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
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.
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Crunchy Garlic Chicken Breast
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.
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Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs
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 quick chicken recipe is perfect for topping
a light and healthy salad
; it has lots of lemon flavor and an irresistible crunch.
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Ranchero Chicken and Rice
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.
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Really Juicy Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach
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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