Sometimes you need the fastest recipes you can find. When unexpected company shows up at your door or you spontaneously invite someone over for dinner, or you just can't face another drive-through dinner, these quick and easy last minute chicken breast recipes will come to the rescue.
Some of the recipes start with cooked chicken, others with raw chicken. It's a good idea to keep both cooked and uncooked chicken in the freezer just so you can assemble these recipes easily.
A well-stocked pantry is also key to last minute cooking. If you have a good supply of items like frozen vegetable combos, canned tomatoes, broth, olive oil, onions, seasonings, canned beans, and cheese on hand you can whip up a meal in just minutes.
Last Minute Chicken Breast Recipes
- Crispy Chicken
Some chicken breasts, seasonings, and an indoor grill are all you need to have this crisp and delicious recipe on the table in about 10 minutes.
- Chicken with Peppers
Frozen onions and peppers are the secret ingredient to this easy recipe. As soon as the chicken is cubed, you can start cooking!
- Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
This simple five-ingredient stir-fry recipe has great flavor, color, and texture. Serve it over crisp chow mein noodles so you don't have to cook pasta or rice!
- Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
Bruschetta is toasted bread topped with a seasoned tomato mixture. Well, I decided to use a grilled chicken breast instead of the bread - what a hit! This super easy recipe is good for you too.
- Raspberry Glazed Chicken Breasts
A three ingredient sauce makes a quick and delicious glaze on grilled chicken breasts.
- Chicken Mornay
Make this delicious recipe with sliced cooked chicken from the deli or leftover cooked chicken. In fact, I cook extra chicken and freeze it to have on hand just for this dish!
- Bacon Chicken
This totally yummy and easy recipe takes just six ingredients. The onion, bacon, and cheese topping is irresistible.