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Quick Chicken Dinner Ideas

Brilliant Ideas for Delightfully Delicious Quick Chicken Dinner

Are you looking for quick and delicious dinner recipes? Here are some delightful chicken recipes that you can prepare within no time for the weekend dinner parties or family get-together.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018
In today's busy schedule, it happens quite often that we don't have enough time to plan for a lengthy dinner. In such a situation, what could be a better idea other than preparing easy and fast-to-cook dishes that require minimum ingredients.

One of the most versatile dinner ingredient is chicken. In comparison to other non-vegetarian dishes, chicken does not require much cooking time. If you are running out of time and looking for a quick dinner recipe, you can try the following tasty chicken recipes.
Chicken Chili
Chicken Chili
  • Vegetable oil, 2 tbsp.
  • Ground cumin, ½ tsp.
  • Fresh hot chili pepper, 2 tsp.
  • Hot pepper flakes, 1 tsp.
  • Bell peppers, sliced, 3
  • Chicken breasts, cut into cubes, 4
  • Garlic cloves, minced, 2
  • Onions, chopped, 2
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice, 3 tbsp.
  • Dried oregano, ½ tsp.
  • Salt and pepper as per taste

In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil and add garlic. Stir and add onion, bell strips, cumin, oregano, pepper flakes and chili pepper. Stir well, cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes over a medium heat. After the peppers turn tender, add the chicken cubes and lemon juice. Cover and stir occasionally, cook for about 10-15 minutes until the chicken becomes soft. Sprinkle salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with bread or plain rice.
Hot and Spicy Chicken wings
Hot and Spicy Chicken wings
  • Onion powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Hot sauce, 2 tbsp.
  • Jalapeño peppers, chopped, 2 tbsp.
  • Chicken wings, 1 lb.
  • Tomato sauce, 1 can
  • Hot pepper flakes, 2 tbsp.
  • Garlic powder, 1 tbsp.

In a large mixing bowl, combine together the jalapeño peppers, tomato sauce, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, onion powder and garlic powder. Take a baking sheet and spray a no-stick baking spray lightly. Place the chicken wings and cover with the sauce mixture. Bake at 375 °F for about 25 minutes. Serve with celery and cheese toppings.
Chicken and Rice Recipe
Chicken and Rice
  • Water, 1½ cups
  • Sour cream, ½ cup
  • Olive oil, 2 tbsp.
  • Long-grain rice, 6 oz.
  • Medium-sized onion, chopped, 1
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, 4
  • Fresh mushroom, sliced, 8 oz.
  • Broccoli, chopped, ½ cup
  • Butter, 1 tbsp.
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, ½ cup
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste

In a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and butter, add onions and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. To this, add sliced mushroom and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken and mushroom. Add rice, broccoli, salt, pepper and water in the skillet. Following this, add the cooked mushroom and chicken on top of the rice and broccoli.

Cook over a medium heat until the mixture boils. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes. Stir well in order to mix rice, broccoli and chicken. Add sour cream on the top of the mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle the grated cheese and let it stand for about 3-4 minutes. When the cheese melts completely, stir again and serve hot.
These recipes require minimum effort and can be made with ordinary ingredients available in the kitchen. Moreover, one can seldom go wrong with chicken preparations. So go ahead and serve your family with a chicken delight tonight and do let me know how it was.
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