Dinner In A Flash: Quick And Easy Chicken Recipes

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Craving a delicious and satisfying meal but short on time? Chicken is your weeknight dinner hero! This versatile protein cooks quickly and pairs well with a variety of flavors. Ditch the takeout menus and impress your family with these five incredibly easy chicken recipes, all prepared in under 30 minutes.

1. Lemon Garlic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Lazy Chicken Dinner Recipes For Your Picky Family
Lazy Chicken Dinner Recipes For Your Picky Family

This dish is bursting with fresh, bright flavors and comes together in just one pan.

# Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 broccoli crown, cut into florets

  • # Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
    2. In a bowl, toss chicken breasts with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    3. Arrange chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet. Scatter lemon slices, bell pepper, and broccoli around the chicken.
    4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp.

    2. Honey Sriracha Chicken Stir-Fry

    This stir-fry is a flavorful explosion with a touch of heat.

    # Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional)

  • # Directions:

    1. In a bowl, toss chicken with cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, and sriracha.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
    3. Add bell pepper and broccoli, and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp.
    4. Serve over cooked rice (optional) and garnish with green onions.

    3. Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Pasta

    This creamy dish is pure comfort food and perfect for a cozy night in.

    # Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces cooked pasta of your choice

  • # Directions:

    1. In a large saucepan, combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and melted.
    2. Add shredded chicken to the sauce and stir to coat.
    3. Toss with cooked pasta and serve immediately.

    4. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    These wraps are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

    # Ingredients:

    4 large tortillas

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • Ranch dressing for dipping (optional)

  • # Directions:

    1. Warm tortillas according to package instructions.
    2. In a large bowl, toss shredded chicken with buffalo sauce.
    3. Spread a layer of buffalo chicken down the center of each tortilla. Top with blue cheese, celery, and carrots.
    4. Roll up tortillas tightly and serve with ranch dressing for dipping (optional).

    5. Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

    This classic Tex-Mex dish is always a crowd-pleaser.

    # Ingredients:

    4 large tortillas

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salsa and sour cream for serving (optional)

  • # Directions:

    1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.