Fast And Easy Meals Cooking With Chicken

Enjoy a variety of quick and easy chicken recipes that will make mealtime a breeze. From soups and skillet meals, we’ve got you covered!

It’s easy to cook fast and healthy meals with chicken. There are many variations you can make from scratch that take less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Spoon over a side of rice, pasta, or roasted or mashed potatoes, add a glass of milk or juice, and just like that, you’ve got a healthy, balanced meal. A really hearty chicken soup’s nearly a meal on its own.

Start with a couple of chicken breasts, sliced into cubes or strips. That’ll be enough to serve three to four people after you’re done.

Asian style

You’ll need about 4 tablespoons of honey, ground ginger (1 tbsp), sesame seeds (2 tbsp), and a small dash of soy sauce. If you like things hot, throw in a finely chopped chili pepper.

Start by browning the chicken in your choice of sesame oil, peanut oil, or canola oil. You’ll only need a single teaspoon of oil. Add your seasonings and stir. You can add in just a bit of water to keep the whole thing from burning if you have to.

That’s it. This is a very fast dish. When it smells done, you’re done.


Every fast and easy chicken recipe collection has to include a good chicken soup recipe. This one takes a little bit longer than 10 minutes in all, but you’ll only be over the stove for about five minutes of it. For the rest, just let it simmer.

You’ll need about a cup each of peas, coined carrots, and either kale or spinach. A chopped onion is optional. You can also add about a half cup of baby shells or orzo pasta if you want, but make sure there’s enough room in the soup pot when you add it!

Your seasonings are parsley (4 tbsp), pepper (1 tbsp), sage (pinch), basil (pinch), oregano (pinch), and rosemary if you’ve got it (pinch). Some people like to add a dash of lemon juice. You’ll also need a pinch of salt, to taste, or onion salt, or a dash of soy sauce.

Start by browning the cubed chicken breasts, with or without onions, in a tablespoon of a neutral oil, like canola or corn oil. You can do this right in the pot you’re going to use as your soup pot.

For a different type of flavor, you can do this in bacon drippings. You can even use sesame oil instead, but you’ve got to test that one carefully. It’s not to everyone’s taste.

Add just a little water, so that you’ve got a shallow broth going. Add in all your seasonings except the pepper, which you’ll be adding five minutes before you’re ready to serve the soup. Don’t add it any earlier! The best pepper flavours don’t last that long.

If you used sesame oil, you can also add soy sauce and ginger at this stage for an Oriental taste.

Add a bit more water until the chicken’s completely covered, but do it slowly enough that it’s still simmering. Stir and gradually add in all your veggies. Fill the pot to a few inches short of the top, and let it simmer away while you do other things.

If you’ve got the time, you can let your chicken soup reduce a couple of times. That makes the taste richer. Otherwise, add in pasta if you want it at the same time as you add your pepper. Five minutes later, you’re done.