A versatile ingredient, chicken is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Its juicy, tender texture and swift cooking time make it a staple in many family’s weeknight meals. In addition to being delicious and easy to make, chicken also lends itself nicely to being the main protein in one-pot meals—when you combine all of that together, it’s easy to see why our one-pot chicken dinners, many of which come together in under an hour, are so popular with busy families. Short on cleanup, quick on prep, and big on flavor, these single-pot chicken recipes are the perfect solution for when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
Chicken, Fennel, and Artichoke Fricassee, pictured here, is made of chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, red onion, and fennel; everything cooks together in one skillet for a sumptuous dinner that couldn’t be easier to make. The vegetables infuse the braising liquid, which cooks down into a flavorful pan sauce for the meat. Our Chicken-and-Broccoli Stir-Fry is another recipe to bookmark. We like that it comes together in under 30 minutes in one wok or skillet. Our One-Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles is a creamy satisfying dish that goes from prep to the dinner table in under an hour. From there, head to Valencia, Spain with an update on the traditional Arroz Con Pollo. Our version uses pimiento-stuffed olives for a savory surprise.
If you have an Instant Pot, you already know that this small but mighty appliance comes in handy on hectic weeknights. Make our Chicken Curry or Coq Au Vin in half the usual time and with a fraction of the typical cleanup. It’s also great for making a variety of different chicken soups and stews—we like ours paired with noodles and vegetables. The wintery and under-the-weather favorite Classic Chicken Noodle Soup is celebrated for a reason. With only 20 minutes of prep, our better-for-you version features a low-sodium chicken broth as a flavorful dupe.
And there’s far more where these recipes came from. We’re diving deep into our archives for delicious and easy one-pot chicken dinners.