The hardest part about being an adult is figuring out what’s for dinner every single night. If you’re a busy mom or dad with picky kids to feed, this list of yummy dinner ideas is for you! I’ve gathered up all of our favorite chicken dinner recipes that are not only quick and easy to make with just a few cheap ingredients, but are a lot more fun and creative than your usual weeknight dinner.

A list of quick and easy family dinner ideas made with chicken! I've rounded up simple and cheap recipes that are made with just a few ingredients for making fast weeknight meals with little prep, no fuss, and very little clean up. Perfect for a family with picky eaters! You'll find everything here from comforting casseroles and crockpot meals to healthy dishes packed with veggies. You're going to love these yummy and creative chicken dinner ideas! My kids gobble them up.

On this list of easy chicken dinner recipes, you’ll find everything from comforting casseroles and crockpot meals to healthy dishes packed full of veggies. Something for everyone! You’re sure to discover a few new family favorite dinner ideas.

1. Chicken & Zucchini Stuffing Casserole

Your picky family is going to love this creamy chicken and zucchini topped with a delicious layer of crispy, buttery stuffing. It’s fast to throw together on busy weeknights with just a few basic ingredients.

Chicken Zucchini Stuffing Dinner Casserole | This easy meal is packed full of flavor and can be made with any kind of chicken including rotisserie, canned, or leftover. A favorite weeknight dinner for a family with picky kids! Add this recipe to your dinner menu for busy school nights.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken & Zucchini Casserole

2. Zesty Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Let your slow cooker do all the work for you with this delicious chicken dinner! These amazing sandwiches are incredible with crunchy coleslaw and a side of chips. Serve them up for a casual meal at home, family gathering, potluck, or even a little shindig with your friends.

Zesty Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches | A yummy make ahead dinner for any occasion! Casual meals with your family, potlucks, family gatherings, game day, and more. Either way, it loved amongst kids and adults. Serve with coleslaw and a side of potato chips for the ultimate comfort food.

Recipe & Instructions: Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

3. Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

If you’re looking for something a little healthier, these cheesy zucchini boats are surprisingly packed full of flavor and family approved. The toasty cheese combined with the saucy chicken and crisp zucchini is not only yummy, but easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats | Are you looking for healthy and low carb chicken dinner recipes that your entire family can enjoy? This easy ground chicken recipe is a family favorite dinner in my house! To make the meal go even further, you can also serve with a side of pasta or garlic bread for your hungry husband and growing kids.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

4. Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

If I had to eat one meal for the rest of my life, this slow cooker soup would be at the top of the list. It’s delicious, easy to make ahead of time, and a family favorite meal that gets requested over and over again.

Creamy Chicken Taco Soup | This slow cooker dinner recipe is fast to prepare, made with simple ingredients, and insanely delicious! Definitely a family favorite chicken dinner that even has my picky eaters going back for seconds. We love this creamy soup served with tortillas chips and avocado to make it extra yummy.

Recipe & Instructions: Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

5. Forgotten Chicken Casserole

This classic chicken dinner recipe is so simple to make in just one dish and there’s no need to pre-cook the rice! Just cover with foil and forget about it while the oven cooks both the chicken and creamy rice to perfection.

Forgotten Chicken is a classic and vintage dinner recipe that has stayed around for a reason! Not only is it easy to dump and bake and forget about, but the end result is a delicious family dinner that leaves everyone happy with full bellies. This chicken recipe makes enough to feed a large family of 6 and is great leftover.

Recipe & Instructions: Forgotten Chicken Casserole

6. Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

If you have picky kids to feed, this easy pasta casserole can be thrown together on busy weeknights with either rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken, frozen chicken, or just about any chicken! You get the point. Toss it with your favorite pasta, a jar of sauce, lots of cheese, and then bake until warm and gooey.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole | If you have picky kids who never want to eat their dinner, this easy chicken pasta bake is for you! A rotisserie chicken makes it extra lazy to prepare, but any kind of chicken can be tossed into the pasta mixture.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole

7. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Handheld food is always fun to eat, and these mini chicken pies are no exception. They are a kid-friendly dinner that’s fast to throw together with just 4 ingredients including refrigerated biscuits, frozen veggies, and 2 basic pantry staples.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies | Are you looking for fun and creative dinner ideas for your kids? They are going to love this muffin tin recipe! With just 4 ingredients, you can make a yummy meal that even the pickiest of kids will devour. This budget friendly dinner is perfect for busy school nights because it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then the oven does the rest for you.

Recipe & Instructions: Mini Chicken Pot Pies

8. Easy Homemade Orange Chicken

Who doesn’t love sweet, sticky, orange chicken?? Well, it turns out it’s actually super quick and easy to make at home with just a few sauces and frozen popcorn chicken. Serve this yummy chicken over rice with your favorite side of veggies to make the meal complete.

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe | This sweet and sticky chicken is absolutely amazing and tastes like something you'd get at a Chinese restaurant. But you don't have to go out to eat! Make this easy chicken recipe at home for much cheaper with just a few store-bought ingredients. Your family will thank you!

Recipe & Instructions: Easy Orange Chicken

9. Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken

This delicious family meal is simple to bake in the oven in just one dish! Slather the chicken in the cream cheese mixture, top with sliced bell peppers, and then generously top with cheddar. It’s naturally low carb but can be served any way you’d like including in warm tortillas or over rice.

Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken Breasts | This oven baked recipe is an easy and delicious way to eat fajitas! The main dish is naturally low carb for those of you watching your carb intake, but is still wonderful for the entire family. My kids like to eat this creamy chicken in warm flour tortillas or over rice!

Recipe & Instructions: Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken

10. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This vintage recipe has been made even easier thanks to canned chicken and instant rice. The creamy mixture combined with the crispy, buttery corn flake topping is incredibly tasty and kid approved.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole | If you're looking for cheap and easy chicken dinner ideas, your entire family is going to gobble up this yummy baked casserole dish. It's made with just a few pantry staples including canned chicken, but you can use any chicken that you'd like including rotisserie or leftover. A great budget friendly meal that goes a long way! Customize it with the veggies of your choice.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

11. Crack Chicken Sandwiches

How can you go wrong with creamy ranch chicken and crispy bacon on hoagie rolls? You can’t! This is the ultimate comfort food and easy to make ahead of time so that when dinner time rolls around that’s all you have to do is eat and relax.

Crockpot Crack Chicken Sandwiches | This cream cheese ranch shredded chicken is simple to make in your slow cooker and then you serve it in hoagie rolls with crispy bacon, lettuce, and ranch dressing for the best comfort food you'll ever eat. Better than anything you'd get at a sandwich shop and so easy to make ahead of time!

Recipe & Instructions: Crack Chicken Sandwiches

12. Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken

Baking chicken has never been my favorite way of cooking it… until now. Mix cream cheese with store-bought basil pesto, slather it on a few chicken breasts, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake until magic happens. This low carb chicken pairs well with pasta, rice, risotto, potatoes, or garlic toast.

Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken | My favorite way to cook chicken breasts in the oven! Slather them with a yummy mixture of cream cheese and basil pesto, top with mozzarella cheese, and then bake in the middle rack of your oven. Garnish with fresh basil and tomato for a flavorful and low carb dinner even you kids will enjoy. Serve however you'd like! A side of pasta or rice is always a good choice.

Recipe & Instructions: Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken

13. Creamy Salsa Chicken Tacos

If you have a hectic schedule and a picky family to feed, add this easy slow cooker chicken to your dinner menu! Simply dump these 4 ingredients into your crockpot and shred with a few forks once cooked to make the best creamy, salsa chicken for tacos.

Creamy Salsa Chicken Tacos | Super easy to make with just 4 ingredients! This family friendly meal is kid approved and easy for mom to dump in the slow cooker ahead of time. No hassle and no fuss! Serve this tasty cream cheese chicken in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and condiments.

Recipe & Instructions: Creamy Chicken Tacos

14. Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

This popular dinner recipe will knock the socks off your family and leave everyone with full bellies. The creamy enchilada sauce alone will give you a reason to live again. Serve this heavenly food anytime you’re in the mood to cook a meal that your family will devour.

Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas for dinner tonight! This easy comfort food will soon be a family favorite meal. Add it to your dinner menu and then thank me later! We make this often when we are craving Mexican food but don't want to break the bank going out to eat. The creamy white sauce is to die for!

Recipe & Instructions: White Chicken Enchiladas

15. Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken

Creamy chicken with crispy bacon. Yes, please! This versatile chicken dinner can be served with your favorite sides such as buttered noodles, potatoes, rice, and perhaps some healthy veggies thrown in the mix.

Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken | Slather this creamy mixture onto a few chicken breasts in a large baking dish, top with shredded cheddar cheese, and bake for an easy weeknight meal for your family. The crispy bacon takes it over the top! This is a great recipe if you have picky eaters at home. Chicken is always a go-to for us, and this is our new favorite way of baking it.

Recipe & Instructions: Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken

16. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

If you haven’t tried stuffing zucchini, it’s about time you knock it off your bucket list. Ground chicken makes this cheesy buffalo recipe extra easy, and trust me, it’s not missing in flavor.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats | Healthy, low carb, and yet insanely delicious! This family friendly meal can be customized to your liking with the hot sauce of your choice (hot or mild). My husband and I are usually watching our carbs, so this recipe is perfect for us, and the kids love it with a side of garlic bread or buttered noodles.

Recipe & Instructions: Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

17. Shredded Chicken & Gravy

This comforting, budget friendly meal is crazy delicious served over mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice. A huge hit in my house even with my hangry husband and picky kids! We especially love this creamy chicken with a side of air-fried green beans.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy | This crockpot shredded chicken is perfect served over mashed potatoes. It reminds us of the holidays! Just dump everything into your crockpot and wait for the magic to happen. This chicken is super creamy and flavorful thanks to just a few cheap ingredients including chicken gravy mix and a can of soup.

Recipe & Instructions: Shredded Chicken & Gravy

18. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

No grill required here! Simply dump the chicken along with sliced bell peppers and onions onto a large baking sheet and forget about it while the oven cooks everything to perfection. You can also warm the tortillas in the oven during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas | How to make the best fajitas in your oven! A total game changer when it comes to dinner time. You don't need a grill to make yummy fajitas, try your oven instead. Everything gets baked on a single dish making clean up a breeze.

Recipe & Instructions: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

19. Chicken Parmesan Sliders

If you have a family with picky eaters to feed, these mini chicken sandwiches might just win you the “Mom Of The Year” award. Kids go crazy for them, making them perfect for sleepovers or a casual school night dinner.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders | These mini sandwiches are simple to make thanks to frozen chicken nuggets, Hawaiian rolls, pasta sauce, cheese, and butter! A favorite amongst picky kids of all ages. These are yummy served for casual dinners at home with the kids, sleepovers, or even family gatherings because they make for the perfect finger food.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken Parmesan Sliders

20. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Chicken

Cream cheese combined with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and cheddar cheese, slathered onto a few chicken breasts and baked in the oven to create a flavorful, low carb, and easy chicken dinner.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Cheese Baked Chicken | A low carb and delicious family dinner idea! Eat alone or with a pasta, rice, potatoes, or anything else you'd like. This is my new favorite way of baking chicken. How can you go wrong with smothering chicken is a flavorful cream cheese mixture? This recipe only requires one dish, so it's easy clean up with very little prep.

Recipe & Instructions: Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Chicken

21. Slow Cooker Enchilada Tacos

Enchiladas made backwards! Simply place chicken into your crockpot with a can of enchilada sauce and cheese. Shred the chicken and serve in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, avocado, and tomato.

Slow Cooker Enchilada Tacos | A fun and easy way to make enchiladas! Instead of the traditional way, try cooking the chicken in your slow cooker with enchilada sauce and cheese, shredding it, and then serving in warm flour tortillas with yummy toppings such as lettuce, avocado, and tomato. If you're looking for easy chicken dinner recipes to make tonight, go ahead and let your crockpot do all the work for you with this one!

Recipe & Instructions: Enchilada Tacos

22. Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded slow cooker chicken made with buffalo wing sauce, a packet of ranch seasoning, and a little butter. Enjoy in hoagie rolls, over a baked potato, or on a bed of salad! This easy crockpot chicken is wonderful served as a family dinner or even for small gatherings, potlucks, and football parties.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches | Break out your crockpot because you are about to make spicy and delicious sandwiches for your family tonight! This easy recipe only requires a few ingredients and is perfect for making ahead of time for casual family dinners. The ultimate comfort food! We love making these chicken sandwiches on game day or Football Sunday.

Recipe & Instructions: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

23. Chicken Parmesan Baked Spaghetti

This lazy day dinner is a basically a cheaters way of making chicken parmesan. Frozen chicken patties combined with pasta, marinara, and lots of cheese makes for a large family meal that can be enjoyed leftover for days.

Chicken Parmesan Baked Spaghetti | The extra lazy way to make chicken parmesan using frozen chicken patties and few other cheap ingredients! If you're looking for chicken dinner ideas to feed a large family, this is it. This yummy pasta bake is also wonderful served leftover so you could get several meals of it, making dinner time a breeze during the week.

Recipe & Instructions: Chicken Parmesan Baked Spaghetti

If you're searching for easy chicken dinner recipes for your picky family, your search ends here! I've rounded up a list of simple meals made with just a few ingredients that take less than 30 minutes to prepare! There's a combination of healthy recipes along with a few cheesy comfort foods.