10 Chicken Dinners Under 30 Minutes

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Chicken is one of my favorite proteins to cook with because it is so quick to make and practically everyone enjoys it. This roundup has some of my favorite tried and tested chicken dinners that are ready in 30 minutes for those busy weeknights when you don’t want to put in too much effort but still want to put a nice meal on the table for your family. Let’s take a look!

Za’atar Chicken

4 pieces if breaded chicken breast on a dish with a bowl of salad in the background.
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My version of breaded chicken cutlets only use six ingredients and doesn’t require any frying! This Za’atar Chicken is baked in the oven to crispy and golden brown perfection and is perfect with a green salad for an easy and healthy dinner. Full recipe: Za’atar Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

A bowl of chicken teriyaki with vegetables stir fry on a bed of rice with a bowl of rice in the background.
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Rice bowls are always so quick to whip up and are endlessly customizable but my favorite are these delicious Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowls! Use chicken breast and your favorite veggies and stir fry in the easy pineapple teriyaki sauce for a delicious dinner served on fluffy white rice. Full recipe: Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Thai Red Curry

overhead view of a plate with thai red curry served over white rice
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So much better than any takeout you could get, this Thai Red Curry packs a flavor punch and is full of protein and veggies for a healthy and satisfying dinner that is ready in no time. Full recipe: Thai Red Curry

Chicken Satay Rice Bowls

overhead view of a bowl of chicken satay served over rice
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My take on everyone’s favorite Chicken Satay is super easy and fulfilling served over fluffy white rice! The peanuty sauce coats the tender chicken breasts perfectly and the best part is that this one actually only takes 15 minutes to make. Full recipe: Chicken Satay Rice Bowls

Chipotle Chicken Soup

side view of a bowl of chipotle chicken soup topped with sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips
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Warm, comforting, and satisfying – this Chipotle Chicken Soup only takes about 20 minutes to whip and is so fulfilling! Goes perfectly with some crusty bread. Full recipe: Chipotle Chicken Soup

Boursin Chicken

boursin chicken served in a plate with a simple side salad
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This Boursin Chicken is my favorite thing to make when I don’t feel like cooking at all! It only takes two ingredients and practically no work for a fulfilling and delicious dinner. Full recipe: Boursin Chicken

BLT Chicken Salad

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This main course salad is one of my favorite and is practically a deconstructed version of a BLT! It’s hearty and satisfying and obviously absolutely delicious. Full recipe: BLT Chicken Salad

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

a stack of chicken fajita quesadillas
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Everyone’s favorite quesadillas get an upgrade with some Fajita-marinated chicken and veggies in the middle! A satisfying meal that also tastes like your favorite Tex-Mex snack, it doesn’t get any better than this. Full recipe: Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Mandarin Chicken Salad

A bowl of Asian-inspired salad with chicken and mandarin oranges garnished with chow mein noodles.
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This Asian-inspired chicken salad is unlike any salad you’ve made! It has got juicy mandarins, a delicious orange ginger dressing and a crunchy and satisfying texture. Full recipe: Mandarin Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Wraps

a wooden dish of chicken salad wraps
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Quick, easy, and so satisfying – these wraps are filled with the most delicious cranberry walnut chicken salad that takes no time to make and is perfect for meal prep! Full recipe: Chicken Salad Wraps

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