15 Delicious Chicken Breast Recipes (Hello, Dinner!)

Never eat boring chicken again! From almonds to pretzels to quinoa, these chicken breast recipes promise to make tonight's dinner more exciting

Nothing says "go-to dinner" like chicken breasts. They cook fast, your kids will eat them and you've probably got a pack in your freezer right now. But exciting? Well... let's just say we're guessing your regular fare might be getting just a little bit tired by now. To the rescue: These fantastic chicken breast recipes. From yogurt marinades to crunchy, nutty coatings, we've got 15 ways to seriously elevate the old standby.

Honey-Lime Chicken with Coconut-Black Bean Rice

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Reprinted from Southern Living's The Way to Fry by Norman King. Copyright © 2013. Published by Oxmoor House.

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Yogurt Marinated Chicken Breasts

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Reprinted from The Grilling Book by Bon Appetit. Copyright © 2013. Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Yogurt, cilantro and garam masala make these grilled chicken breasts tangy and tender. Just make sure you leave enough time to let the marinade really soak in!

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Almond-Crusted Chicken

Reprinted with permission from The Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Chicken 2013 by Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Finely chopped almonds and a baked-not-fried cooking method means this chicken breast recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.

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Quick-Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables

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EatingWell Test Kitchen

Roasted chicken in 45 minutes? Yes! Start bone-in chicken breasts on the stovetop and finish them in a hot oven to get a hearty dinner on the table in a hurry. And while everything roasts, make a quick pan sauce.

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Pretzel and Beer Mustard Chicken Breasts

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Casey Barber

Pretzel sticks give this chicken a fun, crunchy texture, while beer and Dijon mustard add a flavorful kick.

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Chicken Parmesan

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This cheese-topped chicken dish is simple enough to whip up for a quick weeknight meal, but impressive enough to serve at your next dinner party.

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Honey-Mustard Chicken

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Reprinted with permission from The Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Comfort Food 2013 by Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Everything for this meal cooks in the oven at the same time -- the red potatoes, onion and the chicken breasts. We heart that.

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Chicken Kiev

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Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

These butter-and-herb filled, fried chicken breasts are an amazing (but once-in-a-while!) indulgence. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated in egg and bread crumbs to prevent the butter from leaking out.

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Pan-Fried Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Gruyere

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The Illustrated Quick Cook

Though this recipe looks complicated, it only take six ingredients to make. (You can do this!)

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Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Tortellini with Herbed Butter Sauce

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Reprinted from Southern Living's The Way to Fry by Norman King. Copyright © 2013. Published by Oxmoor House.

Dredge chicken breasts in pecans for an easy, crunchy coating.

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Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

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EatingWell Test Kitchen

Give this classic Provencal dish a taste of summer by grilling the vegetables traditionally used in ratatouille (bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato). Topped with grilled chicken, it makes an easy main course for summer entertaining.

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Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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What's not to love about a chicken dish that boasts creamy cheddar cheese and decadent bacon? This simple recipe is a definite crowd pleaser.

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Chicken Breasts in Garlic Sauce

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Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

A zippy sauce gives incredible flavor to a basic chicken breast. Don't be put off by the large quantity of garlic -- the flavor mellows in the cooking.

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Baked Asian Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

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Alejandra Ramos

Sweet, spicy and tangy -- these juicy baked chicken breasts are always a crowd- pleaser. Marinate the chicken the night before, and you’ll have an Asian-inspired dinner on the table in just 30 minutes after work! Get the Recipe for Baked Asian Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

Quinoa, Feta, and Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Casey Barber

Spinach and super-healthy, protein-packed quinoa give chicken breasts a healthy (tasty!) kick.

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