What the cluck are you making for dinner? Hmm, chicken always sounds easy. But don’t resign yourself to a bland, rubbery breast—the worst punishment known to diet food. These healthy eating bloggers have discovered the trick to keeping your bird tender and juicy, while layering in lots of seasonal veggies, bright sauces, and fresh flavors. From kale salads to saucy stir-fries to the ultimate burrito bowl, get inspired with these finger-licking-good recipes. They’re quick and easy to throw together, even if you’re coming home to roost on a busy weeknight—and feeling exceptionally peckish. Call it winner-winner chicken dinner.
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Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
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Editor’s note: This recipe runs high in fat. If you’re watching your figure, only use part of the dressing, or stretch the servings to feed 4 instead of 2.
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Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich with Pickled Vegetables
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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas
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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
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Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
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Thai Chicken Curry with Pumpkin & Kale
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Editor’s note: Use light coconut milk to significantly cut down the saturated fat.
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata
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30-Minute Caprese Chicken
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20-Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan
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Easy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili
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Editor’s note: Use low-fat Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese for a healthy swap.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl
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This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.