Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

These Easy Chicken Breast Recipes area variety of healthy chicken breast recipes made on the stove top, instant pot, slow cooker, grill and oven. Something for every night of the week!

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  1. The best ways to cook chicken breasts:

It’s no secret that we love chicken, especially chicken breast recipes, around here.

Chicken breasts are easy to prepare (boneless and skinless!), lean and pack a bunch of protein into a small package. Plus, we can get a large box from the freezer section for a reasonable price, which makes them a great option for busy weeknights.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite chicken breast recipes from The Recipe Rebel, as well as a few favorites from friends, to make sure dinner doesn’t have to look the same every night of the week this fall once we’re back to all the school craziness.

Some are creamy, some are cheesy, some are stuffed and some are simply seasoned and topped with veggies. Whatever your family enjoys, there’s something for you here!

The best ways to cook chicken breasts:

As you can see from the collection here, there are lots of different ways to cook chicken breasts. Here are some general tips for my favorite methods:

Slow cooker chicken breasts:

Chicken breasts can cook easily and relatively quickly in the slow cooker — often just 2-4 hours. See my Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe for more detailed instructions!

The important thing to remember when cooking chicken breasts in the slow cooker or crock pot is that you can’t really leave them all day. After 8+ hours in the slow cooker, chicken breasts will be dry and unappetizing, so remember to always keep the cook time in mind when preparing the slow cooker.

Instant Pot chicken breasts:

We love doing chicken breasts in the Instant Pot — they cook quickly, are incredibly moist, and I don’t even have to remember to thaw them in advance! (Check out my tutorial on how to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot!).

Once again, remember that chicken breasts in the Instant Pot really don’t need a long cook time. 6-8 minutes for fresh is oven enough, so be wary of any recipes asking for a 20-30 minute cook time (plus, who wants to wait that long for dinner?!).

Grilled chicken breasts:

Since the temperature of an outdoor grill can be hard to regulate, chicken breasts can become overcooked if you’re not careful and don’t have a thermometer handy.

When grilling chicken breasts, I recommend marinating (even for a short time!) to add flavor and moisture.

Oven baked chicken breasts:

Baking chicken breasts is an easy, mostly hands off way to get dinner on the table on a busy weeknight. Many baked chicken recipes can be prepped and ready in the pan in advance, and you can just pop it in the oven when you arrive home.

One Pot BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pasta

overhead barbecue chicken pasta plate with fresh parsley sprig on the side

Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

instant pot chicken breasts sliced on a plate with pressure cooker in the background and creamy sauce on top

Mango Salsa Chicken and Rice

mango salsa chicken and rice overhead in black skillet on white marble background

Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken Breasts

instant pot pineapple chicken breasts on grey and white plate with rice on the side

One Pot Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

chicken fettuccine alfredo overhead in large black skillet with metal tongs stuck into pasta

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken

instant pot creamy garlic chicken breast over fettuccine

One Pan Tuscan Chicken and Potato Skillet

tuscan chicken and potato skillet overhead in white and blue skillet with metal spoon stuck into potatoes

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breasts

instant pot shredded chicken in pressure cooker with two forks stuck in chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Bruschetta

instant pot chicken bruschetta with fresh chopped tomatoes parmesan and basil on top

Instant Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Breasts

instant pot creamy lemon chicken breasts close up with lemon wedge on top

Caprese Chicken and Potato Bake

caprese chicken with potatoes in white baking dish with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

Easy Orange Chicken

orange chicken in white skillet with green onions on top and blue towel on the side

Sweet + Spicy Coconut Grilled Chicken

coconut grilled chicken whole breasts on white platter with chopped green onions on top

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Chive Herb Butter

grilled chicken breasts overhead on metal pan with chive butter on top and lemon halves on the side

Crispy Sriracha Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken

crispy sriracha oven fried chicken stacked on a white plate with a small bowl of ranch on the side

Moroccan Baked Chicken Breast

moroccan baked chicken breast close up on plate sliced with mint sprig on top

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and Vegetables

one pot teriyaki chicken and rice in white skillet with wooden spoon scooping up some rice

Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken

lemon rosemary grilled chicken breasts on white plate with two forks on the side and grilled lemon halves

The Best Oven Fried Chicken

the best oven fried chicken on parchment paper in grey bowl with one piece cut in half

Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packets

teriyaki chicken foil pack with lots of vegetables on grey background

Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts with veggies

honey balsamic chicken breasts with potatoes tomatoes and green beans lined up on a sheet pan

Maple Glazed Skillet Chicken Breasts

maple glazed skillet chicken breasts on white plate with chopped carrots on the plate

Apricot Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

apricot chicken sheet pan dinner overhead with little potatoes and sliced carrots

Crispy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

honey mustard chicken with crispy coating on a white plate with sauteed squash

Creamy Garlic Herbed Chicken

creamy garlic chicken in white skillet with lots of creamy sauce and sprinkled with fresh chopped herbs

Easy Monterey Chicken Foil Packets

monterey chicken foil packs up close topped with fresh tomatoes green onions and crispy bacon

Cheese + Bacon Jam Stuffed Chicken Breasts

cheese and bacon jam stuffed chicken breasts with snap peas on the side on a white plate

Ham Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

ham and cheese stuffed chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet with creamy sauce

Cheesy Buffalo Stuffed Chicken Breast

 cheesy buffalo stuffed chicken breasts in black cast iron skillet

Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts

apple gouda stuffed chicken breasts on a sheet pan with roasted sweet potatoes

Mozzarella Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

mozza pesto stuffed chicken breasts with crispy coating on a white plate with zucchini rounds

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Stuffed Chicken Breast

bacon cheddar ranch stuffed chicken breasts up close on white plate with rice on the side

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts 

broccoli cheese stuffed chicken breasts close up in a skillet
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  1. Willa Miller says

    You had a lot of recipes for the hot pot chicken dishes, but didn’t see any for the slow cooker which I’m interested in,
    Why not? Your recipes look good may try a couple of the ones but would definitely try them if they were for a slow cooker.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I have lots of Instant Pot recipes and lots of slow cooker recipes. If you look at the categories at the top of the web site, you can click on either Instant Pot or slow cooker and get lots of different options!

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