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35+ Quick & Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes For Family

Chicken is a very go-to kind of ingredient for nice dinner preparation. Be it fancy or a simple everyday dinner, chicken adds to the essence of the meal itself. In addition, the ingredient and the meat option as a whole are very easy to mesh with any kind of veggies and curries to make it a yummy recipe.

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35+ Healthy & Simple Chicken Dinner Recipes Everyone Will Love

Chicken is a universally liked meat option. But with dinner preparations and around the holidays, something innovative has to be done with the meat. We have the best solution for you! These recipes are edgy and easy to prepare at home. Check them out!

1. Air-Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Image and Recipe from carameltintedlife

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 5 pieces

Chicken drumsticks are a very hands-on dish. Their glazed look is so tasty. This recipe includes around five skin-on chicken legs, some heavenly pats of butter, healthy amounts of butter, and olive oil. The garnishing makes you want to devour the dish. The crispiness of the meat is also very flavorful.

2. Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Image and Recipe from thereciperebel

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 7 hours

No. of Ingredients: 20

Servings: 6

The dumplings developed from steamed chicken but with the twist of being cooked in a slow cooker are just delicious. This comfort food classic recipe is filled with the goodness of veggies, dumplings, and chicken. The latter combination is blended with gravy development from chicken broth. This dish serves as a great chicken dinner starter.

3. Bruschetta Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Image and Recipe from aspicyperspective

Prep time: 12 minutes 

Cooking time: 18 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 4

This delicious-looking recipe exudes beauty and elegance, making it a wholesome meal. The molten mozzarella cheese topped with fresh tomatoes adds to the dish’s flavors. Some herbs, including asparagus and basil, are mixed with balsamic vinegar, adding flavor and health to the plate.

4. Peruvian Baked Chicken and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Image and Recipe from aspicyperspective

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 11

Servings: 8 rolls

Serving chicken dishes is a task in itself. Doing it the right way requires a lot of attention to detail. This roll-up chicken dish prepared from scallions, plantains, bell peppers, and chicken breast is a killer combination. The essence of the cumin and garlic powders, paprika, and dried oregano come together to elevate the beauty and taste of the dish to the next level.

5. Lasagna Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Image and Recipe from kenarry

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 4

Lasagna is a classic dinner recipe. Chicken lasagnas are a delicious option of meat to proceed with. The combined richness of provolone or mozzarella cheese, ricotta, parmesan cheese, and marinara sauce is simply heavenly. All these cheese options come together to give you the most decadent and most delicious tasting chicken lasagna.

6. Tortilla Crusted Chicken Recipe

Image and Recipe from kenarry

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 9

Servings: 4

This is a very easy chicken dinner recipe. This is a simple and conventional dish that you can even develop on a lazy day. It readily serves quite the crowd and fills up the growling stomach. The combination of tortilla chips and chicken breasts is so crusty and crispy that and makes a wholesome and nutritious dinner for your family.

7. Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Image and Recipe from bunsenburnerbakery

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 14

Servings: 4

Orange chicken is one of the most loved chicken recipes across the world. The combination of chicken and orange is the right amount of flavor balance. The acidic and citric essence from the orange juice and its extracts soaks and fills in the flavor of the meaty chicken. Along with the orange marmalade, the dish, on the whole, is a definite hit.

8. Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Image and Recipe from bunsenburnerbakery

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 14

Servings: 6

Mediterranean preparations of chicken are always a treat. They have a unique flavor and make a delicious treat for dinner. These kabobs made of chicken breasts have a rich red pepper flavor and veggies, including zucchinis, onions, and white mushrooms. The marinated chicken pieces absorb the flavors healthily to make the meat supple and delicious.

9. The Best Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Image and Recipe from myorganizedchaos

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 1

Chicken legs are a classic preparation of the meat. This dish, in particular, serves one person per piece and is very budget-friendly. The dish served with potatoes and carrots all baked together is a delight! With a bit of customization on the quantity of butter and poultry seasoning, the dish’s taste can be quickly elevated.

10. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Image and Recipe from myorganizedchaos

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:  45 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 7

Servings:  8

Fried or baked chicken thighs make a fantastic dinner recipe. The dish is easy and simple to prepare and serve. It hardly takes any time to cook either. The flavors obtained on the inside and out are unmatched. The texture with crispy outer layer and flavor make this conventional recipe a ready-winner.

11. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Image and Recipe from 4sonsrus

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 12

Buffalo chicken and pasta prepared together: do we need to say more? This ridiculously delicious chicken recipe is everything you need to serve a hungry crowd! All you have to do is choose your preference of pasta, be it – penne, ziti, or rigatoni, and cook them with rotisserie chicken. The flavors of mustard, lemon juice, and cheese come together to make this very delicious chicken preparation.

12. Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon

Image and Recipe from whatsinthepan

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 17

Servings: 2 cups

These two combinations of meat coming together is a dream. Considering that two different types of meat never work together, chicken acts as a tasty exception. The flavors of two powerful meals and parmesan and heavy cream add to the dish’s richness. Bacon strips and boneless chicken act as the base of this recipe. 

13. Homemade Chicken Sausage

Image and Recipe from cheftariq

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 11

Servings: 12

Wouldn’t you like it if you could prepare chicken sausages at home instead of always having to prepare them from store-bought frozen packets? Worry not; we have the best homemade sausage recipe for you. These sausages can be made with minced chicken, garlic, sumac, red and black pepper, and some heavenly scoops of butter. In addition, you can store them for quite some time and serve them as dinner appetizers.

14. Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

Image and Recipe from chocolateandcarrots

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 5-6

Chicken tenders are a perfect appetizer for a dinner meal. They cover the chicken portion of the meal and enhance the audience’s hunger to devour the rest of the dinner preparation you’ve made. Uniquely prepared from buttermilk, black pepper, paprika, and chicken tenders, these tenders can be baked in a few minutes and served for the audience. 

15. Greek Salad Sandwich Salad

Image and Recipe from kitchentreaty

Prep time: 3 hours

Cooking time: 0

No. of Ingredients: 18

Servings: 4

Made with an excellent option of including so many veggies in the preparation, these salad sandwiches make a wholesome dinner appetizer. The Tzatziki sauce and the sandwich wraps are all prepared with minced chicken, Greek yogurt, and the many veggies promised earlier. The peppermint and garlic flavors make these sandwiches smell and taste amazing!

16. Creamy Tomato Baked Chicken and Pasta

Image and Recipe from heatherchristo

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 18

Servings: 4-6

This tomato-based chicken recipe is developed from a thick red sauce. Along with veggies including peas, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms, coconut milk and pasta options are added. The recipe is baked and served. It is pretty easy to prepare and readily serves around 4-6 people. The dish is such a flavor bomb, and the presentation of the baked recipe I deliciously aesthetic.

17. Crispy Leftover Chicken and Shells Recipe

Image and Recipe from plattertalk

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 6

Servings: 8

Every time chicken is brought home; there’s always a potential for it to remain. Some of the leftovers stay back and give us the trouble of coming over with a new recipe. This recipe is about to put an end to this eternal problem. The pasta shells and cubed chicken pieces come together to make leftover chicken taste heavenly!

18. Crispy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Image and Recipe from littlespicejar

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 6

Chicken casseroles are one of the best homemade recipes. They give you a very at-home feeling and efficiently serve a family. This crispy chicken parmesan casserole recipe is a very appropriate weeknight dinner recipe. It serves as a wholesome and nutritious food preference after a tiring day’s work!

19. Hot Honey Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Image and Recipe from howsweeteats

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 15

Servings: 4

Buffalo Chicken is a universally loved meat option. This particular wrap recipe dressed in tortillas is filled with hot honey buffalo chicken, ranch dressing, and crisp romaine. The dish is meticulously flavored with breadcrumbs, olive oil, lettuce, and blue cheese. And they taste superb together.

20. Chicken Patties

Image and Recipe from natashaskitchen

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 14

This is another unique chicken recipe for dinner. These chicken cakes are prepared from juicy chicken breasts. They mesh with mayonnaise, lemon zest and its extracts, black pepper, and mozzarella cheese. Blended, the above ingredients help you make the tastiest of chicken patties right at home!

21. Maple Mustard Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Image and Recipe from onesweetmess

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 20

Servings: 18-20

If you like innovating in the kitchen, this one is for you. The dish itself is developed from the thick influence of maple syrup. Chicken and maple syrup, you ask! Well, wait till you’re surprised by the delicious taste of your results. Coleslaw mix, maple syrup, mustard, kosher salt, and chicken come together to give you these delicious and innovative chicken recipes presented in lettuce wraps.

22. Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

Image and Recipe from thebigmansworld

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 8

Keto diet followers in the house, this one is for you! Prepared from rotisserie chicken, these chicken dips are super delicious and very easy to make. It could even be a last-minute preparation. With buffalo sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, and blue cheese, this dip is just heavenly to serve for a nice and posh dinner.

23. Easy Cheesy Garlic Baked Chicken

Image and Recipe from mrshappyhomemaker

Prep time: varies

Cooking time: 40 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 9

Servings: varies

Garlic and chicken is a dream combination. Again, chicken innovation is very easy since the meat’s taste works with almost everything. This particular recipe brings together the flavors of garlic, butter, and cheese varieties together with our hero ingredient – chicken breasts. They blend well together and taste exotic

24. Mexican Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Image and Recipe from downshiftology

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 4

This Mexican-influenced chicken recipe already promises flavors and spice. Taking healthy eating seriously, this recipe is dominated by zucchinis. The pico de gallo, cumin, and chicken come together with the vegetable ingredient to make the noodles healthy and delicious simultaneously.

25. Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad

Image and Recipe from layersofhappiness

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 15

Servings: 2

Grilled chicken is another famous option to make the chicken tasteless familiar. The flavors are more foreign and taste better when chicken is grilled. The arugula, cherry tomatoes, black pepper, and cut bacon are all prepared to make the BLT salad tastier with the avocado and grilled chicken domination.

26. Bacon Chicken Ranch Bagel Bites

Image and Recipe from cookingandbeer

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 6

Servings: 8

This is a unique recipe to innovate around the kitchen with chicken. The ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, bacon, and shredded chicken blend give you a wonderful mix of the meat mixture to fill the bites. The viscosity of the ranch and the two different types of meat work wonderfully together. They can be served as a dinner appetizer.

27. Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Image and Recipe from itsyummi

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 12

This instant pot soup is everything you need on a lazy weekday. After a long day at work, this soup is easy to make and refresh you. The coconut milk adds tenderness and softness to the chicken meat. The green chilies, enchilada sauce, and garlic flavors pop up throughout the dish’s recipe.

28. Tomatillo Salad Verde Chicken Breasts

Image and Recipe from creativeculinary

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 4

This recipe is a very exotic and elegant dinner dish based on chicken. To evade the feeling of repeatedly cooking chicken and repeating the flavors, this salad prepared from chicken breasts allows very different flavors to make it healthy and refreshing. The green salsa verde allows the recipe’s flavors to balance well enough. It is easy to prepare and serve a family for dinner quickly.

29. Copycat Panera Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

Image and Recipe from frugalhausfrau

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 2 sandwiches

Chipotle chicken recipes are very tasty. The recipe is simple, yet it tastes so rich and expensive. With the addition of avocado added to the recipe, the elevation of the flavors is neatly done. The peppadew pepper smoked gouda and Chipotle peppers come together to bring you the easiest yet most delicious chicken recipe.

30. Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Image and Recipe from natashaskitchen

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 15

Servings: 8

The pot pie chicken recipe is a classic. The recipe is a cozy evening recipe that you can develop on a lazy day. The pie crust is very cool for the texture itself. This savory dish created at home is very elegant to cook for yourself and relish. The mushrooms, carrots, and chicken stock come together to make this dish very well. 

31. Cajun Chicken Pasta

Image and Recipe from mykitchencraze

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 17

Servings: 5-7

The Cajun chicken recipe is everything you need to prepare an exquisite dinner. The cajun seasoning with the noodles and chicken breasts, broth, cream cheese, bell pepper, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, and red onions create a very healthy recipe aura and make it a very elegant recipe.

32. Skillet French Onion Chicken Breasts

Image and Recipe from healthydelicious

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 4

Skillet chickens are very fancy preparations to serve for dinner. The skillets are prepared with french onions, chicken broth, thyme, Dijon mustard, and gruyere cheese. The combination is effortless and can be blended in the perfect texture with olive oil. The presentation is very aesthetic too!

33. Greek Lemon Chicken and Orzo

Image and Recipe from averiecooks

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 8

The Greek orzo flavors and lemon work together wonderfully. The Italian seasoning, including oregano and the authentic Greek flavors, work together like a dream. The green veggies of cucumbers and spinach add to the healthy aspect of the dish. It is an easy preparation of international cuisine right at home!

34. Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

Image and Recipe from damndelicious

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 8 hours

No. of Ingredients: 17

Servings: 8

Using crock pots to prepare chicken gives the meat’s most authentic taste and essence. The hominy, poblano pepper, cilantro, oregano, and chicken stock come together and elevate the richness of the posole well. The lemon juice poured into the recipe makes it more blended and acidic in the right way.

35. Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Image and Recipe from queenofmykitchen

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 0

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 8

Chicken salads are very underrated. Especially the ones that opt for healthier vegetables. But what if we offer you a solution with more nutritious veggies but also with the promise of excellent taste. The veggies include celery stalks, scallions, and parsley. Also, the flavors from the avocado mayonnaise and greek yogurt bring together the dish’s whole.

36. Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs

Image and Recipe from skinnytaste

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 8

Servings: 5

Chicken thighs are something everyone prefers when it comes to chicken preparation. Almost every diet allows it, and it is an easy and quick preparation after a long and laborious day. In a case like that, this chicken thigh preparation with Asian flavors is something you can quickly cook. The siracha and sodium soy sauce solutions elevate the recipe to the next level.

37. Homemade Chicken Chimichangas

Image and Recipe from therecipecritic

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 12

Servings: 4

This is another recipe that innovates with the meatiness of chicken. And the result can be so good when served for dinner. These chimichangas are prepared from Mexican filling, including Colby jack cheese, green onions, tortillas, and refried beans. The combination of these veggies and the salsa is exceptionally flavorful and unique!

38. Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs

Image and Recipe from thesouthernladycooks

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 14

Servings: 6

Since chicken preparations are widespread, here is a way to make it taste unique yet highly flavorful. Majoring paprika as the prominent flavor and spice of the recipe, the chicken thighs, black pepper, garlic powder, green onions, baby spinach, and heavy cream are brought together with chicken broth. Both the secondary spices and paprika flavors blend to make the recipe taste unique and powerful.

39. Bruschetta Chicken

Image and Recipe from lifeinthelofthouse

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 10

Servings: 4

This is a very classy and easy recipe to prepare. If you are trying to prepare a tasty last-minute recipe, try this! This bruschetta chicken recipe is prepared from boneless chicken breasts, Italian seasoning, garlic, and mozzarella cheese as its primary flavor-providing ingredients. The result looks very delicious, and it can be served as a main for dinner.

40. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Image and Recipe from centslessdeals

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

No. of Ingredients: 6

Servings: 12

These pot pies are developed from chicken soup, pound chicken, and fresh vegetables. These pot pies can be served for a fancy dinner at your place and still make chicken a unique addition to the meal even though it is common. These pot pies’ flavors, essence, and taste are super tasty and elegant.

This selection of Chicken Dinner recipes is innovative and unique. They are a refreshing alternative to the infinite options of chicken recipes that are conventional and everything kind. So try them all this season and enjoy these recipes with your loved ones. With various presentations exuding elegance and sophistication, these recipes are the best!

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