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Easy Chicken Recipes That Spice Up Boring Dinners

Chicken is like the dinner version of a turkey sandwich—easy, reliable, and insanely boring if you eat it the same way every day. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or a budding chef, these chicken recipes will impress your taste buds without adding hours to dinner prep time or ruining your healthy eating plan. All three recipes use powerful herbs and spices that add flavor and can also have serious health benefits. The process is simple: Mix up the seasonings, coat the chicken, quickly grill or sauté at medium-high heat, and you can have each of these done in about 10 minutes flat.

Rosemary-Mustard Chicken gets some added flavor from white wine and parsley—so consider it perfect to impress dinner guests without spending all day slaving away at the stove. Whip up the Fajita-Spiced Chicken to use inside tacos or in a healthy chicken fajita bowl, or throw on some greens for a Southwest-inspired salad. The third recipe, Lemon-Herb Chicken, is flavored by olive oil and oregano, which have some secret health benefits: Just one teaspoon of oregano has the same amount of antioxidants as three cups of spinach, and olive oil is a great source of healthy fats. Toss those same seasonings onto a side of roasted vegetables and you have a perfectly paired meal. Bonus: Make extra, and you'll have ideal lunch-making material to upgrade a sad desk salad (try these 10 recipes with what you have left over).

Watch the video for the full chicken recipes—and when you're ready to upgrade your chicken game from these super-simple options, give these other healthy chicken dishes a try.


Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital assistant editor for Shape and Fitness. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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