35 Chicken Breast Recipes for Delicious Family Meals

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Baked Chicken Breasts recipe

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Here are over two dozen of the most popular chicken breast recipes on this site, including recipes for bone-in and boneless.

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    Homemade Chicken and Biscuits

    Homemade Chicken and Biscuits

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    Even though it's homemade, this delicious homemade chicken and biscuits recipe is surprisingly easy to fix, and it cooks quickly. The homemade parsley biscuits make the perfect topping for this great tasting casserole.

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    Easy Chicken Parmesan

    Easy Chicken Parmesan

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This easy chicken parmesan recipe is not only simple, but it's great tasting as well. The chicken is breaded, browned, then served with your favorite spaghetti sauce, a little Mozzarella cheese, and hot cooked spaghetti, linguine, or other pasta.

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    Chicken Marsala Recipe

    Chicken marsala recipe

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    This is the recipe we reach for when we want a great-tasting chicken dish and we're in a hurry. We use a dry marsala in this chicken marsala recipe, but use a sweeter marsala if you prefer the flavor.

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    Roasted Garlic and Oregano Chicken Breasts

    Baked Split Chicken Breasts With Garlic

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    This flavorful roasted garlic and oregano chicken breasts make a wonderful meal, roasted to perfection with garlic, herbs, and a little olive oil. Serve this easy roasted chicken with baked or mashed potatoes and greens or your favorite vegetables.

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    Chicken Fajitas

    chicken fajitas in the skillet

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This fajita filling is made with chicken breast strips, peppers, zucchini, and seasonings. The mixture for chicken fajitas is easy to prepare and cook on the stovetop.

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    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Sheet pan chicken fajitas on the baking pan and plated in tortillas

    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo

    Sheet pan cooking is all the rage and this sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe really delivers. Boneless skinless chicken breast strips are roasted in the oven along with bell peppers, onions, and Mexican seasonings. It's a hearty dinner that comes together quickly.

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    Garlic Chicken and Shrimp

    Garlic Chicken and Shrimp

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    Serve this garlic chicken and shrimp combination with hot cooked linguine or spaghetti, or try it over hot boiled rice or grits.

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    Tarragon Chicken Salad

    Tarragon Chicken Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Anita Schecter 

    Create a light and flavorful meal with this tarragon chicken salad recipe. It's a delicious combination of roasted, shredded chicken breasts in a creamy homemade dressing seasoned with celery, Dijon mustard, lemon, onion, and tarragon. Serve it over salad greens or in a sandwich.

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    Chicken With Creamy Parmesan Sauce

    Chicken with creamy parmesan sauce

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    In this recipe, boneless chicken breast halves are browned in the skillet then served with a great-tasting and really easy Parmesan sauce. Serve this chicken with creamy parmesan sauce with hot cooked noodles and sliced tomatoes for a meal your family will love.

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    Lemon Basil Chicken

    Lemon Basil chicken

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    This easy lemon basil chicken recipe is flavored with a simple marinade of garlic, lemon, and basil. These tasty grilled or broiled chicken breasts are great with rice, pasta, or baked potatoes.

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    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Discover how easy it is to stuff chicken breasts with this stuffed chicken Parmesan recipe. The breaded chicken is filled with mozzarella, fried in marinara sauce, and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan. Served over a bed of pasta, it's a delicious and impressive dish.

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    Blackened Chicken

    Blackened Chicken

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    The spice rub makes blackened chicken stand out. This simple Southern recipe sears then bakes chicken breasts flavored with a mixture of black onion seed, cayenne, paprika, and more. It's fantastic when served over spicy rice, and makes an excellent sandwich, too.

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    Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Grilled chicken with cajun sauce

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    Thanks to Janet for sharing this nicely seasoned Cajun chicken pasta. Serve this tasty pasta and chicken dish with fresh sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad and crusty bread.

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    Herb Baked Chicken Breasts

    Baked Chicken With Herbs

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    These easy herb baked chicken breasts are flavored with a herb, lemon, and garlic marinade. The marinade could also be used for grilled or broiled chicken breasts.

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    Chicken and Spinach Bake

    Baked Chicken With Spinach

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    In this chicken and spinach bake recipe, chicken breast halves are seasoned and baked on a bed of spinach with a fresh tomato topping. Use the Creole or Cajun-style seasonings on this chicken or use your own flavor combination.

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    Greek Chicken Kabobs

    Greek Chicken Kabobs

     Anita Schecter

    The Mediterranean flavors of garlic, lemon, and oregano turn these chicken kabobs into a bright-tasting dish. The homemade tzatziki, made of Greek yogurt, cucumbers, and dill, is the perfect dipping sauce.

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    Potato Chip Chicken

    potato chip chicken

    Leah Maroney

    Change up your oven-fried chicken recipe by using crushed potato chips instead of breadcrumbs. Barbecue kettle-cooked chips are best, adding a nice hint of flavor and a great crunch.

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

    Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

    Leah Maroney 

    Like a deconstructed traditional stuffed chicken cordon bleu, this recipe incorporates the cheese and ham into a sauce over pasta and tops it all with crispy, breaded chicken.

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    Easy Cajun Spiced Chicken Breasts

    Cajun spiced chicken breast

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    These easy chicken breasts are flavored with a spicy Cajun-style rub. The chicken pieces are marinated for at least an hour, then they're broiled or grilled to perfection.

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    Italian Style Chicken

    Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This Italian style chicken is easy to make with chicken breasts, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and salad dressing.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Breast

    instant pot chicken breasts with rice and pea pods
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot produces tender, juicy chicken breasts every time, easily answering the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" Chicken breasts can be shredded for pulled chicken sandwiches and tacos; diced for soups, salads, and casseroles; or sliced and served as an entrée along with side dishes.

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    Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

    pineapple chicken stir fry

    Leah Maroney

    Tender chicken breasts are combined with bell pepper, onion, and juicy pineapple for a quick and easy stir fry. The sweet and salty sauce adds lots of flavor. Serve with white rice.

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    Fried Chicken Breasts

    Simple Fried Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    These basic fried chicken breasts are easy to prepare and use basic everyday ingredients. Serve this delicious chicken with mashed potatoes and your favorite side dish or salads.

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    Chicken Margherita

    Chicken Margherita

     Leah Maroney

    For an easy Italian main dish, top chicken breasts with pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. It's a crowd-pleasing dish that tastes great served with pasta or crusty bread.

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    Chicken and Mushrooms

    Chicken and mushrooms
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    This well-seasoned chicken and mushrooms recipe is made with condensed soup, fresh mushrooms, and seasonings. Serve this tasty dish with rice or noodles for a great everyday meal.

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    Chicken and Roast Vegetable Florentine Pasta

    Chicken Florentine PAsta

    Elaine Lemm

    Tender chicken and roasted veggies are combined with pasta for a nutritious one-dish meal. Swap the veggies out for your favorites or what is in season and use good quality ball mozzarella.

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    Creamy Chicken Marsala

    Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

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    This version of creamy chicken marsala uses boneless chicken breast halves, fresh mushrooms, marsala wine, and cream. This is a delicious dish to serve with rice or pasta, along with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad.

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    Buttermilk Chicken

    Oven buttermilk chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This simple, flavorful recipe for buttermilk chicken is delicious. The dish is quick and easy to prepare and bake, and it makes a fabulous family meal.

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    Chicken With Broccoli and Pasta

    Easy chicken and broccoli casserole recipe

    The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic

    This is a flavorful chicken with broccoli and pasta with a touch of basil and sour cream sauce. Diced cooked chicken breast is combined with broccoli, a creamy sauce, Parmesan, basil, and pasta.

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    Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

    Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Fresh lime juice, garlic, and cilantro flavor these roasted chicken breasts. Enjoy this roasted lime and cilantro chicken breasts dish with your favorite rice dish or potatoes and a tossed green salad.

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    Chicken Breasts With Mozzarella Cheese

    Easy Chicken With Mozzarella Cheese

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This easy chicken breasts with mozzarella cheese make a great meal with a salad or fresh sliced vegetables and potatoes. It's an easy dish to prepare and takes just minutes to cook.

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    Sweet and Sour Chicken Breasts

    Sweet and Sour Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    A tangy sauce highlights this easy, great-tasting sweet and sour chicken breasts dish. This chicken dish is made in just minutes in the skillet, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. Serve this sweet and sour chicken with hot cooked rice or your favorite Asian-style noodle dish.

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    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta

    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This spicy Cajun chicken and pasta skillet dish is quick and easy to prepare and it's loaded with great flavor. It's made with diced cooked chicken, spicy Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and a variety of chopped vegetables. Use fusilli, rotini, or similar pasta in this easy recipe.

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    Spicy Fried Chicken Strips

    Spicy fried chicken

    The Spruce / Nita West

    These spicy fried chicken strips are great too for an everyday meal or make them for tailgating, weekend game gatherings, or picnics. Serve these tasty chicken strips with ranch or blue cheese dressing or your favorite dip.

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    Chicken Breast With Bacon and Cheese

    Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

    This easy chicken breast with bacon and cheese is made in the skillet. Use sliced mozzarella or shredded, or make this with mozzarella and Cheddar blend.