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Are you looking for easy, minimal ingredient, and family approved chicken recipes for dinner? Well, you’re in the right place! I have put together the ultimate collection of 30 chicken recipes that are perfect for family dinnertime.

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Easy Chicken Recipes For Dinner with Few Ingredients – Best Chicken Recipes

Chicken is such a versatile protein and it’s a protein that most everyone loves. Especially kids. Whether it’s chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground chicken, canned chicken (it’s actually better than you may think) or maybe it’s as easy as picking up a rotisserie chicken and using that in the recipes below that call for cooked chicken.

There are so many ways to jazz up chicken and I’ve got the perfect recipes to prove it. I make these all the time for my family, so I truly hope you can find a few new favorites for your family.

All these dinner recipes have few ingredients, meaning that the prep time is minimal and it won’t bust your grocery budget to make them. Try a new recipe for dinner tonight or maybe remake an old favorite that you’ve made before from this list. For more family favorite chicken dinner recipes (that didn’t make the list below) be sure and try this Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti or these Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos (my family loves to dip them into this Copycat Cafe Rio Dressing).

My Tips When Cooking Chicken Recipes

  • When a recipe calls for ‘cooked chicken’ I love grabbing a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and using that. They’re already seasoned and all you have to do is shred or chop it up.
  • Canned chicken usually gets mixed feelings from people. I am here to say that I actually love using canned chicken (from time to time) in recipes that call for already cooked chicken. Not all canned chicken is created equal. I recommend using the Kirkland Signature brand of canned chicken from Costco.
  • Make a big batch of shredded chicken in the crockpot, freeze it in individual quart-size bags, and use them as needed. It’s so easy to thaw the smaller package of frozen chicken in the fridge overnight so it’s ready to use for dinner the next day. Place 4 chicken breasts into the slow cooker and pour in 3-4 cups of chicken broth. Cook on LOW heat for 6-7 hours and then remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Use two forks to shred the chicken OR an electric hand mixer to shred it. Store the shredded chicken in quart-size freezer safe Ziploc bags and it’s ready to go. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Using ground chicken is an easy way to cook chicken. No need to thaw, de-bone, or trim excess fat off. Simply cook and crumble the ground chicken. You can also substitute ground chicken in most any recipe that calls for ground beef.
  • It’s always a good idea to have a Food Thermometer in your kitchen so you can check for the correct doneness and temperature when cooking chicken. The internal temperature of chicken must be at 165 degrees F for safe eating.
Inside of a creamy chicken pillow on a white plate with broccoli in the background.

Chicken Pillows

Quick and easy Chicken Pillows can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes! Chicken, dried seasonings, and green onion covered in cream cheese and rolled inside a buttery crescent roll. Top it off with seasoned breadcrumbs and bake.

Baking sheet with parmesan chicken and cheese.

Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan is an easy family dinner recipe that everyone will love! This parmesan chicken has a crispy breadcrumb coating that does not get soggy, mozzarella cheese, and jarred marinara sauce. Tips and tricks to getting the crispiest parmesan chicken at home.

A dish with white rice and topped with chicken, teriyaki sauce, and green onions. Close up shot of the side of the bowl.

One Pan Chicken Teriyaki

This recipe for Chicken Teriyaki is made in just one pan and it’s ready for dinner in just 30 minutes! Chunks of tender chicken simmer in a homemade teriyaki sauce that is sweet & savory. Serve this teriyaki chicken over white rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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Easy Chicken Cobbler

Chicken Cobbler is an easy dinner recipe that is dump & go prep in one casserole pan! Simple to make with frozen vegetables, cooked chicken, chicken broth, and cream of chicken soup. Top it off with a store-bought cheddar bay biscuit mix for the ultimate savory cobbler. 

Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos cook in the slow cooker with only 6 ingredients! Fresh lime, salsa verde, honey, sour cream, and ranch seasoning make the best chicken tacos ever.

Honey Lime Salsa Verde Ranch Chicken Tacos

Honey Lime Salsa Verde Ranch Chicken Tacos is a mouth-full of a name, but it’s one meal that I can always count on for a delicious and loved dinner. A creamy sauce with ranch seasoning, salsa verde, fresh lime juice, and sour cream takes these tacos to the next level.

A plate of rice topped with this chicken cooked in apricot sauce.

Apricot Chicken (Easy One Pan Recipe)

Delicious easy-to-make Apricot Chicken in one skillet pan on the stove top. Chunks of chicken simmer in an easy homemade apricot sauce using apricot preserves, orange juice, and honey bbq sauce for tons of flavor with little effort.

Chicken Burrito Skillet is a one pan easy dinner recipe that's made right on the stove top in 30 minutes. Chunks of chicken, rice, beans, and tomatoes simmer in seasoned chicken broth.

Chicken Burrito Skillet

This chicken burrito skillet cooks up in one pot on the stove top and it’s everything you love about a chicken burrito but without the tortilla and made in 30 minutes in one skillet pan.  Chunks of chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, and rice cooks in seasoned chicken broth.

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Lemon Parmesan Chicken has the best crispy coating that actually stays on! Chicken breasts, fresh lemon juice, garlic, Italian breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, eggs, and parmesan cheese make for the perfect crispy coating on chicken. It’s a family favorite!

Close up shot of a halved chicken salad wrap cut in half and displayed on a wooden cutting board.

Santa Fe Chicken Salad Wraps

Santa Fe Chicken Salad is a delicious twist to classic chicken salad. Chunks of chicken, black beans, fresh vegetables, and corn are mixed with a creamy Santa Fe sauce. Wrap it up in large flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado slices.

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7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that’s it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won’t believe how yummy & easy it is.

One scoop of chicken broccoli rice on a wooden spoon.

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice is an easy dinner recipe that is made in one pot on the stove. With only 6 simple ingredients like chicken, broccoli, rice, chicken broth, and cheddar cheese it can be on the table in just 30 minutes. 

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Easy One Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy One Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is simple to make with leftover chicken and egg noodles. A perfectly flavored chicken broth is the base and then it’s filled with fresh veggies like celery and carrots. A can of condensed cream of chicken soup is the ‘secret ingredient’ for easy, semi-homemade chicken noodle soup in your kitchen.

A plate with white rice on it and ground chicken pineapple teriyaki meatballs garnished with green onion.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs are an easy 30 minute dinner with ground chicken, crushed pineapple, and a homemade teriyaki sauce. Ground chicken meatballs bursting with pineapple teriyaki flavor. Serve over rice for a delicious dinner that everyone will love.

Casserole recipe with chunks of chicken, black beans, and corn in a cheesy one dish recipe.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Fiesta Chicken Casserole is an easy chicken casserole recipe that is so simple to make with chicken, pasta, black beans, corn, seasonings, and cheese! This is a family favorite dinner recipe that is always a hit.

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Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls take 30 minutes to make and are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Ground chicken, broccoli, and carrots simmer on the stove top in a delicious and simple teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions! 

Chicken flautas on a white tray topped with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole.

Quick & Easy Chicken Flautas

These Chicken Flautas are a quick and easy dinner recipe that only take 10 minutes to prepare! This flautas recipe uses canned chicken (no one will ever know your secret!), dried seasonings, cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheese for a fast dinner that everyone will love. 

A croissant on a white plate with chicken salad inside of it and green leaf lettuce.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a delicious twist to classic chicken salad. Chunks of chicken, apple, walnuts, green onion, and celery in a slightly sweet & creamy dressing with fresh lemon juice! Serve this chicken salad inside croissants with some green leaf lettuce as a chicken salad sandwich.

Overhead shot of chicken on top of rice garnished with cilantro leaves.

Easy Chicken Curry (One Pan Recipe)

Easy Chicken Curry is made in just one pan on the stove top! Dinner can be ready in as little as 30 minutes with this deliciously quick and easy chicken curry recipe. Chunks of chicken are seasoned with a blend of curry spices and then simmers in a coconut milk base.

A fork with creamy shredded chicken on it and parsley chunks.

Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

Creamy Italian Chicken is an easy dump & go slow cooker dinner that takes just minutes to prepare. The chicken cooks all day in a creamy Italian salad dressing mixture with seasonings, and it is fall apart tender and makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce.

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Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Stew

Creamy Chicken Stew is the most delicious stew recipe with chunks of chicken, carrots, potatoes, that cook inside a creamy ranch chicken broth. This crock pot chicken stew has some easy shortcut ingredients like cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and a packet of ranch seasoning mix for ultimate flavor with little prep time.

This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! A creamy, cheesy shredded chicken mixture on top of  crunchy french bread. French bread hot chicken hoagies are a quick, easy & family approved meal that everyone will love

Hot Chicken Salad French Bread Sandwiches

Hot Chicken Salad French Bread Sandwiches. I have a list of 5 of my family’s favorite dinner recipes that are so easy to make, inexpensive, and are a guarantee that my kids will eat it with no complaining, and this is one of them!

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Cornflake Chicken

This recipe for Cornflake Chicken is always a hit at the dinner table! Chicken breasts are coated in a perfectly seasoned cornflake mixture and baked to crispy perfection in the oven. The cornflake cereal coating is extra crispy!

A speckled plate with a sandwich on hamburger bun filled with shredded bbq chicken inside.

Slow Cooker Zesty BBQ Chicken

Zesty BBQ Chicken is a dump & go slow cooker dinner! Chicken cooks in a simple 4 ingredient zesty bbq sauce until it’s fall apart tender. Serve inside hamburger buns for a bbq shredded chicken sandwich.

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Your family will love this oven-baked Parmesan chicken! Not only is it so easy to make but it’s a perfect way to dress up boring chicken breasts that also happens to be kid-friendly. Seasoned chicken breasts get covered in a creamy sauce that keeps the chicken extra moist while cooking.

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken is an easy slow cooker chicken recipe that only needs a few ingredients. Chicken cooks in the crockpot in a sweet & delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crockpot teriyaki chicken is a family favorite recipe that is a dump & go crockpot dinner that takes just minutes to prepare. Chicken breasts cook all day in an easy and sweet homemade teriyaki sauce.

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Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken combines the perfect ‘crack chicken’ combination of ranch + cheese + bacon made really easy in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker! Crack chicken is an easy dinner idea & delicious served as sandwiches or over rice.

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs (Crispy Chicken Thighs Recipe)

Learn how to make these easy, crispy, and flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Thighs with just a couple of dried seasonings and oil. In 30 minutes you’ll have the most juicy and crispy skin chicken thighs you’ve ever tasted!

Tortillas on a sheet pan with bell peppers and chicken. Cooked in the oven.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Try these easy and delicious Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas for dinner tonight! You won’t believe how easy it is to make chicken fajitas at home on one sheet pan.

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Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is an easy, dump & go, chicken chili that’s made in the Crock Pot! Shredded Chicken, tomatoes, beans, and corn in a creamy chicken broth base with seasonings and cream cheese.

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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Tacos

Switch up Taco Tuesday and try these simple and super delicious Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Tacos for dinner. Perfectly shredded chicken, black beans, corn, salsa, and chicken taco seasoning is all it takes to get this family favorite dinner on the table.

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