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Here’s a collection of our 40+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes– all highly rated and reader favorites!
From simple sheet-pan chicken dinners, sauteed chicken breast ideas, instant pot chicken breast wonders, , hearty chicken salads, grilled chicken breast recipes, or quick, flavorful chicken stir-fry recipes- there is something for everyone!
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Easy Sheet Pan Dinners
These Chicken Breast Sheet Pan Dinners are quick and easy and full of flavor! Tender, delicious and flavorful, easy to clean up and made with little hands-on time!
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a quick easy one-pan dinner! Deliciously marinated chicken and veggies are roasted until juicy and lightly charred. Fold them into warm tortillas with your favorite toppings or serve over rice. Either way, you’ll love this quick easy meal!
Baked Chicken Shawarma
Quick and flavorful Baked Chicken Shawarma can made with either chicken or tofu (or both!). Turn it into healthy Shawarma Bowls, then repurpose into Shawarma Wraps. Vegan and gluten-free-adaptable!
Tarragon Chicken with Asparagus, Lemon and Leeks
A healthy, delicious sheet-pan dinner that features the best of spring produce! Make it in 30 minutes with minimal cleanup. Vegan adaptable, GF and paleo!
Asian-Inspired Chicken Breast Recipes
Perfect for weeknights or anytime you need fast, plus flavor! These Asian-inspired chicken breast recipes are super tasty and just may become family favorites.
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for Lemongrass Chicken that comes together in under 20 minutes, a flavorful Vietnamese- inspired dinner, perfect for busy weeknights.
A healthy take on Cashew Chicken! Tender garlicky chicken stir-fried with red bell peppers and roasted cashews tossed with a flavorful, savory homemade stir-fry sauce.
Thai Basil Chicken
Fragrant and savory this Thai Basil Chicken recipe is simple, fast and flavorful! Perfect for weeknight dinners or an easy delicious lunch. Ready to serve in under 30 minutes.
Burmese Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Fiery Burmese Chicken and Veggies- a fast, full-flavored, Burmese-style stir-fry that can be made in 20 minutes. Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable, this meal is low in carbs.
Kung Pao chicken!
Flavorful Kung Pao Noodles with your choice of chicken breast or roasted cauliflower (or both!) served with noodles.
Zucchini Chicken Curry
Zucchini Curry is a delightful dish made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk. It’s a quick and easy dinner – the perfect meal for end-of-summer produce. Make this with chicken breast or Crispy Tofu.
Chicken Pad Thai
An easy recipe for Pad Thai with simple, accessible ingredients with the most amazing flavor! The best part … once you have your ingredients prepped it only takes 15 minutes of actual cooking time! See recipe notes for tips and tricks!
How to make Chicken Katsu – A Japanese Style fried chicken breaded with panko and sesame seeds. Serve over rice, veggies or as a sandwich or burger! A simple easy recipe the whole family will love.
Pan-seared chicken Breast Recipes
Tender, succulent chicken, made on the stovetop – quick and easy enough for weeknight dinners.
A simple, classic Italian dish brimming with flavor- Chicken Piccata is easy enough for weeknight dinners or elegant enough for entertaining.
A classic recipe for Chicken Marsala with double the mushrooms! An Italian-inspired dinner served over creamy polenta. A delicious weeknight dinner idea! Vegetarian Adaptable- see notes. 😉
Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Mustard Seed Relish
This flavorful recipe for Mustard Seed Relish can be spooned over seared chicken, grilled eggplant or roasted cauliflower steaks, a delicious twist.
Comforting Dinners with Chicken Breast
These Comforting Chicken Breast Recipes are perfect for those cozy days when you are craving something special. Full of delicious flavor, these dishes do not disappoint!
Gorgonzola Chicken with Mushrooms & Sage
Creamy Gorgonzola Chicken is my husband’s favorite chicken dish. Made with chicken breast, mushrooms and sage it is flavorful, decadent, and perfect for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s day. The creamy gorgonzola sauce is dreamy and delicious. Served it over mashed potatoes, rice or creamy polenta.
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Easy Chicken Enchiladas are made with the simplest of ingredients. With just a few minutes of assembly time, bake it for 20 minutes, and dinner is ready. Everyone is happy!
Rosemary Chicken Lasagna
Rosemary Chicken Lasagna is made with boneless skinless chicken breasts, optional mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, and bathed in creamy Béchamel Sauce. Decadent and delicious.
Herby Chicken Pot Pie with Easy Biscuit Crust
How to make Chicken Pot Pie with an easy biscuit crust. Loaded with tender veggies and chicken breast accented with savory fresh herbs, in a creamy wine sauce, this is a delicious comfort food meal the whole family will love.
Baked Chicken Breast Recipes
These Baked Chicken Breast recipes are succulent and bursting with flavor. Easy enough for weeknight dinners that the whole family will love.
Simple Baked Chicken Breasts!
Baked Chicken Breasts- the formula for the easiest, juiciest, most flavorful chicken breasts that turn out perfect every single time! All you need is olive oil, lemon, and spices and just 10 minutes of hands-on time!
Nourishing Chicken Soup Recipes
These Chicken Soup recipes will nourish body, mind and spirit. Full of flavor and so nutritious! Make a pot of your favorite chicken soup recipe and enjoy it through the week.
Feel Better Chicken Soup
Feel Better Chicken Soup with lemon and ginger. A delicious and EASY low-carb, keto, broth-based soup that you can make in an Instant Pot, on the stovetop or a slow cooker. Simple and healthy! Add rice, quinoa, noodles or beans!
Mexican Pozole Verde
Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)
Learn how to make authentic Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup). Chicken and mushrooms are bathed in a fragrant coconut broth infused with lemongrass and galanga.
Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup
Flavorful, EASY Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup with cilantro, avocado and lime- a one-pot meal, in under 30 minutes. The Mexican-seasoned broth is delicious! Vegan option, sub chickpeas for the chicken!|
lEmony Chicken Orzo Soup with Coriander & Dill
Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with Dill- a simple easy recipe that can be made with leftover chicken. Healthy, zesty and flavorful!
Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes
Juicy and filled with smoky deliciousness, these Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes take the flavor to a deeper level.
Thai Chicken Satay
This recipe for Chicken Satay with Satay Sauce is bursting with authentic Thai flavor! Chicken (or tofu) is bathed in a fragrant marinade of coconut milk and Thai spices, then grilled to perfection and served with a flavorful peanut dipping sauce. Vegan-adaptable!
This recipe for Chicken Caprese is easy to make with simple ingredients. Grill or sear Chicken breast top with melty mozzarella cheese, and add fresh tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze. Bursting with summertime flavor and can be made in 30 minutes!
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Here’s a chicken dish that bursts with incredible flavor. Grilled Tandoori Chicken in a flavorful Indian-spiced yogurt marinade. Serve with basmati rice or with naan bread.
The Best Grilled Chicken
How to make Best Grilled Chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs that turns out juicy and flavorful every single time. Pair this with a salad, grilled veggies, or meal prep it for the coming week.
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers, a delicious summertime meal that is full of flavor!
Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Smoky, spicy and delicious, this Grilled Chipotle Chicken is bathed in the most flavorful marinade. Grill the chipotle chicken ahead and reheat on busy weeknights, or store it in the flavorful chipotle marinade, then fire up the grill after work. Use in burrito bowls, salads, tacos, or pasta. So EASY and oh so tasty!
Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes
Give these Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes a try for the most tender savory meals, that are mostly hands-off!
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup – one of our most popular recipes on the blog! A fast and flavorful recipe that can be made using dry or canned beans, and using chicken breast or thigh meat. Very adaptable!
Instant Pot Tikka Masala
Instant Pot Tikka Masala using chicken breast or thighs, bathed in the most fragrant Indian coconut curry sauce. A fast and easy weeknight dinner! Vegan Adaptable-see notes!
Simple Shredded Chicken
A simple easy recipe for Shredded chicken that can be made in an Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or on the Stovetop. Use breasts or thighs, fresh or frozen, great for meal prep and busy weeknight dinners. Keeps for 5 days in the fridge, or freeze!
Instant Pot Peanut Chicken
Instant Pot Peanut Chicken that can also be made on the Stove Top – a simple, delicious one pot meal that can be made in 30 minutes! Paleo and GF adaptable, this delicious meal can be prepped ahead, or cooked ahead for the busy workweek!
Healthy Chicken Salads
Fresh and crunchy these flavorful healthy chicken salads are filled with lean protein and nutritious vegetables. A meal in themselves!
Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Corn, Peppers and Arugula
Healthy, Easy, Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn, Peppers and Arugula, over a bed of optional quinoa with grilled scallions, avocado and a simple Chipotle Lime Dressing.
Spinach Salad with Grilled Veggies & Herb Chicken
Delicious & hearty Spinach Salad with grilled mushrooms, red onions, sweet peppers, and optional grilled chicken breast, tossed with tangy French Dressing, topped with Coconut Bacon, Feta and hard-boiled eggs. A tasty entree-sized salad, perfect for dinners on the patio!
Quinoa Chicken Salad with Chickpeas, Arugula, Tomatoes and Herbs
A delicious recipe for zesty Quinoa Salad with summer tomatoes, chicken breast, mint, parsley, and a zesty lemony dressing.
Lemony Chicken Arugula Quinoa Salad
Lemony Chicken Arugula Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Creamy Basil Dressing- an easy high protein salad that is full of amazing flavor! Sub Chickpeas for the Chicken, VEGAN ADAPTABLE!
Chicken Salad with Tarragon
The BEST Chicken Salad seasoned with fresh tarragon- easy and full of flavor! Turn this into a wrap or, for a low-carb option, serve over a bed of greens.
Coconut-Poached Thai Chicken Salad
Chicken Breast FaQ’s
If possible, purchase organic, antibiotic-free, pasture-raised chicken breast. Healthy chickens will always taste better and in turn, be healthier to consume.
Do not overcook. Chicken breast is very lean, meaning low in fat, which can dry out quickly if overcooked.
Boneless chicken breasts are safe and ready when their internal temperature reaches 165F.
Soak chicken breasts in a saltwater brine for 1-12 hours. Pan sear to lock in the juices. Let chicken rest for a few minutes before cutting into it.
Chicken breast is a lean and healthy source of protein and amino acids that help build muscle and maintain bone density- especially important as we age.
Chicken breast is so versatile in the kitchen, it can be cooked in many different ways: bake, poach, grill, stir-fry, pan sear, or braise!
Pounding chicken breasts to an equal thickness ensures that the entire breast will cook mover evenly, preventing the thinner parts from overcooking.
Enjoy these Chicken Breast Recipes and share your favorites in the comments below!Print
40+ Mouthwatering Chicken Breast Recipes!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: main, chicken recipes
- Method: baked
- Cuisine: American
Our 40+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes! A collection of our most delcious, most favorited and highly rated chicken breast recipes on the blog! Try our Chicken Piccata. It is the BEST.
- 2 lbs chicken breasts (or pre-sliced cutlets)
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup all- purpose flour ( or sub GF flour blend)
- 2–3 tablespoons olive oil (lite olive oil, not extra virgin)
- 4 tablespoons, 2 oz, butter, plus more for cooking chicken
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large shallot, 1/2 cup, finely diced
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped small
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- lemon wedges
- Slice chicken breasts in half length-wise ( if extra large). Lightly pound to an even thickness, about a 1/2 inch. Generously season both sides of the cutlets with salt.
- Place flour in a shallow bowl, lightly dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess.
- Cook the cutlets in two or three batches. Add olive oil and a teaspoon or two of butter to a skillet. Sear the cutlets over med-high heat for about 3 minutes, turn them over for another 30 seconds to a minute. The chicken will get heated and finish cooking in the sauce, so we are just going for a light sear. Add more oil and butter if needed for each batch. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
- In the same pan, without cleaning it, sauté the shallots and capers for 3 minutes. Add garlic, sautéing another minute. Add wine and scrape all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan, simmer for 3 minutes.
- Add chicken broth and black pepper, heat to a simmer and whisk in butter until emulsified. Add chicken and heat 2-3 minutes until chicken is warm and cooked through.
- Add lemon juice, parsley and adjust salt and pepper.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 265
- Sugar: 0.3 g
- Sodium: 253.8 mg
- Fat: 12.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.6 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 26.9 g
- Cholesterol: 98 mg
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I recently discovered your blog when I was searching for cooking temps for chicken in the oven. I followed the instructions and my chicken was delicious! Looking forward to checking out some of your very interesting recipes.
Great Karen, happy you found us!
looks so good canc waite to tfry them
So many great ideas here — can’t wait to try a few!!
Gorgeous! Can’t wait to try this!