Hello again! Welcome to a White Kitchen Red Wine recipe roundup. I've been listening to what my people are asking for, and overwhelmingly you said healthy chicken recipes! I am sharing my best healthy chicken recipes from the blog all in one place so you can save time searching and spend more time cooking! So let me help you with dinner and here are my best healthy chicken breast, chicken thigh, and ground chicken recipes.
So I like to keep my protein pretty lean when I cook. Which means lots of ground turkey, chicken breast & thighs, ground pork and a bit of red meat every now and again.
Why use chicken? Chicken is a fantastic protein to use because it is easily accessible, affordable, freezes well, and can be made in so many ways. From thighs to breast, ground chicken to tenderloins it comes in so many forms and has a mild taste that lends itself well to lots of flavors.
My favorite ways to use chicken: If I had to choose, marinated and grilled would be my favorite way to use chicken! Chicken can sit in a marinade for hours up to overnight so it's easy prep and grilling it up keeps the oil to a minimum and so the meal is good and healthy.
What temperature should I cook chicken to? Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees and you will be safe!
What are the different cuts of chicken?
- Chicken Breast are versatile and can be sliced in half and stuffed, diced for a stir fry, or sliced for salad. In my opinion it is a bit dryer and easy to over cook. Avoid this with a good meat thermometer. Like this meat thermometer.
- Chicken Thigh are juicy and tender. A bit smaller than the chicken breast, chicken thighs are great for sliders! These are pretty hard to completely ruin by over cooking.
Best Healthy Chicken Recipes
Thees sliders are a simple marinated chicken thigh recipe that can be grilled or cooked on a stove top skillet. Topped with creamy avocado and cucumbers, this light slider is a perfect weeknight dinner
Next, talk about a summer crowd pleaser! These baked chicken thighs feature a hot honey mustard glaze that is laced with peaches and truly is refreshing! The baked chicken thighs stay so juicy and will be a hit!
This was an all time favorite meal of my parents. When renovating our home we briefly lived with them and my mom was always so excited when I would say I'm cooking this meal. It's a unique combination of spicy buffalo sauce and creamy sweet potato.
Next, these healthy ground chicken burgers are the perfect bite to eat. It's Lebanese inspired dish with warm spices like cinnamon and allspice. It is typically served with pita and hummus!
My last healthy chicken recipe is my personal favorite, skinny white chicken chili. It's a great use for shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken breast that's life has come to an end. It's dairy free and loaded with white beans. yum!