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Wondering what to make with chicken breast? You’re in the right place! This collection of my best chicken breast recipes is here to inspire you with delicious dinner ideas.

Honey mustard chicken breasts in a skillet with a serving spatula.

Chicken breasts are a staple in my dinner rotation. They’re incredibly versatile, ready to be cooked in soups, one pot meals, stir fries, casseroles and more. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are an excellent source of lean protein, with about 23 grams of protein per 100 gram (3.5 ounce) serving. They cook quickly, making them ideal for quick and easy dinners, comforting family meals and healthy lunches. With over 55 chicken breast recipes in this roundup, there’s a chicken recipe for every craving in the list below!

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Must-Make Chicken Breast Recipes for Dinner Tonight

Tuscan chicken breast with sauce on a spatula held over skillet.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

With it’s creamy, flavor-packed pan sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and a quick 30 minute prep time, this Tuscan chicken recipe has everything going for it. Serve it with pasta, rice or mashed potatoes for a comforting dinner the whole family will love.

Sliced and whole baked chicken breasts in baking dish.

Baked Chicken Breast

Juicy, flavorful chicken breasts are incredibly easy to make with this baked chicken breast recipe. This simple, versatile recipe is sure to become a staple in your dinner rotation.

Chicken piccata with fresh parsley and lemon slices in a cast iron skillet.

Chicken Piccata

Looking for a chicken dish that’s sure to impress but secretly so simple to make? This chicken piccata is it! Tender golden brown chicken breasts are served with a delicious lemon butter and caper sauce. It’s truly irresistible.

Sesame chicken served on a plate with white rice on the side.

Sesame Chicken

No one will be able to resist this sesame chicken! Tender bites of chicken breast are coated in a sticky sweet and savory sesame sauce. This easy recipe comes together in just 30 minutes for a quick dinner.

Air fryer chicken breast served with air fryer potatoes and zucchini.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

The air fryer is a lifesaver for getting quick meals on the table, and it works its magic with this air fryer chicken breast recipe. These chicken breasts are tender and juicy, with the most delicious seasoning rub. Serve them with a few simple side dishes for a healthy, satisfying dinner.

Grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables stacked on a plate.

Chicken Kabobs

Bored of your usual chicken dinner ideas? Slice up those chicken breasts and cook them on skewers for a meal that’s jam-packed with flavor. These colorful chicken and veggie kabobs are both fun to eat and fun to make!

These Easy Chicken Breast Recipes are Here to Save the Day

Lemon chicken served with spaghetti and sautéed zucchini.

Lemon Chicken

This lemon chicken is fresh, bright and flavorful! You’ll love the short ingredient list and easy preparation. It’s perfect for any night of the week!

Chicken marsala in a cast iron skillet.

Chicken Marsala

There’s so much to love about this easy chicken marsala recipe! Tender chicken cutlets and a flavorful mushroom marsala wine sauce make this dish especially lovely. This easy chicken breast recipe is so delicious served with mashed potatoes.

Shredded bbq chicken served on burger bun with bbq sauce.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this crockpot BBQ pulled chicken! This dump and go slow cooker recipe requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of active prep time. Serve it on burger buns with extra BBQ sauce – the whole family is sure to gobble this meal up!

Grilled chicken breasts on a plate with one breast sliced and lemon wedges for garnish.

Grilled Chicken Breast

Cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts on the grill is an easy way to get a tasty meal on the table. With the tips included in this recipe, your grilled chicken breasts will turn out tender and juicy, never tough or dry.

Sliced honey mustard chicken breast on a plate.

Honey Mustard Chicken

A sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce is the perfect complement to boneless chicken breasts. To get dinner on the table fast, the chicken is first is seared in a skillet until golden brown and then baked in the oven.

Shredded honey garlic chicken in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

When it comes to chicken breast recipes, this honey garlic chicken is the epitome of easy! It’s sweet and tangy and perfect for serving over rice to soak up the extra sauce. You can’t beat this set it and forget it crockpot meal for a minimal effort dinner.

Chicken fajitas in a cast iron skillet.

Chicken Fajitas

There’s nothing like a sizzling pan of chicken fajitas to bring everyone to the dinner table! Colorful peppers and onions plus a flavor-packed fajita marinade make this a favorite way to prepare chicken breasts for dinner.

Comforting Chicken Recipes to Feed the Soul

Slice of chicken pot pie with a bite on a fork.

Chicken Pot Pie

This chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food, with its chicken and vegetable filling and flaky pie crust. I love to serve it for Sunday dinner with a crisp green salad on the side.

Chicken parmesan served over spaghetti with marinara.

Chicken Parmesan

It’s easy to see why this chicken Parmesan is one of our favorite boneless chicken breast recipes. Breaded chicken breasts are baked until golden and crispy, then topped with melty mozzarella and marinara sauce. This easy recipe is a healthier take on the classic recipe.

Cajun chicken pasta served in a bowl with grated Parmesan.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This Cajun chicken pasta is sure to become a regular in your dinner rotation. It’s creamy, spicy and satisfying. The best part? This one pot meal is ready in only 30 minutes.

Butter chicken with drizzle of coconut milk, served with rice.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot butter chicken is a comforting dish made with tender bites of chicken in a creamy curry sauce. The tomato-based sauce is made with garlic, ginger and spices and then finished with coconut milk (or cream), making it luxuriously rich and creamy.

Chicken enchiladas after baking.

Chicken Enchiladas

This chicken enchilada recipe is a reader favorite! It’s easy to make, has outstanding flavor, and feeds a crowd.

Chicken and asparagus pasta in a skillet.

One Pot Creamy Asparagus Chicken Pasta

Here’s another one pot recipe to help you get dinner on your table: asparagus chicken pasta! Sun-dried tomatoes, fresh asparagus and Parmesan cheese make this creamy pasta dish especially delicious.

Cobb salad arranged on a large salad platter.

Cobb Salad

Can a salad be considered comfort food? If it’s this loaded Cobb salad it certainly can! With chicken, bacon, hard boiled eggs, blue cheese and avocado, this salad satisfies.

Dig into these Delicious Chicken Casseroles

Baked chicken broccoli rice casserole in a baking dish.

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Chicken broccoli rice casserole is a classic, and for good reason. This recipe is special because it’s made from scratch and perfectly seasoned to please both picky eaters and adult palates alike.

Chicken bacon ranch casserole in baking dish.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Hello comfort food! With pasta, bacon, broccoli and cheese, this chicken bacon ranch casserole is loaded with flavor. It’s make-ahead friendly and feeds a crowd, too.

Spoonful of chicken tetrazzini on serving spoon held over baking dish.

Chicken Tetrazzini

When cooler days arrive in fall, there’s nothing like a cheesy casserole to make you feel all warm and cozy inside. Pasta, chicken and mushrooms are baked in a buttery, creamy sauce and until hot and bubbly in this chicken tetrazzini recipe.

Chicken casserole in a baking dish with a serving spoon.

Chicken Casserole

Chicken, potatoes and vegetables all baked into a cheesy casserole? Yes, please! A crispy breadcrumb topping is the perfect finishing touch. This recipe is sure to earn a spot in your collection of favorite chicken breast recipes.

A slice of chicken enchilada casserole on a spatula, held over the casserole dish.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this 4 ingredient enchilada casserole. Enchilada sauce, shredded chicken and melty cheese layered between tortillas – yum!

Chicken broccoli rice casserole in slow cooker with serving spoon.

Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Put your slow cooker to work for you with this cheesy chicken and rice casserole recipe. It’s a comforting meal that’s both delicious and healthy.

Everyone Loves a Tasty Stir Fry!

Kung Pao Chicken in a cast iron skillet.

Kung Pao Chicken

Spice lovers will go crazy for this kung pao chicken recipe! This Chinese stir fry has it all: tender bites of chicken, veggies, a flavor-packed sauce and crunchy, salty peanuts. The best part is that it’s made with ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store.

Sweet and sour chicken in a skillet with chopsticks.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet, tangy and saucy is the perfect way to describe this sweet and sour chicken recipe. Savory peppers and onions balance out the tangy-sweet sauce and juicy chunks of pineapple. Add this one to your meal plan; you’ll be glad you did!

Orange chicken served over white rice and garnished with orange slices, sesame seeds and green onions.

Orange Chicken

Simple and delicious is the best way to describe this easy orange chicken recipe. It comes together in just 30 minutes – a weeknight win! Serve it over rice to soak up all of that flavorful sauce.

Chicken and broccoli stir fry in a skillet.

Chicken Stir Fry

A great chicken stir fry is an essential in any home cook’s recipe collection and this one is sure to become your go-to. Bites of chicken and colorful veggies are tossed in the best homemade stir fry sauce.

Pineapple chicken in skillet with wooden spoon.

Pineapple Chicken

I can’t say enough good things about this pineapple chicken! It’s an easy chicken breast recipe that’s full of flavor, healthy vegetables and lean protein. The sauce for this pineapple chicken is a variation of my easy homemade Teriyaki Sauce, with pineapple juice added for additional sweetness and pineapple flavor.

These Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes are Packed with Flavor

Sliced Greek chicken breast served with roasted potatoes and Greek salad.

Greek Chicken

If I could describe this Greek chicken in one word it would be FLAVOR! With a simple marinade made with yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings and an easy skillet cooking method, this is one of our very favorite easy chicken recipes.

Chicken burrito bowl with ingredients placed in different sections of the bowl, with lime wedge garnish.

Burrito Bowl

There’s so much to love about these chicken burrito bowls! With cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo, seasoned chicken breasts and more, everyone can build their bowl just the way they like it.

Teriyaki chicken and vegetables with noodles served in a bowl with a fork.

Teriyaki Chicken and Noodles

Here’s another one bowl meal for you: teriyaki chicken noodle bowls with veggies! This easy dinner idea is colorful, healthy and full of flavor. It’s like a teriyaki chicken stir fry, but with noodles!

Chicken and rice with carrots and peas in instant pot.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Looking for chicken breast recipes to make in the Instant Pot? Give this Instant Pot chicken and rice a try! Healthy veggies, nutritious brown rice and chicken breasts all cook together in this one pot meal.

Grilled chicken salad drizzled with bbq sauce and cilantro lime dressing.

BBQ Chicken Salad

In this delicious salad, seasoned grilled chicken, black beans, corn, avocado and crisp romaine lettuce are tossed in a tangy cilantro-lime dressing and drizzled with BBQ sauce. Shredded cheese and tortilla strips add extra flavor and crunch.

Cozy Chicken Soups to Warm You From the Inside Out

Bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup with a spoonful of soup.

Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup to make you feel better, whether you’re under the weather or just tired after a long day. This recipe makes the best chicken noodle soup I’ve tried!

Chicken taco soup in a slow cooker with a serving spoon.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

You won’t need to chop a thing for this easy crockpot taco soup recipe. Just add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker, let it cook, and come back to a hot, delicious meal ready to enjoy.

Chicken and dumplings served in a bowl with chopped parsley.

Chicken and Dumplings

Tender dumplings cook right on top of a flavorful chicken soup in this chicken and dumplings recipe. It’s perfect for when you crave a comforting, nourishing meal.

Bowl of chicken enchilada soup with toppings.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Spicy, flavor-packed chicken enchilada soup loaded up with toppings? Yes, please! This recipe has all of your favorite enchilada flavors cooked into a delicious soup.

White chicken chili in pot with ladle and serving of chili in a bowl.

White Chicken Chili

No list of chicken breast recipes would be complete without a hearty white chicken chili recipe. You can whip up this savory chicken and white bean chili in well under an hour. Serve it with your favorite toppings and cornbread on the side.

Bowl of instant pot chicken tortilla soup topped with sour cream, avocado and tortilla chips.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Instant Pot creates amazing flavor with this easy tortilla soup recipe. One commenter declared it the best soup she’s ever made!

Chicken and rice soup in a Dutch oven pot with a ladle.

Chicken and Rice Soup

This stovetop chicken and rice soup is a one pot wonder. Chicken, rice and vegetables simmer in a flavorful broth until they’re tender. Serve it with some crusty bread for dunking.

The Whole Family Will Love these Chicken Breast Recipes

Teriyaki chicken served with white rice, broccoli, sesame seeds and green onions.

Teriyaki Chicken

Just look at that gorgeous, saucy chicken! This teriyaki chicken recipe became an immediate favorite with my family, and it’s easy to see why. It’s fast to make and the teriyaki flavor is out of this world.

Air fryer chicken nuggets on a serving plate with one nugget in dish of ketchup.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Both kids and adults go crazy for these air fryer chicken nuggets! They’re perfectly seasoned, easy to make and so crispy.

A bite of sesame chicken held with chopsticks over a plate of rice and sesame chicken.

Crockpot Sesame Chicken

You can never have too many crockpot chicken breast recipes and this sesame chicken packs in the flavor! It takes just 10 minutes of active prep time to make this sweet-savory shredded chicken.

Close up of Instant Pot chicken tacos, with salsa chicken, lettuce, cheese and avocado.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Meet my go-to shredded chicken tacos recipe: Instant Pot chicken tacos. It couldn’t be easier. Add just 5 ingredients to your Instant Pot, set it to pressure cook and then come back to the most tender, flavorful shredded salsa chicken. Serve it in soft tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Grilled chicken fajitas ingredients on a wood board.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Fire up the grill and put these grilled chicken fajitas on the menu! Grilled peppers, onions and chicken breast make a tasty filling for warm tortillas.

Five baked chicken taquitos stacked together with dishes of plain Greek yogurt and salsa in the background.

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Crispy rolled tortillas filled with a creamy chicken and cheese filling are impossible to resist! Bake the taquitos right away or freeze them for when you need a quick meal on a busy day.

Don’t Miss these Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

Mushroom stuffed chicken breast served over rice.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Boneless chicken breasts stuffed with a cheesy mushroom and sun dried tomato filling make for an elegant (yet easy!) dinner.

Close up of Instant Pot chicken breasts on a plate with one breast sliced.

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Learn how to cook perfectly juicy chicken breasts in the Instant Pot! This delicious recipe includes instructions for how to make a simple gravy from the cooking liquid in the Instant Pot. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

Three buffalo chicken wrap halves stacked on a cutting board.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Bring on the spice with these buffalo chicken wraps! They’re quick to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.

Sliced crockpot chicken breast on a plate.

Crockpot Chicken Breast

Put your slow cooker to work for you with this crockpot chicken breast recipe. It’s a hands-off way to cook seasoned chicken breasts. Serve them with your favorite side dishes or use them in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.

Sliced poached chicken on a plate with lemon and herbs.

Poached Chicken

This poached chicken is a simple yet flavorful way to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Use poached chicken in your favorite recipes that call for cooked chicken breasts or add it to salads or any meal that needs a boost of protein.

Homemade chicken salad in a bowl.

Chicken Salad

This collection of chicken recipes would be complete without an excellent chicken salad recipe! This one is packed with flavor and texture and boasts a healthy, creamy dressing. You’re going to love it!

Tips For Cooking Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

  • Pound it! Use a meat mallet (or rolling pin) to pound boneless skinless chicken breasts to an even thickness before cooking. This helps them to cook evenly and makes the chicken especially tender. (Just put the chicken breasts in a large zip-top bag or between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap before pounding to minimize mess.)
  • Chicken temperature: Chicken breast should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F, as measured with an instant read thermometer in the thickest part of the meat. Using a thermometer is the most accurate way to tell when chicken is done, since the cook time will depend on the size and thickness of the chicken breast, as well as on the cooking method.
  • Don’t overcook. Overcooking leads to dry, tough chicken.
  • Meal prep staple. Boneless chicken breasts are perfect for meal prep and make ahead meals. Try these recipes to cook chicken ahead of time so that you can use it to make quick meals: Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, Crockpot Shredded Chicken and Poached Chicken.

You might also enjoy these recipe collections: Crockpot Chicken Recipes and Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

Honey mustard chicken breasts in a skillet with a serving spatula.
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55 Best Chicken Breast Recipes

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
This recipe collection features the best chicken breast recipes for delicious, quick and easy meals. From baked chicken breast to casseroles, soups, stir fries and more, here you'll find a chicken recipe for every craving. Start with this easy Honey Mustard Chicken recipe!


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about four 6-ounce chicken breasts
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablspoons olive oil, divided
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup smooth Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley, optional, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • While the chicken browns, make the honey mustard sauce. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, smooth Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, apple cider vinegar, fresh thyme leaves, minced garlic and black pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  • Once the chicken has browned on both sides, remove the pan from the heat. Spoon the honey mustard sauce over the chicken breasts in the skillet.
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven. Bake chicken for 15-25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. The center of the chicken should register 165° F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Serve chicken with sauce, garnishing with chopped fresh parsley, as desired.


  • If your chicken breasts are very large or an uneven thickness, you can pound them to thin them out to an even thickness. Or, slice large chicken breasts in half horizontally to get thin chicken cutlets.
Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 542mg, Potassium: 707mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 98IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean
Course: Main Course
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