Sometimes chicken can seem so — what’s the word? — boring. If this is the case with you, it just means you need a new way to bring the excitement back to this versatile source of protein. Take a break — or retire — your overused healthy chicken recipes and try these low-calorie, flavor-packed dinners for a change.
For a fast, easy and delicious way to cook chicken breasts, look no further than this bruschetta chicken from Taste of Home. After coating the chicken in a mixture of Parmesan, breadcrumbs and a little butter, it’s baked and topped with a bruschetta made with tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Not only is this incredibly simple, but it also only clocks in at 358 calories per serving.
Slow cooker chicken tikka masala
What would we do without Greek yogurt? This tikka masala recipe from Weight Watchers cooks skinless chicken thighs in the slow cooker with tomatoes, onions, ginger root, some sugar and a bunch of our favorite Indian seasonings, then mixes it with Greek yogurt and cilantro for a creamy, flavorful takeout favorite made at home.
Chardonnay-braised chicken thighs with parsnips
Our two favorite things about this recipe from Food and Wine: It’s a ONE-POT DISH — yes, that required caps — and it also creates a delicious sauce. (Who doesn’t love a good sauce?) OK, wait — make that three favorite things: It’s a white wine sauce, which means we have wine leftover to go with dinner. You get a sauce, yummy chicken and parsnips all with one dish and less than an hour of kitchen time.
Baked artichoke & mushroom chicken
This dish, made by Donna Giblin and featured on “The Chew,” is one of our latest go-to chicken recipes. It calls for chicken legs and thighs with the skin still on, but to cut back on fat, we recommend using skinless thighs with the fat trimmed as much as possible. This is one of those amazing one-dish wonders and is so easy to make — however, we will warn you that this is not a quick, weeknight meal. Considering it will spend about 1.5 hours in the oven, make sure you have the time to start early.