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10 Easy 20-Minute Chicken Dinners

Win the race against the dinner clock with these super-quick and easy chicken recipes. Call these your weeknight warriors.

Easy 20-Minute Chicken Dinners

1. Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Check out the great tips naples34102 offered to make this popular recipe even better, including lightly dredging the chicken in flour give it an eye-appealing crust, and doubling the sauce.

Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce | Photo by Dianne

2. Creamy Chicken Marsala

Cutting the chicken breast into cubes or strips helps speed the cooking time of this comforting dish. You could also place the boneless chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and lightly pound them into thin cutlets.

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala | Photo by Meredith

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3. Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts

This recipe calls for skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts, but you could substitute skinless, boneless chicken breasts and still get great results. You might have to reduce the cooking time a bit, but that just makes this quick recipe even speedier.

Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts

Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts | Photo by KGora

4. Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

Watch the video to see how Chef John makes this terrific chicken dish. Bonus: You'll brush up on your pan sauce skills at the same time.

5. Chicken and Feta Burgers

Top these tasty burgers with tzatziki sauce and serve them on a Greek salad or stuffed into pita bread.

Chicken and Feta Burgers

Chicken and Feta Burgers | Photo by Delta365

6. Chicken Katsu

You can make crispy chicken katsu that rivals your favorite Japanese restaurant with a few tips from this helpful video. Here's the tonkatsu sauce you'll want to serve with it, too.

7.Lucky's Quickie Chickie

It takes a mere 4 ingredients to get this recipe going (not counting salt, pepper, and oil). How easy is that?

Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Lucky's Quickie Chickie | Photo by naples34102

8. Baja-Style Chicken Bowl

Add a can of black beans to the chicken mixture to make this quick recipe extra satisfying.

Baja-Style Chicken Bowl

Baja-Style Chicken Bowl | Photo by Linda T

9. Sweet and Sour Chicken III

Add any vegetables you like to this quick stir fry. To avoid overcooking the chicken and drying it out, remove it from the skillet after browning, then add it back to the pan to heat up at the end.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken | Photo by Meredith

More: Get tips for making the best stir-frys.

10. A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

This is the kind of versatile chicken recipe you can make quickly and serve over any kind of rice, noodles, or salad.

A Good Easy Garlic Chicken

A Good Easy Garlic Chicken | Photo by Rock_lobster


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