Chicken breast recipes are a midweek staple, including simple chicken salads, paella, chicken burgers and easy tray bakes
Chicken breasts recipes are an everyday staple; chicken breasts are a good source of lean protein that is endlessly versatile but often we end up cooking the same old recipes midweek out of habit. We’ve put together a collection of our favourite chicken breast recipes, influenced by dishes from around the world, to help inspire you in the kitchen.
From super-healthy poached chicken with quinoa salad, chickpeas and soy beans to spicy piri-piri recipes; creamy coconut curries to marinades perfect for barbecuing; and refreshing Thai salads to full-flavoured broths, our pick of chicken breast recipes will see you right through the seasons!It’s lovely to have a midweek roast all cooked in one roasting tin. This sticky chicken and chorizo traybake (pictured) is a slightly spicy take on the traditional. There’s nothing nicer than having all ingredients cook in one roasting tin as this means you can leave it in the oven whilst you get on with something else and what’s even better, the sweet and spicy juices from the chorizo cook the chicken breast in the most amazing way.
For something a little lighter, we have plenty of chicken breast salad recipes that you can enjoy for lunch during the week or even for supper. If you’ve made a roast over the weekend and there’s some chicken breast left, it’s ideal in a lot of our recipes if you shred it and throw it into a salad.
Chicken breasts cook really quickly and are such a versatile ingredient that can be added to so many simple recipes. Friends and family will love our chicken and udon noodle broth, and this is a great option when preparing lunch for a small group as you can easily make enough by scaling up slightly.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then we have plenty more recipes to choose from, from chicken paella to Asian-influenced dishes and so many other fragrant and delicious dishes.
Click through for more delicious chicken breast recipes…
A great idea for the barbie, chicken and chorizo open burger with garlic mayo works just as well on a griddle pan which will still give you that lovely smokey flavour. Marinate the chicken overnight for a more intense flavour.
Clever presentation and a couple of surprising ingredients give you this fast midweek honeyed chicken with braised chicory recipe that could quite easily stand up at a dinner party too. Ask your butcher for chicken supremes (boned breast with the wing tip still on).
This Middle Eastern spiced chicken with tomato salsa is a deliciously simple chicken breast recipe. It tastes great served with couscous for a light, but filling meal.
This simple Austrian dish pays homage to our favourite film 'The Sound of Music'. It is normally made with veal, but our chicken schnitzel with noodles is just as delicious and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
This chicken, avocado and walnut salad recipe makes for a sumptuously light yet filling salad.
Such a refreshing dish, Thai chicken salad with peanuts and ginger is very low in saturated fat. Any leftovers will be delicious for lunch the next day, when the flavours have the chance to really infuse together.
Jerk chicken seasoning is aromatic and spicy, and works fantastically with the pineapple's sweetness in this jerk chicken breast with pineapple salsa and sweet potato wedges dish.
Meena Pathak's delightful chicken tikka bites are really great served it in Baby Gem lettuce leaves, or you could use chicory leaves and if you wish, you can calm down the spice by adding yogurt to the marinade.
With its African and Portuguese origins, piri-piri sauce is a popular accompaniment for chicken and is delicious in this piri-piri chicken breasts with blackened corn salad recipe.
The combination of anchovy and chicken in this retro anchovy and parsley butter stuffed chicken breasts dish is divine.
The fusion of flavours in this sticky Teriyaki chicken recipe makes for an exotic light supper.
Our delicious chicken, chorizo and squid paella recipe is full of flavour and great for a crowd.
Healthy quinoa makes this quick and easy salad with chickpeas, soy beans and poached chicken a super recipe for lunch or dinner starter.
Bored of plain grilled chicken? Try livening it up with some Moroccan flavours in this spiced chicken with fruity couscous and yogurt dressing recipe.
Transform a piece of chicken in just an hour in a marinade. This delicious Middle Eastern chicken recipe is for chicken baked in the oven, on the barbie or a ridged griddle pan.
Tandoori chicken flatbreads with watermelon and mint salad has a delicious flavour combination that works equally well hot or cold and makes a great salad if you want to go wheat-free.
The combination of flavours in this chargrilled chicken, orange and watercress salad is really refreshing. Try adding steamed new potatoes if you want to bulk it out.
Roast chicken breast with sweetcorn risotto and caramelised shallots is a great combination that everyone loves. The risotto pretty much cooks itself without constant stirring, leaving you free to get on with something else.
Go for a bit of spice, with this delicious sticky jamaican jerk chicken and rice recipe.
The sweetcorn and couscous salad from this cajun chicken with giant couscous recipe is perfect for a packed lunch, so any leftovers won't go to waste.
Harissa chicken is an easy-to-make chicken breast recipe that's just packed with flavour. Full of lovely Middle Eastern flavours, it's a real delight to eat.
This chicken and sweetcorn noodle soup is a fantastic option if you want a low fat supper that's still bursting with flavour. Make sure you use the best fresh stock you can to really make the most of this wonderful soup.
These crispy Thai spiced chicken goujons are good served with a salad of crisp lettuce, peeled cucumber, spring onions and beansprouts or a pile of steamed choi sum, broccoli and mange-tout dressed with a little soy sauce, sesame oil and sprinkled with finely chopped red chilli.
The sweet, spicy coconut coating of these chicken kebabs with raitha makes a fantastic change from a plain old curry.
This chicken tikka chapatti with saffron yogurt recipe is so much cheaper than a takeaway and is simple, healthy and really filling.
This retro Chinese bang bang chicken recipe is assembly only and seriously tasty.
This chicken and almond curry with spinach makes a quick midweek supper which is oh so healthy too. Packed with nutrients, it's a much better curry option than a takeaway.
We've put a twist on the classic Coronation chicken recipe and revived a traditional recipe and brought it up to date.
Yakitori chicken is a quick and easy Japanese recipe that is great for a delicious barbecue and there's nothing tastier than sweet, sticky grilled chicken!
Indian spices, light yoghurt dressing and mango slices - spiced chicken and mango salad is a wonderful update on coronation chicken.
Try serving these quick cajun chicken tacos with rice and sweet chilli sauce for a more filling meal. They make a great midweek meal.
Originally made with veal, we think this Italian chicken saltimbocca dish (literally meaning 'jump in my mouth') is just as delicious with chicken breasts.
Chicken and udon noodle broth with lemongrass and coriander is fresh, zingy and filling and has no added fat.