healthy chicken recipes

Anyone can make healthy and delicious meals. Don’t believe us? Check out these two easy and healthy chicken recipes that anyone can make. That’s right. You don’t have to be a master chef in the kitchen to make something amazing.

This first recipe is from Laughing Spatula.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

What we love about this dish is that, because it is a one pot dish, it’s not only super convenient, but also saves on cleanup time.

Ingredients

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs [substitute chicken breasts if you like]
½ cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound sliced mushrooms
One large clove garlic, chopped
1 ½ cups white wine or chicken broth
One heaping tablespoon chopped fresh thyme [or 2 teaspoons dried thyme]
½ cup Asiago cheese [or any hard cheese like parmesan cheese]
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ cup cream

Directions

First, on medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil in a large pain. Next, coat the chicken with the seasoned flour. Then saute it in the pan for about five minutes on each side, until it is golden brown. When you remove the chicken from the pan, set it on a paper towel to drain.

Using that same pan, saute the garlic and mushrooms until they are limp. Then, combine wine and thyme.

Toss the chicken back into the pan and allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove the chicken again, and add the cream, cheese, mustard, salt and pepper to the skillet. Place the chicken back in the pan just to reheat, and you’re done!

Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

This is another chicken dish that is super easy and healthy. This dish will make you want to dump the Chinese takeout and stay home.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons sesame oil
Two skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
Two cloves garlic, minced
Three small carrots, thinly sliced
15 ounces frozen chopped broccoli florets, flawed
8 ounces sliced water chestnuts, drained and thoroughly rinsed
½ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons organic honey [use regular honey if you can’t find organic]
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons ground ginger
3 tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon cornstarch [optional]
3 tablespoons chopped scallions [optional]

Instructions

First, over medium heat, warm 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large pan. Next, add the chicken and cook for about five to seven minutes until lightly brown. Then transfer to a bowl and cover.

Using the same pan, add the rest of the sesame oil, garlic and carrots. Cook for three to four minutes until the carrots soften. Then, add the broccoli, white wine and water chestnuts. Stir and cook until the wine reduces.

Next, add the honey, sesame seeds, ginger and soy sauce to the pan. Toss the chicken back in and stir until well combined.

You can thicken the sauce with cornstarch, top with scallions, and serve over brown rice or quinoa if desired.

Try either of these chicken dishes for a healthy easy meal even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen.

 

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