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Super-easy recipes you can make with chicken

Simple chicken recipes

Is there a better protein than chicken? I say “no way!” It’s light, delicious and packed with healthy protein. You need that extra energy to keep you going during the strenuous work week. Preparing chicken doesn't mean setting aside hours in the kitchen. Ultra-simple, ultra-hearty recipes are just a click away.

Healthy General Tso’s chicken

General Tso's Chicken | Sheknows.com

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When you order General Tso’s chicken in your typical Chinese joint, they’ll head behind the counter and deep fry some admittedly good, but not-so-good for you, chicken. This recipe by steamykitchen.com gives the classic Chinese dish a healthy twist that works for Asian food lovers watching their waistlines. There are a lot of ingredients if you include the sauce but very few steps. Best of all, you can use white meat or dark.

Oven-baked barbecue chicken

Oven Baked Barbeque Chicken | Sheknows.com

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Sure, chicken breasts are great, but sometimes I just crave that bone-in meat with barbecue sauce. This oven-baked barbecue chicken recipe by livinglou.com packs a savory punch with a simple sauce. Plus, all you have to do is drop it in the oven for 35-45 minutes and voila! Delicious barbecue chicken without a grill.

Planked chicken
with lemon and herbs

Planked Chicken with Lemon and Herbs | Sheknows.com

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There’s nothing better than looking in your pantry and realizing you have everything you need to make the meal you want. I keep most of these ingredients in my cupboard and chicken in the freezer. Find a use for those wings and baste them with olive oil, lemon juice and spices for a healthy twist on your typical wing, courtesy of meatwave.com.

Balsamic chicken
with olives

Balsamic Chicken with Olives | Sheknows.com

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I adore balsamic vinegar, but recipes where the tangy flavor isn’t overpowering are few and far between. This balsamic chicken with olives recipe by thegarumfactory.com combines balsamic with soy sauce, mustard, rosemary, onion, garlic and more for a savory meal sure to please the more adventurous chicken lover’s palate.

Jalapeño honey garlic chicken

Jalapeño Honey Garlic Chicken | Sheknows.com

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This one combines my favorite things — honey and spice and everything garlic-y and nice. There’s no way this couldn’t be divine. Iamafoodblog.com mixed pantry staples with jalapeño, honey and garlic for grilled bliss.

Sweet tea oven-fried chicken

Sweet Tea Oven-Fried Chicken | Sheknows.com

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Two of the best things about the South combine in one glorious dish that makes my mouth water. Sweet tea concentrate helps coat the outside of the chicken, which is then fried with a recipe courtesy of dessertfortwo.com.

Spicy yogurt chicken

Spicy Yogurt Chicken | Sheknows.com

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Tired stir fry fans, I have a recipe for you. This spicy chicken recipe adds the creaminess of yogurt to heat-baring spices for a rustic chicken experience served over rice, courtesy of the appropriately named sinfullyspicy.com.

Chicken fritz

Chicken Fritz | Sheknows.com

Ho hum! Sometimes you don’t want to bother with the tedium of cutting your meat. Skip the boring old knife with this spicy pulled-chicken recipe by biggirlsmallkitchen.com with onion and paprika as the stars of the show.

Chicken parmesan meatballs

These would make the perfect appetizer for a party, or simply toss them on some pasta or salad greens. Chicken Parmesan is one of my all-time faves, so these bite-sized ground chicken meatballs are really heaven on a stick for me. Made like a classic meatball by traceysculinaryadventures.com, there are a few yummy surprises in this recipe.

Chicken thighs with roasted apples

Chicken Thighs with Roasted Apples | Sheknows.com

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Now this is a combination I’d never think of! But apples and chicken really are the perfect combination when you marinate it. These sweet chicken thighs by heatovento350.com are spiced with garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon and sage for a unique flavor you won’t soon forget.

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