20 Chicken Recipes Ready in 20 Minutes or Less
Even if you only have 20 minutes, that’s still plenty of time to pull together a homemade weeknight dinner for your family. Yes, really! These speedy chicken dinners are quick and easy, but still full of flavor. Recipes like Chicken Stir-Fry, Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken, and Chicken Caprese Pasta may sound like they require an all day cooking affair, but they're actually ready in just 20 minutes or less! Add one of these 3-Ingredient Side Dish Recipes to complete your easy weeknight dinner. We think these chicken recipes will become your new favorites, not only for their delicious flavor, but also because you'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your family's company around the dinner table.
Kickin' Orange-Glazed Chicken
Recipe: Kickin’ Orange-Glazed Chicken
If you prefer your orange-glazed chicken without the heat, leave out the red pepper flakes for a sweeter glaze.
Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Recipe: Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Making this quick pizza at home is easier than ordering delivery.
Chicken Caprese Pasta
Recipe: Chicken Caprese Pasta
This light pasta dish is great for a quick weeknight dinner, but also impressive enough to serve when entertaining on the weekend.
Crunchy Chicken-Peanut Chopped Salad
Recipe: Crunchy Chicken-Peanut Chopped Salad
Deli-fried chicken tenders will help you create a restaurant quality salad at home in just 15 minutes.
Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Recipe: Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serve the healthy chicken mixture in lettuce wraps, wheat wraps, or over a bed of mixed greens.
Sesame Chicken Garden Salad
Recipe: Sesame Chicken Garden Salad
The flavors of this salad get even better overnight, so make extra if you want leftovers for lunch the next day.
Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Recipe: Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Homemade dressing elevates this vibrant salad that is an easy and filling dinner.
Balsamic-Garlic Chicken Breasts
Recipe: Balsamic-Garlic Chicken Breasts
If you need more than 4 servings or want to have leftovers for the rest of the week, you can easily double the recipe.
Dixie Chicken Salad with Grapes, Honey, Almonds, and Broccoli
Recipe: Dixie Chicken Salad with Grapes, Honey, Almonds, and Broccoli
Make the dressing and toss together the salad ingredients while the chicken is cooking; dinner will be on the table in 20 minutes.
Recipe: Herb-Grilled Chicken
Choose your favorite fresh herbs to add flavor to grilled chicken.
Chicken Cutlets with Pecan Sauce
Recipe: Chicken Cutlets with Pecan Sauce
Toasted pecans add a nutty flavor to chicken cutlets.
Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken
Grilled Chicken 'N' Cheese Sandwiches
Recipe: Grilled Chicken 'N' Cheese Sandwiches
Upgrade an ordinary grilled cheese by adding homemade chicken salad.
Fried Chicken Tacos with Buttermilk-Jalapeño Sauce
Recipe: Fried Chicken Tacos with Buttermilk-Jalapeño Sauce
Make taco night easy with fried chicken tenders.
Chicken Noodle Bowl with Peanut-Ginger Sauce
Prep the veggies the night before to get dinner on the table faster.
Heirloom Tomato and Chicken Toss
Recipe: Heirloom Tomato and Chicken Toss
Serve with warm bread to soak up the flavorful tomato juices.
Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup
Recipe: Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortelloni Soup
Comforting soup that’s ready in just 20 minutes? Yes, please.
Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry
This 10-minute stir-fry is even faster than takeout.
Chicken and Fontina Panini
Recipe: Chicken and Fontina Panini
Perfect for lunch or dinner, this panini uses rotisserie chicken to come together in just 15 minutes.
Peanut Chicken Scaloppine
Recipe: Peanut Chicken Scaloppine
Make sure to use a rolling pin or meat mallet to flatten chicken to speed up the cooking time.