If you’ve ever found yourself in a chicken dinner rut, making the same boring chicken breasts over and over again, consider this round-up the helping hand that reaches out to pull you up and out of that depressing rut. I’ve gathered 21 boneless skinless chicken breast recipes because sometimes we need a little creative jump-start when it comes to those plain-old chicken breasts. These recipes, from some of my favorite bloggers (including a few of my own favorite recipes!), are so inspiring and not only sound delicious but are beautiful to look at, too. We eat with eyes first, right? Well, feast your eyes on some amazing boneless skinless chicken breast recipes.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes
One Pan Mushroom Chicken with Broccolini – Girl Gone Gourmet | This pan of chicken with broccolini in a savory sauce looks like it cooked all day, but it didn’t. It only takes about thirty minutes and all of it comes together in a single pan. It’s full of flavor because all of the flavors from the chicken and mushrooms are layered together. It’s one of those dinners that’s totally guest-worthy, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner, too.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – Amanda’s Cookin’| The only thing better than a sizzling platter of fajitas at your favorite Mexican restaurant is making them at home. Once you see how easy it is to pile peppers and seasoned chicken on a sheet pan you’ll never go out for chicken fajitas again. Seriously, so easy!
Baked Chicken Parmigiano – An Italian In My Kitchen| In Italy, chicken Parmigiano is served on its own after the pasta because Italian’s are masters at long and slow meals that take all afternoon to enjoy. I love that the breaded chicken is baked, which means a little extra cheese on top isn’t that big of a deal. And more cheese is always a good idea.
Chicken Cannelloni aka Chicky Chicky Can Can – Taste and See | Mother-in-laws are often the source of many secret recipes like this chicken cannelloni, also known as Chicky Chicky Can Can – a name I can’t get out of my head after saying it out loud. Chicky Chicky Can Can! Try it and maybe you’ll get it stuck in your head, too! Oh, and be sure to click through to learn how to make the recipe – so many good things in this dish like juicy chicken in a wonderful sauce made with mushrooms, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-Ups – Girl Gone Gourmet| Thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts make these chicken cordon bleu roll-ups an easy weeknight dinner – in the time it takes to preheat the oven you can have them assembled and ready to go with minimal prep. They’re filled with ham and melty gruyere cheese and topped with crispy breadcrumbs
.Chicken Marsala with Mustard and Mascarpone – Platings and Pairings| Ugh, don’t you want to just dip into that skillet? The sauce is an amped up marsala with mustard and mascarpone and, despite appearances, it takes only 30 minutes to make. Serve it with pasta and a glass of red wine.
Pizza Stuffed Chicken – Dinner at the Zoo| Pepperoni pizza stuffed chicken-style. Pepperoni not your thing? Try substituting your favorite pizza toppings – so many possibilities!
Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken – Nourish and Fete | Chicken and lemon is a wonderful combo especially when you add some garlic and white wine. This is such a simple dinner idea – takes only 30 minutes start to finish – but looks so elegant. The recipe is described as a weeknight MVP and I have to agree – what a delicious-looking and easy recipe idea.
Moroccan Chicken Breast Recipe with Quinoa Salad – Mid-Life Croissant | I love Christine’s blog because it’s always a reminder to be more adventurous with seasonings. If you’re stuck in a spice rut this healthy Moroccan chicken might help pull you out. Warm spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric and a few others elevate a simple boneless skinless chicken breast to new dinner heights.
Breaded Baked Chicken – Girl Gone Gourmet | Chicken coated in a simple mustard/mayo combo and dredged in breadcrumbs and panko is my favorite way to make breaded chicken in the oven. The chicken comes out with crispy outsides and juicy insides. Perfect as is with some veggies on the side or use them to make chicken sandwiches.
5-Minute Honey French Baked Chicken – The Seasoned Mom | It doesn’t get any easier than a 5-minute prep time! Okay, maybe there are easier things but those typically require a microwave or a take-out menu. A recipe that produces a home-cooked meal that takes only a few minutes to prep is a recipe worth tucking away for busy weeknights.
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Parmesan – My Food Story | Slice open a boneless, skinless chicken breast, stuff it with some asparagus and top it with sauce and cheese and you’ve made a little gift for yourself and whoever else is lucky enough to share the dinner table with you that night.
One-Pot Balsamic Chicken Skillet – The Life Jolie | This skillet dinner doubles as both dinner and lunch because the chicken and veggies keep well in the fridge after its made, so double the recipe for lunches all week.
Jacques Pepin’s Chicken with Garlic and Parsley – Innocent Delight | One of my favorite cooking shows is Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, an old PBS show with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, which, by the way, you can now watch on Amazon Prime. It’s a discovery I made just a few weeks ago and I soon binged the entire first season in one sitting (24-minute episodes make that seem less bad). So, when I saw this recipe on Innocent Delight I immediately loved it because it’s one of Jacques’ recipes. Jacques Pepin can do no wrong.
Sumac Chicken Brown Butter Almond Rice Bowl – The Spice Train | There plain-old (aka boring) chicken and rice and there is THIS chicken and rice bowl spiced with sumac and garnished with almonds and fresh broccoli. I love it when something simple is transformed into a whole new dinner experience.
Chicken with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce – Lemon Blossoms | Another easy chicken dinner masquerading as something seemingly more complicated. Would you believe it’s ready to go in about 20 minutes? I love that tomato cream sauce!
Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken and Potatoes – The Rustic Foodie | More artichokes, but this time they’re piled on top of chicken and potatoes that cooked together on a sheet pan. Sheet pan dinners are one of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table and – bonus! – no pile of pans in the sink to clean-up after.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken – Basil and Bubbly | Golden-seared boneless, skinless chicken breasts stuffed with good-for-you spinach and creamy feta cheese. This dinner is Popeye approved, for sure.
Quick Thai String Bean and Chicken Recipe – Easy Cooking with Molly | Another delicious recipe that you can make for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day. I love the bright green string beans and the Thai flavors.
Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan – Girl Gone Gourmet | Just one more chicken parmesan recipe because 1) you can never have too many chicken parm recipes and 2) this one is so easy you’ll want it in your weekly dinner rotation. Use your favorite store-bought marinara sauce (I love Rao’s Homemade) and dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes (including the pasta that goes on the side!).
Pan-Seared Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce – Wholesome Yum | Only 15-minutes and a few simple ingredients stand between you and this decadent mustard cream sauce. And just because we shouldn’t just drink the sauce for dinner there’s some chicken added in for good measure.