Top 50 Best Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

Ritzy Chicken Casserole

The Spruce

Boneless chicken breasts are versatile, flavorful, and low in fat. And you can find chicken breasts in fresh and frozen individual portions, thinly sliced cutlets, and fully cooked casserole and salad-ready strips. It's no wonder they're so popular. 

Because they are so lean, chicken breasts can easily become dry if cooked too long. Some slow cooker recipes work well with chicken breasts, but some don't. We frequently use chicken thighs in slow cooker recipes calling for boneless chicken breasts, or a combination of chicken breasts and thighs.

Here are some of the most popular boneless chicken breast recipes, including casserole recipes using chicken breasts, baked chicken breasts, skillet recipes, and more.

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    Simple Fried Chicken Breast Cutlets

    Simple Fried Chicken

    The Spruce

    Thin pounded or sliced chicken breast cutlets make this fried chicken fast and super easy. And they are delicious!

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    Restaurant-Style Chicken Marsala

    Chicken Marsala with mushrooms on a plate.
    Diana Rattray

    This is a restaurant-style chicken Marsala recipe that is purportedly similar to the dish from Olive Garden. Use sweet or dry Marsala wine in the recipe.

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    Chicken Marsala

    Chicken marsala recipe

    ​The Spruce

    Chicken Marsala is flavorful and easy to prepare and cook in the skillet. Flattening the chicken means it will cook quickly and evenly. As another option, thinly sliced chicken breast cutlets are convenient and cut down on the preparation time. Serve this chicken dish with hot pasta or rice, along with a green salad or side vegetable.

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    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta

    Chicken marsala recipe

    ​The Spruce

    Purchased Alfredo sauce makes this chicken and zucchini skillet dish easy and convenient, and the combination of chicken, zucchini, and tomatoes is delicious. Feel free to use your own homemade Alfredo sauce or another cheese sauce you might prefer.

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    Sweet and Sour Chicken Breasts

    sweet and sour chicken breasts
    Diana Rattray

    A tasty tropical sauce highlights this easy, great tasting sweet and sour chicken dish. This chicken recipe is made in just minutes in the skillet, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.

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    Chicken and Mushrooms

    chicken and mushrooms
    Philippe Desnerck / Getty Images

    This easy chicken and mushroom dish is a simple combination of ingredients and seasonings. Condensed soup makes an easy sauce, or use the included instructions to make a homemade sauce.

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    Fried Chicken Sandwiches With Sriracha Mayo

    Fried Chicken Sandwich
    Diana Rattray

    Thinly sliced chicken cutlets are deep fried to perfection to make fabulous fried chicken sandwiches. Use the spicy Sriracha mayonnaise on the sandwiches or your own favorite sandwich spread.

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    Pulled Chicken Tacos

    Pulled chicken tacos with garnishes
    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph.

    This easy weeknight dinner of pulled chicken tacos comes together quickly for a busy family on the go. Boneless, skinless breasts or thighs are poached in chicken stock, shredded, and then the broth is cooked down with Mexican-inspired seasonings to make the sauce.

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    Chicken With Bacon and Pepper Jack Cheese

    chicken with bacon, bbq sauce, and cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken breasts are browned in the skillet and then baked with a barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheese topping. This easy chicken recipe is great with a potato salad and baked beans.

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    Skillet Chicken Dijon

    Chicken Dijon
    Diana Rattray

    This easy skillet chicken dijon recipe is perfect for when you need a quick everyday meal. The simple combination of chicken broth, wine, and mustard is flavored with dried basil and tarragon. Serve it over a rice pilaf or cauliflower rice.

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    Chicken Piccata With Lemon and Parsley

    Chicken Strips Piccata With Meyer Lemons
    Diana Rattray

    The classic combination of chicken and lemons will never go out of style. We usually add capers to this dish, but they are optional. Use chicken tenders, boneless chicken breasts, or strips.

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    Grilled Chicken With Cajun Cream Sauce and Linguine

    Grilled chicken with cajun sauce

    The Spruce

    Grilled chicken is served with a spicy Cajun cream sauce, linguine, and fresh chopped green onions and tomatoes. Use an indoor or outdoor grill, broiler pan, or a stovetop grill pan to cook the chicken breasts in this recipe.

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    Chicken With Cilantro Cream Sauce

    Fresh cilantro


    Serena Williamson / Getty Images 

    These boneless chicken breasts are flavored with a tasty cilantro cream sauce. Red bell peppers and green onions add to the flavor and color in this easy dish.

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    Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

    Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 

    Air fryer chicken tenders are a great start to an easy meal. They're marinated in pickle juice and the breading includes paprika and onion powder, so the chicken breasts have great flavor. The air fryer cooks them perfectly and all you need for a fried chicken dinner is a quick side.

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    Chicken With Crispy Panko Coating

    Chicken with crispy panko coating

    The Spruce 

    Mustard, mayonnaise, and a crispy Japanese panko crumb coating flavor this oven-fried chicken.

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    Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce

    Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    Sliced zucchini is added to the sauteed chicken in this easy skillet dish. Simple cream cheese and garlic sauce completes the dish beautifully.

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    Easy Chicken Florentine Bake with Spinach Souffle

    chicken breasts with spinach souffle
    Diana Rattray

    Frozen spinach souffle is used to make a delicious topping for these boneless chicken breasts.

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    Chicken With Creamy Parmesan Sauce

    Chicken with creamy parmesan sauce
    The Spruce

    Your family will love this easy skillet chicken dish. The flavorful sauce is made with cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Top it off with shaved or shredded fresh Parmesan and parsley for an extra-special look.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

    Instant Pot tikka masala and extra long-grain basmati rice.
    Diana Rattray

    Chicken tikka masala is a classic Indian main dish featuring a spiced cream sauce. It's quick and easy made with chicken breasts and cooked in the pressure cooker.

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    Creamy Chicken Marsala

    Creamy chicken marsala


    TobinC/Getty Images 

    Some heavy cream enriches this tasty Marsala sauce. The sauce is flavored with basil, green onions, and some lemon juice.

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    Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

    Instant pot chicken and rice with serving spoon
    Diana Rattray

    This comforting and adaptable dish makes the whole family happy. Perfect for Little League nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly or a curl-up-by-the-fire fall Sunday, Instant Pot chicken and rice can be your go-to all-in-one meal.

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    Chicken and Stuffing Bake

    Chicken and Stuffing Bake

     Leah Maroney

    This casserole brings a little bit of Thanksgiving to the weekday dinner table. Stuffing mix is combined with chicken, celery, onion, garlic, and cream of chicken soup, making for a true comfort food dish.

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    Chicken With Bacon and Cheese

    Chicken with bacon and pepper jack cheese on plate

    Diana Rattray

    This easy skillet chicken is made with thin pounded or sliced chicken breasts along with mozzarella cheese and bacon slices. Use precooked bacon for a quick and easy prep.

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    Chicken Breasts With Tomatoes and Capers

    Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers
    Diana Rattray

    This chicken dish is a quick and easy skillet dish. Serve the chicken and tasty tomato sauce with angel hair pasta or vermicelli.

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    Easy Skillet Chicken With Bacon and Sour Cream

    Easy skillet chicken with bacon

    The Spruce

    This easy skillet chicken takes just minutes to prepare and cook. Bacon and green onions flavor the chicken perfectly. The tasty sour cream sauce finishes this chicken dish perfectly.

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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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    Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

    Instant Pot chicken and dumplings with parsley garnish.
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot turns this traditionally slow-cooked dish into the perfect weeknight meal. Simple drop dumplings thicken the stew slightly as this recipe cooks, and a small amount of heavy cream is added just before serving for richness.

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    Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori Chicken
    Elaine Lemm

    Boneless chicken is cubed and marinated in a yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, tomato, and Indian spiced marinade and then baked in the oven. Although traditional tandoori chicken is cooked in a clay oven (called a tandoor), this recipe is just as delicious.

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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
    The Spruce

    The chicken breasts are seasoned with spicy Cajun seasoning and refrigerated for about an hour before they're cooked.

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    Alice Springs Chicken

    alice springs chicken

     Leah Maroney

    This copycat recipe of a popular Outback Steakhouse dish is easy to make at home. Chicken breasts are marinated in mustard and browned in the skillet before being topped with mushrooms, bacon, and cheese and baked.

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    Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

    Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce / Sonia Bozzo

     A balsamic vinegar marinade flavors these boneless chicken breasts. The chicken is grilled or broiled to perfection.

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    Baked Pineapple Chicken Breasts

    Pineapple Baked Chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Pineapple juice and a variety of spices and seasonings flavor these simple baked boneless chicken breasts. The chicken is browned with a flavorful coating and then it's baked with a sweetened pineapple juice sauce. 

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    Simple Oven Fried Chicken Breasts With Garlic

    Simple oven fried chicken breast

    The Spruce 

    These boneless chicken breasts are breaded with a simple seasoned flour mixture and then they're baked to perfection in a very hot oven.

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    Easy Parmesan Chicken Bake

    parmesan coated chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Your family will love this Parmesan cheese and herb-coated chicken. Serve it plain with vegetables and potatoes or rice or add a marinara sauce and melt some Mozzarella cheese over the chicken and serve it with spaghetti. 

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    Easy Skillet Chicken With Veloute Sauce

    chicken and veloute sauce
    Diana Rattray

    An easy veloute sauce is the perfect finishing touch for these seasoned sauteed chicken breasts.

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    Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti Dinner

    Chicken Parmesan with Mozzarella Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This is an easy dinner to prepare, and you can modify the kind and amount of cheese you use (part skim or whole milk mozzarella, for example). If you're short on time, use seasoned fine dry bread crumbs and some grated Parmesan for the coating.

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    Creamy Chicken With Mushrooms

    20-Minute Creamed Chicken With Mushrooms

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

     This easy, creamy chicken is wonderful over split buttered biscuits, or serve it on toast points, rice, or puff pastry shells.

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    Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce

    Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    Grilled or broiled chicken breasts are made extra-special with a flavorful goat cheese sauce and an optional roasted red pepper puree. The goat cheese sauce is seasoned with parsley and garlic herb seasoning. 

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    Chicken Asparagus Pasta

    chicken asparagus pasta

     Leah Maroney

    Sautéed chicken breast and crisp-tender asparagus make a delicious topping for cheesy pasta. It's a quick and easy one-pan meal.

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    Oven-Fried Pesto Chicken

    Oven Fried Pesto Chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Purchased pesto flavors oven fried chicken breasts perfectly. The chicken is coated with the pesto and then rolled in a Japanese panko and Parmesan coating. 

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    One Dish Chicken and Rice Bake

    One-Dish Chicken and Rice Casserole
    The Spruce

    This popular chicken dish is an all-in-one casserole, perfect for a busy day. 

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    Basil Chicken With Pesto Cream Sauce

    Basil chicken with cream sauce

    The Spruce Eats/Nita West

    Pesto and some heavy cream make up the sauce for this super easy chicken dish. Or use your favorite homemade pesto combination.

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    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

    Ritzy Chicken Casserole

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    This popular chicken casserole is made with cooked diced chicken breasts. This casserole is destined to become a family favorite.

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    Chicken Divan With Broccoli and Rice

    Chicken rice divan bake recipe

    ​The Spruce

    This chicken divan is an easy casserole made with chicken breasts, broccoli, and cheddar cheese. Diced cooked chicken is used in the dish, and a simple white sauce with sour cream makes a smooth and creamy topping.

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    Chicken With Havarti Dill Cheese Sauce

    Chicken Cutlets With Havarti Cheese Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    This sauteed chicken is finished with a flavorful creamy havarti cheese sauce with garlic and optional dill. Chicken cutlets are used in this recipe. Or use pounded small chicken breast halves.

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    Garlic Chicken and Shrimp

    Garlic Chicken and Shrimp
    The Spruce

    Chicken and shrimp go together surprisingly well in this easy garlic chicken and shrimp skillet dish. Serve the chicken and shrimp over hot cooked pasta.

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    Chicken Tenders With Marsala Sauce

    chicken tenders with marsala sauce and tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

    Use chicken tenders or make this dish with cutlets. The Marsala sauce, tomatoes, and green onions give the chicken fabulous flavor.

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    Savory Chicken Pot Pie

    classic chicken pot pie in pie plate with one slice cut out
    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    The filling for this pie is made with boneless chicken breast halves and a variety of vegetables.

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    Crock Pot Swiss Chicken Casserole

    Swiss Chicken, Slow Cooker
    Diana Rattray

    This savory slow-cooked crock pot Swiss chicken casserole is made with only 5 ingredients. herb-seasoned stuffing crumbs and Swiss cheese flavor the dish and make it a hearty meal.