Chicken breasts are an excellent protein-packed option for a nutritious meal. But, when they become boring and bland, it’s time to branch out and try something different!
Thankfully, there are plenty of delicious and straightforward recipes that put meat at the forefront. From sour cream spinach chicken to bacon wrapped chicken breast, these delectable dishes will have you eating healthier without skimping out on flavor.
Sour Cream Spinach Chicken
Spinach chicken is a classic comfort food that’s delicious and simple to make. This dish includes spinach, cheese and cream cheese in an indulgent creamy sauce with tender chicken breasts – ideal for a weeknight family dinner!
This dish is also a Weight Watchers one pot meal – low in fat and carbohydrates with minimal preparation time of just 30 minutes!
For a fast and effortless weeknight dinner, try serving this quick dish with side dishes like Mashed Potatoes or Easy Brown Rice. You could even use it as the basis of an effortless pasta dish!
You can adjust the amount of sour cream in this recipe to make it as healthy or low in calories as desired. You could also substitute it with plain Greek yogurt or cream of chicken soup, both incredibly creamy and rich.
To prepare this dish, you’ll need boneless and skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Additionally, the chicken must be lightly coated in flour before baking.
Once the chicken has been coated, bake until golden and cooked through. You’ll know your bird is done when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit; check this with a meat thermometer or by inserting it into the thickest part of the poultry.
This sour cream spinach chicken dinner is the perfect weeknight dinner that can be served with sides like easy brown rice or Mashed Potatoes. You could also use it as the basis for a one pot pasta dish!
This recipe from Anastacia’s Chicken Breast is the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families! Made with only simple ingredients and taking only 30 minutes to prepare, this meal will have everyone satisfied in no time!
This dinner recipe is sure to please the entire family! Plus, it makes a wonderful treat for friends and family as well.
This sour cream spinach chicken recipe is so simple to make and perfect for using up any leftovers from your refrigerator. Plus, it’s low fat and low carb – plus Weight Watchers-friendly!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Maple Syrup
Bacon wrapped chicken breasts are an easy and quick meal that’s great for entertaining. The smoked bacon and maple syrup glaze adds plenty of flavor to this dish, making it suitable for either lunch or dinner.
This recipe for bacon wrapped chicken will quickly become a family favorite! With only 10 minutes of prep time required, it’s simple to prepare and perfect for when you need an easy weeknight dinner in no time! Plus, since this dish can easily be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator, you’ll have everything ready when you need it!
First, brine the chicken for 30 minutes to make it extra tender and juicy. This will keep the poultry moist, allowing it to absorb all of the sweet and savory flavors from the bacon.
Once the chicken has been soaked, it’s time to season and wrap bacon around it. Finally, bake this bacon-wrapped chicken at 350degF (20-30degC) for 20-30 minutes to cook both sides until cooked through and the bacon is crispy.
Serve bacon-wrapped chicken with roasted potatoes as a side. Or, if you don’t feel like adding anything additional, serve it alongside a fresh salad.
To prepare the salad, mix arugula and spinach with half of the green onions. Then toss with vinegar, remaining maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon oil (double for 4 people).
For an equally delicious accompaniment to the bacon wrapped chicken, why not try making this bacon wrapped chicken with cheese sauce! The sweet and savory sauce pairs perfectly with the maple and bacon flavors in this dish.
These bacon wrapped chicken breasts make for a tasty weeknight dinner. With its smoked bacon and maple syrup glaze, this dish will impress everyone in your household! Plus, this can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for quick lunch or dinner on the go!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Cheese
Bacon wrapped chicken is an incredibly simple dinner recipe that takes less than an hour to prepare. It’s ideal for date night or those lazy weekend days when you don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen but still want a nutritious and filling meal.
For this recipe, you’ll need some basic ingredients like bacon, a smallish chicken breast and pesto. It comes together quickly and is sure to wow your friends and family with its impressive presentation!
First, preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large roasting pan with foil and fit it with a roasting rack. Next, spread about one tablespoon of pesto onto each breast before wrapping each one in two slices of bacon.
Place the stuffed chicken breasts on a rack and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the bacon is browned and crisp and the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
To make this delicious snack, I used a food processor to create an easy pesto recipe and added Parmesan cheese for flavor. Plus, I happened upon some honey-mustard cocktail sauce in the pantry – perfect! A generous brushing of sauce over each chicken breast revealed its succulent interior; while it looked slightly dry at the bottom, it was actually quite tasty!
Cream Cheese Spinach Chicken
Cream cheese, spinach and chicken come together for an irresistible dish that’s low carb, keto diet-friendly and gluten-free. It promises to please even pickiest of eaters!
The chicken is marinated in a delicious blend of avocado oil, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, paprika and red pepper flakes. Once that’s done it’s stuffed with cream cheese and spinach mixture before being baked until cooked through.
Quick and effortless chicken casserole that takes only 30 minutes to prepare – guaranteed to please the whole family!
This creamy spinach stuffed chicken is the ideal cheesy weeknight dinner. Stuffed with creamy spinach, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese filling, then pan seared for tender and juicy chicken that’s then topped off with shredded mozzarella cheese.
This dish will surely impress your guests, yet it’s also an easy and healthy meal that the entire family will love. Serve this with roasted vegetables or cauliflower rice on the side for a nutritious low-carb dinner that’s sure to please!
To prepare the chicken breasts, butterfly each breast and slice lengthwise down the middle but not all the way through. Place a slice of provolone cheese on top of each breast then layer spinach and garlic on top of that.
Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese mixture into each chicken breast before folding it over and securing with toothpicks inserted horizontally. Transfer to a baking dish and bake uncovered until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
You can make this recipe ahead of time and freeze it for later. Just be sure to thaw the frozen mixture overnight in the refrigerator before baking it.
This recipe can be easily reheated in the oven, though you may need to bake it a second time as the sauce will harden. To make it a full meal, you could also add additional ingredients like green beans, roasted asparagus or cauliflower rice for extra flavor and nutrition.
This creamy spinach stuffed chicken recipe is easy to prepare and the perfect comforting dinner for any night of the week. It’s low carb, keto diet-friendly, gluten-free and packed with delicious flavor!