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Chicken Recipes

This juicy and tender Herb Roasted Chicken Breast is a breeze to make and is a great substitute for store bought rotisserie chicken. BudgetBytes.com

130+ budget-friendly chicken recipes to keep you full and happy. Learn how to pair inexpensive cuts of meat with a variety of ingredients to stretch your dollar, while keeping your meals filling and flavorful. Choose from recipes for baked chicken, chicken breasts, chicken salad, chicken thighs, chicken wings, quick chicken recipes, and more! (pictured: Herb Roasted Chicken Breast)

Close overhead view of Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms

Close up of One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta in the skillet with a wooden spoon.

One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Finished bowl of Chicken and Lime Soup with sliced avocado and a couple of lime wedges

Chicken and Lime Soup

The casserole dish next to a plate with a serving of King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

A fork taking a piece of Baked Pizza Chicken from the plate with chicken, garlic bread, and salad.

Baked Pizza Chicken

Two Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches against a blue wall, chips on the side.

Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and My Stonyfield Organic Experience

Chicken and vegetables removed from one skewer of a chimichurri chicken kebab, on a bed of rice.

Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs

Overhead view of a shallow bowl full of Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

Two baskets with Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets, vegetables, and two types of dip.

Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

Close up of One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice in the skillet.

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Close up of Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken in the skillet, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges.

Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken

A piece of Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken being lifted out of the skillet with a spatula

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Three Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Containers in a row

Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas on a plate with two types of salsa

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup being eaten with rice and cilantro

Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables being scooped off the sheet pan with a spatula.

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in the pan.

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast sliced and ready to serve

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast

Three bowls of Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls

Close up of roasted tomatoes on top of Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken DInner

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Dinner

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala boasts a rich and aromatic sauce, and tender juicy chicken. Make four servings for the price of one take out! Budgetbytes.com

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

These Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs are moist, tender, and have huge flavor with very little effort. Perfect for fast weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

This sweet and tangy 20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken will be your new family favorite weeknight dinner. Only a few pantry staples needed! Budgetbytes.com

20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken

A simple jar of salsa is the key to making dinner fast and easy. Just try this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

This incredibly Easy Sesame Chicken is faster and tastier than take out. You control the ingredients, you control the flavor. Budgetbytes.com

Easy Sesame Chicken

Simple, delicious, and totally comforting, this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is the perfect quick fix for weeknight dinners. Budgetbytes.com

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Layer lettuce on top of Cobb Salad Meal Prep

Cobb Salad Meal Prep

With just a few ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken. Skip the take out tonight! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Full of fresh summery flavor, without needing a lot of ingredients, this Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa will become your new go-to easy summer meal!

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

This Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad keeps your fridge stocked with good for you food that you can customize each day for a new meal. Budgetbytes.com

Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad

Smoky BBQ sauce, salty bacon, and creamy Monterey Jack cheese come together in this quick, one-dish Monterey Chicken Skillet.

Monterey Chicken Skillet

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep is an easy, delicious, filling, and healthy daily lunch or dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep

This Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken from Jessica Gavin’s new cookbook is salty, sweet, and mouth-wateringly tender. BudgetBytes.com

Jessica Gavin’s Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup offers a deep, comforting, smoky flavor with simple ingredients and minimal effort. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This pot of Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables is a classic comfort food packed with enough vegetables to count as a well rounded meal. BudgetBytes.com

Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables

A quick and buttery herb pan sauce transforms these simple chicken thighs into decadent Herb Butter Chicken Thighs. BudgetBytes.com

Herb Butter Chicken Thighs

If you love bubble up casseroles but don’t love canned biscuits, you’ve got to try this from-scratch Enchilada Bubble Up Casserole. BudgetBytes.com

Enchilada Bubble Up Casserole

Use your leftover party dips to make a delicious lunch the next day, like these super creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

Prep the ingredients for these Greek Chicken Wraps to keep on hand to build fresh wraps or salads all week. BudgetBytes.com

Greek Chicken Wraps

This Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep includes Garlic Marinated Chicken and brightly flavored blistered tomatoes for a well rounded and delicious meal! BudgetBytes.com

Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep

A quick pan sauce drenches tender chicken thighs and thick pineapple slices in this easy Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken. BudgetBytes.com

Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken

This rich and tangy Chicken Piccata is a fast, easy, and elegant answer to dinner. With just a few ingredients and a lot of flavor! BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Chicken Piccata

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

This Chimichurri Chicken and Rice is a bright and vibrant summer meal that cooks in just one pot to make dinner fast and easy. BudgetBytes.com

Chimichurri Chicken and Rice

This meal-worthy Chicken and Mandarin Salad boasts sweet mandarin oranges, creamy avocado, crunchy almonds, and homemade sesame dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Chicken and Mandarin Salad with Simple Sesame Dressing

These Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are packed with colorful ingredients and deliciously tangy BBQ sauce! #ad BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This low and slow cooking method makes this Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful! BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

This Easy Orange Chicken cooks quickly in a skillet (no deep frying!) and uses only real, fresh ingredients. It's the perfect take-out fake-out. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Homemade Orange Chicken