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Your Ultimate Guide to Fast and Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Mar 14 2017 - 9:30am

If there's one staple that should always be in your freezer, it's chicken. Delicious, healthy, affordable, and filling, it's also easy to defrost and incredibly versatile. From tacos to pasta to salad, there isn't much you can't do with it. Don't have a lot of time to spare for most meals? That's OK: many recipes made with America's most popular meat can be cooked up in a flash; keep reading for inspiration.

— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Get the recipe: chicken spaghetti casserole [2]

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Get the recipe: larb gai (Thai chicken salad) [3]

Lemon-Garlic Drumsticks

Get the recipe: lemon-garlic drumsticks [4]

Chicken Lo Mein

Get the recipe: chicken lo mein [5]

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast

Get the recipe: lemon pepper chicken breasts [6]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Get the recipe: buffalo chicken pizza [7]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Get the recipe: chicken noodle soup [8]

Orange Chicken

Get the recipe: orange chicken [9]

Asian Ramen Chopped Chicken Salad

Get the recipe: Asian ramen chopped chicken salad [10]

Balsamic Grilled Chicken With Caprese Salad

Get the recipe: balsamic grilled chicken with caprese salad [11]

Chicken Thighs With Rhubarb and Cucumber Salsa

Get the recipe: chicken thighs with spicy cucumber and rhubarb salsa [12]

Chicken Cobb Salad Wrap

Get the recipe: chicken cobb salad wrap [13]

Chili Con Queso Nachos

Get the recipe: chili con queso nachos [14]

Chicken and Kale Salad

Get the recipe: kale and chicken salad [15]

Grilled Chicken Salad With Sherry-Herb Vinaigrette

Get the recipe: grilled chicken salad with sherry-herb vinaigrette [16]

Chicken Parmesan Sub

Get the recipe: chicken parmesan sub [17]

Pomegranate-Sesame Chicken With Ginger Rice Pilaf

Get the recipe: pomegranate-sesame chicken with ginger rice pilaf [18]

Baked Honey-Mustard Chicken

Get the recipe: baked honey-mustard chicken [19]

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites With Blue-Cheese Greek Yogurt Sauce

Get the recipe: buffalo chicken quinoa bites with blue-cheese Greek yogurt dip [20]

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Get the recipe: chicken enchilada skillet [21]

Chicken Teriyaki

Get the recipe: chicken teriyaki [22]

Chicken Fried Rice

Get the recipe: chicken fried rice [23]

5-Ingredient Chicken Piccata

Get the recipe: five-ingredient chicken piccata [24]

One-Pot Barbecue Chicken Pasta

Get the recipe: one-pot barbecue chicken pasta [25]

Black Pepper Chicken Fingers With Greek Yogurt Ranch

Get the recipe: black pepper chicken fingers with Greek yogurt ranch [26]

Quinoa, Chicken, and Kale Pesto Bowl

Get the recipe: quinoa, chicken, and kale pesto bowl [27]

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Get the recipe: balsamic chicken with asparagus and tomatoes [28]

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry With Asparagus

Get the recipe: ginger chicken stir-fry with asparagus and mushrooms [29]

Cheesy Chicken, Quinoa, and Broccoli

Get the recipe: cheesy chicken, quinoa, and broccoli [30]

Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies

Get the recipe: garlic ranch chicken and veggies [31]

Chicken Parmesan and Roasted Zucchini

Get the recipe: chicken parmesan and roasted zucchini [32]

Cilantro-Lime Chicken With Rice and Black Beans

Get the recipe: cilantro-lime chicken with rice and black beans [33]

Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders With Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

Get the recipe: garlic-parmesan chicken tenders with roasted green beans and cherry tomatoes [34]

Satay Chicken With Peanut Sauce

Get the recipe: satay chicken with peanut sauce [35]

Avocado and Grilled Chicken Salad With Chipotle-Lime Ranch

Get the recipe: avocado and grilled chicken salad with chipotle-lime ranch [36]

Chicken Pad Thai

Get the recipe: chicken pad Thai [37]

Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas

Get the recipe: spinach and chicken enchiladas with creamy jalapeño sauce [38]

Chicken Breasts With Mustard Cream Sauce

Get the recipe: chicken breasts with mustard cream sauce [39]

Chicken Salad With Cherries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Get the recipe: chicken salad with cherries, pecans, and blue cheese [40]

Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Vegetables

Get the recipe: baked ranch chicken tenders and vegetables [41]

Grilled Chicken Salad With Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Honey-Balsamic Dressing

Get the recipe: grilled chicken salad with goat cheese, grapes, and honey-balsamic dressing [42]

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Get the recipe: chicken, broccoli, bell pepper, and snap pea stir-fry [43]

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup

Get the recipe: creamy chicken mushroom soup [44]

One-Pot Beans, Chicken, and Rice

Get the recipe: one-pot beans, chicken, and rice [45]

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Get the recipe: chicken fajita stuffed peppers [46]

Chicken With Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

Get the recipe: chicken with creamy sundried tomato sauce [47]

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir-Fry

Get the recipe: sweet chili chicken stir-fry [48]

Chinese Chicken Salad

Get the recipe: Chinese chicken salad [49]

Pesto Spaghetti With Roasted Tomatoes and Chicken

Get the recipe: pesto spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and chicken [50]

Weeknight Chicken Tacos

Get the recipe: weeknight chicken tacos [51]

Lemon Almond Roast Chicken Salad

Get the recipe: lemon almond roast chicken salad [52]

One-Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Get the recipe: one-pan honey garlic chicken and veggies [53]

Chicken Chow Mein

Get the recipe: chicken chow mein [54]

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Get the recipe: parmesan crusted chicken [55]

Zucchini, Corn, and Quinoa Bowls With Grilled Chicken

Get the recipe: zucchini, corn, and quinoa bowls with grilled chicken and lemon [56]

Crispy Quartered Chicken With Herb Sauce

Get the recipe: crispy quartered chicken with herb sauce [57]

Thai Chicken Salad With Orange Peanut Sauce

Get the recipe: Thai chicken salad with orange peanut sauce [58]

Lemon Fettucine Alfredo With Grilled Chicken and Broccoli

Get the recipe: lemon fettucine alfredo with grilled chicken and broccoli [59]

One-Pot Greek Chicken With Orzo and Tomatoes

Get the recipe: one-pot Greek chicken with orzo and tomatoes [60]

Chicken and Broccoli Shells and Cheese

Get the recipe: chicken and broccoli shells and cheese [61]

Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

Get the recipe: chicken enchilada zucchini boats [62]

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