Family-friendly chicken dinners don’t have to be complicated — in fact, sometimes the simpler the recipe, the better the dish. Here are 15 of our tastiest recipes that turn chicken and seven ingredients or less into a simple weeknight dinner without the clutter.
Maple Mustard Sesame Chicken Drumsticks
Crunchy with sesame seeds, these speedy drumsticks get a quick blast of high heat in the oven and are on your dinner table in under a half hour. Drizzle them with extra maple syrup if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
Barbecue Chicken and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner
Sheet pan dinners are trendy for a reason — people love the simplicity of a one-stop dinner that’s as easy as roasting BBQ-sauce brushed chicken thighs with sweet potato wedges and Brussels sprouts.
Glazed Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner
You can also use skin-on drumsticks and teriyaki glaze with the sheet-pan method. Crunchy broccoli and fingerling potatoes round out the meal for a complete dinner with minimal cleanup.
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Forgo the stuffing and breading steps of traditional cordon bleu with this simplified grilled version. Use a rich and high-fat cheese, such as a luscious triple cream brie, for gooey decadence.
Cranberry Glazed Sticky Chicken Wings
Cranberries and chilies may not be the first combination that springs to mind, but the irresistible pairing of tart and sweet, along with a crunchy caramelized texture, will have you thinking of this recipe all year round.
Sautéed Chicken Breasts With Fresh Herbs and Ginger
Use grated ginger and fresh basil and mint to boost the taste of these sautéed chicken breasts. A squeeze of lime juice and chicken broth build a sauce without masking the refreshing nature of the herbs.
Herbed Chicken Sauté
Use your favourite herb — such as thyme, rosemary or tarragon — to scent this streamlined saute. Add a half cup of the white wine you plan to serve with dinner for the perfect pairing.
Lemon Fried Chicken
A thick batter with yeast for added lift coats bite-sized pieces of chicken leg, and a sprightly lemon marinade adds citrus flavour without a gloppy sauce.