Quick and Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Baked Lemon-Butter Chicken Thighs

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These low-carb, keto-friendly chicken thighs are basted with a tangy and rich butter sauce. They are easy enough for a weeknight meal and guaranteed to impress the pickiest eaters. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice, or alongside your favorite vegetables.

Grilled Chile-Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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This easy chile-cilantro-lime chicken is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. It's great on salads, with rice, or in burritos and wraps!

Easy Baked Chicken Tenders

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A wholesome twist on the classic favorite chicken tenders....I personally would prefer these baked over fried any day!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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This pasta dish has all the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings, and you don't have to get your fingers full of hot sauce. It's made on the stovetop and is finger-licking good!

Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu

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All the flavors of traditional cordon bleu but keto friendly and much easier to assemble since there is no stuffing or rolling involved.

Oven-Baked Chicken Piccata

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This entire dish bakes in a cast iron skillet. I use cantanzaro herbs from the Savory Spice Shop®, you can use Italian seasoning but it will have a little different taste. Feel free to serve this on top of angel hair pasta if desired.

Baked Panko-Crusted Chicken Tenders

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Ditch the deep fryer for these low-fat crispy chicken tenders that are baked in the oven. Accompanied with the healthy yogurt-based roasted red pepper dipping sauce, this meal will fill you up without the guilt! You can also serve the tenders over some mixed greens, using the dipping sauce as a dressing.

Italian Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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This is a quick dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes. To save a little bit on the fat/calories I use a split ratio of cream and milk. This is not a requirement. Serve with your choice of sides. I like spaghetti noodles, or zucchini zoodles.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

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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!

Easy Tortilla Pizza

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This is an extremely easy/fast way to prepare a delicious pizza that is light enough to be a snack, serves well as an appetizer, or is so good that is can be devoured alone! I make this often when entertaining guests and it always goes fast. You can make any sort of topping variations. The one below is the classic way I usually prepare it. I cook this also with my family. Each person gets their own tortilla to, as my kids say, decorate.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

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Quick and easy to prepare, and the kids love it too!

Baked Italian Chicken Thighs

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These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce. Serve over pasta or rice or alongside roasted potatoes for a tasty weeknight meal. I like to shred my own cheese, as I find it melts better, but feel free to use pre-shredded to save time.

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Super Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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This could not be easier and it tastes great too!