80+ Recipes That Will Cure Your Chicken Breast Boredom
Chicken breasts are one of the most popular dinner proteins — and for good reason. They’re not too expensive, and they’re simple and easy to cook. But even if you’ve been cooking chicken for years (maybe especially if you have), some days your go-to recipe can feel a little rote. If you (or your family) are starting to feel a little less than enthusiastic when the plates hit the table, it’s time to switch things up.
And we have recipes aplenty so you can serve up your favorite chicken breasts dozens of different ways — from oven-baked to sous vide to chicken parmesan made in the air fryer. Most of them are weeknight-ready, and all of them are delicious. Here are more than 80 chicken breast recipes to ensure dinner time is never boring.
Essential “How To” Chicken Breast Recipes
For the most straightforward, never-fail chicken breast recipes, start here. These basic guides will teach you how to cool the protein simply, whether in the oven, in a skillet, poached, and beyond.
Skillet Chicken Breast Recipes
A trusty skillet is the secret to a quick chicken breast dinner. Toss a few other goodies into the pan, such as veggies or a creamy sauce, and it quickly becomes the star of the dinner table.
Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes
One of the most fun things you can do with chicken breasts is stuff them. It’s much less fussy to do than you might think and you’re rewarded with a gooey, melty, cheesy center.
Oven-Baked Chicken Recipes
Turn on the oven and your chicken breasts are sure to be cooked up just right. There are so many routes you can take here, whether you go for nuggets or a simple sheet pan dinner.
Dinner Salads and Bowls
The easiest way to turn a salad or bowl into dinner is to add protein-packed chicken. These recipes prove it.
Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes
When the weather is nice, grilling your chicken breasts is always the right answer. You can even turn them into a complete meal by preparing them in a foil packet with a mix of vegetables.
Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes
Whether you’re on Team Slow Cooker, Team Instant Pot, Team Air Fryer, or a mix of all three, you know these appliances are great at preparing chicken breasts without much hassle. Definitely keep these recipes close by to add to your rotation.