My favorite thing about cooking with chicken breasts is that they pair well with a wide variety of spices and sauces. Chicken breasts reheat well, and leftovers can usually be frozen. Did I mention they are also a great source of protein? Browse these easy and delicious recipes for ideas.
Creamy Tomato Chicken Breasts
The Creamy Tomato Chicken Breasts recipe is perfect for any occasion. The creamy and rich sauce is one of my absolute favorites. It is made up of sun-dried tomatoes, broth, cream, and a variety of spices.
I always pair this recipe with rice, pasta, or bread whenever I make it. In my opinion, it’s necessary to have a carb to soak up any leftover sauce. In total, this recipe should take about 30 minutes to make.
A low-fat diet can be accommodated by adjusting the ingredients.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts
It’s hard to believe that it only takes five ingredients to make this delicious Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe. It is one of the easiest meals to prepare, making it ideal for those with a busy lifestyle. This chicken is unlike most chicken recipes in that it has a crusted texture that gives it a nice crunch.
Roasted vegetables would make an excellent side dish. Leftover chicken is excellent for making sandwiches.
Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup
The smell of delicious food filling the house is the greatest temptation. That’s exactly what happens when I make this Chicken, Mushroom, and Wild Rice Soup recipe. Even though this soup can be made relatively quickly, the aroma will make guests think hours of effort went into it.
While the recipe is perfect for the winter months, I’ve also made it in the summer months because it’s so tasty. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes
I love a crowd-pleasing recipe, and the Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken and Red Potatoes recipe will not disappoint. There are nine simple steps to prepare this satisfying meal. The best part? The slow cooker will do most of the work.
I will let the chicken cook between two and eight hours depending on what I have going on that day. This leaves me with plenty of time to organize the house before guests arrive. While rosemary is my go-to seasoning, I love experimenting with other herbs to change the flavor profile.
Chicken Basil Spaghetti
Chicken Basil Spaghetti adds a much-needed twist to traditional pasta recipes. There is nothing else quite like the flavor of basil in this dish. The addition of a chili pepper adds a kick of heat.
It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare this recipe, which is ideal for families with busy schedules. I always make extra so I can have leftovers the next day. As the sauce sets overnight, the flavors become even richer.
Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends, this Chicken Piccata recipe will have everyone begging for seconds. This recipe calls for the chicken to be pounded flat, but I don’t mind putting in the work for such a delicious end product. The chicken breasts are then sautéed before getting drizzled with a lemon-butter sauce.
A garnish of capers completes the dish. Using thin chicken will help reduce cooking time, which is good because I am certainly hungry by the time it is ready.
Country Chicken Bake
The Country Chicken Bake recipe is one of my favorite recipes and it is sure to leave a lasting impression. This recipe will produce a large quantity. I enjoy using a portion to create freezer meals that I can reheat when I’m pressed for time.
Even though this recipe calls for many ingredients, I usually already have most of them available. Because of this, it is a recipe that I can make quickly and easily.
Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta
It’s difficult for me to pick a favorite soup, but there’s a chance that this is it. Even the pickiest eaters will be wowed by this recipe for Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta. The recipe can be prepared either on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.
I have included slightly different instructions for cooking the pasta if using a slow cooker. Other than that, this recipe is pretty straightforward! I like this recipe because I almost always have the ingredients on hand.
Chicken and Cornbread Casserole
Chicken and cornbread come together in this fantastic Chicken and Cornbread Casserole recipe. This casserole has savory gravy, vegetables, and a cornbread topping. What could be better? To speed up the preparation process, I cook the chicken ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until I need it.
I prefer to make the sauce from scratch, but canned soup can be used as well.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
When I don’t want to put much effort into a meal, this Chicken Parmesan Casserole comes to my rescue. It only takes about 30 minutes to make. The casserole contains diced chicken, tomato sauce, Italian seasonings, and cheese.
A crispy breadcrumb topping adds the perfect amount of crunch. Simple ingredients make this a budget-friendly option.
The Smothered Chicken recipe combines fried chicken and savory gravy to create the ultimate comfort food. It’s a common misconception that fried chicken is difficult to make. My recipe provides a foolproof method for making fried chicken from chicken breasts.
After the chicken has been cooked, it is time to prepare the gravy. To ensure the gravy comes out smooth as possible, be sure to follow the tips. Bacon bits complete the dish. I like to serve the finished product over mashed potatoes or rice.
Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas
The Pepper Jack Chicken Enchilada recipe will please the whole family. Easy to make, this recipe is especially great for involving kids in the kitchen. When the chicken is cooked, it can be combined with cream cheese, sour cream, and salsa to form the filling.
The filling will be added to the tortillas before they are rolled and placed in the pan. By topping the tortillas with salsa, the enchiladas will remain moist in the oven. I love the mild spice created by the combination of ingredients. The melted cheese tops it off nicely.
Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli Bake
Even though I love ravioli, they can be a bit bland as a stand-alone dish. The Chicken Parmesan Ravioli Bake kicks things up a notch. This recipe is as simple as preparing frozen ravioli, seasoning the tomato sauce, and sautéing the chicken.
After these steps are completed, the dish is topped with cheese before being baked. I would eat in Italian restaurants every day if I could, but that would get expensive. Thankfully, this bake is delicious and affordable. Since it’s so easy to prepare ahead and reheat, it’s my go-to meal for friends and family who are sick.
A regular in my rotation of meals is the Chicken Florentine recipe. This garlicky dish always hits the spot. It’s a great way to get those nutrients as the spinach blends in well.
The recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are breaded in cheese and herbs. The chicken gets cooked in a mixture of olive oil and butter. The sauce is thick and creamy as it is made with half-and-half, garlic, and cream cheese.
I always have a loaf of bread on hand to absorb the remaining sauce.
White Chicken Lasagna Soup
My mouth is already watering just thinking about the White Chicken Lasagna Soup recipe. Because it’s packed with chicken, beans, and noodles, it’s very filling. Even though the ingredients list is long, the steps involved in preparing it are very simple.
The longest part of the process will be chopping the vegetables. If possible, I like to do this the day before. I prefer lasagna noodles because they are sturdy, but they can be easily substituted with another type of noodle, based on personal preference.
Skillet Chicken and Parmesan Rice with Garlic
The fewer dishes to wash, the better. That’s why I love one-pan meals. The Skillet Chicken and Parmesan Rice with Garlic recipe is one that I often make.
This recipe is unique because the rice is cooked in broth rather than water. This gives the dish an incredible flavor. My sides tend to be simple so as not to distract from the main course.
I prefer a simple vegetable or bagged salad. Leftover chicken can last up to three days in the refrigerator.
Salsa Chicken Bake
Mexican-inspired flavors shine through in the Salsa Chicken Bake recipe. It is one of the easiest dishes that I have ever cooked. There is a great deal of flexibility in this recipe.
When I’m in the mood for extra heat, I’ll choose a spicy salsa. I can also use milder salsa if I want to tone it down. As salsa is watery, it will keep the chicken moist as it bakes.
You can serve the chicken with a side of rice or fill tacos with it. It’d also be great served over a bed of salad.
Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie
I never pass up an opportunity to eat chicken pot pie, but it can be labor-intensive to make it from scratch. The Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is a twist on the classic pot pie recipe. It will take about 30 minutes to prepare before going into the oven for 40 minutes.
I use this time to clean the dishes. It always takes a lot of patience for me not to take it out early because it smells so good.
Cream Cheese Chicken and Spinach Casserole
The texture is an important aspect of a dish. Too crunchy or too mushy and it will lose its appeal. Cream Cheese Chicken and Spinach Casserole strike the perfect balance. Cream cheese is one of the easiest ways to make a recipe creamy.
The cheese sprinkled on top has a chance to brown and become crispy in the oven. Although this may not be the healthiest of options, I still feel better knowing there is spinach in there.
Teriyaki Chicken Casserole
Chinese food is one of my weaknesses when it comes to food. Luckily, Teriyaki Chicken Casserole combines all of the flavors I love into a healthy alternative. The chicken is covered in a sweet teriyaki sauce that helps it stay moist while baking.
The rice and vegetables are cooked separately and then added at the end. Frozen vegetables work well. If I want to be health-conscious, I can easily add more veggies or eliminate the rice.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is unique because it also includes ham. As a result, the dish has a distinctive flavor profile. When I am pressed for time, I will purchase a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
Among the ingredients of the sauce are mustard, paprika, and lemon juice. The sauce is poured over the chicken and ham mix and then topped with a breadcrumb mixture. The dish takes just over an hour to bake.
Chicken Stir Fry
As with the Chicken Teriyaki Casserole recipe, the Chicken Stir Fry recipe is full of vegetables and Chinese flavors. It is a simple one-skillet recipe, which makes clean-up a breeze. I prefer to use fresh vegetables in this recipe.
Mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli are some of my favorite vegetables. I chop the vegetables around lunchtime to save time. When I make this recipe, my house smells incredible because of the ginger and garlic.
Besides being delicious, this dish has a beautiful color scheme.
Tasty Homemade Chicken Parmesan
The Tasty Homemade Chicken Parmesan recipe requires some effort, but it is well worth it. The crispy, fried crust on the chicken is always worth the wait to me. Though I am a huge fan of homemade sauces, I usually use store-bought pizza sauce for this recipe.
Once the chicken is browned and covered with sauce, adding the mozzarella cheese is the final step. From there, this dish goes straight to the oven to bake until the cheese is golden brown. The meal is suitable for any occasion. I won’t leave a crumb behind.