36 amazing chicken recipes! Find your new dinner inspiration with these boneless skinless chicken breast dinner ideas.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a dinner rut, making the same boring dishes 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 up a bunch of boneless skinless chicken breast recipes because sometimes we need a little creative jump-start.
These recipes, from some of my favorite bloggers and some 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 recipes.
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo – Girl Gone Gourmet | This is a 30-minute dinner that you only need a handful of ingredients to make. Finely chopped broccoli is cooked in the Alfredo sauce so the whole dish is infused with broccoli flavor.
One-Pan Creamy Chicken and Rice – Girl Gone Gourmet | An old favorite gets a few upgrades! This dish has a creamy Gruyere cheese sauce and fresh broccoli and all of it cooks up in just one pan on the stovetop. It’s a hearty and comforting dinner for a chilly night.
Fajita Chicken Burgers – Girl Gone Gourmet | Juicy chicken breast burgers topped with peppers and onions is a fun twist on chicken fajitas. Plus, learn how to make a citrus-chili marinade that takes plain old chicken and turns it into tender melt-in-your-mouth burgers.
Easy Lemon Chicken Skillet – Macheesmo | This easy skillet dinner starts with seasoned cutlets that simmer in a bright and fresh lemon butter sauce garnished with tomatoes, caper, and parsley. It’s a 30-minute dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight, but totally guest-worthy, too.
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 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 fajitas again. Seriously, so easy!
Poblano Black Bean Rice and Chicken Bowl – Girl Gone Gourmet | This is an easy dinner for one, but you can easily double it for two! The rice is loaded with fresh poblano peppers, black beans, red onion, cilantro, and spices and topped with a super simple pan-cooked chicken breast.
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 | Mothers-in-law 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!
Pesto Chicken Pasta – Girl Gone Gourmet | This is a fresh summer dinner made with cherry tomatoes, pesto, mozzarella and tender chicken. It’s an easy 30-minute dinner.
Sheet Pan Chicken Ratatouille – Girl Gone Gourmet | Ratatouille, a classic dish from the south of France, is packed with summer-fresh produce. This version takes the best of the classic dish, adds some chicken, and turns it into a sheet pan dinner. It’s a lower-maintenance dinner that can be served hot, at room temperature, or cold.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-Ups – Girl Gone Gourmet| 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.
Balsamic-Glazed Chicken – Girl Gone Gourmet | Tangy balsamic glazed chicken with pasta tossed with fresh mozzarella, basil and grape tomatoes. This dinner is fresh and flavorful.
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 recipe 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. It comes out of the oven with crispy outsides and juicy insides. Perfect as is with some veggies on the side or use them to make 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.
Broccoli Rabe Chicken Pasta – Girl Gone Gourmet | This dish with broccoli rabe and fennel has a velvety smooth bacon fennel cream sauce that’s tossed with pasta and chicken.
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.
BBQ Chicken Roll-Ups with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice – Girl Gone Gourmet | Bacon-wrapped roll-ups brushed with BBQ sauce and served with an easy-to-make pineapple cilantro rice. This is a weeknight-worthy dinner for two!
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. 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.
Garlic Greek Chicken with Lemon and Oregano – Sprinkles and Sprouts | Chicken breasts are first brined for several hours before they are browned and baked in the oven with lemon and oregano. Thanks to the brining the they come out of the oven tender and juicy. Serve them with pasta, rice, or a salad on the side for a delicious dinner.
Chicken with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce – Lemon Blossoms | Another easy 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.
Chicken Enchiladas with Slow Cooker Salsa Verde – Girl Gone Gourmet | Enchiladas topped with a salsa verde (made in the slow cooker!), Monterey jack cheese, and a simple cilantro-lime sour cream sauce. Make them up to a day in advance or bake them right away for a cozy, comforting dinner.
Lemon-Garlic Chicken – Girl Gone Gourmet | This 30-minute recipe is quick and easy with lots of fresh flavors.
Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole – Girl Gone Gourmet | This casserole for two is a low-prep dinner that takes all of ten minutes to get in the oven. All of it – including the pasta and chicken – cook together in one baking dish.
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.
Chicken Pot Pie Tater Tot Hotdish – Modern Farmhouse Eats | When you combine a decadent pot pie filling with a classic Midwestern tater tot hot dish you get the ultimate comfort food dinner! This one is guaranteed to keep you cozy all through the cold-weather months.
Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan – Girl Gone Gourmet | Just one more chicken parmesan recipe because 1) you can never have too many 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!).
This post has been updated from the archives. It was first published in September 2017