Here’s a collection of our 35+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes! From comforting chicken dinners to fresh vibrant salads and soulful chicken soups, you will find delicious and healthy ways to up your chicken game!

Whether you want cozy chicken dinners, easy baked chicken, instant pot chicken wonders, sheet-pan chicken dinners, hearty chicken salads, pan-seared chicken recipes, or quick, flavorful chicken stir-fry recipes- there is something for everyone!

And now, our best chicken breast recipes!

Quick & Easy Pan-seared chicken Breast Recipes

Tender, succulent chicken, made on the stovetop – quick and easy enough for weeknight dinners.

35 Best Chicken breast Recipes + our chicken Marsala recipe

Chicken Marsala

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. 😉

Classic Chicken Piccata + our Best chicken breast recipes

Chicken Piccata

A simple, classic Italian dish brimming with flavor- Chicken Piccata is easy enough for weeknight dinners or elegant enough for entertaining.

Our BEST chicken breast recipes- chili lime peach chicken

Chili Lime Peach Chicken

Chili Lime Peach Chicken -a fast and healthy weeknight dinner highlighting fresh juicy peaches. Can be made with breast or thigh meat.  25-30 minutes.

GorGonzola Chicken | 60-second Video

Cozy, Comforting Chicken Dinners

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes: Gorgonzola Chicken

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 + 35 BEST chicken breast recipes!

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! 

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes: Creamy Chicken Lasagna

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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes: Chicken enchiladas

Creamy PoBlano Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (AKA White Chicken Enchiladas) made with chicken breast and a flavorful Creamy Poblano Sauce! Vegetarian-adaptable with cauliflower.

How to make creamy GorGonzola chicken | video

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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Broccoli Chicken Orzo BAke

This comforting easy Broccoli Chicken Orzo “Casserole” is full of delicious Mediterranean flavor!  A fast and healthy skillet dinner that is flavorful and satisfying.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Chili Lime Peach Chicken

Chili Lime Peach Chicken comes together quickly and easily, the perfect weeknight dinner highlighting fresh juicy peaches. Flavorful, tender chicken!

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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Mexican Pozole Verde

A flavorful Mexican Stew called Pozole Verde! This version is lightened up with chicken (instead of pork) and is the loveliest vibrant green! Loaded up with veggies, this makes for a healthy, delicious dinner with lots of texture and flavor. Perfect for entertaining!
35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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 ( or Chickpea) Noodle soup ..topped with avocado, cilantro and Lime | www.feastingathome.com

Mexican 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!|

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

A flavorful Bowl of Thai chicken Noodle soup, scented with lemongrass and kefir lime. Gluten-free and low fat.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

Asian-Inspired Chicken 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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Burmese Chicken (or Tofu) 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 Noodles with chicken, tofu or cauliflower! A delicious noodle dish packed full of flavor! Video

Kung Pao Noodles!

Flavorful Kung Pao Noodles with your choice of chicken breast or roasted cauliflower (or both!) served with noodles.

Zucchini Curry is a delightful dish made with Thai red curry paste, coconut milk and chicken or tofu. A healthy, flavorful 30-minute dinner.

Zucchini 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. 

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Easy to Make 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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Chicken Katsu

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.

Thai Pineapple Curry is a quick and easy meal to whip up.   This delicious, 20-minute version is full of healthy vegetables,  fresh pineapple, and your choice of Chicken, Shrimp or Tofu, and bathed in the most fragrant coconut red curry sauce. Vegan-adaptable. 

Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Thai Pineapple Curry is a quick and easy meal to whip up.   This delicious, 20-minute version is full of healthy vegetables,  fresh pineapple, and your choice of Chicken, Shrimp or Tofu, and bathed in the most fragrant coconut red curry sauce.

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

Juicy and filled with smoky deliciousness, these Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes take the flavor to a deeper level.

This recipe for Chicken Satay 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!

Thai Chicken Satay (Vegan-adaptable!)

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Chicken Caprese

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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.

How to make the Best Grilled Chicken- flavorful and juicy every single time! A simple, easy recipe made with chicken breast, garlic, herbs and lemon! #grilledchicken

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.

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers, a delicious summertime meal that is full of flavor!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

Grilled Dijon Chicken Skewers with leeks, potatoes and Rosemary. A delicious, healthy meal perfect for summer nights on the patio! #skewers #chickenskewers #dijonchicken #grilledchicken

Dijon Chicken Skewers with Leeks and Potatoes

Grilled Dijon Chicken Skewers with leeks, potatoes and Rosemary. A delicious, healthy meal perfect for summer nights on the patio!

Chicken breast Sheet Pan Dinners

For the one-pan ease of clean up, these Chicken Breast Sheet Pan Dinners do not disappoint. Tender, delicious and flavorful!

sheet pan shawarma wraps

Baked Chicken Shawarma (vegan adaptable!)

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

Salsa Macha Chicken

An authentic recipe for Salsa Macha – a Mexican condiment (oil and vinegar-based, dried chili “salsa”)  and how to create flavorful Mexican-style Salsa Macha Bowl, with chicken (or tofu), roasted sweet potato, bell peppers, and optional black beans and rice.

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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!

35+Best Chicken Breast Recipes:

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 recipe

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! 

A simple delicious recipe for Instant Pot Thai Curry Chicken,  loaded up with your favorite seasonal veggies! This flavorful meal can be made in 25 minutes!  Serve it over rice, quinoa or even rice noodles - and save the leftovers for lunch! #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotchicken #instantpotchickencurry #thaicurrychicken

Instant Pot Thai Curry Chicken

A simple delicious recipe for Instant Pot Curry Chicken and veggies that can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop!  Fast, healthy and full of incredible Thai flavor!

Hearty Salads with Chicken Breast

Fresh and crunchy these flavorful chicken salads are filled with healthy lean protein and nutritious vegetables. A meal in themselves!

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!

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 Heirloom Tomatoes | www.feastingathome.com

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 with Avocado and Creamy Basil Dressing- an easy low-carb, high protein salad that is full of amazing flavor! #salad #chickensalad #quinoa #quinoasalad #arugula #arugulasalad

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!

A simple delicious recipe for Tarragon Chicken Salad that can be made into a sandwich or served over greens. | www.feastingathome.com

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.

Thai Chicken Salad with baby spinach, spring herbs and scallions. A flavorful Thai-inspired Entree Salad. #coconutchicken #coconut #spinachsalad #thaisalad

Coconut-Poached Thai Chicken Salad

Coconut Poached Thai Chicken Salad with baby spinach, spring herbs and scallions. A flavorful Thai-inspired Entree Salad. Paleo approved.

 

Here are 30 of our favorite Fresh and Healthy Summer Dinner Ideas- perfect for hot summer nights! Many are centered around the best of summer produce paired with lean proteins. Hearty summer salads, refreshing chilled soups, light and flavorful fish and seafood recipes, and a handful of our favorite grilling recipes.

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.

Chicken Breast FaQ’s

What is the healthiest chicken breast to buy?

If possible, purchase organic, antibiotic-free, pasture-raised chicken. Healthy chickens will always taste better and in turn, be healthier to consume.

What is the secret to juicy chicken breasts?

Do not overcook. Chicken breast is very lean, meaning low in fat, which can dry out quickly if overcooked.

What temperature are chicken breasts ready?

Boneless chicken breasts are safe and ready when their internal temperature reaches 165F.

How do you keep chicken breasts from drying out?

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.

What health benefits does chicken give you?

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.

What is the best way to cook chicken breast?

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!

Why do you pound chicken breast?

Pounding chicken breasts to an equal thickness ensures that the entire breast will cook mover evenly, preventing the thinner parts from overcooking.

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Baked Chicken Breast- a simple easy recipe for perfectly juicy and flavorful chicken breast, roasted in the oven. #chickenbreast #bakedchicken #easychicken #chickenrecipes #roastedchicken

35+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main, chicken recipes
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Our 35+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes! A collection of our most flavorful recipes from around the globe.  Looking for the best chicken breast recipe? This easy-baked chicken breast with lemon, garlic  and herbs turns out perfect every single time. Great for meal prep!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ( 1 tablespoon per pound of chicken)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (3/4 teaspoon kosher salt per pound of chicken)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (thyme, oregano, herbs de Provence, Italian seasoning, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (or use 2 fat garlic cloves, finely minced)
  • zest of one small lemon
  • Garnish with fresh Italian parsley

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Pound or cut to a similar size if needed.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl to create a paste.  Place chicken on a parchment-lined sheet pan and brush all sides generously with the paste, pouring any remaining marinade over the breasts.  (You can also bake in a baking dish, only if there is ample room for heat to circulate. A rimmed sheet pan will make cooking faster and more even. ) Let chicken rest on the counter and come to room temp while oven preheats. Make sure oven is HOT!
  4. Bake on the middle rack for roughly 18- 20 minutes. Smaller breasts, check at 16 minutes, medium breasts at check 20-22, larger breasts may take up to 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness at the thickest part of the biggest breast, using a thermometer  (165F). Or see post above for how to tell if the chicken is cooked without a thermometer.
  5. Let chicken rest for 8-10 minutes, tenting with foil if you like.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 days for midweek meals.

Notes

  1. How to serve:  serve whole chicken breasts, or cut slices across the grain, or cube the chicken. Feel free to shred using two forks. If while shredding, the middle of the breast seems difficult to shred, this is an indication chicken is not completely done. Just plop back into the oven for a few minutes.
  2. Freeze chicken breast up to 6 months int he freezer. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5.5 ounce portion
  • Calories: 226
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 554.4 mg
  • Fat: 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 34.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.3 mg

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