30-Minute Chicken Recipes
Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Sauce
As a variation, you could grill the chicken thighs--a little charring would complement the sauce. No mortar and pestle? Process the paste base in a mini chopper.
Cheesy Chicken Cutlets with Ham and Jam
This recipe is a play on chicken cordon bleu that's far easier to prepare. Instead of stuffing chicken breasts with ham and cheese, we broil cutlets until done and simply top them with ham, cheese, and a touch of jam.
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Satay Sauce
We turn the traditional appetizer of chicken skewers and dipping sauce into a main course by spooning the satay sauce over sliced grilled chicken breasts.
Lemon and Dill Quinoa Chicken Soup
Quinoa cooks right in the soup without soaking up too much liquid. Use any combination of delicate green vegetables, such as snow peas, spinach, frozen green peas, or edamame. Stir in a couple of teaspoons of fresh lemon juice for an extra dose of brightness just before serving.
Chicken and Butternut Gnocchi
Prepared gnocchi doesn't require boiling; it can go right in the pan.
Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The gravy is the standout, perfect for stirring into mashed potatoes. Serve with quick-cooking greens like spinach or kale for an easy, family-friendly meal.
Spiced Chicken with Grilled Peach Salsa
The purple scallions at Headhouse Market have a mild, sweet taste and a beautiful deep color. Substitute green onions if you can't find their purple cousin.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
It's hard to believe a soup with this much flavor simmers for only 20 minutes. And making the crisp tortilla strips for the topping is a great way to use up any extra corn tortillas you have on hand.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Powdered peanut butter (which you'll find on the nut butters aisle) adds richness to this Asian-inspired dish; if you'd rather not use it, sub more flour.
Louisiana-Style Chicken Soup
OK, so technically we can't call this a gumbo because there is no roux. But it certainly tastes like a gumbo, right down to the Cajun trinity of onion, celery, and green bell pepper.
Roasted Chicken with Mustard Greens
This complete meal of Roasted Chicken with Mustard Greens produces juicy and tender meat, while the greens are a welcome departure from salads.
Crispy Chicken with Greek Green Bean Salad
This quick-fix dinner of Crispy Chicken with Greek Green Bean Salad celebrates the season's freshest green vegetable.
Apricot-Basil Chicken with Freekeh
Freekeh is an ancient variety of wheat that is harvested while green and then roasted for a fantastically nutty, smoky flavor. Substitute couscous, quinoa, or rice if you can't find freekeh. If you can find fresh apricots, swap them in for dried, increasing the amount to 1 cup.
Garden Alfredo with Chicken
Fresh vegetables shine in this super creamy pasta recipe for Garden Alfredo with Chicken.
Roasted Chicken Caesar Salad
Reinvent the Caesar by roasting the lettuce to caramelize it, and jazz up store-bought dressing to make it taste like homemade.
Speedy Chicken Potpie
You really can get this chicken potpie on the table in 20 minutes. Strips of pastry are a quick stand-in for the traditional crust on top.
Hoisin-Grilled Chicken with Soba Noodles
Hoisin-Grilled Chicken with Soba Noodles is easily to the table in 30 minutes. Use time-savers like bagged, pretrimmed sugar snap peas for this quick one-dish meal.
Chicken with Ratatouille
This is the perfect one-dish dinner when the garden is in full swing. Feel free to substitute whatever is overflowing in your garden or at the market for the vegetables in the ratatouille.
Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Butter-Chive Pasta
You'll be amazed how crisp these schnitzel-inspired cutlets get with only 6 minutes of cooking.
White Lightning Chicken Chili
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table.
Chinese Chicken Salad
Author Mary Ostyn's version of this popular ramen noodle-and-chicken salad calls for chopped peanuts instead of more pricey almonds that are often called for in Asian chicken salads.
Quick Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Garlic Naan
Curries are often served over rice, but this version is served like a stew with a side of naan bread for a hearty complete meal.
Mexican Bow-tie Pasta with Chicken
You can use any shape of pasta you have on hand for this creamy pasta recipe. All you need to give it Mexican flavor is a jar of salsa, and the creaminess comes from a block of cream cheese.
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
It doesn't get much easier, or more satisfying: a complete dinner in one pan in half an hour. Lemon brightens this cozy winter meal.
Quickest Chicken Noodle Soup
Make this soup your "go-to recipe" for super-easy dinners. It has only 6 ingredients, and instead of chopping fresh veggies, you can use frozen. Add even more flavor with optional ingredients like fresh ginger and soy sauce.
Chicken-Mint Couscous with Raisins and Apricots
This Moroccan-style one-dish meal gets its mint flavor from cooking the couscous in mint-flavored tea instead of adding fresh mint. But if you're not a fan of mint, just cook the couscous in water without the tea bags.
Easy Chicken Fajitas
If you've got picky eaters in your family, set out bowls of the toppings so that each person can assemble their own fajita.
Chocolate adds a deep, rich accent rather than sweetness to this tomato sauce and gives it a more authentic Mexican flavor.
West African Peanut Chicken
Combine peanut sauce, tomato, onion, pepper, garlic and chicken pieces for a dish with authentic African flavors. To keep the peanut sauce from being too sweet, use a natural peanut butter. Serve over rice for a complete one-dish meal.