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Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.

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Teriyaki Marinated Chicken

Soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger combine in this teriyaki-inspired marinade for grilled chicken. Try it with pork chops if you prefer. Grill fresh pineapple slices and asparagus alongside for simple side dishes.

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Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced seasoned meat. This version features chicken, along with a cucumber-yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and crunchy romaine lettuce.

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Quick Chicken Cacciatore

This version of the classic Italian recipe, chicken cacciatore, is done in half the time of most traditional versions, but is still full of rich flavor thanks to plenty of mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs.

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Jerk Chicken Pockets

These tasty sweet potato and jerk chicken “pockets” are spiced up with jerk seasoning, a Caribbean spice blend that typically contains allspice, thyme and hot pepper. The spice combo and heat level vary widely among brands. Experiment and find the one you prefer. Look for jerk seasoning in the spice section of most supermarkets.

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Quick Chicken Parmesan

Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce are the hallmarks of any good chicken Parmesan recipe, and this one-skillet version of chicken parm is no exception. We made this recipe easier by skipping the breading on the chicken and loading the top of the dish with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with whole-wheat pasta to soak up the extra sauce.

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Spatchcocked Chicken Under a Brick

In this grilled whole chicken recipe, the backbone is removed and the chicken is flattened then grilled under the weight of 2 bricks—which enables it to cook quickly and evenly. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil or use your favorite rub.

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Chicken is the go-to-protein for quick and easy meals. Chicken can be prepared in a variety of ways from chicken soups and stews to creamy chicken recipes. Shake up your dinner routine with these healthy chicken recipes, including boneless chicken breast recipes, chicken thigh recipes and whole, bone-in chicken recipes, as well as chicken tender recipes and leftover chicken recipes.

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Healthy Chicken Recipes: Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

Although there are many variations of this Mexican chicken...
There's no need to feel guilty over this classic...
The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not...
Whole-wheat tortillas provide a tasty twist in this quick...
In this lightened-up recipe for chicken potpie, creamy...
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced...
Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch...
Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky...
Tandoori chicken is a traditional Northern Indian dish of...
Tomatillos and pepitas form the basis for pepian sauce--one...
An irresistible crisp (but easy) phyllo crust tops these...
This healthy recipe for crispy chicken schnitzel involves...
This hearty chicken salad recipe is full of grilled sweet...
Stuffing a chicken breast is relatively simple, but your...
For a more elegant presentation, arrange the ingredients...
Juicy grilled chicken, onions and peppers combine with a...
These tasty sweet potato and jerk chicken “pockets” are...
In this healthy stuffed chicken recipe, pounded chicken...
This version of the classic Italian recipe, chicken...
Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce...
Here's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only...
These spicy and crunchy pecan-crusted chicken nuggets are...
We trimmed 9 grams of fat and almost 100 calories in this...
This sweet and savory rub for grilled chicken relies on...
Soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger combine in...
Serve this Thai twist on pizza as is or with optional...
This quick chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with classic...
Velvet chicken is a classic Chinese cooking technique that...

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Chicken Tender Recipes

Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy...
Mulligatawny, which literally means “pepper water,” is an...
Double the flavor, halve the work—simply by using the same...
Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a...
Celebrate the flavors of fall with chicken cooked in a fast...
In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese...
Classic comfort food is yours, in just slightly more than...

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Chicken Thigh Recipes

In this healthy fried rice recipe, chicken, bok choy and...
Here, we combine currant jelly—a tasty “secret” ingredient...
This chicken recipe gets intense, complex flavor from tangy...
This spicy chicken stew, generously seasoned with the...
Dried porcini give an earthy, punch to this Italian classic...
Hunter's Chicken is found across Northern Italy, with...
Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or...
This Puerto Rican one-dish chicken and rice stew is rich in...
Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for...
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting...
Here's a version of chicken tortilla soup that's...
The acidity of the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken and...

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Bone-in Chicken Recipes

Sweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken...
Whole chicken legs, turkey sausage, tomatoes and fresh...
Roasting a chicken on top of a three-mushroom stuffing...
Fricassee is a classic French stew of chicken and...
Whole garlic cloves are mild when simmered with chicken in...
This slow-cooker chicken recipe makes a perfect alternative...
In this whole grilled chicken recipe, a vertical grilling...
In this grilled whole chicken recipe, the backbone is...

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Leftover Chicken Recipes & Turkey Recipes

Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and...
Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex...
The mashed potato-covered shepherd's pie was...
Sautéed radicchio, fennel and carrots are topped with...

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