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.

Dutch Oven Chicken Breast
This Dutch oven chicken breast recipe is a classic weeknight dinner recipe. Juicy, tender baked chicken is paired with a simple cream sauce and vegetables for a meal you’re sure to make again and again!
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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.

Crispy almond chicken pieces on a plate with potatoes and green beans.
Crispy Almond Chicken Breast
Crispy Almond Chicken Breast is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender in the center, and full of nutty flavor for a family-friendly weeknight meal!
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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.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Rotisserie style chicken at home that is perfect for weeknight dinners and are great for keto, low carb, paleo, whole30, and gluten-free diets, boneless with no breading.
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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.

Easy Baked Chicken Breasts
These easy baked chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned, tender, juicy, and full of flavor! They’re super fast, too, which makes them a weeknight staple in my home!
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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!

Chick Fil A Chicken Salad Sandwich
This copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad sandwich will satisfy your craving for the classic sandwich that's no longer served in restaurants! You can use homemade chicken or pick up a few grilled Chick-Fil-A chicken breasts for authentic flavor.
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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!

A plate of crockpot chicken alfredo with a piece of garlic bread on the side.
Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
This crockpot chicken Alfredo pairs a rich, creamy sauce with juicy slow cooked chicken breast and pasta for a satisfying dinner.
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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.

Baked cheesy chicken with mushrooms.
Baked Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms
This Baked Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms is one of the easiest and most flavorful recipes around! Tender chicken features melty mozzarella cheese and savory mushrooms. Baked to perfection, it's a savory meal full of tastes and textures that make your tastebuds sing.
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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.

Homemade Chicken Alfredo
This chicken alfredo recipe is a restaurant-style dinner you can make at home! It’s indulgent and rich, with a cheesy, creamy, garlicky sauce, along with fettuccine noodles and tender pan-fried chicken breasts.
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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!

California Grilled Chicken
California Grilled Chicken – marinated chicken breasts, grilled to perfection and topped with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and avocado then drizzled with a balsamic reduction.  Perfection!!
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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.

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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Chicken Pasta is a delicious comfort dish that never disappoints! 
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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.

White Bean Chicken Chili
White Bean Chicken Chili is a lighter take on traditional chili, with just a bit of heat and tons of flavor thanks to green chilis, zippy lime juice, and an earthy blend of spices. It's easy, healthy, and perfect for dinner!
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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.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole
King Ranch Chicken Casserole has it all! It’s creamy, full of Tex-Mex flavor, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. There’s a reason this easy casserole recipe is so popular!
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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.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta
This simple and delicious Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta will make even the pickiest eaters happy! Linguine is tossed with tender vegetables and juicy chicken to make a quick summer dinner.

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.

Broiled Chicken Recipe
This broiled chicken is perfectly seasoned, juicy on the inside, with a slightly crispy crust. It's a healthy dinner your whole family will love!
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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.

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Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are one of the best easy chicken meals around!  With just 4-ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, you can't go wrong! 
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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. 

A skillet full of spicy chicken chipotle pasta.
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
This spicy chicken chipotle pasta is made with tons of veggies and a creamy chipotle cheese sauce for an easy weeknight dinner that's decadent and completely irresistible. 
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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.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation.
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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!

Italian Chicken Sandwich
An Italian chicken sandwich always hits the spot. The juicy chicken sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner.
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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.

Chicken Piccata
Take an Italian classic right into your home with this chicken piccata recipe. The dish takes chicken and cooks it in a lemony, caper sauce.
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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.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken
This creamy crockpot chicken is easy, delicious, and always a hit with the family! With minimal effort, you’ll get maximum flavor thanks to the slow cooker.
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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.

White Chicken Enchiladas
Ready in under an hour, these White Chicken Enchiladas are perfect for weeknight dinners, special occasions, and even meal prep.
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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 asparagusmashed potatoes or a side of pasta.

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala is a simple dinner that is great for any weeknight meal or special occasion. The Italian-American dish will always be tasty.
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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.

Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing
This Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad is absolutely packed with flavor! It’s a satisfying dinner with a variety of colors and textures, and the homemade honey mustard dressing is irresistible!
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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!

Chicken Divan
Chicken Divan is an elevated take on comfort food, with chicken and broccoli cooked in a creamy sauce and topped with a layer of crispy, buttery breadcrumbs!
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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.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Grilled Chicken Kabobs are a summertime staple! Tender, juicy chicken and fresh vegetables are marinated in a zesty Italian dressing, then skewered and grilled to perfection.
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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.

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole has everything you love about chicken pot pie, but it's baked in a casserole dish! 
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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.

chicken pot pie
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie -this classic chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! Learn how to make this easy chicken pot pie recipe full of shredded chicken, peas, carrots in a creamy homemade gravy. 
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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.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders
These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are a hit for game day or any day of the week! They're spicy, cheesy, and perfect served on sweet Hawaiian rolls.
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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.

Chicken Salad Sandwich
This classic comfort recipe comes from my grandmother and includes chopped chicken, celery, boiled eggs, and pickle relish mixed in a mayonnaise/miracle whip "dressing" – Old Fashioned Chicken Salad!
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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!

Easy chicken & dumplings in a pot being lifted with a spoon.
Chicken and Dumplings
Warm up with a bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings made easy with Bisquick. Tender chicken, fluffy dumplings – pure comfort in a bowl!
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