22 quick and easy chicken recipes
Try our super simple and speedy midweek meal ideas, from a quick sweet and sour chicken to wholesome ramen or vibrant salads, all ready in less than 30 minutes
Looking for a quick chicken curry? Want an easy jerk chicken recipe? Choose one of our chicken meals ready in under 30 minutes for last-minute dinner ideas, then check out our quick courgette lasagne, quick Thai green curry, quick cheat's fish pie and quick paneer and chickpea curry.
Quick and easy chicken recipes
Only 20 minutes of hands-on time is required to create this summery, Seville-inspired dish by Sabrina Ghayour. It calls for smoked sweet paprika, cumin seeds and oranges three ways: juice, zest and wedges.
Make a curry in half an hour. With coconut and sweet potato, this super speedy chicken curry is a tasty and filling midweek dish for four.
Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, seasonal mangetout and lentils. This quick and easy salad is low calorie and ready in 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.
Coat chicken pieces with jerk seasoning and cook over a hot griddle pan for some midweek heat ready in 20 minutes.
Stir-fry strips of chicken and red peppers in a wok with ginger, chilli and honey for a comforting midweek meal for two.
Check out our simple ramen recipe with chargrilled chicken, crunchy vegetables and noodles. This fresh and vibrant dish is easy to make, ready in 30 minutes and a great source of protein.
Get your family and friends around and tuck in to these Mexican chicken taquitos. They're easy to make and you can mix and match your fillings with different cheeses, fresh vegetables and salads. Serve with sour cream and our homemade salsa dip.
This takeaway classic might usually be deep-fried and packed with sugar, but our lighter take on a Friday-night favourite is just as (dare we say, more) satisfying, and ready in less than half an hour.
Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal packed with chicken and veggies.
Check out this easy chicken recipe with creamy mozzarella, roasted red peppers and punchy 'macho' peas, ready in just 30 minutes. Nando’s fans will love this lighter version of the restaurant classic.
Give your midweek meal a healthy lift with our 15-minute shredded chicken salad with juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber.
Tender poached chicken breast is topped with a fiery ginger and spring onion sauce in this easy midweek meal ready in 30 minutes. Check out more of our best spring onion recipes here.
Check out this easy chicken noodle soup recipe with punchy chilli, meaty shiitake mushrooms and fiery ginger - a simple low calorie midweek meal.
Try our gluten free recipe for chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad. This quick and easy dish serves 2 and it's low in calories, a great midweek meal.
Agrodolce means sweet and sour in Italian. Thin escalopes of chicken in a tomato, onion and red wine vinegar sauce makes for a punchy, super low-cal dish.
This super-quick chicken and pea broth recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is under 300 calories - perfect for a midweek meal.
Our chicken tray bake with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto makes a quick and easy midweek meal that's easily doubled or halved. Plus, it has just over 300 calories.
Katsu is a firm favourite for anyone who loves Japanese food. This version cuts out bread crumbing process and uses a ready-made paste, meaning that this can be on the table in 30 minutes - perfect for midweek.
Salsa verde is a rich, fragrant sauce made with basil, parsley, capers, garlic and olive oil. It's often served with steak or lamb but this lighter update uses chicken breasts and cannellini beans for a quick Italian supper.
This recipe for spiced chicken with lentils is quick, easy and under 500 calories - perfect for a midweek meal.
This Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad is quick and easy to make and a great way to use Jersey Royals.
This Greek chicken burger is a quick and easy meal for one for under 500 calories – perfect for a speedy midweek supper.