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I’ve rounded up more than 75 reader favorite easy chicken recipes for you. They’re all delicious, family approved, and perfect for dinner!

We eat a lot of chicken in my house. It’s often my go to protein since everyone loves it and its so versatile. Chicken breasts and thighs are typically the most popular options but I also have recipes for wings and even a whole chicken.

Scroll through for plenty of incredible chicken dinner inspiration.

Baked Chicken Recipes

Everyone loves baked chicken. My personal favorite is Baked Feta Chicken. It cooks in a cast iron skillet in the absolute dreamiest sauce of feta and tomatoes. I promise if you serve this one to guests or family they’ll be asking for more.


Baked Feta Chicken

This easy chicken dish is sure to become a favorite in your home! The chicken is so flavorful and bakes in the dreamiest feta sauce with plenty of tomatoes and garlic. A truly restaurant-quality entree you’ll want to make again and again!
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Almond Crusted Ranch Chicken

The almond breading on this baked chicken includes plenty of seasonings and dried herbs! Every bite is delicious and low carb.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

These Easy Chicken Enchiladas are quick enough to assemble on a weeknight. You’ll really be a fan of the chicken and cream cheese filling!
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Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs

This easy recipe shows you how to bake perfectly seasoned bone-in or boneless chicken thighs. You’ll love the flavors of lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs.
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Orange Herb Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

This roasted chicken is simply flavored with fresh ingredients like orange, rosemary, and thyme. Then it’s browned to golden perfection along with thinly sliced potatoes.
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Baked Almond Chicken Nuggets

These crispy chicken nuggets are easy to make, use almond flour for the breading, and are baked instead of fried!
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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Let's talk about a chicken dish that wows! I'll show you how to roast chicken with this recipe. It looks and tastes divine. Plus it will make your kitchen smell like heaven.
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Buffalo Chicken Bites

These chicken bites are breaded in almond flour and seasonings, baked to crispy perfection, and then tossed in an easy homemade buffalo sauce.
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Easy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

These salsa verde enchiladas are flavorful and easy enough to make on busy weeknights! With shredded chicken, salsa verde, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and a few seasonings, this is a quick entree everyone will want again and again.
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Surprise! I also have several baked chicken wing recipes we can’t forget. Click on any of these below for wings that will have you licking your fingers, friend.

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes

Sheet pan meals are the easiest solution on a busy weeknight when you want dinner fast! These recipes feature chicken and at least one side. Everything cooks together on a single pan in the oven.

My favorite is the Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Broccoli. It uses store-bought pesto and my kids love the mozzarella on top of each chicken breast. Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken is also a longtime reader favorite you should definitely try!


Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Broccoli

This easy sheet pan chicken meal comes together quickly with chicken breasts, broccoli, pesto, and melty mozzarella. This is a family favorite dinner even the kids will love!
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

This sheet pan meal includes chicken and an assortment of colorful vegetables. Everything roasts together for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner option!
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Sweet Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken

Chicken thighs slathered in an easy sweet mustard sauce and baked with roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts! What's not to love?
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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

Chicken, cashews, broccoli, red pepper, and the tastiest 4-ingredient sauce ever. This is one of my most popular recipes. Serve over rice!
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Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken Dinner

This chicken dinner is simple, light, and easy because everything roasts on one pan. This one is for the lemon lovers!
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Easy Baked Chicken and Vegetables

Whip up this marinated chicken with broccoli, zucchini, and red onion for a quick meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes. It’s easy, healthy, and flavorful! Serve over white rice, cauliflower rice, or roasted potatoes.
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry

This stir fry is actually made on a sheet pan and it’s fully loaded with veggies! Top with sriracha before serving and you’re going to be oh so very happy with this light but very satisfying meal.
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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for a hearty entree that’s big on flavor and shockingly good for you you’re going to love this low carb casserole. This one is made in a baking dish and not on a sheet pan, but I'm sneaking it in here because it is a complete meal so you really need to know about it!
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Skillet Chicken Entrees

These entrees are all made on the stovetop in a skillet. While they’re all yummy, the Healthy Bruschetta Chicken is extra special thanks to the tomato basil topping! My Coconut Lime Chicken is another popular option. I get so many messages about the sauce!


Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Chicken

Sautéed chicken breasts with vibrant flavors like sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, and capers. It’s ready in under 30 minutes, healthy, and includes an amazing sauce!
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Healthy Chicken Marsala

If you love saucy chicken you’ll be a big fan of this healthier version! Seasoned chicken breasts simmer in a rich mushroom sauce. Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli, cauliflower rice, or traditional rice.
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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

This sautéed chicken is well seasoned, stuffed with gooey mozzarella, and simmers in a simple tomato sauce. Adults and kids alike go crazy for this entree that looks complicated but is so easy to make!
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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are ready in about 30 minutes (plus time to marinate the chicken). A perfect weeknight dinner that can be served so many ways!
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Pineapple Ginger Chicken

The sauce for this chicken is thick, sweet, and absolutely incredible. You’re going to be obsessed with the combination of pineapple and ginger!
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Easy Chicken Curry

This curry chicken is rich, flavorful, and absolutely delicious! The prep is minimal but the flavor is big. You’ll love the end result after everything simmers and thickens. Ladle it all over cauliflower rice or traditional rice when you’re ready to eat!
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Creamy Herb Mushroom Chicken

These chicken thighs simmer in a creamy mushroom sauce. Serve over white rice, cauliflower rice, or roasted potatoes.
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Balsamic Peach Skillet Chicken

This balsamic peach chicken is a little sweet, a little tangy, and a whole lot of good! Serve over traditional rice or cauliflower rice for an easy dinner that everyone will love.
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Almond Chicken Cutlets

These perfectly crispy chicken cutlets are made with an almond flour breading! They may be low carb but they have all the satisfaction and crunch of classically breaded chicken.
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Chicken in Mushroom Gravy

Oh you’re going to love these tender chunks of chicken sautéed in a rich mushroom gravy. Enjoy over rice (traditional or cauliflower) or mashed potatoes! It’s so good and simple. Ready in only 25 minutes!
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Coconut Lime Chicken

I get so many messages on instagram about this chicken! The light and creamy sauce includes a bright burst of lime flavor!
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Sautéed Chicken in Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

If you're a fan of red peppers you'll be a fan of the sauce in this entree. Serve it over noodles, zoodles, spaghetti squash or with roasted veggies!
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Avocado Salsa Chicken

Beautifully seasoned sautéed chicken is topped with an easy avocado salsa in this quick entree! Ready in only 20 minutes!
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Healthy Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta chicken contains many of the flavors you love from traditional bruschetta but now you can enjoy it for dinner!
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Creamy Mustard Chicken

This quick skillet chicken is perfect for all the mustard lovers out there! Ready in only 15 minutes with a simple creamy mustard sauce! Serve over cauliflower or traditional rice for a tasty entree.
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Chicken

This sautéed chicken smothered with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic is an incredible entree that’s surprisingly easy to make. Ready in just 20 minutes!
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Quick Garlic Chicken Cutlets

Try this beauty if you love garlic as much as I do! This is the entree you need when you’re short on time and ingredients! Serve with a side of tasty veggies or over pasta.
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Chicken Stir Fry + One Pot Meal Recipes

If you’re looking for delicious meals you can make in one pot, you’ll love these recipes! Everything cooks in one skillet on the stovetop. These recipes are packed full of flavor but require minimal work and clean up! The 15-Minute Italian Chicken and Peas is a sleeper hit that readers rave about! It’s just so fast!


Easy Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry

This low carb stir fry is loaded with chicken, green beans, and cabbage. It’s healthy, simply seasoned, and ready in only 30 minutes!
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Skillet Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Fan of brussels sprouts? Try this simple dinner you can whip up in 25 minutes! Pair it with another veggie or serve it over traditional rice or cauliflower rice for a meal that will have you tempted to lick the plate.
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15-Minute Italian Chicken and Peas

This simple dish of beautifully seasoned chicken and peas is the meal solution you’re looking for when you’re short on time but want something tasty and healthy!
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Oregano Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Chicken and potatoes sauté together in this easy skillet meal. Fresh oregano, lemon, and garlic flavor every bite!
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Chicken Soup Recipes

It’s hard to find a cozier dish than a chicken soup. I have many soup recipes which feature chicken. Some are hearty and some are light. Peruse this list and find the one that best satisfies your current craving!


30 Minute Chicken Taco Soup

Easy ingredient list, fast cooking time, and tons of flavor! Chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, and a flavorful tomato broth. This is a quick soup everyone in the family will happily devour.
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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

This wholesome chicken noodle soup is ready in only 25 minutes! To save time we use store-bought rotisserie or leftover chicken. Perfect for sick days at home or just when you’re craving comfort food on a chilly evening.
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Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Stew

This stew is rich, thick, and filled with tender meat and veggies. It's the perfect meal for chilly evenings and sure to become part of your regular dinner rotation. 
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Instant Pot Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This easy soup is loaded with veggies, chunks of chicken, and seasoning to give you plenty of flavor in very little time. A perfect solution when you’re craving comfort food but want to still keep things healthy!
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Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

The flavor in this 30 minute soup comes from store-bought salsa verde. Simple ingredients plus big flavor!
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Chicken and Rice Soup

Enjoy my take on a classic chicken and rice soup. It's healthy and so comforting on a chilly evening.
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30 Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Soup

This 30 Minute Lemon Chicken Soup is rich in flavor but incredibly light and easy to throw together! The lemony broth is packed with veggies and chicken.
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Spicy Chipotle Chicken Chili

This isn't your standard chili! This one brings the heat! It’s got a punch of flavor that’s perfect for my chipotle lovers and ready in 30 minutes.
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Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup

You’ll love this low carb version of a classic chicken and rice soup. It’s loaded with veggies and ready in about 30 minutes!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Dinner in a bowl? That’s still light on calories and full of good for you ingredients? If that makes you as happy as it does me you’re going to love this Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup!
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. Throw everything in the slow cooker and let it simmer until you’re ready to eat!
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Soup is a fast meal that brings the heat! Plus it cooks in only ten minutes!
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Slow Cooker + Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

The slow cooker and the instant pot make it easy to prepare healthy meals with minimal work. Just add the ingredients and let them work their magic!


Slow Cooker Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Your weeknight dinner problems are solved thanks to this easy creamy chicken entree. Just add everything to your slow cooker and let it work it’s magic! Serve over rice to take full advantage of the delicious sauce.
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Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

This slow cooker shredded chicken is incredibly versatile and easy. It’s a great protein to add to your weeknight meal rotation! You can use it for meal prep or add it to any other recipe that calls for shredded or pulled chicken.
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Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Chicken

If you’re needing a simple and versatile entree you’re really going to be a fan of this Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Chicken. It requires just a few ingredients and can be served so many different ways!
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken

This creamy, saucy, and flavorful chicken is so easy to make in your instant pot. Serve on traditional rice or cauliflower rice to take advantage of every drop of the rich tomato sauce.
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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This shredded chicken cooks quickly in the Instant Pot and is so incredibly versatile! Enjoy with veggies, over rice, in tacos, or for meal prep. You really can serve it up limitless ways!
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Slow Cooker Shredded Pineapple Chicken

This easy pineapple chicken cooks in your slow cooker for a delicious entree you can serve over rice, veggies, or even in a sandwich!
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Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

These air fryer chicken recipes are fast, easy, and made with very little oil! I’m obsessed with the Yogurt Marinated Air Fryer Chicken and bet you will be too. I love to make the Air Fryer Chicken Breasts for meal prep.


Yogurt Marinated Air Fryer Chicken

This easy yogurt marinated chicken is made in the air fryer but it can also be made on the grill or in the oven. The marinade includes greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and the perfect blend of simple seasonings. It’s so light and flavorful!
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Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables

This healthy air fryer chicken and vegetables meal is quick and tasty. Ready in just 25 minutes!
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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

The air fryer is the easiest and fastest way to get perfectly cooked chicken breasts. They’ll be delicious for tonight’s dinner or for meal prep!
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Grilled Chicken Recipes

Grilling is an easy way to prepare healthy chicken entrees while enjoying some time in the sunshine. These grilling recipes are flavorful, family friendly, and perfect for entertaining!


Grilled Garlic Balsamic Chicken Kabobs

These grilled chicken kabobs are delicious and easy to make! The chicken marinates in an easy garlic balsamic marinade and cooks on skewers with zucchini, squash, and onion.
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The Best Ground Chicken Burgers

This is the best ground chicken burger you’ll ever make. Loaded with flavor, so delicious, and easy!
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Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken

This Italian Marinated Chicken is so easy to throw together and can be served up so many ways! And that homemade dressing is going to become a favorite!
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Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

These easy chicken and pineapple kabobs are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This is one delicious summertime entree!
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Avocado Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

This marinated grilled chicken is served with a homemade chunky avocado topping that always impresses! An easy entree that tastes incredible!
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Grilled Fajita Chicken

It’s hot outside and that means more meals should include juicy grilled chicken. This fajita flavored version includes an easy marinade. Trust me, you do not need to be a grilling expert to make this delicious and healthy entree!
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Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken

Dinner has never looked so summery or tasted as good. This Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken is a colorful entree that is sure to impress!
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Balsamic Peach Chicken Kabobs

Balsamic Peach Chicken Kabobs include an easy marinade, tender chicken, fresh peaches, basil, and a drizzle of yummy balsamic glaze. This is the perfect entree for entertaining during the warmer months!
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Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

You’ll love the simple lemon marinade on this grilled chicken! It’s so easy, bright, and flavorful.
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Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken

This Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken is tangy with a hit of chipotle seasoning that you’re going to really taste! I bet you’ll love the easy marinade!
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Avocado Mango Chicken

This grilled or sautéed chicken smothered in a delicious avocado mango salsa is the perfect balance of savory and sweet. It’s a healthy entree that really wows!
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Ultimate Marinated Grilled Chicken

This Ultimate Marinated Grilled Chicken is the absolute best grilled chicken and made with only good for you ingredients. You’re going to love how flavorful it is thanks to an easy marinade!
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Dinner Salads with Chicken

A veggie-packed salad with chicken is a super way to get plenty of greens into your diet. These salads are simple and loaded with fun toppings! Use leftover chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make them extra fast to prepare.


Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Chicken

This gorgeous summer salad is all about the crunchy sweetness of dried blueberries paired with the creaminess of goat cheese.
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Ranch Chicken Chopped Salad

This chopped salad really shines thanks to ranch seasoned chicken, romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, green onion, and pistachios!
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Lemon Chicken Cobb Salad

This Lemon Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with apples, cucumbers, red onion, avocado, hard boiled eggs, chicken, and a super quick lemon vinaigrette!
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Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad

This Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad is spicy thanks to an easy homemade buffalo sauce plus it’s packed with crunchy veggies!
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