Chicken breast is one of the most versatile proteins out there, and popular because of it. There are many different ways to cook it: baked, fried, roasted, poached, chargrilled, stewed and more. Chicken breasts, especially skinless, are also the leanest part of the bird, which makes it a great choice for a variety of diets and provides us with an abundance of recipes with chicken breast to choose from. To showcase just how creative you can get with this budget cut of meat, we’ve compiled 5 of our best chicken breast dinner ideas for a home cooked lunch or dinner.
For a dinner that’s fresh, zesty and sings of spring, go for this chicken breast recipe with honey, lemon and seasonal greens. The chicken breast fillets are first grilled before heading into a 200ºC oven to finish them off. Cooking the chicken on a chargrill provides fantastic colour (check out those scorch marks!) and flavour, while baking them for the final stretch ensures deliciously moist and tender meat.
If you love smokey Mexican-style chicken, these fajitas will be a surefire hit. The combination of sweet chargrilled corn and spiced chicken and vegies is unbeatable when it comes to flavour, especially when it’s wrapped in a soft tortilla and served with a dollop of sour cream, a squeeze of lime and a couple sprigs of fresh coriander. That’s a delicious dinner done in just 25 minutes.
Chicken breast dinner ideas don’t get much more adventurous than this. Take your taste buds on a trip to Southeast Asia in the comfort of your own dining room with a delicious and vibrant bowl of Singapore noodles. Done and dusted in just half an hour, this recipe is packed with colourful curried veggies stir-fried alongside chicken breast and prawns.
This stunning and surprisingly refreshing soup is loaded with goodness. Think poached and shredded chicken breast, onion, carrot, sweet potato, swede, garlic, cherry tomatoes, beans, cabbage and herbs all soaked and simmered in a delicious broth. A hearty reward after a long day, this is just the thing to invite comfort and bring warmth to those drizzly evenings.
Fire up the barbecue for this one! Marinated in fresh basil pesto and paired with bright cherry tomatoes and salty haloumi, these chicken kebabs taste like summer. They’re the perfect hand-held bites to feed your friends and family. Kebabs are super quick and easy to make and cook – just don’t forget to soak the skewers. Served with a Mediterranean salad or another of your favourite sides, these make a perfect light lunch or dinner.