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.

Staff Picks

Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.21 stars 291
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.

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 102
This comforting classic is so easy to make, you'll never eat the store-bought version again.

Chicken with Mushrooms

Rating: 3.21 stars 210
Chicken cutlets are sautéed with button mushrooms for a quick and delicious one-skillet meal.

Chicken Schnitzel with Dill and Sesame

All the delicious crunch of fried chicken, with less mess—that's the elevator pitch for schnitzel. Pounding the breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook in a flash. We season the flour and the panko mixture, not just the meat, and add sesame seeds for a nuttier crunch. Serve the dish with Watercress-Apple Relish for a bright, peppery counterpoint.

Individual Chicken Potpies

Rating: 3.77 stars 31
Homemade comfort food prepared with love, like these classic chicken potpies, can inspire as much romance as any four-star restaurant meal on Valentine's Day. Want to feed the whole family? Just double the recipe.

Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Rating: 3.12 stars 330
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.

Chicken Marsala

Rating: 3.08 stars 131
Make this Chicken Marsala recipe for a delicious and satisfying dish. Serve it up alongside some pasta or a side salad for a well-rounded meal. 

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.

Skillet Chicken with Leeks and Carrots

We've adapted a fall favorite, roast chicken, for the warmer months by using bone-in breasts to cut the cooking time in half. Baked on a bed of leeks, carrots, and bread cubes that soak up the meat's flavorful juices, this one-pan meal is worthy of a special occasion.

Sauteed Chicken in Mustard-Cream Sauce

Rating: 3.72 stars 535
This classic French combination of ingredients also makes an excellent sauce for fish, such as seared salmon and trout.

Quick Fried Chicken and Waffles

Keep the waffles warm in a 200-degree oven while making the chicken.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Chicken Nuggets
Rating: 3.7 stars

Nuggets are a home run with kids, but admit it, you love them too. These are baked, so you can enjoy them guilt-free. A three-step breading method -- coating chicken pieces in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs -- seals in moisture and gives a crisp crunch without a lot of added fat.