36 chicken breast recipes (2023)

chicken fried rice

Use leftover chicken breasts in this quick rice dish, perfect when time is short.

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Whip up your meal with this no-fuss burrito bowl, filled with chicken, corn, black beans, and rice.

cajun chicken supreme

Chicken Supreme, a skin-on chicken breast with the top of the shoulder bone tucked in, is seasoned with spicy Cajun seasoning for a quick weeknight dinner you'll keep coming back for.

Cumin Crusted Chicken with Kale Slaw and Hummus Dip

A clever way to add a little more excitement to your chicken. Serve with some hummus and white wine vinegar sauce.

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hunter's chicken

Chicken breasts are wrapped in striped bacon, drizzled with barbecue sauce, and topped with melted cheese for a truly comforting classic.

frank escalope

To add a colorful chicken dish to your weeknight dinner repertoire, serve the crispy chicken schnitzel alongside a colorful side of pickled radishes seasoned with dill, cucumber, and fennel.

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Miso kale, pomegranate and chicken salad

Make our nutritious and vibrant Chicken Salad a tasty meal for four.

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frango kyiv

Tender chicken breasts, garlic butter, and a crispy golden topping sure sounds good, so why not make one for dinner tonight? Serve with golden chips, arugula salad, and lemon wedges for squeezing.

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turmeric chicken

Make chicken breasts a little more exciting by adding turmeric, smoked paprika powder, crispy garbanzo beans, and spinach to the mix. Serve with lemon yogurt and toasted pittas.

pamesan chicken

Try our quick and easy twist on the classic Chicken Parmigiana. Breaded chicken cutlets are baked covered in a rich tomato sauce, basil, and a layer of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Ready in just 30 minutes, it makes a super comforting weeknight meal.

kyiv chicken sheet cake

Turn this family favorite into a Chicken Pot Pie with Garlic Herb Sauce for a complete weeknight meal.

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Choyella de chicken Nepali

Create a hearty and flavorful chicken meal for the whole family. Choyela is a popular street food throughout Nepal and is particularly famous in Kathmandu, where it originated.

Poached chicken with chives and ginger sauce

Tender poached chicken breast is covered in a spicy ginger and chive sauce. The sauce does more than you need, but it will keep for a week in the fridge and can be used to season pasta, scrambled eggs, or a simple rice dish.Check out more of our best chive recipes here.

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Chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto with lentils from Puy

Try this impressive chicken dish served on a bed of fresh vegetables. Pairing with prosciutto is the perfect way to wow your guests at your next dinner party.

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chicken say

Ditch the takeout menu and grab an apron! This chicken curry is ready in 45 minutes (we think we'd beat the delivery man at the table) and it's so easy to make. Chicken breast works well here, as it's low in fat (this recipe only contains 330kcal per serving) and takes on the flavor of spices to create a hearty, hot curry.

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Chicken and peri-peri mozzarella risotto with peas

Try this easy chicken recipe with creamy mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, and mushy peas. Nando's fans will love this lighter version of the chicken breast diner classic. Make sure your peri peri sauce is gluten free.

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Fried chicken with peas and tarragon

This rich and spicy fried chicken dish is absolutely bursting with flavor and would make a great quick and easy weeknight meal for two.

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Hot pepper hummus with cilantro chicken breast

Want an easy protein-rich weeknight dinner? Try our recipe for Grilled Chicken Breast with Cilantro and Homemade Red Pepper Hummus.

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Quick fried chicken with tomato, chickpeas and tarragon

Is it your turn to wash the dishes? How about this quick pot roast seasoned with Mediterranean flavors? Canned chickpeas come already cooked and ready to eat, so they take very little time to heat up. When mixed with anise-like tarragon and sweet cherry tomatoes, chicken doesn't have to work to make it a family favorite.

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Lighter Chicken Curry

Try our easy chicken curry recipe with low-fat coconut milk, rich madras paste, and crunchy snap peas. This flavorful curry is low in calories and gluten free.

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Chicken fajitas

Check out this flavor-packed recipe for these next-level chicken fajitas. Our culinary writer, Adam Bush, shares his tips and tricks for making this classic family dinner every time.

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Grilled chicken with white beans and kale

This is a fancy take on plain chicken breasts, perfect if you're cooking for friends. Grilled chicken takes on a smoky flavor that pairs well with creamy beans and buttered slaw. Ready in 25 minutes, leaving more time to catch up!

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Sandwich with Greek Yogurt Guacamole

Consider this your new healthy burger. This recipe is enough for one, so make it a weeknight couch dinner. Cilantro, lime, and creamy avocado work wonders with this chili-marinated chicken.

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Ras el hanout chicken breast with butterflies and shredded lettuce

Check out this North African inspired recipe, Butterfly Chicken Ras el Hanout. This dish is low-calorie, gluten-free, and full of flavor...an easy weeknight meal.

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Fried chicken with red rice salad and mango sauce

Try something light, exotic and simple with our Grilled Chicken Breast Salad with Sweet Juicy Mango Dressing. This colorful salad is quick to make and low in calories. A perfect bite for lunch.

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chicken tikka burritos

Check out our quick and easy Marinated Chicken Tikka Indian Burrito Recipe. Serve this easy recipe with ready-to-eat rice, an easy homemade yogurt dip, and reheated rotis.

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Spicy chicken with lentils

This Lentil Seasoned Chicken recipe is quick, easy, and under 500 calories—perfect for a weeknight meal.

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Chipotle Shredded Chicken with Coleslaw

This recipe uses traditional dried Mexican peppers to add a smoky touch to your chicken and is perfectly balanced by fresh coleslaw. The dish is easy to prepare, low in calories, and ready in less than an hour.

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Sesame Chicken Salad, Pickled Red Cabbage and Sushi Rice

Another Asian-inspired poached chicken breast recipe, this time with crispy red cabbage, carrots, and rice vinegar sauce. If you love sushi but don't know where to start, this is a good recipe to try.

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Healthy Chicken Caesar

An all-time classic, only lighter. This recipe uses boiled chicken breasts (or leftover fried chicken) and is ready in just 20 minutes. Not an anchovy in sight either.

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Chicken with sweet and sour sauce

Agrodolce means sweet and sour in Italian and it goes very well with chicken breast. In this recipe, they are flattened and browned in a very hot pan for a crispy, golden crust. Sugar and vinegar are the base of this sweet and sour sauce with cherry tomatoes and red onion. Serve with French fries or mashed potatoes for a heartier dinner.

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Caribbean Chicken Curry with Cinnamon and Tomatoes

West Indian curry chicken in 30 minutes. The sweet potato and coconut milk add a sweetness balanced with the spiciness of the curry powder.

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Asian Chicken Burgers with Pickled Red Cabbage

Looking for a healthy alternative to meat patties? Try these Asian-inspired chicken patties without the bun. The pickled red cabbage on the side provides an extra touch of freshness.

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chicken enchiladas

This Tex-Mex favorite is a comforting recipe guaranteed to brighten your day. Our cheesy topped baking dish will fill you up and leave you feeling light and spicy.


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Chicken and Corn Meatball Soup

Try this easy to follow chicken soup recipe for its comforting side. With noodles and meatballs, this Asian flavored broth is light and hearty.

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How do you cook large amounts of chicken breast? ›

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of breast registers 165 degrees, 20 to 25 minutes.

What is the secret to moist chicken breast? ›

To start, brine your chicken in a mixture of water and a few tablespoons of salt for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will boost the natural flavor and moisture of the chicken breasts and will leave you with a super tender piece of meat. This is the one step that will really ensure your chicken won't be dry or tough.

What is the best way to cook chicken breasts to keep them moist? ›

  1. Flatten the chicken breasts. ...
  2. Season the chicken breasts. ...
  3. Heat the pan. ...
  4. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for 1 minute without moving. ...
  5. Flip the chicken breasts. ...
  6. Turn the heat down to low. ...
  7. Cover the pan and cook on low for 10 minutes. ...
  8. Turn off the heat and let sit for an additional 10 minutes.

How do restaurants make chicken breast so tender? ›

Ever notice how the chicken in stir fries at your favourite Chinese restaurant is incredibly tender? It's because they tenderise chicken using a simple method called Velveting Chicken using baking soda. It's a quick and easy method that any home cook can do, and can also be used for beef.

Why do you soak chicken breast in buttermilk? ›

What does marinating chicken in buttermilk do? Because of its slight acidity, buttermilk has the ability to tenderize the chicken, without it becoming tough and chewy. Using buttermilk also helps the chicken go nice and flaky when you dredge it through the dry mix.

What's the best way to cook a lot of chicken? ›

  1. Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Then arrange the chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet with a rim. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon over each chicken breast. ...
  2. Bake the chicken for 45 minutes, flipping it once after 20 minutes.
  3. You can either serve right away or store in the fridge for later.
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How many pounds of chicken breast do I need for 100 people? ›

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Chicken or turkey breast8–9 pounds32–36 pounds
Fish (fillets or steaks)7-1/2 pounds30 pounds
Hamburgers6-1/2–9-1/2 pounds26–30 pounds
Ham or roast beef10 pounds40 pounds
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