Chicken breast is a solid staple on the weeknight dinner table, and for good reason: It's quick to prepare and endlessly adaptable. These 15 recipes prove this point. They suit whatever you mood — whether you're craving soup, stir-fry, salad, or pizza — and come together without fuss in a flash.
This Thai-inspired stir-fry is extra savory, just a touch sweet, and filled with colorful vegetables.
Your Instant Pot is the perfect tool for cooking juicy chicken breasts when you're really pressed for time. You can aim for firm-but-juicy chicken for cubing, or let it cook a little bit longer for tender shredded chicken.
What makes this recipe stand out is that it eschews the bottle of ranch dressing for a quick homemade version that's brightened with fresh herbs and made tangy with Greek yogurt.
This salad calls for cooked chicken breast, so it's a great way to use last night's leftovers — toss the meat in barbecue sauce and it's given new life.
When chicken breast boredom sets in, pizza is a great answer. This one is slathered with pesto, loaded with mozzarella, and finished with chunks of chicken and juicy cherry tomatoes. It takes less than 20 minutes to pull off too!
The secret to this game-changing chicken is Wondra flour, an extra-fine flour that ensures a light and crispy crust.
White wine helps tenderize the meat while also lending flavor in this fast yet fancy dinner. It's great over everything from spaghetti to rice and even just on its own.
While stuffed chicken breast might seem fussy for a busy weeknight, making it is actually quite simple. Bonus: The chicken cooks more quickly and evenly this way.
The chicken breasts are poached in the soup before they're shredded and stirred back in. This ensures they stay extra moist and that they pick up all the flavor from the broth.
This is the kind of simple chicken breast dinner that the whole family can easily agree on. It's also worth making extra of to use in sandwiches and on salads for the week's lunches.
The bruschetta topping for this fresh chicken dinner can be made the night before — just let it come to room temperature before using it.
A crust of almond meal not only keeps these unique chicken fingers gluten-free, but it also adds great nutty flavor.
This recipe serves two but can easily be doubled, if needed — just use a large skillet to broil the chicken and pasta instead.
While it's worth the extra few minutes it takes to make the pesto yourself for this salad, if you're really crunched for time, the stuff from the store can definitely be substituted.
Top these comforting chicken burrito bowls with whatever you like, but we highly suggest diced avocado and dollops of salsa and sour cream.