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

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Boneless, skinless chicken breast plus yellow and green bell peppers sizzle together on a sheet pan while tortillas warm in the same oven. Topped with sour cream, salsa, and ripe avocado, this one-pan dinner is sure to become a regular weeknight fix. Fajita Friday, anyone?
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Chicken Divan

Chicken breasts, broccoli, and mushrooms are smothered in a creamy Mornay sauce and topped with a blanket of cheesy breadcrumbs in this classic Chicken Divan.

Chicken-and-Polenta Puttanesca Melts

In this quick and easy weeknight dinner, the famously punchy puttanesca sauce is poured over tender slices of precooked polenta and thin chicken cutlets. Topped with creamy mozzarella, the result is a hearty dinner with plenty of zippy sauce to keep every bite interesting.

Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Rating: 3 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.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 89
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.

Chicken Marsala

Rating: 3 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. 

Chicken with Mushrooms

Rating: 3 stars 210
Chicken cutlets are sautéed with button mushrooms for a quick and delicious one-skillet meal.

Quick Jambalaya

Rating: 3.5 stars 479
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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.