35 One-Pot Chicken Recipes for When It’s Your Turn to Do the Dishes

Photo: Mark Weinberg/Styling: Erin McDowell

Filling, delicious and crowd-pleasing, a good chicken dinner is a mainstay in any kitchen. So here’s a gift from us to you: a (almost) never-ending supply of impossibly simple, absolutely delicious one-pot chicken recipes for weeknights and special occasions alike. From skillet chicken with apricots and peaches to chicken and sage dumplings, they’re all light on cleanup…so stop worrying about doing dishes, and start worrying about which you’ll make first.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

1. White Wine Coq au Vin

We substituted the red wine for a twist that’s très elegant.

Jessica Gavin

2. One-Pan Chicken with Maple Mustard Sauce

Confession: We’d eat this sauce on its own.

Carlsbad Cravings

3. One-Pot Baked Greek Chicken Risotto

Hands-free risotto? Say it isn’t so.

Gimme Some Oven

4. Easy Chicken Posole Verde

Too pretty to eat. (Almost.)

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

5. Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Artichokes

Lemon and chicken were made for each other.

The Recipe Critic

6. Glazed Honey Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes

Did someone say “glazed”?

Half Baked Harvest

7. Thai Lemongrass Chicken Braised in Coconut Milk

Extra credit if you serve with rice.

Dinner Then Dessert

8. One-Pot Basil Chicken Coconut Curry

Make it as spicy as you’d like.

Recipe Tin Eats

9. Creamy Parmesan Garlic Risotto with Lemon Pepper Chicken

We wish we had known about this “baked risotto” thing a lot earlier.

The Recipe Critic

10. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine

Even the pasta cooks in one pot.

Life Made Sweeter

11. One-Pot Cashew Chicken Rice

There’s no such thing as too many cashews.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

12. Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

This is what fall tastes like.

Carlsbad Cravings

13. One-Pot Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

The lime garnish is non-negotiable.

The Modern Proper

14. One-Pot Braised Kale with Crispy Chicken

Come for the greens, stay for the meat.

Photo: Mark Weinberg/Styling: Erin McDowell

15. Skillet Chicken with Apricots and Fresh Herbs

Tons of protein, minimal cleanup.

How Sweet Eats

16. One Pot Peach Basil Chicken

Summer is all about delicious, low-effort dinners.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

17. Greek Chicken and Rice Skillet

Can all dinners be this simple and stunning?

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

18. Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

Bonus, it matches the decor.


19. Kung Pao Chicken

Better than takeout…

Skinnytaste One and Done

20. Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken and Shredded Brussels Bowls

…So. Much. Better.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

21. Bruschetta Chicken

All it needs is a glass of wine.

Inspired Entertainment/The Domestic Geek's Meals Made Easy

22. One-Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Big bowls are a must.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

23. 30-Minute Creamy Chicken, Corn and Tomato Skillet

The chickens were nestled all snug in their beds…of creamy sauce. Swoon.

Lauren Volo/Cauliflower Power

24. One-Pan Lemon Sage Chicken and Cauliflower

Would you believe it takes only 45 minutes?

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

25. Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion

This dish has it all and *wine.*

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

26. Chicken and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Flavorful and healthy.

Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Aran Goyoaga

27. Spicy Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup

It’s endlessly customizable.

Photo/Styling: Katherine Gillen

28. Skillet Roast Chicken with Shmaltzy Potatoes

The more potatoes, the better.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

29. Pineapple Gochujang Chicken Thighs

Sweet, spicy, sticky and so easy to clean up.

Helen Cathcart/Tuscany

30. One-Pan Creamy Chicken Fricassee with Sage

Did we mention it’s dairy-free?

Teri Lyn Fisher/Eat Like You Give a Fork

31. Chicken Sausage, Spelt and Pepper Skillet

There’s, like, zero prep time.

Half Baked Harvest

32. Pesto Chicken Caprese in White Wine Pan Sauce

Some nights call for cheese.

The Modern Proper

33. One Pot Creamy Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

The olives infuse everything with briny flavor.

Damn Delicious

34. One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Orzo

With lots of spinach for good measure.

Half Baked Harvest

35. One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings

The dumplings are so light and airy.