Food & Drink

30 Non-Boring Recipes to Make With Chicken Breast

Do you—like, it seems, so many people–always have chicken breasts in the freezer? I’ll confess, I much prefer chicken thighs (for so many reasons—another topic for another day), but if I’m making chicken for dinner, one thing’s for sure: I don’t want it to be boring. But we’re all in luck, because chicken breast is endlessly versatile. Toss it in a salad, poach them for soup, add them to pasta, sandwiches, enchiladas, stir fries, curries, rice dishes, and more. Add sauces and condiments, marinade them in a flavorful mix, or season just about anyway you’d like—it’s all fair game.

Sometimes though, it feels like there’s just no time to worry about getting creative when all you want to do is get dinner on the table. These recipes take all of the guesswork and “how do I even make this a meal?” kind of overwhelm out of it and make transforming your lowly chicken breasts to something that you’ll never get tired of eating.


1. Creamy Chicken and Potato Bake


2. One Pan Chicken Pasta with Chardonnay Wine Sauce


3. Barley Chicken Salad with Herb Vinaigrette


4. Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts and Veggies


5. Chicken Fricassee


6. Crockpot Italian Chicken and Quinoa Soup


7. Summer Citrus Salad and Grilled Orange Marinated Chicken


8. Chicken Marsala


9. Pomegranate Ginger Chicken

Source: Lively Table


10. Chicken Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Tangy Yogurt Dressing


11. Peanut Chicken


12. Za’atar Chicken Bowls with Tomato and Cucumber Raita


13. Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Asparagus


14. Coconut Curry Chicken


15. Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa


16. Chicken Stew with Farro


17. Mushroom Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts


18. Lemon Chicken


19. Greek Chicken Kebabs


20. Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli


21. Korean Fried Chicken


22. Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple


23. Open-Face Chicken Caprese Sandwich


24. Butter Chicken


25. Grilled Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce


26. Colombian Chicken Potato Soup


27. Salsa Verde Baked Chicken


28. Balsamic Tomato Chicken Skillet


29. Grilled Nectarine and Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing


30. Chicken Pho