6 Ways to Make Chicken Breasts More Exciting

By Bon Appétit

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts: everyone's favorite lean protein, right? Maybe, but while it's quick and healthy, it can also be a total snooze factory.

No more!

We've got weeknight recipes to get you out of your chicken breast rut.


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Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts

The key to making moist and flavorful grilled chicken breasts is careful grilling-avoid cooking the chicken too quickly over too-high heat or it will end up scorched and dry. Oranges, lemons, and rosemary perfume this chicken while it grills.


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Salt-Cured Roast Chicken Breasts with Bread Salad

Salting the chicken a day or two before roasting it at high heat in the oven produces a moist and juicy breast. A rustic arugula and bread salad accompanies the chicken.

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Chicken Roulade

In this elegant Greek-inspired dish, boneless breasts are flattened and rolled with a flavorful feta-and-oregano filling.


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Chicken Schnitzel

Tender chicken breasts that are flattened, coated with flavorful crumbs, sautéed in butter, and served with a wedge of lemon and a sprinkling of chopped parsley--what could be simpler yet more delicious?


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Chicken Breasts Philippine Adobo Style

In the Philippines, adobo is the name of a popular dish made with chicken or pork. Vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, and black pepper are combined to spicy effect in this simple, tasty dish. Serve the adobo over steamed rice and topped with sliced scallions.

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Moroccan Chicken Stew with Artichoke Hearts and Carrots

Here's an exotic-tasting dish that comes together so quickly, you can enjoy it any night of the week. Served with couscous, this stew is a complete meal.

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