Chicken is the ideal meat for busy people. It doesn’t take anywhere near as long as red meats to cook. This means even on busy work nights; you can whip up a chicken-based meal.
The other great thing about chicken is that it is much healthier than other meats. Chicken breast meat in particular is a low-fat source of protein. This makes it the perfect meat for those watching their weight.
The issue most people have is that chicken can get boring if you’re eating it over and over. That’s why we’ve put together this list.
Here, you’ll find a month’s worth of chicken recipes to keep those dinners exciting and interesting. The key is switching up the flavors and pairing it with different sides and sundries!
- 1. Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad
- 2. Coconut and Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw
- 3. Honey and Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
- 4. Grilled Romesco Chicken
- 5. Cheesy Tex-Mex Stuffed Chicken
- 6. Moroccan Chicken Tagine
- 7. Broccoli and Chicken Soup
- 8. Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken
- 9. Chicken Roulade
- 10. Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs
- 11. Chicken Noodle Soup
- 12. Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken
- 13. Chicken Cacciatore
- 14. Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
- 15. Turmeric Chicken with Lemon Radish Salad
- 16. Air Fried Chicken Breast
- 17. Keto Chicken Fajita
- 18. Sheet Pan Chickpea Chicken
- 19. Chicken Meatball Soup with Lemon and Dill
- 20. Thai Chicken Tacos with Peanut Sauce
- 21. One Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken
- 22. Chicken Souvlaki
- 23. Chicken and Quinoa Bowl
- 24. BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza
- 25. Sweet and Sticky Chicken with Snow Peas
- 26. Filipino Chicken Adobo
- 27. Chicken Cobb Salad
- 📖 Recipe
Let’s start with something simple but delicious. This salad is so easy to make, especially if you use precooked rotisserie chicken. All you need to do is roast the squash and then layer up the salad.
If you do want to cook the chicken yourself, you can roast or grill the chicken.
We suggest sticking with the miso and sesame flavors to season the chicken breast before you cook it. This will help it tie into the meal as a whole.
This meal has a total of 290 calories, which makes it perfect if you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. As well as being low-calorie, this meal is absolutely delicious.
The coconut cream sauce is light but super flavorful. It doesn’t cloy or stick to your taste buds. This is probably down to the lime juice, which adds a fresh and cleansing after taste to the whole dish.
This sweet, succulent recipe uses both pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds to bring the taste of summer to your chicken.
What’s awesome about this recipe is how easy it is to cook. The sauce, for instance, is just made by pouring honey and pomegranate juice in the same pan you used to cook the chicken.
The squash slices are a great accompaniment to these chicken breasts. They are easy to prepare and don’t take away from the chicken.
This is a Catalonia, Spanish inspired recipe. It uses a Romesco sauce, which is made from roasted red peppers, to flavor the chicken breasts. The addition of chopped almonds is blissful.
To serve, we recommend rice and green beans or broccoli. The sauce goes well with most green vegetables.
You might be used to stuffing a turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but have you stuffed a chicken breast before?
The key to doing this is using a very sharp knife to create a pocket in the thicker part of the chicken breast.
Into the chicken breast you are going to stuff cheese, scallions, and jalapeños.
This is a super tasty mixture. It has a good bit of heat for those who love hot food. If you’re not a fan of spice, you can reduce the amount of jalapeños you put into the chicken.
This is a traditional Moroccan dish made in a tagine. The dish calls for diced chicken breast, carrots, and green olives. However, it’s the combination of spices that really makes this dish.
You’re going to be using lots of warm flavors like paprika, cumin, cayenne, ginger, coriander, and cinnamon. These create a beautifully warm flavor that you will love!
This is perfect for wet and windy winter evenings. It’s one of those soups that warms you from the inside out.
Made with your standard stock vegetables like carrots, celery, and of course broccoli, you’ll probably have most of these ingredients on hand.
When it comes to the chicken, you can use precooked rotisserie chicken or any leftover roasted chicken.
Of course, if you have fresh chicken breast, you can poach it and then shred it before using in the soup.
A spatchcock chicken is a chicken that has had its backbone removed. Once the spine is removed, the bird is pressed flat so that the chicken is one layer.
But why would you spatchcock a chicken? Other than to have an excuse to say the funny word?
Well, spatchcocked chickens cook faster. Everything is on one level and in contact with the cooking surface. This is a great way to get a roasted chicken done quickly, perhaps for those busy weekdays.
Chicken roulade is a fancy dish that is deceptively simple to make. You can serve these for friends or family at a dinner party if you’re trying to impress.
You will need to pound the chicken breasts till they are about ⅛ of an inch thick. This will give you more chicken to fill and roll.
To serve, we recommend vegetables and some sort of potatoes. The sauce made from the chicken scraps, wine, and broth goes wonderfully well with steamed greens.
Chicken thighs are juicy and tender. For this recipe, you’re going to need skinless, boneless thighs. The lack of skin keeps this meal leaner and healthier.
Despite the deep, complex flavors in this dish, it is super simple to make. In fact, it only takes about 10 minutes to cook and has only 2 steps!
This dish is perfect if you’re in a rush or don’t have the patience for standing around a stove.
The ultimate feel-good food, chicken noodle soup seems to have magical properties. I cook it every time I start to feel run down or flu-ey.
This soup only takes about 40 minutes from start to finish, and 20 minutes of that is spent leaving it to boil on the stove. This is perfect if you’re feeling ill. You can rest up on the sofa with some honeyed lemon.
This is a great, low calorie meal. It has a light, mild flavor that even fussy eaters will enjoy. Mild though the flavors might be, they are delicious.
One thing to be aware of, you need to marinade this chicken. The marinade should be at least 15 minutes, however for best results you want to leave the chicken overnight.
This rustic Italian dish is made from chicken in a red wine sauce with lots of love and comfort. It is perfect for long, cold winter nights.
You’ll need to leave this for about 40 minutes on the stove to get the chicken to the point where it falls off the bone.
If you’re using the oven, then leave it in for 50 minutes before removing the lid, adding olives and cooking for a further 20 minutes. After this second cook, the meat should be tender enough to fall off the bone.
Stir fry is perfect for busy nights because it cooks so fast. This sticky, sesame stir fry only requires a few ingredients and can be ready in about 15 minutes.
This recipe is great for meal prep as you can batch cook it and heat it up later. If you are going to prepare ahead of time, we recommend cooking the noodles fresh each time you eat a portion. Noodles don’t store particularly well.
This dish looks utterly fabulous. The bright pink and orange of the salad contrasts beautifully with the chicken breast. It looks almost gourmet and tastes just as good!
For this recipe you’re going to need watermelon or daikon radishes. You may find them in wholesale markets or farmers markets. They’re less common in regular supermarkets.
If you haven’t got an air fryer yet, get one! They are awesome. Not only do they reduce the amount of oil you need, they’re also much quicker than the oven.
This air fryer recipe creates guilt free chicken in under half an hour. What’s more, the chicken is juicy and tender but not covered in oil.
Firstly, as the name suggests, this meal is suitable for people following a Keto diet.
It is also ideal for meal prepping. What’s more, it’s a meal you’ll actually look forward to eating throughout the week.
The fajita flavor comes from the fajita seasoning they describe in the recipe.
It’s a basic fajita mix containing chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and salt. You’ll find the same ingredients in packet seasoning that you get with fajita meal kits. It is, however, delicious!
This meal has only 5 ingredients and yet it is absolutely stunning. The harissa sauce gives it a beautiful smokey, Mediterranean flavor that can’t be beaten.
We also love the fact that this is a one pan meal. You just need to season the chicken before adding it to the sheet pan with the chickpeas. I mean, you get a delicious dinner and minimal clean up, what more could you want.
Chicken probably isn’t the meat you think of when you think about meatballs.
However, don’t knock chicken meatballs until you’ve tried them. They are much leaner than beef, pork, or lamb meatballs, and they taste divine.
The veggies and meatballs are all cooked in a chicken broth that is flavored with a hint of lemon zest.
The lemon is key to this recipe. It lightens the flavor and makes this a really refreshing meal. It’s perfect for spring or summer dining.
Tacos might be Mexican, but this Southeast Asian inspired recipe is wonderful. It’s a fresh spin on the spicy, Mexican classic.
It’s the marinade that really packs all the flavor in this dish. It is filled with aromatic and sweet flavors like lime, soy, fish sauce, and of course, peanut butter. They combine to make an awesome, sticky sauce for your chicken,
One-pot meals are always appreciated, especially when they are this delicious! It is a combination of a classic Caribbean rice and beans recipe and a jerk chicken recipe.
The chicken bakes in the oven atop a bed of rice and beans, all beautifully flavored with jerk seasoning. Of course, you will need an oven safe frying pan or skillet for this recipe.
I will never hear a bad word against souvlaki. It is, in my opinion, one of the greatest meals around.
This recipe will walk you through creating your own Greek souvlaki at home. It uses those classic Greek seasonings of oregano, garlic, rosemary, and sweet paprika to bring the Mediterranean to your table.
Ideally, you want to let the chicken marinate overnight. This will give the flavors enough time to seep right into the meat. If you’re in a rush, then 30 minutes should do the trick.
This is an easy meal that you can make in batches for meal prep. It is perfect for taking to work or as a light spring or summer dinner.
Another Mediterranean inspired dish, this recipe calls for oregano, garlic, and feta cheese. When you take a bite, you’re transported to a serene Greek island. It’s so wonderfully fresh and light.
One thing to note is that this recipe calls for leftovers that were made using other recipes. They’re all linked, so you can easily follow along. Naturally, this does make the process a little bit more complicated, but you’ll get the hang of it easy enough.
BBQ chicken is a home run when it comes to pizza. The sweet, smokey BBQ sauce makes a nice change from the standard tomato base, and it goes so well with chicken pieces.
This recipe substitutes your typical pizza base for a whole wheat pita bread. This makes it much healthier, which means you can enjoy delicious, guilt-free pizza.
This recipe calls for chicken drumsticks and chicken thighs. If you want to keep the calories down, you can just use skinless chicken thighs instead.
The chicken is coated in a simple marinade consisting of hoisin sauce, salt, pepper, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Despite being a simple sauce, it packs a lot of flavor. It is just the right mixture of sweet and spicy.
As the national dish of the Philippines, this dish has a top-notch reputation. It is loved by a whole country, after all.
What’s awesome about this recipe is that you only need a few ingredients and all, except the chicken, are pantry staples. You should be able to whip this up even on those nights when you don’t have time to do a grocery shop.
This classic American salad is super easy to put together, tastes delicious, and is great for the waistline.
It pairs those two classic flavors, bacon, and chicken, to create a rich, somewhat addictive meal that you just can’t get enough. The addition of hard-boiled eggs means you more than meet your protein quota with this salad.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder then place in a single layer on the parchment paper.
- Place the lemon slices on top of the chicken.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they have reached 165°F internally.
Can use chicken tenders and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g