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25 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes Your Family Will Love

Easy, fresh, quick, and delicious chicken breast recipes for dinner! With the help of these 25 family-friendly dinner ideas, you can always have a meal on the table that everyone will devour.

The Best Chicken Breast Recipes

After a full day’s work, the last thing you want to do is figure out what to make for dinner, amiright? Besides, after work, you probably went to pick up the kids from school. I bet they had soccer/basketball/baseball practice, too. Even homework! It’s exhausting, I know. That’s where these chicken dinner ideas come in.

This list of easy chicken breast recipes is perfect for busy weeknights. From salads and pasta to casseroles and chicken fingers, there is a dish for every taste. If you’re looking for fun and easy dinner ideas starring everyone’s favorite protein, check out the awesome recipes below!

What’s the Key to Juicy Chicken?

The real key to tender, juicy chicken is cooking it for the right amount of time. If you undercook your chicken, it will be rubbery (and potentially not safe to eat!). If you overcook it, the meat will be dry. To get that perfect texture, use a meat thermometer and cook the chicken just until it hits the ideal temperature. That’s 165°F for white meat like chicken breast.

25 Winning Chicken Breast Dinner Ideas

Ready to get cooking? Here are 25 of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy chicken breasts for dinner:

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala in creamy sauce with mushrooms.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Creamy, delicious, mushroom studded Chicken Marsala prepared in the slow cooker! This surprisingly easy recipe results in a restaurant quality dish made right in your own kitchen. 
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overhead shot of chicken piccata on top of green beans

Chicken Piccata

Wine, capers, and garlic give this savory chicken dish a fresh and unforgettable flavor! You’ll love the zingy, springy taste of this easy Chicken Piccata recipe.
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Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe - Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe

Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!
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Easy Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe - Tender and juicy, perfectly baked chicken breasts! The one and ONLY method and recipe you will need for baked chicken.

Easy Baked Chicken Breast

Tender and juicy, perfectly baked chicken breasts! The one and ONLY method and recipe you will need for baked chicken.
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preparing hunan chicken in a black skillet

Hunan Chicken

This easy Hunan Chicken recipe pairs juicy sliced chicken breast and tender vegetables with a spicy, savory Hunan sauce that's perfectly balanced between tangy and sweet.
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serving crack chicken soup in a bowl

Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! The perfect winter comfort food prepared with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and ranch seasoning.
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One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus - Delicious, bright, and simple, this lemon chicken recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal made entirely in just one skillet and in under 30 minutes. The creamy sauce with the seared chicken and asparagus is a mouthwatering combination that everyone loves!

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Delicious, bright, and simple, this lemon chicken recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal made entirely in just one skillet and in under 30 minutes. 
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overhead shot of Lemon Kale Caesar Salad served on a plate and topped with lemons, parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of bread crumbs.

Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

Packed with nutrition and freshness, this easy Lemon Kale Quinoa Salad features savory chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, raw kale, and Parmesan panko crumbs tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing.
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One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe - A delicious and easy dinner recipe packed with chicken, zucchini, cheese, and tortellini! Get ready for a wonderful, picky-eater approved, 30-minute meal prepared in just one pot!

One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe

One Pot Italian Chicken Tortellini Recipe – A delicious and easy dinner recipe packed with chicken, zucchini, cheese, and tortellini! Get ready for a wonderful, picky-eater approved, 30-minute meal prepared in just one pot!
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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing - Flavorful, easy to make crispy parmesan Chicken Tenders coated with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, served with a side of homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. A delicious meal for the whole family!

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Flavorful, easy to make crispy parmesan Chicken Tenders coated with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, served with a side of homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. A delicious meal for the whole family!
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cooked chicken breasts in a black skillet, and topped with melted cheese, tomatoes, and spinach

Mozzarella Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Pan-seared chicken breasts are cooked to perfection, and then broiled with mozzarella cheese and a sauce of fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, and butter.
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close up photo of slow cooker chicken breast, sliced and arranged on a white dinner plate.

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

This comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe is made with a mouthwatering blend of herbs and spices. Guaranteed to turn out perfectly every time!
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Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

Cheesy Chicken Breasts Spinach Bake

Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that’s perfect for those busy weeknights!
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Stir-fried chicken and noodles with broccoli and spinach.

Pad See Ew (Thai Stir Fried Noodles)

Even if you've never made it before, comforting Pad See Ew is a dish that's easy and scrumptious. Everyone will love this sweet, salty, tangy dish of comforting wide noodles, veggies, and chicken.
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three baked chicken breasts in a white baking dish, and topped with melted cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced green onions.

Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

Baked Crack Chicken Breasts, also referred to as Ranch Chicken with Bacon, is a delicious and creamy dish loaded with cheese and bacon. 
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cutting into oven fried chicken breasts and holding one part of the chicken with a fork

Oven Fried Chicken Breasts

These Oven Fried Chicken Breasts are a twist on your favorite fried chicken, with a crispy breading and savory seasoning, but this time they’re baked instead of fried. 
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Jambalaya Recipe - Easy, tasty, one pot recipe for Jambalaya prepared with rice, chicken, shrimp, and sausages. Whip up this Southern favorite in just 30 minutes and get ready for a Mardi Gras dinner that the whole family will love! 

Jambalaya Recipe

Easy, tasty, one pot recipe for Jambalaya prepared with rice, chicken, shrimp, and sausages. 
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a skillet with five chicken cutlets in a creamy sauce with sundried tomatoes, and garnished with chopped basil.

Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken is a skillet dinner prepared with breaded chicken cutlets in a creamy parmesan and sundried tomato sauce.
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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken is the best comfort casserole to throw together on a busy weeknight, made with shredded chicken, cheese, and canned soup.
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Creamy Ricotta Spinach and Chicken Cannelloni - Cannelloni pasta tubes packed with a cheesy ricotta and chicken filling, and topped with a creamy and delicious tomato sauce. Simple, super easy to make, and they're SO tasty!

Creamy Ricotta Spinach and Chicken Cannelloni

Cannelloni pasta tubes packed with a cheesy ricotta and chicken filling, and topped with a creamy and delicious tomato sauce. Simple, super easy to make, and they’re SO tasty!
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chicken cutlets in creamy madeira sauce with asparagus stalks and sliced mushrooms

Chicken Madeira Recipe

A delicious dish of tender chicken breast cutlets smothered in a mushroom-wine sauce and topped with melted mozzarella.
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Creamy Dill Chicken Salad with Nuts and Cranberries - Easy, delicious, and wonderfully creamy chicken salad packed with nuts and cranberries mixed in a zesty blend of yogurt, mayo, and dill. 

Creamy Dill Chicken Salad with Nuts and Cranberries

Easy, delicious, and wonderfully creamy chicken salad packed with nuts and cranberries mixed in a zesty blend of yogurt, mayo, and dill.
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three chicken tinga tacos arranged on a plate and topped with cheese

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga is a flavor-packed Mexican dinner, made with juicy shredded chicken, tomato puree, and chipotle peppers.
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A buffalo-style chicken casserole with rice and toppings.

Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cream cheese and buffalo wing sauce add a ton of flavor to the tender chicken and savory rice in this crowd-pleasing casserole, topped with blue cheese and sliced green onion.
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close up overhead shot of four chicken breasts cooking in a skillet with onions and gravy

Smothered Chicken and Gravy

Smothered Chicken and Gravy is a busy cook’s dream come true! Made with juicy chicken, this quick-fix dinner with creamy gravy tastes like it came from your favorite restaurant!
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14 comments on “25 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes Your Family Will Love”

  1. I love this list. My crockpot is currently at home tenderizing a pork roast as we speak. I m a huge crockpot fan. And 1 vessel to watch at the end? Golden. A few of these could even be pre-prepped and thrown in the frezer for when you just don t have prep time. EASY EASY EASY is the golden word for weeknight dinners. Thank you for collecting these in one post.

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    Alyssa Brantley

    This is such a great collection for chicken dinners! We can always use more ideas when it comes to making chicken for dinner, and this will certainly help!

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