We have some of the best dutch oven chicken recipes that are some of the tastiest and easiest meals you'll ever make. They're perfect for any night of the week, from a quick 30-minute meal to ideas for Sunday supper.
Want to use your Dutch oven more? It's one of the most versatile pieces of cookware in any kitchen.
Whether roasting, braising, cooking easy one-pot meals, or making a casserole, a dutch oven can help you create a delicious meal. Not only does it help you cook the chicken breasts evenly, but the cookware also helps lock in flavor and juices.
So, if you're looking for some delicious dutch oven chicken breast recipes, look no further. Here are more than 20 of our favorites.
Dutch Oven Chicken Breast & Potatoes
Brown a few delicious chicken breasts in butter, and add baby potatoes, carrots, and perfectly sautéed onions to the mix. These ingredients are all smothered in a delicious gravy that's rich and savory but not too heavy.
The best part? It's all ready in just 45 minutes, so while it's suitable for a Sunday dinner, it's easy enough to make on a weeknight, too. Get the recipe at Nibble and Dine.
Loaded Campfire Chicken with Nachos
Adventures of Mel shows how to make delicious loaded campfire nachos with chicken using the lid of a cast iron dutch oven. Cast iron pots are perfect for campfire cooking!
Top tortilla chips with hummus, shredded seasoned chicken breasts, salsa, cheese, and onions. Let the cheese melt, and serve with your favorite nacho toppings, like sour cream, pico de gallo, olives, etc.
Use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to make this quick and easy at the campsite.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken With Bow Tie Pasta
This simple, kid-friendly pasta dish is rich, comforting, and creamy. It's ready in just 30 minutes and made with only one pan, so it's perfect for busy weeknights.
You don't have to use bow tie pasta — any shape you have on hand works. If you love the flavor of garlic, this is the pasta dish for you. While it's made with just two garlic cloves, go ahead and add add more according to your taste.
Want to sneak in some veggies? Add frozen veggies like canned peas and carrots in a few minutes before it's finished. Serve the pasta with roasted veggies or a green salad on the side.
This garlic parmesan chicken with bow tie pasta from Scrambled Chefs is easily adaptable by swapping out the spices with Cajun seasoning, Greek seasoning, etc.
Chicken Orzo Soup
Chicken Fried Kitchen's recipe for chicken orzo soup is cooked partly in the Instant Pot (the frozen chicken breasts) and partly in the dutch oven. However, if you start with rotisserie chicken or cooked, shredded chicken breast, you can start right off with the Dutch oven, cooking the orzo and other ingredients.
It's creamy like risotto and has a similar flavor to chicken noodle soup. Add stock if you want a soupy version instead of a thick, creamy version.
Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings
When you're craving comfort food on a cold day, nothing beats made-from-scratch Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings. Chicken breast, vegetables, and dumplings are delicious served alongside crusty homemade dinner rolls or bread.
Homemade chicken and dumplings is an old fashioned recipe that's much easier to make than you think.
They are drop dumplings rather than the type you roll and cut out, so it's much simpler than the traditional version. If you want an even richer dish, use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.
Dutch Oven Shredded Chicken
Learn how to cook shredded chicken in a cast-iron dutch oven by following this simple recipe from Cast Iron Recipes.
This is such an easy way to meal prep for a week or two because you can make five to seven pounds of shredded chicken at a time. This is our go-to recipe when we butcher our chickens at home.
Use this recipe to make tacos, soup, enchiladas, chicken salad sandwiches, or chili.
The dutch oven chicken breast recipe requires only four simple ingredients: chicken breasts, stock, salt, and pepper.
Dutch Oven Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
Delicious balsamic chicken and vegetables will become a fall and winter favorite. The recipe from Zesty Olive is simple but flavorful.
Chicken breasts and vegetables like potatoes, onions, and carrots are seasoned and cooked in white wine and balsamic vinegar until tender and full of flavor.
Baby carrots may be used instead of whole carrots. Sweet potatoes would be a delicious addition to this stew instead of regular potatoes.
And by the way, if your family loves steak, give these Dutch oven steak dishes a try!
Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing makes you feel better when you're sick than a big bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.
And if you have precooked boneless chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken, it comes together in just 30 minutes of cooking time! Carrots, celery, onions, garlic, chicken, and egg noodles make the most delicious and soothing soup. It's like a hug in a bowl!
Dutch Oven Chicken Breast and Vegetables
This is similar to one of the recipes above, but this version of dutch oven chicken and veggies from The Oregon Dietician is cooked in a creamy sauce and includes mushrooms. It's a healthy, filling meal the whole family will enjoy.
If mushrooms aren't your thing, though, no worries. You can substitute potatoes, peppers, squash, or celery.
Tip: Try this with my No Cook Cranberry Relish. It's made with apples and oranges, so good with this chicken dish!
White Chicken Chili
If you've never tried white chicken chili, make this recipe from Valerie's Kitchen. With delicious ingredients like chicken, dried beans, peppers, and spices, it's a chili recipe the whole family will enjoy.
Instead of a tomato base, it has a creamy chicken broth base and is made with light-colored beans like cannellini or navy beans rather than kidney or black beans. Top it with avocado, sour cream, and cheddar cheese or your favorite chili toppings to enjoy a hot and hearty meal.
Although the stew can be made with any meat (people used whatever they had on hand—rabbit, beef, squirrel, etc.), this Brunswick stew from Chicken Fried Kitchen is made with chicken and pulled pork!
Add your favorite veggies like corn and okra. It's thick, hearty, savory, and incredibly filling.
Lemon Butter Chicken
Try this lemon butter chicken from Recipes Worth Repeating, and you'll get loads of flavor in every bite.
This rich and delicious lemon cream sauce pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken breasts and spinach. Make the sauce with heavy cream, lemon juice, chicken broth, and thyme. And then serve the creamy chicken over rice or mashed potatoes with a dash of salt and cracked black pepper.
Dutch Oven Mexican Chicken
If you're planning on camping soon, add this dutch oven Mexican chicken to your menu. It's a simple one-pot meal of chicken and rice with plenty of bold flavor in every bite.
To make cooking at the campsite easier, mix your seasonings and prepare all your ingredients at home—that way, you simply dump and cook your meals.
Blackened Chicken With Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This Blackened Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe from Chicken Fried Kitchen is a copycat of the Rigatoni D dish from Maggiano's. And you'll love the spicy blackened chicken in a creamy wine sauce with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms.
Chicken Bean Soup
Make this chicken bean soup from my blogging friend Amanda Formarno's Amanda's Cookin' site on the next chilly fall or winter day.
The soup has a tomato base and is chock full of tender chicken, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cannellini beans, and kidney beans. Then make a big batch to freeze some in an airtight container for later.
Dairy-Free White Chicken Chili
This dairy free, bean free white chicken chili from Real Food With Sarah is perfect for those on Whole30, Paleo, or keto diets. Even better? It's ready in under 45 minutes giving you a healthy weeknight dinner on the table fast.
Made with chicken, onions, green bell pepper, green chilis, and coconut cream. Top with your favorite chili toppings such as green onions, jalapenos, or shredded cheese.
Peach Balsamic Glazed Chicken
Make a healthy, fresh meal that's packed full of flavor. If you've never tried peaches and chicken together, you should. It's one of the best flavor combinations ever.
Cook chicken breasts and fresh peaches in a honey balsamic glaze topped with fresh basil. Serve this Peach Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Recipes Worth Repeating with rice or a chopped salad to make it a complete meal.
Chicken Chile Verde
Enjoy a warm and comforting bowl of chicken chile verde from Isabel Eats.
Although chile verde is usually made with pork, swapping it with chicken yields a leaner, healthier meal. And though the recipe calls for chicken thighs, chicken breast can be substituted. Cook the chicken in a green sauce made of tomatillos and green chiles. Serve it over rice, in flour tortillas or with tortilla chips.
One Pot Chicken and Rice
Don't you love a colorful meal? This One Pot Chicken and Rice from Savory Tooth includes chicken pieces, diced ham, rice, and veggies all cooked in a delicious sauce.
While this version is cooked with peas, onions, and peppers, you can sub other veggies like broccoli or squash, and it will be just as delicious and nutritious.
Ready in just 45 minutes, this Chicken Marsala recipe from Olivia's Cuisine is a restaurant quality dish that's easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough to serve to guests. Cook thin chicken cutlets and mushrooms in a creamy sauce made with Marsala wine.
Serve the creamy chicken and mushrooms over rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta. A side of crusty homemade artisan bread will help you soak up every bit of the delicious sauce.
Dutch Oven Roast Chicken
Instead of just chicken breasts, you can easily cook an entire roast chicken in your dutch oven. And when we harvest our backyard chickens, we do this!
Follow the recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes for a whole chicken that looks holiday-worthy in just two hours.
The outside of the chicken is seasoned with spices and brown sugar to give the roasted chicken a perfectly seasoned and crispy skin.
Serve the crispy roast chicken with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, and a delicious dinner roll.
Orange Rosemary Chicken
For those who love the flavors of fresh rosemary, try this delectable orange rosemary chicken from Damn Delicious. Substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs, and cook it in the maple syrup, honey, orange juice, fresh herbs, and rosemary glaze for a tasty, saucy meal.
In fact, I've also made this using my home made syrup and the herbs we grow indoors.