Chicken — it’s cheap, it’s filling, and when it’s boneless, it is the ultimate solution for a quick weeknight dinner. Don’t struggle with what to cook when you get home from a long day at work; instead, lean on this trusty ingredient to get dinner on the table fast.
Boneless chicken breasts don’t have to be boring. Banish dry, flavorless chicken from the table by following these two simple rules: season well and pound to an even thickness. If roasting
or baking, add vegetables
to the pan to make an easy one-dish meal. Clean-up couldn’t be simpler!
If you are feeling stuck in a chicken rut, take a gander at our picks for a quick weeknight dinner. This collection of recipes includes something for everyone, from Mediterranean-inspired dishes to superfood-packed quinoa-stuffed boneless chicken breasts. You and your family won’t be disappointed at dinnertime.
Baked Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast
This easy baked chicken dinner
is deliciously light and perfect for any season.
For the Baked Panko Crusted Chicken Breast recipe, click here.
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts
This is an easy and flavorful weeknight meal that takes about 25 minutes to put together. Treat yourself to an elegant-looking yet simple dish 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
This is a simple dish that can be thrown together quickly, 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.
Lemon Crusted Chicken Breast
This easy and delicious baked chicken
breast 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.
Quinoa-Stuffed Chicken Breast
Quinoa is just as satisfying as carbs, but it's packed with protein and nine essential amino acids. It's gluten-free
and easy to digest, making it great for a healthy diet.
For the Quinoa-Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe, click here.
Really Juicy Chicken Breasts with Garlic Spinach
This style of cooking the 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.
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Slow-Cooked Chicken Breasts with Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce
This is a super simple dish, yet it's fancy enough to serve to company. They don't need to know that you threw it all in the Crock-Pot before work... Set it and forget it! Try serving this over buttered parsley egg
noodles and a side of broccolini. A tasty and satisfying one-pot meal doesn't really get any easier than this.
For the Slow-Cooked Chicken Breasts with Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce recipe, click here.
Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms
The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day of work is make a complicated, time-consuming recipe for dinner. But on the other hand, sometimes takeout from your favorite Chinese joint or a slice of pizza
just won't do. Enter this recipe, which puts dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.
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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.