15-Minute Chicken Dishes

No time to cook? No problem. These easy chicken recipes are perfect to serve on even the busiest days.

  • Tarragon Chicken
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Tarragon Chicken

    Brighten up the flavor of basic chicken breast halves with fresh tarragon and lemon juice and cook in the skillet for about 7 minutes for quick weeknight dinner.
  • Chicken and Shiitake Marsala
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

    Give a traditional Italian favorite an Asian flair with the addition of shiitake mushrooms and green onions. If you don't have Marsala, you can substitute dry sherry.
  • Chicken Scaloppine over Broccoli Rabe
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Chicken Scaloppine over Broccoli Rabe

    A silky white wine pan sauce, flavored with parsley and capers, adds delicate flavor to a simple chicken dish. Pound the chicken scallopini-style to make quick-cooking rounds. This elegant-looking dish is a great choice if you're having company over and feel the need to impress.
  • Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas

    Sauté chicken tenders to minimize the cooking time for this easy chicken dish. Salsa and cilantro add a kick to the tender chicken and fresh summer vegetables. Simply spoon mixture into crisp tortillas and broil until the cheese melts for a Mexican-inspired meal in minutes.
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza
    Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard

    BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Add pizzazz to pizza night with this simple recipe that's packed with flavor from the tangy tomato chutney, smoky white cheddar cheese and chopped green onions. The recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken in a fun, easy, and flavorful way.
  • Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

    The contrasting flavors of ginger, lemongrass and cilantro produce a delectable broth for this noodle soup. The chewy pasta softens after cooking, so it is important to let the soup rest five minutes before serving. The recipe calls for cooked chicken, so pick up a rotisserie from the deli, canned or pouches of chicken at the grocery store, or simply use leftovers.
  • Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich
    Randy Mayor

    Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

    Versatile chicken pairs perfectly with Italian flavors in this warm chicken sandwich. Pan-frying chicken seals in juices to produce rich flavors and saves time. Assemble chicken sandwich with creamy mozzarella cheese, aromatic basil and roasted red peppers and broil until cheese melts.
  • Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables
    Karry Hosford

    Couscous Salad with Chicken and Vegetables

    Store-bought rotisserie chicken saves time in the kitchen without compromising on flavor. A tangy-sweet dressing tossed with crispy vegetables and couscous cranks out the sophisticated flavor in this simple chicken dish.
  • Walnut-Chicken Salad

    Walnut-Chicken Salad

    Add a delightful crisp to chicken by dredging it in a walnut and breadcrumb mixture and pan-frying. Serve over crisp greens and drizzle with a heavenly buttermilk-honey dressing. Best of all, this southern favorite cooks in under 10 minutes.
  • Chicken Fajitas
    Photo: Rick Lew; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

    Chicken Fajitas

    Chicken fajitas are a festive and easy choice for weeknight dinners. Set out chicken, vegetables, and assorted toppings, and let everyone fill his or her own tortillas. Use storebought rotisserie chicken to save even more time in the kitchen.
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