20 Top Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Ready to update your go-to chicken dinner? I’ve selected 20 chicken dinner recipes to make your weeknights a little easier and a lot more delicious. From wings to rotisserie, from egg rolls to enchiladas, chicken dinners are always a crowd-pleaser. Putting together a savory and nutritious meal doesn’t need to be complicated, and chicken dinners are a great place to start.

From skillet dinners to oven bakes, from pasta to pot pies, and from slow cookers to instant pots, you’re sure to find a new family favorite from this diverse and mouth-watering selection of 20 top chicken dinners!

20 Chicken Dinner Recipes

1. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken by Homemade Hooplah

You only need 4 ingredients to make this mouth-watering chicken dinner. Stuff the chicken, wrap it in bacon-y goodness, bake and enjoy!

2. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie by The Cooking Jar

Make this comfort food favorite right in your skillet and then bake until its bubbly and golden brown!

3. Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken Piccata Pasta by Simply Recipes

Combine chicken piccata and pasta for an easy and flavorful meal that everyone in the family will love. Kid-approved.

4. Dutch Oven Balsamic Chicken

Dutch Oven Balsamic Chicken And Vegetables by Zesty Olive

What could be easier? Just assemble all the ingredients on a sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. Boom – dinner is ready!

5. Garlic Herb Chicken Sheet Pan

Garlic Herb Chicken & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Meal by Cafe Delites

Let your Dutch oven do the work of cooking this delicious meal which is practically hands-off, except for adding the ingredients to the pot.

6. Instant Pot Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken With Mushroom Gravy by Savory Tooth

Here’s a quick weeknight chicken dinner made in the instant pot. Savory gravy dresses the chicken. Serve with a side of rice or mashed potatoes to help mop up that gravy!

7. Mexican Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

Mexican Sweet Potato Chicken Soup by Eating Bird Food

Here’s a healthy chicken dinner option in the form of soup made with sweet potatoes and veggies, and seasoned with dried guajillo Mexican peppers.

8. One Pan Sesame Chicken

One Pan Sesame Chicken by How Sweet Eats

Make this skillet of deliciousness with chicken thighs and healthy veggies. Top with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds, among other yummy seasonings, and enjoy.

9. Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil

Grilled Chicken Fajitas In Foil by Well Plated

For easy cleanup, consider this chicken fajitas dinner cooked in foil packs. Cook them on the grill or in your oven, serve up, and enjoy the mess-free cleanup, too!

10. Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup by Happy Foods Tube

This Instant Pot chicken soup requires just a few steps, but can be cooked and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Be sure and make enough for leftovers!

11. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole by Wholesome Yum

Here’s a low-carb, easy chicken casserole with just 7 ingredients, a few minutes of prep time, and a cheesy delicious meal to eat at the end!

12. Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken by Averie Cooks

If you’re looking for a chicken dinner that’s ready in about 10 minutes, try this zesty barbecue grilled chicken recipe. For full-on flavor, marinate overnight, but you can skip that if you’re in a hurry because it will still taste amazing!

13. Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet

Chicken Artichoke Olive Skillet by Running To The Kitchen

If you love the Mediterranean flavors and enjoy olives, then try this chicken and artichoke skillet recipe for a flavor-packed meal.

14. Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Gnocchi By Sweet Peas And Saffron

If easy cleanup is a factor for you, try this simple sheet pan chicken meal. You can even prep the veggies days ahead so that all you do is place the yumminess on the sheet pan and then bake.

15. Sesame Chicken Egg Roll In A Bowl

Sesame Chicken Egg Roll In A Bowl by Peace Love And Low Carb

Forget the pork and try this delicious chicken egg roll in a bowl recipe with broccoli slaw. It has all your classic Asian inspired flavors and is a fun and easy weeknight meal.

16. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas by Skinny Taste

Use shredded rotisserie chicken if you’re in a hurry, or make your own for this easy enchilada recipe, guaranteed to be a family favorite.

17. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Healthy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken by My Everyday Table

Here are two ways to make this Buffalo chicken – slow cooker or instant pot. Either way, make enough for leftovers so you can repurpose it for another meal. Win-win!

18. Korean Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe

Sheet Pan Korean Chicken And Vegetables by Dinner Then Dessert

Serve up some garlicky chicken and veggies with this easy sheet pan Korean dinner. Clean up is a breeze, too!

19. Honey Sesame Chicken Wing

Sticky Honey Sesame Chicken Wings by Cafe Delites

Marinate these wings for the ultimate flavor-punch and then bake. Serve with steamed veggies and/or steamed rice. Kids and adults love them!

20. Easy Chicken Marsala

Easy Chicken Marsala by The Chunky Chef

Here’s a delicious one-pot chicken dinner that’s pure comfort food. Serve over pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice for a hearty and filling meal.

Final Word

Don’t you love to see some new chicken dinner recipes? I sure do! It’s all about teaching the world to cook from scratch, right? These are easy and simple recipes we can all make and enjoy. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

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6 thoughts on “20 Top Chicken Dinner Recipes

  • July 23, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    Have you been spying on me, my friend? *BG* I just brought home 40 pounds of chicken! There’s some good ideas here for trying something new, or changing up some of the old dishes I already make. I love sesame chicken, but the one pot sesame chicken from your link is actually quite different than the way I make mine. I’m especially looking forward to trying that one.

    So, how are you and Mark doing? Any special plans for the 24th? It finally turned pretty warm up here, so I’m guessing you are doing your best to stay cool down your way. Make sure to stay shaded and hydrated if you are cooking out tomorrow… or working in your beautiful garden.

    Take care and big hugs, Mare

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    • July 23, 2019 at 9:41 am
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      Hi Mare, oh my gosh, it’s so good to hear from you!! I love hearing you bought 40 pounds of chicken!! We’re doing great, and it’s very hot here as well. Stay safe! Big hugs!!! Linda

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      • July 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
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        I get the chicken through the kitchen manager at work. I get a really good price that way. I know you don’t eat a lot of meat, but I get my beef through Paizlees. Have you ever heard of them? They have a ranch in Torrey. They pasture raise their beef, process the meat on the ranch, flash freeze it, and ship free anywhere in Utah. I eat more beef now than I have in years… it’s that good and pretty reasonably priced, especially their specials. I just ordered another 80 pounds of beef from them and 15 pounds of marrow bones for bone broth, which I’ll can. I, also, save all of the chicken bones for canning chicken broth. I get my eggs from a guy with a “backyard” chicken ranch in Tropic, so those are always super fresh, too. The only thing I go to the grocery store for is some of my produce.

        I’m glad you are doing well. Stay cool.

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        • July 23, 2019 at 11:25 am
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          Hi Mare, thank for the names of these companies!! I love it!!!! Linda

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  • July 23, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    I love sheet pan dinners – one and done! I am also looking forward to trying more crock pot meals. I don’t have an insta pot and really don’t have the space or money for another appliance!

    I especially liked the cast iron pan chicken pot pie recipe – definitely one I will try this fall!

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    • July 23, 2019 at 11:26 am
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      Hi Leanne, I love sheet pan meals too!! I love easy to prepare meals!! Linda

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