Healthy Chicken Dinner Ideas For Two

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Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes For 2 should be a regular thing, especially on busy weeknights. I promise to follow up with another 3 easy recipes in the next few days.

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Quick Chicken Parmesan for Two

Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce are the hallmarks of any good chicken Parmesan recipe, and this one-skillet version of chicken parm for two is no exception. We made this recipe easier by skipping the breading on the chicken and loading the top of the dish with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve it with whole-wheat pasta to soak up the extra sauce

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Quick Chicken Parmesan for Two

Recipe Summary

Total:35 minsServings:2

Nutrition Profile:

  • Bone Health
  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Immunity
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • High Calcium
  • High-Protein
  • Low Added Sugars
  • Low-Calorie

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup coarse dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes (or 1 1/2 cups from a 28-ounce can)
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley

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Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Cut chicken breast in half on the diagonal to make 2 roughly equal portions. Place between pieces of plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a heavy saucepan to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and 1/2 tablespoon oil in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Step 2Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  • Step 3Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Step 4Add onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour in crushed tomatoes; add Italian seasoning, salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Return the pan to medium heat and cook, stirring, until the onion is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the chicken and any accumulated juice to the pan. Turn to coat with the sauce.
  • Step 5Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken, then top with the reserved breadcrumb mixture. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. (Watch carefully to prevent burning). Serve the chicken with the sauce, sprinkled with basil (or parsley).

Tips

Tip: To make your own dry breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Spread breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs. For store-bought coarse dry breadcrumbs we like Ian’s brand, labeled “Panko breadcrumbs.” Find them at well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 ounces chicken & 2/3 cup saucePer Serving: 394 calories; protein 34.1g; carbohydrates 19.5g; dietary fiber 4.5g; sugars 6g; fat 20.2g; saturated fat 5.9g; cholesterol 83.2mg; vitamin a iu 1295.3IU; vitamin c 28.2mg; folate 33.7mcg; calcium 316mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 55.5mg; potassium 678.2mg; sodium 616mg; thiamin 1.2mg.Exchanges: 

1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 medium-fat meat, 2 fat

Quick and Easy Chicken Dinners for Two 

Don’t know what to make with the chicken breasts you have on hand? These quick and easy dinners for two are perfect to make when you don’t want to be stuck with a ton of leftovers. From stir fries to stuffed chicken breasts and everything in between, these chicken dinners are fit for a family of two. Plus, they’re all ready in under an hour. Here are 15 quick and easy chicken dinners for two. 

Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon

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Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon

“This dish is as versatile as it is flavorful,” says reviewer neidabyrd. “I followed the recipe exactly and I was very very pleased with every bite. This dish is great for a simple family dinner or works beautifully as the main course for a dinner party. Five stars all the way!”

Pizza Chicken

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Pizza Chicken

Chicken breasts are coated in a bread crumb mixture and topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni slices. “It was so simple to make and tasted amazing,” says reviewer bethannyy. 

Orange, Honey and Soy Chicken

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Orange, Honey and Soy Chicken

“What a great, quick dinner,” says reviewer ernwin. “I added the zest of one orange and some chopped carrots and broccoli.” With a little rice on the side you have a proper meal ready in no time! 

Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables

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Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables

“This recipe is wonderful! I used broccoli, onion, zucchini, green pepper, and carrots,” says reviewer Shana McSunas. “Whatever you do, don’t forget to top it with fresh green onions and also add toasted sesame seeds. Those additions just set it over the top!”

Tender Tomato Chicken Breasts

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Tender Tomato Chicken Breasts

Got chicken breasts, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, and frozen vegetables? Then you’ve got this flavorful dinner for two! “I put all of the ingredients in the crock pot before work,” says reviewer IndyDiva79. “When I came home the house smelled wonderful!”

Salsa Biscuit Chicken

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Salsa Biscuit Chicken

Refrigerated biscuit dough is filled with a chicken and salsa filling and baked in the oven. Reviewer MOMMYVAL says, “This is a really tasty recipe that you can spice up with hot salsa or jalapeno jack cheese. We loved it! It’s not the type of thing you’d want to have as a leftover (the biscuit becomes soggy upon reheating) but you don’t have to worry about that because there’s never any left when you’re done! It’s too good!”

Dan's Favorite Chicken Sandwich

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Dan’s Favorite Chicken Sandwich

“BBQ sauce and bacon are the secrets to the wonderful flavor of the chicken in this sandwich,” says recipe creator ANGELSHARK. “Add avocado and cheese, and how can you go wrong? Makes a hearty lunch by itself or serve with salad or french fries for a delicious dinner.”

Chicken Dinners for Two

Cooking for two can feel more exhausting than cooking for four! Especially when you can’t find recipes to fit your family. All of these chicken recipes yield two servings, so you can forget about unwanted leftovers. Better yet, buy a package of four breasts or thighs, and use it to make TWO of these recipes. It’s time to say goodbye to eating the same thing multiple times every wee

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables and Shallot Vinaigrette

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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables and Shallot Vinaigrette

This elegant single-skillet meal for two is deceptively easy to make. Ready in under an hour, this skillet chicken dinner includes your protein (perfectly golden-crisp chicken thighs), green veggies (peas and asparagus), a starch (baby Yukon gold potatoes), and a whole lot of vibrant flavor (hello, shallot vinaigrette). A great recipe for anyone cooking for one or two, this easy weeknight chicken dinner is one you’re sure to come back to again and again. 

Orange-Almond Chicken-and-Cabbage Bowls

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Orange-Almond Chicken-and-Cabbage Bowls

Make these low-calorie, no-cook bowls ahead for an easy lunch or dinner when time is tight. Change up the fruit, nut, or protein for whatever you have on hand.

Orange Chicken Skewers with Jalapeño-Mint Yogurt Dip 

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Orange Chicken Skewers with Jalapeño-Mint Yogurt Dip 

Packed full of bright citrus flavor, this dish makes for a perfect fuss-free weeknight dinner. Feel free to make the creamy yogurt dip in advance to speed up the prep on this fast and fresh dinner even more. Tangy Greek yogurt and fresh mint are a refreshing balance to the heat of a jalapeño, but to tame the spice a bit more, simply remove the seeds of your jalapeño before dicing and stirring into the yogurt. This recipe serves 2, but is easily doubled to serve more (or if you want to make sure you have leftovers). If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water prior to grilling. 

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans

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Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans

You’ll want to double the sweet and spicy sautéed pecans for snacking during the week. Sub fresh summer fruit like blueberries or nectarines for the raspberries.

Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens

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Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens

Coat chicken breasts in a breadcrumb and cheese mixture and serve over spring green for a fresh and easy menu for two.

Orange-Sauced Chicken

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Orange-Sauced Chicken

This super-fast supper (think 10 minutes!) is rich with flavor, yet only has around 200 calories per serving.

Easy Grilled Chicken Tacos

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Easy Grilled Chicken Tacos

Has anyone ever complained about taco night? Make simple, yet tasty grilled chicken tacos for two, and grill the tortillas for added flavor.

Baked Chicken Breasts with Dijon-White Wine Sauce and Haricots Verts

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Baked Chicken Breasts with Dijon-White Wine Sauce and Haricots Verts

White wine and Dijon mustard are a classic bistro-style pair for chicken. Carrots add body and a touch of sweetness to the pan sauce, but you can leave them out, if you like.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Italian and Tex-Mex combine for a simple-delicious meal for two.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Souvlaki incorporates the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. We recommend serving it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese.

Chicken Thighs with Sweet Red Onions and Balsamic Vinegar

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Chicken Thighs with Sweet Red Onions and Balsamic Vinegar

Think chicken, smothered in a thick onion sauce. Serve over mashed potatoes so that not a drop of flavor is wasted.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Wrap each chicken breast in herb-flavored cream cheese and wrap it in bacon. Yep, it IS as good as you think it will be.

Holy Yum Chicken

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Holy Yum Chicken

The name says it all. A creamy sauce is made from the drippings, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and rice wine vinegar.

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