8 simple chicken recipes that are anything but boring

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What’s for dinner? Chicken. But not just any plain, baked chicken breast. These simple chicken recipes pack in tons of bold and bright flavors.

Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins, and there are plenty of ways to prepare it. Thanks to its mild flavor, it bodes well to many types of dishes, from a honey lemon chicken sheet pan dinner to slow cooker soup to enchiladas.

If you currently have some chicken in the freezer that you’re not sure what to do with, check out these simple chicken recipes for some inspiration.

1. Honey Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Tools needed: Sheet Pan

Arguably the worst part of cooking is doing the dishes afterwards. This recipe calls for only one sheet pan, meaning you can spend more time eating and less time cleaning. Toss together chicken tenders and green beans with a delicious sweet and savory honey lemon sauce on top, and you have yourself an incredibly tasty sheet pan dinner.

2. Cheddar, Bacon, Chicken And Apple Sandwich

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Tools needed: Nonstick Skillet, Toaster

Warm, toasty and oozing with cheese, these chicken, bacon and apple sandwiches are a comforting treat. And they go great with kettle chips and cold beer.

3. Maple Glazed Chicken With Sweet Potatoes

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Tools needed: Nonstick Skillet

Try this rich and savory maple-glazed chicken tonight. Paired with a sweet potato mash, this meal will make you feel like you’re dining out at a high-end restaurant. But it takes less time to cook than nabbing a dinner reservation.

4. Oven Baked Chicken Fingers

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Tools needed: Sheet Pan, Baking Rack, Tongs

These aren’t your typical greasy, fast food chicken fingers. By baking them in the oven, you use almost no oil. And by toasting the breadcrumbs first, the chicken still has a fryer-like crunch.

5. Instant Pot Tom Yum Soup

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Tools needed: Instant Pot

There’s nothing like a good Instant Pot recipe where you can throw everything in, hit a button and be done — like this Tom Yum soup. Tom Yum hot and sour soup is a Thai-Chinese dish that got its origins in Thailand. In fact, it’s still probably one of the most popular dishes in the Southeast Asian country.

6. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

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Tools needed: Nonstick Skillet, Baking Dish

These enchiladas are a great option for a quick and no-fuss dinner. They’re stuffed with cheese, chicken and plenty of enchilada sauce — and take about 40 minutes to make. Traditional Mexican enchiladas use corn tortillas, crumbled cheese and are usually stuffed with some type of pepper. Many makers of traditional enchiladas also take pride in making their own enchilada sauce, filled with dried peppers, onion, garlic and tomato. These enchiladas are a more Americanized version, but similar idea.

7. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Tools needed: Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan

Skip the bun and fill a sweet potato with slow-cooked Buffalo chicken. The sweet and spicy flavor combination is surprisingly delicious. Top it all with a homemade Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing and green onions — it’s a total flavor bomb. You’ll wish you made this recipe sooner.

8. Keto Chicken Chili

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Tools needed: Nonstick Skillet

Who says you can’t stick to a ketogenic diet and enjoy a big bowl of comfort food? With this keto-friendly chili recipe, you can have it all. This warm and hearty chili is perfect for cold days when you just don’t feel like going outside.

If you like this recipe, check out this recipe for fried Buffalo goat cheese balls.

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