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16 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinners

Winner, winner, easiest chicken dinner.

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1. Lemon Breaded Chicken

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Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this chicken dish will become a staple of your dinner routine, no doubt. Get the recipe.

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2. Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken

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Chicken breasts, bell pepper, onion, salsa, and lemon is all you need to make this flavor-packed protein. Serve it in tacos, over rice, or on a salad. Get the recipe.

3. Pesto Chicken Bake

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This crowd-pleasing recipe couldn't be simpler. Just top chicken breasts with store bought pesto, mozzarella, and sliced tomatoes (or marinara sauce), then bake until melty and cheesy. Get the recipe.

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4. Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken

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This four ingredient sweet and savory marinade is made with honey, garlic, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. One taste, and you're going to want to put it on everything. Get the recipe.

5. Chicken Feta Pasta

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The best thing about this meal: You can probably whip it up without any notice using what's already in your fridge. All you need is chicken, canned tomatoes, your favorite pasta, and cheese (plus salt, pepper, and olive oil). Get the recipe.

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6. Better-For-You Chicken Nuggets

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Chicken nuggets are ageless, so whether you're cooking dinner for kids or for yourself on a lazy night, this 5-ingredient finger food won't disappoint. Get the recipe.

7. Chicken Zucchni Boats

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Depending on what ingredients you have on hand, you can really spice these zucchini boats up. But all you really need are halved zucchinis, tomato sauce, shredded chicken, and your favorite cheese. Get the recipe.

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8. Chicken Tikka Masala

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Ready for the easiest tikka massala ever? Marinate chicken for about half an hour in a mixture of masala paste, plain yogurt, tomato purée, and coconut milk. The result: A flavorful meal that will seriously rival the version from your favorite Indian takeout spot. Get the recipe.

9. Grilled Tomato, Soy, and Sesame Chicken

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Serve this simple grilled chicken — seasoned with tomato paste, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and soy sauce — with a side of bok choy or rice for a filling meal that takes almost no thought. Get the recipe.

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10. Chicken Parm Roll-Ups

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Chicken parmesan is one of life's greatest pleasures.... but it also takes a lot of effort. On lazy nights, opt for these easy roll-ups, made with breaded chicken, refrigerated crescent rolls, mozzarella cheese, and spaghetti sauce. Get the recipe.

11. One-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken

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You can use whatever cut of chicken you like best (even a whole bird if you're feeding a crowd). It's cooked in olive oil, dijon mustard, and honey, and roasted until golden and crispy. Get the recipe.

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12. Pesto Chicken Soup

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Before you resort to canned soup, remember this recipe. Chicken stock, pesto, spinach, chicken, and white beans are all you need to throw it together. Get the recipe.

13. Greek Chicken and Rice Bowls

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You only need chicken breast, brown rice, bell peppers, and tzatziki sauce or Greek yogurt to make this crazy simple meal for lunch or dinner. If you're feeling fancy, dress it up with whatever veggies you have on hand like cucumbers, sun dried tomatoes, and olives. Get the recipe.

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14. Teriyaki Chicken

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If you're trying to save cash, the first step is avoiding take-out. This quick take on Chinese chicken teriyaki calls for just diced chicken, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. You can easily stir-fry it with mixed vegetables, rice, or lo mein noodles. Get the recipe.

15. Caprese Chicken

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This might just be the easiest caprese chicken ever. Serve it over spaghetti or with a side salad for a filling and healthyish meal. Get the recipe.

16. Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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Dredged in egg, garlic, and parmesan cheese, these crispy, cheesy chicken breasts will satisfy the whole family. Serve the cutlets between hamburger buns, plain with a side of veggies, or over creamy mashed potatoes for a seriously indulgent meal. Get the recipe.

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