I think chicken is one of the most versatile foods out there—not only can we spice and spruce it up 101 different ways, but it also provides us with protein and nutrition. In looking for hearty (and healthy) chicken-based meals to make this winter, I discovered the below.
1. Tandoori Chicken
Craving Indian food but want to try making it at home? This recipe for tandoori chicken is spot on and contains Greek yogurt. (Yum! Who wouldn’t want to try that?)
2. Roman-Style Chicken
Get the taste of Italy in your home when you whip up this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis. Just pair it with a loaf of fresh Italian bread and some red wine and you’re good to go.
3. Chicken With 40 Cloves Of Garlic
In this dish, not only is the chicken good for you, but so is the garlic (due to its medicinal properties). The recipe also suggests spreading the cooked cloves of garlic onto some bread as you eat. Mmm.
4. Baked Chicken Breasts With Apples
The apples add such a fun addition to this recipe, which is a bit spicy from the curry. You can always eliminate it and substitute less strong ingredients, like ginger or coriander. (Personally, I think the ginger goes nicely with the apples.)
5. The Best Chicken Soup Ever
We can’t write about hearty and healthy chicken dishes without throwing in this soup. It really is the best chicken soup ever, make it for yourself and see!
6. Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo With Grilled Chicken
The lemon, goat cheese, and Greek yogurt together make this a beautiful blend of flavors for your taste buds, so get ready.
7. Pomegranate Chicken with Walnuts
This is a perfect chicken recipe for Fall. The cranberry-pomegranate juice that you’ll simmer the chicken in is unlike any other.
8. Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
This is one of my favorite dishes EVER. It’s super tasty and will have everyone wanting more. (Plus, you can sub skim milk for the cream!)
9. Sautéed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter
Sage with browned butter is amazing, especially in this chicken dish. If you’ve never made a sage-based topping before, this is the one to make.
10. Easy Sesame Chicken
Once you make this sesame chicken, especially given how easy it is to do, you’ll never order it at a Chinese restaurant again. Coupled with rice, it’s filling, too.
11. One-Pan Chicken Dinner
I love this! Just throw your chicken and side dishes, like potatoes and carrots, into one frying pan and voilà!
12. Beer Can Barbecue Chicken
In another article, we talked about all the food you can make with beer (!), including beer can chicken. This recipe, however, is for BBQ beer can chicken, which is perfect for when you have people over to watch football.
13. Coconut Chicken Fingers
What happens when you take two of your favorite things—coconut and chicken—and combine them? This recipe. And these chicken fingers are family-friendly, too.
14. Orange Chicken Fingers
If coconut’s not your thing, try these orange chicken fingers… which are made with a rice cereal coating!
15. Chicken Delight Sliders
These are the prefect size for kids—and adults who want to pace themselves—and the cabbage slaw makes for the perfect topping.