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Chicken is a great meat to choose for a main meal. It has less saturated fat than most red meat. It’s often easy and quick to prepare and is definitely a crowd pleaser. Very versatile!

My recipes usually include chicken that is prepared boneless, and skinless. If you are following the ww plan, the breasts have 0 points and are often preferred. As a cook however, I actually prefer the thighs because they are more moist and have more flavor. So when preparing recipes from my site, if you have the points, always use the boneless, skinless thighs for best flavor.

Because chicken is such a popular meat in our house, we grill about 6 pounds of it almost every weekend for lunches and quick dinners throughout the week. My kids take it in their lunches and put it over rice with some veggies, we put it in tacos and my favorite way is to put it over lettuce greens and vegetables for a quick and easy salad.

Check out a few of my favorite recipes!

Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Spiralized Butternut Squash

Easy Instant Pot Healthy Gourmet Chicken Madeira

Best Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipe

The secret to this easy perfectly moist and delicious healthy grilled chicken recipe is in the brine. No need to marinate! You won't believe how simple this healthy grilled chicken is! Just brine, sprinkle with seasoning and grill! Don't be scared away by brining, there's nothing to it! This healthy grilled chicken recipe really came about because of my husband. He is the grill master in the house. It was his idea in the first place to brine the chicken years ago and grill it on our ...

Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

These healthy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash are filled with a savory combination of chicken, asparagus, chanterelles, herbs and parmesan cheese. Perfect for the fall season! Leave out the chicken if you wish. Also makes a great Thanksgiving side dish! How to cut Acorn Squash - Two Ways! You can cut the acorn squash in two ways - vertical or horizontal. Make sure the acorn squash is dry, you don't want it slipping out of your hands. Use a very sharp big knife. I have a ...

Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken is so good, you're going to want to eat more than one serving! I've added my gourmet touches and lightened it up a bit using low fat (reduced) cream cheese, bacon crumbles instead of frying the bacon in the Instant Pot. Even though it's "lightened up," it's still super delicious. Serve it over cauliflower rice or cold in lettuce wraps for a low carb option.  Why is it called "Crack Chicken?" It's called Crack Chicken because it's so addicting ...

Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Bowls

These Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Bowls are super easy to make, so delicious and addictive! Spicy, tangy, and salty incorporated into a healthy bowl with a bit of freshness from the cabbage and vegetables. You can also serve the leftover shredded buffalo chicken in wraps, on slider buns, tacos and more! Other ideas: Make it ahead of time! This Buffalo Chicken Recipe is also great to make ahead and have on hand in the fridge for a few days or store in your freezer. When ...

Healthy Grilled Chicken Burgers

With Caramelized Onions Grilled chicken burgers are great any time of year! This homemade grilled chicken burger is a combination of chicken breasts, thighs, caramelized onions and a bit of spice and cheese. You can make the ground chicken patties up ahead of time and grill them right before dinner. The inspiration for this juicy chicken burger recipe came to me years ago from Nordstrom Cafe. They had the best grilled chicken burger I had ever tasted. It was so decadent! It had carame...

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

Looking for a quick comfort soup? This healthy Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect when you want a hot, slightly spicy, comfort soup. It's definitely similar to a chicken noodle soup but with a Mexican flair and uses tortillas instead of noodles. There's not much prep work involved, basically you chop the onions, throw in the spices and other ingredients, press the soup button for 30 min and that's it! Can you make it on the stove? Yes definitely! I've included ...

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls are so yummy you won’t believe they are healthy! This lightened up cream cheese stuffed chicken recipe definitely falls in the comfort food category. Stuffed with green and black olives, pimento, bacon, jalapeño, green onions and a little light cream cheese, they are like a healthy chicken enchilada without the tortilla. Serve them with my homemade Tomatillo Green Salsa or store-bought green salsa and a little Jalapeño Cream. Can I use ...

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage

Updated October 17, 2019; originally published on October 26, 2017 This healthy Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage is a big hit at my house. My kids will even fry it up on their own because they love it so much. It's great over nachos, delicata squash, rice, and zucchini noodles. It also makes a fast appetizer in my Lasagna Appetizers. This recipe is pretty spicy, so if you don't like spice, then dial it down a bit by using less of the spicy seasonings. Cheaper than buying it in the ...

Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère

This Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère Sandwich makes a decadent lunch or a great dinner with a side salad. Delicious creamy caramelized onion filling over a toasted ciabatta bun, topped with chicken and asparagus and dotted with a bit of Gruyère. And it's only 236 calories or 7 WW points! Make it up ahead of time, eat it in various ways If you have the chicken already grilled or cooked, this sandwich goes together fairly fast. You can make up the ...

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls are crispy on the outside with tender savory black olive tapenade filling on the inside. They are super easy to make and you fry them in your air fryer -or bake them in your oven (see notes in recipe for oven directions). So delicious and so much healthier for you than traditional frying! Eat them by themselves or dip them in a good quality balsamic vinegar. These healthy homemade chicken egg rolls were inspired by my recent trip to Salt Lake City, ...