What to do with chicken breast? If you are looking for inspiration for boneless chicken breast dinner ideas, you are in the right place. There are many ways to prepare chicken breasts for supper that are both quick and simple.
Whether baked, stuffed, stir-fried, or air-fried, there is always something for you here. These recipe collections are healthy, delicious, and super quick to make.
Here are our favorite boneless chicken breast dinner ideas for you to make on a busy weeknight. Scroll down and choose the one that is perfect for your household.
You can also use these recipes as an inspiration to create delicious new meals of your own. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are very versatile, easy to cook, and inexpensive and they will never fail to please everyone at your table. Happy cooking!
Why you will love these chicken recipes for dinner
- Simple, quick, and easy to make
- They make flavorful and delicious weeknight dinners
- Minimal prep and few pantry ingredients, most are ready in 30 minutes or less.
- these boneless chicken breast recipes can be made ahead of time and great for meal prepping.
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Side dishes for chicken breast recipes
Other than salad, the most common side dishes served with chicken breast recipes include
How long to cook chicken breast?
Chicken breast is lean meat and it cooks fast as well. More significantly, the length of time you cook will be determined by the size of the chicken breast cooking technique and the temperature used.
For example, a breast cut into two pieces will be thinner and cook faster than a whole one. The general cooking time is between 15 and 25 minutes. However, the best method to determine a well-cooked one is with a meat thermometer; it should register 165 F (74 C).
If you want the edges crispy and caramelized then you can broil it for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired result is achieved.
Do you cover chicken breast when baking?
This is a yes and no answer, however, when you cover chicken breast (stuffed or not)when you bake it, the steam will keep the chicken moist and tender.
Also, when covered you will likely reduce the risk of burning especially on the top. We all know it gets a bad rap for getting dry but you can achieve a well-cooked chicken with or without a cover.
How long to bake stuffed chicken breast at 400F?
Depending on the size and thickness of the stuffed chicken, it may take 25 to 30 minutes to cook at 400F/200C. Longer is cooked at a reduced temperature. The most essential thing is that it's properly cooked, has no blood sight and that the interior when sliced into is entirely white and opaque.
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Boneless Chicken Breast Dinner Ideas
- 600 g Skinless boneless chicken breasts substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 ½ tablespoon Cornflour
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Red and green bell peppers
- 1 small white onions
- 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup toasted cashews
Stir fry sauce
- ⅓ cup light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- ⅓ cup oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 2 tablespoon hot sauce skip this if you don’t like spicy food
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar this is optional but I use it sometimes to balance out the saltiness from the soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar use mirin or Chinese wine if that is what you have.
- It is important that you have all your ingredients handy before you start stir-frying, this is a quick recipe and you don’t want to burn anything.
- Make the stir fry sauce and set aside: add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Cut the chicken breast into small cubes, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, 1 ½ tablespoon of cornflour, 1 tablespoon of the stir fry sauce, mix to combine then leave the chicken to marinate while you prep the other ingredients
- Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok/skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken pieces, making sure you are not overcrowding the pan and brown the chicken (this process takes about 3 minutes) You can work in batches if the chicken doesn’t fit your pan in one go.
- Take out the browned chicken and transfer to a bowl. Don’t transfer to a kitchen towel as you want to retain all the juice from the chicken.
- Still using the same wok/skillet, heat up a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the wok, add chopped bell pepper and onions and stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and stir fry for another minute. Stir fry for longer if you want your vegetables soft.
- Add chicken and toasted cashew and continue to stir fry for another minute or two, Finally, add the stir fry sauce and about ⅓ cup water (if you want it saucy) and simmer for about another minute or until the sauce thickens. Finish with chopped green onions (this is optional) Take it off the heat and serve immediately with rice. Enjoy
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