12 Top Chicken Breast Dinners That Use 5 Ingredients or Less

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms | Photo by Chef John.

This could be the recipe collection to end all recipe collections. These are 5-star chicken breast recipes that call for 5 ingredients or fewer. Dinner's ready before you know it. And the victory is total.

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Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts are butterflied, filled with goat cheese, and baked with a sweet and tangy balsamic reduction in this easy, quick recipe.

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Three-Ingredient Baked Chicken Breasts

Three-Ingredient Baked Chicken Breasts
Photo by naples34012.

"I use this as a basic baked chicken recipe when another recipe calls for cooked chicken. Works great for everything and is super customizable," says Jennifer Jones.

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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
Photo: pomplemousse.

"Chicken is browned, and then cooked with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and sun-dried tomato pesto in this simple, elegant recipe," says LMB27.

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Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Tender Italian Baked Chicken
Photo by Molly.

It's tender, moist baked chicken with an Italian accent. This simple but impressive dish is ready in just 30 minutes. The secret here is the breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese coating. It keeps the chicken breasts moist during baking; and the coating comes out of the oven wonderful crispy.

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Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon
Photo by Milly Suazo.

"Grilled chicken breasts with garlic powder, bacon, and rosemary," says Skoo. "This recipe goes together so easy with minimal prep."

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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Chicken Cordon Bleu I
Photo by chibi chef.

This French classic is perfect for company but easy enough to make for busy weeknight meals. "Easy and delicious!" says Kiersten. "Use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier."

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Cashew Crusted Chicken

Cashew Crusted Chicken
Photo by chibi chef.

"Chicken breasts dipped in an apricot/mustard sauce, then rolled in chopped cashew nuts for a wonderfully easy, tangy, and crunchy baked chicken," says MR_PIANOMAN.

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Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls
Photo by OkinawanPrincess.

Chicken breasts baked with pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese for an easy family-pleasing dinner. "We loved the basil pesto flavor in the chicken," says Loelle. "I added panko bread crumbs to the top to give it a little crunch. Excellent recipe!"

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Photo by Christina.

Chicken breasts are topped with hot pepper sauce and dry ranch dressing mix and cooked in the slow cooker. When it's ready, just shred it up and fill fresh Boston lettuce cups. AC says, "Quick, easy, and healthier than traditional Buffalo wings! Perfect for family dinners, BBQ parties, football Sundays, or just about any event!"

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Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms | Photo by Chef John.

"Succulent and chicken breast are seldom found in the same sentence, but you can find them together here in this delightfully simple recipe, composed of a few common ingredients," says Bibi. "The chicken came out perfectly, with rich, delicious mushrooms."

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Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken
Photo by Rock_lobster.

Chicken seasoned with taco seasoning, topped with salsa and Cheddar cheese and baked. "You can use mild, medium or hot salsa depending on your taste," says Faye. "I usually serve it with Spanish rice and Mexican-style canned corn. Very easy and quick!"

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Chicken Walnut Cheese Wrapped in Bacon

"Devilishly good and (almost) paleo-approved!" says kcfort. "Use the leftover drippings to fry some side-dish veggies, or just drizzle on top of the completed chicken. Go ahead and modify the cheese; any stinky cheese will do. Can also substitute candied walnuts or pecans for standard walnuts for a unique sweet-and-savory flavor."

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