Quick Weeknight Meals: 12 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

These easy Southern recipes are the perfect weeknight dinner solution.

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
Quick Weeknight Meals 12 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Life moves pretty fast, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't take time to slow down and share a meal with those whom love.

This collection of Quick Weeknight Meals: 12 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner is full of easy recipes that you can get on the table quickly so that you can spend as much time as possible with your family.

Easy chicken recipes are always a great choice when you don't have time to spend sifting through recipes, and this collection offers plenty of recipes for you to choose from.

Take the time to make a filling meal for your family with the help of this collection of Quick Weeknight Meals: 12 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner.

Quick Weeknight Meals: 12 Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Chicken Casserole Recipes

Tex-Mex Chicken Bake
  • It couldn't be simpler to prepare this Chicken and Doritos Hotdish. Using leftover chicken make this chicken casserole recipe a breeze.
  • No-Fuss Chicken Pot PieThree shortcuts help make this recipe for No-Fuss Chicken Pot Pie perfect for busy weeknights. No one will ever know that this tasty and comforting dish is also extremely easy to make.
  • Tex-Mex Chicken Bake(pictured) - This chicken and rice casserole is full of amazing Tex-Mex flavor. This chicken casserole recipe is extremely filling because it also features plenty of vegetables.
  • Texas Chicken Ranch CasseroleKing ranch casserole is a Texas classic, and this recipe is sure to become your favorite. A creamy chicken filling is layered with tortillas and cheese for a Tex-Mex favorite that will hit the spot any night of the week.
  • Classic Chicken Pot PieThis recipe calls for using frozen puff pastry so that you can get dinner on the table even faster. Chunks of chicken are combined with plenty of vegetables in a creamy sauce for one of the best pot pies you will ever eat.
  • Southwest Pasta CasseroleThis Southwest Pasta Casserole is great because you can serve it with all of your favorite taco fixings, from guacamole to salsa and more.
  • Puff Pastry Chicken Pot PieFor a chicken casserole recipe that is ridiculously easy to make, try this recipe for Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie. It will remind you of the classic dish your mom used to make but with only half the work.

Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Baked Cajun Chicken
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta SkilletThis quick and easy chicken recipe goes from stove to table in only thirty minutes, making it perfect for even the busiest weeknights.
  • 4-Ingredient Crispy Cajun ChickenYou and your family won't be able to believe that this delicious 4-Ingredient Crispy Cajun Chicken is baked and not fried.
  • Pretzel-Crusted Chicken BitesThese Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Bites will definitely satisfy the picky eaters in your family. These crunchy bites offer a healthy alternative to everyone's favorite fast food chicken nuggets.
  • Roasted Buttermilk DrumsticksServe this moist and tender chicken with rice and vegetables for a satisfying weeknight meal.
  • Baked Cajun Chicken(pictured) - All you need to make this delicious Baked Cajun Chicken is chicken, buttermilk, breadcrumbs, and Cajun seasoning.

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I'm really excited to try Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie! I've always been a little intimidated by homemade pot pie, but this seems like a great beginner recipe.

I can't wait to make the Tex-Mex Chicken Bake. It looks like a recipe the whole family will enjoy!

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