Few things are as versatile as boneless, skinless chicken breasts. With this one meal staple, you can pretty much make any recipe your heart desires, and you can do it with minimal calories and money spent!

If you have chicken breasts sitting in your fridge or freezer right now, you’re probably wondering what you can do for dinner tonight. This is especially true if you don’t have a lot of time for prep or to run out and get extra ingredients for an extra-fancy dish. Well, look no further for perfect weeknight meals than these 13 chicken breast recipes! You can whip up any of these in minutes and your family will just eat them up. Literally.

1. Honey Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

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We glazed sizzling bites of chicken with fresh broccoli and carrots in a sweet and savory Asian-inspired stir-fry sauce. This speedy weeknight dinner is healthier and tastier than takeout — and since it’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes, it’s also faster than waiting for the delivery guy.

2. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

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When you think of chicken Parm, odds are you imagine a breaded cutlet covered in red sauce and paired with pasta. And while this is an amazing way to enjoy chicken Parmesan, it’s not the only way! These lightly breaded cutlets in a creamy, tangy lemon sauce are our favorite way to re-imagine an Italian classic.

3. Chicken Fajita Pasta

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Craving Tex Mex tonight? You don’t have to order takeout, not with this chicken and pasta recipe! We’ll admit, chicken and pasta probably don’t scream traditional Mexican food, but with this spicy kick, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying the real thing right at home.

4. Pizza-Stuffed Chicken

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Who doesn’t love all things pizza? Avoid the takeout price tag with this homemade twist: pizza-stuffed chicken. These juicy chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni, and marinara sauce might just replace your regular pizza order.

5. Margarita Grilled Chicken

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One of the best aspects of chicken is how it tastes amazing fried, baked, or grilled. Some options are healthier than others, but if done correctly, they’re all delicious. Naturally, if you’re going healthy you’re going to opt for grilled. Our favorite way to enjoy grilled chicken is with this margarita twist. A little tequila on your chicken never hurt anyone.

6. Rosemary Portobello Chicken

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Not everyone loves mushrooms (my own mom can’t even stand the sight of them!) but there are some of us who go nuts for their earthy flavor and almost creamy consistency. If you’re a mushroom maniac, this flavorful rosemary Portobello chicken, draped in a mushroom sauce, is a must-try.

7. Pimento Basil Cream Chicken

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    Bookmark this effortless chicken recipe if you like the sound of juicy cutlets bathed in a velvety cream sauce with tomatoes, pimentos, cheese, and a handful of fresh basil. The 30 minute finish line will have you penciling this one-pan dish in for weeknights, but it’s also definitely dinner-party-impressive.

    8. Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

    These incredibly fun and easy mozzarella chicken rolls are perfect for kids and adults alike! You’ll be surprised how healthy these little rolls are, considering all the flavor they’re packing.

    9. Alabama-Styled Chicken Kebabs

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    This recipe is a great example of the versatility of chicken breasts! You don’t have to make breasts whole, you can just as easily dice and kebab them for a delicious dinner that’s fun, too.

    10. Massaman-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

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    We all know chicken noodle soup as an ultimate comfort food, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for improvement. This take on the classic brings a traditional Indian twist with some curry flavorings and fresh veggies.

    11. Chicken Tamale Pie

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    See chicken in a whole new way by incorporating it into this unique casserole dish tonight! With a top layer of creamy mashed potatoes covering grilled chicken, corn, and black beans, this dish offers up all your favorite parts of Mexican flavor in a neat meal.

    12. Green Goddess Chicken Sandwich

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    Is there anyone among us who doesn’t love bread? Put anything in between two pieces of bread and I’ll most likely eat it. This green goddess chicken sandwich, which is bursting with healthy nutrients, is no exception!

    13. Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken

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    Personally, my craving for Chinese food is a never ending one. I could eat dumplings and sesame chicken all day, any day. So, needless to say, I am PUMPED to try this spicy orange-ginger chicken recipe right at home.

    14. Chicken and Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Waffles

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    Yeah. There’s a lot going on here. The iconic combo of chicken and waffles has been elevated to a much spicier level. This hot chicken goes perfectly with these savory waffles, which are drenched in a jalapeno, cheddar bacon sauce. Think you can handle the heat?

    15. Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

    The only thing better than an easy chicken dinner? An easy chicken dinner made in the Crockpot. This slow cooker chicken marsala is a very hands-off dinner, and the end result is absolutely bursting with creamy flavor.

    What do you think of these chicken breast recipes? Did we miss a favorite of yours? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.