10 Chicken Recipes to Cook Up this National Chicken Month
Winner, winner chicken dinner! In honor of September being National Chicken Month, we pulled together 10 of our favorite chicken recipes to help you celebrate. Plus, these meals will make sure you’re getting all the powerful nutrients of America’s favorite protein.
Chicken is a dinner stable in many homes, and for good reason! Of its many health benefits, chicken is one of the best sources of what nutritionists call “high-quality protein.”
Looking to up your cognitive and physical strength? Chicken helps build muscle and strengthen bones, aids with cognitive functions and promotes heart health with important vitamins and minerals.
Whether you prefer grilled, broiled, roasted or poached, the below chicken recipes include something for everyone!
Sally O’Neil, author of The Fit Foodie Meal Prep Plan cookbook, shares this one tray of baked chicken breasts – delicious! And it’s not just for a ‘fit foodie.” This dish adds variety and a spice to everyday life. Also, it makes for good lunch leftovers!
Image and recipe courtesy of Sally O’Niel & People
Looking for a quick but healthy lunch? Roasted chicken on a quinoa, chickpea, and kidney bean base with a side of sautéed kale and walnuts is sure to please your hungry family. This lunch gives a nice combination of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats to balance out the dish.
Image and recipe courtesy of Eat This! Not That
Did you know there is a way to use four appliances to create four recipes using one whole chicken? These meals allow you to experiment with new flavors and variety. For example, a traditional chicken salad recipe gets added texture by using a food processor. Or, you can serve the chicken salad on toasted wheat bread, or in a red or green pepper, or on top of a bed of spring greens.
Rotisserie chicken is budget friendly, versatile and healthy option! This Hawaiian Chicken Pizza is a simple recipe that showcases just how easy it is to use a rotisserie chicken.
Image and recipe courtesy of U.S. News & World Report and Gail Watson
Image and recipe courtesy of Erin Clarke
Image and recipe courtesy of Averie Sunshine
Image and recipe courtesy by Jenn Segal
This is an easy to make, delicious take on a popular Peruvian chicken dish. We love it because it offers a wide variety of flavors but is still easy enough to make any night of the week!
If you’re trying to avoid takeout, or you’re just looking for a flavor-packed dish, this honey sesame chicken is it! It tastes just like the sesame chicken we all know and love from our local takeout spot, but without the hassle of picking it up and reheating!
Image and recipe courtesy of Damn Delicious
Image and recipe courtesy of Christine Mulke
Chicken Marbella is known for its powerful flavor! Made with many spices, capers and prunes, this tender chicken dish is great for large crowds or dinner parties. And you can make it ahead of time to really let all the flavors come together.
Are you planning on making any of these at home? Tag us in on your social so we can see all the chicken goodness. And don’t forget to use #NationalChickenMonth!