5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

Healthy chicken recipes for an easy weeknight meal.

Staff Picks

Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

Rating: 4 stars 11
Not your traditional quesadilla, these feature deli turkey and Cheddar cheese, along with onions quickly marinated in balsamic vinegar. Serve with sauteed vegetables or a tossed salad for a quick meal.
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Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

Rating: 4 stars 20
Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. Blackberries (or raspberries, if you prefer) combined with whole-grain mustard make for a sweet-and-savory dipping sauce. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and carrots.
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Herb-Roasted Turkey

Rating: 5 stars 9
This easy method produces all the good looks and moist flavor you dream of in an oven-roasted turkey. Make sure you show this beauty off at the table before you carve it. Garnish your serving platter with fresh herb sprigs and citrus wedges for a showstopping Thanksgiving turkey.
By Jessie Price

Chicken & White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.
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Inspiration and Ideas

16 Chicken Breast Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less
These chicken breast recipes use five ingredients or fewer to make a delicious and well-rounded meal. Chicken is a great protein option because it is so versatile and affordable. These recipes pair chicken with other affordable ingredients like bread, tortillas and vegetables to make a complete dish. Recipes like Build-Your-Own Chicken Tacos and Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash are tasty, filling and make the most out of limited ingredients.
Chipotle Ranch Chicken Casserole
Simplify weeknight dinnertime by transforming leftover slow-cooked chicken (see associated recipe, below) into an easy, cheesy casserole.
Cranberry-Balsamic Chicken Thighs
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

To round out this healthy chicken dinner recipe, put some farro on to cook before you start cooking the chicken. Add some steamed broccoli and serve with a glass of pinot noir.