A recipe collection of my favorite Chicken Recipes For Two, ranging from chicken leg quarters and bone-in thighs to boneless skinless chicken breast and ground chicken. Over 25 recipes that answer the question “what’s for dinner?”

Photo collage of chicken dinners for two including chicken thighs, chicken quarters, and baked potato

Chicken is probably the most versatile, most popular, and most affordable protein most people eat.

You always hear chefs on TV talking about how cooking a chicken is the best test of your skills because it’s a blank canvas.

And it really is. You can find chicken in almost any cuisine, whether it’s Mexican, Middle Eastern, or Greek.

It’s also hard to think of (savory) ingredients that don’t go with chicken (unless you’re vegetarian, which this isn’t the post for you).

As I was updating my romantic dinner for two at home post, I realized I had a ton of chicken dinners for two.

In fact, I had so many I was able to create this Chicken Recipes For Two round up with over 15 recipes.

Maybe you’re bored of your usual menu planning. Maybe the only protein left in your freezer is chicken. Or maybe you’re trying to impress a date with a romantic chicken dinner.

Whatever the reason, I have all kinds of chicken dinner ideas for two.

These easy dinner recipes make roughly 2-4 servings. Eat two helpings per person now or eat two servings now, two servings for lunch the next day.

Whether you enjoy eating chicken breast recipes for two with my balsamic chicken with tomatoes, chicken thighs with my Mediterranean chicken thighs, bone-in skin-on chicken with my roasted chicken quarters, boneless skinless chicken with my chicken pot pie for two, or even ground chicken with my buffalo chicken chili, these chicken recipes for 2 are for you!

Before we get to your easy chicken dinners for two, I’m answering a few of your questions:

How much chicken do I need for 2 people?

The amount of chicken you need for chicken recipes for two depends on whether you’re serving the chicken as individual pieces or whether it’s chopped up and served with other ingredients.

If you’re serving individual chicken pieces, such as Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs, typically you want 1 pound per person.

Usually this is 1 chicken quarter, 1 large breast, or 2 chicken thighs per person, but it’s really subjective. Some people eat more than others.

However, if you’re adding chopped chicken to a meal, such as Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells, 1/2 pound will be enough because the other ingredients will bulk it up.

What is the best way to freeze chicken?

Buying meat when cooking for two is a challenge because it’s cheaper to buy in bulk. And unless your store has a butcher counter, most places force you to buy several pounds at once.

This is mostly why I eat chicken so much since I always have it in my freezer.

Luckily for us, chicken is the easiest to freeze. Wrap each individual piece in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Sometimes with chicken thighs, I’ll wrap two at a time since they’re small.

That way you can grab as many as you need without waiting for the entire package to thaw.

Freeze chicken for up to 9 months.

How To Thaw Chicken

The best and safest way to defrost chicken is to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge then let it thaw for 24 hours.

However if you need your chicken sooner, you can use the defrost setting on your microwave. I usually microwave mine about 2-3 minutes then check.

Make sure you pat your chicken completely dry before cooking!

P.S. Looking for a sweet way to end your meal? Check out my Easy Romantic Desserts For Two.

Chicken Recipes For Two

A recipe collection of my favorite Chicken Recipes For Two that answer the question "what's for dinner?", ranging from chicken leg quarters and bone-in thighs to boneless skinless chicken breast and ground chicken.

First published February 13, 2020