56+ BEST Chicken Breast Recipes

Whether you’re looking for a casserole, a soup, a salad or just a chicken dinner, these 55+ Chicken Breast Recipes are sure to satisfy!

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Boneless chicken breasts tend to get a bad rap. They are easy to over cook, therefore making them tough and less appetizing. However, to get juicy chicken breasts, you just need to have a great recipe. And lucky for you, I’ve compiled easy chicken recipes in one place; from chicken cutlets to creamy sauces and chicken pot pie. Flavorful chicken made from pantry staples and many are also great for meal prep.

It’s easy to just season them with a little olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper, lemon juice and Italian seasoning and call it a day, but let’s think outside the box because I’m tired of boring chicken dinners.

The key to a juicy baked chicken breast is to not overcook it. This, of course, is all dependent on the size of your chicken breast. Chicken needs to be cooked to be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. The easiest way to check this is to use a meat thermometer every single time. Also pay attention to the cooking time on the recipe card you are following and measure from the thickest part of the meat. Make sure to let your chicken rest, just like beef or pork, to retain all of the juices and great flavor.

I also like to try and make the size of the breast uniform- the small tapered end will cook much faster than the thick end. To prevent this, you can filet the breast or tenderize it to be a similar thickness. Again, much of this will depend on the recipe.

There are also easy ways to modify nearly any of these recipes for chicken thighs and even cuts or pork and in some cases, beef. This way, the whole family can enjoy!

Chicken Breast Recipes

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Pesto Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Pesto Spinach Stuffed Chicken are chicken breasts stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Marinated in a yogurt and basil pesto sauce, they are moist and flavorful. 
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marry me chicken on a spoon

Marry Me Chicken

4.84 from 53 votes
Juicy chicken breasts in a creamy sauce and ready in under an hour, this Marry Me Chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal!
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spinach stuffed chicken with apple gravy on a white plate

Stuffed Chicken with Apple Gravy

5 from 4 votes
Award winning Stuffed Chicken with Apple Gravy uses pine nuts, spinach, currants and garlic to flavor the chicken. A savory apple gravy finishes off this easy dinner recipe!
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chipotle pollo asado on a white plate with limes

Chipotle Pollo Asado

5 from 7 votes
This simple Chipotle Pollo Asado comes together easily with a pollo asado marinade that is great on both chicken thighs, quarters and breasts!
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French Onion Chicken Bake

4.46 from 33 votes
If you want comfort food inspired by French onion soup, this EASY French Onion Chicken Bake should be your next weeknight dinner!
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sesame chicken over a bed of rice

Homemade Sesame Chicken

4.70 from 10 votes
This Crispy Sesame Chicken recipe has the same sweet and tangy sauce as takeout, and perfectly crisp chicken that you’ll love even more!
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

4.91 from 11 votes
When you need to get dinner for the whole family on the table quickly, make this EASY, no fuss One Pan Chicken Tetrazzini recipe!
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Pretzel Crusted Chicken

4.72 from 7 votes
Pretzel Crusted Chicken is crispy, juicy, and packed full of delicious flavor. With only 9 ingredients, it will become your new go to meal.
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Gruyere and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken is topped off with a silky tomato and shallot sauce. While this looks like a restaurant caliber meal, it only takes about 1 hour!

Arugula Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Arugula Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken is topped off with a silky tomato shallot sauce. Baked chicken recipes are great, but cheese stuffed chicken breasts are even better! 
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French Onion Chicken Casserole Recipe

4.43 from 61 votes
French Onion Chicken Casserole is a one-dish meal that blends chicken, green beans, a creamy sauce, and buttery biscuits. It’s 100% delicious!
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Easy Chicken Kiev

4.78 from 9 votes
Thin chicken breasts stuffed with compound butter and covered in a light Panko breading, this Chicken Kiev is an easy dinner the whole family will enjoy!
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Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. #baconwrappedchicken #jalapenopopperchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken

4.88 from 16 votes
Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. 
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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

4.88 from 8 votes
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Cajun Chicken Alfredo is simple and delicious. Perfect for weeknight dinners or even date night at home!
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Chicken Caprese Recipe

5 from 9 votes
This Caprese Chicken is sure to be one of your favorite grilled or baked chicken recipes. Juicy & delicious, it comes together with only 6 ingredients!
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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

4 from 12 votes
This creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole combines spicy hot sauce and ranch-style flavor with chicken, cheese, and pasta to make a hearty meal!
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Spicy Chicken Sandwich

5 from 11 votes
This is the best Spicy Chicken Sandwich you will ever taste! Piled high with bacon, cool avocado, spicy chipotle aioli, pepper jack cheese and crisp lettuce.
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dressed southwest chicken salad

Southwest Chicken Salad

4.43 from 7 votes
This Southwest Chicken Salad is a delicious salad made with seasoned chicken breast and bold flavors of the southwest. It's paired with a cilantro lime dressing and tortilla strips for added crunch!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

5 from 8 votes
This crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and uses brown sugar and pineapple to sweeten the sauce.
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Blackened Chicken

5 from 18 votes
This EASY Blackened Chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners, and ready in 30 minutes. It can be paired on its own with your favorite sauce, or added to a variety of dishes ranging from salads to tacos.
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

4.25 from 8 votes
Garlic Parmesan Chicken is an easy weeknight meal option that kids love! Just 6 ingredients and dinner is made!
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Chicken Marsala Recipe

4.45 from 43 votes
This Chicken Marsala recipe is made in 1 pan in less than 30 minutes! Whip up this EASY dish with a rich creamy mushroom sauce on top of juicy chicken.
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king chicken ranch casserole

Easy King Ranch Recipe

4.34 from 42 votes
This King Ranch Chicken Casserole is packed with incredible Tex-Mex flavors and of course loads of cheesy goodness. This simple recipe is perfect for a family dinner and can be made ahead of time.
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Ranch Grilled Chicken

4.59 from 36 votes
Fire up the grill and make this delicious and juicy Ranch Grilled Chicken for dinner tonight! The best part? You only need 5 ingredients!
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Crispy Mexican Chicken

3.73 from 18 votes
Topped with melty cheese and covered in a flavorful breading, this EASY Crispy Mexican Chicken recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner!
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

4.89 from 9 votes
Looking for a homemade chicken noodle soup recipe that you can enjoy all year round? This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is flavorful and SO easy to make!
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Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

4.64 from 25 votes
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole using biscuits is an easy way to make a comforting chicken casserole. Easy pot pie filling with buttery topping.
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Greek Chicken Kabobs

5 from 4 votes
Full of fresh lemon flavor, these Greek Chicken Kabobs are perfect for summer grilling! You only need a handful of ingredients to make this greek yogurt chicken!
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Creamy Asiago Chicken

4.39 from 26 votes
Creamy Asiago Chicken is a tasty and easy chicken recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. Mushrooms, shallots and thyme flavor this delicious dish. 
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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

4.88 from 8 votes
Broccoli Chicken Alfredo is a quick and easy weeknight meal using pasta, a creamy parmesan alfredo sauce and tender marinated chicken. 
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Bacon Ranch Baked Chicken

4.89 from 9 votes
Bacon Ranch Chicken is an easy baked chicken recipe using a creamy mayonnaise base with bacon and ranch seasoning.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Recipe

4.63 from 8 votes
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos only take 10 minutes to make in the crock pot! Just set it and forget it for a delicious dinner!
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Chipotle Chicken Bowls

4.67 from 3 votes
Chipotle Chicken Bowls are an easy one dish meals perfect for meal prep or an easy and balanced dinner.
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Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Chicken curry is an easy, stovetop version of the classic Indian dish using coconut milk, basil, cilantro, jalapenos corn and lime juice. Adjust the heat for the easy chicken curry recipe.
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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Recipe

4.67 from 15 votes
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken is a favorite chicken crock pot recipe using lightly breaded chicken with a flavorful cashew sauce, celery, bean sprouts, onion and bell pepper! 
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Crock Pot Apple Balsamic Chicken recipe

4.51 from 61 votes
Fork tender chicken breasts in a rich sweet sauce with less than 10 minutes of prep! Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.
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One Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Recipe

4.93 from 38 votes
One Pot Chicken Bruschetta Pasta is uses only one dish and a handful of ingredients to make dinner for the whole family. Tomatoes, fennel, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese make this a winning dish! 
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Grilled Citrus Chicken Recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Looking for juicy chicken on the grill? Check out my Citrus Grilled Chicken recipe and tips for the best chicken on the grill!
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Southwest Chicken Casserole is an easy one-dish meal using chicken, rice, black beans, tomato, corn and southwest spices. #chickencasserole #onedishchickenrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Southwest Chicken Casserole is an easy one-dish meal using chicken, rice, black beans, tomato, corn and southwest spices. 
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Slow Cooker Chicken Korma is a healthier way to prepare dinner! Only 10 minutes of prep time and into the pot! Loaded with dietary fiber and protein. #chickenkorma #easyindianrecipes #redcurryrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Slow Cooker Chicken Korma is a healthy way to prepare dinner, only 10 minutes into the pot, loaded with dietary fiber and protein.
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Crockpot Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

4.67 from 12 votes
Crockpot Jambalaya is loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp, veggies, rice and zesty Creole seasoning for the perfect Creole comfort food.
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This BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner is a great dinner option for families on the go. These chicken foil packets are packed full of flavor for a weeknight meal! #hobodinner #chickenfoilpackets #hobopackets www.savoryexperiments.com

BBQ Chicken Foil Packet Recipe

4.54 from 13 votes
This BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner is a great dinner option for families on the go. These chicken foil packets are packed full of flavor for a weeknight meal! 
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Sticky Chicken Salad

5 from 9 votes
Sticky Chicken Salad is a flavorful, Asian inspired meal ready in just 30 minutes!
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Grilled Chicken Fajita Recipe

5 from 1 vote
My Grilled Chicken Fajitas are a simple and healthy meal that you can have ready in under 30 minutes and make for the perfect weeknight meal.
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

4.74 from 15 votes
Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. 
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Walnut Crusted Chicken is a deliciously healthy, crunchy chicken with a cool dipping sauce! Made with chopped walnuts, panko bread crumbs, and fresh rosemary! #walnutcrustedchicken #rosemarychicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Walnut Crusted Chicken Recipe

4.64 from 19 votes
Walnut Crusted Chicken is a crunchy, oven-baked chicken with a zesty yogurt dipping sauce. Perfect for those craving crispy chicken cutlets, but without the fat.
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This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe creates a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish right at home in your slow cooker! #orangechickenrecipe #crockpotorangechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

4.80 from 10 votes
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe- create a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish in your slow cooker!
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Chicken Piccata Recipe

4.76 from 57 votes
Classic Chicken Piccata is an easy Italian recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes and explodes with flavors of lemon, caper and shallot.
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Pasta

4.53 from 21 votes
This Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Pasta is an easy chicken recipe using balsamic reduction, tomatoes and mushrooms over pasta.
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Pesto Chicken Cobb Salad is a delicious salad recipe using traditional Cobb ingredients with chicken and a pesto dressing. The perfect starter or entree! #Cobbsaladrecipe #pestochickensalad www.savoryexperiments.com

Pesto Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Pesto Chicken Cobb Salad is a delicious salad recipe using traditional Cobb ingredients with chicken and a pesto dressing. The perfect starter or entree!
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Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet is an easy one dish meal with loads of flavor like peas, mushrooms, shallots, sage and garlic.

Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Mushroom Chicken and Rice Skillet is an easy one dish meal with loads of flavor like peas, mushrooms, shallots, sage and garlic.
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One Pot Italian Chicken is a favorite simple chicken recipe using only one dish and simple ingredients. Ready in just 45 minutes! #onepotmeals #simplechickenrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

One Pot Italian Chicken Recipe

5 from 3 votes
One Pot Italian Chicken is a favorite simple chicken recipe using only one dish and simple ingredients. Ready in just 45 minutes!
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Creamy Paprika Chicken is a flavorful and easy family dinner. Crispy chicken in a creamy paprika sauce with garlic and scallions. #easychickenrecipes #paprikachicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Creamy Paprika Chicken Recipe

3.80 from 5 votes
Creamy Paprika Chicken is a flavorful and easy family dinner. Crispy chicken in a creamy paprika sauce with garlic and scallions.
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Chicken Cutlets with Roast Tomato & Garlic

4.95 from 34 votes
Breaded chicken cutlets with a roast tomato and garlic topping and balsamic sauce served over arugula.
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Harissa Chicken Kabobs use the spiciness of harissa paste and the coolness of Greek yogurt to make tender chicken on the grill. #chickenkabobs #grilledchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Harissa Chicken Kabob Recipe

4.82 from 11 votes
Harissa Chicken Kabobs use the spiciness of harissa paste and the coolness of Greek yogurt to make tender chicken on the grill.
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Chinese Almond Chicken Recipe

4.68 from 68 votes
Chinese Almond Chicken, aka Detroit Almond Chicken, ABC Chicken or Almond Boneless Chicken, is a dish with fried chicken and mushroom gravy served over iceberg lettuce.
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Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken Recipe

4.23 from 9 votes
Slow Cooker Cowboy Chicken is an easy chicken recipe your whole family will love packed with corn, potatoes, bean and a zesty taco seasoning! Serve over rice or as tacos.
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Chicken Parmesan

4.79 from 37 votes
Chicken Parmesan Recipe- The BEST Chicken Parmesan. Chicken cutlets are a quick and easy 30 minute weeknight meal everyone will love!
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Walnut Crusted Chicken is a deliciously healthy, crunchy chicken with a cool dipping sauce! Made with chopped walnuts, panko bread crumbs, and fresh rosemary! #walnutcrustedchicken #rosemarychicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Walnut Crusted Chicken Recipe

4.64 from 19 votes
Walnut Crusted Chicken is a crunchy, oven-baked chicken with a zesty yogurt dipping sauce. Perfect for those craving crispy chicken cutlets, but without the fat.
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Italian Chicken Panini Recipe

4.21 from 29 votes
Italian Chicken Panini Recipe – Crusty bread filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, roasted red pepper, shredded chicken and lots and lots of garlicky pesto.
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Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe

4.63 from 16 votes
Cheesy Chicken Casserole is an easy casserole recipe perfect for feeding a large family on a budget. Chicken, cheese, pasta and vegetables- delicious!
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Peach Chicken Picante is a quick dinner recipe using chicken, peaches and salsa! This delicious flavor combination will give you a sweet and spicy dish! #chickenbreastrecipes #easychickenrecipes #healthychickenrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Peach Chicken Picante Recipe

3.50 from 4 votes
Peach Chicken Picante is a quick dinner recipe using chicken, peaches and salsa to get a sweet and spicy dish. Serve over rice for a one dish meal!
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Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza is an easy homemade pizza recipe using spicy chicken, fresh vegetables and a touch of honey. #homemadepizza #jerkchicken #jerkchickenpizza www.savoryexperiments.com

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza

4.75 from 8 votes
Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza Recipe- Sweet, spicy and salty pizza loaded with veggies, spicy chicken and drizzled with honey.
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Thai Coconut Chicken Recipe

4.89 from 9 votes
Thai Coconut Chicken is a easy dinner recipe made with coconut milk, broccoli, ginger and more flavorful spices. Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes!
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Italian Dressing Chicken

This Italian Dressing Chicken is the best way to use up that last bit of jam left in the jar. Mix in a little Italian dressing to make an easy chicken marinade, then bake. Seriously, that’s all there is to this recipe!
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Chicken Francese

This Chicken Francese recipe is a fast, 30 minute meal, perfect for those busy weeknights! It only requires a few simple ingredients and tastes great over pasta.
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