Looking for healthy chicken dinners that would satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet? Get inspired to cook luscious and healthy chicken dinners with these easy-to-make recipes!
Easy Healthy Chicken Dinners You'll Relish Every Bite
Chicken is a super versatile ingredient and a healthy go-to recipe to whip up for dinner. From baked to grilled chicken, you'll relish every bite of these rich in protein meals. To get your chicken more interesting, I want to share with you these healthy chicken recipes you need to try. These recipes are made healthy and easy for mommies on the go. Don't sacrifice your time and energy for a healthy dinner because these easy chicken recipes are made just for you!
Baked Chicken with Pineapple
- 8 (600g) slices of chicken meat (thighs or breasts part)
- 1 chopped red pepper
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1 chopped red onion
- 1 tsp powdered garlic
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 lime juice zest
- salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp cilantro for garnishing
Step 1. Toss all Ingredients
Use a large mixing bowl to toss together the chicken strips, diced pineapple, chopped red pepper, and onions. Then, the seasoning: garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili flakes, and a zest of lime and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Then, mix the ingredients.
Step 2. Cover and Refrigerate
Wrap the dish with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Reminder: Prepare the ingredients before you leave to work or at night before going to bed. Refrigerating the dish overnight is crucial to make it come together.
Step 3. Start Baking
Pour the chicken mix into a baking dish, then start baking. Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally until your chicken meat is cooked completely and the pineapple has been browned and caramelized. Now you're done! Serve hot or let it cool before you serve.
Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce
- sliced chicken breasts (4 medium pieces)
- 3 tbsp of chili seasoning or cajun
- 3 medium sized eggs
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 2 cups quinoa (cooked and cooled)
For the Sauce:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- lemon juice to taste
- salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Step 1. Mix Flour and Seasoning
Mix together the flour and cajun seasoning in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Then, set aside.
Tip: There are so many seasoning options like Italian seasoning, Greek seasoning, or plain chili powder. You can choose anything you like.
Step 2. Beat the Eggs
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and set aside.
Step 3. Bread the Chicken Fingers
Bread the chicken fingers by lightly coating the chicken strips with the flour mixture, beaten eggs, and then cooked quinoa. Place the coated chicken strips on a baking sheet (preferably parchment paper). Continue breading the remaining strips.
Step 4. Bake at 400°F
Once your chicken strips are breaded, cook them in the oven at 400°F for between 20-30 minutes. It is best served while still hot. While baking the chicken strips, start preparing the honey mustard dipping sauce.
Tip: It is best to flip every chicken strip while baking to get the desired even browning. And if you're making this ahead, you can have it refrigerated for up to 3 days too.
Step 5. Make the Honey Mustard Sauce
Whisk together yogurt, honey, mustard, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. You can add the pepper and salt just enough to taste. You're done! Now you're ready to serve your healthy and scrumptious chicken fingers with a delectable honey mustard sauce. Enjoy!
Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice Noodles
- 2 tbsp of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth
- 1 tbsp of sesame oil
- 2 tbsp of Sriracha
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp of cornstarch
- 2 (300g) chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 finely chopped red pepper
- 1 finely sliced green pepper
- 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
- 1 cup carrots, julienned
- 4 finely sliced green onion
- 2 cups cooked rice noodles
- cilantro for garnish
Step 1. Mix all Sauce Ingredients
Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. The soy sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, Sriracha, honey, minced garlic, and corn starch. Set aside and start cooking up your chicken.
Step 2. Cook the Chicken
Heat the skillet with the oil over medium-high. Then, add the chicken and season them up with salt and pepper. Fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes or until the meat is almost cooked.
Step 3. Add the Remaining Ingredients
While cooking the chicken, add the red pepper, green pepper, red cabbage, and julienned carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until everything becomes bright and softened up a little.
Step 4. Cook
Add the sauce on top of the mixture and cover to let them steam and soften up for another 2 or 3 minutes.
Step 5. Serve
It is best to serve it with hot rice noodles. Make sure to garnish it with green onions and cilantro. Viola! You're done… Serve hot or let it cool before serving.
You can watch the video tutorial from The Domestic Greek to see how each recipe is prepared:
Each of these recipes is low in calories so you can indulge these healthy chicken dinners with no worries. Whether you want them for lunch or dinner, the nutrients you'll get from these chicken recipes will surely satisfy your craving appetite. Pick one of the recipes you want to make and let's get cooking!
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