Cooktop Cove: 7 super healthy chicken breast recipes that you must try
Chicken is the pinnacle of meats for healthy eaters. Packed full of protein and unsaturated fat, chicken is an excellent filler meat. It has less unhealthy fat too. The simpleness of the flavor makes it an ideal template for a myriad of flavors. It works well with practically any seasoning and any side.
Try one of these recipes to spruce up your chicken if you're feeling a little bored with your current meals.
1. Lemon pepper chicken breast (h/t Diethood)
Forget fried chicken. A crispy skin seasoned with butter and some lemon is the perfect way to enjoy a tasty piece of meat without killing your calorie budget. This simple, easy recipe is quick to prep and goes well with nearly any side.
2. Stuffed chicken breast (h/t Diabetes Strong)
Anyone can bake chicken, but stuffing it full of healthy ingredients, is taking it to another level. Artichoke hearts, basil, tomato, and mozzarella combine to create tasty flavors you'd be proud to serve at your next dinner party.
3. Dump and bake chicken parmesan
Not only is this dish healthy and delicious, but it's also insanely easy to throw together when you're behind schedule. (This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when the budget is tight and we have a million activities going on.)
4. 15-minute honey-garlic chicken (h/t Family Food on the Table)
The sauce for this quick and easy dish is so tasty that you won't believe there are only 280 calories per serving. If you're trying to keep the carb-count low, try serving this over a bed of lettuce or quinoa.
5. Chicken breast and broccoli stir-fry (h/t Heal and Cure)
The meal may sound simple but adding the right seasonings can make a world of difference. Most seasonings are low sodium and low in carb, so you can add them until you get the right flavor.
6. Chicken breast with tomato and garlic (h/t I Food Real)
This recipe takes a pretty picture, but it's also packed full of fresh flavors. Organ, garlic, and basil compliment the tomato flavor for a perfect salad topping or topper to some whole wheat noodles.
7. Smoked paprika chicken (h/t Tori Avey)
If you want meal prep made simple, try this chicken recipe. It's a quick seasoning treatment that packs your chicken full of flavor. Make a big batch to use in different meals for the whole week.
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