The staple ingredient soars to new flavorful heights with these easy-to-make meals, all ready in around 30 minutes or less
If your usual chicken recipes are in need of an upgrade, these tasty meals are sure to put the pep back in your poultry fast.
Each one packs plenty of flavor and is ready to eat in around 30 minutes.
Shown: In an attempt to create something new, we sometimes forget how good the classics can be. That's the perfect reason to bring back cordon bleu in its simplest form to your table tonight.
Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Instead of cherry tomatoes, you can use larger tomatoes cut into pieces so they cook quickly and release their juices to form
the flavorful sauce. Try the dish over pasta or polenta.
Recipe: Chicken Puttanesca
A simple spice mix flavors chicken while it grills; finish with avocado, chiles, and cheese.
4 more minutes on the grill melts the cheese to perfection.
Recipe: Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts
Cheesy chicken sandwiches get a kick from a bit of cayenne.
If you prefer an even more robust flavor, spread the rolls with a mixture of Dijon mustard and chili paste.
Recipe: Chicken Cheesesteaks
Cheeseburgers get a makeover with ground chicken and gourmet toppings. They're even better served with a cold beer.
Recipe: Chicken Burgers with Caramelized Shallots and Blue Cheese
Vietnamese spring rolls always make great light-dinner fare, but the assembly can be time-consuming.
Here's our solution: Set out the ingredients and let guests make their own. They'll have fun playing with their food, and the cook won't get stuck with all the prep work.
Recipe: DIY Chicken Papaya Spring Rolls
The mix of apricots, spices, and tomatoes gives an interesting and delicious twist to chicken dinner.
Recipe: Chicken with Tomatoes, Apricots, and Chickpeas
Need a quick one-pan dinner for two? Roasting all the ingredients of this meal together guarantees rich flavor and makes for
Recipe: Roast Chicken with Vegetables
Meaty shiitakes, a good sear on the chicken, and a sprinkle of nutty parmesan cheese—not to mention the sweet, tender-crisp
asparagus—make this low-fat dish a winner.
Recipe: Pan-roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes
Poultry burgers have a reputation for being dry and bland, but jazzed up with sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic ― and then
topped with crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce ― they're boldness in a bun (in under 30 minutes).
Recipe: BLT Chicken Burgers
As satisfying as the version served at your favorite Thai restaurant, but enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Flavors
of lime, chile, and cilantro cut through the creamy broth for a tangy, silky combination.
Recipe: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
All the best flavors of the Mediterranean, tossed in a lovely salad. We prefer the chicken grilled and sliced, but if you're
pressed for time, you can easily substitute 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken from the deli.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Pita Salad
The fresh vegetables, tofu, and flavorful ginger in this Asian-inspired soup will keep you healthy, while slurp-able noodles
and chicken meat ensure you'll be satisfyingly full.
Recipe: Japanese-stye One-pot Supper
“Serve this curry with basmati rice, some plain yogurt, and a chopped cucumber–red onion salad―which you can make while the
chicken cooks,” says food editor Margo True.
Recipe: North Indian-style Spinach Chicken
This flavorful course of chicken topped with an orange, almond, and black olive sauce can be on the table in just 20 minutes.
Recipe: Orange-Olive Chicken Scaloppine
These summer-inspired sandwiches are perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner that works anytime of the year.
You can find most of the ingredients for these quick subs pre-prepped at the grocery store.
Recipe: BBQ Chicken Salad Subs
When it comes to weeknight grilling, think thin: These pounded chicken breasts cook in less than 10 minutes.
Recipe: Grilled Yogurt Chicken with Cucumber Salad
Coated with a simple basil mayo, the chicken in this open-face sandwich would also be good chopped and tossed into a salad
or served alongside rice and fresh vegetables.
Recipe: Grilled Basil Chicken Sandwiches
Chinese long beans (or regular green beans) and plenty of fresh herbs turn this Thai-inspired dish into a whole meal.
Recipe: Southeast Asian Chicken and Noodles
This quick peanut sauce adds lots of flavor to grilled chicken with minimum fuss. Serve it with steamed vegetables and rice
for an inspired weeknight dinner.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce
This dish delivers a lot of sophistication for not much time spent in the kitchen. The chicken rests on a bed of mild autumn
vegetables, enriched with cream and wine. If the chicken you buy weighs more than 2 pounds, you may need to simmer it a few
Recipe: Quick-Braised Chicken with Caramelized Fennel and Endive