Boneless Chicken Breasts: Healthy and Versatile

Economical and Easy Meals Are Ready in Minutes

Chicken With Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Chicken With Creamy Parmesan Sauce. Diana Rattray

Boneless chicken breasts fit into almost any meal plan. They're economical, low in fat, easy to prepare and are part of a varied array of recipes. If you can't find boneless chicken breasts on sale, the packaged frozen ones available in most stores are usually an excellent value. They're perfect for salads, skillet dinners, casseroles and pasta dishes, and they work well in many slow-cooker recipes. Several of these recipes are favorites that qualify as comfort food. 

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    Fried chicken breasts
    Diana Rattray

     These easy fried chicken breasts are easy and flavorful. Use thin chicken breast cutlets or slice larger chicken breasts to make cutlets.

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    Creamy Chicken With Mushrooms
    Creamy Chicken With Mushrooms Photo: Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts are cubed and then cooked with mushrooms and a cream sauce. Serve the chicken with rice, over split biscuits or in puff pastry shells.

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    Creamy chicken basil
    Diana Rattray

    This is another quick skillet recipe for chicken breasts. The chicken is enhanced with an extremely easy pesto and cream sauce.

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    Chicken Marsala
    Diana Rattray

    This chicken breast recipe is unbelievably quick and easy, and the flavor is incredible. Use sweet or dry Marsala wine in the recipe and serve with angel hair pasta or rice.

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    sweet and sour chicken breasts
    Diana Rattray

     A flavorful sweet and sour sauce flavors this easy chicken.  Ginger, orange juice, and green onions are among the ingredients. Serve the chicken with rice and sliced pineapples or steamed broccoli.

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    Chicken With Bacon
    Diana Rattray

    This easy skillet chicken recipe takes just minutes to prepare and cook, and the bacon gives it lots of great smoky flavor. The tasty sour cream sauce finishes this quick and easy chicken dish perfectly.

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    Chicken with Creamy Sauce with Herbs
    Diana Rattray

     Boursin cheese, fresh herbs, and mushrooms team up to make an easy and convenient sauce for these simple sauteed chicken breasts.

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    oven barbecued chicken breasts
    Diana Rattray

    This easy baked chicken recipe is a simple preparation with the quick and easy homemade barbecue sauce. A basic grill seasoning for chicken adds excellent flavor.

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    Chicken With Bacon and Pepper Jack Cheese
    Diana Rattray

     In this recipe, chicken breasts are browned and then baked with barbecue sauce, bacon and cheese topping. This easy chicken recipe is great with a potato salad and baked beans.

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    chicken mozzarella
    Diana Rattray

    The chicken breasts in this recipe are lightly browned and then baked with a topping of mushrooms, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.

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    Creamy chicken marsala
    Diana Rattray

    This is a flavorful, creamy chicken recipe made with Marsala wine, cream, and mushrooms. It makes an easy and delicious meal with rice or noodles.

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    Simple Oven Fried Chicken Breasts With Garlic
    Diana Rattray

     These simple oven fried chicken breasts are dredged in seasoned flour and baked to perfection in a hot oven. You likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry. Just add the chicken and bake!

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    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta
    Diana Rattray

    This Cajun chicken and pasta skillet dish is quick and easy to prepare. It's made with diced cooked chicken, spicy Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and a variety of vegetables. Poach or roast chicken breasts for this tasty recipe.

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    Garlic Chicken and Shrimp
    Diana Rattray

    Serve this nicely seasoned garlic chicken and shrimp recipe with hot cooked pasta or try it over hot boiled rice.

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    Chicken With Creamy Parmesan Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    The easy Parmesan cheese sauce makes these chicken breasts extra-special. 

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    Chicken and tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

     These chicken breasts are quick and easy to prepare in the skillet and they make a delicious meal with hot cooked pasta or rice, or serve them with potatoes and a side vegetable or tossed salad.