9 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

Get a chicken dinner on the table in a flash

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Chicken breasts get a bad rap for being dry and inedible, but that’s only the case when you don’t have a tried-and-true recipe to get you through those nights when you just want a home-cooked meal and a glass of wine.

Some nights just don’t allow for the gourmet cuisine of your favorite celebrity chef. After a busy day at work, the kids are howling, and you just need dinner on the table in a flash. That is precisely why so many people rely on the easy-to-make chicken breast.

Chicken breasts get a bad rap for being dry and inedible, but that’s only the case when you don’t have a tried-and-true recipe to get you through those nights when you just want a home-cooked meal and a glass of wine. Try different techniques to spice up your usual routine. This ingredient is easily grilled, stir-fried, baked, and poached to make one easy and delicious dinner.

For some recipes to rely on to make sure dinner lands on the table quickly, look no further than The Daily Meal’s nine favorite easy chicken breast recipes.

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu


Cristina De Guzman


Chicken cordon bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish that was developed by chefs in the United States in an effort to imitate stuffed meat dishes from Europe. "Cordon bleu," which means "blue ribbon" in French, has chicken, cheese such as Gruyère or Swiss, and prosciutto or ham as the basic ingredients.

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Baked Chicken Topped with Cranberry Sauce


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No need to wait until Thanksgiving to use cranberry sauce as a topping. Try it on this baked chicken recipe.

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Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese


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The fall flavor combination of pears and blue cheese brings a seasonal element to an otherwise simple chicken dish.

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Baked Panko Crusted Chicken Breast


Jessica Chou


This easy baked chicken dinner is deliciously light and perfect for any weather.

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Easy Feta-Chicken Bake


ATHENOS


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

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Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken


Elana Amsterdam


When the weather is nice and warm, one of the best things to do is take your cooking outdoors. This easy chicken recipe will get dinner on the table in a flash, and the best part is, it's gluten-free.

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Pumpkin Stuffed Chicken Breast


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

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Ricotta Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts


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It is simple, but this recipe jazzes up chicken in a fun Italian way and will earn you many compliments.

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Spicy Baked Chicken


Yasmin Fahr


Don't let the spices in this dish scare you away — if you have them in your pantry, then this is a quick, satisfying, and easy dish to make for dinner. You can eat the chicken breast as is or serve it with rice, toasted pita bread, or turn it in to a baked chicken sandwich (great for if there are leftovers).

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