31 Days of Weeknight Chicken Dinners to Make In March | foodiecrush.com

Happy March, foodiecrushers!

We’re thrilled to bring you the third installment to our 31 Days Series (you can check out the first one here and the second one here). We felt inspired to devote this month’s roundup to one of our most faithful kitchen staples — the timeless chicken dinner.

When we’re coming up empty for inspiration in the kitchen, or caught in a whirlwind week, we can pretty much always count on there being chicken in the fridge or freezer—or making it an easy pick-up at the grocery store. It’s lean, it’s versatile, and we can’t seem to get through a whole week without it showing up on the menu at least once.

The recipes curated here are all easy, healthy, and time-friendly, and many are made in one pot, skillet, or sheet pan—dishes are our nemesis, simplicity is our friend.

Here’s how to make meal planning your chicken dinners a snap.

First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.

And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.

All right already, let’s get on with these chicken dinner winners!

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Thighs from cafedelites.com on foodiecrush.com

March 1: Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Thighs

from Cafe Delites

You’d never guess this creamy, dreamy chicken dish was low-carb and low-fat. Oh yeah, and it’s made in one skillet (hey, we guess dreams do come true).

One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus from chelseasmessyapron.com on foodiecrush.com

March 2: One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

An entire (delicious) meal, made on just one sheet pan. Now this is the kind of no-fuss, busy weeknight dinner we can rejoice over (also, a major cheers to having fewer dishes to wash)!

20-Minute Thai Basil Chicken from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

March 3: 20-Minute Thai Basil Chicken

from Gimme Some Oven

A healthy stir-fry chockfull of veggies and aromatic basil, and in just 20 minutes, and in one pan? Our arms don’t need twisting…

Crispy Togarashi Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Relish from skinnytaste.com on foodiecrush.com

March 4: Crispy Togarashi Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Relish

from Skinnytaste

Meet the Japanese version of Chicken Milanese! This chicken may be light, but it is loaded with flavor, and is nice and crispy. The sesame cucumber relish is a cool and refreshing complement.

30-Minute Creamy Mushroom and Leek Chicken Breasts from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

March 5: 30-Minute Creamy Mushroom and Leek Chicken Breasts

from FoodieCrush

One pan, six ingredients, and 30 minutes is all you need to reach full-on chicken dinner nirvana with this French-inspired dish.

Barbecue Chicken and Cauliflower "Couscous" Bowls from cookingandbeer.com on foodiecrush.com

March 6: Barbecue Chicken and Cauliflower “Couscous” Bowls

from Cooking and Beer

This 30-minute meal is covers all the bases and tricks your brain into thinking you’re eating carbs when you’re actually eating cauliflower. It’s sneaky but too delicious to make you feel taken advantage of.

Cornflake Oven Fried Chicken with Honey Mustard Apple Slaw from andiemitchell.com on foodiecrush.com

March 7: Cornflake Oven Fried Chicken with Honey Mustard Apple Slaw

from Andie Mitchell

Trick your brain into thinking you’re eating a sweet southern granny’s prized fried chicken recipe with this clever, healthy dinner. A light, Old-Bay-spiked Cornflake breading, plus a stint in the oven, versus the fryer, makes this dinner a healthy way to satisfy even the most intense fried chicken craving. This one’s a keeper.

Creamy Chicken and Peas from healthyseasonalrecipes.com on foodiecrush.com

March 8: Creamy Chicken and Peas

from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

This low-maintenance chicken dinner features tender chicken and sweet peas in a creamy chive sauce. You likely already have these ingredients on hand, and it takes about 20 minutes to make. It’s also kid-friendly, and perfect for spring. Ding, ding.

Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Thighs from thecandidappetite.com on foodiecrush.com

March 9: Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Thighs

from The Candid Appetite

Summon the glistening deep blue coast of Mediterranean with each bite of this killer sheet pan dinner.

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken from therecipecritic.com on foodiecrush.com

March 10: Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

from Life Made Sweeter, via The Recipe Critic

This takeout favorite is lightened up and made easy in the slow cooker (don’t worry though, it may skimp in calories, but it does not skimp in flavor)!

One Pot Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole from recipetineats.com on foodiecrush.com

March 11: One Pot Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

from RecipeTin Eats

The whole enchilada, deconstructed, and in just one pot.

Creamy Parmesan Pesto Chicken Skillet from carlsbadcravings.com on foodiecrush.com

March 12: Creamy Parmesan Pesto Chicken Skillet

from Carlsbad Cravings

If pesto and Alfredo had a lovechild, it would be this sauce. Throw in some fresh, springy peas and asparagus, and some pesto-rubbed chicken, and you’re well on your way to 30-minute dinner bliss.

Asian Glazed Orange Chicken from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

March 13: Asian Glazed Orange Chicken

from FoodieCrush

This fast and easy chicken is the perfect marriage of sweet and spicy, and it beats your neighborhood takeout joint.

Skillet Chicken Suiza with Cilantro Brown Rice from bevcooks.com on foodiecrush.com

March 14: Skillet Chicken Suiza with Cilantro Brown Rice

from Bev Cooks

You will want to take a bath in this creamy, homemade salsa verde sauce. Okay, maybe not, but you’ll definitely want seconds.

Easy Drunken Zoodle Chicken Casserole from cottercrunch.com on foodiecrush.com

March 15: Easy Drunken Zoodle Chicken Casserole

from Cotter Crunch

This Asian casserole is full of protein and veggies. It’s also light, yet hearty, bursting with amazing flavor, and happens to be Paleo. Plus, it takes just 10 minutes to prep! How’s that for a weeknight win?

Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli from pinchofyum.com on foodiecrush.com

March 16: Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

from Pinch of Yum

Meet the healthier, more sophisticated version of General Tso’s Chicken. Baked instead of fried, perfectly sticky-sweet thanks to honey (not sugar), and goop-free (thank goodness).

One Pan Chicken with Lemon Garlic Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts from asaucykitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

March 17: One Pan Chicken with Lemon Garlic Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

from A Saucy Kitchen

Caramelized veggies and crispy chicken tango in this easy, healthy sheet pan dinner.

Red Curry Chicken from thewoksoflife.com on foodiecrush.com

March 18: Red Curry Chicken

from The Woks of Life

This flavorful curry has fewer than 10 ingredients, takes less than 30 minutes to make, and is made in just one pot. We call this a weeknight dinner slam dunk if we’ve ever seen one.

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa from joyfulhealthyeats.com on foodiecrush.com

March 19: Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

from Joyful Healthy Eats

This fresh and zesty chicken is a cilantro-lover’s dream. It also comes together in 30 minutes!

Broccoli and Cheese Chicken Quinoa Casserole from diethood.com on foodiecrush.com

March 20:Broccoli and Cheese Chicken Quinoa Casserole

from Diethood

This is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken and rice casserole you probably grew up on, and it’s just as yummy and comforting.

Citrus Jalapeno Chicken Tostadas from cakenknife.com on foodiecrush.com

March 21: Citrus Jalapeño Chicken Tostadas

from Cake ‘n Knife

Sweet and spicy glazed chicken, tangy grapefruit, and cool, creamy avocado sauce all having a party on a crispy tortilla? Say no more.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Over Herbed Farro from brooklynsupper.com on foodiecrush.com

March 22: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Over Herbed Farro

from Brooklyn Supper

Roasted root veggies, tender chicken thighs, and nutty farro do a lovely, savory dance in this easy and healthy weeknight meal.

Oven Roasted Fajitas from rachelschultz.com on foodiecrush.com

March 23: Oven Roasted Fajitas

from Rachel Schultz

These fajitas couldn’t be simpler to make, and they’re flavored with a homemade taco seasoning (no artificial packets, thank you)!

Skillet Chicken Parmesan from wrytoasteats.com on foodiecrush.com

March 24: Skillet Chicken Parmesan

from Wry Toast

Cue checkered tablecloth and the song from Lady and the Tramp, because this dish will make you feel romantic. It’s got all the flavor you know and love from classic chicken parmesan, but with considerably less guilt. This chicken is half fried, half baked, and 100% amazing.

Chicken and Spinach Spaghetti Squash Alfredo from reciperunner.com on foodiecrush.com

March 25: Chicken and Spinach Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

from Recipe Runner

This lighter, carb-friendly spin on classic Alfredo is so awesome that the spaghetti squash doubles as bowl.

Healthy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps from bbritnell.com on foodiecrush.com

March 26: Healthy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

from B. Britnell

These fresh and healthy lettuce wraps hit every right note — crunchy, sweet, salty, and refreshing. They’re also a breeze to make.

Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes from cafedelites.com on foodiecrush.com

March 27: Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes

from Cafe Delites

Another easy, well-balanced one pan meal that will surely become a weeknight staple.

Baked Lemon Chicken from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

March 28: Baked Lemon Chicken

from Gimme Some Oven

A quick brine makes these lemon-garlic-thyme-scented chicken breasts unbelievably juicy, succulent, and never dry. Serve this up with some roasted veggies or a nice salad, and then swear you’ll never cook chicken any other way.

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Kheema with Peas from feedmephoebe.com on foodiecrush.com

March 29: Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Kheema with Peas

from Feed Me Phoebe

This homemade Indian classic is weeknight dinner-friendly, since it’s made in the slow cooker. It’s also dairy-free (though you’d never know it, because it’s so creamy)!

7 Spice Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

March 30: 7 Spice Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

from FoodieCrush

These healthy bowls pack a punch of awesome flavor. Sticky rice and crisp, cool veggies commingle with juicy grilled chicken that’s been lacquered in a homemade Japanese 7 Spice teriyaki sauce.

One Skillet Chicken Enchiladas from kitchenswagger.com on foodiecrush.com

March 31: One Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

from Kitchen Swagger

Chicken enchiladas have never easier than they are in this recipe (which totally means we’ll be eating them much more frequently)!

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This recipe round-up was curated  and written by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Seven Day Weekend. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.

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