Good day lads and gents,
As you might be able to tell from the title, today we’re having this list of 10 healthy chicken recipes for the ultimate serving at your own family table using your own devices. With healthiness and simplicity as the two top priorities, I can bet with certainty that these recipes are not only for the white meat lovers to fall in love with, but also for all the Pollotarians, Semi-vegetarians and Flexitarians and regular meat lovers out there. Behold and be amazed.
Healthy benefits of chicken
I bet the nutritious nature of chicken meat is no longer in dispute for being lean and super low-fat. Packed with lean protein, chicken cuts in general – no matter the breasts, thighs or legs, are an ally for literally every shedding-a-few-more-pounds plan of yours. As protein is an ultimate metabolism booster, your body will naturally burn even more calories whenever protein is digested. So yes, chicken dishes, after all, are super beneficial for weight-loss schemes.
No more longing winding, let’s dig your spoon right in, shall we? (Or maybe forks and fingers, that’s alright, I’m not judging…)
10 Best Healthy Chicken Recipes
Anyway. I am here today, with pride, to present you this ultimate list of 10 healthy chicken recipes that’s hearty to the brim. You know, in case things have been hard to cop up with recently, something new to replenish dreary days of yours wouldn’t be too redundant. Of course, more table companions are always welcomed!
1. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Packed with cheese and ready to be served smoking hot in just 30 minutes, the Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast I’m presenting right here is sure to promise you a high-end gourmet experience with only in-store ingredients. The dish truly is a sweetheart for those who are following LCHF Keto diets for being super low-carb, yet hearty and fulfilling at the same time. Suitable for either special family occasions or regular week meals.
2. Oven Baked Chicken Breast
Imagine ripping the roasted chicken breasts in thin strips and tossing them to a quick side salad – definitely a thing to keep your tastebuds pampered. This oven-baked chicken breast dish is simply basic, juicy and definitely an all-time favourite for your family table. Luscious and fulfilling at its best!
3. Chicken Tikka Masala
Not only an ultimate metabolism booster, this dish is actually favored worldwide for its tasty, creamy sauce base. Check out this Chicken Tikka Masala recipe that I made from only types of herbs together with a one-off tomato spice, and experience its inimitable, hot yellow color and spice-filled aroma yourself!
4. Kung Pao Chicken
This wok-fried chicken dish is truly a well-known Chinese cuisine mainstay. Sweet and sour, starchy and a bit intense at the tip of your tongue but not too spicy, Kung Pao Chicken’s balancing taste is what hooks people up.
This dish is the pick in Chinese culinary repertoire thanks to the substantial contribution of the sauce base. Together with a few splashes of herbs like scallions, garlic and ginger, I did work on a Kung Pao Chicken recipe of my own which possesses all the well-known qualities of the Chinese cuisine. Ready to figure it out?
5. Chicken Parmesan
With salty, melting parmesan, provolone and mozzarella right out of the oven, this Chicken Parmesan tastes just like heaven. Together with crispy bread crumbs and sharp-tasting tomato sauce, this dish is sure to trigger your tastebuds.
6. Oven Baked Chicken Shawarma
Having been long known as one of the all-time favourite street foods in the Middle East, Chicken Shawarma is actually an Arabian fast food which originated in Turkey. As a true Middle Eastern dish, it’s often served in pita breads with pickles, maybe wrapped with heaps of veggies and also with zesty drizzles of tzatziki sauce.
Here’s one amazing feature: You can always pick this Chicken Shawarma up, adding a few veggies chops and there goes a whole new Chicken Salad Sandwich for a breezing day off-work with fellows. Endless possibilies indeed.
7. Pan-Roasted Honey Butter Chicken
This pan-roasted dish goes well with whatever side you want. Juicy and savory, these chicken thighs can pile over anything. Steam some greens to neutralize the sweet, buttery aroma of the chicken, get yourself a hot bowl of fried rice, or just have it alone if desire.
Caramelized right on heat, the golden-brown hue sauce also appears as a true burst of flavor, making it a perfect match for the Honey Butter Chicken that we just had on our family reunion. The sweetness from honey with the pungent aroma from sautéed garlic slices through the fragrant, browned butter. Bet you couldn’t ask for more.
8. Healthy Chicken Piccata
Golden, crispy and Parmesan-crusted, these super tender chicken fillets are also glazed in a unique lemony, buttery sauce. It is no distortion to say that this Chicken Piccata recipe always takes the cake on my family table every single time.
Pair this Chicken piccata dish with pasta or mashed potatoes, or give it a shot of Pinot Gris, and there you have either a perfect match for quick and delicious midweek dinners or a grandstander to fit any of your fancy guest treats.
9. Tandoori Chicken
Moist, juicy and rich in taste with a creamy and tangy spice mix, the Tandoori Chicken actually calls for no special curry paste but just ingredients that can easily be found within your kitchen space. Thanks to the one-of-a-kind smoky flavor, this dish has been on its way to a true food phenomenon for years.
FYI, I decided to rock my recipe a bit just so I wouldn’t have to struggle with the long list of India spices. Curious? Watch how my Tandoori Chicken came out right here.
10. Chicken Pot Pie
Here comes the most popular variation of the meat-filling pot pie in the US! For the longest time, Chicken pot pie has been in the top 10 must-try American cuisines. The pie truly projects the image of the traditional American family meal through its browned crusts, the tasteful filling and the mild, delicate flavor of chicken and vegetables all in a pot.
This Chicken Pot Pie‘s making process is plainly straightforward. With butter, milk and chicken broth all in harmony, a soupy, creamy and delightful filling is what you’ll get at the end to accompany the lean chicken breast meat. We also recommend refrigerated products and frozen vegetables for the sake of simplicity, so there’s no need to be confused about changing and mixing the fillings up with your own devices anymore.
Whew, that was a bit overwhelmed just by taking a glimpse at each. But on the whole, chicken is a universal thing, and to the point that it should taste like a homey sophistication in no sophisticated way. Meaning you’ll see yourself winding these healthy chicken recipes up in no time.
Come on, that’s what Luna is here for.
So now the question is, have you got dining plans for tonight? 😉