Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes For 2

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Healthy Chicken Dinner For Two…I’m sure you’ve heard that expression before. Creating a great, healthy chicken dinner for two can sometimes be a challenge, but at the end of the day it’s satisfying. Here are ten quick and easy healthy chicken dinner ideas for two that are sure to please.

If you love chicken and you’re on a diet, then this is a healthy chicken recipe for you.

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. 

Broccoli and Chicken Stir-Fry

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Broccoli and Chicken Stir-Fry

“I made this for dinner tonight. Fantastic,” says reviewer Christina Hicks. “I usually use pre-made sauces and have trouble with the amount of salt, but this was so great, I used low sodium soy sauce and had no issues.” Add any additional vegetables you have on hand for a meal that rivals your favorite take-out. 

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

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Chef John’s Chicken and Mushrooms

“This chicken and mushrooms recipe video is an experiment in extreme self-control; I wanted to challenge myself to make a chicken and mushrooms recipe using only chicken and mushrooms,” says Chef John. This is a simple recipe with big flavor. 

Chef John's Chicken Marsala

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Chef John’s Chicken Marsala

Don’t let the elegant presentation fool you, this chicken marsala comes together in just an hour. “This recipe is straightforward and the final product is very impressive,” says reviewer Melly Gee. “I added a bit more flour to make the sauce thicker because I wanted it to be more like gravy.”

Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

“This dish is easy enough for a Tuesday, but looks pretty enough for company. It has a really fresh flavor and goes great with roasted potatoes or rice,” says recipe creator Madenish.

Simple Lemon Herb Chicken

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Simple Lemon Herb Chicken

Enjoy this simple lemon herb chicken tossed in a salad or on its own with any vegetable side. “Simple but elegant, delicious, and easy,” says reviewer naples34102.  

Favorite Barbecue Chicken

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Favorite Barbecue Chicken

This sweet and tangy barbecue sauce makes the perfect marinade for a juicy, grilled chicken breast. “This chicken was a hit at our dinner party,” says reviewer ABBY MOM. 

Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

“So easy and so tasty and a big hit with the family,” says reviewer WEELASSIE. “Didn’t have to run to the grocery store because I had everything on hand.” Learn Chef John’s technique for perfecting pan gravy. 

Lucky's Quickie Chickie

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Lucky’s Quickie Chickie

“There are quite a few recipes like this circulating the web, but this one was less complicated, involving less steps. Man was it good,” says reviewer naples34102. “I try to limit my carbs, so I served this with fresh green beans and sliced tomatoes but frankly, this would have been even better with some hot cooked rice.”

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 week

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.

Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime

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Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime

Garlic, cilantro, and lime provide mega flavor for an inexpensive cut of chicken.

Quick Barbecue Chicken

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Quick Barbecue Chicken

Make your own spice paste with common household dry spices and grill. Viola! Chicken that tastes like long, slow BBQ.

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

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Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Use 1 cup of shredded chicken, leftover from last night or from a rotisserie chicken, to create these tasty Thai-inspired pitas.

Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

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Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

Studded with fruit and flavored with curry, this chicken salad is a flavorful way to use a cup of chicken. Serve with crackers, in a wrap, or between toasted bread.

Herbed Chicken and Dumplings

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Herbed Chicken and Dumplings

Fluffy herb-flecked dumplings, tender vegetables, and rich dark-meat chicken combine in this soul-satisfying classic–no leftovers required.

Chicken with Prosciutto and Tomatoes Over Polenta

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Chicken with Prosciutto and Tomatoes Over Polenta

Cheap and tasty, chicken thighs are as adaptable as breasts, but have more depth of flavor. Try them seasoned with sage and white wine and served over polenta. This recipe is fast enough for a weeknight supper yet flavorful enough to win you praise.

Chicken with Paprika and Potatoes

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Chicken with Paprika and Potatoes

A cheap, satisfying, healthy, and flavorful one-dish meal–what else could you ask for? The chicken is seasoned with thyme and paprika and cooked with red potatoes until tender.

Bistro Roast Chicken

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Bistro Roast Chicken

For a romantic dinner for two, serve this roasted chicken with basil, thyme, and rosemary. You’ll get the intense and comforting flavors of French cuisine without spending all day in the kitchen.

Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken Parmesan

Easy-to-make and a perennial favorite, this Chicken Parmesan recipe for two is a keeper. You can find most of the ingredients in your pantry (especially if you use canned tomato sauce) and preparation is a snap.

Apple-Sesame Chicken

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Apple-Sesame Chicken

Try a different take on weeknight stir-fry. Pieces of Red Delicious apple add a hint of sweetness and curry powder delivers extra flavor. Serve over a bed of rice and top with sesame seeds.

Maple Mustard-glazed Hens with Corn and Pea Couscous

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Maple Mustard-glazed Hens with Corn and Pea Couscous

Get a luxurious meal in less than an hour. This 5-star dinner features roasted Cornish game hens over a bed of couscous.

QUICK CHICKEN RECIPES

If you are looking for some quick and easy weeknight dinner inspiration, then you have come to the right place. Today, I am sharing my 25 most popular and favourite easy and quick chicken recipes for dinner. From sheet pan chicken dinners, to skillet chicken, to slow cooker chicken, to one pot chicken and rice, I have got you covered. Plus, there are so many different flavors to choose from. The best part? These easy chicken recipes are perfect for busy weeknights because they are quick and ready in about 45 minutes or less.

QUICK CHICKEN RECIPES

Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

Quick and easy, creamy lemon chicken piccata is a simple and delicious 30-minute meal made with tender chicken breast in a light lemon sauce with capers. One of my favorite easy chicken dinners.

One Pan Garlic Roasted Chicken and Baby Potatoes

One pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes is an easy to make, delicious, and wholesome meal for the entire family including the kids. Prep this sheet pan in 10 minutes.

One pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes is an easy to make, delicious, and wholesome meal for the entire family. Prep this sheet pan in 10 minutes.

Baked Souvlaki Chicken Breast

Juicy, tender, and moist, baked chicken breast with the best classic Greek souvlaki marinade is the most flavorful and delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes. Serve it on its own with greek lemon roasted baby potatoes or use in a Greek chicken salad.

Juicy, tender, and moist, baked chicken breast with the best Greek souvlaki marinade is the most flavorful and delicious chicken dinner in under 30 minutes.

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken (Butterflied Chicken)

Quick and easy roasted spatchcock chicken (butterflied chicken) seasoned with garlic and thyme is juicy, tender, delicious and flavourful with minimal prep. Top with fresh herbs and serve with creamy mashed potatoes and garlic green beans.

Quick and easy roasted spatchcock chicken (butterflied chicken) seasoned with garlic and thyme is juicy, tender, delicious and flavourful with minimal prep.

Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala in creamy mushroom sauce is a quick and easy 30-minute chicken dinner that is pure comfort food goals. A total crowd favourite.

Chicken marsala in creamy mushroom sauce is a quick and easy 30-minute chicken dinner that is pure comfort food goals. A total crowd favourite.

General Tso’s Chicken

Baked General Tso’s Chicken is a saucy, savoury, sweet, spicy Chinese-American takeout favourite made healthier with baked chicken, not fried.

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