Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
Want to shave off a few more precious minutes from this superfast recipe? Skip the step of broiling the tortillas and you'll end up with equally tasty soft tacos. Have more time? Pair these light and crispy tostadas with our fresh Mexican soup for a festive meal that's worthy of guests.
Honey-Dijon Chicken Paillards with Zucchini Slaw
"Paillard" is a French term for any cut of meat that's been sliced or pounded thin, a brilliant shortcut technique for plump chicken breasts.
Caesar-Crusted Chicken Salad
Chicken Potpie Skillet Pizza
Try this quick, playful spin to turn pizza night on its head—in a good way. You get all the creamy goodness of chicken potpie, in a fun, eat-with-your-hands way that kids will love. Grown-ups will dig it, too, especially if you offer hot sauce at the table. Cooking the pizza in a preheated cast-iron skillet makes the crust wonderfully crispy so that it doesn’t sog out when the creamy sauce goes on. Be sure to use only 10 ounces of dough (though you’ll likely have to purchase in a 1-pound or larger ball); save the remaining dough to make breadsticks the next night.
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Wasabi Mayo
A kicking dipping sauce adds amped up fun and flavor. Serve with Orzo with Snap Peas, Cilantro, and Peanuts for a complete meal with 46g of protein. If you use wood skewers on the outdoor grill, be sure to soak them in water before grilling to avoid burning. Make a few extra skewers to add chicken to lunches and salads the next day. The wasabi mayo adds bold flavor to simply seasoned grilled chicken and pairs well with the sweetness of honey and tang of rice vinegar. The mayo can be saved and served alongside roasted vegetables, skirt steak, or fresh grilled fish.
Lemon-Honey Chicken Thighs
Chicken Pesto Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
It’s seems like portobello mushrooms were just made for stuffing. Not only is this loaded fork-and-knife-entrée easy and cheesy; it's customizable, too. Make it your own with any produce or herbs you already have in your fridge, you can even switch up the protein if you’re feeling like steak or serving a vegetarian guest. If you don’t mind the extra step, homemade pesto takes this dish from great to amazing.
Crispy Chicken Thighs with White Beans
This method for cooking chicken—often referred to as “chicken under a brick”—creates a crispy skin coupled with a succulent interior.
Shredded Chicken with Avocado Nacho Salad
Dinner doesn't get any easier than this five-ingredient salad. And it's bursting with Super Bowl Sunday potential.
Skillet Chicken with Escarole and Pecorino
Escarole is amped up with a salty kick from fish sauce and pecorino and is brightened with sweet, crunchy carrots.
Tangy Chicken-Farro Bowl
If you have trouble finding lingonberry, cranberry preserves are a fine substitute.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ginger Sauce
Flavorful chicken thighs might just be our favorite cut. Here we dress them up with a simple ginger-scallion sauce.
Honey and Sesame-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Green Beans
Sweet honey and toasty sesame team up for a flavor combo everyone at the table is sure to love. Serve with precooked brown rice for a quick and easy side to soak up sauce from the chicken.
Pan-Seared Chicken with Pecan-Scallion Gremolata
The lemony, nutty gremolata is addictive. Dollop it over any number of proteins, or spread it on a toasty sandwich. Serve the chicken with a peppery arugula salad, and you're good to go.
Quick Chicken Piccata
Chicken piccata is typically made with sliced chicken breasts, but we find chicken "thighcatta" to be even more flavorful.
Chicken-Peanut Chow Mein
This quick and easy chow mein recipe is just as tasty as take-out, but better for you. Look for chow mein noodles (sometimes labeled as chuka soba) in the Asian section of the supermarket. If you can't find them, you can always substitute spaghetti or linguine.
Pan-Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Maple-Mustard Dill Sauce <br />
Try not to skimp on the real maple syrup―this quality ingredient is worth the splurge. Grated orange rind and fresh dill add dimension to a sauce you'll want to savor. Serve orange-scented couscous to make it go farther.
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs <br />
Mix. Toss. Broil. Brush. That's it for this super simple, 5-star recipe. Skinless, boneless thighs are more flavorful than skinless chicken breasts, so they need less embellishment. Bought more thighs than you need? Put them to use in another one of our favorite recipes― Margarita-Braised Chicken Thighs.
Pan-Seared Chicken with Tomato-Olive Relish
Select your favorite varieties of olives from the supermarket olive bar to make the relish without leftovers.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pineapple, Corn, and Bell Pepper Relish
We love the high-impact flavors in this recipe. The vibrant, colorful relish will not only look divine when plated atop grilled chicken thighs, but will taste just as amazing.
Herb-Crusted Chicken and Parsley Orzo
Chicken receives a flavor kick with a medley of herbs in this satisfying dish. Orzo dressed with parsley makes for a refreshing accompaniment.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders
Didn't think pulled chicken was possible in less than 20 minutes? You'll become a believer once you try your first bite of this delicious sweet and savory sandwich. For a less sweet option, use sliced dill pickles.
Maple-Glazed Chicken with Apple Brussels-Sprout Slaw
Chicken cutlets can range in size from about 2 ounces each to close to 5 or 6 ounces each. For this dish, we chose the smaller ones.
Chicken Piccata with Orzo
Lemon rind gives the orzo floral, muted citrus notes, a nice companion to the zingy sauce. Salty capers bring another layer of flavor without being overbearing.
Chicken, Carrot, and Cucumber Salad
This is no run-of-the-mill chicken salad. Cucumber gives this salad a cool crunch, while sliced radishes and cilantro add a distinctly different flavor. Try it for a light dinner, and save the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
Seared Chicken with Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa
Tangy tomatillos join buttery avocados and peppery radishes in an unusual salsa that transforms an ordinary chicken breast into something special.
One-Dish Chicken and Kielbasa Rice
Turkey sausage, turmeric, and manzanilla olives add depth and interest to this simple one-dish meal. Feeling indulgent? Substitute crushed saffron threads for the turmeric.
Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
A little heat turns a sandwich into a meal. This panini combines the sweet and savory flavors of fig jam and crumbled blue cheese for a special treat. Don't have a sandwich press? No problem―it's easy to improvise. Just place the sandwich in a regular nonstick skillet and press it under the weight of a cast-iron skillet or a regular skillet weighted down with cans.
Chicken Cobb Salad <br />
Creamy avocado is the standout ingredient in a Cobb salad. Full of nutrients and monounsaturated fat, it's a nutrition star as well. Pair this salad with a soup or sandwich for an enjoyable meal.
Spiced Chicken Thighs with Yogurt Sauce
The yogurt sauce's cooling effect balances the heat of the spiced chicken thighs.
Spicy Basque-Style Chicken <br />
Smoked paprika, green olives, prosciutto, and diced chiles marry into a richly spicy sauce that you'll want more of, so pair this with saffron rice to soak it all up.
Spiced Chicken and Greens with Pomegranate Dressing
This superfast salad gets a boost from luscious pomegranate, which is packed with vitamin C and potassium. Sprinkle on other seasonal fruits for an additional nutrient boost. With just 6.7 grams of fat and 42.2 grams of protein per serving, you'll want to make this recipe a staple.
Moroccan Chicken with Fruit and Olive Topping
This exotic spin on the ordinary boneless, skinless chicken breast earned top ratings from our readers. Sweet-tart dried fruit and salty olives combine for a sweet and savory flavor profile characteristic of North African cuisine. Serve with creamy pearls of jumbo-sized Israeli couscous.
Sicilian Chicken <br />
Sicilian cuisine is among the healthiest in the world. The flavors of this blue zone inspired a dish that uses many pantry staples for a tasty and effortless dinner with just 304 calories and 6.8 grams of fat per serving.
Herbed Greek Chicken Salad
Pineapple Chicken Salad Pitas
If you don't have pitas on hand, substitute whole-grain bread for this interesting chicken salad. Pineapple adds a hint of sweetness, while matchstick carrots and slivered almonds add texture and crunch. The recipe calls for canned pineapple, but works equally well with fresh if you've got the time.
Creole Chicken and Vegetables<br />
Healthful convenience ingredients such as frozen vegetables and canned tomatoes make this a great weeknight staple to add to your repertoire. For a filling meal, serve over rice.
Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice
Seasonal flavors abound in this twist on a family-favorite.
Thai Chicken Sauté
This elegant Thai dish is impressive enough to serve company, but your guests never need to know you didn't spend hours in the kitchen. Serve with a fresh Thai salad for a meal that's long on flavor and short on fat.
Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce
Opt for an inexpensive, full-flavored domestic beer, like Blue Moon wheat ale.
Raspberry-Chipotle Chicken Breasts with Cucumber Salad
Quick and easy-to-make in just three simple steps, this chicken recipe will soon become a weeknight, family favorite.
Chicken, Arugula, and Radish Pizza
If you don't have white wine vinegar on hand, substitute red wine vinegar or champagne vinegar.
Chicken Salad with Orange-Pistachio Vinaigrette
If you can't find precooked quinoa and brown rice together, substitute a package of precooked brown rice.
Chicken Salad Melts
For a touch more sweetness, substitute halved grapes for the apple. You can also chop the apple and add it to the salad mixture.
Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Baking the pizzas directly on the oven rack gives you a crisp crust in less time. You can substitute shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese for fresh.
Chicken, Rice, and Parmesan Skillet
This Chicken, Rice, and Parmesan Skillet is perfect for a sunny weekend al fresco lunch or dinner.
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Tomato Salad
Summer up your dinner superfast-style with this delectable grilled chicken dish.
Greek-Style Chicken Wraps
Look for plain rotisserie chicken in the deli section of your supermarket. Use the lean, mild breast meat for pastas and sandwiches, and the leg and thigh meat for more robust salads, soups, or tacos.
Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
Red onion and celery add crunch to this quick chicken salad. Blueberries have thick skins, so they won't break apart when tossed with the chicken.
Apricot-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Roasted Almond Couscous
Fresh herbs turn a couple of pantry basics into a beautiful glaze for chicken.
Chicken Paillards with Romaine Caesar Slaw
This quick twist on grilled chicken Caesar turns the salad upside down.
Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mustard Sauce
Serve with roasted broccoli and egg noodles to soak up the sauce.
Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
This colorful, flavor-forward dish makes the most of peak-season produce with a sweet and tangy fruit salsa that would be equally delicious served over pork chops or with whole-grain tortilla chips. The heat from the seeded jalapeño is mild, but it can be omitted. To round out your plate, try serving the chicken and salsa over a bed of rice or with a simple side salad.
Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders with Garlicky Dipping Sauce
A crunchy coating from a snack time favorite is sure to win big with the kids—especially when paired with a creamy garlic dip. Honey mustard would be good, too.