10 Easy Chicken Dishes for Dinner

Chicken is the most popular meat we use to make food. And it goes perfect for any occasion-whether it’s a small party or you are just making dinner.

Here’s 10 delicious and simple chicken recipes for you to try!

1.Ruby Chicken

Treat this tender chicken topped with plump cranberries and simmered in a spicy orange sauce.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and salt; add the chicken.
  2. Seal bag and shake to coat. In a nonstick skillet, brown chicken in butter.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over chicken.
  5. Cover and simmer for 35-40 mins.

for 2 servings.

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2.Key Lime Chicken Thighs

This recipe is simple and you can prepare this in no time. You’ll need chicken thighs skin removed. The rest is in the oven.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 to 3 tbsp key lime juice or lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 12 to 16 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Salt, pepper(1/2 tsp each)

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place chicken in a greased 13×9-in baking dish.
  2. Dot with butter; sprinkle with lime juice and pepper sauce.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle evenly over chicken.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 30 mins.

for 4 servings.

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3.Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken

Everyone will call you a gourmet cook when you serve this tasty chicken. Don’t tell them how easy it is to prepare.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 5 tbsp dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp cornmeal
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place butter in a shallow bowl.
  2. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, cornmeal, salt, oregano and garlic powder.
  3. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in crumb mixture.
  4. Place the chicken in a greased 15x10x1 in baking pan.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 mins or until juices run clear.

for 4 servings. .

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4.Oregano Chicken

“Line your baking pan with foil for fast cleanup.”-Taste of Home

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 tsp crushed garlic
  • 3/4 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Rub chicken with garlic; sprinkle with lemon-pepper and oregano.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken, skin side down, in oil for 5 mins.
  3. Transfer to a shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 mins.

Recipe in the video is slightly different. You can make it either way.

for 2 servings.

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5.Slow-Cooked Thai Peanut Chicken

Have a taste for Thai? You’ll love this peanutty chicken soup.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) light coconut milk, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • Soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce(2 tbsp each)

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag.
    • Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
    • Transfer to a greased 4– or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, orange juice, marmalade, oil, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce and 3/4 cup coconut milk;
    • pour over chicken.
    • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the rice, water and remaining coconut milk to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 mins or until rice is tender.
  5. Fluff with a fork. Serve with chicken and sauce; sprinkle with peanuts.

for 8 servings.

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6.Buffalo Chicken Salad

A Delicious and, even better, quick chicken salad!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 bunch romaine, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Salt, pepper(1/4tsp each)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Prep:
    • Cut chicken breast into 1/2 in cubes.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in the hot sauce, salt and pepper. In large bowl, combine the romaine, celery and carrots.
  4. Divide among four plates. Top with chicken.
  5. Serve with ranch dressing.

for 4 servings.

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7.Zippy Paprika Chicken

Here’s a unique entree that’s reminiscent of the classic Hungarian paprika chicken dish. You’ll like this modern twist.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tbsp Southwest marinade mix
  • Salt, pepper(1/8 tsp each)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the paprika, marinade mix, salt and pepper;
    • add chicken.
    • Seal bag and shake to coat; refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 mins on each side.
    • Remove and keep warm.
  3. Add the water, soy sauce and lemon juice to skillet; cook for 1-2 mins, stirring to loosen browned bits.
    • Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream until blended.
  4. Serve with chicken.

for 4 servings.

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8.Simple Salsa Chicken

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 tbsp taco sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/8 tsp salt

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place chicken in a shallow 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
    • Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Combine salsa and taco sauce; drizzle over chicken.
    • Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 mins.

Similar recipe in the video…

for 2 servings.

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9.Pesto-Olive Chicken

Done under 30mins!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 jars sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can chopped ripe olives(4-1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese(4 ounces)

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place in an ungreased 13×9 in baking dish.
  2. Spoon pesto over chicken; top with mushrooms and olives.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 mins.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 1-2 mins longer or until cheese is melted and chicken is no longer pink.

for 4 servings.

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10.Citrus-Baked Cornish

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
    • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
    • 2 tablespoons grated onion
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 lemon Juice

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Tie legs of hens together; turn wing tips under backs.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Simmer 5 minutes. Spoon half of the sauce over hens.
  4. Place the hens breast side up on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours , brushing hens occasionally with the remaining sauce.

for 4 servings.

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