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10 Quick Chicken Dinners for Busy Weeknights

When you need to get dinner on the table ASAP, these easy chicken dinner ideas are just the ticket. These tasty meals are ready in 30 minutes or less, and use ingredients you probably have on hand. These chicken recipes are gonna be your new go-to weeknight dinners.

The best quick chicken dinners for busy weeknights.

1.  Amazing Chicken

Rave Review: "The meat was tender and perfect after 30 minutes in the oven. An excellent and quick meal." -- PENUMBRA


Amazing Chicken

Photo by Dianne

2. Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Rave Review: "I made it exactly as described and was very pleased. It was EASY to make with everyday ingredients that most people already have. I did buy some capers. This is a great recipe. It was very delicious and everyone loved it." -- ET


Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Photo by Lutzflcat

3. Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Rave Review: "I'm amazed that such a quick dish could be SO delicious! I couldn't stop eating this, and ended up stuffed!" -- LilSnoo


Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Photo by Naples34102

4. Yakisoba Chicken

Rave Review: "Simple recipe. Easy to make. Pretty healthy. Wonderful taste! My husband insisted I must now make this at least once a month." -- cswords


Yakisoba Chicken

Photo by Chef'd

5. Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rave Review: "My husband and I loved this - tasty, quick and easy. I, like others, added an additional teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning and it was perfect." -- Brenda


Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta | Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

6. Crunchy French Onion Chicken

Rave Review: "Great, easy recipe for that fried chicken flavor baked in the oven. I've been making this for years and this recipe is great for week nights!" -- Amanda


Crunchy French Onion Chicken

Photo by bd.weld

7. Ten Minute Szechuan Chicken

Rave Review: "Great Recipe! Super easy, I found the prep time was even less than stated. I cooked the rice for 20 minutes, and it and the chicken was ready right as the rice was." -- LARANEFF


Ten Minute Szechuan Chicken.

Photo by Holiday Baker

8.Greek Chicken Pasta

Rave Review: "This was fast and easy. I put the feta in last also. We have tried this recipe both cold and hot, and both ways are great!" -- TRICIA ANN


Greek Chicken Pasta

Photo by chibi chef

9. Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Rave Review: "This is super easy to make and perfect with coleslaw and cornbread! Made it as directed ... love pressure cooking!" --  Cindy AndPaul Kell


Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

10. Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Rave Review: "Excellent!! One of the best things about this recipe is that I typically have all the ingredients on hand, so it's a great go-to recipe when I have to put dinner together at the last minute." -- Diedra


Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine


About Vicky McDonald

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