Easy Weeknight Chicken Menus

Simplify mealtime with a week of versatile chicken dinner menus.

  • Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers

    Satisfy hearty appetites with roasted chicken served with a saucy bell pepper mixture and creamy mashed potatoes.

  • Chicken and Black Bean-Stuffed Burritos
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken and Black Bean-Stuffed Burritos

    A burrito is practically a meal in itself, and this one is especially easy because it uses rotisserie chicken.

  • Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl
    Photo: José Picayo

    Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl

    The whole family will love this cheesy chicken and broccoli rice dish. Don't leave out the almonds—they add flavor and crunch to this one-dish meal. Serve with cremini mushrooms sauteed in butter and white wine and seasoned with fresh thyme.
  • Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice

    Fragrant spices enliven the rub on the chicken breasts in a Cajun-style supper of Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice. A green salad rounds out the meal.
  • Spicy Basil Chicken
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Spicy Basil Chicken

    An Asian-inspired feast is easy to put on the table for dinner tonight. Brown Rice with Sesame and Sautéed Snow Peas and Peppers balance the heat in this flavorful dish. Simply leave out the sambal oelek (chile paste) if you prefere a milder dish.
  • Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts

    This chicken recipe is filled with Mediterranean flavors and pairs well with couscous. Use mozzarella or provolone for a milder kid's dish.
  • Mexican Chicken-Hominy Soup
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Mexican Chicken-Hominy Soup

    Give chicken soup a Mexican flair by adding hominy, jalapeño, and cilantro. Cumin-lime tortilla chips make an excellent crushed topping for the soup, or a side dish with fresh salsa for dipping.
  • Skillet Chicken Souvlaki
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark

    Skillet Chicken Souvlaki

    Prepare a family-friendly Mediterranean-style dish that's sure to please even the pickiest eater. The quick-cooking chicken and simple homemade yogurt sauce make this a perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Serve with a simple side salad.
  • <p>Chicken Schnitzel and Smashed Mustard Potatoes</p>

    Chicken Schnitzel and Smashed Mustard Potatoes Menu

    This German-inspired meal is sure to become a favorite with the meat-and-potato lovers in your family.
  • Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions

    We replaced beef with seasoned chicken for a fresh take on carne asada, a traditional Mexican dish. Pickled onions, diced avocado, and crumbled Cotija cheese make delicious toppings for these homemade tacos. Serve spicy black beans on the side.
  • <p>Spiced Chicken Thighs and Parsley Couscous</p>

    Spiced Chicken Thighs and Parsley Couscous Menu

    This budget-friendly meal costs just $2.49 per serving. The chicken is boldly spiced, so it tastes great cold, too.
  • Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

    Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    Make a homemade sauce that delivers great barbecue taste: Chili powder and cumin add smokiness, while ketchup and molasses provide sweetness. 'Cue lovers in North Carolina put the slaw on the sandwich. Try it with a crunchy-sweet mango slaw.
  • Citrus-Glazed Chicken Thighs

    Chicken Dinner for the Family

    Besides being juicy, chicken thighs cook quickly and come with built-in portion control. Pair with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes for a quick, easy family menu.
  • Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken
    Randy Mayor

    Thai Chicken Supper

    Add Thai style to a simple chicken stir-fry with the addition of coconut milk and curry paste. Serve over rice noodles and offer a soothing cup of green tea.
  • Spiced Roasted Chicken
    Lee Harrelson

    Spiced Roasted Chicken

    No need to stand over the stove with this family meal. Prep is quick for the roasted chicken, and precut veggies make for a speedy side.

  • Chicken Picadillo
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken Picadillo

    Ground chicken is the star of this Latin-style main dish. The chicken is combined with salsa, raisins and almonds and served with black beans and rice.

  • Chicken Scallopini

    Easy Chicken Scallopini and Orzo Toss

    Breaded chicken breasts topped with a tangy caper sauce team up with vegetable-studded orzo in this top-rated favorite.
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