27 quick and easy chicken recipes ready in under 30 minutes

Check out our 27 quick and easy chicken recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes. Light stir fries and salads, hearty broths and curries, we have chicken covered

Poached chicken with spring onion and ginger sauce

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.

Poached Chicken Recipe with Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce

Japanese chicken, broccoli and mushroom curry

Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal packed with chicken and veggies.

Japanese Chicken Curry Recipe with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Chargrilled chicken ramen

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.

Chicken Ramen Noodles Recipe

Peri-peri chicken mozzarella stacks with ‘macho’ peas

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. Check to make sure your peri-peri sauce doesn’t contain gluten.

Peri Peri Chicken with Mozzarella and Macho Peas

Chicken and mushroom noodle soup

Check out this easy chicken noodle soup recipe with punchy chilli, meaty shiitake mushrooms and fiery ginger – a simple low calorie midweek meal.

Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup Recipe

Chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad

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. 

Healthy chargrilled chicken chimmichurri salad

Chicken with agrodolce sauce

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.

Super-quick chicken and pea broth

This super-quick chicken and pea broth recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek meal

Chicken sesame noodles

Forget the take-away on a saturday night, this chicken noodle dish is super quick and much more healthy. The sesame seeds add a welcome crunch to the dish.

Chicken with a mustard crust

Chicken thighs are a great budget cut to use for family meals, or when you’re feeding a crowd. This clever one-pot is simmered with wine and topped with a crisp mustard breadcrumb crust.

West Indian chicken curry with cinnamon and tomatoes

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.

Crisp chicken with parmesan and prosciutto

A healthy and simple Italian dish that uses only four ingredients. Great for a last-minute dinner party main.

Cinnamon chicken bulgar pilaf

If you love quick dishes you’ll go mad for this easy pilaf. With chicken thighs, spinach, bulgar wheat and cinnamon, plus toasted nuts for texture.

Sticky lemon and chilli chicken noodles

Recreate a Chinese takeaway at home, with the bonus of knowing exactly what’s in it! This healthy noodle dish has a sticky lemon, chilli and honey sauce with plenty chunks of juicy chicken.

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

A quick idea for chicken breasts. This recipe for two includes an easy white bean and cabbage mix, so you’ll get those all-important greens in too.

Thai chicken noodle salad

Eating healthily doesn’t mean you have to miss out on big flavours. This chicken noodle salad is full of delicious, vibrant and colourful ingredients.

Thai butternut and chicken red curry

Whip up a delicious curry with butternut squash, chicken thighs, cherry tomatoes and coconut milk. This Thai recipe couldn’t be simpler and is perfect served with coconut rice.

Chicken with salsa verde

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.

Spiced chicken with lentils

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

Chicken laksa

A quick laksa recipe. Cook chicken and laksa paste in a pan with beansprouts, kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk for an easy and healthy Thai one pot.

Devilled chicken

This chicken dish is really easy but full of flavour. Serve with a baked potato and salad for a quick and comforting midweek meal.

Light chicken caesar

Enjoy creamy Caesar salad without the guilt. This light version uses half-fat crème fraîche, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard for an extra kick.

Quick chicken katsu

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

Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad

This Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad is quick and easy to make and a great way to use Jersey Royals

Chinese red-braised chicken

This Chinese-inspired chicken dish is quick, easy and perfect for a midweek meal. It’s called red-braised because of the colour given to it from the spices.

Churrasco chicken burgers

These churrasco chicken burgers make a quick and easy midweek meal for two that feels like a treat

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