These easy 4-ingredient chicken recipes use simple ingredients and are perfect for a busy weeknight to feed the whole family.
There are many different ways to make an easy meal out of different cuts of chicken. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are a go-to in my house, but chicken thighs are a favorite for moist and juicy chicken.
You will love these recipes because...
- Cooking time: Head to the 30-minute meals below for a fast dinner recipe.
- Easy dinner recipes: Perfect for busy people who want a nice hot meal
- Basic ingredients: With only four ingredients, you'll spend less time in the kitchen.
Four ingredients or less: Generally, salt, pepper, water, cooking oils, and optional garnishes or side dishes don't count toward the total ingredient count since these are either common ingredients or optional additions.
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For a really simple recipe, bookmark these family favorite meals for a busy night.
Apricot Glazed Chicken
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders
Bacon Wrapped Cranberry Brie Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Juicy Cast Iron Chicken Breasts
Spicy Italian Barbecue Grilled Chicken
The slow cooker is one of my favorite kitchen tools because you can set it and forget it. Slow cookers cook your food low and slow, so you can set it up in the morning, and dinner is warm and ready with little effort.
Crockpot chicken is especially good if you want shredded chicken. I use a Crockpot 6-Quart Cook and Carry.
Onion Soup Mix Chicken
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Slow Cooker Pesto Ranch Chicken
Zesty Italian BBQ Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe
Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Slow Cooker Chicken with Stuffing
An electric pressure cooker is a great addition to your kitchen. It can cut down on cooking time and is a great way to make one-pot meals. The best part of an Instant Pot meal is you can sauté veggies, brown your meat, and pressure cook all in one. I use the Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken
An air fryer is a countertop convection oven. It preheats incredibly quickly because of the circulating air and small oven size, so it cuts down on cooking time dramatically. There are basket-style air fryers and oven-style air fryers.
Air Fryer Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Quick Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Pesto Chicken
Making a whole chicken is an affordable option as long as you make use of all of the different chicken cuts. Here are some tips for cooking a whole chicken.
4-Ingredient Roast Chicken Dinner
Roasted Lemon Chicken
5 Ingredients or Less
Love these 4-ingredient chicken recipes? Try some of these easy recipes with less than 5 ingredients.
Chicken can be roasted in the oven, cooked in an air fryer, instant pot, or a slow cooker, grilled, pan-fried, sous vide, poached, and more.
- Always wash your hands before and after handling raw chicken.
- Chicken should reach a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (73.9°C).
- Refrigerate any leftovers promptly and store them in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Thank you for this chicken recipe round up!! I'm excited to try many of the recipes!