20 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

If you’re like me, you’re often on the hunt for easy chicken breast recipes that will get dinner on the table fast.

This collection of chicken dinner ideas features reader’s TOP picks. From one pot meals, Crock Pot and Instant Pot recipes, and popular restaurant copycats!

 

A collage of easy chicken breast recipes to make for dinner.

1. Copycat Longhorn Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken in a skillet with hot melted cheese and a fork pulling it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READER FAVORITE! This Copycat Longhorn Parmsan Crusted Chicken recipe has an easy marinade and a delicious Parmesan Crust that’s baked on top. It tastes just like the restaurant version!

Total Time: 1 hour (Includes 30 minute marinating time.)


2. Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Rice Casserole

A wooden spoon scooping out broccoli cheddar chicken and rice casserole from a casserole dish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even picky eaters love this! An entire balanced meal in a single casserole! This Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Rice Casserole is easy to make days ahead of time before baking, and freezes well for future meals!

Total Time: 1 hour


3. Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Juicy chicken on top of a pile of stuffing with carrots and corn.

Over 2 million re-pins! This Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing is a classic comfort food that does the cooking for you! Toss in whole chicken breasts, and easy stuffing mix, and your favorite vegetables!

Total Time: 4-7 hours (depending on low vs. high heat)

OR try my Instant Pot Chicken and Studding recipe!

Total Time: 35 minutes


4. Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Stew

A white bowl filled with crock pot creamy chicken stew topped with bacon and parsley.

This Creamy Chicken Stew is an easy homemade dinner you can make on the stove top or in the Crock Pot! Serve it over biscuits for the ultimate comfort food! A perfect way to take chicken breasts to the next level.

Total Time: 6-8 hours. (Or 40 minutes on the Stove Top)

OR try my Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Stew

Total Time: 30 minutes


5. Chicken Bacon Spinach Pasta

A cast iron skillet filled with creamy pasta topped with cherry tomatoes, spinach, and slices of seared chicken.

Wanna feel like a chef? Make this Chicken Bacon Spinach Pasta. It’s got the creamiest garlic Alfredo sauce with spinach, tomatoes, and perfectly seasoned chicken.

Total Time: 35 minutes


6. Tuscan Chicken Pasta

A white plate with a cooked chicken breast with sauce on top next to pasta noodles and fresh basil.

An easy ONE POT meal! This Tuscan Chicken Pasta will become one of your family’s favorite pasta dishes! Perfect for a busy weeknight or a weekend family dinner.

Total Time: 35 minutes


7. Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie

A casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooping out bisquick chicken pot pie.

Creamy. Golden. Delicious. This Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie has a perfectly golden crust and an easy homemade filling that you can make 2 days ahead of time!

Total Time: 50 minutes.


8. Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala

A white plate with olive garden's stuffed chicken marsala on top.

Are you an Olive Garden Lover?! Make Olive Garden’s Stuffed Chicken Marsala at home- this is their exact recipe! 

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes.


9. Chicken Scallopini

A white plate filled with spaghetti in a thick tomato gravy sauce with diced chicken and parsley.

One of my ALL-time favorites on the entire blog- Chicken Scallopini. Thin Spaghetti is tossed in a thick tomato gravy sauce with white wine and chicken. A quick & easy meal that kids and adults all love to eat!

Total Time: 45 minutes.


10. Easy Chicken Stir Fry

A skillet filled with chicken stir fry with tongs in it. Topped with cashews.

Need a healthy dinner idea? This EASY chicken stir fry recipe is an easy meal for busy weeknights! The stir fry sauce is easy to throw together and has the best combination of flavors!

Total Time: 30 minutes


11. Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

A white plate topped with penne in a creamy ranch sauce with chicken and bacon.

Ultra creamy bacon ranch sauce, YES PLEASE! This Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta is loaded with a flavorful garlicky ranch cream sauce. It’s easy to make on the stove top and is a popular family dinner idea!

Total Time: 45 minutes


12. Ramen Noodle Chicken Stir Fry

A cast iron skillet filled with vegetables, chicken, and ramen noodles in a peanut sauce with a wooden spoon scooping it up.

SO. MUCH. FLAVOR. A simple and flavorful peanut sauce serves as the marinade and sauce for this delicious Ramen Noodle Chicken Stir Fry. This quick dinner recipe is easy to customize and tastes even better the next day, plus, you can serve it warm or cold!

Total Time: 25 minutes


13. Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

A white soup crock filled with creamy tortilla soup garnished with cilantro, tortilla strips, and an avocado slice.

Calling all soup lovers! This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is SO easy to make and is full of your favorite Mexican flavors! It’s a great recipe to make with leftover chicken and makes a perfect freezer meal!

Total Time: 30 minutes


14. Bacon Wrapped Chicken with White Sauce

A white plate with a chicken breast with bacon wrapped around it and white sauce on top with a baked potato in the background.

You only need 4 ingredients for this one. That’s right! This easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken with White Sauce needs just 4 ingredients before being baked in the oven and served with baked potatoes!

Total Time: 40 minutes


15. Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

Pasta shells stuffed with Chicken Parmesan and stopped with marinara sauce and basil.

When Chicken Parm meets Stuffed Shells, good things happen. These Pasta shells are stuffed to the brim with Chicken Parmesan and marinara sauce, all topped with melted mozzarella and fresh basil.

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes. (Less if  you use chicken that’s already breaded.)


16. Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A white bowl filled with olive garden chicken gnocchi soup.

Another Olive Garden Classic! This Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is super creamy, easy to make, and tastes JUST like the restaurant version!

Total Time: 35 minutes


17. Chicken Noodle Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Spaghetti noodles, vegetables, and chicken in a peanut sauce on a white plate garnished with peanuts and parsley.

 

Ohhhh Peanut Sauce, I love you. This Chicken Noodle Stir fry in Peanut Sauce is an easy chicken dinner with a Thai twist! You can even eat it cold for an easy lunch the next day!


18. Restaurant-Style Chicken Quesadillas

3 quesadilla slices stacked on top of each other and filled with chicken, black beans, and melted cheese.

Seriously though, these taste like they’re from a restaurant. These crispy chicken quesadillas are loaded with juicy chicken, black beans, onions and peppers, seasoning, and lots of warm, melted cheese! They’re even freezer-friendly!

Total Time: 35 minutes


19. Balsamic Chicken Skillet

A chicken breast in a brown balsamic sauce on a white plate with baby potatoes and asparagus.

One Skillet. SO much flavor. This Balsamic Chicken Skillet recipe has a super flavorful balsamic glaze, perfectly seasoned potatoes, and your vegetables of choice. All cooked in just one skillet!

Total Time: 1 hour.


20. Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Chicken Pasta

A white plate filled with Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta with chicken, parsley, and a lemon wedge.

A fresh take on chicken pasta! This easy Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta recipe has a delicious Parmesan sauce! It’s served with perfectly seasoned chicken and spinach with a fresh lemon wedge.

Total Time: 30 minutes


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