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13 Healthy Chicken Recipes That'll Make Dinner A Breeze

These will change the way you meal plan.
03/02/2016 06:00am ET

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with chicken. While it's an easy, go-to choice for dinner, when was the last time you really devoured a chicken dish you made?

After all, simple, baked chicken has become synonymous with joyless, dry dieting, and anything else -- we're looking at you coq au vin -- seems much too rich, complicated and time consuming for our daily repertoire.

But it turns out there are some easy and healthy shortcuts on chicken's road to flavor town. As the 13 healthy recipes below show, chicken just needs a generous dose of flavors like citrus, balsamic or basil to unlock all its delicious glory.

So watch out meal plan, these recipes are coming for you -- and they'll have everyone at the table licking their plates and asking for seconds.

1
Skillet Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
Sally's Baking Addiction
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2
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Skinny Taste
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3
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
Cooking Classy
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4
Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad
Gimme Some Oven
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5
Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken
Diethood
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6
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Damn Delicious
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7
Fajita Chicken Kebabs
Well Plated
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8
Orange Rosemary Chicken
Damn Delicious
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9
Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad
Sally's Baking Addiction
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10
Simple Sesame Chicken Skillet
How Sweet It Is
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11
One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice
Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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12
Pistachio Pesto Chicken with Whole Wheat Pasta
How Sweet It Is
13
Spiced Eggplant, Chicken And Chickpea Salad
The Clever Carrot

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