Bored of the usual chicken dinner? If so then you’ve come to the right place! These 15 Easy Chicken Recipes offer tasty inspiration that’ll transform any ordinary chicken recipe into a meal sensation.
Even better is the fact that all of the chicken recipes in this list require minimal prep time or effort on your part, some of which can be made ahead of time and stored as convenient freezer meals for busy schedules and holiday seasons!
Whether you’re looking for delicious appetizers or main meal ideas, this list of 15 Easy Chicken Recipes is guaranteed to get you excited about cooking with chicken again!
15 Easy Chicken Recipes
Creamy Chicken Divan is a cheesy and creamy classic American dish including tender chicken pieces and vegetables in one single dish, leaving you with minimal fuss or clean up later.
You can also easily bulk up this dish by serving it with rice or noodles if you’re feeding a crowd or have leftovers to serve the following day.
Get out the Instant Pot to make this comforting Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti! In just 30 minutes, you’re left with a one-pot family-sized meal that’s super easy and super tasty.
Enjoy a bowl of this chicken spaghetti as is or serve it alongside a light salad.
You can’t go wrong with grilled chicken wings, especially when seasoned and served with your favorite dipping sauce! These Easy Grilled Buffalo Wings are crowd pleasing snacks or appetizers for parties but can just as easily be added to a serving of rice and vegetables for a main meal.
Chicken Basquaise is a rich and flavorful one pot chicken stew which includes braising chicken thighs in a tomato, onion and green pepper sauce with a touch of chili powder for a slight kick of heat (but you can easily use smoked paprika instead if you’re serving this to kids). Serve this hearty chicken stew over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice or pasta!
This Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken is a great option if you’re looking for sweet and zesty pulled bbq chicken to be added to pizza bases, sandwich rolls, quesadillas or used in a shredded chicken dip.
While this recipe makes a winning barbecue flavored pulled chicken, it can also be adapted with another favorite sauce or dressing of your choice. Make an extra batch to be frozen for convenient use for future meals!
These Juicy Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are a refreshing alternative to the typical beef meatball recipe.
They can be served as appetizers or transformed into a main meal by serving them over rice, with spaghetti or added in a sub sandwich.
The secret ingredient that makes the marsala sauce so irresistible is the wine added although it can easily be omitted if preferred.
Soak up all the saucy goodness with fluffy white rice or homemade dinner rolls.
Sheet pan meals are loved by many busy moms out there since they make such easy and delicious family meals with very little effort.
This Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes and Veggies is a complete meal that is made in just 30 minutes. It offers tender chicken with a healthy dose of caramelized Brussel sprouts, potatoes, and carrots.
Have any leftover ham from the holidays? If so, this Chicken and Ham Pasta Bake is a must-try! It’s loaded with chicken and ham in a creamy pasta sauce.
Making this dish with short pasta such as rotini will ensure that all the flavors and sauce cling to the tender pasta pieces but you can also make use of macaroni, shells, or penne.
Whip up a Low Carb Keto Chicken Crust Pizza with just 4 ingredients and a whole lot of yum! Then top it off with creamy alfredo sauce, spinach, onions and mozzarella for a delicious low carb dinner.
Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or enjoy Mexican-inspired dishes, these easy 3-Ingredient Salsa Chicken Tacos should definitely be added to your weekday meal planning.
Simply toss the chicken and seasoning into your slow cooker or pressure cooker for flavor-packed and tender chicken for your tacos. Add slices of avocado, black beans and fresh herbs to your tacos or any other tasty additions that you know the family will love for Taco Tuesday!
This Grilled Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce is a great excuse to dust off the outdoor grill for an easy weekend backyard BBQ or you can grill your chicken in doors for an easy midweek dinner.
Once grilled to your liking, drizzle your chicken with melted butter and lemon and serve it alongside your favorite vegetables, pasta salad or crispy potato wedges.
Ditch the take-out and make this super easy Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken instead! It’s one of my own recipes from The Rockstar Mommy so I can 100% guarantee that it’ll meet all your expectations of your favorite “mall Chinese” food!
In just 25 minutes, you’ll be enjoying a helping of orange chicken over ramen noodles or rice, and with an optional side of steamed broccoli.
I usually have a decent batch of shredded chicken stored in the freezer for convenient snacks or meals and this Chicken Parmesan Dip is no exception!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is another well known comfort food dish using chicken, pasta and melted cheese, topped off with crispy bacon! It’s worth making an extra casserole to store in the freezer since this dish will soon be in high demand in your house!