These are 30 of the best chicken breast recipes—they’re easy, mouthwatering, and we’ve got options for even the pickiest eaters!
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Chicken is one of those ingredients that’s endlessly versatile. You can go the simple route, and bake a chicken breast in the oven with a little salt or lemon juice, or you can shred cooked chicken and tuck it into spicy chicken tacos. I love pairing chicken breast with vegetables or I’ll make a copycat Chik-Fil-A chicken salad sandwich for easy lunches.
Or you can use chicken breast to make soup, stews, grilled kabobs, or toss it in pasta dishes—there’s a lot to love about chicken breast! I’ve put together my very best recipes for chicken breast below. You’re sure to find something to fit every night of the week!
1. Dutch Oven Chicken Breast
I love making chicken breast in the Dutch oven, as it cooks the meat evenly and quickly. This Dutch oven chicken breast recipe is simple and satisfying on a cold night. Add vegetables for a complete meal.
2. Crispy Almond Chicken Breast
Almond-crusted chicken breast is moist and flavorful! The crisp, nutty crust is inspired by Panda Express almond chicken and is beyond easy to make at home. Add your favorite sauce and a green vegetable.
3. Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
If you’re not using the air fryer to cook chicken yet, you really need to! In under an hour, you can easily have this chicken dish hot and ready on the table for your family. A delicious marinade adds extra flavor.
4. Easy Baked Chicken Breasts
In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have perfectly browned, tender, and juicy chicken breasts ready to pair with any side dish you can think of. I keep this recipe handy for when I don’t have much time to prepare a wholesome dinner, and it never disappoints.
5. Chik-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich
Use leftover chicken breasts (see the recipe above for how to prepare them quickly!) or pick up a few pre-made to use in this copycat Chick-Fil-A chicken salad sandwich. If you miss the restaurant chicken salad sandwich that’s no longer served, follow this recipe to make it yourself!
6. Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
Creamy, tender chicken Alfredo pairs pasta with chicken breast for a satisfying and decadent meal. The best part? It’s all made in the crockpot to make preparation easy and fast. Your family will love this recipe!
7. Baked Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms
Take chicken breasts and lightly brown them on the stovetop. Then, place them in a pan and top them with loads of cheese, sauce, and mushrooms for the ultimate comfort food dinner.
8. Homemade Chicken Alfredo
Here’s another take on chicken Alfredo, this one made with pan-fried chicken breasts that are sliced and folded into a creamy, garlicky sauce. Add fettuccine or your favorite pasta shape for a complete meal.
9. California Grilled Chicken
For a light yet satisfying meal, grill chicken breasts, then top them with fresh tomatoes, avocado, and creamy fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction for a bit of sweetness. Serve this with a green salad!
10. Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
Parmesan-crusted chicken breast is folded into a lemony pasta sauce that’s poured over linguine or fettuccine to make a truly special dish. The Parmesan and crisp lemon make for a flavorful burst in every bite.
11. White Bean Chicken Chili
Change up your traditional chili recipe and make white bean chicken chili! It’s a lighter version of a beef chili, spiked with lime juice and a combination of spices. Perfect with homemade cornbread.
12. King Ranch Chicken Casserole
This King Ranch chicken casserole is a total crowd-pleaser. Loaded with cheese and Tex-Mex flavor, it’s comfort food at its finest.
13. Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta
For a light lunch or dinner, make grilled chicken and vegetable pasta! You can use any vegetables you like in this simple dish, and it’s a great way to incorporate fresh summer produce.
14. Juicy Broiled Chicken Breast
Tender, ultra-flavorful chicken is cooked under the broiler to make a delicious dinner fast! Baking chicken under a broiler is a great way to keep the chicken breast juicy, as the high heat of the broiler cooks the chicken quickly, sealing in the moisture and making it beautifully golden brown. Perfect with all sorts of vegetable sides, or try a bowl of rice.
15. Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
For a great taco night at home, you have got to make these crockpot chicken tacos! Chicken breast that’s made in the slower cooker cooks until fork-tender, then it’s folded into tacos and topped with all your favorite taco toppings.
16. Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
If you’re in the mood for spicy veggie and chicken pasta, look no further than spicy chicken chipotle pasta made with chicken breast. This is a fantastic one-bowl meal, with vegetables, protein, and hearty pasta all packed into one perfect dish. The rich, zesty sauce coats everything in the bowl, adding tons of bold flavor to each bite.
17. Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
On a chilly winter’s night, you need comfort food, and fast. Tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles cook together in the slow cooker for a rich and filling meal. This crock pot chicken and noodles recipe is sure to please.
18. Italian Chicken Sandwich
This Italian chicken sandwich makes a wonderful lunch or dinner! These sandwiches are packed with slow-roasted chicken and then topped with melty provolone cheese, banana peppers, and ranch dressing. Don’t skip this one!
19. Chicken Piccata
Chicken piccata is a traditional Italian chicken dish. A lemony white wine-based sauce filled with capers tops the baked chicken breasts, loading them with tart, savory flavor. Chicken piccata is so good with green vegetables and mashed potatoes.
20. Creamy Crockpot Chicken
I love using the crock pot for dinner, as it makes everything so easy. This creamy crock pot chicken couldn’t be simpler to make and it’s not only delicious, but very filling. Add tender egg noodles to round out your plate.
21. Easy White Chicken Enchiladas
These white chicken enchiladas are a perfect way to use up leftover chicken breast, and because you use pre-cooked chicken, they come together in just minutes.
22. Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala is an Italian restaurant menu staple, with tender chicken breast topped with a slightly sweet and creamy sauce that’s packed with mushrooms. This chicken dish is a wonderful main course to serve alongside roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes or a side of pasta.
23. Crusted Cobb Salad
Use crispy chicken breast as a base for a filling and fresh salad! Crusted chicken Cobb salad is topped with a sweet-savory honey mustard dressing and loaded with fresh veggies like avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and more.
24. Chicken Divan
This chicken divan recipe cooks chicken in a rich, creamy sauce with tender-crisp broccoli for texture. It’s topped with a layer of crunchy, buttery breadcrumbs. Plus, you can have this hearty dish on the table in under an hour!
25. Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Layers of chicken and fresh vegetables are threaded onto skewers and marinated in a flavorful store-bought Italian dressing. Then they’re grilled to juicy perfection! A great summertime dish.
26. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Think chicken pot pie, but as a casserole and you’ll have a good idea of what delights this chicken pot pie casserole has to offer. Instead of pie crust, you’ll top the casserole with light-as-air biscuits. Use shredded chicken breast in place of the rotisserie chicken in the recipe to make it entirely homemade.
27. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Yes, this is the homemade chicken pot pie recipe you’ve been looking for. Chicken, peas, and carrots combine in a savory, creamy gravy—and don’t forget that flaky pie crust! This is comfort food at its best.
28. Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders
I love making buffalo chicken sliders with leftover chicken breasts—they are so easy to put together and make for perfect game day snacks! Or serve them for dinner with a big plate of Easy Air Fryer French Fries.
29. Chicken Salad Sandwich
This old-fashioned chicken salad sandwich recipe is so easy to whip up and a wonderful weekday lunch option. I throw in celery, boiled eggs, and pickled relish along with chopped chicken for a slightly crunchy, super flavorful chicken salad.
30. Chicken and Dumplings
Hearty chicken and dumplings is what you need on a mid-winter night! Tender chicken and veggies are mixed into a creamy base and then topped with soft Bisquick biscuits. Does it get any better than this? I don’t think so!