5 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes


This is a pumpkin-stuffed chicken breast dish.

When you are searching for an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than the poultry case. But if you are feeling stuck in a grilled chicken rut, we have these five easy chicken recipes to help you reinvent your simple weeknight dinners.

Try pairing these easy chicken dinner recipes with seasonal sides, like blistered green beans for summer. The light char and sesame oil dressing goes well with simple grilled chicken, Try a side of mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans with your favorite roast chicken in the fall. The winter might be a lean season for produce, but apple bread stuffing alongside chicken is the perfect easy dinner feast. For spring, look for a light spring herb and mâche salad to accompany your easy chicken dinner recipe.  

Roasted, grilled, baked, and even fried, these easy chicken dinner recipes will satisfy your need for a wholesome home-cooked meal without too much fuss.

Easy Chicken Biryani

This is a chicken biryani dish.

Chicken biryani is a beloved chicken and rice dish in Indian culture. This easy chicken dinner recipe derives its flavor from yogurt, ginger paste, onion, and spices that give it that distinctly warm and comforting flavor.

For the Easy Chicken Biryani recipe, click here.

Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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This is the Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole.

How do you make chicken and rice more comforting? Just add cheese. Make this casserole ahead of time and heat up this easy chicken recipe for a simple dinner solution.

For the Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Easy Feta-Chicken Bake


This is the Easy Feta and Chicken Bake dish.

Ten minutes are all you need to prep a lively Greek-inspired easy chicken dinner recipe with peppers, parsley, and feta cheese.

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Jalapeño Fried Chicken

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This is jalapeño fried chicken.

Buttermilk marinade is the secret to fried chicken that’s tender and juicy. The enzymes in buttermilk act as a natural tenderizer, and the jalapeño provides a nice fresh kick of flavor in this easy chicken dinner recipe. It’s a perfect start for fried chicken, but also works well for grilled foods.

For the Jalapeño Fried Chicken recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Stuffed Chicken Breast

Between the Bread

This is Pumpkin-Stuffed Chicken Breast.

For the ultimate pumpkin dish, prepare this pumpkin-flavored easy chicken dinner recipe. It’s easy to make, and you can serve it as your main dish.

Click here for the Pumpkin Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe.

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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.