Everyone loves chicken and knows that there’s only so many ways to cook it before it all starts tasting the same. It’s easy to get stuck in the same routine of making it the same way night after night. Spruce up your weeknights with these chicken recipes that involve a variety of spices to create a fresh take on flavor. They’re also quick to make, so you won’t have to worry about spending hours over a burning stove. Be it in rice bowls, salads, tacos, and pasta, your chicken won’t be tasting the same each night anymore.
Here are our favorite and quick-to-make chicken recipes.
At just 235 calories per serving, you can make this baguette ahead of time and serve it at dinner time.
A medley of spices — paprika, cumin, and cinnamon — gives this chicken an extra kick.
It may be hard to believe, but this savory and flavorful crispy chicken is also gluten-free.
Pasta night just got a lot more colorful thanks to orange and red peppers.
This golden chicken tastes even better with roasted squash by its side.
Chipotle chicken and a corn and jalapeño salad are just 25 minutes away.
Your favorite Mexican dish (sans the tortillas, to keep things low-carb!) will be ready faster than a takeout order.
Feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado add color and flavor to healthy chicken dish.
Prep this chicken and orzo dish in just 15 minutes and put it on the table in 30.
Tuck seasoned grilled chicken into pita pockets with cooked chickpeas and spinach for a light Mediterranean meal.
This twist on the traditional Mexican dish will have everyone "rolling up" for seconds.
This balsamic chicken and leafy greens recipe will be ready in 25 minutes flat.
Ground chicken meatballs, floating in a ginger-flavored broth with carrots and bok choy, make for a light and healthy soup dinner.
Go bold with dinner tonight—pair sesame crusted chicken with a ginger, chilis, and lime juice flavored slaw.
Pop chicken thighs, light coconut milk, curry and onion into a slow cooker in the morning—and come home to a ready-to-eat chicken dinner.
Who knew flavor-packed Indian stew could be so hands-off?
Sweet summer peaches perfectly complement juicy, seared chicken breast.
Flavor-packed chicken salad makes the perfect picnic sandwiches.
A tailgate favorite gets the dinnertime treatment.
Top a slice of chewy flatbread with chicken salad and you've got yourself an easy, hearty dinner.
Cream cheese makes a quick velvety sauce with less saturated fat.
Typical chicken gets a boost from Asian-inspired ingredients like ginger and cilantro.
Combining avocados with sour cream and lime juice creates a zesty, creamy dressing for your nachos.
This "fried" chicken tastes like the real thing, but way healthier. It takes only 25 minutes to prepare, and it's only 250 calories per serving!
Get the recipe for Zesty Fried Chicken.
Adding chicken is a great way to turn a Caprese salad into a full-blown meal. Bonus! This recipe is heart healthy and takes 20 minutes total to make.
Get the recipe for Grilled Chicken Caprese.
This classic salad gets a zesty kick from garlic infused croutons. It takes only 25 minutes to make, and instead of using preservative-filled store bought dressing, we'll show you how to make your own!
Get the recipe for Chicken Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons.
This fresh, zesty salad proves hummus isn't the only great way to get your chickpea fill. This recipe is bright, colorful and super healthy.
Get the recipe for Lemony Chickpea Pita.
If you're looking for something appetizer-style or a dish that can be eaten on the go, these made-from-scratch buffalo chicken wraps are filled with zingy flavor, and take 15 minutes to whip up.
Get the recipe for Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Wraps.
This fresh taco dish is filled with avocados (which are packed with healthy monounsaturaed fats, making you feel fuller longer) and pomegranate seeds (which give your immunity system a boost). Yes, please!
Apples and raisins give this quick curry dish a fun burst of sweetness. It goes great over instant rice, which cuts down cook time even further.
Get the recipe for Coconut Curry Chicken.