Chicken is a quick and healthy way to get dinner on the table, but there's only so many grilled chicken breasts you can eat before your taste buds beg for something else. Here are some great ideas!
Chicken Kale Caesar with Crispy Artichokes
Use kale to get an added nutrient boost in your salad—but don't toss those stems. Chop, place in a heavy plastic bag and freeze. Add the pieces to your next batch of vegetable soup.Calories: 343
Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken
Garlic and spices give the meat big flavor without tons of added fat and salt.Calories: 270
Though dark cuts like thighs are higher in fat than white meat, they also have more iron and zinc.Calories: 377
Roast Chicken with Peas and Pasta
This dish is just as delicious if you trade the pasta for a cooked whole grain—think farro or barley.Calories: 307
Quick-pickled cucumbers are a fresh foil to rich peanut sauce. You can mix in other vegetables as well, such as shredded carrots and thinly sliced jicama.Calories: 461
Grilled Chicken Paillard Salad
Red bell peppers are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant pigment that may help ward off stroke and some types of cancer.Calories: 449
Peanut Noodles With Chicken
Whip up the taste of takeout in your kitchen with this easy Asian dish.
Ingredients: Fettuccine, chicken breasts, red bell pepper, dark sesame oil, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, Asian chile sauce, green onions, cilantro
The yogurt creates a creamy coating while the saffron adds plenty of flavor and a distinctive yellow color.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, saffron threads, garlic, chicken breast halves
Chicken Salad Sandwiches With Pesto
The pesto adds a rich flavor (and heart-healthy fats) to this crunchy chicken salad.
Ingredients: Low-fat mayo, pesto, lemon juice, chicken breast, English cucumber, grape tomatoes, whole-grain bread, alfalfa sprouts
Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups
Get a sophisticated look and plenty of flavor with only five ingredients.
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, low-fat cream cheese, picante sauce, cilantro, Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
Penne With Chicken and Preserved Lemon
This light pasta dish adds a splash of citrus for a surprisingly tangy taste.
Ingredients: Whole-wheat penne, broccoli rabe, olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, rotisserie chicken, preserved lemon, Parmesan cheese
Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
This hearty dish is a lighter version of the traditional Mexican breakfast favorite.
Ingredients: Onion, garlic, cooked chicken breast, black beans, chicken broth, salsa, corn tortillas, queso blanco
Hoisin Chicken With Soba Noodles
This protein-packed dish includes plenty of fiber-rich veggies and a spicy kick.
Ingredients: Frozen chicken breasts, soba noodles, hoisin sauce, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sriracha (hot chile sauce), spicy hot mustard, shredded carrots, sliced scallions, dry roasted peanuts
A Mexican-inspired way to add spice to your chicken.
Ingredients: Dijon mustard, chicken breast halves, salsa, lime juice, avocado, green onion
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
Make your life easier by buying a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter and using it in this French recipe. You'll save time without compromising the calorie count.
Ingredients: Butter, onion, garlic, portobello mushroom caps, dry white wine, chicken broth, thyme, roasted chicken breast, French crepes, crème fraîche
Chicken Burgers With Peanut Sauce
This low-fat burger is made spicy with Thai chile paste and rounded out with a sweet, creamy peanut sauce.
Ingredients: Peanut butter, low-sodium soy sauce, dark sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, green onions, chile paste, ginger, chicken breast, sandwich rolls, onion or alfalfa sprouts
Chicken and Goat Cheese Pizza With Fresh Herbs
Leave greasy pizza to Domino's and make this fresh pizza that combines the tangy taste of goat cheese with fresh basil and seasonal veggies.
Ingredients: Whole-wheat pizza dough, portobello mushrooms, pesto, rotisserie chicken, sweet corn, goat cheese, fresh basil
Quick Chicken Cacciatore
Olive oil and red wine create an Italian flavor for this simple chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over whole-grain pasta to round out the meal.
Ingredients: Olive oil, chicken breasts, green bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, dry red wine, tomato-and-basil pasta sauce, fresh parsley
Quick Chicken Parmesan
We've streamlined this family favorite so you can get it on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, an egg, low-fat mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce
Thai Chicken Wraps
We lighten this restaurant favorite, so you'll get a traditional Thai flavor for less than 400 calories.
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, cucumber, cilantro, whole-wheat tortillas, satay peanut sauce