Popular Chicken Breasts Recipes

Open your kitchen -- and your tastes -- to an updated repertoire of chicken breast recipes. Whether breaded, roasted, or stuffed chicken breast, these easy recipes keep your cooking interests high while delivering fast, flavorful ways to use chicken breasts.

Chicken Stuffed with Tomato and Cheese

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Chicken Stuffed with Tomato and Cheese

Warm Chicken and New Potato Salad

Try this modern take on potato salad that has lean protein and vegetables included in the mix. Serve it up as a nutritious dinner option, or bring it to a potluck with friends.

From Diabetic Living

Warm Chicken and New Potato Salad

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce.

From EatingWell

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Grilling chicken breasts on a bed of rosemary sprigs is an effective and easy way to infuse them with flavor. Savory black olive paste, contrasted with a sweet confit of caramelized onion, provides a sophisticated finish.

From EatingWell

Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Provencal Chicken

Here is one simple technique that guarantees juicy results every time. First, pound the chicken: making it thinner ensures quick and even cooking. Next, dredge the chicken lightly in seasoned flour, which helps it turn deep golden brown when sauteed. After the chicken is cooked, deglaze the skillet with broth, wine or a little water to make a pan sauce. The liquid loosens the flavor-boosting browned bits from the bottom of the pan, making a tastier sauce.

From EatingWell

Provencal Chicken

Tarragon Chicken

This creamy sauce is a classic with chicken - and while tarragon is the traditional herb, thyme or rosemary would also work beautifully. Serve with sauteed string beans and wild rice.

From EatingWell

Tarragon Chicken

Spiced Chicken Breasts with Apple-Jalapeno Chutney

A bit of jalapeno jelly adds a touch of heat and color to the sweet-and-sour apple chutney. It makes the perfect accompaniment to this and other spicy chicken and pork dishes, particularly those cooked over the grill.

From EatingWell

Spiced Chicken Breasts with Apple-Jalapeno Chutney

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

The joy of stir-frying is that an interesting dish like this cooks in mere minutes. The only trick is to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to add. Once you start stir-frying you can't afford to lose time mincing and measuring.

From EatingWell

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

Chicken & Spiced Apples

The buttery apples suit these chicken breasts, which are pounded thin so they cook evenly and quickly. You could also serve this compote with any roasted meat or vegetable.

From EatingWell

Chicken & Spiced Apples

Grilled Chicken Salad with a Fresh Strawberry Dressing

Balsamic vinegar, strawberries and black pepper are a classic Italian trio: spicy and sweet, refined and earthy. Here they combine in a delicious dinner salad, topped with grilled chicken and toasted almonds. This dressing is also great on a salad of arugula, goat cheese and pecans.

From EatingWell

Grilled Chicken Salad with a Fresh Strawberry Dressing

Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Curry quick enough for a weeknight supper - especially if you use precut cauliflower and baby spinach.

From EatingWell

Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

Most versions of chicken noodle soup aren't in dire need of a makeover, though we did come across one with heavy cream and a cup of Parmesan when we were researching this book. It is however undeniably comfort food for many (especially sick) people and so we had to include it. And we were able to give it a little makeover--whole-wheat egg noodles as opposed to regular add fiber and nutrients and the reduced-sodium chicken broth cuts the sodium. By all means use homemade chicken broth if you have it.

From EatingWell

Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk, dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic, this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be proud to serve to guests. Feel free to use different cuts of chicken, bone-in or boneless; just adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can also grill the chicken.

From EatingWell

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

The hard part of making this elegant dish is choosing the filling. Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy, particularly if you use a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color. Finishing it in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

From EatingWell

Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken Saute with Mango Sauce

Here is one simple technique that guarantees juicy results every time. First, pound the chicken: making it thinner ensures quick and even cooking. Next, dredge the chicken lightly in seasoned flour, which helps it turn deep golden brown when sauteed. After the chicken is cooked, deglaze the skillet with broth, wine or a little water to make a pan sauce. The liquid loosens the flavor-boosting browned bits from the bottom of the pan, making a tastier sauce.

From EatingWell

Chicken Saute with Mango Sauce

Chicken Saute with Creamy Mushroom & Leek Sauce

Here is one simple technique that guarantees juicy results every time. First, pound the chicken: making it thinner ensures quick and even cooking. Next, dredge the chicken lightly in seasoned flour, which helps it turn deep golden brown when sauteed. After the chicken is cooked, deglaze the skillet with broth, wine or a little water to make a pan sauce. The liquid loosens the flavor-boosting browned bits from the bottom of the pan, making a tastier sauce.

From EatingWell

Chicken Saute with Creamy Mushroom & Leek Sauce

Romaine Salad with Chicken, Apricots & Mint

This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory apricot puree as both marinade and dressing, makes a refreshing change from the standby Chicken Caesar. The salad also works well with sliced peaches or nectarines.

From EatingWell

Romaine Salad with Chicken, Apricots & Mint

Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

From EatingWell

Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breasts with Roasted Lemons

Tangy roasted lemons harmonize beautifully with chicken. They are also delicious chopped and sprinkled over fish.

From EatingWell

Chicken Breasts with Roasted Lemons

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef's knife.

From EatingWell

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

Basic Chicken Saute

This quick saute works well with your favorite pan sauce or chutney.

From EatingWell

Basic Chicken Saute

Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. Admittedly, Japanese cooking leans heavily on sugar - for a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar.

From EatingWell

Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Chicken Stuffed with Golden Onions & Fontina

A semi-firm cheese that's nonetheless quite creamy, fontina melts into pure heaven. Combined with caramelized onions, fontina becomes a nutty, gooey, irresistible filling for chicken breasts.

From EatingWell

Chicken Stuffed with Golden Onions & Fontina

Raspberry-Balsamic Chicken with Shallots

Tasty and flexible - what more could you want in a recipe? You could easily vary the flavors by making the dish with black cherry jam and red-wine vinegar, apricot jam and apple cider vinegar or orange marmalade and sherry vinegar.

From EatingWell

Raspberry-Balsamic Chicken with Shallots

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this easy noodle bowl, choose 12 ounces of cut vegetables from your market's salad bar and create your own mix.

From EatingWell

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

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