While I’m a fan of slow, quiet Sundays babysitting a simmering pot, Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, well, you get it) nights are another story. I’ll get home at 7 p.m., and there’s no time to waste—it’s a Chopped-style countdown until food is in my belly.
Enter chicken: It’s affordable, versatile, a speedy supper ready to 'wing' anything. Nearly ten times out of ten, I turn to a quick chicken cutlet or a hands-free sheet-pan number for a last-minute dinner. In short, chicken is a weeknight winner. And to prove it, I’ve gathered 11 lightning-quick chicken recipes from our site to prep and cook in 30 minutes (or less!). Check them out below:
Ok, so this might take a little longer than 30 minutes—but just barely! The secret to a fully roasted chicken in such a short time? Spatchcocking and a screaming hot sheet pan.
What's your favorite, fastest way to eat chicken? Dish in the comments section below!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).