35 Simple Chicken Breast Recipes

chicken breasts with leeks and parmesan cheese
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If you need to get a tasty, healthy meal on the table but just don't have a lot of spare time, these simple recipes using chicken breasts are great choices. The list includes recipes using boneless and bone-in chicken breasts.

Choose from chicken casseroles, light, and easy oven fried chicken, basic baked or roasted chicken breasts or quick skillet recipes.

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    Chicken With Bacon and Pepper Jack Cheese

    barbecue chicken with bacon and pepper jack cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken breasts are baked with a topping of barbecue sauce, bacon and pepper jack cheese. This easy entree is ready in under 30 minutes.

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    Simple Fried Chicken Breast Cutlets

    Simple Fried Chicken

    The Spruce

    These fried chicken breasts will be an instant hit! Some hot sauce and Cajun seasoning provide flavor.

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    Paprika Chicken Breasts With Sour Cream Gravy

    A pot of baked paprika chicken
    Diana Rattray

    These split chicken breasts are seasoned and baked to perfection with sliced onions. 

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    Easy Skillet Chicken With Veloute Sauce

    A pot of chicken with veloute sauce
    Diana Rattray

    The easy veloute sauce is a great way to elevate simple sauteed boneless chicken breasts.

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    Basil Chicken With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Chicken and creamy basil pesto sauce
    Diana Rattray

    Pesto flavors these simple skillet chicken breasts. Heavy cream is added to make a creamy sauce. Serve the chicken with hot cooked pasta.

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    Simple Oven Fried Chicken Breasts With Garlic

    Simple oven fried chicken breasts with garlic
    Diana Rattray

    This is a no-frills recipe, but it doesn't lack flavor. Some garlic powder and paprika flavor the chicken along with salt and pepper.

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    Easy Skillet Chicken With Bacon and Sour Cream

    A plate of chicken with bacon
    Diana Rattray

    All your favorite flavors in a classic loaded baked potato are the toppings to this chicken meal.

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    Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce

    A plate of chicken with garlic cream and zucchini
    Diana Rattray

    The zucchini is cooked along with the chicken breasts in this recipe. The garlic cream sauce is a combination of cream cheese, garlic, and chicken broth. 

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    Chicken Breasts With Creamy Parmesan Sauce

    Chicken with creamy parmesan sauce

    The Spruce

    These sauteed boneless chicken breasts are served with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce.

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    Oven-Roasted Chicken With Pepper Jelly Glaze

    Roasted chicken with pepper jelly in a pot
    Diana Rattray

    A super simple pepper jelly glaze adds flavor to these simple roasted split chicken breasts.

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    Chicken With Wine and Tomatoes

    Chicken with wine and tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

    Here's another quick and easy skillet chicken recipe made with chicken breasts, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a little wine and garlic. This makes a wonderfully busy day meal, and it's great with rice or pasta and a salad.

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    Chicken With Creamy Curry Sauce

    Chicken breast, peas, carrots, and potatoes with creamy curry sauce
    Diana Rattray

    A tasty curry sauce flavors these boneless skillet chicken breasts. Serve this chicken with hot cooked rice or roasted potatoes for a tasty everyday meal.

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    Easy Chicken Florentine Bake With Spinach Souffle

    Baked chicken florentine with spinach souffle
    Diana Rattray

    .Convenient frozen spinach souffle, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese makes these boneless chicken breasts

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    Peach Glazed Chicken Breasts

    Peach glazed chicken with potatoes and green beans
    Diana Rattray

    Peach preserves, balsamic vinegar, and spicy mustard are combined to make a tasty sauce for these boneless chicken breast halves. The chicken is glazed about halfway through the baking time.

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    Chicken Breasts With Tomatoes and Capers

    Chicken breasts with tomatoes and capers
    Diana Rattray

    These chicken breasts are sauteed and then finished with tomatoes, capers, lemon juice and chicken stock. The recipe includes some dry white wine, but you may substitute more chicken stock.

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    Fast and Easy Curried Chicken With Peanuts and Peppers

    A plate of curried chicken, bell peppers, and nuts
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    This easy curry is loaded with flavor. It's made with bell peppers, peanuts, and classic curry seasonings.

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    Baked Chicken Parmesan Dinner

    Chicken parmesan with mozzarella cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Breaded and oven-fried chicken breasts are briefly baked with prepared spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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    Chicken Marsala

    A plate of chicken marsala
    Diana Rattray

    This elegant, flavorful chicken dish is surprisingly fast and easy. Dinner in under 30 minutes!

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    Chicken Breasts With Leeks and Parmesan Cheese

    A pot of chicken breasts, leeks, and parmesan cheese
    Alena Hrbkova/StockFood Creative/Getty Images

    This dish is easy enough for a busy day and fancy enough for company. Serve with mashed or baked potatoes or rice.

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    Baked Pineapple Chicken Breasts

    A plate of pineapple baked chicken and green beans
    Diana Rattray

    ​Pineapple juice and a variety of spices and seasonings flavor these simple baked boneless chicken breasts.

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    30-Minute Sweet and Sour Chicken

    A plate of sweet and sour chicken
    Diana Rattray

    This sweet and sour chicken is a 30-minute dish that doesn't skimp on flavor.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

    A plate of slow cooker barbecue chicken
    Diana Rattray

    This recipe is made with chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, and onion. The chicken is slow cooked to perfection and then piled onto split, toasted buns.

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    Chicken "Divine" With Rice

    A plate of chicken divine and broccoli
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    Chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy, flavorful sauce. The sauce is made with condensed soup, lemon juice, and curry powder. Add some cheese if you'd like.

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    Chicken with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

    Chicken with jalapeno cheese sauce
    Jason Loucas/Getty Images

    Jalapeno peppers and garlic add flavor to these chicken breasts. The chicken is baked and then smothered in a cheddar cheese sauce. Add extra cayenne pepper for more heat.

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    Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe

    A plate of creamy chicken marsala and tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

    Heavy cream adds richness to this delicious chicken with Marsala wine. Garlic, lemon juice, and basil add flavor.

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    Chicken With Garlic Cream Sauce

    A plate of chicken garlic cream
    Diana Rattray

    Mushrooms, green onions and garlic flavor the creamy sauce for these easy chicken breasts. Cream cheese is added to the sauce.

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    Lemon Chicken With Garlic and Wine

    Lemon chicken with garlic and wine sauce
    Diana Rattray

    White wine, lemon juice, and garlic flavor to these simple skillet chicken breasts. Add some capers to the dish if you'd like.

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    Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros

    A chicken gyro
    Jennifer Levy/Getty Images

    This is an easy make-ahead meal that you can enjoy throughout the week. Serve the chicken with warm pita bread or lettuce leaves.

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    Simple Chicken and Rice Casserole

    A chicken and rice casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Toasted almonds garnish this chicken and rice casserole. Serve this dish with a simple tossed salad.

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    Crock Pot Swiss Chicken Casserole

    A plate of crock pot Swiss chicken
    Diana Rattray

    This satisfying chicken and dressing casserole is easy to prepare and cook in a slow cooker.

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    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

    The Spruce

    This easy casserole is a popular family favorite. It's an excellent busy day meal with only 6 ingredients.

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    Chicken Piccata With Lemon and Parsley

    Chicken strips piccata with Meyer lemons
    Diana Rattray

    This fabulous dish is surprisingly easy. Use chicken breast cutlets or tenders in the recipe.

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    Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Strips

    Bacon and cheddar chicken strips with dipping sauce
    Diana Rattray

    These bacon and cheddar coated chicken strips are incredibly easy, and the taste is out of this world! Serve the chicken strips with a dip as an appetizer or as a main dish.

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    Easy Coronation Chicken

    A plate of coronation chicken
    Getty Images

    Use leftover or cooked chicken breasts in this tasty British chicken dish.

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    Savory Chicken Noodle Bake

    A chicken noodle casserole with tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

    This casserole is made with diced cooked chicken, an easy, light sauce and loads of vegetables.