64 Quick-Fix Chicken Suppers
Everyone loves chicken, and you can prepare it so many ways. Serve up easy and tasty recipes tonight.
We've concocted a simple, healthful recipe to start your season of outdoor cooking. Choose your favorite fresh herb to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken. Remove the herb sprig before serving, or leave it as a garnish.
- Recipe: Herb-Grilled Chicken
Bake this chicken coated in buttermilk to make it tender and juicy. Baby portobello mushrooms and thyme add savory flavor to the meat and complement a simple buttermilk-mushroom sauce. Serve this delicious main-dish recipe with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans for an easy weeknight meal.
- Recipe: Buttermilk Baked Chicken
This award-winning recipe takes ordinary fried chicken up a notch by melting pimiento cheese inside the chicken breasts. Garnish with freshly chopped chives and enjoy.
For a change of pace from frying, try this crunchy chicken dish. Marinate the chicken while you make the toasted peanut coating. Once it’s in the oven, you can focus on the rest of the menu, including the fluffy rice, flavored with easy ingredients.
- Recipes: Peanut-Baked Chicken
Online reviewers give this recipe five stars for being an easy weeknight dish. Because it's brimming with veggies in addition to the rice, chicken, beans and cheese, it really is a one-dish meal.
Chicken thighs are economical and easily take on the flavor of seasoning blends or marinades. Serving the chicken over mashed potatoes makes this one-dish recipe hearty and filling.
Streamline weeknight cooking with this creamy, kid-friendly dish. For an easy side prepare frozen mashed sweet potatoes according to package directions. Then stir in fresh sage, butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Recipe: Chicken Dijon
When you're in the mood for Tex-Mex, this is the dinner to make. From kitchen to table, it takes about an hour, and half of that is hands-off baking or cooking time. I like to make a few pans of enchiladas and keep them in the freezer for this busy month.
- Recipes: Spinach Chicken Enchiladas
Faster than fast food and way more delicious, these cheesy enchiladas come together in a snap. A quick spritz of vegetable cooking spray adds extra crispness to flour tortillas as they bake.
- Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas
A speedy Italian classic, this tetrazzini can be made ahead for easy weeknight dinners. Freeze an unbaked casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed
- Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini
Stir up a superfast peanut sauce, and marinate the chicken before you head out for the day. The remaining ingredients can be quickly put together when you get home from work.
Recipe: Spicy Thai Chicken Kabobs
Ready in less than 45 minutes, this creamy bow tie pasta recipe combines chicken, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese for a satisfying main dish. Cooking the pasta in the same water that the chicken was cooked in gives the noodles extra flavor—and using just one pot makes for easy cleanup.
- Recipe: Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta
For a complete meal ready in 30 minutes, grill corn and chicken breasts brushed with a simple mayonnaise-based spread. While the corn and chicken cook, mix a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing with coleslaw mix. Viola, supper! Dice leftover grilled chicken, and then combine with leftover slaw for a tasty lunch.
Balsamic vinegar and fresh garlic add a punch of flavor to these skillet-cooked breasts. Easy side: Stir together 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions, and 1/4 cup refrigerated pesto. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Recipe: Balsamic-Garlic Chicken Breasts
Update your chicken pot pie with this recipe that includes buttermilk biscuits for the crust and sauteed mushrooms and baby peas. A family-size rotisserie chicken yields the perfect amount of chopped cooked chicken for this recipe.
- Recipe: Stovetop Chicken Pie
Ready in 23 Minutes
This chicken cutlet recipe is delicious, easy, and light enough to become a regular supper for your family. For an easy side, cook 1 (11– oz.) package frozen steam-in-bag baby mixed vegetables according to package directions. Toss with 1 tsp. freshly ground garlic-pepper seasoning.
Dress up a bottle of raspberry vinaigrette with fresh tarragon and green onions. It's perfect drizzled over a salad of grilled chicken, cantaloupe, blackberries, and Gorgonzola cheese.
Once you try this grilled chicken recipe with chopped macadamia, Mustard Sauce and Mango Salsa, chicken will never be the same. Juicy mango chunks mixed with cilantro, lime juice, and red onions create a Latin-inspired topping that adds a variety of flavors to ordinary chicken breasts. You can add or substitute pineapple in the salsa if preferred.
- Recipe: Macadamia-Mango Chicken
Start with a package of cornbread mix and fresh corn kernels to make these homestyle corn cakes. Top with grilled chicken, bacon, and chopped arugula for a colorful one-dish dinner.
Spice up taco night with these quick tacos. Jazz up ordinary salsa with mango, cilantro, and hot sauce, and serve a side of refried black beans for an easy weeknight meal.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos
These chicken kabobs are marinated with rosemary, Dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar, and are paired with bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms for an easy weeknight meal. Easy side: Toss 1 (5-oz.) head Bibb lettuce with 1/2 cup drained mandarin oranges. Serve with bottled ginger dressing.
- Recipe: Rosemary Chicken Kabobs
This hearty Italian entree features grilled chicken and zucchini tossed with storebought cheese tortellini, pesto, chopped tomatoes, and Italian herb seasoning.
One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips before they're sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.
- Recipe: Cajun Chicken Pasta
No pots and pans are required for this easy, no-mess Mediterranean recipe. Simply use a glass measuring cup to heat the broth in the microwave, place dry couscous in the serving bowl, and then add the broth. Once the remaining ingredients are stirred in, the dish is ready to serve.
- Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Couscous
- Recipe: Chicken 'n' Spinach Pasta Bake
Homemade biscuits replace the traditional pastry crust in this delicious twist on a classic. These biscuits are made with sharp Cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and chives, making them just as tasty solo as atop this chicken pot pie.
Fried chicken is a dinner staple in the South. If your mouth isn't already watering, a drizzle of hot sauce might do the trick with this savory meal.
Ditch your plain grilled chicken for a zesty, perfectly spiced dinner instead. Grilled Chipotle Chicken delivers a smoky heat flavor with a touch of sweetness. Try Mexcian oregano for an extra zing.
Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, the salad is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.
Recipe: Farmers' Market Pasta Salad
Dress a double batch of this light but satisfying dinner with the sesame dressing. The flavors get even better overnight in the fridge, and leftovers make a gourmet on-the-go lunch.
Recipe: Sesame Chicken Garden Salad