10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes

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Sheela Fiorenzo
Jun 11, 2018
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't matter, though, because if you bring the two together you have easy eating at its very best.

These 10 recipes come together quickly in a single skillet and many of them are complete meals. From a saucy French mustard number to sticky-sweet firecracker chicken, here are the recipes to know.

1. Creamy French Mustard Chicken

Using both classic Dijon and whole-grain mustard means you get all the creamy goodness of the former with just the right bit of crunch and texture from the latter.

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2. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

A big splash of white wine not only helps the kale wilt in the skillet, but it also ensures the chicken breast will stay nice and moist.

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3. Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs

This just might be the smartest way to cook chicken thighs: Start them skin-side down in a cold skillet so the skin crisps up. Then crank up the heat and roast them until just cooked through.

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4. Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Think of this as grown-up cream of mushroom chicken. It ditches the can for a quick homemade sauce that's seasoned with lots of garlic and Parmesan.

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5. Easy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

This glossy chicken hits all the flavor notes — sweet, spicy, and extra savory. It's wise to serve it over rice since there's lots of good sauce to be had.

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6. White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip

Yes, you can absolutely make this warm, gooey dip for dinner. Serve it with plenty of tortilla chips and a green salad on the side, just for good measure.

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7. Chicken Saltimbocca with Spinach and Potatoes

Since prosciutto is nice and fatty, when you layer it on chicken cutlets some of the fat seeps into the meat, so it's extra moist and flavorful.

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8. Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner

What makes this complete meal extra special is that the rice is simmered in coconut milk, so it's gets sweet and fragrant and becomes a nice contrast to the spiced meat.

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9. Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet

This orzo skillet is almost risotto-like since the pasta releases some of its starches into the pan while it cooks to create a creamy sauce.

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10. Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

While chicken pot pie is usually reserved for leisurely weekends, this streamlined version is a weeknight dream, thanks to a bag of frozen mixed veggies and store-bought pie crust.

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