10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Your Meal Plan

10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Your Meal Plan

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Kelli Foster
Sep 3, 2017
Chicken and Kale Sauté
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When your top meal plan criteria is dinner that comes together with no fuss, grab a pack of chicken and look no further than these one-pot meals. For the uninitiated, "one-pot" is code for simple and easy. It's your cue that the whole meal, everything from the chicken to the sides to the sauce, comes together in a single pot or skillet. From burrito bowls to weeknight chili, these 10 one-pot chicken dinners come with the promise of easy cooking and cleanup.

1. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

Salty Parmesan, a splash of white wine, and squeeze of lemon join forces to turn boneless chicken breast and hearty kale into a wholesome one-skillet dinner with a fancy flair.

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2. Chorizo Chicken Chili

Boneless chicken thighs are partnered with spicy chorizo and two types of beans for a bold weeknight chili that comes together in just 30 minutes.

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

This is the easy version of teriyaki you want to keep by your side at all times. It's an all-in-one dinner packed with juicy chicken, tender vegetables, toothsome rice, and an easy homemade teriyaki sauce that comes together in one pot.

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4. Chicken Saltimbocca with Spinach and Potatoes

This dish starts off with crisp, tender potato rounds and soft bundles of garlicky spinach, which creates the base for the herbed chicken that's covered with salty prosciutto and melted cheese.

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5. One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Packed with creamy chicken, tender long-grain rice, peas, and cheese, this one-pot casserole is pure comfort food that will please the whole family.

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6. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

Swap your roasting pan or skillet for a Dutch oven the next time you make a whole chicken. Then cook it in a pool of fragrant coconut milk, lemongrass, and warm spices.

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7. Braised Chicken Thighs with Bell Peppers and Onions

This weeknight braise shows you how easy it is to turn a pack of humble chicken thighs, a few peppers, and onions into a delicious meal you won't forget anytime soon.

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8. Tuscan Chicken Skillet

With every bite of this skillet dinner, there's something new to get excited about. Whether it's the caramelized mushrooms, the sweet sun-dried tomatoes, the tender white beans, the juicy chicken, or whatever combination of those four you happen to scoop up with your fork, there's nothing but good flavor happening here.

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9. Rotisserie Chicken Coconut Curry Soup

Inspired by slow-simmered chicken soup, this version comes together in a pinch with the help of rotisserie chicken, and gets a big pop of flavor from red curry paste, lime juice, and cilantro.

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10. One-Pan BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Burrito bowls don't get any easier than this version, where the chicken and rice simmer together in a tomato-spiked broth. Don't forget to top your bowl with plenty of Greek yogurt and guac.

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