24 Casual Chicken Recipes for Lazy Weeknights
BROILED LEMON CHICKEN
This weeknight chicken dish, adapted from the famed N.Y.C. Italian restaurant Rao's, is proof that sometimes the simplest dinners are the best. Get the recipe HERE.
TERIYAKI CHICKEN LETTUCE CUPS
A light, healthy dinner that doesn't taste like diet food. It's a beautiful thing. Get the recipe HERE.
BAKED RANCH CHICKEN BITES
Katie Lee puts a twist on classic chicken nuggets by coating them in homemade ranch seasoning and salted popped popcorn. Get the recipe HERE.
CHICKEN THIGHS WITH POTATOES & FENNEL
Anything that only requires one dish to clean up afterwards automatically moves to the front of the weeknight dinner rotation. Get the recipe HERE.
ROAST CHICKEN WITH RADISHES
Ina Garten's latest twist on roast chicken looks fancy, and that's just the beauty of it. In reality, this 5-ingredient dish requires practically no work: just put it all in a roasting pan and toss it in the oven. Get the recipe HERE.
GRILLED CHICKEN WITH KALE SLAW
Chef Lorena Garcia's "nutritious yet delicious" meal can be served as a salad or easily transformed by filling soft tortillas or hard taco shells with the hearty slaw, seasoned chicken and a drizzle of her homemade lime crema.
Get the recipe HERE.
CHICKEN & MUSHROOM MARSALA
HONEY MUSTARD BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS
Rosemary, garlic, and honey mustard are an oh-so-perfect flavor combo, and it only takes 10 minutes to prep, so you can go back to binging on Netflix as it cooks. Get the recipe HERE.
ONE PAN CHICKEN BURRITO BOWL
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN FLATBREAD
Store-bought flatbread makes this the easiest meal ever – just pile up diced, cooked chicken, bacon, and mozzarella, then bake and top with avocado, cilantro, and chipotle ranch. What part of that equation could be bad? Get the recipe HERE.
PULLED BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES
Chicken thighs are cheap and hugely flavorful, and cooking them in a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce means sandwich night couldn't be simpler. Get the recipe HERE.
LEMON CHICKEN WITH ASPARAGUS
You really can't go wrong with lemon and chicken, and adding a big pile of fresh asparagus and a douse of honey butter to the mix doesn't hurt either. Get the recipe HERE.
CHINESE CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
These guys are easy, healthy, and packed with flavor. The combo of hoison, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and sriracha hits all the right notes. Get the recipe HERE.
BALSAMIC PEACH CHICKEN SKILLET
BEER & HONEY BBQ CHICKEN SKEWERS
CHEESY CRACKER CHICKEN
POBLANO CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
Store-bought rotisserie chicken and enchilada sauce combined with fresh chiles, onions, corn, and Mexican spices make fiesta night a total breeze. Get the recipe HERE.
THAI CHICKEN FRENCH BREAD PIZZAS
Using a simple loaf of bread as your crust for these Asian fusion pizzas means dinner is a fun and easy event for everyone involved. Get the recipe HERE.
BUFFALO CHICKEN CHILI
Why choose between wings and chili when you could have the best of both worlds? This gameday mashup is packed with shredded chicken, white beans, and sweet corn, and get its kick from a healthy dose of hot sauce and chili powder. Get the recipe HERE.
SKILLET CHICKEN TORTELLINI
GRILLED CHICKEN FRESCO TACOS
MOROCCAN CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS
Turn the ordinary into something exotic and packed with flavor with these drumsticks marinated in harissa (North African hot chili paste) and enough garlic to kill a vampire 15 times over. Get the recipe HERE.
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN NACHOS
Once your chicken has hung out in the slow cooker covered in salsa and Mexican spices for a while, pile it high on tortilla chips and top it with cheese, tomatoes, guac (and whatever other fixings you want), for a totally no-fuss family-style dinner. Get the recipe HERE.
ONE PAN CHICKEN AND RISOTTO
No constant stirring necessary with this risotto method! Going from the stovetop to the oven and cooking the rice and chicken all-in-one pan gives you a dish that might look fancy, but the preparation couldn't be more casual. Get the recipe HERE.