17 Best Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

top-down view of a chicken breast topped with a pimento and basil cream sauce served on a bed of pasta
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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.

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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala | Photo by chibi chef.

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 entrée AND serving to company."

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Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu

Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu
France C

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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Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca

Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca
Photo by Allrecipes.

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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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
Photo by Dianne.

Ready in 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are browned and paired with an aromatic, garlicky sauce of balsamic vinegar and savory sautéed 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."

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Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Lucky's Quickie Chickie
France C

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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Chicken In Basil Cream

top-down view of a chicken breast topped with a pimento and basil cream sauce served on a bed of pasta

Ready in 30 minutes. Fried chicken cutlets get 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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Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

Skillet Chicken Bulgogi
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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 thirty minutes with very few dirty dishes! Serve over rice."

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Chicken Mushroom Dijon

Chicken Mushroom Dijon
Photo by Marianne.

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."

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Quick Chicken Piccata

quick chicken piccata over spaghetti
Sydney Bassing

Ready in just 25 minutes, this restaurant-worthy chicken piccata feels fancy but couldn't be easier to make. Chef John's recipe has garnered more than 1,000 glowing reviews, so you can be sure it's worth a try!

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Spicy Basil Chicken

Spicy Basil Chicken
Photo by na0m1p.

Ready in 30 minutes. Here's a Thai-inspired meal that's great for weeknights. Pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breast are sautéed 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 and was super easy to make."

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

Saltimbocca di Pollo alla Romana (Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast Roulades)
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now.

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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Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken
Photo by pomplemousse.

Ready in about 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves are sautéed 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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Five-Ingredient Red Curry Chicken

Four-Ingredient Red Curry Chicken
Culinary Envy

This weeknight recipe covers all the bases. "Five-ingredient red curry chicken with noodles is easy, quick, and inexpensive to make," says Culinary Envy. "Sweetened with coconut milk for unbelievable flavor! Top with chopped cilantro, green onions, and red chile peppers if desired."

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Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken
Photo by MariaTheSoaper.

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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Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

a bowl of chicken pieces, red and yellow bell pepper strips, broccoli, and onion garnished with sesame seeds
Linda C.

A quick chicken stir-fry with plenty of healthy vegetables, garlic, and ginger, with a lightly sweetened soy sauce! To make weeknight stir-fries even easier, make a big batch of brown rice on the weekends.

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Quick and Easy Chicken Lazone

top-down view of chicken breast strips in cream sauce in a skillet, garnished with basil leaves

Here's an ideal weeknight dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve over or with noodles, rice, or potatoes. Quick, easy, and delicious. Top with chiffonade basil leaves.

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Crunchy French Onion Chicken

crunchy baked chicken breast on blue plate with potatoes and green beans

It's hard to believe that just three ingredients results in these tasty chicken breasts with loads of crunch.

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