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

Chicken Recipes

Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Rating: Unrated
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.
Italian Recipes

Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca

Rating: Unrated
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!
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Chicken Breasts

Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: Unrated
Growing up, chicken schnitzel was a classic. I decided to make this dish oven-friendly using less oil, and an easier cleanup. This dish tastes great with potato salad, or mashed potatoes and a nice crisp salad. Tastes great the next day cold too! It's a family-favorite! Enjoy with fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Skillet Chicken Breasts

Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Rating: Unrated
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.
Chicken Breasts

Pounded Chicken with Sherry-Dijon Sauce

Rating: Unrated
Pounded, Parmesan-breaded chicken with a Dijon-sherry sauce.
Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Rating: Unrated
Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes!
Japanese Recipes

Chicken Katsu

Rating: Unrated
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.
Italian Recipes

Chicken Marsala

Rating: Unrated
A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company.
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Thai Recipes

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: Unrated
My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.
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Chicken Breasts

Honey Glazed Chicken

Rating: Unrated
I received this recipe from a friend of mine and have used this for years. My family requests this one often. It's a light meal that everyone will enjoy. Serve with steamed rice.

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

Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)

Rating: Unrated

These beat chicken nuggets any day and the recipe is so simple. I tend to use chicken tenderloins but you can use sliced chicken breasts if easier.