Non-boring chicken recipes?

bribucks Posts: 431 Member
edited July 2017 in Social Groups
I have lots of thighs & breasts and my freezer, so I'm looking for some new chicken recipes - lately it's been "same old, same old."

My usual go-to's are balsamic reduction; lemon-garlic; terriyaki; or burrito bowls. Getting tired of making the same things over and over, so I'm looking for some new and tasty chicken recipes to try out! I am new to this whole cooking thing, so easy & quick recipes are appreciated. Bonus points if you add what side dish you make with it!

Things my husband or I don't like:
excessive amounts of peppers


  • kms234
    kms234 Posts: 132 Member
    Chicken Fried Rice

    I add other veggies as well....diced red pepper, onion, snow peas, and sometimes spinach.
  • bribucks
    bribucks Posts: 431 Member
    Shouldn't that read, "I have lots of thighs & breasts (in) my freezer"?

    Yep ... curse auto-correct, lol
  • getnickripped
    getnickripped Posts: 266 Member
    I do broiled chicken cutlets. Less oil. Still taste great. Easier than frying. Serve with a veg and rice , potatoes, tater tots, french fries (if ur eating carbs) and a mixed green salad.esytyue5lnpc.jpg
  • Kallunnah
    Kallunnah Posts: 1 Member
    I found this list quite nice:
    Many of the recipes are fairly low carb. Hope this helps :smile:
  • cheryldumais
    cheryldumais Posts: 1,907 Member
    I made Better Butter Chicken last night. It was delicious. I know you said you don't like curry so you could leave out the tumeric and cinnamon. It would be more like a texmex chicken that way.
  • kcwyo
    kcwyo Posts: 10 Member
    I made this cranberry chicken salad wrap recipe last night and it was really good. It calls for mayo, but I swapped it out for no fat greek yogurt and it worked great. You will probably like the taste better anyway plus it reduces the calorie count significantly. Whole wheat tortillas work great with it.
  • jennsavage3
    jennsavage3 Posts: 9 Member
    Hi! I made this chicken thigh recipe a few weeks ago It seems super weird because it has maple syrup in it lol, but it was awesome! I made an asian slaw to go with it.
  • caitlin_vanvliet
    caitlin_vanvliet Posts: 2 Member
    I just made a new one last night

    wrapped some slices sun dried tomatoes in a slice of pepper jack cheese and stuffed a chicken breast with it and topped the chicken with some Italian seasoning.

    Delicious and not a high calorie count
  • cadpro78
    cadpro78 Posts: 125 Member
    I made a great meal last night with cauliflower, whole wheat elbows, chicken breasts, and spinach, and a little mozzarella on top, and I was surprised with MFP said it was only 232 calories with 20g of protein. Btw, I cut the chicken breast into 2 pieces to make it more managable for diets.

    Note to self: I probably would add a bit more flavor with spices or seasoning to the caulifower/elbow/spinach/cheese mixture. It was a little bland but it was good and filled you up.

    0.50 cup, Whole Wheat Elbows
    1 Piece, Boneless Chicken
    79 milliliter, Diced White Onion
    1 TBSP, Diced Red Onion
    0.25 cup (28g), Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    1 cup, Cauliflower head- Raw
    1 clove,Garlic (minced)
    1 tbsp, Spices, dill weed, dried
    0.25 cup, Chopped cilantro

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare onions, chicken cilantro, garlic, dill weed, and spices in advance if you can. Pound chicken breast and add seasoning.
    2. Cook pasta into boiling water and drain in sink.
    3. Cook spinach and add 1/3 cup water to pan while cooking and cover it.
    4. Boil cauliflower until a little soft, not completely mushy, but can be pressed for your comfort.
    5. While cauliflower is cooking, begin to cook the chicken breast.
    6. Prepare pan with aluminum foil lined to add the elbows mac pasta, spinach, cauliflower, and cheese. Then place in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
    7. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 2.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 232
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 5 g 8 %
    Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
    Sodium 230 mg 10 %
    Potassium 462 mg 13 %
    Total Carbohydrate 28 g 9 %
    Dietary Fiber 5 g 18 %
    Sugars 4 g
    Protein 20 g 40 %
    Vitamin A 6 %
    Vitamin C 40 %
    Calcium 16 %
    Iron 12 %
    * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • kms234
    kms234 Posts: 132 Member
    I made a super simple beer can chicken on the grill over the weekend. It was the best chicken I've ever made. I used 2 tbsp of EVOO, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, S&P to coat the outside of the whole chicken and a little in the cavity. Grill an hour (DO NOT open the grill during this time). Open the lid and insert a meat thermometer. You want it to read 170-180 degrees. Try to keep the temp around 350-400* during this time. Bring it inside, cover with a foil tent and rest for 15 minutes. Carve and enjoy!
  • melissaulmen
    melissaulmen Posts: 123 Member
  • becca214ny
    becca214ny Posts: 19 Member
    This chicken with pineapple salsa is one of my favorites
  • lujako
    lujako Posts: 87 Member
    I am going to try this and the parm chicken soon! Thank you for sharing.
    I found this recipe, Easy Low Carb Pizza Chicken, and my whole fam loves it.

  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,714 Member
    I make this recipe for dinner periodically. Simple and very tasty.