By Carl Hanson

When the chips are down and we need dinner on the table fast, we turn, like the rest of America, to skinless, boneless chicken breasts to save the day. Keep a pack of super-versatile boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer, and you'll always have access to quick-and-easy, family-pleasing meals. And to make your chicken dinners even easier to pull together, may we recommend these top-rated recipes -- from chicken Marsala to chicken bulgogi, saltimbocca to cordon bleu, they're all crowd favorites and ready in 30 minutes or less. And, of course, if you're starting with bone-in chicken breasts, here's a quick tutorial for how to bone a chicken breast.

The Best Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

1. Chicken Marsala

Ready in 30 minutes. "Lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms," says Anonymous. "A delicious, classic chicken dish. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company."

Photo by Huynh Nguyen

2. Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ready in 30 minutes. "All the flavors of traditional cordon bleu but keto friendly and much easier to assemble since there is no stuffing or rolling involved," says France C

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3. Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca

Ready in 30 minutes. You'll wrap pounded chicken cutlets and sage leaves in prosciutto and pan-fry them. "Quick, easy, and so delicious!" says SandyG.

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4. Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Ready in 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are browned and paired with an aromatic, garlicky sauce of balsamic vinegar and savory sauteed mushrooms. Serve with roasted potatoes or pasta. "Absolutely loved this recipe!" raves Crystal S. "Very impressive dish that was easy to prepare with ingredients that are normally found in one's kitchen."

Photo by Dianne

5. Sicilian Olive Chicken

Ready in about 20 minutes. "This saucy, one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spinach, olives and capers," says Breana. "Try kalamata olives in place of the green Sicilians or a combination of both."

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6. Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Ready in about 20 minutes. Lucky Noodles recommends using fresh basil here. "Fresh basil gives the essential fresh burst of flavor with a hint of sweet and sour in this dish," she says. "The ingredients are all on hand when my herb garden is in season! Add a salad and a favorite vegetable for a quick weeknight meal."

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7. Chicken In Basil Cream

Ready in 30 minutes. Fried chicken cutlets gets a major flavor upgrade when paired with this basil cream sauce. "This is wonderful! The sauce is divine!" raves Rebecca Jo. "I would double the sauce so you have enough to drizzle on a side of pasta. I pounded the chicken breasts thin."

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8. Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

Ready in 30 minutes. "This is a quick and easy, but very tasty meal," says daveparks4. "You can substitute the chicken with beef or pork for variety. My wife and I absolutely love this recipe, and it only takes 30 minutes with very few dirty dishes! Serve over rice."

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9. Chicken Mushroom Dijon

Ready in 30 minutes. "This is a great easy recipe for last-minute guests or a busy weeknight when you want something a little special," says DebbyJean. "You may want to double the mushroom sauce and serve it over rice."

Photo by Marianne

10. Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Ready in 30 minutes. The rich lemon-caper sauce is super versatile. "Dawn A says, "This was a great recipe. I have tried more difficult chicken piccata recipes before and this easier version really impressed my guy. I would definitely make this recipe again even on a weeknight after work!"

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11. Spicy Basil Chicken

Ready in 30 minutes. Here's a Thai-inspired meal that's great for weeknights. Pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breast are sauteed with garlic and chile pepper flakes and cooked briefly with mushrooms, onions, and a little oyster sauce. "DELICIOUS!" raves pinksnowflakeliz. "It tasted robust and flavorful was super easy to make."

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12. Saltimbocca di Pollo alla Romana (Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast Roulades)

Ready in about 30 minutes. Elegant yet so easy, you'll pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts thin and stuff them with prosciutto and sage. It's a quick, flavorful Italian meal that requires just a few ingredients.

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13. Mediterranean Chicken

Ready in about 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves are sauteed and then simmered in a sauce of tomatoes, olives, white wine, garlic, and herbs. "This dish was absolutely terrific," says Sara S. "I tossed some fresh feta cheese over the top of it, which really added to the flavor. And the aroma was to die for -- I highly recommend this!"

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14. Tomato Basil Chicken

Ready in 30 minutes. "This takes almost no time to prepare, and you can even do the tomato/basil mixture the night before," says Donna Bracchi Sullivan. "It will be a hit."

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