21 Lightning Fast Chicken Recipes
These chicken recipes are easy to make, and many require only a few ingredients!
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We're all in such a hurry these days that we often resort to fast food. Well, when you have a collection of easy and fast chicken recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes in your repertoire, why run out? By the time you drive to the restaurant, pick up your food, bring it home and eat it, you could have prepared a much better (and probably healthier) meal at home.
This collection of 21 Lightning Fast Chicken Recipes is going to be a lifesaver, or as we like to say an appetite-fixer.
We know that it is sometimes difficult to plan for, and prepare, dinner for the family when you are busy working. These delicious fast chicken recipes are perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Fast Chicken Recipes The Family Will Love
These crowd-pleasing chicken dinners are the perfect thing to cook for your busy family. They are full of ingredients that everyone likes, such as cheese, rice, and a few vegetables here and there. They also include a variety of types of dinners, many of which can be made with only a few minutes. You're sure to find something for every mood, season, and taste on this list of quick chicken dinners!
- 30 Minute No Fry Chicken
Everyone loves fried chicken, but preparing it can be time consuming, messy, and unhealthy. Instead, give this crispy and delicious "no fry" chicken a try. It's ready in under 30 minutes!
- French Onion Chicken Skillet
This super fast chicken recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner. Smothered in gooey cheese and caramelized onions, this dish is both classy and comforting.
- Bisquick Chicken Fingers
Using Bisquick is a great "hack" for quick dinner recipes that taste delicious! These chicken fingers are ready in no time and will please everyone at your table.
- Crispy Lemon Chicken
Lemon chicken is one of those dinner recipes that is somehow both elegant and easy to make. Serve up this quick chicken dinner on date nights, school nights, and everything in between.
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Cheesy Chicken
Did you know that this comforting copycat recipe is actually really easy to make? It is! Add this to next week's menu, and we know your family will thank you.
- "Forget About It" Baked Chicken
This chicken recipe has only 4 ingredients and only takes 40 minutes to bake. All you have to do is dump everything into a dish and pop it in the oven. Do we need to say more?
- Easy 5-Minute Chicken Salad
If you have some cooked chicken breasts prepped or left over, this is a weeknight chicken meal that literally comes together in minutes. Serve it with a side of veggies or kettle cooked chips for a fun and low key family meal.
- Chicken Caprese Sandwich
This yummy chicken recipe is from one of our RecipeLion cookbooks! If you're tired of your usual chicken recipes, then try switching things up with this refreshing caprese sandwich. It will become a new summer favorite.
- Four-Ingredient OMG Chicken
This is another four-ingredient chicken recipe that we love! Since it is such a hands off recipe, you can take care of other chores (or just relax!) while it bakes. It's a busy homemaker's dream come true.
- Olive Garden Copycat Tuscan Chicken
This copycat Olive Garden recipe is actually super quick to make! If you have pasta lovers in your house, then this is a recipe that you need to add to your menu this week.
- 5-Minute Honey French Baked Chicken Breasts
This is another recipe that is great if you already have some cooked chicken on hand. This delicious sauce will take your regular chicken dinner from ordinary to extraordinary. Give it a try!
- One Skillet 20-Minute Chicken Marsala
If your family loves ordering this dish at a restaurant, you will be happy to hear that it is quick and easy to make at home! You won't get quite the same flavor as the slow-cooked restaurant version, but it will still taste pretty amazing.
- Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu
We love this weeknight-ready version of a classic chicken dish. Campbell's has cooked up a cheesy chicken recipe that cooks quickly, includes all your favorite flavors, and is delicious when served over rice or pasta.
- Grandma's Shortcut Chicken Tetrazzini
This yummy chicken dinner only takes 25 minutes to make, so it is perfect for evenings when time is short. Your whole family will love the creamy, rich flavor of this chicken pasta dish.
- Potato-Crusted Chicken
Ready in just 35 minutes, this recipe is a smart way to get crispy chicken on the table in no time at all. Give this recipe a try!
- Skillet Cheesy Chicken & Rice
Cheesy chicken and rice is a classic comfort food that everyone loves. This version is made in just one skillet, so you can relax knowing that the dishes will take only a few minutes.
Hungry for more chicken recipes? Try these favorites from our test kitchen. RecipeLion Test Kitchen's 30 Best Chicken Recipes
Quick Chicken Casseroles
Chicken casseroles are such a versatile dinner recipe, and so we wanted to include some in this list. They are great comfort food, and everyone enjoys them. These chicken casseroles are also easy to incorporate into your meal prep routine, or you can make them as freezer meals. They also make great leftovers, which is truly the best of the best when it comes to quick dinner recipes.
- Dump and Done Chicken Casserole
This delicious chicken casserole combines some of your all-time favorite ingredients into one amazing recipe. Hash browns, cheese, sour cream, and chicken all bake up into a dinner dish that no one will be able to resist.
- Potato Chip Chicken and Noodle Casserole
This recipe might sound unusual, but we think it's destined to become a new family favorite. Surprise your family this week with this fun (and quick!) chicken casserole recipe.
- Stupid Chicken Casserole
We call this recipe "stupid chicken" because it is stupidly easy to make! It only takes 30 minutes to cook, and it is absolutely delicious. Plus we enjoy chuckling about the name and hope you will too.
- One Casserole To Rule Them All
This yummy chicken casserole is one you might not have tried before, but you will want to try it again! It's layered with gooey cheese, corn tortillas, and crispy corn chips for an indulgent dinner everyone will enjoy.
- 5-Minute Mexican Chicken Casserole
This Mexican chicken casserole is so quick to make! It only requires 5 minutes of prep time, and then you toss it in the oven to cook for another 20. It's fast, delicious, and a great alternative to Taco Tuesday.
Get more ideas for making your dinner life easier! Try these affordable recipes and meal planning tips. 12 Cheap Meal Prep Recipes (Plus Tips and Tricks)
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