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Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick chicken dinner recipes? Find chicken recipes for dinner that you can make easily and quickly.

Crispy Apricot Chicken

Crispy Apricot Chicken

Crispy Apricot Chicken

Briana Roell's tasty chicken has a crispy coating flecked with minced fresh parsley. The Indianapolis, Indiana cook drizzles a simple fruit sauce on top for a refreshing main course.

Chicken and Bows

Chicken and Bows

Chicken and Bows

“I first made this recipe when I was a professional nanny,” writes Danette Forbes of Overland Park, Kansas. “It comes together quickly at dinnertime when the kids are hungry.”

Chicken Minestrone

Chicken Minestrone

Chicken Minestrone

A packaged minestrone soup mix is jazzed up with cubed chicken, fresh zucchini, portobello mushrooms and crunchy croutons for this satisfying main course. It’s easy to prepare, yet seems like you fussed.
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Spicy Seasoned Chicken

Spicy Seasoned Chicken

Spicy Seasoned Chicken

Seasoned with a zesty combination of garlic and chili powders and cumin, this specialty from our Test Kitchen cam be used as a fabulous filling for tacos, burritos and more.

Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Lemon-Pepper Chicken

“This entree is a favorite for days when I volunteer for area activities and don’t have much time for dinner.” Phyl Broich-Wessling - Garner, IA

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

If everybody's hungry and you're crunched for time, reach for pitas. Just slice them open, fill them up and go. Save even more time with chicken tenders. —Jacqueline Parker, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chicken in Lime Butter

Chicken in Lime Butter

Chicken in Lime Butter

"A few ordinary, on-hand ingredients make this moist and tender chicken something really extraordinary! The flavor added by the rich, buttery sauce with a splash of lime juice is unmatched. It’s been a hands-down winner at our house for 20 some years," says Denise Segura of Draper, Utah.

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This is one of my favorite recipes because it's so quick and easy, but it looks and tastes like I spent all day cooking it. And it has all of my favorite things in it!—Barbara Christensen of Arvada, Colorado

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Cherry-Topped Chicken

Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.

Corn Bread Chicken Tenders

Corn Bread Chicken Tenders

Corn Bread Chicken Tenders

These golden tenders come from Angela Bottger of Foster City, California. Since they are cooked in just a tiny bit of oil, there's very little fat, and they crisp up in just about six minutes.

Southwest Bean and Chicken Pasta

Southwest Bean and Chicken Pasta

Southwest Bean and Chicken Pasta

"My wife, Jennie, is a wonderful cook who’s generally skeptical about my kitchen experiments. But she likes this recipe well enough to give me temporary kitchen privileges…and even encouraged me to enter this contest! If you can’t find the soup called for here, nacho or cheese soup make easy substitutes," suggests Mike Kirschbaum in Cary, North Carolina.
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