Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Dishes for Busy Days

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We've all had those days when we're too busy to spend hours in the kitchen, but we still want to enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal. That's where these easy 5-ingredient chicken dishes come in. They're quick, delicious, and require only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Let's get cooking!

Kung Pao Chicken


  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces

  • 1/2 cup peanuts

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp. honey

  • 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes


  • Heat a large skillet over high heat.

  • Add the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until browned.

  • Add the peanuts, soy sauce, honey, and red pepper flakes to the skillet.

  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

  • Serve hot over rice or noodles.

Rakhine Style Salad


  •  200g of chicken breast

  • 1 tbsp. fish paste

  • 5 chillies

  • 1 onion

  • 1 tomato


  • Boil chicken breast for 15 minutes.

  • Bake the fish paste for 2 minutes.

  • Pound the baked fish paste with pepper, ginger, chilli and sugar .

  • Cool down the boiled chicken and shred it. 

  • Mix the shredded chicken with onion, tomato and pounded fish paste.

Teriyaki Chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Add vegetable oil to the skillet and swirl to coat the bottom.

  • Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.

  • Pour teriyaki sauce over the chicken, making sure each piece is well coated.

  • Reduce the heat to low and let the chicken cook for an additional minute or two until the sauce has thickened.

  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

  • Serve hot with your favourite sides and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

With these easy 5-ingredient chicken recipes, you can have a satisfying meal on the table in no time. Whether you prefer spicy or sweet flavours, baked or pan-fried chicken, there's a recipe for everyone to enjoy. Don't let a hectic schedule keep you from enjoying a home-cooked meal!