Easy Chicken Recipes for Back-to-School

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Easy Chicken Recipes for Back-to-School

The beginning of a new school year means the start of meal planning by dedicated moms and dads. We look for the easiest meals we can make; dinners that won’t interfere with soccer practice and entrees that we can prep the night, or week, before school. Chicken is such an easy protein to cook, and a crowd pleaser. Here are a few amazing and easy chicken recipes that will fit perfectly with your back-to-school routine.

Applesauce Chicken

This recipe may sound peculiar, but the combination of the applesauce and onions provide an amazing sweetness to a savory dish. When it comes to chicken recipes, this one is top notch.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back to School

Honey Hot Sauce Wings from

Houseful of Nicholes

Don’t let this recipe fool you — the mild heat was a winner for Natasha’s 4 kids and the recipe is very simple to make for a weeknight meal.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

Lemon Chicken with Capers in Foil Packets

from Mama Harris’ Kitchen

Dawn created a great recipe that can be made ahead of time, and be cooked in a flash. I love that everything is put in a foil packet. The kids can even help prep this meal!

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

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Curry Chicken Salad from Chewsy Lovers

Mandi and Buck remind us with this recipe that simple can be oh so good! Parents and kids alike will like this chicken dish, and of course, it can be made ahead of time.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

Peachy Chicken

Yet another one of our interesting recipes. The combination of peach, ginger, vinegar and black pepper makes this a chicken recipe that you just have to try. The peaches makes the recipe it kid-friendly, but it’s upscale (and quick) enough for parents.

This peachy chicken recipe is easy, delicious, and a great twist on the original baked chicken recipe.

Apricot Chicken

Sweet and meat strike again with this one. This chicken recipe utilizes apricot jam. The bonus on this recipe is that there is a video tutorial. Go check it out!

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

{Related: How to get 7 meals from a roasted or rotisserie chicken}

Dijon Ranch Club Wraps from Chewsy Lovers

We love a good wrap or sandwich for dinner, and this one is the ultimate. Chicken, bacon and a delectable dijon-ranch dressing makes this a win for everyone in the family.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

Chicken Adobo

This classic Filipino dish is a crowd-pleaser and basically makes itself. You can have an exotic dinner on the table in no time.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

Sticky Lemon Chicken from Chewsy Lovers

Chicken and lemon are two things in nature that are just meant to be. This recipe from Chewsy Lovers will have you licking your fingers and wanting more. Plus, it can be made in less than 30 minutes.


Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

Slow Cooker Beer Can Chicken

This is a staple meal in our home during fall and winter. The combination of the spices, and the hops from the beer, make this chicken dish so tender. The recipe gets bonus points since it’s created right in the slow cooker. Don’t worry: the alcohol from the beer does burn off, so this recipe is safe for children.

Easy Chicken Dishes for Back-to-School

What are your go-to chicken dishes for the back-to-school season? Feel free to link to them below!

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  1. 8.17.14
    Gina said:

    This is one of our favorites: Italian Spinach Delight (named by my son)

    It’s super easy to prepare because you just layer in each ingredient. Serve over pasta or rice to soak up the juices.

    • 8.19.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks for the link, Gina!

  2. 9.5.14

    I am going to have to try these!

    • 9.5.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Let us know what recipes work out for you, Robbie!