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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.

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Here's a cool, easy entree perfect for steamy summer days! You can do most of the preparation for this dish ahead of time and just mix it together before serving. The crispy lettuce and wonton skins keep this dish light, while the chicken and dressing give it wonderful flavor. —Shirley Smith, Yorba Linda, California
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Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews…and always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah

Quick Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Quick Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Quick Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

My mother-in-law raves about the chicken and rice soup we serve at our house. I tweaked the recipe several times to get it just right. —Teresa Jacobson, St. Johns, Florida

Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Tender chicken in a tangy sauce, topped with pretty pineapple, makes a mouthwatering main dish. The recipe comes from Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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Caesar Chicken with Feta

Caesar Chicken with Feta

Caesar Chicken with Feta

My tomatoey chicken is the perfect answer on those crazy days when supper has to be on the table in 30 minutes, tops (doesn't hurt that it's delicious, too). —Denise Chelpka, Phoenix, Arizona

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken

Cheese and bacon don’t usually come “light.” But this tasty recipe keeps the fat and calories low and flavor high. This family friendly recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle Idaho

Quick Honey-Mustard Chicken

Quick Honey-Mustard Chicken

Quick Honey-Mustard Chicken

“This entree combines my husband’s love for mustard with my love for anything sweet (the honey),” writes Lisa Varner, a field editor from Charleston, South Carolina. “The yummy curry taste really sends this dish over the top! We like it with rice pilaf.”

Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Here in California, we cook out year-round. I grill extra chicken specifically for this quick meal. It's so colorful and fresh-tasting that even our kids love it. —Cindie Ekstrand, Duarte, California

Quick Apricot Chicken

Quick Apricot Chicken

Quick Apricot Chicken

This is one of my favorite ways to fix chicken in a hurry. Everybody just loves it and leftovers are always just as good the next day. For variation, I’ve used pork instead of chicken and added additional ingredients like pineapple, mandarin oranges, snow peas and broccoli. –Vicki Ruiz, Twin Falls, Idaho

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts

After trying this delicious chicken dish in a restaurant, I decided to recreate it at home. Topped with bacon, caramelized onions and zippy shredded cheese, it comes together in no time with ingredients I usually have on hand. Plus, it cooks in one skillet, so it’s a cinch to clean up! —Brenda Carpenter, Warrensburg, Missouri

Hot Wing Pizza

Hot Wing Pizza

Hot Wing Pizza

My husband loves this recipe, especially when he has a craving for hot wings. If you don't have blue cheese dressing, ranch works great, too! —Danielle Weets, Grandview, Washington

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Perfect for chilly winter nights, this main course is speedy, low in fat and a delicious one-dish meal. —Nancy Tuck of Elk Falls, Kansas
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