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Easy summer chicken breast recipes

Chicken is a versatile, delicious and lean meat that works in almost any dish. From hearty chicken salads and simple pastas to quick and easy stir fries, poultry sure is popular. Chicken breast is a popular cut for summer dishes due to its lighter flavour and moist texture, which make it perfect for salads, stir fries and other warm-weather meals. Here’s a few simple yet creative ways to make the most of chicken breast.

1. Chicken and strawberry salad

Strawberries might not be the first ingredient you think of when making a salad, but this five-ingredient chicken breast salad is set to change your mind. Throw together chargrilled chicken breast with avocado, strawberry and salad mix, drizzle with balsamic, and it’s ready to eat in 20 minutes. 

2. BBQ chicken wraps

Easy summer dinners don’t get much simpler than a flavoursome chicken wrap. Chargrilled chicken breasts are seasoned with Mexican spices, wrapped in a flour tortilla with avocado and prepared with an American BBQ salad kit. It’s a quick, nourishing way to get those delicious Mexican flavours onto your plate in a family-friendly way.

3. Spiced chicken and mango salad bowl

Black rice, mango and grilled chicken come together to create a flavour sensation of a salad. It’s got just the right balance of sweet and savoury, and a nice tang thanks to the tahini-dijon dressing. Simple and satisfying!

4. Coconut chicken lettuce cups

Chicken breast poached with the fragrant flavours of chilli, lemongrass and coconut milk, served in crispy lettuce cups and topped with a tangy lime dressing makes this the ideal summer meal. Vibrant, spicy and guaranteed to excite the senses, this dish will have you returning to it time and again.

5. Chicken pesto pasta

Three words - chicken, pesto, pasta! This popular favourite gets a healthy twist with added vegies, wholemeal spiral pasta and homemade pesto dressing. Grilled chicken, zucchini, tomatoes, asparagus and rocket added to pasta and pesto dressing make a tasty dinner that’s ideal for warm nights.