Four Ingredient Chicken Recipes

Crockpot Chicken Sweet Potatoes. Linda Larsen

Chicken is quick and easy to cook, everyone likes it, and it's relatively inexpensive. Watch for sales on chicken this week and, with the addition of just three more ingredients, make these delicious and satisfying recipes. Four ingredient chicken recipes are delicious and fast.

There are lots of different chicken cuts: boneless, skinless breasts, chicken thighs, drumsticks, tenders, and whole chickens.

Raw chicken freezes beautifully, and you can cook it from the frozen state in some recipes. To thaw frozen chicken, let it stand, in a shallow dish so the juices don't drip on anything, in the refrigerator overnight. Never thaw chicken on the counter at room temperature or in the sink.

Enjoy these quick and easy chicken recipes.

Four Ingredient Chicken Recipes

  • Baked Fried Chicken
    This recipe, from one of my books, is delicious and juicy, with a slightly crisp crust. It uses just four ingredients.
  • Saucy Chicken
    The combination of ingredients in this easy recipe sound unusual, but the sauce is delicious. Serve it over rice to soak up the sauce.
  • Crockpot Apricot Chicken
    You know I love the combination of meat with fruit. This easy crockpot recipe is a winner.
  • Crockpot Chicken Chili
    Chicken chili uses white beans and chicken thighs to make a richly flavored, satisfying soup that's so easy.
  • Italian Chicken and Potatoes
    Everyone loves this recipe! Italian salad dressing is the secret ingredient.
  • Picnic Drumsticks
    Crushed crackers and onion soup mix make a savory and crunchy coating on these drumsticks. You can remove the skin before coating the chicken if you'd like.
  • Pesto Chicken Packets
    This simple recipe has so much flavor. It's perfect and quickly cooked on the grill. Or you can bake the packets if you'd like.
  • Balsamic Chicken Salad
    Those packaged cooked chicken strips are made into a delicious and super easy salad in this fun recipe.
  • Baked Apricot Chicken
    Ginger and apricot preserves make this simple main dish special.
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    Make sure that you ask for a taste of the deli chicken salad before you buy. This sandwich is great for lunch on the run.
  • Minted Chicken Breasts with Cucumber Sauce
    A spicy yogurt mixture marinates the chicken, which is cooked to tender perfection and served with a cool mint cucumber sauce. Yum.
  • Crockpot Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
    Sweet potatoes and peach preserves turn chicken into a feast in this easy recipe.
  • Lemon Chili Chicken
    Lemon and chili powder sounds like an improbable combination, but this grilled recipe is delicious.
  • Ranch Chicken
    Finally, dried ranch salad dressing plus some sour cream and bread crumbs makes a flavorful and tender simple chicken recipe.