5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes to Whip Up on Weeknights

Total dinner game changers

It’s the middle of the week, the fridge is empty and you have no time to cook. Wait, don’t reach for your stash of takeout menus yet. Here are ten flavorful chicken recipes that require only five ingredients—we’re willing to bet you already have most of this stuff in your cupboard.

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Breaded Lemon Chicken

Breadcrumbs and citrus go a long way in this flavorful recipe.

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Take a break from chicken breasts and wings. Thighs are underrated and so simple to dress up.


Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

Save this one for barbecue season.

Caprese Chicken

A lightened-up version of the Italian classic.

Sage Butter Faux-roasted Chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken recipe comes together in 45 minutes.

Coconut Chicken

When it comes to simple, delicious cooking, coconut milk is king.

White Chicken Chili

Brrr, it’s cold out there. Make this.

Chicken Teriyaki

Better than takeout…and honestly, just as easy.

Chicken Tikka Masala

If you thought cooking an adventurous meal had to be difficult, just give this flavorful Indian dish a try.

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Sheet Pan Fajitas

All the flavor, none of the dishes.

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