These poultry dishes are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

Extremely tender, low in calories and fat, but very high in protein, chicken is one of the most popular sources of protein. Whether grilled, baked or fried, there is hardly any other meat that can be prepared in so many different ways. As hobby cooks, we love to try new dishes and pamper our loved ones. But with all the work, it sometimes feels like there are never enough hours in the day. We come home, open the fridge and don’t know what to do quickly. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Simple and quick chicken recipes are ideal when we want to prepare something tasty and without much effort. Do you want chicken tacos? Or would you prefer a low-carb chicken fajita casserole? Or how about a healthier chicken burger for the next barbecue party? Bring variety to the table and try our poultry dishes today!

Easy and Quick Chicken Recipes: The Best Chicken Tacos

Chicken Taco Recipes for a quick poultry dinner

Want tacos? Instead of ordering from a delivery service again, you should definitely try our chicken taco recipe! Tender meat, creamy sauce and homemade pico de gallo – perfect for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner! And the best? Tacos are only 115 calories – a real dream, right?

Ingredients for 8 chicken tacos:

  • 450 grams skinless chicken thigh (or chicken breast)
  • 8 small whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika and garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Pico de Gallo:

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 100 grams of tomatoes, finely sliced
  • 30 grams of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (optional but recommended)
  • salt and pepper

Coriander Sauce:

  • 60 grams of sour cream
  • 60 grams of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 20 grams of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

quick dinner chicken taco recipe

Preparation:

  • Mix the chicken, olive oil, garlic cloves, lime juice and seasonings in a bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and fry the chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the stove, let cool slightly and cut into small cubes.
  • For the pico de gallo, combine the onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the cilantro sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Cook the tortillas in the pan for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Then put some chicken in each tortilla, top with pico de gallo and spread some cilantro sauce on top.
  • And your chicken tacos are ready!

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Pasta Alfredo with Chicken Quick Chicken Recipes Dinner

Nice and creamy, full of flavor and super versatile, we love pasta! The Italian classic is comfort food at its best and perfect for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner.

Ingredients for the chicken:

  • 500 grams of chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Alfredo Sauce:

  • 45 grams of butter
  • 470 grams of cream
  • 130 grams of finely grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 500 grams of fettuccine

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Quick Recipes with Chicken Dinner


Preparation:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  • Cut the chicken breast into thin strips and toss in a bowl with the olive oil and spices.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Melt the butter in the same pan and fry the garlic cloves for 1 minute.
  • Add the cream and herbs and bring to a boil.
    Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the cream has reduced.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and mix well.
  • Garnish the chicken Alfredo pasta with parmesan and enjoy!

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Low Carb Chicken Fajitas Casserole

Keto Dinner Recipes Low Carb Chicken Fajitas Casserole

Want ideas for low-carb chicken recipes? Then you’ll love our Keto Chicken Fajitas Casserole! Super creamy, full of flavor and 6.7 carbs per serving – just the perfect low carb dinner.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 750 grams of chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 yellow and red peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 240 grams of sour cream
  • 120 grams of cream cheese, softened
  • 240 grams of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas Casserole Keto Dinner Recipes


Preparation:

  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat and fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes on both sides.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Fry onions and peppers in a pan for 3-4 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the sour cream, cream cheese and fajita seasoning.
  • Mix well, sprinkle with cheddar and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken fajitas casserole with sour cream or guacamole, if desired, and enjoy!

grilled chicken burger quick grill recipes with chicken

It’s well known that summer is barbecue time, and there’s nothing quite like a juicy and delicious hamburger, right? If you’re watching your diet, we have the perfect recipe for you! These chicken burgers are quick to make, super tasty, and only 330 calories, and are among our best summer chicken recipes.

Ingredients for 4 hamburgers:

  • 450 grams of minced chicken
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 30 grams of finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 30 grams of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 200 grams of arugula or baby spinach
  • 100 grams of tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • salt and pepper

chicken quick recipes grilled healthy chicken balls

Preparation:

  • Mix yogurt, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic cloves and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Season the minced chicken with salt and pepper and form into 4 meatballs.
  • Fry the meatballs for 5-6 minutes on each side until they are golden and crispy.
  • Fry the burgers in a pan for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then top with rocket, tomatoes and meatballs.
  • Add the sauce and your healthy chicken burgers are ready!

Quick Chicken Recipes: Delicious Spanish Style Chicken Rice

Spanish Chicken Rice Easy Chicken Recipes Dinner

Quick chicken recipes are our savior when things need to go really fast. Ready in 30 minutes, bursting with flavor and made in one pan, you’ll love this Spanish-style chicken rice!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 450 grams of chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion, cut into small cubes
  • 35 grams of olive oil
  • 210 grams of rice
  • 520 ml of chicken stock
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 grams of olives, finely chopped

Spanish Spice Blend:

  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, ground cumin, chili powder, and coriander
  • salt and pepper

spanish chicken rice quick chicken recipes dinner

Preparation:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the seasoning mix.
  • Rub the chicken breast well with half the olive oil and the Spanish seasoning mixture.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and fry the chicken breast for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Fry the onions in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rice, chicken stock, lemon juice and cream and mix well.
  • Add the chicken and olives to the pan and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!

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