Quick Chicken Recipes

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I love a meal that can come together in a few minutes. These quick chicken recipes are your answer for dinner tonight. Easy dinner ideas are my jam. I don’t want to stand over the stove for an hour or spend all night cleaning 10 pots that I cooked in. I want a quick meal for my family. I already worked 10 hours with kids and fed them 3 meals. 

Quick chicken casserole dish topped with herbs.

Chicken dinner tonight

Soup is one of my favorite things to cook. You can be creative. It’s great to use up leftovers. And you can put a lot of healthy things in soup to make a quick chicken dinner.

This chicken tortilla soup you can make in the instant pot is one of my favorite all time quick chicken recipes for dinner. I love spicy flavors and savory broth. So good! And nothing is quicker than instant pot chicken soup recipes.

Instant pot chicken tortilla soup garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips

This super easy summer squash soup is a great light soup for summer and you can use up extra zucchini or yellow squash when you make it. 

big pot of summer squash soup on the table with marigolds and brick behind

Another great instant pot chicken soup is this chicken and wild rice soup. Oh my it’s good! 

Bowl of creamy chicken and rice soup with a piece of garlic toast

Chicken and cauliflower rice soup is an easy instant pot soup recipe that has little prep and quick to make!

This Leftover Chicken Fried Rice is our favorite way to use up leftover chicken and you have dinner ready in two shakes.

Packed with amazing flavor and simple, wholesome ingredients, this easy Instant Pot Thai Chicken Curry will become a regular on your dinner rotation.

Slow Cooked Chicken Italian is a fabulously delicious recipe that is perfect for days when you don’t have time to cook. You just dump the ingredients and go!

These quick chicken recipes are some of my favorite go to. This juicy and flavorful baked chicken turns out perfectly crispy when made in the air fryer. A big hit with adults and kids alike!

Quick dinners with chicken

This Mini Leftover Chicken Pot Pie is a favorite of mine!

little mini chicken pot pies on a cooling rack, one is spilled open showing the filling

I created this chicken and artichoke heart casserole a few months ago and we’ve made it again and again. So good and only takes a few minutes of prep. 

And these Creamy Chicken Enchiladas are a favorite at our house too!

Creamy delicious risotto with chicken and spinach stirred right in sounds complicated, but it’s super simple with the help of an instant pot.

Sheet pan Chicken Vesuvio is so easy. You just put everything — carrots, potatoes, chicken, etc. on one pan and cook it!

This baked chicken thighs recipe makes scrumptious crispy chicken thighs with tender, juicy meat! 5-minute prep and hands-free baking make this an easy dinner recipe for any cooking skill level.

Easy ranch cheddar chicken has only a few ingredients and is done in about 20 minutes!

Dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook for a tender and juicy garlic ginger chicken that is perfect for serving over rice or cauliflower rice.

One-pan Meyer Lemon Chicken and Rice is impressive enough for Sunday dinner—especially presented right in the pan. Delicious dinner & easy cleanup for the win!

You are going to love this economical easy Chicken Legs dinner. It cooks in under 30 minutes in just one pan!

Super easy lemon pepper chicken in the crockpot. The chicken falls off the bone!

Tray bakes are the easiest dinners, through it all in the oven and come back to a delicious meal. Honey soy chicken is always a crowd pleaser.

The best thing about this Buffalo Chicken recipe is it’s Whole30, Gluten Free and Paleo compliant, plus everything is made in only 20 minutes!!

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo is a savory chicken dish with soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorn, garlic and bay leaves. A classic Filipino dish made easy in the Instant Pot.

This creamy crockpot chicken recipe has an eight minute prep time! Spoiler: Don’t expect any leftovers! 

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is a scrumptious, 30-minute alfredo pasta recipe with tender fettuccini noodles and juicy chicken in a heavenly, white cream sauce. This one-pot, toss-and-go recipe is perfect for Instant Pot beginners and busy people.

Leftover chicken recipes

This cook one chicken and make three meals recipe will save you a ton of time and money. Even if you buy a rotisserie chicken already cooked! 

plate of shredded chicken

Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers with an easy and healthy homemade enchilada sauce make the perfect low carb weeknight meal! With only 10 minutes of hands-on time and 30 minutes in the oven, you’ll have dinner ready in no time!

Quick chicken sandwich recipes

Use your slow cooker to get tender flavorful chicken filling that is perfect for pita pockets. You’ll be surprised how few ingredients and how little effort it takes!

These insanely delicious, ridiculously EASY (hurray, pressure cooker!) sandwiches are inspired by the BBQ flavors of the Eastern Carolina shore!

There are so many quick chicken recipes you can make to save dinner time even tonight. You can even cook a whole chicken when it’s FROZEN

Let one of these ideas save dinner tonight for you. 

Kids love these and for more kid-friendly chicken recipes, click here.

If you don’t have chicken, check out quick easy dinners with pork too. 

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