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Chicken for dinner again? We’ve all been there. The family meal is a constant challenge, and one that many of us are responsible for every single day. And chicken recipes? Well, they can get a little stale if you don’t shake it up every now and then. I mean, you can only serve nuggets so many times before even the kids get bored, right? That’s why I’ve combed through my friends’ blog recipes to find the best easy chicken recipes with 5 ingredients or less. (I know, I know–technically, it should be “fewer.”) Because when it comes to busy weeknights and family dinners, quick, easy and delicious really can go hand-in-hand!
I’ll be updating often to keep the list growing, but we’re starting off with easy chicken recipes that go from quick sliders and kid-friendly flavors to crock pot dinners and even those coveted Instant Pot recipes. I’m loving mine, and I’m about to dive into air fryer territory, too. Anything to make a wholesome dinner at home a little easier, right? Not that I’m against takeout, but if we’re being honest, some nights I don’t even have the energy for that.
Now, you might have to cut me a tiny bit of wiggle room with the “5 ingredients or less” claim. I didn’t count salt and pepper, and in some cases olive oil, but I really didn’t stretch the rules much. Take a look, browse around, and find something for this week’s menu. Because when it comes to easy meals with only a few simple ingredients, each one of these chicken dinners really is a winner.
Easy Chicken Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less
Crispy Ranch Chicken Nuggets – Savoring the Good
Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken – A Grande Life
10-minute Pesto Chicken Pasta – ABCs and Garden Peas
Cajun Spice Stuffed Chicken Breasts – Divalicious Recipes (under 5 if you use a pre-made spice blend)
Baked Chicken with Feta Cheese and Red Peppers – Divalicious Recipes
Roasted Curry Chicken Thighs – The Rising Spoon
Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken – One Good Thing by Jillee
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders – Wholesome Yum
Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Breast – Wholesome Yum
Paleo Chicken Nuggets (Low-carb, gluten-free) – Wholesome Yum
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken – The Holy Mess
Crock Pot North Carolina BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches – Two Healthy Kitchens
Easy Chicken Florentine Casserole – Low-carb Yum
Italian Chicken Roll-ups – Mooshu Jenne
4-Ingredient Honey Lime Chili Chicken Thighs – Flavour and Savour
Ohio Sloppy Chicken Sandwich (Slow Cooker) – Mission to Save
Easy Peasy Snow Pea Salad – Deliciously Plated
Caesar Marinated Baked Chicken Legs – Melanie Cooks
Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken – Fun Money Moms
Fruit and Walnut Chicken Salad Sliders – ABCs and Garden Peas
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration for easy meals. Be sure to bookmark this post so you can see when it’s updated with even more easy chicken recipes that call for 5 ingredients or less.