15 Great Chicken Breast Recipes

Chicken Breasts are such a staple of our diet that you probably have some in your fridge right now! If you find yourself tired of the same old way you prepare your chicken breast, this round up has some fresh and delicious ideas for new ways to cook up your old favorite.

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Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Sherry Thyme Sauce

The round up starts with one of the easiest way to cook a chicken breast. Pan searing is a simple method with a juicy result. The chicken is topped with an easy pan reduction sauce made with sherry, fresh thyme and a little cream. Making a simple pan sauce not only provides you with a delicious finish to your chicken breasts, but also helps to clean the pan you cooked in as well. The cream sauce is luscious and will make you feel like a top chef!

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Chicken Breast with Tomato Balsamic Pan Sauce

This recipe uses the same pan searing cooking method as above, but finishes your chicken breast with a delicious tomato balsamic sauce. The flavors of the sweet acidic tomatoes and balsamic vinegar blend so well together. You can use fresh diced tomatoes or make it even more easily with canned tomatoes. This dish goes well with just about any side dish and is a really easy way to put dinner on the table on a busy weeknight. 

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Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

This recipe for lemon chicken skillet dinner is quick, simple, but oh-so-tasty and satisfying! None of the ingredients are unusual or hard to find and your whole dinner cooks in one pan. After searing the chicken breast with slices of lemons, you cook the orzo and fresh spinach right in the same skillet. Finish it off with some lemon juice and cream to make a delightful sauce to the dish. All you need is a nice salad and dinner is served. 

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Chicken Paillard with Burrata & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 

Paillard means to butterfly and pound out your chicken breasts flat for quick and even cooking. This recipe coats the chicken in panko breadcrumbs and then pan fries it in a little butter and olive oil for only about 10 minutes. The crispy chicken breasts are tasty all on their own or you can top them off with any ingredients you like. I love finishing them off with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh arugula, and creamy burrata cheese. It’s a pretty and special dish! 

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Creamy Caesar Chicken Breasts 

Here is a terrific recipe for cooking chicken breasts in your Instant Pot® (or any pressure cooker), and they only take 6 minutes to cook. This dish has all of the famous salad’s ingredients – garlic, Parmesan cheese and anchovies – with chicken and a creamy sauce. The chicken is so moist, juicy and flavorful! You can serve it over some pasta or keep the dish low-carb and serve the chicken breasts with some Romaine lettuce leaves. It’s hard to decide which way I like it best. 

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Air-Fried Chicken Breast 

Sometimes you just want something simple and this air-fried chicken breast is just that. It’s an easy, quick fix chicken dinner that delivers a tasty and moist chicken breast in just over 10 minutes. This recipe takes plain air-fried chicken breast one step further in the taste department by marinating it before air-frying. The marinade adds a lot of flavor and a nice brown color to the chicken. Serve it as is, in a salad or sandwich or with your favorite sauce on top. The possibilities are endless!

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts

If you like coated chicken but want something a little different, then try these pecan crusted chicken breasts. They are crunchy, tasty and take under 30 minutes, start to finish. This recipe is quick to fix and you can cook the chicken breasts on the stovetop or in the air fryer. Both ways are delicious! The honey mustard sauce couldn’t be easier to stir together (honestly!) and adds a little sweet heat to the salty nut coating.  

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Chicken Shawarma Wrap

This chicken shawarma sandwich combines earthy Mediterranean flavors with a bright tomato and cucumber salad and a nutty tahini sauce drizzled on top. When it’s all wrapped up in warm and fluffy naan bread, it’s hard to resist. These wraps replicate the middle-eastern flavors of shawarma, but instead of roasting on a vertical spit, the marinated chicken cooks in an air fryer, making it super easy and super quick. I have to say, this is my favorite recipe on this list!

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Chicken Souvlaki 

This recipe is a fun way to prepare your chicken breasts. Chicken souvlaki, or “meat on skewers” is a Greek dish made with the delicious flavors of herbs and lemon. You can use an outdoor grill, an electric indoor grill or your air fryer. All these methods are easy and have a quick cooking time. Souvlaki is traditionally served in pita bread, or with potatoes or rice and veggies. Either way, it’s a delicious meal. 

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Air-Fried Chicken Sandwich

Turn that chicken breast into your best chicken sandwich yet! This air-fried chicken sandwich delivers all the pleasure and satisfaction of a fried chicken lunch, but with much less guilt! Air-frying keeps the chicken moist, but fulfills your fried food fix without the mess and stress of deep-frying. In the end you have a juicy chicken breast with a crispy coating. I love serving it on a toasted bun with tangy coleslaw and some bread and butter pickles. It’s SO good! 

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Summer Balsamic Chicken

Here’s a skillet chicken breast recipe that includes the side dishes too. This balsamic chicken is tender and delicious, with a sweet and savory sauce all topped off with melted fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s an easy skillet dinner where you cook the orzo pasta, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and chicken all together in one pot – there are even pressure cooker directions too. With either method, you only have one pan to clean up. I always love it when that happens! 

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Gluten-Free Chicken Cutlets

If you have a gluten-free diet but miss those breaded chicken breasts, then here is a recipe for you. This recipe uses potato flakes instead of the wheat flour and breadcrumbs usually used when breading chicken. It adds a little texture and a tender crunch in every bite. You can pan fry these chicken cutlets in a little oil or use only a spritz or two of oil and brown them in your air fryer. Serve with the cool Basil Buttermilk sauce drizzled on top for even more flavor. 

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Chicken Satay Skewers

The recipe gives you another fun way to serve chicken breasts. Chicken satay is a southeast Asian preparation of chicken where the meat is seasoned, skewered and then traditionally grilled. But there are other ways to cook them and this recipe gives you lots of options. You can serve these chicken satay skewers as an appetizer, or as an entrée with steamed rice. Either way, make sure to serve them with some cucumber slices and the peanut sauce to dip into. 

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Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

Now here is a reason to make it Sandwich Night tonight. Marinate your chicken breasts in buttermilk and herbs and then turn them into an amazing sandwich with bacon, Swiss cheese, tomato slices, and an herbed spread all piled up and toasted until golden brown. Wow is right! This grilled chicken sandwich is big enough to fill the hungriest eaters at dinnertime, but a half sandwich with a side salad makes a hearty lunch too.

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Spinach & Artichoke Chicken Wellington

When you want to get just a little fancy, then this last recipe could just be what you are looking for. My version of classic Beef Wellington, this recipe has chicken breast with a spinach, artichoke and cheese filling all wrapped up in puff pastry and baked until golden brown. It’s great for a dinner party because not only is it a pretty dish, but you can prep everything ahead of time and bake them while your dinner guests enjoy appetizers and cocktails. It’s a hearty dish that is elegant too!

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