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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

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, ...

Thai Chicken/Pork Wrap

These healthy Thai Chicken Wraps can also be made with grilled or cooked chicken as well as from leftovers from my Kalua Pig recipe. Super easy to make but be sure you make the homemade hoisin sauce to put inside of them. The sauce is the, "Wow," factor in these wraps and makes them go from ordinary Thai chicken wraps to out of this world delicious! This recipe has been updated. The original post was published September 14, 2017. It's so easy to make these wraps left over grille...

Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Spiralized Butternut Squash

This Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Spiralized Butternut Squash is made with an easy homemade enchilada sauce. It's loaded with lots of healthy vegetables and has a slightly sweet and spicy (but not too spicy) flavor that the whole family will love! It is a variation of a quick and easy recipe I often do for my kids when I'm in a hurry. Normally I just throw together: black beans, chicken, a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, onions, garlic, tomatoes and serve it in ...

Wild Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Zucchini and Truffle Oil

Ever since I purchased my Breville Pizzaiola oven, I've been dreaming up new ways to do pizza/flatbread. This Wild Mushroom Pizza with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Zucchini and Truffle Oil pizza was inspired by my absolute favorite pizza, from La Bicyclette in Carmel, California. Theirs is called, "Champignons," and is oh so delicious! If you love mushrooms, this is the pizza for you! I'm sure theirs has a ton of calories, you can just taste them as it's so rich! How is My Wild ...

Easy Instant Pot Healthy Gourmet Chicken Madeira

This easy, healthy Chicken Madeira made in the Instant Pot is a warm comfort dish with pieces of tender chicken, luscious mushrooms, and fresh asparagus topped with a bit of parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Serve it over rice or zucchini noodles for a lower carb option. Why did I make over Chicken Madeira into a healthier dish? One of my loyal readers, Irene, asked me to make over this recipe. To tell you the truth, I hadn't actually made Chicken Madeira before this request. I have ...

Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Homemade Noodles

Why Homemade Noodles? I love to put homemade noodles in chicken noodle soup.  They remind me of my childhood.  My grandmother made the best homemade egg noodles.  As a young girl, I remember sitting on the kitchen stool in her tiny kitchen with avocado green appliances watching my Granny roll out the dough, cut the noodles with her big knife (the one pictured below), then carefully shake them out.  They were cooked in the broth she had made from baking a roast earlier in the day. She ...

Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries

Why do I love this recipe? This Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries recipe is one of my favorite dinners for three reasons: It is easy and comes together very quickly (under 30 minutes) if you already have the chicken sausage made in the freezer.  You can also buy chicken sausage but you may want to add your own seasonings. If you use my chicken sausage recipe, you don't need to add any spices. It's only 2 Freestyle Smart Points and very filling! ...

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta over Zucchini Noodles

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is definitely a crowd pleaser and is super simple to make. If you have my Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce already made in the freezer, it's even faster but don't skimp on the Burrata cheese as it really makes the dish. Serve it over zucchini noodles or pasta. The secret to the crispiness of the Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is to allow the breaded chicken to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This is a tip I learned ...