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25 Healthy Chicken Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes (Or Less!)

Low on time but don’t want to compromise flavor? Look no further.
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Is it just me or does it feel like there are never enough hours in the day? If you find yourself low on time but still wanting to make something homemade (and delicious) for your next meal, then you are not alone. Thankfully, we have some simple solutions to this problem—25, to be exact. The key to making healthy and delicious quick chicken recipes is to embrace shortcuts. Find the best quality rotisserie chicken, stock up on healthy canned foods, and taste pre-made sauces to discover your favorites.

This list of 25 super-fast recipes includes burgers that are dressed with a scrumptious tomato aioli, skillet options that are perfect for throwing together at the last minute, and other delicious options that will please your whole family. The best part? You can make all of these chicken recipes in 15 minutes or less! Promise! And if you're looking for more healthy, easy recipes, bookmark 50+ Meals You Can Make Ahead & Freeze for Later.


Low-Calorie Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Low-calorie nachos with chicken and black beans
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you're craving some cheesy, delicious nachos that you can make quickly, this recipe is perfect. You'll get a healthy dose of protein with the chicken and black beans, and you can top it off with whatever you're craving.

Get our recipe for Chicken Nachos.


Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich

Chicken pineapple sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You'll love the flavors of this pineapple sandwich. Cooking the chicken and preparing the sandwich takes under 15 minutes, but you'll want to make sure you marinate the chicken beforehand because that is what takes more time.

Get our recipe for Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich.


Chicken Scaloppine

Paleo chicken scaloppine
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This chicken scaloppine recipe is a classic Italian recipe and super simple to make. This chicken dish is also packed with nutritional value and flavor, making it a great recipe to enjoy on your own or share with others.

Get our recipe for Chicken Scaloppine.


Breakfast Hash with Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast hash with sweet potato and chicken sausage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This breakfast hash gives you a nice protein boost, whether you enjoy it in the morning or for a breakfast-themed dinner. The combination of sweet potatoes, eggs, and chicken sausage keeps your protein count high but your calorie count low.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Hash.


Chicken Fajita Burritos

Healthy chicken fajita burrito
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The secret behind these easy-to-make chicken fajita burritos? Shredded rotisserie chicken! Stuffed with sliced bell peppers, black beans, and low-fat Jack cheese, these burritos are the perfect meal to quickly whip up during those busy weeknights.

Get our recipe for Chicken Fajita Burrito.


Chicken Burgers With Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

Chicken burger with sundried tomato aolia
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to beef burgers, and are tired of ho-hum turkey variations, then be sure to try out this delicious chicken burger recipe. Made using chopped sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, and fresh rosemary, these burgers will only taste like they took you hours to make.

Get our recipe for Chicken Burgers With Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli.


Chinese Chicken Salad

Healthy chinese chicken salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This Chinese-inspired chicken salad recipe proves that salad definitely does not have to be boring. Full of chopped cabbage, toasted almonds, shredded rotisserie chicken, and juicy Mandarin oranges, this recipe may just become your lunchtime go-to. Hint: If you are not buying Mandarin oranges fresh, be sure to pick up the canned version that is stored in water not syrup, it will have less sugar.

Get our recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad.

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Chimichurri Sauce

Healthy grilled chicken sandwich with chimichurri
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Grilled chicken sandwiches—a simple meal option that works well for either lunch or dinner. In this recipe, grilled chicken is dressed in a zesty chimichurri sauce that adds both flavor and color to this healthy dish.

Get our recipe for Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Chimichurri Sauce.


Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde

Chicken tacos with salsa verde
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This incredibly easy recipe will have you wishing that every night was "Taco Tuesday." Made using crumbled Cotija cheese, minced onion, fresh cilantro, and shredded rotisserie chicken, this scrumptious dinner dish takes just mere minutes to put together.

Get our recipe for Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde.


Chicken Teriyaki

teriyaki chicken
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Sauteed to perfection and dressed in a mouthwatering teriyaki sauce, this chicken teriyaki dish is one you will definitely want to add to your recipe arsenal. Serve it with steamed broccoli and white rice for a satisfying meal.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.


Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

garlic butter chicken bites
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

With this tasty garlic butter chicken bites recipe, you are just a few ingredients, and a handful of minutes, away from a delectable dish that will impress the whole family. Serve with sautéed vegetables and lightly seasoned rice for a perfect at-home meal.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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Chicken and Vegetable Ramen Stir Fry

chicken stir fry
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

This delicious chicken and vegetable ramen stir fry recipe is not only convenient but may also be a whole lot healthier than takeout variations. Chock full of baby corn, bamboo shoots, broccoli florets, and red bell pepper, this colorful dish works well for either lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.


Honey Mustard Chicken Skillet

honey mustard chicken
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

If you are a fan of honey mustard then you are going to absolutely love this honey mustard chicken skillet recipe that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes. All you need is boneless chicken, tangy dijon mustard, and some sweet honey to make this finger-licking meal. This recipe pairs well with garlicky rice or alongside some homemade mac and cheese.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.


Miso Coconut Chicken Ramen

miso coconut ramen
Courtesy of I Am A Food Blog

What's cozier than a steamy bowl of warm ramen? Made using an irresistible mixture of ginger, white miso paste, mushrooms, and coconut milk, this quick recipe uses an Instant Pot to help cut down cooking time.

Get the recipe from I Am A Food Blog.


Chicken Pesto Quesadilla

chicken pesto quesadilla
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

Can't decide whether or not you want Italian or Mexican food for dinner? Well, why not have both!? This chicken pesto quesadilla, which is packed with shredded rotisserie chicken, fresh spinach, and creamy melted cheddar, is the perfect combination of bright flavors mixed with comforting textures. We imagine that this quesadilla would pair wonderfully with a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup or a side of lemon rice.

Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps

buffalo chicken wraps
Courtesy of These Seasoned Mom

All you need is shredded rotisserie chicken, buffalo sauce, and tortillas to make this uber easy recipe that is sure to hit the spot. We love this dish not only because it takes only a handful of minutes to make, but also because it is so customizable. Feel free to get creative and add tasty toppings, such as crumbled feta, sliced avocado, and chopped spinach, to it.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.


Creamy Lemon Chicken Breast

creamy lemon chicken
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

No, you're not dreaming—this recipe really only takes ten minutes to make. This chicken dish's delicate lemon sauce, made using lemon juice, dijon mustard, and parmesan cheese, couples wonderfully with spaghetti or a side of sauteed string beans. Hint: Boil your pasta while the chicken is pan-frying to really cut down on time in the kitchen.

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.


Cowboy Caviar Chicken

cowboy caviar chicken
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Need to put together a quick and healthy meal but are low on time? Be sure to try out this cowboy caviar chicken recipe which can be made in a blink of an eye. This dish doesn't have any actual caviar in it, but instead features rotisserie chicken topped with a zesty mixture of canned corn, black beans, and diced red onion. Serve with a side of microwave-steamed baby potatoes and you are good to go!

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Air-fryer chicken parmesan
Courtesy of Julies Eats and Treats

Oh, air fryers, how we love you so! Use this handy kitchen tool to create a famous Italian-American dish that tastes like it came right out of the restaurant kitchen. Hint: Homemade who? Opt for store-bought tomato sauce and pre-shredded cheese to help make this recipe a breeze.

Get the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats.


Mango Lime Chicken with Rice and Beans

mango chicken
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

Mango is one of those ingredients that can help liven up any meal. In this specific recipe, juicy mango, lime, and garlic come together to create a seriously tasty dish. You'll never have to eat boring chicken again.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.


Chicken Tostadas

chicken tostadas
Courtesy of Cupcakes and Kale

This recipe, which requires minimal prep time and next to no cooking, is a perfect dinner dish to whip up when you are low on time. Just set out your cooked chicken (shredded rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked strips work great!) along with an array of tasty toppings, such as shredded cheese, refried beans, and sliced avocado, to create a DIY tostada bar, and you're good to go!

Get the recipe from Cupcakes and Kale.


Cashew Chicken

cashew chicken
Courtesy of Le Creme De La Crumb

Serve this cashew chicken dish over a bed of brown rice for a meal that is not only quick to make but is also packed with flavor and nutrients.

Get the recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb.


Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

Thai chicken noodles
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

This one-pan, 12-minute recipe for Thai-inspired chicken peanut noodles may just become your next dinner recipe go-to. Made using minced chicken meat, red curry paste, soy sauce, peanut butter, coconut milk, and instant noodles, this filling dish is sure to impress.

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.


Chicken Tortilla Soup

tortilla soup
Courtesy of I Am A Food Blog

What we love so much about this Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup is not only that it can be made in just 15 minutes, but also that it is so wonderfully customizable. Feel free to let loose and top your soup with shredded cheese, sliced avocado, chopped green onion, and a dollop of sour cream.

Get the recipe from I Am A Food Blog.


Spicy Korean Chicken

Korean chicken
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

Dazzle your taste buds with this effortless spicy Korean chicken recipe that can be made in just 15 minutes. Served over rice or alongside steamed vegetables, this dish is sure to blow you away. Hint: If you like your sauce to be thinner, be sure to omit the corn starch.

Get the recipe from Avery Cooks.

Whether you're new to cooking or a seasoned veteran, finding recipes you enjoy can be difficult. Not only that, but finding the time and energy after a busy day to cook an extensive meal can feel daunting. That's why this list of 25 chicken recipes is helpful. All of these recipes are easy to make, full of flavor, and can be cooked in 15 minutes or less. You can enjoy these meals yourself or share them with the family. Either way, you'll be able to enjoy some delicious chicken with very little effort.

An original version of this article was published in May 2022.

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