These delicious chicken breast skillet recipes are all easy and quick to make and are perfect for easy weeknight family meals. From marinated chicken, to curries, pastas and frittatas, you'll find something you love here!
If you are looking for inspiration for your family weeknight dinners, then you are in the right place!
All of these chicken breast recipes are all cooked in one skillet so clean up is a breeze, and most of these recipes are ready to serve in around 30 minutes. Exactly what you need after a busy day!
These recipes are ones that I enjoy on the regular, so I know you'll find something here you love, and be sure to check out all my top tips to guarantee the most perfectly cooked chicken every single time!
If these chicken skillet recipes aren't your thing, be sure to check out my other chicken recipes on the site!
- Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
- Spicy Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets
- Slow Roasted Chicken
- Thai Chicken and Rice Soup
- Honey Mustard Wings
- Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Can you use thighs instead of breast?
In all of these recipes, chicken breast is easily swapped for thighs if that's what you have to hand. Just be aware that chicken thigh will take slightly longer to cook through, but otherwise you are good to go!
Fresh or frozen?
Raw chicken shouldn't be kept in the fridge for more than 2 days, so freezing it is a really convenient option, you just have to remember to defrost it before using!
How to freeze chicken
Remove the chicken pieces from it's original packaging and place into sealable freezer bags. Remove as much air as you can. Frozen chicken will keep well for up to 9 months.
How to thaw chicken
The best way to thaw chicken is in the fridge. You need to plan ahead a little, but you will get the best results thawing it slowly this way. If you've forgotten to take your chicken breast out of the freezer, keep the chicken in it's bag and place it into a large bowl of water, weighed down with a bowl or plate. Change the water every 30 minutes and it will be perfectly defrosted in around an hour and a half.
Reheating cooked chicken
Cooked chicken will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. It can be sliced and enjoyed cold on salads, or you can reheat it. Be aware that cooked chicken should only be reheated once.
Reheat chicken breast in a preheated oven at 350F / 180c. Place a couple of tablespoons of water in the baking dish with the chicken and cover it with foil. It will take around 20 minutes to heat through, depending on the thickness of the cut.
One of my best kitchen investments has been an oven-proof skillet, it's easily the most used piece of kit I have in my cupboards! Mine is fairly deep so it allows me to cook all kinds of meals. A cast iron skillet will do the job nicely too.
To get perfectly cooked chicken, an instant read thermometer is a must.
Tips and Notes
- For the best quality chicken, buy organic and air chilled if you can.
- For the tenderest chicken, let it come up to room temperature before cooking it.
- Cooked chicken breast will be an even white color throughout when you slice it.
- For best results use an instant read thermometer so that you don't over or undercook the chicken. It should register at 165F.
- Let your chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing it. This allows the juice to redistribute so it's super tasty and succulent.
The Best Easy Chicken Skillet Recipes
Add some spice and flavor to your meals with this super easy one pan chicken skillet recipe. Simple to make, this chorizo chicken is ready to serve in around 30 minutes, and you just need a few simple ingredients.
This simple honey sriracha chicken is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. Serve over rice for a super quick weeknight meal.
Chicken breasts are marinated in a lemon and rosemary sauce before being cooked in a skillet on the stovetop.
This Asian inspired creamy and rich chicken is vibrant in both flavor and color.
Honey and mustard are a classic flavor combination. The marinated chicken is cooked in a skillet for a quick and easy dinner.
This simple recipe only requires 2 ingredients! Chicken breasts are baked with cranberry sauce for a sweet and tangy dinner.
This coconut curry comes together quick and easily and is best served on a bed of rice.
Marinated with lemon and oregano, these chicken breasts are fresh and flavorful and are ready to serve in minutes.
This creamy pasta dish is perfect comfort food. Simple to make in your skillet and packed with flavor.
Poaching chicken is so easy and produces the most delicious flavors. This Asian inspired dish is easy to make in your skillet.
Perfect for meal prep or a quick and easy dinner, this frittata is low carb and high in protein.
Sweet and tangy this 5 ingredients chicken dinner is a perfect choice after a busy day.
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