There’s a reason boneless chicken breast recipes are a staple of any good weeknight dinner arsenal. Chicken happens to be a super versatile, crowd-pleasing main, that’s full of protein and other nutrients that we need every day! When you’re looking for an easy (but satisfying) weeknight meal to whip up, look no further than our best chicken breast recipes.
From tasty finger foods to healthy salads, this lean protein can be used for so many delicious recipes — which is precisely why we can't get enough of America's top bird. The best part? This juicy white meat is actually healthy (just one more reason that it’s the ruler of the roost when it comes to easy recipes). In fact, chicken breast nutrition is quite impressive: one 3.5 oz serving boasts a whopping 31 g of protein. Another bonus? Chicken is easy (and speedy) to cook, especially when it comes to boneless and skinless breast.
Of course, with so many ways to prepare chicken breast, it's all too easy to get stuck rotating the same couple of recipes over and over again. That's why we've rounded up some of the best quick and easy options that use the bird in fresh new ways, including hearty sandwiches, filling salads, tacos, sautés and more. Whether you're going for a comforting, healthy soup or a filling pasta recipe, thanks to these recipes, you’ll be sitting down to a winning chicken dinner in no time at all!
Extra-crispy chicken schnitzel smothered in your choice of 3 bright, colorful toppers is an easy weeknight meal that tastes like something from a restaurant.
Get the Chicken Schnitzel, 3 Ways recipe.
Juicy chicken breast is paired with sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme in this simple 2 step recipe.
Get the Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes recipe.
This bowl of creamy goodness is bursting with lemon.
Fajitas have never been easier than in this one-pan recipe, loaded with juicy chicken, peppers and onions with smoky adobo.
Get the Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe.
Ready in around 30 minutes, this one-pan chicken and veggie dish brings the heat!
Switch up your usual veggie side with roasted artichokes for a tangy contrast to sautéed chicken.
This pan of cheesy goodness is perfect for busy weeknights.
Get the Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan recipe.
Dinner and a snack in one! BBQ-flavored chips give a crunchy and delicious crust in this recipe.
Get the BBQ Chip Chicken recipe.
Refreshing and filling, pack this chicken salad on your next picnic for a crowd-pleasing favorite.
Get the Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe.
With only 5 ingredients, this creamy chicken dish packs in the flavor!
Get the Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe.
Every component of this delicious meal can be cooked quickly and easily in your air fryer.
Get the Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken recipe.
Expand your culinary horizons with this traditional Hungarian chicken dish.
Get the Chicken Paprikash recipe.
Brown and roast chicken breasts for some juicy protein in this classic Cobb salad.
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This delicious, healthy soup is full of your favorite Mediterranean flavors.
Get the Greek Lemon Chicken Soup recipe.
A side salad full of orzo and fresh veggies perfectly complements this golden-brown seared chicken.
As if you need any more reason to make this flavorful Indian-style traditional curry, the recipe only calls for 30 minutes of total cooking time.
Get the Traditional Chicken Curry recipe.
Use an oven-safe skillet for this light and herby one-pan chicken breast recipe.
A perfect, hearty make-ahead meal to pack for lunch.
Get the Greek Chicken Grain Bowl recipe.
Golden brown broccoli — along with lemon juice — rounds out this refreshing chicken recipe that's perfect for a simple weeknight dinner.
This sandwich on a crispy baguette will soon be your new favorite lunch.
What's more cozy and comforting than a casserole on a cold winter night?
An easy way to level up your basic chicken breast? Roll in spinach and parmesan to make a truly star-worthy roulade dish.
There's never been a better reason to fire up the grill than for this chicken recipe that calls for charred corn tossed with cilantro and Manchego cheese.
Taco Tuesday has never looked yummier, thanks to this recipe that uses mouthwatering mole flavors on juicy chicken breast.
Get the Chicken Mole Tacos recipe.
Serve up a meal fit for a queen with these delicious chicken salad wraps inspired by the classic British dish.
You're definitely going to want to make this one again and again — especially with that mouthwatering hot honey that gives these sliders an extra kick.
For an easy way to add some extra flavor to your basic chicken cutlet, spoon on some roasted cherry tomatoes tossed with tarragon.
This mouthwatering recipe uses a pomegranate and honey glaze (with crumbled feta and chopped mint!) over golden brown chicken breast and acorn squash ... Um, yes please.
Crispy almonds and chow mein noodles add an extra delicious bit of crunch to these delicious chicken salad wraps.
Get the Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps recipe.
Put a healthier spin on an old Chinese favorite with this recipe that calls for combining chicken together with soy, garlic, and ginger in a slow cooker.
Raw snap and snow peas add fresh flavor and crunch to thin-pounded chicken breast cutlets.
What's better than salad and chicken for dinner? Salad and chicken stuffed with spicy herbed cheese.
A sweet and salty Asian-inspired marinade makes these sliders irresistible.
Get the Grilled Chicken Sliders recipe.
This recipe calls for chicken tenders, but you can also cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 3-in by 1-in pieces.
One pan and tons of veggies, including kale and mushrooms, make this dinner a winner.
Get the Light Chicken Cacciatore recipe.
Plums add a sweet and tangy note to this summery herb-packed salad.
Get the Chicken and Red Plum Salad recipe.
A coconut and hot sauce glaze gives grilled chicken (over a bed of low-carb cauliflower rice!) some sweet heat.
Get the Caribbean Chicken and "Rice" recipe.
Searing then roasting on the bone makes these chicken breasts super tender and juicy.
You’ll be hooked on harissa, the North African chili paste used to glaze the chicken, once you try it. It’s great on vegetables too!
Get the Grilled Chicken Kabobs recipe.
Super-flavorful, and on the table in 20 minutes. What could be better?
Get the Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry recipe.
Low-fat cream cheese adds flavor without a lot of fat to this hearty pasta.
Get the Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta recipe.
Simmering the cobs intensifies the corn flavor in this tarragon-scented taste of summer.
Get the Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder recipe.
Because why wouldn't you wrap your chicken in pork?
Get the Pancetta Chicken recipe.
This old-school recipe is classic for a reason, and our lightened-up version comes together in just 30 minutes.
Get the Chicken Marsala recipe.
Take leftovers to work the next day for a lunch that will beat your coworker’s turkey sandwich by a mile.
Get the Chicken Quinoa Bowls recipe.
Say hello to your new favorite condiment, Romesco.
Get the Grilled Chicken Romesco recipe.
Stir fry is always a good idea — especially when there's basil leaves and green beans involved.
Get the Basil Chile Chicken Stir-Fry recipe.
This chicken taco recipe calls for sweet strawberries and creamy avocado as a topping ... Need we say more?!
Make your own buttermilk ranch with this recipe or just use store-bought if you're feeling lazy.
Get the BBQ-Ranch Chicken Wraps recipe.
So many whole veggies it could make a nutritionist weep with pride.
Here's a lighter chicken parm you can eat for lunch without falling asleep an hour later.
Get the Light Chicken Parmesan recipe.
This bowl is low in carbs and huge on flavor thanks to a magical little thing called cauliflower rice.
Get the Spicy Miso Chicken Stir-Fry recipe.
How to Make Your Chicken Breasts Less Boring 101: Make a quick white wine pan sauce and pair them with a side of bright, green spring veggies.
These chicken tacos prove that peanut sauce makes just about everything taste better.
Get the Smoky Peanut Chicken Tacos recipe.
When you want wings but you also want a burger, this stacked sammy has your name written all over it.