Quick chicken dinner ideas
Try our speediest chicken dinners, ready in just 30 minutes or less and perfect for a midweek meal. Featuring spicy curry, pizza, jerk chicken and rich pasta.
Need to get dinner on the table quickly? We have the perfect speedy chicken recipes that will help you cook up a brilliant meal in a flash – great for those busy weeknights.
Whether you have 15, 20 or 30 minutes to work with, we have a quick chicken main that will do the trick. We've included healthier options that are low in calories and fat, plus budget-saving dinners using thrifty chicken thighs and leftover roast chicken.
For our ultimate speedy chicken dinners, see our quick chicken collection.
Under 15 minutes
Chicken with crushed harissa chickpeas
This colourful, protein-packed plate of chicken with crushed harissa chickpeas will be on the table in just 15 minutes. Use a rolling pin and baking parchment to flatten the chicken breast, it’ll cook super-quick under the grill. This za'atar-spiced meal is low in calories, healthy and gluten-free – truly feel-good food.
For more inspiration, visit our grilled chicken recipe collection.
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Quick chicken hummus bowl
Assemble this quick chicken hummus bowl in just 10 minutes for our easiest ever chicken dinner. Combine mixed grains with a simple dressing, then pile on cooked chicken, avocado and hummus. To stretch this recipe further, make extra for a packed lunch the next day. This chicken bowl is a great healthy option, containing three of your five-a-day.
For more nutritious dinners, see our healthy chicken collection.
Speedy green chicken curry
For a curry in a hurry, our speedy green chicken curry is an absolute must. This fragrant one-pot is packed with chicken, green beans and basmati rice, and seasoned with Thai green curry paste, zingy lime, basil and peppercorns. This easy recipe serves four and is perfect for freezing, too.
For more easy family meals see our chicken one-pot recipes.
Chicken & egg fried rice
Clear out the fridge with our thrifty chicken & egg fried rice. This recipe calls for cooked chicken, meaning it's a great opportunity to use up leftovers from a Sunday roast. Cold rice works best, so cook it the night before, then leave it in the fridge overnight – 250g uncooked rice will give you the quantity you need.
For more ways with leftovers, see our leftover chicken collection.
Under 20 minutes
Chicken tikka masala pizzas
Our chicken tikka masala pizzas combine two classic family favourites for a moreish end result. Pile spiced chicken and peppers on ready-made naan bread, then balance the heat with dollops of mango chutney and natural yogurt. Simply stir-fry the meat and veg, heat the naans and assemble in under 20 minutes.
See our chicken breast collection for more recipes.
Easy teriyaki chicken
Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs in our easy teriyaki chicken for a budget-friendly alternative to chicken breasts. Stir-fry chicken with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey and rice wine vinegar for a simple sauce. Serve this sticky Asian-style teriyaki chicken with white rice and steamed bok choi or spring greens.
For more ways to use this versatile cut, see our chicken thigh collection.
Jerk chicken burger
Embrace the flavours of the Caribbean with our jerk chicken burger. Spice chicken breasts with Jamaican-inspired jerk seasoning and griddle for 4-5 mins on each side. Pile mango, tomato and a handful of lettuce on a bun and serve with mayo and ketchup. These healthy burgers are low in calories and fat.
For more Caribbean-inspired recipes, see our jerk chicken collection.
Under 30 minutes
Easy chicken fajitas
Pile your favourite toppings on these easy chicken fajitas for a customisable midweek meal the family will love. Our vibrant spice mix includes smoked paprika, ground coriander, cumin and garlic. Warm soft tortillas in the oven while stir-frying the chicken and vegetables, then serve with fresh salsa and salad.
For more Mexican-inspired recipes, see our fajitas collection.
Our creamy chicken alfredo is an indulgent pasta loaded with cheesy sauce. This classic family favourite comes together in just 25 minutes. Combine shredded chicken with our easy alfredo sauce and fettuccine or tagliatelle. Finish by serving with extra parmesan, a scattering of parsley and fresh black pepper.
See our chicken pasta collection for more ideas.
Sweet potato & chicken curry
This top-rated sweet potato & chicken curry combines rogan josh curry paste with chunky veg and chicken thighs for a filling supper. Serve this robust curry with rice and naan breads. This easy curry is a great way to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.
For more inspiration, see our chicken curry recipes.
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