Quick and Healthy: 15-Minute Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights
Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights. If you’re like me, there’s always something going on in the kitchen. Whether it’s a busy day at work or just an evening full of homework and other activities, finding time for dinner can be quite challenging. But don’t worry—I’ve got your back! These quick chicken recipes will help you whip up delicious meals in no time.
Easy Chicken Skillet Dinner
This recipe is a great way to make dinner in just 30 minutes or less. It uses frozen vegetables and chicken thighs, which means that you can use it year-round. If you prefer to use breasts instead of thighs, this dish will cook faster than its chicken thigh counterpart. Either way, these recipes are simple and delicious!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika (or more if desired)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
Quick Chicken and Rice Stir-Fry
This quick and healthy chicken stir-fry is a perfect weeknight meal. It takes only 15 minutes to make and it’s packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients. It also tastes great!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
- 1 cup white rice, uncooked (1/2 cup dry)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 cup diced onion 1 cup frozen corn kernels.
1 cup diced bell peppers (yellow, orange or red) 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions: In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, oregano and red pepper flakes. Pound the chicken breast to flatten them out and season with salt and pepper. Place one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan but keep warm.
In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add corn, bell peppers and mushrooms; cook another 3 minutes or so until vegetables are tender.
One-Skillet Chicken and Vegetables
One-Skillet Chicken and Vegetables
This recipe is a cinch to make, and it’s perfect for busy weeknights. By cooking the chicken in one pan, you can easily make extra servings for leftovers or lunch tomorrow. The vegetables will cook quickly too—you don’t need a lot of time on the stovetop!
Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
These chicken tenders are quick and easy to make, with only 20 minutes of prep time. And they’re so delicious that you’ll want to make them again and again!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
- 2 tablespoons honey mustard sauce (or your favorite dipping sauce)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper; set aside. Cut each chicken breast into 5-6 strips, and then cut each strip into thirds lengthwise so you have 16 pieces per breast. Place in a bowl and toss with honey mustard sauce until evenly coated; set aside. Place remaining ingredients in another bowl; mix well until everything is mixed together well enough but still slightly sticky when touched lightly on one side without adding any more flour or corn starch as this will result in drier meat which makes them harder not only to eat but also chew through easily which causes choking hazards during childhood development stages when kids first start eating solid foods like cheeseburgers or hotdogs etcetera).
5-Minute Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breasts
This recipe is quick, easy and healthy. It’s also low fat, high protein and can be made as a great meal for busy weeknights. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner—and even better when paired with some salad greens and your favorite side dish!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves (or dried)
2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth 1 tablespoon cornstarch Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken and cook for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned
- Remove from pan and set aside
- Add butter or olive oil to the pan and reduce heat to medium
- Add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute
- Add wine/chicken broth
- Cook until reduced by half
- Mix cornstarch with a little water until smooth
- Pour mixture into the skillet
- Stir constantly until thickened
- Remove from heat
- Add lemon juice and rosemary leaves
- Return chicken pieces to the pan
- Stir until coated with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
- Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve over salad greens.
Zesty Lemon Parmesan Salmon with Quick-Roasted Asparagus Recipe
- 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided (about 3 large cloves)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided (about half of a standard-size container)
Skillet Chicken Fajita Bowl
This is a great recipe for when you want to make something healthy, but don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. The recipe uses olive oil and gluten-free flour to coat the chicken before cooking it in a skillet with peppers and onions.
It’s important to use a skillet so that all sides of each piece get cooked evenly on top of each other; this makes sure that no raw parts will be exposed when serving!
Use whatever cut of meat works best for your family size: boneless skinless breasts or thighs would work well here (or even both!).
Sheet Pan Balsamic Steak and Veggies With Garlic Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Sheet pan meals are one of my favorite ways to cook. They’re fast, easy, and require no cleanup after you’re done cooking.
To make this balsamic steak recipe, start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Meanwhile, heat up some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add your steaks and cook for about 7 minutes per side or until desired doneness has been reached—I like mine more on the rare side! Set aside on a plate when finished cooking so that they can rest while you prepare everything else for assembly later on in this process.
Next rinse out any leftover veggies from their package so that there aren’t any unnecessary bits left behind after washing them off with hot water; then chop up all ingredients including onion into small pieces such as 1/4″-1/2″ sizes depending on how much space there is inside each container before filling up top half inch level line between vegetables with grainy salt mixture evenly distributed throughout entire container itself (using wet hands helps tremendously). Place cooked cauliflower rice into bowl along side with roasted vegetables before serving up entire meal together under broiler until golden brown edges begin turning slightly darker color than rest inside cooking chamber area where meat sits atop garlic cauliflower rice pilaf mix.”
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe with Crunchy Pecans and Carrots
This easy chicken and wild rice casserole recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s quick, healthy and delicious! You can make it with either chicken or turkey—or both! The recipe makes enough for four people, so if you’re cooking for one or two people just double the ingredients accordingly.
While I love this dish cold as leftovers, there are plenty of ways you can use it: add chopped vegetables such as carrots and celery; use brown rice instead of white rice; add some fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary (just don’t forget about them!).
These recipes are quick, healthy and delicious!
These recipes are quick, healthy and delicious! You can make them in 15 minutes or less. They’re easy to make and you can make them on a weeknight. These recipes are great for busy families who want something tasty but don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of 15-minute chicken recipes. If you try any of them out, please come back and let us know how it went! We’re always looking for ways to make our recipes easier and more delicious, so if there are any suggestions or requests here that seem like a good fit for future collections—or just for yourself—please let us know in the comments section below. Happy cooking!
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