice recipe, click here.

Southwestern Chicken Cobb Salad With Cilantro –Lime Dressing

Fresh romaine is topped with corn, avocado, tomatoes, peppers, and grilled chicken. Then, it’s tossed with a cilantro-lime dressing and served with cheesy quesadillas.

For the Southwestern Chicken Cobb Salad recipe, click here.

Stir-Fried Ketchup Chicken

As the ketchup cooks, the flavors caramelize and deepen. This Is How I Cook pairs her chicken with Yakisoba noodles but suggests that it would also be absolutely delicious with rice, potatoes, or spaghetti.

For the Stir-Fried Ketchup Chicken recipe, click here.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai Green Curry Chicken

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Green curry paste, soy, and coconut milk are the key ingredients in this beautiful yet fast chicken dinner.

For the Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe, click here.