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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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.

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 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.
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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.
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Lighter Sesame Chicken

Rating: 3.7 stars
63
Say "open sesame" to a Chinese-restaurant classic that's no longer a guilty pleasure. This chicken is sauteed in a little oil instead of deep fried. The less-sweet sauce has fewer calories than a standard recipe, and, nutritionally, brown rice beats white.

Chicken with Mushrooms

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

Chicken Marsala

Rating: 3.08 stars
5
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. 

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 3.63 stars
6
This comforting classic is so easy to make, you'll never eat the store-bought version again.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

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.

Crispy Chicken Cutlets

A streamlined take on a family-favorite that makes it even more suited for busy weeknights: a 15-minute marinade in yogurt tenderizes the chicken cutlets, while also acting as a ‘glue’ for crunchy panko breadcrumbs. The cutlets cook quickly in the frying pan and then are ready to be topped with a lemon-y mixed green salad and devoured.
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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.

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Happy meals at home just got easier with this quick and easy recipe for homemade crispy chicken nuggets. 
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Inspiration and Ideas


Sauteed Chicken in Mustard and Herb Sauce

Rating: 3.45 stars
6

Feel as though you've been transported to France in under 30 minutes with this simple dish that's all about the creamy Dijon sauce.