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Wondering what’s for dinner? You’re covered with this roundup of 50+ of the best chicken dinner ideas. We’ve got everything from easy chicken breast recipes to chicken thigh recipes, chicken soup recipes, chicken pasta recipes, and more!

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet
Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Chicken recipes for dinner is a no-brainer. There’s something for every chicken lover on this list! I hope you’ll find something new in here to add to your dinner rotation. These recipes are family-friendly, simple to make, and use everyday ingredients for big flavor and minimal effort.

collage with chicken piccata and chicken parmesan
Chicken Piccata and Chicken Parmesan

Restaurant Favorite Chicken Recipes:

Try making these restaurant classics at home! It’s easier than you think, and you may just want to stay in tonight. 

 
collage with chicken fettuccine Alfredo and creamy spinach chicken pasta
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and Creamy Chicken Spinach Pasta

Chicken Pasta Recipes:

A steaming bowl of pasta is the ultimate comfort food! 

collage with lemon chicken orzo and chicken bacon gnocchi
Lemon Chicken Orzo and Chicken Bacon Gnocchi

One Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes:

Use only one pot (or pan) and dinner’s ready with minimal clean-up.

 
collage with creamy garlic chicken and creamy honey mustard chicken
Creamy Garlic Chicken and Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken

Creamy Chicken Recipes:

Tender chicken breasts + cream sauce = the perfect comfort food dinner. These are easy enough for busy weeknights but elegant enough for entertaining! Your skillet is your best friend for these recipes.

collage with lemon chicken orzo soup and buffalo chicken soup
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup and Buffalo Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup Recipes:

What’s more comforting than a bowl of chicken soup? These will warm you up! 

 
collage with creamy white chicken chili and Santa Fe chicken skillet
Creamy White Chicken Chili and Santa Fe Chicken

Tex-Mex Chicken Recipes:

Who can resist delicious Tex-Mex flavors for dinner?

collage of baked chicken thighs and honey baked chicken drumsticks
Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs and Honey Baked Drumsticks

Baked Chicken Recipes:

Sometimes simple is best! These will go with any number of different side dishes.

  • Easy Baked Chicken Thighs these are easy to prep and versatile… enjoy them hot or cold (like in a salad the next day).
  • Honey Baked Drumstickstake a few minutes to throw them in a ZipLoc with the tasty marinade, and you’re well on the way to having tomorrow’s dinner ready.
  • Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticksa foolproof method for cooking drumsticks. They’re easy and affordable!
 
collage with Chicken Gloria and Chicken Divan
Chicken Gloria and Chicken Divan

Chicken Casserole Dinners:

These chicken casseroles are hearty, filling, and feed a crowd (or make great leftovers). 

collage with teriyaki chicken stir fry and pineapple chicken
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry and Pineapple Chicken

Takeout-Inspired Chicken Dinner Recipes:

Save money and make dinner a little healthier with these winners.

collage with ground chicken burger and chicken patties
The Best Ground Chicken Burgers and Chicken Patties

Ground Chicken Recipes:

Ground chicken is inexpensive and underrated.

collage with chicken and cabbage and tomato spinach white wine chicken
Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry and Tomato Spinach White Wine Chicken

Healthy(ish) Chicken Dinners:

These chicken dinners are a bit lighter on the calories than some of the other options here!

 
collage with chicken salad sandwich and chicken Caesar pasta salad
The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Salad Recipes:

These chicken salad recipes are anything but boring! Perfect for warmer weather or when you’re simply not in the mood for a hot dinner.

collage with easy skillet chicken and gravy and Instant Pot chicken and gravy
Chicken and Gravy (stovetop version) and Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

Last but Not Least… Chicken with Gravy Recipes:

Chicken and gravy are a match made in heaven. 

Winner winner chicken dinner! Which is your favorite out of these chicken dinner recipes?


Hi! I’m Natasha.

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