10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights

10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights

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Sheela Prakash
Jun 7, 2018
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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 them all together. And pull out the paper plates to eat (we won't tell) if you really want minimal cleanup.

1. 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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2. One-Pot BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

The only thing better than burrito bowls for dinner is when the whole meal — from the tangy BBQ chicken to the rice and beans — comes together in a single pot on the stovetop, with 30 minutes on the clock.

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3. Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

This soup has it all — tender chicken, chunky carrots, wisps of wilted spinach, bite-sized pillows of pasta and cheese — and it's totally doable to make on a weeknight after work.

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4. One-Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken & Rice

This stovetop rice casserole has juicy chicken cooked right in tender rice that's fragrant with lots of spices and black pepper.

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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. Easy One-Pot Chicken Taco Soup

This smoky, spiced chicken taco-meets-soup dinner clocks in at just 30 minutes, and is totally doable when you get home from work.

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9. 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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10. 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.

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

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