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12 Speedy Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Whip up a delicious and satisfying meal in no time with these 12 chicken recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings, these quick and easy dishes ensure you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your meal. From flavorful stir-fries to savory grilled options, these recipes will become your go-to for speedy, tasty dinners!

Chicken Katsudon Recipe

Chicken Katsudon Recipe
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

Chicken Katsudon is a new way to enjoy chicken katsu with a thick eggy sauce that adds incredible flavor to the chicken and rice. It’s a flavorful dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner!

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Marry Me Chicken Tortellini

Marry Me Chicken Tortellini
Photo Credit: The Domestic Spoon.

Creamy, flavorful Marry Me Chicken Tortellini is an easy yet show-stopping recipe to cook up for those you love! Chicken, tortellini, sun dried tomatoes and cream come together for a dish everyone will adore. This viral TikTok dish is famous for a reason, and you’ll be whipping it up in no time!

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Crispy Chicken Fritta (Olive Garden Copycat)

Crispy Chicken Fritta
Photo Credit: The Domestic Spoon.

Crispy Chicken Fritta is breaded and fried chicken served over dreamy, creamy fettuccine noodles made with an Asiago cream sauce. It’s a restaurant-quality meal that even the pickiest eaters will love!

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers
Photo Credit: The Domestic Spoon.

These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers are an incredibly flavorful dish to serve as an appetizer, snack or main course. Bursting with flavor and easy to prepare, these delicious skewers cannot be missed!

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Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken

Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken Thighs
Photo Credit: The Domestic Spoon.

This Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken is easy to make and great for a quick and affordable weeknight meal. These chicken drumsticks are the perfect mix of sticky, juicy, and crispy all at the same time!

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Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Marry Me Chicken Pasta
Photo Credit: The Domestic Spoon.

Pasta is so flavorful it’s sure to elicit a marriage proposal! This creamy, delicious pasta is easy to make and gets rave reviews every time. Whip it up for a quick weeknight meal or a fancy date night!

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Pineapple Chicken Recipe in the Instant Pot

Pineapple Chicken Recipe in the Instant Pot
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

Pineapple Chicken in the Instant Pot is a quick and simple recipe to make for dinnertime. Serve it with a side of rice or vegetables and you’ll have a great, complete meal ready in no time!

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White Bean Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot

White Bean Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

This White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe comes together so quickly in the Instant Pot! It’s made using mostly pantry staples, and is so delicious and creamy.

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The BEST Orange Chicken

The BEST Orange Chicken
Photo Credit: House of Nash Eats.

This sweet & savory Orange Chicken recipe is quick, easy and on the table in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight fakeaway (sorry, Panda Express), this version is better for you than the fast food version and uses real ingredients. The whole family will enjoy this copycat Chinese Orange Chicken recipe that is packed full of flavor!
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Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup Copycat

Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup Copycat
Photo Credit: Lemon Blossoms.

This Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is filled with tender chicken, green chiles, black beans and sweet corn in a boldly flavored cheesy and creamy broth. Made with simple ingredients, and packed with traditional Tex-Mex flavors, this easy enchilada soup recipe comes together in 30 minutes.

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Chicken Club Sandwich

Chicken Club Sandwich
Photo Credit: Cooking with Karli.

I am a chicken club sandwich lady, and this one is my very fave. Quick, fresh, and flavorful, it’s bound to be your new fixation meal.

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Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pasta
Photo Credit: Always Use Butter.

On your table in just 30 minutes – this Creamy Chicken Pasta is a winner every time! Packed full of fall flavors like red wine, mushrooms and thyme, it’s a perfect Saturday night dinner – that you will love to have in your lunchbox come Monday. And sure to become your new favorite pasta dish!

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