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Healthy Baked Chicken Recipes

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Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or take it along on a picnic to eat cold—no forks and knives required! For best flavor, shop for locally raised natural chicken and grade B maple syrup.

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BBQ Chicken Tenders

These crispy chicken “wings,” made with boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, stay crispy with only a light coating of oil—no deep-frying needed. Serve as an appetizer or try them for dinner with crunchy vegetables and dip on the side.

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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pimiento Cheese

Stuffing boneless, skinless chicken breasts with pimientos, scallions and cheese gives them great flavor without a lot of effort. Don’t be concerned if some of the filling oozes out while the chicken is baking; just scoop it up from the pan as you serve. Serve with: Sautéed zucchini or summer squash and barley.

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Oven-Barbecued Asian Chicken

This Asian “barbecued” chicken made in a casserole dish is truly finger-licking good! You can make this with 2 bone-in chicken breasts (about 12 ounces each) instead of thighs and drumsticks, if you prefer. Remove the skin and cut each chicken breast in half on the diagonal to get 4 portions about equal in weight. Serve with sautéed chard and whole-grain rice pilaf.

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Spicy Pecan Popcorn Chicken

These spicy and crunchy pecan-crusted chicken nuggets are paired with a quick, creamy ranch dip. If you can’t find coarse breadcrumbs, substitute Grape-Nuts cereal instead.

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Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Herb-Brown Butter

This healthy recipe for crispy chicken schnitzel involves coating the chicken breasts with fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs and oven “frying” using a mist of olive oil cooking spray instead of frying in lots of oil. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or with mashed potatoes.

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Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

In this healthy chicken recipe, paprika-rubbed chicken thighs are nestled into Brussels sprouts and shallots and roasted on a sheet pan in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner. As the chicken thighs roast, the garlicky drippings flavor the Brussels sprouts and shallots. Delicious one-pan cooking! Smoked paprika adds a touch of smoky flavor—look for it at well-stocked supermarkets or in the bulk-spice section at natural-foods markets. Regular paprika can be used in its place, but doesn’t add the hint of smoke.

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A healthy baked chicken recipe makes a simple and delicious dinner. These healthy baked chicken recipes—including chicken breast recipes, chicken thigh recipes and whole baked chicken recipes—are simple ways to cook a wholesome meal for your family. Try baked chicken breasts stuffed with ham and cheese, a baked chicken recipe over a bed of onions and leeks or crispy baked chicken fingers for a healthy kids meal.

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Healthy Baked Chicken Recipes

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat...
Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put...
These crispy chicken “wings,” made with boneless, skinless...
Roasting a chicken on top of a three-mushroom stuffing...
Stuffing boneless, skinless chicken breasts with pimientos...
Fresh ginger and pungent curry add big flavor to this one-...
Originally made in restaurants with a rich Mornay sauce,...
Double the flavor, halve the work—simply by using the same...
Prunes, olives and capers jazz up chicken breasts in a...
This hearty, satisfying chicken potpie is elevated to...
The Moroccan word tagine, when translated simply as "...
Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy...
Mustard and thyme flavor chicken and veggies in this easy...
The hard part of making this elegant dish is choosing the...
This healthy recipe for crispy chicken schnitzel involves...
Dried porcini give an earthy, punch to this Italian classic...
The hard part of making this elegant dish is choosing the...
Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing...
A tagine is a slow-cooked Moroccan stew (traditionally...
Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or...
This Asian “barbecued” chicken made in a casserole dish is...
If fried chicken is traditional in your picnic basket, try...
Here’s a fun way to serve oven-fried chicken for a picnic:...
In this healthy chicken recipe, paprika-rubbed chicken...
This is an elegant dish. Making a pocket in the chicken...
Inspired by the rustic--and time-consuming--French classic...
To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or...
Call this one an update of that favorite combo, sausage and...
This main-dish chicken salad has bright flavors of tarragon...
A bit of jalapeno jelly adds a touch of heat and color to...
These spicy and crunchy pecan-crusted chicken nuggets are...
A highly seasoned yogurt marinade tenderizes these chicken...
The acidity of the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken and...
Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash...

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