Does the sight of 20-ingredient recipes make your eyes glaze over? Does every swipe-up recipe on your Instagram stories end up looking nothing like the original photo?
Listen, dinner does not have to be overly complicated. A quality cut of protein and a fresh vegetable side is all you need to create something simple and flavorful. In the recipes below, you'll learn 12 different easy chicken dinners you can make virtually any night of the week. Each one of these simple recipes contain few ingredients, fewer steps, and zero headaches.
You don't need to bother with an emergency grocery run when it comes to these recipes. Each dish requires minimal ingredients and effort on your part. Try one out and see if it becomes your new favorite.
If you have a bottle of olive oil and vinegar laying around, you have everything you need to prepare this simple balsamic chicken breast recipe. Simply pan-fry chicken in a skillet, season with thyme, then pour in your oil and and vinegar to make a glaze. After 20 minutes, you can plate your pan chicken atop a salad or rice, throwing in some sun dried tomatoes and olives if you wish.
So a few friends are throwing an everyone-bring-a-dish dinner party, and someone already called dibs on bringing the hummus. No matter where you rank your kitchen skills, you can still whip up these roast chicken bites (and they’re far more impressive than your would-be veggie tray). Simply season chicken breasts with cayenne, chili pepper, and brown sugar, roast in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then wrap with bacon strips.
Let’s do a recap of things we will never understand: taxes, success rates on dating apps, why construction never seems to stop, and the fact that Chinese food can be healthy (and not packaged in a to-go container). Made with rotisserie chicken that you can pick up ready-made at the store, cauliflower rice, and stir-fry veggies, this shockingly light, gluten-free dish easily surpasses your favorite takeout.
If staring at your grocery bill has you thinking, “I should’ve just ordered takeout,” it’s time to rethink your choices. Chicken thighs are one of the most affordable cuts of meat you can purchase, especially in comparison to the boneless skinless chicken breasts you pick up each week. This sweet and savory chicken dinner recipe comes together in just 30 minutes, with minimal ingredients.
Before you give up at the sight of the above image, hear us out: This recipe only contains five ingredients. Yes, the image is beautifully Instagrammable, but it’s really just store bought coleslaw mix, sweet corn, yogurt, and mustard. Top with shredded, tender chicken and you have a healthy lunch prepared in 15 minutes.
Want to prepare a complete meal in just 20 minutes? This teriyaki glazed chicken requires just four ingredients and minimal prep work. Simply cover your baking dish with aluminum foil, place chicken and baby carrots on the tray, then place in your Tovala Steam Oven for a complete, Asian-inspired easy dinner. Download the free Tovala App for iOS or Android to get the recipe.
Do you ever wonder how your favorite lunch spot makes this incredible chicken salad when your version always comes out terribly bland? Here’s the secret ingredient you weren’t expecting: You’re using too many ingredients. The secret sauce to this recipe is just mayo, celery, almonds, salt, and pepper — that’s it.
What is it about wrapping a dish in prosciutto that makes it appear so much more complicated than it really is? This prosciutto wrapped chicken will certainly give your colleagues food envy, even though it took hardly any time to prep. The mustard sauce is made from four ingredients then poured over prosciutto and boneless chicken breasts in an easy dish.
Here’s a surprising tidbit to make your day: You can enjoy buffalo wings outside happy hour. This three-ingredient chicken wing recipe calls for your favorite wing sauce, chicken wings, and cornstarch. Simply set your Tovala Oven for a 45-minute cook time, being careful to flip after 15 minutes for juicy, crispy wings. Find the recipe on the Tovala App.
Are stuffed, tender chicken breasts outside your pay grade? We know the feeling. Luckily, you can get a similar effect with this recipe, combining broccoli, chicken, and mozzarella into a flour wrap. When you sear your wrap in a skillet, gooey cheese will give you the same melt-in-your mouth flavors you’re looking for.
Do you ever get low key worked up over the kid’s menu age limits? Must you be under the age of 12 to enjoy a grilled cheese in peace? These juicy chicken tenders are crispy enough to satisfy your inner kid craving, while the mustard coating make them appear upscale enough for any adult lunchbox.
Want a chicken recipe with as few ingredients as possible? How does four ingredients sound (one of them being salt)? These oven baked chicken thighs recipe couldn’t be simpler to make — simply place garlic and shallots under the skin, sprinkle with seasoning, and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the ones that end up being your favorite. If you’re searching for more recipes as easy (or easier) than the above 12, search the Tovala App. Unlike meal kit services like HelloFresh and Blue Apron, Tovala recipes often come with five ingredients or less and take less than 20 minutes to prepare.
The next time you find your fridge half empty and zero ideas for dinner, refer back to one of these recipes. Or, if you’re really hunting for an easy dinner, let Tovala do the cooking for you. Tovala delivers meals straight to your door, then cooks them on autopilot from the comfort of your own home.