90 Chicken Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

Chicken has never tasted so good.

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Update a weeknight supper standby with these easy chicken recipe ideas for boneless, skinless, drumsticks, thighs, and more. Plus, switch up your dinner menu with some of our favorite slow-cooker recipes.

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chicken legs with peas, artichokes, mint, and fingerling potatoes
Brian Woodcock
Chicken Legs with Peas, Artichokes, Mint, and Fingerling Potatoes

Throw all of your dinner fixins' into a Dutch oven—chicken, potatoes, peas, and more— and call it a day.

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Tools you'll need: Dutch oven ($45, )

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chicken recipes mac and cheese
Brian Woodcock
Creamy Mac and Cheese Chicken Soup

This upgraded appetizer will be a hit at your next family dinner.

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Tools you'll need: porcelain soup bowls ($19 for 6-pack, )

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chicken recipes ramen
Brian Woodcock
Ginger Garlic Chicken Ramen

Use your trusty Dutch oven to make ramen noodles from scratch.

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Tools you'll need: pre-seasoned Dutch oven ($40, )

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chicken recipes tequila lime
Jessica Gavin
Tequila Lime Chicken With Mango Salsa

Say hello to summer with this tequila-infused chicken, topped with a fresh fruit salsa.

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Tools you'll need: 8-inch chef's knife ($15, )

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chicken noodle soup recipe 
Brian Woodcock
Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes it's a classic recipe that can make dinner so great. This homemade take on chicken noodle soup is just what your family needs after a long day.

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Tools you'll need: meat shredding claws ($13, )

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sweet and sour chicken recipe 
IAIN BAGWELL
Sweet and Sour Chicken

If you love takeout sweet-and-sour chicken, consider this your new (healthier!) go-to option.

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Tools you'll need: vegetable peeler ($9, )

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skillet chicken with brussels sprouts and apples
Brian Woodcock
Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Roasted apples and brown sugar sweeten up this skillet chicken and Brussels sprouts dish.

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Tools you'll need: Cuisinart skillet ($34, )

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chicken pot pie recipe 
Brian Woodcock
Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie

Pop frozen store-bought biscuits in the oven and voila! Instant chicken pot-pie "crust."

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Tools you'll need: mason jar ($7, )

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butternut squash ravioli with seared chicken
Brian Woodcock
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken

Make store-bought butternut squash ravioli your own by adding asparagus and seared chicken.

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Tools you'll need: 5-quart pot ($23, )

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italian potato wedge nachos 
Brian Woodcock
Italian Potato Wedge Nachos

Move over tortilla chips, potato wedges and chicken are the new go-to nacho base.

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Tools you'll need: baking sheet ($13, )

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butternut squash and chicken chili 
Brian Woodcock
Butternut Squash and Chicken Chili

Adding butternut squash to chili makes it that much better for fall.

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Tools you'll need: nylon ladle ($7, )

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chipotle chicken fajitas
Brian Woodcock
Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

These spicy chicken fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one cast-iron skillet.

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Tools you'll need: Lodge cast iron skillet ($13, )

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sausage mushroom black olive white pizza 
Brian Woodcock
Sausage, Mushroom, and Black Olive White Pizzas

Chicken sausage, olives, and spinach are about to become your new favorite pizza toppings.

Get the recipe.

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roasted parmesan chicken and tomatoes
Brian Woodcock
Roasted Parmesan Chicken and Tomatoes

Parmesan and panko bring the crunch, while bursting Campari tomatoes bring the juice.

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slow cooker chicken tortilla soup 
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This hearty soup is a Mexican-inspired favorite, made easy.

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Tools you'll need: Crock-Pot slow cooker ($40, )

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green bean barley chicken casserole 
Brian Woodcock
Green Bean-and-Barley Chicken Casserole

With creamy chicken and green beans topped with iconic cheese crackers, this dish is a nostalgic nod to Nanas everywhere.

Get the recipe.

Tools you'll need: ceramic casserole dish ($19, )

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chicken thigh recipe 
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Smoky Chickpeas

Warm up and wind down with this simple yet hearty weeknight meal.

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chicken skewers with cucumber salad 
Brian Woodcock
Grilled Spiced Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Salad

Give chicken kebabs an upgraded Mediterranean treatment by serving them with a cool cucumber salad and naan.

Get the recipe.

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chicken with roasted carrots couscous
Brian Woodcock
Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous

Who knew that roasting carrots whole could look so pretty? Especially when served with golden chicken thighs and fluffy couscous.

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Brian Woodcock
Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Potatoes and Peas

A cereal breading is bound to make this chicken cutlets dish popular with the kids.

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sloppy joe recipe
Brian Woodcock
Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw

With onion rings and a homemade okra slaw, sloppy joes become a bit more refined.

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teriyaki stir fry recipe
Brian Woodcock
Sugar Snap, Orange, and Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Sweet sugar snap peas and sliced oranges give color and sweetness to this chicken stir-fry.

Get the recipe.

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chicken legs with brocolini
Brian Woodcock
Dijon-Smothered Chicken Legs with Broccolini

Dijon mustard gives yummy drumsticks a bit of heat.

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jerk chicken mango lettuce cups
Brian Woodcock
Jerk Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups

Lettuce wraps are a surefire way to keep this ground chicken, mango, and pepper dish low-carb.

Get the recipe.

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summer vegetable chicken and gnocchi soup 
Brian Woodcock
Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup

Shred leftover rotisserie chicken and add it to this gnocchi, zucchini, and green bean soup.

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kale chicken pita salad
Brian Woodcock
Kale and Chicken Pita Salad

Cucumbers and radishes bring crunch and color to this baby kale salad.

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blackened chicken with fennel slaw
Brian Woodcock
Blackened Chicken with Fennel Slaw

An avocado, fennel, and onion slaw elevates a crispy chicken dinner.

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grilled pesto chicken with summer squash
Brian Woodcock
Grilled Pesto Chicken with Summer Squash

Let your grill do the work on the chicken and squash front while you prepare the pesto dressing.

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bbq drumsticks with edamame succotash
Brian Woodcock
BBQ Drumsticks with Edamame Succotash

A colorful veggie medley and cornbread are the perfect summer sides for these saucy BBQ chicken legs.

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