30 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights!

30 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights, including one pot pastas, slow cooker recipes, and healthier versions of your favorite take out!

collage of multiple chicken recipe photos with title

So, it’s Spring and life is crazy. Because life is always crazy, right?

It seems that it doesn’t matter what season we’re in, we always feel like life can’t possibly get any busier. Like we are maxed out. But then one thing ends and another begins and it just starts all over again.

And clearly we wouldn’t have it any other way because we just keep pushing through it. What saves me is having a good supply of quick and easy recipes on hand!

We love chicken (we really love pretty much everything). It’s so versatile and goes with so many different flavors! When I was scouring the web this month for some recipes to add to our menu, I figured I would compile an awesome list for you as well, because why not?

Oh, you mean you like spending 3 hours in the kitchen before dinner working your way through a recipe with 28 ingredients?

No. No you don’t.

The Best Oven Fried Chicken

oven fried chicken pieces in grey bowl on parchment paper with one piece broken in half

California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls

grilled chicken veggie pasta bowls close up with corn zucchini tomatoes and chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Chili Mac

slow cooker bbq chili mac in grey bowl topped with shredded cheese and parsley

Broccoli Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

broccoli chicken alfredo with fettuccine on white plate

30 Minute Chicken Stew

skillet chicken stew up close with potatoes peas carrots and chicken

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew

slow cooker tuscan chicken stew in blue bowl with crusty bread dunking

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Coconut Chicken

slow cooker coconut chicken over rice with broccoli on white plate

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein

slow cooker chicken lo mein in white bowl with peppers and chopsticks on the side

Baked Honey Lemon Chicken

baked honey lemon chicken in bright blue bowl over a bed of rice

Crispy Garlic Chicken

crispy garlic chicken piece in chopsticks

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken Tacos

honey sriracha shredded chicken tacos in flour tortillas with lettuce tomatoes and cheese

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde

slow cooker white bean chicken chili verde in white bowl

One Pot Chicken Chow Mein

overhead image of black skillet with one pot chicken chow mein

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup with Spinach

lemon quinoa chicken soup with spinach in white bowl with grey background

Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

chicken fajita sheet pan dinner with potatoes and peppers

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

parmesan crusted chicken fingers on a sheet pan lined with parchment

One Pot BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pasta

bbq chicken pasta close up in metal spoon

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

chicken enchilada casserole in white baking dish cut in 6 pieces

Chicken Cordon Bleu Scalloped Potatoes

chicken cordon bleu scalloped potatoes in brown bowl with spoon scooping potatoes

Orange Chicken

overhead image of orange chicken on white rice

Quick Chicken Bacon Rice Soup

quick creamy chicken bacon rice soup in white bowl with parsley on top

Perfect Chicken and Dumplings

classic chicken and dumplings with fresh parsley sprinkled over

20 Minute Chicken and Rice

20 minute chicken and rice skillet with fresh parsley bunch in the background

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Spicy Honey Bacon Glaze

balsamic grilled chicken with grilled peppers and basil

Easy Creamy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili

crockpot enchilada chili up close with sour cream cilantro and lime wedges

Skinny Chicken Rice Casserole

skinny chicken rice casserole in white baking dish with spoon scooping

Light Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls

crockpot fiesta chicken and rice bowls topped with tomato and avocado slices

One Pan Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes

spicy lemon chicken pasta with tomatoes in large steel skillet

Kung Pao Chicken

kung pao chicken in skillet with peanuts and green onions
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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kelly says

    I can’t remember when life wasn’t crazy but yes, we wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂 Love this roundup, we make a lot of chicken and quick and easy sounds perfect! Thanks for including me too! <3

  2. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says

    “Life is crazy” — yes!! Feels like that’s always the case, but sometimes more than others haha. I think I’m going to add each and everyone of these dishes to my weeknight menu. They all sound delicious! And thanks for including my soup. 🙂

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Totally true, life is crazy… and sometimes I wonder if it will EVER slow down. I think it should be mandatory that people take a week vacation at least once every other month. How do we make that a thing… and still get paid of course? 😉 LOVING this round-up! One can NEVER have too many chicken recipes in their arsenal and all of these look delicious! I don’t know if it’s because it’s the first thing I saw, but your Oven Fried Chicken is SCREAMING my name! Crispy deliciousness right there! PINNED! Cheers, dear!

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