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15-Minute Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes For No Stress Weeknights

A chicken dinner is usually the easiest one to pull off on weeknights when you just don't have the energy to cook something more elaborate. There are a ton of delicious chicken dinner recipes that are so easy, you can make them 15 minutes.


Instant Pot Orange Chicken (A Fork's Tale)

It would take Chinese delivery more time to get to your house than pulling off this Instant Pot Orange Chicken recipe from A Fork's Tale! This sweet and salty number is so comforting after a stressful day. Pair it with steamed veggies, rice or polenta for a complete satisfying meal. 

"I served it over a bed of  brown rice with a side of steamed broccoli. BAM! Magic in the kitchen. It was all gone in minutes. That is why I suggest you double the recipe if you make this. You will want leftovers the next day!"


  • 4 chicken breasts (Do not use thin breasts. They will dry out.)
  • ¾ cup favorite dark, sweet barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • ¾ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • chopped green onions for garnish

via Instant Pot Orange Chicken (A Fork's Tale)


Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken (Iowa Girl Eats)

This Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken recipe from Iowa Girl Eats is a great and tasty recipe to try especially if you want to prepare something healthy for the whole family. This can be served over salad greens, or a plate of pasta if you want something more filling. 

"While it may look fancy and like it takes a lot of time, this dish is really just a sauteed chicken breast topped with goodies then popped under the broiler for a few minutes."


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup pre-made bruschetta topping
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4oz mozzarella cheese, sliced (or 1 cup shredded)
  • baby spinach or pasta, for serving 

via Avocado, Mozzarella and Bruschetta Chicken (Iowa Girl Eats)


Cabbage Sauteed With Chicken (Cooktoria)

Cooktoria has a great chicken dinner recipe for those trying to stay off carbs - Cabbage Sauteed With Chicken. Because the bulk of the dish is made from cabbage, it's very healthy and filling. Paprika gives it a nice reddish color and a gentle spice kick, but you can adjust the amount if you want something less hot.

"Succulent cabbage sauteed with tender chicken and vegetables. Just a few ingredients and about 15 minutes of active time make up this delicious dinner. This is my #1 Best Recipe yet!"


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots (shredded)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt, pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley to garnish

via Cabbage Sauteed With Chicken (Cooktoria)

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:

If you're buying frozen chicken, check the whole package to make sure that it isn't freezer burnt. Choose frozen chicken that is rock hard.


Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.


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