30-Minute Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Need a fast chicken dinner? Of course. These quick and easy chicken recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less.

Staff Picks

Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 43
This chicken dish is incredibly easy to make and very delicious. It's a childhood favorite of my partner's; his mom served it with rice and green beans for an easy weekday meal. Feel free to add other hot sauce or spices to jazz it up. Frank's RedHot® sauce is a great addition.

Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca

Rating: 5 stars 46
Try this and you'll know why they call it saltimbocca--Italian for 'jump in your mouth.' It's kind of like it jumps right off of your plate. Though it's traditionally made with veal, I made it with chicken. Quick, easy, and so delicious!

Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.5 stars 263
Chicken schnitzel is golden and crispy outside and tender and juicy inside.

Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
This recipe is a variation on traditional chicken piquant which is spicy Cajun chicken. This comes together quickly and is good served over white rice.

Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Rating: 4.5 stars 242
Fresh basil is essential to get that fresh burst of flavor with a hint of sweet and sour in this dish. 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.

Pounded Chicken with Sherry-Dijon Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Pounded, Parmesan-breaded chicken with a Dijon-sherry sauce.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 5 stars 1103
Chef John's version of this Thai dish has a sauce everyone will love.

Crunchy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Try these easy and delicious baked chicken thighs that are breaded with pesto, panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.

Chicken Marsala

Rating: 4.5 stars 5794
Chicken Marsala is an Italian-style recipe for tender pan-fried chicken breasts with a sweet Marsala wine and mushroom sauce.
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Chicken Katsu

Rating: 4.5 stars 867
This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Quick Chicken Piccata

Rating: 4.5 stars 1629
Chicken breasts topped with a buttery lemon, caper, and parsley sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

A Good Easy Garlic Chicken
"Loved this recipe: so simple and so quick! My little girl also enjoyed it. I season both sides of the chicken breasts before putting them in the pan." – mzjettson
Greek Chicken Pasta
"I really loved this recipe for its simplicity and flavor. My only change was to add 1/2 cup of Greek olives to the dish." – nanciemartin
Blackened Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 1186

Try this spicy charred chicken—a Cajun favorite, and so easy!