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20 No-Fuss Chicken Recipes That Call For Five Ingredients Or Fewer

It doesn't get much easier than this.

1. White Chicken Chili

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The cilantro and avocado are totally optional, but strongly encouraged. Get the recipe for white chicken chili here.

2. Sage Butter Chicken

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Roast chicken is one of those classic recipes you should always have on hand, and this is a simple yet tasty version you'll want to make time and time again. Get the recipe for sage butter chicken here.

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3. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

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Use leftover chicken breast or rotisserie chicken as the base of these comforting barbecue, cheesy quesadillas. If you have extra fillings in your fridge like salsa, avocado, or jalapeño, just toss it between the tortillas. Get the recipe for BBQ chicken quesadillas here.

4. Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

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Sometimes simple is best. We love this lemon chicken with a side of rice pilaf or orzo. Get the recipe for lemon chicken with asparagus here.

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5. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

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Making dinner has never been easier, thanks to your Instant Pot. You can even start with frozen chicken. Just make sure to tack on a few minutes to the cooking time. Get the recipe for creamy chicken alfredo here.

6. Three-Ingredient Mexican Shredded Chicken

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Serve this shredded chicken in burrito bowls, in tortillas, or on a salad. Get the recipe for three-ingredient Mexican shredded chicken here.

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7. Caprese Chicken

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Consider this recipe the lazy version of chicken parmesan. It's all the same flavors, but way fewer ingredients. Get the recipe for Caprese chicken here.

8. Grilled Chicken With Tomato, Soy, and Sesame Seeds

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This sweet and sticky chicken recipes tastes amazing on a bed or rice with your favorite sautéed veggies. We also love it leftover the next day on top of a salad. Get the recipe for grilled chicken with tomato, soy, and sesame seeds here.

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9. Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders

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Because bacon makes everything better. Get the recipe for bacon brown sugar chicken tenders here.

10. Crescent Roll Chicken Casserole

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Looking for a new cozy dinner to make this fall? This casserole is calling your name. Roll up diced chicken breast in puff pastry, cover it with chicken broth, condensed cream of chicken soup, and cheese, and bake until bubbly perfection. Get the recipe for crescent roll chicken casserole here.

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11. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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You can dress up these stuffed peppers with pretty much anything in your fridge from roasted veggies to black beans. Get the recipe for pesto chicken stuffed peppers here.

12. Chicken Guacamole Taquitos

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Shredded chicken is a godsend when it comes to lazy dinners. Just bake it into tortillas with refried beans, store bought guacamole, and cheese. Get the recipe for chicken guacamole taquitos here.

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13. Japanese Sticky Chicken

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Drumsticks are one of the cheapest cuts of chicken, but if you know how to cook them, they can really be delicious. Case in point: This Japanese-inspired recipe. Get the recipe for Japanese sticky chicken here.

14. Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

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The best thing about sheet pan recipes is the minimal clean up. Let's hear it for fewer dirty dishes. Get the recipe for sheet pan chicken and potatoes here.

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15. Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

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Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker and wait for dinner to cook itself. This one happens to be a great meal prep recipe. Make it on Sunday night and enjoy it throughout the week. Get the recipe for Crock Pot chicken teriyaki here.

16. Chicken Enchilada Tortellini Bake

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This cheesy goodness is exactly what you'll be craving on chilly winter nights. Bring on the hot sauce. Get the recipe for chicken enchilada tortellini bake here.

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17. Chicken Sausage and Leek Skillet

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While it's only five ingredients, this skillet dinner feels way more sophisticated. Get the recipe for chicken sausage and leek skillet here.

18. One-Pan Apricot Chicken

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This slightly sweet, glazed chicken recipe is our go-to for feeding a crowd. Pair it with sautéed green beans or roasted broccoli and your favorite grain to sop up the addictive apricot sauce. Get the recipe for apricot chicken here.

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19. Parmesan Crusted Romaine and Chicken

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Your classic Caesar salad gets a fancy makeover with this recipe. Get the recipe for parmesan crusted romaine and chicken here.

20. Breaded Lemon Chicken

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Sometimes you crave a little crunch. These breaded chicken cutlets taste great however you serve them, but we especially love them as leftovers on a sandwich the next day. Get the recipe for breaded lemon chicken here.

21. Creamy Chicken Marsala

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Skip the delivery tonight and bring this restaurant-quality chicken dish right into your own kitchen. Get the recipe for creamy chicken marsala here.

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