12 Easy Skillet Chicken Dinners

You can never have too many easy chicken recipes in your back pocket. Here are 12 of our favorite recipes made in a skillet, from Cheesy Bruschetta Cutlets to Chicken Fajitas.

12 Skillet Chicken Dinners

There never seem to be enough chicken recipes, am I right?

Here, we’ve put together some of our favorites for your weeknight (or weekend!) inspiration. They all have an eye toward expedience and efficiency, and are easily made in one skillet.

  • Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Cutlets

    Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Cutlets in a stainless steel skillet
    Coco Morante

    A favorite appetizer transitions to a main course, with parmesan and mozzarella and chicken cutlets.

  • Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

    Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

    The pantry is your friend for this dish—canned tomatoes, capers, anchovies and olives, in particular! They come together to make this quick and flavorful skillet chicken puttanesca.

  • Crispy Curried Chicken Thighs with Wilted Greens

    Curried Chicken Thighs with Wilted Greens
    Sabrina Modelle

    Dark leafy and bitter greens pair well with these crispy curried chicken thighs. They're loaded with fresh herbs, green onions, garlic and ginger.

  • Pasta Skillet with Chicken Sausage, Cheese & Spinach

    Skillet Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Cheese & Spinach
    Lisa Lin

    It might be sausage, but it's still chicken! Here, it’s paired with cheese, pasta and spinach. Hard to go wrong.

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  • Chicken Fajitas

    Chicken Fajitas Recipe
    Elise Bauer

    Quickly sear the chicken on the stovetop, followed by onions and peppers. Warm up some tortillas, pile up some toppings, and dinner is ready.

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

    Easy chicken tikka masala served over basmati rice in bowl
    Lisa Lin

    This staple of Indian restaurants is surprisingly easy to make at home with a few spices, a can of tomatoes, and some yogurt.

  • Skillet Chicken with Baby Bok Choy

    Skillet Chicken with Bok Choy
    Coco Morante

    When properly cooked, baby bok choy offers a combination of crisp and soft textures. Add some chicken breasts in a quick sauce and dinner is served.

  • Skillet Chermoula Chicken

    Skillet Chermoula Chicken
    Elise Bauer

    Never heard of Chermoula? It’s a North African herb sauce with cilantro, parsley, cumin and coriander and a great foil for chicken thighs. Serve with couscous.

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  • Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter Style Chicken)

    Chicken Cacciatore
    Elise Bauer

    This Italian hunter-style chicken dish is a simple braise involving tomatoes, garlic, onion and wine. It takes a little more time to cook, so save it for a night when you won't feel rushed.

  • One Pot Chicken and Orzo

    Skillet Chicken and Orzo
    Elise Bauer

    Chicken breasts cook on top of a bed of orzo and onions. Serve this all right in the pan in cooks in.

  • Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

    Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
    Aaron Hutcherson

    Scampi is usually associated with shrimp and shellfish, but chicken works just as well when cooked with butter, olive oil, lemon juice and white wine.

  • Spicy Orange Marinated Chicken

    Spicy Orange Marinated Chicken
    Sally Vargas

    Boneless thighs are pounded thin and marinated. In twenty minutes you’ve got a spicy, orangey chicken dish to serve with some Spanish rice.