125+ Chicken Dinner Recipe Ideas

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Do you ever feel stuck in a chicken dinner idea rut? It’s such a healthy, versatile ingredient. You can make a million and one meals with chicken, but sometimes it feels like we make the same three or four chicken dishes over and over again. (Usually, taco soup, burrito bowls, stir fry, and barbeque chicken) That may work for some families, but we like to keep things on pretty constant rotation in our dinner menus. We often make a whole chicken (to save time and money) and then find ourselves with a few extra servings of leftover chicken. Now what?

Chicken Dinner Inspiration

Maybe you just have one or two lonely chicken breasts with no real plan. No one in our family is what I’d consider a really picky eater, but I don’t think any of us wants a sad, plain chicken breast with no flavor sitting on our dinner plates.

Luckily, DOZENS of incredible recipe creators and bloggers shared their best chicken dishes to get you motivated. Some of these recipes have been pinned hundreds of thousands of times.

If you want to save these ideas for later, just click on the Pinterest button at the top of the post and save to your favorite dinner ideas or meal planning board! We’ve broken the recipes into sections for your convenience. Just click on a section to jump to that specific recipe category. Enjoy!

Chicken Dinner Ideas List | Fourganic Sisters
  1. Chicken Salad Ideas
  2. Salads with Chicken Ideas
  3. Chicken Sandwiches/Wraps
  4. One-pot/ one-pan chicken meal ideas
  5. Slow Cooker Chicken Ideas
  6. Instant Pot Chicken Ideas
  7. Pasta with Chicken Recipes
  8. Lunch Prep Chicken Ideas
  9. Soups with Chicken
  10. Air Fryer Chicken Ideas
  11. Chicken Casserole/Bake Ideas (Paleo, Keto, Low Carb options)
  12. Gluten-Free Recipes
  13. 25+ More Chicken Dinner Ideas

Chicken Salad ideas

Spicy & Sweet Curry Chicken Salad (All Ways Delicious)

Chicken Salad With Apples (Snappy Gourmet)

Curried Chicken Salad on Naan (Mrs. Jones’s Kitchen)

Avocado Chicken Salad (This Old Girl)

Easy Tahini Chicken Salad (Strength and Sunshine)

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad (Tasty Galaxy)

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad Recipe with Avocado, Lime, and Cilantro (Wholesome Yum)

Rotisserie Chicken Salad (Tasty Galaxy)

Low-Carb Chipotle Chicken Salad (Oma Darling)

Avocado Asparagus Chicken Salad {Paleo, Mayo Free} (Tasting Page)

Salads with Chicken Ideas

Chinese Chicken Salad (Recipes From a Pantry)

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Creamy Maple Dressing (Delicious on a Dime)

Mediterranean Salad with Chicken (The Rising Spoon)

Asian Chicken Salad (Allergy Free Alaska)

Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing (Flavor the Moments)

Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad (When Is Dinner)

Berry Delicious Avocado Chicken Salad (Food Wine Sunshine)

Salads with Chicken Ideas | Fourganic Sisters

Chicken Sandwiches/ Wraps

Chicken Hummus Naan Wraps (The Rising Spoon)

Roasted Chicken and Fig Panini with Goat Cheese and Fresh Greens (Foodal)

Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich Recipe (Home Cooking Memories)

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps (Aileen Cooks)

One-pot/ one-pan chicken meal ideas

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner (Tasty Galaxy)

One Pan Chicken Fajitas (The Irish Twin’s Mama)

Smothered Creamy Chicken Skillet (Diabetes Strong)

Don’t let the title fool you… this dish is jam-packed with veggies and other healthy ingredients!

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits (The Rising Spoon)

Weight Watchers Thai Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe (The Holy Mess)

Weight Watchers Teriyaki Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe – Meal Prep (The Holy Mess)

Slow cooker chicken ideas

Slow Cooker Chicken Sofrito (Strength and Sunshine)

Easy Crockpot Chicken and Rice (Flavor the Moments)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (Aileen Cooks)

Freezer Chicken Quesadillas (Delicious on a Dime)

Slow Cooker Shredded Chile Chicken (Nibble and Dine)

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (Wholesome Yum)

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables (Stef’s Eats and Sweets)

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo (Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)

Instant Pot chicken ideas

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Low Carb (This Old Girl)

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup (Made w/ Ground Chicken) (The Recipe Well)

The Easiest Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe + Tutorial (Recipes From a Pantry)

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Soup (Recipe This)

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (Love on a Plate)

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken (The Flying Couponer)

Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup (Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)

Instant Pot Pho Ga Recipe (Went Here 8 This)

Easy Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe [+VIDEO] (Dr. Davinah’s Eats)

Pasta with Chicken Ideas

Chicken Pasta Salad (Kitchen Frau)

Cold Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad (Carmy)

Easy Chicken Pepperoni Pasta Salad (Carmy)

Easy Chicken Pasta Salad (Melanie Cooks)

Summer Vegetable Orzo with Chicken (The Recipe Well)

Amazing Chicken Veggie Lasagna w Homemade Cheese Sauce (Saving Talents)

Creamy Spinach Butternut Pasta (With Chicken) – (Green Scheme)

Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad (Stef’s Eats and Sweets)

Lunch prep chicken ideas

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken in a Jar (Brooklyn Active Mama)

Rotisserie Chicken Taco Salad Meal Prep (The Key to My Lime)

Soups with Chicken

Spicy White Chicken Chili

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Snappy Gourmet)

Creamy Chicken Soup with Egg Noodles (Delicious on a Dime)

30-Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Tortilla Soup (My Gluten-Free Kitchen)

Chicken Marsala Wild Rice Soup (Mighty Mrs.)

Chuy’s Chicken Tortilla Soup (Copycat Recipe courtesy of Healthy Christian Home)

Caldo de Pollo (Two Sleevers)

Curry Chicken and Rice Soup (Thrifty Frugal Mom)

Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup (So TIPical Me)

Chicken Vegetable Soup (My Toasty Kitchen)

Sopa de Fideo (Puerto Rican Soup)– (Latina Mom Meals)

Carrot Ginger Soup with Chicken and Spinach {Paleo} (Tasting Page)

Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Easy Air Fried Chicken Breasts Recipe (Lathi’s Kitchen)

Air Fryer, Kansas City Style BBQ Chicken Tenders (Fork to Spoon)

Air Fryer, Mexican Chicken Foil Packet (Fork to Spoon)

Chicken Casseroles/ Bakes (Paleo, Gluten-Free & Keto Options)

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie (Everyday Maven)

Homemade Chicken Enchiladas (All Ways Delicious)

Cheesy Crustless Chicken Pot Pie (Healthy Christian Home)

Chicken Vegetable Casserole / Low Carb & Gluten-Free (Low Carb Yum)

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole | Keto Casserole Recipe (Two Sleevers)

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole – Keto/Low Carb (Keto Cooking Christian)

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole – Low Carb, Keto, Easy (Joy Filled Eats)

Gluten-Free Chicken Dinner Ideas

10 Minute Gluten-Free Fried Rice (The Helpful GF)

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Tahini Sauce & Marinated Veggies (Gluten-Free, Paleo) (Strength and Sunshine)

Thai Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls (Allergy Free Alaska)

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets {gluten-free with paleo option} – (Whole New Mom)

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice (Randa Derkson)

Gluten-Free Chicken Fajita Pizza (Randa Derkson)

Chicken Keto Curry with Pumpkin (Primal Edge Health)

Winner Winner, 25 More Chicken Dinners!

Chicken Cacciatore with Brined Chicken (Learning and Yearning)

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast (Diabetes Strong)

Lemon Chicken Piccata (Diabetes Strong)

Minced Chicken Meatballs (Recipe Pocket)

Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Olives (Recipe Pocket)

Authentic Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)—(Delightful Plate)

Vietnamese Rotisserie Chicken (Ga Roti)—(Delightful Plate)

Cilantro Lime Chicken (The Gay Globetrotter)

Crispy Thai Green Curry Chicken Thighs (Whole New Mom)

Chicken Souvlaki (Nutmeg and Vinegar)

Delicious Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Cheese Sauce (Saving Talents)

Whole30 Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers (Cook At Home Mom)

Low Carb Pesto Chicken & Spaghetti Squash Bake (Cook At Home Mom)

Chicken Fried Rice Cups (So TIPical Me)

Burmese Chicken Curry with Turmeric garlic and Ginger (A Hedgehog in the Kitchen)

Cambodian lemongrass ginger chicken stir fry (A Hedgehog in the Kitchen)

Easy Crepes with Leftover Chicken and Cheese Filling (Sustain My Cooking Habit)

Easy Rice Paper Rolls with Leftovers (Pickle Bums)

Coconut Chicken Strips with Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce (My Poppet)

Lemon-Herb Roasted Red Potatoes with a Dutch Oven Chicken Variation (Heritage River)

Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Chicken (My Toasty Kitchen)

15 Minute Chicken Burritos (My Nourished Home)

Classic Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Healthy Kitchen 101)

Easy Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs (Play Party Plan)

Whew! That’s a lot of chicken talk. I think I’m ready for a pizza 😉 Tell us in the comments, what are your go-to chicken dinner ideas? Do you ever get in a dinner rut? How do you pull yourself out of it?

While you’re here, check out our Meal Planning Guide or free printable meal plans. Thanks again to all our contributors for this chicken dinner ideas roundup list!

125+ Chicken Dinner Ideas | Fourganic Sisters

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