6 Quick Chicken Recipes

Weeknight dinners can still be delicious, and these quick chicken recipes combine speed, affordability, and flavor into one meal

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Use leftover chicken and veggies for these flavorful kebabs.

A quick dinner doesn’t have to be any less fabulous then a meal that requires hours of preparation and cooking. We love chicken for quick weeknight dinners because of its fast cooking times, nutritious qualities, and affordability.

There are so many ways to go when choosing the perfect quick chicken recipe. Mix up a creative marinade that pairs unusual flavors like ginger and orange juice, brine your chicken in buttermilk to keep it moist when deep-frying, or baste your chicken in a flavorful barbecue sauce; the choices abound.

Whether you prefer dark meat or white, these quick chicken recipes will make dinnertime something to look forward to. Try changing up your usual dinner routine with this diverse list of quick chicken recipes. Don’t be afraid to make a little extra — these dishes are just the kinds of leftovers you want in your fridge.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts

Ashley Fahr

This a spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast.

This easy and flavorful weeknight meal takes about 25 minutes to put together. Treat yourself to an elegant and simple quick chicken recipe that combines the fantastic flavors of feta cheese, slightly bitter spinach, and toasted pine nuts with moist chicken breasts. 

For the Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts recipe, click here.

Crunchy Garlic Chicken Breast

Jane Bruce

This is a crunchy chicken dish.

This is a simple, quick chicken recipe that can be thrown together in a hurry, and I like to serve it atop dressed greens like chicken paillard. You can use pre-made breadcrumbs, but it's even better if you have a stale baguette to slice up and toss in a food processor.

For the Crunchy Garlic Chicken Breast recipe, click here.

Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Whole Foods Market

These are chicken and vegetable kebabs.

These kabobs are an easy quick chicken recipe to portion for a crowd, and they’re customizable to taste. Plus, the honey mustard marinade keeps the chicken from drying out on the grill.

For the Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs recipe, click here.

Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast


This is a lemon crusted chicken dish.

This quick chicken recipe is perfect for topping a light and healthy salad; it has lots of lemon flavor and an irresistible crunch.

For the Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast recipe, click here.

Ranchero Chicken and Rice

Del Monte Foods Corporate

This is a ranchero chicken dish.

This quick chicken recipe is a Tex-Mex take on chicken and rice with a few additions, like chopped tomatoes, chipotle chiles, corn, and cumin.

For the Ranchero Chicken and Rice recipe, click here.

Really Juicy Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach

Dan Jones

This is the Really Juicy Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach dish.

This style of cooking chicken breast mimics a sous vide method. First you gently poach the chicken, then you finish it in the frying pan for a chicken breast that is both juicy and crisp. But don’t let the method deter you — this quick chicken recipe will be on the table in half an hour.

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