Chicken is a great protein option for weeknight dinners. It’s lean, liked by everyone, and easy to cook. But cooking chicken breast can be boring and gets old fast. It’s amazing what simply cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces can do for a recipe! It makes it easy to eat (especially for children) and means that whatever sauce you add coats each bite equally.
This list will provide you with plenty of ideas to experiment and play with. There are 24 recipes with diced chicken, and each one is unique.
Most of these recipes are quick and simple, and many ingredients can be swapped depending on what you have at home.
Scroll through this list and save the recipes you want to try; you’re guaranteed to find something your family will love!
Orange chicken: sticky, savory, sweet, with a little hit of spice. It’s the perfect bite! This recipe turns that fast-food favorite into a home-cooked meal you can enjoy any night.
Serve this Asian classic with some steamed rice and stir-fried green beans for a full plate. Eating low carb? Fill lettuce cups with the chicken and add a steamed vegetable on the side, and you’re set. This recipe is better than takeout and even better for your wallet!
This recipe gives you all the delightful and rich flavors of chicken alfredo without any of the carbs.
Cauliflower replaces pasta for a boost in nutrient-rich vegetables, and it’s topped with a keto alfredo sauce instead of a roux-based sauce.
Finishing in the oven gives you that bubbly, stretchy topping. If you don’t have time to make keto alfredo from scratch, look online for a jarred version to save you some effort!
A hibachi grill is a fantastic restaurant experience, and with this easy recipe, you can be eating hibachi chicken with a mustard sauce in no time!
Now, I don’t expect you to put on a show like an actual hibachi grill, but your guests or family won’t miss that.
This recipe calls for mushrooms and zucchini, but you can substitute any vegetables you have on hand. I’ve made it with carrots, green beans, and broccoli. Enjoy!
Mushrooms and chicken make a heavenly pairing. They are filled with umami, and the added peppers, seasonings, and garlic make this recipe mouthwatering.
You caramelize everything in a salty buttery pan, and the juices from the mushrooms and chicken make a smooth pan sauce.
If you don’t have a shallot, simply swap it out for an onion. Topping with parsley, finishes the dish with a fresh, herby flavor that adds a lightness you’ll want to keep eating.
Cheese, potatoes, and chicken, does it get any better? This recipe uses fluffy potatoes baked with chicken bites and topped with cheddar cheese.
If you have other cheeses around you, want to use, swap out the cheddar for any mix you like! This is a very simple recipe that you can throw together for a weeknight meal.
This is a dish that any family member would love. Serve with a fresh salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete meal!
Southwestern flavors are some of my favorites! Combining taco spices with lime juice and cilantro makes for a fresh casserole.
The vegetables are already a part of this recipe: corn, tomatoes, and bell peppers if you can’t find Ro-Tel, substitute for a can of diced tomatoes and a chopped jalapeno.
Don’t skip the creamy avocado on top! Sometimes I like to add some sour cream or salsa on top as well for added flavor. You can even serve this with some tortillas for stuffing.
Sweet and sour chicken is normally stir-fried, making it a more time-consuming dish. This recipe provides the same flavor but with a simpler method: baking.
The sauce has minimal ingredients with sugar and ketchup, providing sweet and apple cider vinegar for the sour.
If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can substitute it for rice vinegar or white vinegar. Tossing the chicken in cornstarch will result in crispy morsels of chicken that taste as they came straight out of a wok!
This recipe reminds me a lot of risotto without all the work. It’s creamy and rich with the salty parmesan flavoring the whole pot.
The rice cooks to the perfect texture, and the chicken is tender and juicy. Serve this with some green beans or an Italian salad to balance out the richness.
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s all cooked in one pot, minimizing dirty dishes and cleaning time! Make this the next time you’re craving Italian food; you won’t regret it.
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Just got an Instant Pot? You’re in luck! This is one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes for beginners. It uses ingredients most people have these ingredients already, and it’s quick to prep and cook.
Try mixing in broccoli for added nutrients and a healthy twist. The garlic and parmesan are classic flavor bombs, and they make this recipe!
If you don’t have an Italian seasoning mix, you can use any dried herbs you have around, like basil, oregano, or parsley.
This sweet buttery chicken is wonderful over steamed fluffy rice, and you’ll feel like you’re eating take-out.
The honey provides the perfect sweetness, and it results in a stickiness that is normally found in Asian chicken dishes. Top this with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for the perfect finishing touch.
If you have kids, they will love this recipe, and it will have to make it into your weekly rotation!
If you’ve never had Huli Huli sauce, you’re in for quite the treat.
The pineapple and ginger sauce coat the charred chicken skewers, and you’ll feel like you’re eating on a Hawaiian beach over a fire.
If you don’t have sherry vinegar, swap for rice vinegar. Skewer some pineapple and vegetables like peppers, onion, squash, and mushrooms and grill those alongside the chicken. Smother it all in the Huli Huli sauce, and you’ll be going back for seconds.
12. Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki chicken is a favorite for Asian takeout and for a good reason. It has the perfect balance of flavors and a hint of garlic and ginger.
Steamed broccoli is a great side dish for this chicken. Pour any extra sauce over it.
This is another quick weeknight dish; you can have it on the table in 30 minutes.
If chicken breast is over budget, use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead. If you don’t have any sesame oil, skip it! Make extras because this reheats well for leftovers.
Chicken stuffing casserole is a warm, comforting dish that will make you feel like you’re eating a holiday meal.
It’s like mixing a roasted chicken dinner and crispy stuffing into a creamy casserole dish.
The best part? This dish doesn’t feel like you’re making a holiday meal! It’s fast, easy, and uses frozen vegetables and boxed stuffing mix.
You mix it and throw it into the dish to bake. It doesn’t get easier than that!
This dish is a stir-fried masterpiece! Fresh vegetables are sauteed with chicken bites, aromatic spices, ginger, and garlic and finished with a sweet and sour sauce.
Serve this over chow mein or low mein noodles for a different spin on an Asian meal if you’re trying to avoid refined sugars, substitute honey or maple syrup for the added sweetener.
If you’re eating low carb, serve this over a warm bowl of cauliflower rice. Make this for your next Asian meal, and your family will love you!
15. Kung-Pao Chicken
Kung-Pao chicken packs the heat! This recipe is spicy but in the best way.
The best part? It’s healthy too! It has loads of vegetables mixed in that provide a lot of flavors.
The sauce uses honey instead of sugar, and there are peanuts for added crunch!
If you or someone you’re cooking for has a peanut allergy, swap out peanuts for cashews, they have a similar flavor. Serve this over brown rice for added fiber or in cabbage cups for a low-carb option!
General Tsao’s Chicken is one of my favorite things to order from our go-to Asian takeout restaurant.
I assumed it was difficult and time-consuming for a long time, but this recipe proves me wrong!
The chicken bites are delightfully crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.
It’s all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce that coats each piece of chicken. Omit the red pepper flakes if you’re cooking for kids or someone who doesn’t like spicy food. If you like spice, the recipe as written is just for you!
Sometimes I like to get a few pounds of chicken and dice it all up at once to make future dinner preps easier. But then I end up with a bunch and find myself asking: what to make with diced chicken?
That’s where this recipe comes in! It’s cheesy, garlicky, and a great keto option. Even if you aren’t eating keto, add some potatoes or whole-grain pasta to this dish, and you’re set!
The spinach and broccoli pack nutrients into this dish, and you won’t even notice you’re eating vegetables.
This recipe is a great option if you like to cook multiple meals ahead of time as it reheats well and is easy to make in a large batch.
The chicken tenders are coated in a garlicky sweet sauce that goes well with rice, vegetables, mashed potatoes, or even a sandwich.
Pro tip: make extra sauce to dip your veggies into! If you don’t have chopped parsley, top with some dried herbs instead to add some freshness and flavor.
Air fryer keto recipes are the perfect way to make eating a keto diet easy and beginner-friendly. They are fast and only require a one cooking device.
This recipe for barbeque chicken wrapped in bacon make the perfect snack to keep in your fridge or as party finger food.
The bacon is salty and crisp, and the barbeque sauce brings the sweetness. The dipping sauces are a must. Make this for your next family gathering or birthday party, and everyone will be asking for the recipe!
The first time I had Korean fried chicken was in a Korean airport on my honeymoon, and I fell in love! This lightly breaded chicken is fried and crispy, doused in a tangy, spicy sauce.
This recipe makes Korean fried chicken more available to the average cook. Serve this as an appetizer at a party or as a full meal with steamed rice and vegetables.
This dish will satisfy any craving you have for Korean food, that’s for sure!
Buffalo chicken is one of those snacks that never gets old, and it’s one of my favorite diced chicken breast recipes.
Don’t feel obligated to use Franks Hot Sauce. Use any one of your favorite buffalo sauces! These are fantastic dipped in ranch dressing or blue cheese dip.
This is yet another great party food! People can pick up a piece whenever they want a bite of these crispy, spicy chicken nuggets. You can even use this to fill a wrap for lunch!
Hawaiian chicken kabobs are the perfect summer barbeque picnic food! Sweet and acidic pineapple are skewered with Hawaiian barbeque sauce-covered chicken bites and then grilled.
If you don’t like pineapple or mix up the fruit, try using mango or peaches. If you can’t find a Hawaiian barbeque sauce, simply mix in pineapple juice and soy sauce to a bottle of barbeque sauce you already have.
Serve these with grilled vegetables and summer rolls for a Hawaiian summer party!
This goes down as one of the best copycat recipes out there. Who doesn’t LOVE Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets?
I don’t know if that person exists. The thing is, Chick-Fil-A can be hard to find in some locations.
With this recipe, you can have those same delicious nuggets in your own kitchen. Who knew the secret was buttermilk and pickle juice?
That’s right, pickle juice! Marinating your chicken in pickle juice is the secret to these crispy, juicy chicken bites. Try using pickled jalapeno juice if you really love spicy nuggets.
Cashew chicken stir fry is one of those recipes that checks all the right boxes; crunchy? Sweet? Spicy? Yes, to all of the above!
The cashews add a great crunchy salty bite to this stir fry, and the ingredient list looks long, but this sauce is worth gathering all the pieces up for.
If you can’t find oyster sauce, substitute for a sweet soy sauce or double the hoisin amount.
Serve this over a heaping bowl of rice, and you’ll have a delicious Asian dinner in no time!
- 1. Orange Chicken Recipe
- 2. Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole
- 3. Hibachi Chicken with Fried Rice
- 4. Garlic Mushroom Chicken Bites
- 5. Cheesy Chicken Potato Bake
- 6. Southwestern Fiesta Chicken
- 7. Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
- 8. Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken and Rice
- 9. Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes
- 10. Honey Butter Garlic Chicken
- 11. Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
- 12. Teriyaki Chicken
- 13. Chicken Stuffing Casserole
- 14. Zucchini Mushroom Chicken Stir-Fry
- 15. Kung-Pao Chicken
- 16. General Tsao’s Chicken
- 17. Keto Garlic Chicken Recipe
- 18. Honey Garlic Butter Chicken Tenders
- 19. Air Fryer BBQ Chicken
- 20. Korean Fried Chicken
- 21. Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
- 22. Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
- 23. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets
- 24. Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
- Choose your favorite Diced Chicken dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!