Chicken breasts are tough to beat. They’re skinless and boneless, making them fast to cook, plus they’re a source of lean protein. Oh, and they take on any flavour you throw at them, whether it’s a bounty of fresh herbs, or lemon and garlic. We love this staple as much as you do, which is why we gathered our favourite healthy and flavourful recipes in one easy list you can bookmark for dinners week-after-week.
Greek Salad with Whole Wheat Pita and Yogurt with Apricots
A simple, fresh dressing of lemon juice, vinegar, oregano and garlic delivers major flavour with few calories. It also does double duty as a marinade for perfectly grilled chicken breasts and as a final touch to the toasted pitas.
Marinated Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts are known for their lean protein stats, but can be a touch bland if left plain. Make this marinated chicken breast recipe your go-to for any meal, whether that be a unique salad or simple steamed vegetable dinner.
Lemon Chicken Breasts
This lemon chicken is a quick and easy weeknight dinner, served alongside a hearty grain, seasonal veggies or summer salad.
Healthy Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
With the help of your microwave, you can have this protein-packed dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Hearty, filling and full of nutritious superfoods, you gotta love how this dish uses up that last bit of leftover chicken too.
Herbal Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Treat the ladies who lunch to a new menu with these fragrant and fresh chicken sandwiches. The secret to the recipe is poaching the chicken breasts in jasmine tea — yes, tea — for a unique herbal flavour.
Kale and Corn Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Give your chicken a healthy kick with crunchy leftover corn and superfood kale. Looking for a dessert to pair with this dinner main? Try these no-bake recipes starring peanut butter.
Chicken with Prunes and Olives
An Italian family favourite you can bring to your table tonight. Chicken breasts are first marinated, then baked in a tasteful mixture of garlic stuffed olives, capers, oregano, red wine vinegar and sweet prunes. The result is succulent chicken with a sweet and savoury sauce.
Garlic Roasted Chicken
Perfectly juicy roasted chicken breasts are flavoured with garlic and rosemary, then placed on top of roasted sourdough bread and covered in the delicious pan sauce.
Coconut Indian Chicken in a Bag
Update your regular chicken dinner with this refreshing Coconut Indian Chicken! Chicken breasts are rubbed with spices and lots of cilantro in foil packets. Leave a hole in the top to pour in the coconut cream, then seal and bake. In just 25 minutes, everyone gets their own package of tender, juicy chicken!
Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos
You may have enjoyed chicken tacos before, but you’ve never had them like this: rubbed with a flavourful combination of spices and served with grilled poblano peppers and lightly grilled onions.
This homemade broth is tasty enough to slurp on its own, but when you add the noodles, chicken, snap peas, pickled veggies, peanuts, basil and mung beans, this meal-in-a-bowl is impossible to resist.
Herbed Chicken with Spring Vegetables
Chicken dinner gets an infusion of flavour with a delicious medley of fresh herbs, served alongside baby carrots, mushrooms and fresh snap peas.