33 Simple One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

Want to create something tasty, healthy, and versatile without all the washing up? These 33 simple one-pot chicken recipes are no mess, no fuss, and super simple to create.

33 Simple One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

That’s right – with just one pot, you can create a meal for the whole family, and freeze your leftovers for a rainy day.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

1. Chicken And Coconut Rice Pilaf

First up is this chicken and coconut rice pilaf, which brings a simple twist to an all-time favourite one-pot meal. In just five minutes, this aromatic pilaf can be prepped and ready to bake, with just a 30-minute cook time.

Made with a punchy blend of cinnamon, ginger, spring onion, lime juice, and mint, expect fresh, citrussy hints with warming undertones. Perfect all year round, this chicken and coconut rice pilaf is one recipe you’ll want to add to the book.

2. Tarragon Chicken Casserole

Next on our list is this tarragon chicken casserole. Ready in an hour and a half (including prep and baking time), you’ll need a little extra time on your hands to make this meal.

However, this recipe makes a staggering eight batches, making it your latest batch-cook love affair.

Loaded with chicken, shallots, white wine, celery, potatoes, bacon, and so much more, this tarragon chicken casserole is destined to become a new family favourite.

3. Spanish Baked Chicken With Chorizo Rice

Now it’s time for this Spanish baked chicken with chorizo rice (find more splendid Spanish Chicken recipes here). This simple, three-step tray bake is loaded with all the good stuff, including chicken, peas, chorizo, tomatoes, rice, paprika, onion, and more.

Simply chop up your ingredients, throw it all in the dish, and bake for 30 minutes. The result? A simple and delicious meal that’s perfect all year round. You’ll be coming back to this recipe time and time again.

4. Chicken Risoni Bake

This chicken risoni bake takes an hour to cook and just 15 minutes to prepare, and it can create a massive six servings! This is the perfect recipe to feed a large, hungry family, or simply freeze or refrigerate any leftovers and eat throughout the week.

This recipe uses a collection of simple ingredients, such as chicken, beans, feta, olives, onion, pasta, and sauce, and it’s absolutely loaded with flavour.

Each bite is as tasty as the last – so tasty, in fact, that even the fussiest of eaters can find something to love about this dish!

5. Chicken, Sweet Potato And Peanut Stew

Spicy, nutty, and perfect on its own or with a helping of rice – this chicken, sweet potato, and peanut stew is a timeless crowd pleaser.

If you’re short on prep time but have time to spare for this to cook in the oven, you can create this recipe with 15 minutes of prep and 50 minutes of baking time!

At just 460 calories a serving, this won’t hurt your waistline either! Packed full of peanut butter, chilli peppers, sweet potato, chicken, and more, this is a healthy, tasty meal that’s perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.

6. Chicken And Couscous

Next up is this simple yet understated chicken and couscous. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to throw together, you need this recipe! This meal can be ready in an hour (including prep time), and it’s ideal as a hassle-free, mid-week meal.

Light, refreshing, and healthy, this recipe includes plenty of tasty ingredients, including lemon juice, parsley, couscous, chicken, and some turmeric and garam masala for a welcomed spicy kick.

Serve with a generous side salad for a refreshing summer meal. Ready in just over an hour, this is guaranteed to hit the spot.

7. Spring Chicken

Sometimes, all you need is a casserole. This spring chicken casserole doesn’t just have to be for the winter months, either. This tasty pot is vibrant, herby, and refreshing, and it’s ideal all year round!

This recipe serves four, and including prep time, it’s ready to go in just 45 minutes!

Oozing with pesto, spring onion, potatoes, peas, chicken, and stock, this recipe offers a refreshing alternative to a traditional winter casserole. All ingredients are fridge staples, too, so you won’t have to break the bank to please your family!

8. Caprese Chicken

Let’s keep the summer recipes in full swing, and introduce you to this decadent Caprese chicken. Caprese salad comes in all forms, and it’s hard to go wrong with.

This Caprese chicken can be served on its own, with a side of salad, or even with rice, making it a versatile recipe for your book. Ready in just 30 minutes, including prep time, simply throw in your ingredients and leave it to cook.

Expect plenty of Caprese-salad staples, including mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper. We just know you’ll love this recipe!

9. Pomegranate And Chicken Stew

If you’ve never thought of adding pomegranate to a stew, you’re not alone. However, this recipe proves that the tastiest of meals can come from the most unlikely of combinations.

This pomegranate and chicken stew is the perfect blend of sweet and savoury, and it’s the ideal recipe to prepare ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate for a later meal.

This can be made in just over an hour, and it includes plenty of tasty ingredients, including cinnamon, chicken, pomegranate, parsley, shallots, bay leaves, garlic, and more. Hearty, filling, and simultaneously refreshing, we just can’t get enough!

10. Smoky Chicken, Bean, And Kale Stew

If light and refreshing isn’t your thing, take a look at this smoky chicken, bean, and kale stew.

This recipe is ideal for the winter months when all you need is a hint of spice to see you through. This will take you an hour and a half to create and serves four.

Bursting with beans, onion, pancetta, chicken, paprika, tomatoes, kale, red wine vinegar and more, this recipe can be served on its own, or with a generous side of crusty garlic bread.

If you’re in need of something that can satisfy the whole family, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for.

11. Creamy Pesto Chicken

There’s just something about chicken and pesto, isn’t there? This creamy pesto chicken is ideal if you’re craving something comforting, crispy, and refreshing.

Ready in just 40 minutes, this creamy pesto chicken is stuffed with creamy sauce and topped with breadcrumbs, for a light, tasty, and textured meal your family will love.

Loaded with pine nuts, tomatoes, mascarpone, chicken, pesto, breadcrumbs and a helping of basil, this recipe proves that sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create something memorable.

12. Chicken Chow Mein

Want a healthier alternative to your usual takeaway? Take a look at this one-pot chicken chow mein.

Whether you’re hungover, sad, happy, or indifferent, there’s no emotion or feeling that this dish doesn’t compliment, and it’ll only take you 25 minutes to prepare!

Bursting with spring onion, noodles, cabbage, chicken, carrot, ginger, garlic, oyster sauce and more, this is arguably the most low-maintenance chicken chow-mein you’ll ever prepare and it’s so good, you’ll be coming back time and time again.

13. Chicken Massaman Curry

It wouldn’t be a one-pot chicken dinner recipe list without a curry! So, let’s take a look at this chicken massaman curry.

This recipe is simple to prep, and it comes out delicious every time. This recipe puts a chicken spin on this classic Thai dish, and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

With ingredients like chicken, rice, chilli, potatoes, carrots, coconut milk, coriander, shallots, and more, you’ll get to enjoy something healthy, hearty, and decadent every time.

Ready in just over an hour, this is the ideal weekend meal if you need a cheaper, healthier, takeaway alternative.

14. Mexican Chicken Tenders Tray Bake

We just love chicken tenders, don’t you? That’s why we’ve included this heavenly Mexican chicken tenders tray bake in our roundup.

This recipe is one of the most memorable chicken tenders recipes we’ve tried. What’s more, it’s delicious, healthy, and simple, and it’ll take you just 25 minutes to make!

This is made from just a few simple ingredients, including chicken, lime, red onion, coriander, tortillas, and sour cream, so you won’t have to spend a lot to create something delicious. We adore this recipe, and we know your whole family will, too.

15. Chicken With Lemon, Garlic, Herbs, And Potatoes

Sometimes, the best chicken meals are the simplest. This chicken with lemon, garlic, herbs, and potatoes is so simple to prepare, and it’s bursting with Mediterranean flavours that are so succulent that you may come back for a second helping!

All you need for this recipe is potatoes, garlic, lemon, oregano, thyme, olives, white wine, chicken thighs, and olive oil. Simply throw it all together, bake for 50 minutes (including a bit of pan frying), and you’re done!

16. Malaysian-Style Chicken

Next on our list is this simple, spicy Malaysian-style chicken curry. This is one winter warmer you’ll be coming back to time and time again, and it’s ready in just an hour!

This curry features all your favourite ingredients, including lime, chicken, coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, lemongrass stalk, ginger, and more, and it comes out flavoursome, hearty, and warming every time.

Expect nothing less than perfection with this recipe.

17. Baked Chicken And Herb Risotto

Risottos are one of the most popular dishes in the world, and this chicken and herb risotto is one variation you need in your recipe book.

This chicken and herb risotto will take you just 40 minutes to cook, and it’s so easy that even the most inexperienced of cooks can create it!

Simply throw your ingredients into a pan and bake in the oven. Easy, cheap, and low-maintenance, this is something the whole family can enjoy.

This recipe features plenty of double cream, cheese, thyme, parsley, white wine, kale, risotto rice, chicken, onion, and lemon zest, for an unforgettable flavour experience.

18. Chicken, Kale, And Mushroom Pot Pie

If you want to make something a little different, why not try this chicken, kale, and mushroom pot pie?

This recipe is ready in just 40 minutes, and it’s perfect if you want something that can be frozen or refrigerated and eaten later.

This satisfying one-pot meal serves four, and it’s loaded with tasty ingredients, including chicken, mushrooms, mustard, creme fraiche, garlic, thyme, and more. It’s never been easier to create the perfect pie, and we can’t wait for you to dive in!

19. Coriander Lime Chicken

Now, let’s take a look at something a little lighter with this coriander and lime chicken.

This recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, including chilli flakes, cumin, garlic, coriander, limes, chicken, black pepper, and oil, and it’s so versatile that you can serve this with whatever side dish you fancy.

Ready in 55 minutes, feel free to make this chicken your own and serve it with all sorts of sides to keep the family happy.

20. Honey And Mustard Chicken Thighs With Spring Veg

Next up, we have these creamy honey and mustard chicken thighs, with a timeless side of spring vegetables.

This recipe is simple to create, and it can be ready in just 40 minutes. Perfect for a healthy midweek meal, or a weekend treat. It’s loaded with iron, folate, and fibre, and it eliminates all the fuss of creating your usual roast dinner!

Loaded with chicken, honey, mustard garlic, spinach, peas, and potatoes, this is a real crowd pleaser you’ll be recreating time and time again.

21. Chicken Korma

We all love a chicken korma, and this one-pot variation is the simple, no-fuss version you’ve been looking for.

Ready in just under an hour, this chicken korma is low-cal and low-fat and much healthier than your traditional chicken korma dish, with hardly any of the prep time!

Bursting with almonds, coriander, fromage frais, cumin, garlic, red onion, chicken, and more, there’s no better pick-me-up than a korma – especially when it’s this healthy!

22. Thai Chicken Rice

Now, let’s take a look at this super simple Thai chicken rice. This one-pot chicken recipe is ready to eat in just 40 minutes, and it’s fragrant, healthy, and easy to prepare.

If you struggle to motivate yourself to get in the kitchen, there really is nothing that’ll spur you on more than this recipe!

Full of chicken, onion, rice, coconut milk, and veggies like peas, broccoli, and baby corn, this is one recipe you won’t be able to get enough of.

23. Butter Chicken With Rice

It’s time for another simple recipe with this one-pot butter chicken with rice.

This will take you just over an hour to prepare, so although it’s not one of the quickest recipes in our roundup, it’s still perfect if you want to create something with minimal prep time, that can be frozen ahead of schedule.

This recipe contains plenty of delicious ingredients, including greek yogurt, chicken, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, curry paste, white onion, mango chutney, coconut, and more, for a hearty and filling meal that the whole family can enjoy.

24. Pesto Chicken Stew With Cheesy Dumplings

We love a pesto recipe, and this pesto chicken stew with cheesy dumplings is one of our all-time favourites.

If you’re craving a hearty, moreish Italian-style dish, this is the one for you! You’ll need plenty of time to spare in the kitchen to create this (just over 2 hours); however, this recipe serves eight, and it can be frozen for another day, making it the perfect batch-cook meal for your family.

Bursting with chicken, bacon, white wine, celery, leeks, peas, sundried tomato, pesto, basil, and of course, plenty of cheese, this is destined to be a crowd pleaser.

25. Sticky Orange Chicken With Parsnips, Maple, And Pecans

If you want to try something a little different, why not take a look at this sticky orange chicken with parsnips, maple, and pecans?

Ready in just over an hour, this hearty recipe is loaded with protein, carbs, and fat for a super filling and super tasty winter dish you won’t be able to get enough of.

This recipe is packed full of flavour, with plenty of parsnips, cranberry, pecans, thyme, rice, mustard, vinegar, chicken, and spinach to go around. Vibrant, filling, and simultaneously light, it’s hard to go wrong with this meal!

26. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Next on our list is this creamy lemon parmesan chicken. This creamy and devilishly moreish one-pot chicken will take you just 40 minutes to create (including prep time), and it’s oozing with butter, cheese, lemon, garlic, salt, spinach, basil, double cream, and more!

If you need something to satisfy a hungry soiree or a simple little pick-me-up meal to treat yourself to, this is one recipe you won’t want to miss.

27. Autumn Roast Chicken

When the colder months start rolling in, it’s time to get your winter meals ready. This autumn roast chicken will take you just over 2 hours to cook, and it’s absolutely slow-cooked to perfection.

After a brisk cold walk, come home and treat yourself to this heavenly one-pot chicken! Loaded with onion, thyme, pumpkin, broccoli, garlic, fennel, beetroot, lemon, and more. Simply throw it all in the pan, wait for it to cook, and enjoy.

28. Chicken Biryani

Next on our list is this divine chicken biryani. This recipe is simple and delicious, and it’ll take you around an hour to cook and prepare.

Transport your taste buds to a whole new world with notes of almond, garlic, onion, coriander, rice, curry paste, chicken, and more. It’s hard to go wrong with biryani, and this recipe will do all the heavy lifting for you. Prep, bake, and enjoy.

29. Coq Au Vin

Not all recipes can stand the test of time, but this coq au vin certainly can. Ready in just an hour, this classic, one-pot dish brings the most iconic tastes of France straight into your kitchen.

Whether you want an alternative to your traditional Sunday lunch, or something a little different for your mid-week meals, this coq au vin is perfect for the whole family.

Oozing with brandy, red wine, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, chicken, bay leaves and more, there’s so much to love about this recipe – especially because the oven does all the work for you!

30. Chicken Fricassee

Now, let’s take a look at one of our favourites – chicken fricassee. This one-pot chicken fricassee has plenty of creamy chicken and mushroom at its core, and it’s truly divine when served with a hearty helping of crusty bread.

Coming in at over 1000 calories per serving though, this might not be for you if you’re on a diet.

This fricassee is bursting with eggs, veggies, lemon juice, cream, chicken, tarragon, white wine, mushrooms, and chicken stock, to create a decadent and moreish meal for your books.

31. Italian Tomato Chicken And Rice

It’s time for another timeless classic, with this Italian tomato chicken and rice.

This super simple recipe can be ready in just 45 minutes, and yes, it really is all in one pan! No extra pans, no rice cooker, and no unnecessary fuss, this is the perfect low-maintenance meal for the whole family.

This recipe features plenty of tasty favourites, including parsley, oregano, rice, chicken, onion, peppers, olives, sundried tomato, cheese, and more. Unmistakably simple and Italian, it’s hard not to love this dish.

32. Chicken And Orzo

Next up, let’s take a look at another simple family favourite with this one pot chicken and orzo.

This can be ready to eat in just 35 minutes, and this recipe makes a generous 4-6 servings, so you can either eat it all in one go (likely) or freeze ahead for another day.

With just a few simple ingredients, including chicken, tomatoes, salt and pepper, butter, onion, and garlic, you can create a dish that the whole family can enjoy all year round!

33. Southwest Chicken

Now, let’s finish things off with this super tasty southwest chicken. This one-pot recipe is the perfect meal for tex-mex lovers, and it can be ready in just 30 minutes! What’s more, it’s healthy, dairy free, and low-cal, WITHOUT sacrificing any flavour.

Expect plenty of chicken, peppers, sweetcorn, onion, courgette, sour cream, coriander, and lime juice, for a flavour combo the whole family will love.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does One Pot Mean In Cooking?

A one-pot meal is a meal that simply requires just one pot for cooking. All the ingredients are placed in the pot and either cooked on the hob or in the oven. One-pot meals are simple to prep, but they can still take a while to cook.

Is Chicken The Healthiest Meat?

White meat like chicken has less saturated fat than dark meat, and it’s often lower in calories. Chicken is a healthier alternative to red meat, especially if you want to lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease.

What Can I Use For One Pot Meal?

Chicken isn’t the only staple ingredient for a one-pot meal. You can use almost anything, from red meat to chickpeas. Don’t forget to add plenty of veggies and seasoning.

The Bottom Line

Chicken is healthy, tasty, and versatile, and now, you can take some of the stress out of the prep and let the oven do all the work with these simple one-pot chicken dinner recipes!

33 Simple One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

33 Simple One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

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