6 Standout Chicken Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Dinner tonight, solved

Looking for easy chicken recipes that come together in less than 30 minutes? Ideal for weeknight dinners, some of our favorite chicken recipes are also the simplest. Take fried chicken, for example. You can make the classic version or opt for a more fiery Korean one. Stir-fries are also a great option—if you have a little extra, save it for later in the week. Here are our 6 best 30-minute chicken recipes.

Stir-Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts

Stir-Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts

Filipino Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Philippine Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Chicken Quesadillas

A homemade Mexican spice rub adds a gentle heat to the chicken and peppers in this uncomplicated dish. Get the recipe for Chicken Quesadillas »

Char Siu Chicken

Char Siu Chicken

Fried Chicken

Parker’s BBQ in Wilson, North Carolina, famous for its Family Platter with shatteringly crisp fried chicken, goes through seven to eight thousand chickens a week. A favorite of chef Elizabeth Karmel’s, this super-simple recipe lets the flavor of the chicken shine. Get the recipe for Fried Chicken »

Korean Fried Chicken

Double-frying chicken wings is the secret in Korean recipes to achieving the delicate, crackly crust that is the hallmark of this popular Korean specialty, made famous in this country at the Los Angeles restaurant Kyochon. Cathy Danh wrote about this snack in “The Other KFC” for our March 2010 issue. Get the recipe for Korean Fried Chicken »