10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights

10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights

Sheela Prakash
May 21, 2017
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The best weeknight dinners are the ones that require the least amount of cleanup. At the end of a busy day, no one really wants to be standing over the sink for longer than they have to, right? These 10 chicken-centric recipes are weeknight gold, as they only call for one single pot to pull it all together. Pull out the paper plates to eat (we won't tell) if you really want minimal cleanup.

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1. How To Make Classic Chicken Marsala at Home

Drop any perceptions that you may have about chicken marsala: This is not a complicated restaurant dish! It's actually incredibly easy to make, simple enough for a weeknight, and impressive enough for a dinner party.

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2. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

Braising a whole chicken in coconut milk makes it incredibly sweet and tender. If you're willing to take out another pot, make some rice because the sauce is so good you're going to want to spread the love.

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3. Chorizo and Chicken Chili

Spicy chorizo sausage and smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes bump up the volume on this chicken chili. Flat flavor? Not here.

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4. Spring Vegetable and Chicken Braise

This quick, light braise is perfect for those nights when you're craving something comforting but don't want to be weighed down.

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5. Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons

This fragrant dish with cinnamon and ginger is made extra special by the addition of preserved lemon, which adds tangy sweetness to every bite.

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6. One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This one-pot dinner is comfort food at its very best. It's creamy and rich, but dotted with green peas to make it feel just wholesome enough.

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7. Chinese No-Clay-Pot Chicken with Soy & Ginger

This Chinese restaurant favorite with soy, ginger, mushrooms, and smoked sausage is actually quite simple to make at home. It also definitely doesn't require a clay pot.

8. Easy One-Pot Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables and Rice

Feel free to use a mix of any of your favorite vegetables in this one-pot chicken teriyaki. Snow peas and broccoli are classic, but asparagus and sugar snap peas are also great.

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9. Chicken and Dumplings

This Southern dish — shredded chicken in a creamy broth with tender dumplings — is a staple one-pot dinner for many. It's a dish that's as rich as it is homey.

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10. Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint Pesto

While this braised chicken dinner is already bright-tasting because of the lemon in it, finishing it with mint pesto makes it taste exceptionally fresh.

What's your go-to one-pot chicken dinner?

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