October 23, 2018

View as List 10 Fantastic Chicken Dishes

  • chicken chow mein

    Chicken is the most popular animal-based protein in American cooking. It is full of essential nutrients and tends to be healthier than most other meats. Packed with protein and relatively low-fat, chicken needs to be cooked carefully—not overcooked—for maximum flavor and tenderness. As with other types of poultry, the goal is to cook chicken until it's safe to eat, but not so long that it becomes tough or dry. These 10 easy recipes are both healthy and delicious.

  • 1

    Warm Curried Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad

    sliced sweet potatoes

    This creamy dressing calls for fresh mint and cilantro. Dried mint or fresh basil make for excellent substitutions. This dish is an excellent source of beta carotene, folate, lutein, niacin, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. 

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  • 2

    Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

    baked chicken on pan

    It’s important to not have boneless breasts dry out. In this crispy, oven-baked version of fried chicken, it’s coated first with a sweet-spicy buttermilk mixture and then dredged in seasoned flour. 

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  • 3

    Simple Broiled Chicken

    Cooked chicken breast with brussels sprouts

    Serving broiled chicken with a chutney or salsa is a good way to get some healthful fruits or vegetables on your plate. It will also get you kudos for making something that seems complicated but couldn’t be simpler. 

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  • 4

    Chicken Fajitas for a Crowd

    chicken fajitas on a wooden board

    This festive, fun dish makes colorful bell peppers, red onions, lettuce and salsa the main dish, with grilled chicken as the “condiment.” 

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  • 5

    Pan-Fried Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

    chicken and pumpkin

    Briefly toasting pumpkin seeds makes them even more flavorful. The chilies, peppers and fresh lime juice give this dish a zesty, fiery kick. 

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  • 6

    Chicken Scallopine Provençal

    scaloppine with porcini mushrooms and zucchini

    This super-fast recipe has a ratatouille-like sauce loaded with healthy vegetables. 

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  • 7

    Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

    Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

    This creamy pasta dish has far less fat than the traditional dish, and adds chicken and peas for extra protein and nutrients. 

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  • 8

    Chicken & Winter Squash Tagine

    Tagine on rice

    This satisfying and comforting Moroccan chicken stew is loaded with fiber and protein. You can substitute zucchini and yellow squash for the butternut, making this a dish that’s just as perfect for spring as for fall.  

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  • 9

    Chicken with Cumin & Paprika

    Spiced chicken

    Broiling chicken with the skin on keeps it moist—so herbs are rubbed under the skin, which is removed before serving. Serve these with a simple, bright squeeze of lemon. 

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  • 10

    Chicken Chow Mein

    chicken chow mein

    An updated take on a classic, this delicious fast dish calls for crunchy jicama and shredded Napa cabbage. 

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