Our 10 Healthiest Chicken Dinners

Our 10 Healthiest Chicken Dinners

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Sheela Prakash
Jan 21, 2018
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Not only does chicken's versatility and crowd-pleasing tendencies make it a recurring choice for weeknight dinner, but it's ability to be a wholesome meal also allows for it to constantly be added to the roster. There are so many healthy ways to enjoy the white meat — we rounded up our 10 most favorite, from soups to salads to one-skillet dinners, that always find their way to our table.

1. Easy One-Pot Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables and Rice

Strips of chicken breast, rice, and a mix of veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and snow peas) come together all in one pot to make a simple, well-rounded dinner that will satisfy the whole family.

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2. Tuscan Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

This recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, which ensures the meat will be extra moist and flavorful when cooked. The beans and mushrooms bulk up the meal so you don't need much more besides a simple side salad to call it dinner.

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3. Almond-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard

Ground whole roasted almonds replace breadcrumbs in this wholesome twist on chicken tenders. The tenders are baked instead of fried and accompanied by a zippy honey mustard sauce for dipping.

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4. Upside-Down BBQ Chicken Bowl

Loading the bowl with veggies first, then shredded BBQ chicken, ensures it's a nutritious dinner that doesn't skimp on flavor. Reach for shortcuts like bagged broccoli slaw and frozen corn to help pull the meal off easily.

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5. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

This gluten-free dinner comes together quickly in one skillet and is full of umami-rich flavor, thanks to plenty of sharp Parmesan cheese to keep it interesting.

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6. The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup

Swap in zucchini noodles for the usual egg noodles in classic chicken soup and not only do you have a version that is gluten-free, but you've also bulked up the amount of good-for-you vegetables in each bowl.

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7. Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken

This tangy, saucy chicken has an infinite number of uses. Pile it into corn tortillas first, then try it over lettuce, sautéed greens, or cooked brown rice.

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8. Easy Bruschetta Chicken

A bright mixture of chopped tomato, red onion, garlic, and basil jazzes up simply seared chicken breasts and makes them a dinner you'll actually be excited about.

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9. One-Skillet Chicken with Garlicky Broccoli and Croutons

Roasting bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts in a large skillet with broccoli florets and bread cubes not only produces an all-in-one dinner, but the flavorful juices from the meat also infuse into every bite of the veggies and croutons.

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10. Chicken Rice Bowls with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Reach for last night's leftover cooked chicken and this wholesome rice bowl comes together quickly. You'd also be wise to make more than you need of this recipe so you can enjoy it for lunch the next day.

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