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10 best chicken dinner recipes

Easy meals for dinner featuring chicken thighs, breast and mince.
Honey soy chicken

Life gets busy and on those hectic nights we need quick and easy meals we can turn to that will get us through the week. When you’re looking for a nutritious meal that doesn’t take you half the night to make, then chicken is a great place to start.

Chicken is high in protein and incredibly versatile so it works with a variety of different cuisines and cooking methods and most importantly doesn’t take too long to cook up into a delicious meal for dinner.

If you’re short on inspiration check out these 10 best chicken dinner recipes that are ideal for weeknight dinners.

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Grilled Tandoori chicken

Grilled Tandoori chicken

Spice things up with this baked chicken in a rich Tandoori marinade that adds plenty of flavour to this poultry-based dinner. Serve with steamed rice, fresh lime and papadums for a meal you’ll come back to time and again.

02

Mexican chicken wraps

Mexican chicken wraps

One meal renowned for its ease and freshness is a chicken wrap. Just grill up some chicken, add fresh vegies like avocado and tomato then wrap up in a flour tortilla and dinner is served. We’ve given this one a Mexican flair but you could try whichever flavours you prefer.

03

Chicken filled with leeks

Chicken filled with leeks

Stuff chicken breasts with leeks, breadcrumbs and prosciutto then roast until tender and serve with your favourite side dishes. Easy to create and even easier to enjoy this one is a must to add to your repertoire.

Honey soy chicken

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Honey soy chicken stir fry

Honey soy chicken stir fry

Weeknight meals don’t get much simpler than a vegie-packed chicken stir fry. With a touch of sweetness thanks to honey and the salty umami goodness of soy sauce, this honey soy chicken served with rice noodles is guaranteed to be your new go-to meal.

05

Mexican chicken salad

Mexican chicken salad

Nothing quite like a quick and nutritious chicken salad for dinner. This one has been made with Mexican flavours including chilli, avocado, corn, coriander and lime for a zesty creation to delight the senses.

Chicken laksa

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Chicken laksa

Chicken laksa

Chicken noodle soup is well known for its soothing and comforting properties and this chicken laksa is no different. Made with a simple paste it’s great to throw together on a weeknight when you want comfort food with ease.

07

Fried chicken with tabouli and chips

Fried chicken with tabouli and chips

You can’t beat chicken and chips as a classic meal guaranteed to get everyone at the table. Tender fried chicken thighs paired with a fresh tabouli salad is sure to impress even the fussiest of eaters.

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Chicken pesto pasta

Chicken pesto pasta

When it comes to quick weeknight dinners, grabbing a barbecue chicken on the way home is a great way to make life easier. Add some pasta, fresh tomatoes and pesto sauce and you have yourself a satisfying meal that will have everyone asking for more.

09

Chicken kofta

Chicken kofta

Tender and lightly-spiced kofta served with Lebanese bread, lettuce, yoghurt and beetroot dip is incredibly simple to put together and makes a great weeknight meal for the family.

Easy chicken parmigiana

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Easy chicken parmigiana

Easy chicken parmigiana

A collection of chicken dinners would not be complete without a classic chicken parmigiana. This one is exceptionally easy using premade chicken schnitzels, prepared sauce and topped with oozing melted mozzarella.

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Spicey Lime & Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Spicey Lime & Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Only a few simple ingredients are needed and in 35 minutes you’ll have a tasty meal with the right balance of zesty lime, sweet pineapple and spicy sriracha. Chunks of marinated chicken and pineapple pair together so perfectly it’s like they’re made for each other.

Brought to you by the Australian Chicken Meat Federation.

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