Cooking for two can feel more exhausting than cooking for four! Especially when you can't find recipes to fit your family. All of these chicken recipes yield two servings, so you can forget about unwanted leftovers. Better yet, buy a package of four breasts or thighs, and use it to make TWO of these recipes. It's time to say goodbye to eating the same thing multiple times every week.
Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans
You'll want to double the sweet and spicy sautéed pecans for snacking during the week. Sub fresh summer fruit like blueberries or nectarines for the raspberries.
Chicken Milanese with Spring GreensCoat chicken breasts in a breadcrumb and cheese mixture and serve over spring green for a fresh and easy menu for two.
Orange-Sauced ChickenThis super-fast supper (think 10 minutes!) is rich with flavor, yet only has around 200 calories per serving.
Easy Grilled Chicken TacosHas anyone ever complained about taco night? Make simple, yet tasty grilled chicken tacos for two, and grill the tortillas for added flavor.
Baked Chicken Breasts with Dijon-White Wine Sauce and Haricots VertsWhite wine and Dijon mustard are a classic bistro-style pair for chicken. Carrots add body and a touch of sweetness to the pan sauce, but you can leave them out, if you like.
Barbecue Chicken PizzaItalian and Tex-Mex combine for a simple-delicious meal for two.
Chicken SouvlakiSouvlaki incorporates the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. We recommend serving it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese.
Chicken Thighs with Sweet Red Onions and Balsamic VinegarThink chicken, smothered in a thick onion sauce. Serve over mashed potatoes so that not a drop of flavor is wasted.
Bacon-Wrapped ChickenWrap each chicken breast in herb-flavored cream cheese and wrap it in bacon. Yep, it IS as good as you think it will be.
Holy Yum ChickenThe name says it all. A creamy sauce is made from the drippings, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and rice wine vinegar.
Chicken Thighs with Garlic and LimeGarlic, cilantro, and lime provide mega flavor for an inexpensive cut of chicken.
Quick Barbecue ChickenMake your own spice paste with common household dry spices and grill. Viola! Chicken that tastes like long, slow BBQ.
Peanut-Sauced Chicken PitasUse 1 cup of shredded chicken, leftover from last night or from a rotisserie chicken, to create these tasty Thai-inspired pitas.
Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and RaisinsStudded with fruit and flavored with curry, this chicken salad is a flavorful way to use a cup of chicken. Serve with crackers, in a wrap, or between toasted bread.
Herbed Chicken and DumplingsFluffy herb-flecked dumplings, tender vegetables, and rich dark-meat chicken combine in this soul-satisfying classic–no leftovers required.
Chicken with Prosciutto and Tomatoes Over PolentaCheap and tasty, chicken thighs are as adaptable as breasts, but have more depth of flavor. Try them seasoned with sage and white wine and served over polenta. This recipe is fast enough for a weeknight supper yet flavorful enough to win you praise.
Chicken with Paprika and PotatoesA cheap, satisfying, healthy, and flavorful one-dish meal–what else could you ask for? The chicken is seasoned with thyme and paprika and cooked with red potatoes until tender.
Bistro Roast ChickenFor a romantic dinner for two, serve this roasted chicken with basil, thyme, and rosemary. You'll get the intense and comforting flavors of French cuisine without spending all day in the kitchen.
Chicken ParmesanEasy-to-make and a perennial favorite, this Chicken Parmesan recipe for two is a keeper. You can find most of the ingredients in your pantry (especially if you use canned tomato sauce) and preparation is a snap.
Apple-Sesame ChickenTry a different take on weeknight stir-fry. Pieces of Red Delicious apple add a hint of sweetness and curry powder delivers extra flavor. Serve over a bed of rice and top with sesame seeds.
Maple Mustard-glazed Hens with CouscousGet a luxurious meal in less than an hour. This 5-star dinner features roasted Cornish game hens over a bed of couscous.