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Healthy Chicken Recipes

10 Chicken Dishes That Taste


Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins around, yet we often get in a rut with the same old recipes. These healthy chicken recipes will expand your weekly repertoire, and you will find yourself making them again and again.

Add some rice and a green salad to complete the meal.

1. Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Chicken Stir Fry
Stephanie Gallagher
Stir fry is not only a great quick cooking method, it tastes great, too. And this recipe is so versatile, too. Try using red bell pepper strips and/or asparagus spears instead of the sugar snap peas. Chopped broccoli or sliced mushrooms would also make a nice addition to this chicken dish.

2. Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled Chicken
Stephanie Gallagher
A simple lemon and olive oil marinade makes these chicken breasts tender. Cooking them in the George Foreman grill makes this recipe incredibly easy.

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3. Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe for the Slow Cooker

Chicken Tortilla Soup Slow Cooker Recipe
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This rich and hearty soup is chock full of good-for-you vegetables. Prepared salsa and condensed tomato soup give this soup a thick texture and make it a breeze to prepare.

4. Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken
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Lemon juice combined with a touch of brown sugar and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes turns ordinary chicken breasts into a moist and flavorful treat. If your family really prefers bland food, leave out the red pepper flakes, but they do add just a punch of flavor (they're really not too spicy at all).

5. Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Oven Fried Chicken
Stephanie Gallagher
An ultra crisp breading made of...wait for it: crushed pretzels!...makes this oven fried chicken recipe extra good. And because this chicken is baked, it's less messy to make, too.

6. Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Chicken Kabobs
Stephanie Gallagher
There is something about eating food on a stick that just naturally appeals to kids. The nice thing about this recipe is that the vegetables cook right along with the chicken. Make a side dish of Crockpot rice, and you've got a complete meal.

7. Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
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You can enjoy all the sweet-smoky flavor of barbecued chicken even on cold days with this simple recipe. The long, slow baking process is what seals in the flavor of this chicken. Be sure to use bone-in chicken for this recipe.

See also: Baked Chicken Recipes

8. Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken
Stephanie Gallagher
Red bell peppers, onions and cashews add flavor and nutrition to this quick-cooking chicken dish. Serve over rice.

9. Barbecue Chicken Salad Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Salad
Stephanie Gallagher
Ever get one of those fantastic salads at a restaurant and think there's some special secret to making it? There really isn't. This recipe proves it. It tastes just like a restaurant-quality salad, and it's so simple to make, too.

See also: Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

10. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Asian Marinade

Grilled Chicken Breasts
Stephanie Gallagher
Even the pickiest eaters adore this dish. Chicken breasts are coated with a sweet Asian marinade that appeals to everyone. Serve with rice or noodles.

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