Chicken Breast Recipes

Versatile, quick-cooking, convenient, and low in fat -- that's the chicken breast. Need some easy recipe inspiration? We're here with ideas for sauteed, grilled, poached, braised, and baked chicken breasts as well as how to use chicken breasts in salads, sandwiches, and lots more.

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Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.21 stars
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Whenever you make breaded and fried chicken, it disappears almost immediately. Try our foolproof three-step method for perfect results every time, then turn it into Chicken Parmesan or serve over salad.

Chicken with Mushrooms

Rating: 3.21 stars
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Chicken cutlets are sautéed with button mushrooms for a quick and delicious one-skillet meal.

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles

All the action for this weeknight dinner happens in one large straight-sided skillet. Sear the chicken breasts, then cook the mushrooms and shallots and stir in mustard, broth, egg noodles, and cream cheese which quickly creates a rich sauce. 
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Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 3.63 stars
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This comforting classic is so easy to make, you'll never eat the store-bought version again.

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

Here's the easy way to prepare moist, tender chicken breasts in the oven. Use for sandwiches, salads, tacos, soups, and casseroles, or simply serve with vegetables and potatoes for a complete meal.

Quick Jambalaya

Rating: 3.51 stars
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Jambalaya, a one-pot New Orleans favorite, always includes meat or seafood and vegetables; this easy rendition is full of chicken, spicy andouille sausage, bell pepper, and onion.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

Rating: 3.27 stars
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For this all-American classic that's great for lunch or dinner, use a great homemade sauce and pick your method: Slow-cook a whole bird for the juiciest results or grill smaller pieces for a fast meal.

Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Rating: 3.12 stars
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When you prepare crisp, golden cutlets in advance and stockpile them in your freezer, you open up all kinds of options for speedy dinners. To kick off our new food column about shortcuts and time-savers, here are delicious baked alternatives to breaded cutlets from a box. The best part? They go from frozen to perfection in a mere 15 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Thyme Sauce

This winning technique for grilled chicken pecks out any dry—or bland—results. A few juicy secrets: Choose small cuts, and pound them flat so they cook quickly and evenly. Then, for maximum flavor without flare-ups, finish with a robust sauce like this lemon-thyme number.
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Teriyaki-Glazed Grilled Chicken

Take grilled chicken breasts in a tasty, direction with this clever recipe: the chicken is pounded so it cooks quickly and evenly, then a tangy homemade hoisin-teriyaki glaze goes on in the last few minutes of cooking to create a delicious char
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Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Casserole

Rating: 3.22 stars
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A hearty multigrain bread works bestin this casserole. It will maintain its texture, unlike a softer white-bread loaf, which may become gummy.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Chicken or Veal Parmigiana

Rating: 3 stars
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A hard grating cheese is a must when it comes to the breading mixture for this chicken or veal Parmigiana, but Parmesan isn't the only option—we like a salty, robust Pecorino Romano.