Chicken is a versatile protein that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Lean white meat benefits from gentle cooking, while rich dark meat can withstand long cooking times at higher temperatures. Both white and dark meat play well with an array of sauces, spices, and flavorings. In this roundup, we’ve collected our favorite chicken recipes that feature nutrient dense ingredients for a healthy meal.
1) Mizutaki (Chicken Hot Pot)
From the Kyushu region located at the southern tip of Japan, this dish is cooked on a portable stove at a dining table so that diners can choose their ingredients. Mizutaki consists of chicken and vegetables in a kombu dashi served with ponzu for dipping. In our recipe we poach the components to produce a flavorful broth using the Sous Vide setting. Garnish with togarashi for some welcome heat.
2) Lentil Salad with Herbed Chicken Breast
Looking for a delicious dinner that also makes great leftovers for lunch? This meal has got the power to go the distance thanks to hearty lentils, beans, chicken breast, and an array of crunchy toppings. A mixture of scallions, almonds, capers, Parmesan, and parsley add multifaceted flavor that will last all week.
3) Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
Treat yourself to a food truck inspired meal at home with our cilantro lime chicken tacos. We focused on building flavor in our chicken by slow cooking the meat in salsa verde along with aromatic onion and cumin. Lastly, we topped our tacos with crispy radish and creamy avocado for a fresh finish.
4) Chicken Caprese Penne
The Caprese salad personifies Italian cuisine, which is characterized by an adoration of simple ingredients and minimal preparation. Creamy mozzarella meets the sweet acidity of juicy tomatoes and the lush fragrance of fresh basil. It’s all topped with a drizzle of olive oil, a generous sprinkle of salt, and a splash of good balsamic.
5) Chicken Harvest Bowls
Sometimes you need a tasty, hearty meal that’s also super healthy. Harvest bowls are an easy way to make healthy taste great. We layer crunchy kale with soft sweet potato, nutty wild rice, protein-rich chicken breast, bright and tangy apple, crisp almonds and creamy goat cheese. Drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette this is the flavor profile of your dreams.
6) Green Olive Tapenade Chicken with Roast Vegetables
We love green olive tapenade because it’s a brighter, lighter version than those made with black olives, which tend to be overpowering. We spread the homemade tapenade on chicken breasts and roast until perfectly juicy. Served with cherry tomatoes and artichokes, this dish is the Mediterranean on a plate.
7) Citrus Glazed Chicken with Cilantro Rice
Tangy citrus-glazed chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. This dish is packed with flavor, but only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are coated in a delicious cumin-coriander rub and then roasted until juicy and tender. A simple vinaigrette of lemon, orange, olive oil, and shallot is a little sweet, a little sour, a little savory, and the perfect complement for the chicken.