Want to know what to do with chicken breasts? Try one of our easy chicken breast recipes below. Low-fat and high-protein, chicken breast is great for a healthy dinner, so try our healthy chicken breast recipes, or put the whole chicken to use with our chicken thigh recipes.


Chicken breast recipes

Chicken supreme

Ready in just 25 minutes, this classic flavour-packed dish sees chicken breast slathered in a white wine and cream sauce with smoky lardons.

A plate filled with a chicken breast covered in a creamy sauce with a knife and fork and glass of water on a blue cloth with a beige stone background

Chicken fried rice

Use up any left-over chicken breast in this speedy rice dish – perfect for when time is of the essence.

a bowl of fried rice with chunks of chicken and peas topped with hot sauce and a pair of chopsticks

Almond-crusted chicken with marinated kale and sumac salad

Make this salad to reset at the start of the new year – it’s filling, crunchy, fresh, vibrant, and good for you. It packs well for lunchboxes, too.

Green bowl with almond-crusted chicken and kale sumac salad with cutlery on the side

Chicken burrito bowl

Get on top of meal prepping with this fuss-free burrito bowl – packed with chicken, sweetcorn, black beans and rice.

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A bowl filled with sliced chicken, veg and rice next to a small plate of chopped herbs

Cajun chicken supreme

Chicken supreme – a skin-on chicken breast with the top of the shoulder bone left in – is pepped up with a spicy cajun seasoning to make a speedy weeknight dinner you’ll keep coming back to.

A grey background with two white plates topped with green salad leaves, halved tomatoes and slices of cooked chicken

Cumin-crusted chicken with kale salad and hummus dressing

A clever way to make chicken that little bit more exciting. Serve with a drizzle of hummus and white wine vinegar dressing.

Cumin-Crusted Chicken with Kale Salad on two Plates

Hunter's chicken

Chicken breast is wrapped in streaky bacon, smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with molten cheese to make a truly comforting classic.

A plate of mash topped with hunter's chicken on a wooden background, with a small pot of BBQ sauce on the side

Chicken schnitzel

For a colourful chicken dish to add to your midweek dinner repertoire, serve crispy chicken schnitzel alongside a colourful side of quick-pickled radishes, flavoured with dill, cucumber and fennel.

Sliced chicken schnitzel with a side of pink radishes

Miso kale, pomegranate and chicken salad

Make our nourishing yet vibrant chicken salad for a flavoursome meal for four.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe with Miso Kale

Chicken kievs

Tender chicken breast, pools of garlic butter and a crispy golden coating sure sounds good, so why not make it for tonight’s dinner? Serve with golden chips, rocket salad and lemon wedges for squeezing.

Chicken kiev with chips and greens

Turmeric chicken

Make chicken breasts that little bit more exciting by chucking turmeric, smoked paprika, crispy chickpeas and baby spinach into the mix. Serve with lemony yogurt and toasted pittas.

Two plates of spiced chicken with lemon wedges on the side

Chicken parmigiana

Try our quick and easy take on classic chicken parmigiana. Breaded chicken escalopes are baked with a topping of rich tomato sauce, basil and cheesy layer of mozzarella and parmesan. Ready in just 30 minutes, it makes for a super comforting midweek meal.

Breaded chicken escalope topped with tomato sauce and cheese, served with salad

Chicken kiev traybake

Turn this family favourite into a chicken traybake with a garlicky, herby dressing for an all-in-one midweek meal.

Chicken Kiev Recipe Chicken Traybake

Nepalese chicken choyela

Create a spicy and flavourful chicken dinner for the whole family. A popular street food all over Nepal, choyela is particularly famous in Kathmandu where it originated from.

Chicken choyela

Poached chicken with spring onion and ginger sauce

Tender poached chicken breast is topped with a fiery ginger and spring onion sauce. The sauce makes more than you’ll need but it will keep in the fridge for a week and can be used to perk up noodles, scrambled eggs or a bowl of plain rice. Check out more of our best spring onion recipes here.

Poached Chicken Recipe with Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce

Prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast with puy lentils

Try this impressive chicken dish, served on a bed of fresh greens. The prosciutto combination is the perfect way to wow your guests at your next dinner party.

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Recipe With Puy Lentils

Chicken saag

Put down the takeaway menu and pick up an apron! This chicken curry is ready in 45 minutes (we reckon we’d beat the delivery person to the table) and is super easy to make. Chicken breasts work well here as they are low in fat (this recipe is only 330 cals per serving), and they take on the flavours of the spices to make a hearty, warming curry.

Healthy Curry Chicken Saag in a Casserole Dish

Chicken paillard

Try this easy paillard of chicken, flattened to make a thin escalope. Pan-fried and served with red peppers and anchovies, it's a speedy and healthy meal for two

Chicken paillard escalope, topped with red peppers

Peri-peri chicken mozzarella stacks with ‘macho’ peas

Check out this easy chicken recipe with creamy mozzarella, roasted red peppers and punchy 'macho' peas. Nando’s fans will love this lighter version of the restaurant classic using chicken breasts. Check to make sure your peri-peri sauce doesn’t contain gluten.

Peri Peri Chicken with Mozzarella and Macho Peas

Pan-fried chicken with peas and tarragon

This rich and peppery pan-fried chicken dish is absolutely packed full of flavour and would make a great quick and easy mid-week meal for two.

Chicken In Tarragon Sauce With Peas

Warm red pepper hummus with coriander chicken breasts

Want an easy midweek dinner that's high in protein? Try our pan-fried coriander chicken breast recipe with vibrant, homemade red pepper hummus.

Chicken and hummus on a plate

Quick-roast chicken with tomatoes, chickpeas and tarragon

Your turn to do the washing up? How about this one-tray quick roast, spiked with Mediterranean flavours. Tinned chickpeas are already cooked and ready to eat, so they take very little time to heat through. When mixed with aniseed-like tarragon and sweet cherry tomatoes, the chicken doesn’t need to work hard at all hard to make this dish a family favourite.

Quick Roast Chicken Tray Bake Recipe

Lighter chicken curry

Check out our easy chicken curry recipe with low-fat coconut milk, punchy madras paste and crunchy sugar snap peas. This flavoursome curry is low in calorie and gluten free

Light Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken fajitas

Check out this flavour packed recipe for these next-level chicken fajitas. Our cookery writer Adam Bush shares his tips and tricks to getting this classic family meal right, every time.

Chicken Fajitas served in a blue enamel dish with onions and peppers. Wraps, cheese, soured cream and guacamole surrounding the main dish

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

This is a fancy version of plain old chicken breast – perfect if you’re cooking for friends. The charred chicken takes on a smoky flavour that works well with creamy beans and buttery cabbage. It's ready in 25 minutes, which leaves more time for catching up!

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

Lime and chilli chicken sandwich with Greek yogurt guacamole

Consider this your new healthy burger. This recipe serves one, so make it into a midweek sofa supper. Coriander, lime and creamy avocado work wonders with this marinated chilli-spiked chicken.

Lime and chilli chicken sandwich with Greek yogurt guacamole

Butterflied ras el hanout chicken breast with chopped salad

Check out this North African inspired recipe, butterflied chicken ras el hanout. This dish is low in calories, gluten free and packed full of flavour... an easy midweek meal.

Ras El Hanout Chicken Recipe with Chopped Salad

Griddled chicken with red rice salad and mango dressing

Try something light, exotic and easy with our griddled chicken breast salad with a sweet-juicy mango dressing. This colourful salad can be done quickly and is low in calories. A perfect lunch time bite.

Chicken and Mango Salad Dressing Recipe with Rice

Chicken tikka burritos

Check out our quick and easy Indian burrito recipe with tikka-marinated chicken. Serve this simple recipe with ready made rice, a simple homemade yogurt dip and warmed rotis.

Chicken Burrito Recipe

Spiced chicken with lentils

This recipe for spiced chicken with lentils is quick, easy and under 500 calories - perfect for a midweek meal.

Spiced Chicken and Lentils Recipe

Chipotle pulled chicken with slaw

This recipe uses the traditional dried Mexican chilli to bring a smoky kick to your chicken and is perfectly balanced with the fresh coleslaw. The dish is easy to make, low in calories and ready within the hour.

Pulled Chicken Recipe

Sesame chicken, pickled red cabbage and sushi rice salad

Another poached, Asian-inspired recipe using chicken breast – this time, pairing it with crunchy red cabbage, carrot and a rice vinegar dressing. If you love sushi but are not sure where to start, this is a good recipe to try.

Sesame chicken, pickled red cabbage and sushi rice salad

Healthy chicken Caesar

An all-time classic, only lighter. This recipe uses cooked chicken breast (or leftover roast chicken) and is ready in only 20 minutes. There’s not an anchovy in sight, either.

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Chicken with agrodolce sauce

Agrodolce means sweet and sour in Italian, and it works really well with chicken breasts. In this recipe, they are flattened and seared in a really hot pan to get a crisp, golden crust. Sugar and vinegar are the base for this sweet and sour sauce with cherry tomatoes and red onion. Serve with roast potatoes or mash for a more comforting supper.

Pollo in agrodolce (chicken in cider vinegar sauce)

Caribbean chicken curry with cinnamon and tomatoes

West Indian chicken curry in 30 minutes. Sweet potato and coconut milk add a sweetness that’s balanced with the heat from the curry powder.

Wide dish of Caribbean chicken and sweet potato chicken

Asian chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

Looking for a healthy alternative to beef burgers? Try these Asian-inspired bun-less chicken burgers. The pickled red cabbage on the side adds an extra fresh kick.

Healthy Chicken Burgers Recipe With Pickled Red Cabbage

Chicken enchiladas

This Tex-Mex favourite is a cosy-comforting recipe that's guaranteed to pep-up your day. Our cheese-topped oven baked dish will leave you full and with a slight spicy kick in your mouth.

Chicken enchiladas

Chicken and sweetcorn dumpling soup

Try this easy-to-follow recipe for chicken soup at its heartwarming best. With noodles and wanton dumplings, this Asian-flavoured broth is both light and filling.

Two bowls of chicken, sweetcorn and noodle soup

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