Super Easy, But Insanely Delicious 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

As busy as we get each day, we still want to prepare a decent and hearty meal for our family. While not all of us have the luxury of time to cook extravagant dinners, we can opt to cook simpler, time-saving recipes that are just as good. If you’re pressed for time, try these easy yet delicious 5-ingredient chicken recipes for dinner!

Easy Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

What you need:

  • 1 can condensed broccoli cheese soup
  • 1 package chicken stuffing mix
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together broccoli cheese soup (don’t dilute!), cooked chicken and broccoli florets in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to an 11×7-inch baking dish. Prepare the chicken stuffing mix according to the instructions in the package then add it to the baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Cover and bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 20 minutes. When ready, remove cover and continue baking for another 15 minutes. Allow to cool for several minutes before serving.

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Apricot Spiced Chicken

What you need:

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot mustard
  • Salt to taste

Combine apricot preserves, chilli sauce, mustard and salt (you can season with pepper if desired) in a saucepan and stir together over medium heat for about 3 minutes, or until heated through. Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the baking pan and broil for 6 to 8 minutes per side, brushing generously with spicy apricot sauce during the last few minutes of cooking. Allow to cool and sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Mexican-Style Chicken Rice

What you need:

  • 1 can diced tomatoes with onions
  • 1 package Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups cubed chicken breasts, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Melt the butter in a skillet and cook the rice and pasta mix for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the tomatoes (with liquid), some water (about 3/4 cup) and the contents of the rice seasoning packet. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower heat and continue cooking for 10 minutes. When ready, stir in the chicken and jalapeno. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

These 5-ingredient chicken recipes are the answer to your busy nights – you won’t have to spend too long in the kitchen!

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by Adrian T. Cheng