5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

These streamlined recipes pair fresh ingredients with pantry staples for a quick and healthy take on chicken.

Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes

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Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes

Cooked quickly in the microwave, this is a hearty one-dish meal that will satisfy a craving for comfort food. Follow with a classic comfort-food dessert (with a twist): Strawberry-Banana Pudding.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Baking potatoes (6)
  • Sour cream
  • Green onions
  • Shredded barbecue chicken
  • Cheddar cheese
Prep: 5 minutes
 Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes

Chicken-Tortilla Pie

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Chicken-Tortilla Pie

This recipe can be further streamlined by substituting rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken breast, and jarred salsa for the 4-ingredient Fresh Salsa, but both shortcuts will increase the amount of sodium in the dish.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Cooked chicken breasts (4)
  • Salsa
  • Spicy black bean dip
  • Multigrain flour tortillas
  • Monterey Jack cheese
Prep: 13 minutes (18 minutes if you make Fresh Salsa)
Cook: 10 minutes

View Recipe: Chicken-Tortilla Pie

Cumin-Spiced Chicken with Chunky Tomato Sauce

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Cumin-Spiced Chicken with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Cumin, cilantro, and tomatoes with green chiles transform a chicken breast into a spicy, satisfying meal. Serve with Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Mild diced tomatoes and green chiles (1 can)
  • Mexican-blend cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

View Recipe: Cumin-Spiced Chicken with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Apricot-Lemon Chicken

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Apricot-Lemon Chicken

The secret to this elegant dish is a sauce made from apricot spread and a little lime juice for tartness. Serve with Sweet Lemon-Mint Pear Salad for a dinner fit to serve company.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Apricot spread
  • Lemon
  • Curry powder
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Apricot-Lemon Chicken

Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter Recipe

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Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter

Our hands-free oven method helps prevent the sugary fruit butter from scorching.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Peaches
  • Lemon Juice
  • Bourbon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chicken Breast Halves
View Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn Recipe

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Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

These light and fresh tacos come together in a snap.

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Corn
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Avocado
  • Tortillas
View Recipe: Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

Tarragon Chicken

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Tarragon Chicken

Pounding the chicken breasts before cooking tenderizes the meat and ensures more even cooking. Serve with Kalamata Barley for a quick and healthful weeknight meal.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Lemon
  • Fresh tarragon
  • Garlic
Prep: 4 minutes
 Cook: 7 minutes

View Recipe: Tarragon Chicken

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

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Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting the tomatoes releases their acidic juices, which blend with honey and olive oil to form a simple glaze. Serve with Mushroom and Zucchini Orzo.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Honey
  • Balsamic vinaigrette salad spritzer
  • Grape tomatoes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Mushroom-Herb Chicken

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Mushroom-Herb Chicken

Fresh mushrooms and shallots, sautéed with sherry and marjoram, top the chicken breasts with a rich combination of flavors, textures, and aromas. Serve with steamed broccoli and potatoes.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Shallots
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Dry sherry
  • Dried marjoram
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Mushroom-Herb Chicken

Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

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Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

Sautéing brings out the shiitake mushrooms' strong smoky flavor. Doing so in Marsala, a nutty and sweet fortified wine, creates a surprisingly complex flavor profile with just a few ingredients.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • Marsala wine (or dry sherry)
  • Green onions
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 14 minutes

View Recipe: Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

Rosemary-Fig Chicken with Port

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Rosemary-Fig Chicken with Port

Ready in just 19 minutes, this dish earned top ratings in our Test Kitchen. Serve with Lemon-Scented Broccoli Rabe for a company-worthy meal.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Fig preserves
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Port (or other sweet wine)
  • Garlic powder
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

View Recipe: Rosemary-Fig Chicken with Port

South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

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South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

The secret to this super-speedy marinade: Drained juice from a container of fresh salsa (look for the chunky kind, usually found by the deli counter in most supermarkets).

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Fresh salsa
  • Green tomatoes (2)
  • Queso fresco
Prep: 6 minutes
 Cook: 12 minutes
 Other: 30 minutes

View Recipe: South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream

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Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream

The bite of Dijon mustard and the piney fragrance of rosemary give this grilled dish a punch of flavor reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Serve with Pan-Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Light mayonnaise
Prep: 6 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream

Chicken with Pomegranate-Sake Poached Raisins

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Chicken with Pomegranate-Sake Poached Raisins

Sake gives this sweet-and-tart glaze an Asian edge that's refreshingly different. Use dried cherries for extra tartness. Serve with Roasted Green Beans with Onions.

Pantry Checklist:


  • Chicken breasts (4)
  • Sake
  • Pomegranate-cherry juice
  • Raisins or dried cherries
  • Ground red pepper
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes

View Recipe: Chicken with Pomegranate-Sake Poached Raisins \

Grilled Asian Drumsticks

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Grilled Asian Drumsticks

Smoky, sweet, and spicy, these drumsticks will be on your short list of favorites in no time. Serve with Spicy-Sweet Broccoli.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Chicken drumsticks (8)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Asian Drumsticks

Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze

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Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze

Sweet blackberry jam gets a twist from Chinese five-spice powder, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. Find it at an Asian market. Serve with Yellow Rice with Spring Peas.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Skinless, boneless chicken thighs (8)
  • Sugar-free seedless blackberry jam
  • Cider vinegar
  • Fresh ginger
  • Five-spice powder
  • Optional: fresh blackberries
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

View Recipe: Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze

Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

Especially when grilling, dark meat's moist and flavorful qualities stand up well to bold flavors, like this tangy-sweet Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Serve with Warm Balsamic Potato Salad.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (8)
  • Prepared mustard
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Ground allspice
  • Crushed red pepper
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

View Recipe: Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

Smothered Green Chile Pepper Chicken

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Smothered Green Chile Pepper Chicken

The mild spiciness of canned green chiles marries well with the creaminess of the melted mozzarella cheese. Fresh lime juice adds a bright note. Serve with Corn-Filled Mini-Muffins (a start-with-a-mix recipe) for an easy weeknight meal.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Skinless, boneless chicken thighs (8)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Taco seasoning (reduced-sodium)
  • Canned whole green chiles (2 to 3 cans)
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes

View Recipe: Smothered Green Chile Pepper Chicken

Chicken Tagine

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Chicken Tagine

Traditionally cooked in its namesake, a Moroccan earthen vessel, a tagine features braised meat seasoned with fragrant spices. The optional fresh mint and plain yogurt are worth the extra cost because they take this dish up a notch.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Skinless, boneless chicken thighs (8)
  • Salt-free Moroccan spice blend
  • Chickpeas (1 can)
  • Diced tomatoes with garlic and onion (1 can)
  • Uncooked couscous
  • Optional: fat-free plain yogurt, chopped fresh mint
Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes

View Recipe: Chicken Tagine

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