Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Avocados make everything so much better (tell the kids that guacamole’s for dinner!). Even better, this simple dish can be whipped up quickly.

You’ll need:

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

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Brown Sugar Marinade Chicken

All there is to this is a marinade. How easy is that? And it's sugary sweet, so the kids are sure to love it.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup oil

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup vinegar  

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Asparagus-Chicken Roulades

Think stuffed chicken sounds hard? It's not! Flatten your chicken and make these carb-free roll-ups. And if asparagus and goat cheese aren't on your picky kid's list of edible foods, substitute with another cheese and green veggie.

You’ll need:

  • 1 box quick-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix (optional)

  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves

  • 1 lemon

  • 3 oz. goat cheese

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves

  • ¾ pounds thin asparagus spears

  • Toothpicks

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • Lemon wedges (optional)

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Love honey-baked ham? Or do the kids love honey mustard dipping sauce? Then this is sure to be a hit. It doesn’t require too many ingredients and it only takes about an hour to make.  

You’ll need:

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup prepared mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Has your kid ever met a pizza he didn’t love? If you don’t want to make your own pizza crust, buy it at the grocery store and make this even faster.

You’ll need:

  • ½ recipe homemade pizza crust

  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons your favorite BBQ sauce

  • 1 cup cooked, sliced chicken breast (about one 8-ounce breast)

  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2/3 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • Fresh cilantro, for topping

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chicken doesn't just have to be served on a plate. You can grill it up and serve it as an amazing burger alternative. Make as spicy or mild as you like!  

You’ll need:

  • 4 small chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Oil for the grill

  • ½ cup hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 4 buns

  • 8 strips bacon, cooked (optional)

  • ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled

  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced

  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced

  • 4 leaves lettuce

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)

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Chicken Parmesan

This chicken Parmesan recipe is easy and doesn't even require adding bread to the chicken. It's just lots of sauce and ooey-gooey cheese on top.

You’ll need:

  • 1 jar  (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce

  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1½ pounds)

  • ¾ pound spaghetti, uncooked

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole


Getting your kids to eat broccoli can be challenging, but if you put it in this tasty casserole dish with quinoa, cheese and added bacon, they might give this meal a shot.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ½ cup flour

  • 2 cups water, divided

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed

  • ¼ cup cooked, crumbled bacon (optional… sort of)

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (like Emeril's Essence or any basic blend you like)

  • ¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese (any kind will work)

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets

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Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wrap

Do your kids love “making” their own dinner? Then they'll love designing their own wraps or soft tacos. They can add as much cheese and salsa as they want, and you can save the step of doing it for them.

You’ll need:

  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast strips for stir-frying

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 small red, yellow or green sweet pepper (seeded and cut into thin strips)

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie ranch salad dressing

  • 2 whole wheat, tomato, jalapeno or plain tortillas (warmed)  

  • ½ cup salsa

  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese  

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Chicken Fingers

There are lots of ways to jazz up chicken fingers, but these breaded strips are delicious with just a hint of Italian flavoring.

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1¼ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs

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