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How to Easily Cook With Chicken Breast
How to Easily Cook With Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is a great source of protein that is low in carbohydrates and, without the skin on, has little-to-no fat. It is also incredibly versatile in the fact that there are chicken breast recipes for everything from breakfast to supper. That said, each recipe will be different as far as calories go. Where one chicken breast recipe might have next to no calories, another might have more than half of your daily allowance. But is it worth it? Completely. Chicken is delicious! Let's take a look at some super easy and tasteful options.

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Spicy Herb-Rubbed Grilled Chicken

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Adding spices to chicken breast is an excellent way to give it a bit of kick. Although you can pick from a huge selection of chicken rubs at your local grocery store, it's much healthier to make it yourself. Combine 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper. This simple rub can marinate not only chicken but steak and fish too. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then sprinkle it over your chicken breast. Coat the chicken in cooking spray and put it in the grill or 6 minutes on each side.

02

Cilantro and Lime Chicken Stew

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Inspired by the classic dish, Seco del Pollo, cilantro lime chicken stew is a hearty meal with just the right amount of kick. Stews and soups are a great way of building up your immune system to fight off infections and budding colds. The bright, zestiness of the lime and cilantro mix perfectly with the warmth of the chicken. And all you need is a slow cooker to make it.

03

Baked Lemon Chicken

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We all know how well lemon goes with fish, but did you know it tastes delicious with chicken too? Not only is this an easy dinner option, but it's also inexpensive! You might have noticed that chicken breast, when cooked in the oven, can come out dry. However, creating a sauce from lemon juice, butter, garlic, herbs, and chicken broth can help it keep its natural juiciness. Pop the chicken breasts in the mix and bake in the oven, then add a little chopped parsley and slices of lemon to give it a kick.

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Chicken, Apple, and Butternut Stew

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This recipe has a warmth and sweetness to it that makes it perfect for fall. Forget your pumpkin spice, chicken and apple stew is where it's at. Adding cider to the recipe won't just make it more 'fall' either, unfiltered cider actually serves to thicken the stew. This recipe is unusual and sweet, but in ways that will make you feel like adding it to your fall meal plan time and time again.

05

Healthy Low-Carb Chicken Rolls

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Chicken is the low-carber's best friend. It's possible to eat every meal with some kind of chicken involved and have the energy to go about your day. In this recipe, instead of serving veggies alongside the chicken, they're wrapped up in it. Sort of like sushi rolls or sandwich wraps, but more delicious. These are low calorie and low-fat options that can be a great addition to your day. These quinoa stuffed chicken rolls are also a proven way to ease heartburn.

06

Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breast With Vegetables

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If you've never tried bone-in chicken breasts, now is the time to do so. It's never too late! Bone-in chicken breasts are a perfect, juicy, delicious meal for any time of year. Bone-in chicken is the best kind of chicken breast when it comes to grilling and roasting. Throw some of these babies onto a roasting tray with some carrots, peppers, and parsnips, and enjoy.

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Chicken Parmesan

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Who doesn't love a good chicken parmesan recipe? This creamy tomato Italian parmesan chicken might just make you a convert if you don't already. Italians know how to cook a hearty meal, and chicken parmesan is no exclusion. Great chicken parmesan can be made in less than thirty minutes, meaning you have more time to revel in how delicious it is to eat. Besides, the more you make, the more you have for left-overs.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Anybody who loves chicken loves sweet and sour chicken. As comforting and filling as the dish is, it's also light enough to let you eat some rice with it without feeling too full. This sweet and sour chicken recipe can be made easily without any kind of deep-frying. It's also inexpensive compared to most Chinese take out.

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Chicken Schnitzel

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A variant of Wiener Schnitzel, Chicken Schnitzel is a delicious, white meat alternative to the richer veal. A schnitzel is, essentially, just meat that you've used a meat tenderizer on to make it thinner. Schnitzel can be made using any meat you have in your arsenal, but to us, chicken is where it's at. Cover the tendered chicken breast in breadcrumbs and then fry them for as long as is needed to cook them all the way through. It's a great alternative to crispy fried chicken, and you can always put it in the refrigerator to use the leftovers for a delicious schnitzel sandwich for lunch.

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Stuffed Roast Chicken Breasts

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Do you see that? Spinach-stuffed chicken breasts are what happiness looks like. That said, as well as this low-carb alternative, there's no limit to what you can stuff the chicken with. Other fillings you can try include cheese, mushroom, vegetables, stuffing; there are no limits. Chicken is flavorless enough to go with just about anything under the sun. Another suggested favorite of ours is this Cajun stuffed chicken with peppers, onion, and pepper jack cheese. Furthermore, the best part of all of this is they take just half-an-hour to cook.

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