The Best Quick Chicken Recipes

If you like meat but think it’s hard or takes too much time to cook at home, you’ve come to the right place, because we have good news for you. Cooking chicken shouldn’t feel like a hard job. So, we found some easy chicken recipes that show you how to make chicken at home with few ingredients, less time, and less effort. It couldn’t be any easier.

These recipes are easy to make and can please a large crowd. From slow cooker dinners to sheet pan dinners to chicken and waffles, chicken recipes can satisfy your appetite.

Chicken Nutrition Facts

Chicken is a popular choice for lean protein because it packs a lot of protein into a single meal while low in fat. It’s also simple to prepare at home and readily available in most eateries. No matter what style of cuisine you’re consuming, chicken dishes may be found on almost any menu. However, you might be curious about the calorie content of the Chicken on your dish.

How To Make Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs?

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On medium heat, pan-frying skinless, boneless chicken thighs take 12 to 14 minutes. On medium heat, pan-frying skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs take 25 to 30 minutes. For chicken to be safe to eat, there must be no blood around the bone, and the internal temperature must be at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sear your chicken thighs in a pan before roasting to create a crust and texture. Don’t flip the meat until it’s ready to release – When pan-searing, don’t flip it until it’s ready to release.

The Best Cooking Oil For Frying Chicken

The best cooking oil for frying chicken has a high smoke point, essential for retaining the best flavor. The smoke point can ruin the taste of food. To avoid this, use vegetable or peanut oil. They also have high polyunsaturated fats, reducing cholesterol levels and improving the food’s overall health. These are good choices for frying chicken. The following tips will help you select the right cooking oil for frying chicken.

Should I Fry The Chicken In Vegetable Oil Or Olive Oil?
Olive oil is preferable to vegetable oil when frying chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This is a great recipe if you are new to Instant Pot. It doesn’t require that many ingredients and cooks fairly quick. There is a little bit of extra time involved reducing the sauce. If you like Asian food give this one a try, it’s really good. 4 chicken leg quarters separated legs and thighs (I purchased 1 package of legs and 1 package of thighs because they were on sale cheaper than buying the leg quarters) Instant Pot Chicken Adobo Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Middle Eastern Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 …

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Chicken Garden Medley

With summer coming to an end I thought it was a good time to past an end of the summer garden recipe. I thought this Chicken Garden Medley dish was really good and my wife absolutely loved it. Give this one-dish recipe a try before the summer vegetables are history for the year. Chicken Garden Medley Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177 Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe looked so good and easy I had to give it a try. It requires a sauce that can be put together in just a few minutes, and there is a good chance you will have all the ingredients on hand. The original recipe served the chicken and sauce over rice, but I decided to serve it with hash brown patties instead. For a simple recipe it turned out super good – give this one a try. Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Middle Eastern Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 …

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Slow Cooker Honey Barbecued Chicken

This Honey Barbecued Chicken is simple to put together and delicious. It only takes about 4 hours in the slow cooker with just a little prep time. There is a good chance you will have everything on hand to put this recipe together. Slow Cooker Honey Barbecued Chicken Recipe Type: Slow Cooker Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 15 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177  

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs in Wine Sauce

Quick and delicious; This Instant Pot Chicken Thighs in Wine Sauce recipe requires very little prep time and cooks quickly in the pressure cooker. If you need to put a quick supper together give this one a try. (I used an Instant Pot for this recipe but I’m sure any other brand of electric pressure cooker would work well) Instant Pot Chicken Thighs in Wine Sauce Recipe Type: Pressure Cooker Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 4 – 6 3.4.3177  

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe only requires a few ingredients with very little prep time. Outside of having to cook the pasta, it is pretty much a set it, and forget it a recipe. I thought it was really good, and my wife loved it! Give this one a try. Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe Recipe Type: Slow Cooker Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 5 hours Total time: 5 hours 10 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177 Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes

If you are looking for a simple one-dish recipe give this Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs and Potatoes recipe a try. The chicken turns out nice and moist and the salad dressing and bacon used in the recipe gives it a good flavor. Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour 40 mins Serves: 6 3.4.3177 Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe

This Tex-Mex casserole recipe is easy to put together and will serve 4-6. A lot of the seasoning comes from the chips used in the recipe. This recipe also has cooked chicken as one of the ingredients so I used a rotisserie chicken in the recipe. Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Serves: 4-6 3.4.3177 Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken

This Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken has pretty much the vegetable ingredients as chicken cacciatore but uses much different spicing. The sauce is a little on the sweet side, has a little bit of heat incorporated into the spicing associated with chutney. If you looking for a good dish that is a little different, give this one a try. This is a recipe that is simple to put together and because it is cooked in the slow cooker it will free up some your time while it is cooking. Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep …

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One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

This One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes is really close to a one dish meal; just add a vegetable and supper is ready.  This recipe does take a little time to put together because of the marinating time which is at least 2 hours. I didn’t feel like dealing with it the next day so I let it marinade overnight which allowed the seasoning to blend in nicely. If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious chicken dinner give this one a try. One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 120 mins Cook time: 60 …

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Simple Chicken Chop Suey Recipe

We have prepared a recipe like, using burger, for years. This chicken version is pretty much the same with a few minor changes. I had some chicken strips on hand so I decided to give it a try. This is a simple and quick recipe so you can have supper on the table in about 30 minutes, making it a great dish for after work or school. Simple Chicken Chop Suey Recipe Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177 Adapted from Teriskitchen.com

Ritz Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

Football play-off season is here and these Parmesan Chicken Nuggets are perfect for the occasion. These chicken nuggets are simple to put together and cook quickly. Just be sure to allow enough time for the marinade. So if you want to wow your guests at your next super bowl party give this Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets recipe a try; they’re delicious. Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe Type: side Cuisine: Italian Author: Larry Prep time: 2 hours Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 2 hours 15 mins Serves: Side 3.4.3177 Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe

This is a great recipe that is sure to warm up a cold winter’s night. I served this dish with pasta which reminded a lot of chicken and spaghetti, and because it is cooked in the slow cooker, it freed up a lot of time so I could get some early Christmas shopping done. This Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe is simple and requires very little prep time. Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Italian Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 5 hours Total time: 5 hours 10 mins Serves: 5 – 6 …

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Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two

This Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two recipe requires just a few ingredients and very little prep time. The maple syrup and mustard are a perfect combination of flavors. This recipe makes 4 thighs but if you are feeding more people just double the recipe. Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 2 3.4.3177 Adapted from Food Network

Chicken Marsala with Chanterelle Mushrooms

We have had a lot of rain here in Upper Michigan which has made the wild Chanterelle Mushrooms very plentiful. I have a large number on hand so when I saw this Chicken Marsala with Chanterelle Mushrooms recipe I decided to use some of them and give this recipe a try. The mushrooms, tarragon, and Marsala are a perfect combination of flavors. Give this Chicken Marsala with Chanterelle Mushrooms recipe a try; it’s delicious. Chicken Marsala with Chanterelle Mushrooms Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 2-3 3.4.3177 Adapted from Allrecipies.com

Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

I have a tendency to shy away from canned soup recipes, but when I saw this Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce recipe, it looked really good, so I decided to give it a try. There was no disappointment here, it was very good. This is a simple recipe that requires only a few ingredients and cooks quickly. I served the chicken and sauce over spaghetti, but I’m sure it would pair well with hash browns or rice. Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total …

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