15 Exciting Ways To Cook Chicken Breast

Chicken breast tends to get a bad rep for being mundane, flavorless, and dry; let's correct that impression

Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

Pears and blue cheese are classic flavor combination sure to make your meal much more interesting and flavorsome. This recipe first instructs you to start your chicken in a pan to lightly brown the outside; this step will also greatly contribute to the overall flavor. Serve this dish over spinach for a satisfying and healthy meal.

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Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken

The sweetness of blueberries and maple syrup blend with the acidity of balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary to make a rich sauce for baked chicken. This will no doubt become a regular feature on your dining room table. 

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Chicken Breasts with Orange-Maple Syrup Sauce

A simple marinade of orange juice, orange zest, and maple syrup infuses the chicken with citrusy flavor and helps keep it moist during its quick visit to the sizzling grill.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Bolstered by tangy tomato sauce, umami rich mushrooms, and spices, this recipe is a simple and delicious way to add zesty flavor to your chicken.

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Chicken Tawook Skewers

Shish tawook is a famous Middle Eastern dish. In this rendition, the chicken is marinated overnight in spices, tomato paste, and yogurt, then tossed on the grill, which caramelizes the marinade and earns the meat a good char.

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Crunchy Garlic Chicken Breasts


Like chicken tenders for adults, these crispy breaded chicken breasts are loaded with flavor thanks to the garlic, rosemary, oregano, and cayenne that are added to the breadcrumb coating. This recipe is also a great way to use up any old bread you have lying around.

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Earl Grey Tea-Brined Chicken Breast

Looking for a creative twist on classic chicken parm? Try steeping the chicken in a brine infused with Earl Grey tea. Earl Grey tea contains bergamot citrus and tea tannins that will inject the chicken breast with deep complex flavor. The brine also ensures that the chicken breast will be juicy.

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Greek Chicken Fajitas With Broccoli Rabe

You've had a gyro before, but have you ever had a Greek taco? These Greek chicken fajitas with broccoli rabe can be made and enjoyed by anyone, and you'll be amazed by how healthy something that tastes so good can be.

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Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast

This easy and delicious baked chicken breast is perfect for topping a light and healthy salad; it has lots of bright lemony flavor and an irresistible crunch.

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Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken

Whether you're grilling outdoors over an open flame or in your kitchen in a cast-iron grill pan, this sweet and perfectly charred chicken breast is full of chipotle pepper flavor and tangy orange. It is sure be the star of any meal. Pro tip: While grilling the chicken, throw a few halved oranges on the grill and get a good char on them. Then, squeeze the juice from the cooked oranges into the remaining marinade when reducing it to make the sauce for another layer of flavor.

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Pollo a las Brasas

Pollo a las Brasas, or charcoal-grilled chicken on sticks is usually accompanied by a salsa fresca, white rice, some charred jalapeño or poblano chiles, and fresh lime, avocado, and homemade flour tortillas — a combination relished throughout Mexico. 

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Lightly Smoked Chicken Breasts

Grab the woodchips; this delicious chicken breast is smoked on the grill for lots of flavor— and it's easy to make.

Pumpkin-Stuffed Chicken Breast


This recipe uses heart-healthy olive oil and creamy fiber-rich pumpkin to add lots of flavor to baked chicken breast. With only 4 ingredients, you can also throw this together for a nutritious and quick week-night meal.

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Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad

In this recipe, soy ginger vinaigrette is tossed with arugula, bell peppers, cilantro and chicken breast before getting sprinkled with sesame seeds. This is a great recipe to use when you have leftover chicken.

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Sour Cream and Onion Chicken

Chicken can be coated in more than just run-of-the-mill breadcrumbs — like crushed potato chips for example. This quick and easy recipe adds flavor (and crunch) by covering the chicken in sour cream and crushed potato chips before it's cooked.

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Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

The combination of ginger, cardamom, and curry, sweetened by brown sugar, is sweet, savory, and bold! This recipe is seriously loaded with taste. Serve these skewers with a side of peanut-coconut sauce and your taste buds will thank you. 

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