Dinner has never been easier.
Cooking at home has endless benefits. To start, you save money, calories, and get to spend time with your family. But cooking can be time consuming, and when weeknights get crazy, gourmet is a no-go. If you’re looking for quick, easy recipes that won’t break the bank, five-ingredient recipes are here for you. Chicken recipes are always a good idea for fast, cost-efficient dinners, especially when they only call for five ingredients. When it comes to these five-ingredient chicken recipes, you might have the ingredients already on hand, so you don’t even need to make a grocery store run. These simple recipes are perfect for nights when you’re cleaning out the pantry or running low on time. Skip the takeout route and serve up these easy five-ingredient chicken recipes for dinner this week.
Simple Whole Chicken with Roasted Broccoli-Mushroom Rice
This sheet pan supper gets you a healthy protein, veggie, and starch with minimal prep and cleanup time.
Mama's Fried Chicken
Recipe: Chicken Alouette
This recipe from our December 1991 issue is still a favorite for showers, luncheons, and holiday meals because of its pretty presentation.
Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings
Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick
Recipe: Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick
You’ve never seen golden, crispy grilled chicken quite like this. Your cast-iron skillet works overtime to cook the potatoes and flatten the chicken against the grill so it cooks quickly.
Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
This chicken recipe is as easy as it gets, and you can replace chicken pieces like wings with those chicken breasts waiting in your refrigerator.
Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken
Recipe: Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken
If you’re craving fried chicken, lighten up a bit and leave the deep fryer behind. Your cast-iron skillet works just as well for this simple recipe.
Baked Curry-Glazed Chicken
Recipe: Baked Curry-Glazed Chicken
If you’re new to cooking with curry, this five-ingredient recipe is a great place to start. You probably have the other ingredients on hand.
Classic Double Roast Chickens
Recipe: Classic Double Roast Chickens
Lemon and rosemary are no-brainer flavors with chicken, and this timeless recipe showcases them perfectly.
Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken
Recipe: Lexington Style Grilled Chicken
This easy marinade has a little bit of everything. Invite the neighbors over for a cookout and dig in.
Chicken Enchilada Tortellini Bake
Chicken Tikka Masala
Five Ingredient Sage Butter Roasted Chicken with Crispy Potatoes
This dinner is truly a one-dish meal, so don’t worry about spending all your time hand-washing dishes.
5-Ingredient Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Forget takeout: This is the easiest way to get sweet-and-sour chicken on your table. Serve over microwave rice for a quick, satisfying meal.
Super-Easy Chicken Manicotti
Five Ingredient Creamy Chicken Marsala
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Toss taco Tuesday aside this week and make these easy, healthy chicken fajitas instead. Serve them right off the sheet pan for casual ease.
5 Ingredient Chicken Feta Pasta
Recipe: 5 Ingredient Chicken Feta Pasta
Whole wheat noodles lighten up pasta night, and all the ingredients (including the pasta) cook in the same dish, resulting in a light yet creamy sauce.
Five-Ingredient Chicken Piccata
Recipe: Five-Ingredient Chicken Piccata
This chicken piccata recipe couldn’t be quicker, but it’s presentable enough for company.