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

Cashew Chicken Stirfry
Stir-fries are excellent for when you have no time. This spicy, easy stir-fry is all about the sticky, slightly sweet sauce that coats the chicken and cashews and comes together in minutes. Like all stir-fries, it is incredibly versatile. Simply add in whatever is in your fridge. Get the recipe for Stir-Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts »Farideh Sadeghin

Filipino Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Philippine Barbecue Chicken Skewers
Putting chicken on a stick and barbecuing them is a quick way to get sweet, salty, tangy chicken in a hurry. Get the recipe for Filipino Barbecue Chicken Skewers »Matt Taylor-Gross

Chicken Quesadillas

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 »Farideh Sadeghin

Char Siu Chicken

Char Siu Chicken
Char siu chicken is much quicker than its pork counterpart. In this rendition, beet powder, a natural alternative, lends the bright red color and adds a little sweetness. Get the recipe for Char Siu Chicken »Drew Anthony Smith

Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken

Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken, Pilgrimages
Keep it simple when serving fried chicken for dinner. This recipes make the most shatteringly crisp chicken without the hassle. Get the recipe for Parker's BBQ Fried Chicken »Nicole Franzen

Korean Fried Chicken

Double-frying is the key to the success of these spicy chicken wings. Get the recipe for Korean Fried Chicken »Matt Taylor-Gross