9 chicken recipes that are anything but boring

Don't settle for dry, flavourless chicken.

Chicken Recipes,
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Chicken may be everyone’s go-to lean protein, but, let’s be honest, it can it be extremely boring. Too often it’s an overcooked afterthought, tossed into a salad or grilled with some vegetables.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way, because there are plenty of drool-inducing chicken recipes out there just waiting to wow your taste buds. Whether you like your chicken roasted, grilled, or poached, in a soup, curry, salad or stir-fry, we’ve got you covered.

9 non-boring ways to cook chicken

1. Cashew and Tahini Satay Chicken Stir-Fry

Cashew and Tahini Satay Chicken Stir-Fry, Donna Hay, chicken recipes
Image: Donna Hay

For a healthy weeknight meal, you can rely on Donna Hay’s simple protein-rich stir-fry. It’s packed with flavour and good for you, too.

Grab the recipe here.

2. Char-Grilled Palm-Sugar Chicken

Char-Grilled Palm-Sugar Chicken, chicken recipes, Gourmet Traveller
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Gourmet Traveller’s flavourful Thai-inspired marinade will give your boring old roasted chicken new life. Served with sticky rice or a fresh papaya salad, it’s the perfect meal to end your day.

Grab the recipe here.

3. Healthy Garlic Herb Chicken Salad

Healthy Garlic Herb Chicken Salad, chicken recipes, Pinch of Yum
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With juicy tomatoes, fresh garden basil, brown rice and/or quinoa, and chicken, this salad by Pinch of Yum has everything you need. Serve it with a few shavings of Parmesan for a healthy dose of dairy.

Grab the recipe here.

4. Spring Chicken Pie

Spring Chicken Pie, chicken recipe, Jamie Oliver
Image: Jamie Oliver

The combination of lean protein, crispy filo pastry, and flavourful herbs make Jamie Oliver’s chicken pie the perfect Sunday lunch. Add some extra veggies to up the nutritional bang.

Grab the recipe here.

5. Low-Carb Chicken, Cauliflower and Mushroom Risotto

Low-Carb Chicken, Cauliflower and Mushroom Risotto, chicken recipe
Image: The Fit Foodie

If you’re crazy about risotto, then you’re going to love The Fit Foodie’s version. On top of being loaded with protein and fibre, this dish is super-low in calories. And there are plenty of tasty ingredients to keep things interesting.

Grab the recipe here.

6. Pablo’s Chicken

Pablo’s Chicken, Hemsley + Hemsley, chicken recipe, fried chicken
Image: Hemsley + Hemsley

Fried chicken, while delectable, is famously high in calories. Looking for a healthier option? Try Hemsley + Hemsley’s Pablo Chicken. This recipe involves baking the chicken in the oven, so you’ll still get the same great crunch without all of the guilt.

Grab the recipe here.

7. Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry, Madeline Shaw, chicken recipe
Image: Madeline Shaw

Madeline Shaw’s quick and easy chicken curry is a simple way to liven up the week. Serve with fluffy cauliflower rice for a delicious protein packed meal.

Grab the recipe here.

8. Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad, chicken recipe
Image: Skinny Taste

This spice-rubbed chicken breast with a colourful salad of fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado and lime juice is nutritious and delicious. And best of all, the cayenne spice will give your metabolism a little boost.

Grab the recipe here.

9. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos, chicken recipe, mexican
Image: Creme De La Crumb

On days when a chicken salad just won’t do, these Creme Da La Crumb tacos are a great option. They’re comforting, filling and taste far more indulgent than they actually are.

Grab the recipe here. 

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