Easy summer chicken breast recipes! These chicken breast dinner ideas are healthy, quick, and perfect for hot summer days.
The last thing we want to do on beautiful summer days is to fret about what to make for dinner.
You sure don’t want to spend too much time cooking, and searching for easy dinner ideas can take FOREVER.
But you have a family to feed, and they expect dinner every night. (The nerve!)
Luckily, I put together a list of quick and simple chicken recipes for summer dinners …
… so that you have lots of inspiration for what to cook.
These summer boneless chicken breast recipes are healthy, budget-friendly, and often use the grill or slow cooker so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen.
There’s a huge variety, from family-friendly chicken tacos to delicious BBQ chicken sandwiches, chicken kabobs, salads, and more.
Add a couple of these easy summer recipes to your weekly meal plan each week, stock up on chicken when it’s on sale, and take the stress out of dinnertime all summer long.
There’s definitely something for everyone, so let’s dive in!
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This Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken kebab recipe features chunks of chicken marinated in a sweet and tangy huli huli sauce with peppers, onion, and pineapple.
The sauce is bomb, and it's an easy flavorful dish that's perfect for summer grilling.
These quick, easy, no-cook Shredded Buffalo Chicken sandwiches are WW friendly and made with rotisserie chicken and caraway coleslaw.
They're perfect for summer or anytime you need a fast no cook meal!
Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken with mango salsa is bursting with sweet, spicy, smoky flavors!
Easy, fresh, healthy and delicious served over rice or as filling for tacos.
If you love easy dinners with simple ingredients then look no further than these Chicken Burgers in the air fryer.
With very little prep and cook time, these air fryer ground chicken burgers are a healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy.
These buffalo chicken rice bowls are the perfect summer meal!
Made with easy buffalo chicken tenders and full of fresh seasonal veggies this is a meal everyone will love!
This yummy chicken taco spaghetti is the perfect family friendly meal that comes together quickly and tastes so good.
It’s an excellent pantry staple dinner to have in your repertoire!
Since this lime pasta salad recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, it's perfect for those busy weeknights.
With the chicken, pasta, and romaine all served together, it’s easy to eat on the patio or deck.
Tahini Marinated Grilled Chicken is simple, quick, and crave-worthy.
Put the chicken in the marinade in the morning and leave it to get happy in all that tahini-lemon-garlic-and-herb yumminess.
Then just throw it on the grill or pop it in the oven that evening.
Keep the regular oven off and make this Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe that’s ready in just under 20 minutes.
It’s healthy, delicious, and the perfect mixture of crispy and juicy!
Tangy and sweet, these Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs with pineapple are the ultimate weeknight meal.
Quick and easy to assemble, minutes to cook, and perfect for the entire family.
You are only 6 ingredients away from enjoying a delicious chicken fajita bake.
Best of all, you can prepare in advance and toss in the oven for a quick and delicious dinner tonight.
Shredded Chicken Parmesan Sliders take only minutes to put together and are a great way to use leftover (or rotisserie) chicken.
From the crispy rolls to the melted cheese, this recipe is a family-friendly, low maintenance take on classic Chicken Parmesan.
Crockpots are perfect for summer because you won’t heat up your kitchen, and dinner is ready when you’re back from your fun summer activities.
Ranch Chicken Casserole is an all-in-one slow cooker meal that can easily be prepped and frozen before cooking, making it the perfect freezer meal.
This over-the-top chicken salad sandwich is easy to make ahead and a fun twist on the classic version.
The surprise ingredients make it extra hearty. Serve it on a tasty roll, sliced bread, or eat it atop a salad or with crackers.
These Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs are juicy and infused with Mediterranean flavors.
They can be cooked on a grill as well as in the oven, making them perfect for grilling season and all-year-round!
These cilantro lime chicken tacos are such a refreshing swap for traditional Taco Tuesday.
Not to mention that it’s a 5 ingredient dump meal. So easy!
These Quick and Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps are light, healthy and delicious!
They are made in about 10 minutes and are perfect for a summertime lunch or simple dinner.
This Italian herb chicken is packed with flavor, and comes together fast in your skillet in just 20 minutes for a quick summer dinner.
Serve it alongside your favorite summer side dish, or even on top of a salad or in a wrap.
This quick avocado chicken salad recipe takes just 15 minutes to make if you use leftover (or rotisserie) shredded chicken.
Topped with homemade cilantro lime dressing, it has all the fresh summer flavors.
These tandoori chicken kebabs have a quick marinade and can be prepped for the air fryer or grill very quickly.
They're super flavorful and delicious - all crispy and carmelized on the outside, and juicy and tender inside, thanks to the yogurt marinade.
Who knew you could make enchiladas in the slow cooker?! Brilliant.
Who needs to go out to dinner when you can have a restaurant-quality meal at home!
A fresh take on a salad classic. Grilling the romaine lettuce, bread, AND chicken totally enhances the salad's flavor beautifully.
The smokiness from the grill, alongside the easy tangy homemade dressing is truly a winning combo.
Chicken Pineapple and Bacon Kabobs are such an easy summertime food, full of tropical flavors.
Loaded with all things delicious, they’ll quickly be devoured by your family or party guests!
Barbecue chicken makes delicious summer sandwiches, and is versatile enough to add to salads, wraps, pizzas on the grill, or even eaten on its own over rice.
Plus, it’s oh-so VERY simple to make!
Fresh garden herbs, loads of lemon and thick peach slices all contribute to these succulent chicken kebabs.
Make unique use of that summer crop of peaches with this delectable combination of flavors.
I love that this summer crockpot dump meal requires no prep work in advance.
Just toss the ingredients into your slow cooker, and arrive home at dinnertime with your meal ready to go!
These flavor-packed grilled Moroccan chicken skewers make for a perfect summer dinner, and they’re easy enough for weeknights!
Serve them with rice, Naan bread, and your favorite veggie side dish.
This recipe is super versatile depending on your favorite veggies.
You can serve it over rice or noodles, or eat it on its own to make it low carb. Such a refreshing summer dish!
Smoky grilled chicken skewers, marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream, and soy sauce is the basis for these delicious Thai Coconut Skewers.
They get finished with a sweet coconut cream glaze and served with a simple peanut sauce. Big on flavor, and super easy to throw together!
With only 5 ingredients, you can even turn this into a super easy freezer meal.
This recipe offers such a refreshing, summery change from your traditional chicken dinner!
Calling all fellow dill pickle lovers! This is a delicious flavor combination of dill pickles and chicken salad.
You can use this refreshing summer dish in sandwiches, as a dip, or on a salad.
This dish is such a great way to use-up all that abundant summer zucchini.
Pair that with a few other budget friendly ingredients, and you have an inexpensive warm weather dinner.
Try this healthier copycat version of the Tuscan Chicken Pasta served at Cheesecake Factory or Olive Garden.
It can also be cooked in your Instant Pot if you’re trying to make dinner fast.
If you love Chipotle, here’s a way to make an affordable burrito bowl at home!
You can follow the recipe exactly, or customize your favorite flavors by changing up which veggies and toppings you include.
It doesn’t get any easier than making chicken fajitas in the slow cooker.
They’re perfect for summer because you can use up whatever garden vegetables you have on hand.
This recipe is really healthy, and provides Weight Watchers and 21 Day Fix nutritional info.
Ready to try some new healthy summer chicken breast recipes?
I hope this list of easy chicken recipes for summer has given you LOTS of ideas for what to cook all season long.
Add in a pasta salad, corn on the cob, or other summer side dish, and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time.
And if you want even more dinner ideas, be sure to grab my One Year of Dinners Meal Plan bundle – you won’t have to come up with new ideas for a year!
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