Prepared chicken breasts can be found almost anywhere, and this inexpensive and delicious meat is so versatile and easy to cook you could eat it every day of the week and never get bored. These 10 recipes range from oven-fried crispy cutlets to slow-cooked creamy stews. All you need is a green salad or vegetable and rice, potatoes, or pasta for a satisfying dinner.
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Lots of people love this super-quick, easy, and flavorful recipe. The chicken breasts are dipped in melted butter, coated with a garlic breadcrumb-Parmesan cheese mixture, and baked in the oven until crispy.
Enjoy it with some cooked carrots and mashed potatoes for the perfect comforting and simple meal, or top with a little marinara sauce and serve with spaghetti for an Italian-inspired dinner.
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For something a little different, try this sweet and spicy glazed chicken dish—you may even have all of the ingredients in your pantry. After the chicken is baked for 10 minutes, it is brushed with a glaze of peach preserves, spicy mustard, and balsamic vinegar and then baked until cooked through and golden brown.
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Bringing some Mexican flavors and ingredients to this stuffed and crunchy chicken will also bring the whole family around the dinner table. A pounded boneless chicken breast is stuffed with avocado and then coated with a spicy breadcrumb mixture in this festive recipe. Serve with salsa, a seasoned rice pilaf, and a green salad for a complete meal.
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Ideal for a hectic weeknight, the recipe can be started in the morning and then left to cook the rest of the day. Begin by cooking bacon and then sauteeing chicken breasts in the bacon fat until golden. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, top with mushrooms and/or onion, and canned cream of chicken soup, and let cook for five hours. Then top with cheese and cooked bacon and cook a bit more. You are left with a delicious dish of chicken in a creamy cheesy sauce, topped with bacon, that the whole family will love.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This chicken recipe is easy, flavorful, and a favorite with children. With just a few ingredients and less than a half an hour's time, you will have a tangy, crispy chicken dish that goes well with several side dishes—and is perfect sliced over a salad. The ranch dressing mix adds a wonderful but mild flavor and the sour cream contributes a little tang.
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If you are a fan of shrimp scampi, then you are sure to love this recipe. Chicken is cooked in butter, onion, garlic, and lemon juice, creating a luscious and very quick dish. Serve over rice or pasta with a vegetable for a complete meal.
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This tried-and-true recipe is a great comfort food and is simple to make as it cooks in the crockpot for six to eight hours. Not meant to be gourmet, this dish consists of a sauce of butter, cream cheese, cream of onion soup, Italian dressing mix, and seasonings that is poured over chicken breasts in the slow cooker and left to become a rich and creamy meal, perfect on a cold night.
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Talk about indulgent comfort food! Crispy chicken breasts sit atop a mixture of hash browns, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Havarti cheese, and seasonings to create a rich and savory dish that is simply baked in the oven. Treat yourself on a cold winter night and enjoy by the fire.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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For something on the lighter side, try this lemon, garlic, and herb chicken—which can be grilled or broiled. You'll want to pound the chicken breasts to make them flat for even cooking, and then let sit in the lemon, garlic, olive oil, and fresh basil marinade for a couple hours to infuse the flavors.
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This is a satisfying dish while not being too heavy. Chicken breasts are dusted with seasoned flour and sauteed until browned, and then simmered in a mixture of mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, white wine, chicken broth, and green onions.