Chicken is an excellent protein choice for weekday meals. It’s light, a popular favorite, not too complicated to make, and very versatile. But if you’re already bored with having chicken breast every so often, chopping the chicken into bite-size pieces will be a game-changer. Diced meat lends surprising diversity to your recipes while also ensuring that each bite is evenly coated with whatever spices and sauces you add.
Take a look at these 34 diced chicken recipes to get you started — they’re quick, easy, and will soon become your go-to for healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals.
This dish is full of umami flavor and features chicken and mushrooms combined with spices, garlic, and pepper. Everything is caramelized in a salty buttery pan, allowing the liquids from the chicken and mushrooms to create a silky pan gravy. Garnish with parsley before serving for a fresh, herbaceous taste.
If you need a delicious meal that acts as an efficient cold and flu remedy, try this chicken stew. The pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, black beans contain antioxidants, while yogurt adds probiotics to the mix. To serve, garnish with jalapeño, coriander, and lime wedges.
Orange chicken is a popular Asian takeout meal, and with this recipe, you can get those same delectable flavors at home! Perfectly fried and slathered in the sticky sauce, the meat is sweet, savory, and a bit spicy. Serve with steamed rice or add in some stir-fried green beans.
Here’s a low-carb version of the famous Italian pasta for a filling meal. The best part? It has the chicken alfredo’s rich and delightful taste minus all the carbs. That is because you use cauliflower instead of pasta and keto alfredo sauce instead of roux-based sauce. It’s a creamy, hearty meal you can indulge in guilt-free!
If you want a meal with diced chicken that is both delicious and nutritious, give this couscous a try. And since you can make it using only one pot, you won’t be left with tons of dirty dishes to wash afterward. It’s a simple meal that is brimming with stunning Moroccan flavors!
This recipe is perfect for everyone who loves the hibachi grill. It has fried rice, restaurant-style sautéed vegetables, and fork-tender chicken. Although the recipe says zucchini and mushrooms, you can use any veggies you like. Serve with a spicy mustard dipping sauce for an authentic Japanese steakhouse experience.
When making a list of diced chicken recipes, you can’t skip Greek cuisine. The creamy goat’s feta complements the chicken and pastry in this Greek Kotopita. This one-pan weeknight dinner takes only 45 minutes to make from scratch. You can even store it in your fridge for up to two days and reheat it when needed.
Inexpensive and super tasty, chicken fritters are one of the best appetizers. There are many ways to cook them, but this recipe offers you the top three choices — cheesy, curried, and Italian-inspired fritters. Serve them with steamed broccoli, sour cream, mashed potatoes, and cucumber salad.
Featuring bold flavors, this cheesy chicken potato bake is the perfect family meal. It tops fluffy potatoes and meat with gooey, melty cheddar cheese. If you don’t have cheddar, you can use any other cheese you’ve got on hand. For a full meal, serve with a fresh salad or roasted veggies.
This one-pot recipe looks stunning and tastes even better! Mashed potatoes, butter, and cream create a heavenly smooth texture for the chicken thigh fillets, while the bacon rashers add that much-needed crunch and unique flavor. It is served best with salad leaves.
#11. Chicken Korma
Looking for a tasty curry that’s also low in calories? Instead of cream, use fat-free Greek yogurt to make a nutritious korma that will taste even better than your local takeout. Top this fantastic meal with flaked almonds and serve with white or brown basmati rice.
This Chinese-style chili chicken stir fry creates a light and fresh meal. The dish is low in fat but bursting with flavor. It’s perfect for the post-holiday period when you need a break from all the heavy food. The best part? This spicy, sweet, and crunchy meal can be ready in just ten minutes!
To this refreshing Southwestern casserole, combine cilantro and lime juice with taco spices. Add in some crunchy veggies like bell peppers, tomatoes, and corn, along with fluffy cilantro lime rice. For extra flavor, you can drizzle sour cream or salsa on top and serve with avocado slices and extra cilantro!
Here’s a hearty soup that you can make in under 30 minutes. Since you probably already have all the ingredients at home, this soup is perfect for those cold midweek nights. Serve hot with a topping of thyme and parmesan.
#15. Cashew Chicken
If you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine, this quick and easy cashew chicken recipe is right up your alley. The tender, bite-sized chunks of chicken breast are perfectly balanced with crunchy and sweet cashews. Roasted in garlic sauce, serve it with a sprinkling of spring onions.
This recipe swaps out the regular stir-fry method in favor of baking to create this sweet and sour chicken. It saves time but preserves all the original flavors in this tender, juicy chicken. The ketchup, sugar, and apple cider vinegar sauce coating the chicken delivers a perfectly crispy and sticky meal.
Use up your leftover veggies by making this creamy risotto. Cook your chicken until golden. Cook your rice with garlic and onion. Next, add it all to the slow cooker with wine and chicken stock and let it do its thing! Serve with spinach, rocket, and pesto!
#18. Chicken Madras
Put aside your takeout menu and try your hand at this healthy chicken Madras curry recipe. It is an easy family supper packed with aromatic spices and juicy pieces of chicken. You can serve it with rice, naan, or even a big spoonful of mango chutney.
Perfect for Instant Pot beginners, this easy recipe uses staple ingredients most people already have on hand. Garlic and parmesan are the main flavor carriers for this dish along with chicken stock. You can also add in some broccoli or other veggies if you want to add more nutritional value to this garlicky meal.
This quick and healthy BBQ option is perfectly paired with spicy green salsa. Aside from diced chicken, you’ll need red, yellow, and green capsicums, as well as onions. It takes only 15 minutes to make the skewers and another 15 to grill them on a barbeque or chargrill. The result is so tasty, you won’t be able to stop at one!
Mildly spiced yet utterly delicious curry dish, it’s the perfect meal for the entire family. Chunks of tender chicken are cooked in creamy coconut curry and sweet potatoes. You can serve this aromatic meal with rice noodles, chapati bread, or basmati rice.
If you’ve never tried Huli Huli sauce before, you are in for a real treat. The chicken skewers are charred and dipped in a sweet and spicy pineapple and ginger sauce. You can also skewer veggies like squash, onions, mushrooms, as well as pineapple, and grill them along with the chicken. Serve on a bed of rice with fresh chopped parsley!
#23. Chicken Biryani
An iconic Indian dish, chicken biryani is a flavorsome blend of tender chicken and aromatic rice. The meat and rice are layered with wonderful Indian spices like cumin, ginger, and turmeric, imparting incredible aroma and flavor. Serve with chutney and sliced tomatoes and onions for a winning combination.
#24. Spicy Chicken Quinoa
For an easy but super healthy midweek meal, this spicy chicken quinoa ticks all the right boxes. It is packed with protein and has just the right amount of spicy to wake your taste buds right up. This dish also goes well with Mexican bean dip and tortilla chips.
#25. Teriyaki Chicken
Here’s an easy recreation of a classic Asian takeout that offers the perfect combination of flavors. Juicy chicken cubes are lightly browned and then cooked with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce! This incredible dish goes well with steamed broccoli as a side dish, which you can cover with the remaining sauce.
Make the perfect family supper by turning buttery diced chicken turned into an incredible pie. Infused with garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, paprika, and turmeric, you’ll enjoy every bite of this hearty dish. Serve this pie featuring a crispy, flaky crust with a fresh salad.
If you’re looking for ways to sneak in some veggies in your meals, this recipe for pesto chicken kebabs is just what you need. This scrumptious meal is also low-fat, perfect for guilt-free indulgence. Marinate your chicken and veggies in a pesto and sherry sauce for juicy, perfectly bites!
#28. Korean Fried Chicken
Korean fried chicken has rapidly been gaining popularity for its unique crispy texture and the spicy, tangy flavor. Ready in just half an hour, you can have it as an appetizer or a full dinner! Serve with some steamed rice and veggies, and a large pitcher of beer!
A popular party food, buffalo chicken nuggets are incredibly delicious. They pair wonderfully with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing. You can also put them into a wrap and make yourself a tasty lunch! Serve with a cooling yogurt-based dip to balance out the heat.
One of the most well-known Chinese recipes in the US, in this dish, the chicken bits are perfectly cooked to be crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The meat is also coated with a tangy and sweet sauce. You can also leave out red pepper flakes to balance out the spice.
Here’s an excellent meal rich in fiber and vitamin C to add to your healthy diet. This rice pot can be your go-to option when you need a quick and light dinner. Serve it with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of parsley for extra taste.
Need a warm and quick meal after a day out? This chicken, lentil, and sweetcorn chowder is easy to make and contains next to no calories. Serve with crusty bread for a filling meal! You can also make extra and freeze it for an easy midweek dinner.
This simple Mexican dish is fantastic when you crave something spicy. Marinate the chicken in fajitas spice mix instead of spice rub. Once grilled with veggies, serve on top of chargrilled tortillas and pair them with chili, sour cream, or salsa!
Rounding off this incredible list is a comforting holiday casserole! A fuss-free and easy recipe, this meal tastes like combining roast chicken with crunchy stuffing in one creamy casserole. Ready in just about half an hour, serve with an extra sprinkle of cheese once baked.