Five Ways to Prepare Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Whether you’re looking to eat healthier in general or are just looking for a new set of kitchen skills for the preparation, cooking, and serving of skinless chicken breasts, then this curated list from Food52 will supply you with enough recipe ideas to make the most out of your chicken dinner.

Often a value-purchase at your local supermarket, the six-pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts calls to us all sometimes, and while it’s not a bad idea to incorporate the chicken breast (devoid of bones and skin) into your weekly routine, an improperly-seasoned entree can have an adverse effect on any dinner guest or chef. With that being said, it’s best to go into the kitchen prepared, lest you be tempted by the fat-filled chicken skins that we all know would taste oh-so-good in the air fryer. So without further ado, here are our favorites from the larger list:

Grilled Herbed Chicken Breasts with Radicchio

Inspired by a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, this dish has a sweet-tart dressing that pairs perfectly with the chicken breast that’s seasoned enough to give you a little kick in the mouth with every bite. The full meal is incredibly satisfying, and what’s more is that the dressing, which incorporates pickled red onions, can last in the refrigerator for a week, giving you more salads or meals to experiment with.

Elegant Easy Chicken

Though this dish is named “easy chicken,” the seasoning on these sliced cutlets is anything but provincial or simple. What makes this 30-minutes or less chicken recipe special enough to be paired with almost any dish is the preparation that includes champagne as well as fresh cream, minced tarragon, and rosemary, all of which will leave your mouth watering the second your eye or nose catches it coming out of the oven.

Vietnamese Mango and Chicken Salad

Adopted from a Vietnamese banana flower salad recipe, this dish utilizes the green mango, which holds a flavor that is tart but not particularly bitter in its bite. What has resulted is a lovely, lively dish that can stand on its own as a light meal or pair perfectly with any Asian cuisine dish such as a burry or vermicelli noodle bowl. The brightly-colored salad has the often-skipped “umami” flavor that can only be achieved if the recipe is followed closely with the sometimes-hard-to-find ingredients like “rau ram” or Thai basil. Luckily, many Asian Markets house these pieces of the puzzle, so visit your local spot today, and get started!

Chicken Marsala

This classic dish can be made at home but still be of restaurant quality. The delicious, velveteen sauce of the Chicken Marsala is made possible by its incorporation of sweet Marsala wine and heavy cream for a texture that not only tastes good but it’s perfectly absorbed by the bed of freshly-coiled linguine that it rests upon. Serve this dish alongside Parmesan risotto or simply keep the entree traditional, either way, it’s sure to impress.

Cheater’s Chicken Schnitzel

Named after its substitutive “frying” technique that uses panko breadcrumbs and a mustard-mayonnaise marinade in place of the typical flour, egg, and milk affair, this entree is perfect for those who require a unique texture with their food. What results from the immediate integration of marinade and panko is a highly crispy outer layer that is satisfying to the touch, taste, and mouthfeel. Moreover, top these strips with fresh parsley and lemon wedges, or place the schnitzel itself atop your favorite salad creation for an anything-but-boring lunch.

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Simple Dinner Ideas To Celebrate This Spring

It’s time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Spring, not toil at the stove. Get more time outside by saving time in the kitchen with these Spring dinner ideas from Delish. There are 80 recipes – ranging from breakfast pizza to seafood to pasta salads – a little something for everyone. Most importantly, they are all easy and delicious.  These recipes are at the top of our list to whip up after a day soaking in the sun,

Dinner Idea: Garlic Parmesan Salmon

This easy oven-baked salmon is going to be a favorite. Cooking the salmon as one big fillet not only makes prep easier, but allows your hungry diners to fork out their own portions – dinner done community style.  Be generous with the garlic and parmesan, pop in the oven, and a light, crispy and flavorful meal is just minutes away.  Make sure you throw on more parmesan once it’s cooked and serve with lemon wedges.  So tasty!

Tuna Melt

Don’t let anyone tell you this is simply a “tuna sandwich”. This is THE tuna sandwich! Toasty, cheesy, and easy to make? We’re in!  Don’t believe the haters – you definitely can elevate canned tuna.  With a recipe like this, we can’t wait to try this one out with different breads and cheeses to spice things up.

Dinner Idea: Buffalo Chicken Salad

This buffalo chicken salad is one to write home about. Even if you’re not a fan of salad, this spicy chicken is a game changer.  If you’ve got some spare time, try out a homemade ranch dressing recipe. The upside is you get all that delicious buffalo chicken flavor without the sticky finger clean-up.

Chicken Fajitas

Who doesn’t hear that famous sizzle being delivered to a nearby table and immediately regret their selection?  With this recipe, you can easily satisfy your fajita cravings at home – just chop and sizzle.  Marinate these for even more flavor!  We will definitely be serving these with Spanish rice, black beans and some homemade guacamole. There are so many other dinner ideas when it comes to left overs also.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

How’s this for a dinner idea? Reap the benefits of a slow cooked spaghetti and meatballs dish without the fuss of waiting and watching. Toss all of your ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy version of the best comfort food around.  Pair with a crusty garlic bread and a light salad if you’ve got a few spare minutes.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Packed with flavor, these fun and colorful peppers will never reveal their secret – that they’re actually healthy.  You can’t go wrong with sausage, cheese and spices.  These are also great for making ahead of time if you’re a fan of meal prepping.  If you like spicy foods, use the hot Italian sausage or throw in some cayenne or your favorite Mexican hot sauce to give it a kick.

Dinner Idea: Ham, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast is great, right?  But so is breakfast for dinner.  Now hear us out – breakfast pizza for dinner.  Now that we have your attention, check out this simple pizza recipe that will have your mouth watering.  Savory ham, cheesy goodness – we bet you can’t eat just one slice.

Mini Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

If you live near an Ikea, you know about the meatballs – you may even pretend you’re going to shop, all the while with those meatballs on your mind.  For those without access to an Ikea or a Swedish grandmother, let us help you fill your meatball needs.  This recipe for tender, delicious meatballs, flooded with rich gravy and served atop creamy mashed potatoes, will deliver the perfect bite to you every time.

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