18 Recipes to Spice Up Boring Baked Chicken Breast
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18 Recipes to Spice Up Boring Baked Chicken Breast

If you’ve done it once, you’ve done it a million times. You come home late from work, throw some salt and pepper on a chicken breast and pop it in the oven. BORING! You could plan ahead and make slow cooker chicken in the morning, but what are the chances you’re going to remember that? It’s time for you step up your game and in a big way. If you want to love your dinner so much you crave leftovers the next day, keep reading for 18 baked chicken breast recipes that are a welcome change from the drab poultry you’re used to.

1. Sweet Sriracha Chicken Breast: Mix Sriracha with honey and soy sauce to create a sweet and spicy coating you’ll want to slather all over your chicken. (via The Cookie Writer)

2. Baked Spinach Provolone Chicken Breasts: When your chicken dish provides you with protein and a serving of veggies, you’re winning dinner. Throw some brown rice on to go with it and your whole effortless meal is ready in under 30 minutes. (via Tastefulventure)

3. Smothered Baked Chicken With Creamed Spinach, Bacon and Mushrooms: We had you at smothered, didn’t we? Some days just call for an indulging AF dinner with all the cheese and bacon. For those nights, you need this dish. (via Julia’s Album)

4. Ranch Cheddar Chicken: This homemade version of Shake ‘N Bake is just as easy as popping open a box, but *way* tastier. Just prepare for the kid-friendly dish to be requested on repeat. (via Everyday Dishes)

5. Baked Paprika-Parmesan Chicken: That crust is so crispy you can almost hear the crunch from your laptop. It’s hard to believe that there are no breadcrumbs and no deep-frying is necessary. (via Sugar Apron)

6. Cheesy Mustard Baked Chicken Breasts: That whole grain mustard in your fridge has saved your butt on more than one occasion. When combined with sharp white cheddar and Parmesan, it creates a luxurious, tangy sauce that your chicken breast will sop up. (via Foodiecrush)

7. One Dish Chicken Bake: You can’t go wrong when you nestle your chicken between a bed of tomatoes and a blanket of mozzarella. Serve on top of pasta for a simple and easy Italian-inspired dinner. (via Diethood)

8. Baked Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups: If you’re going low-carb, you don’t have to give up fajita night. These roll-ups have all of the flavors you *love* but sans tortilla. Try them with a side of cauliflower rice. (via Eat Yourself Skinny)

9. Cilantro-Lime Chicken: Nothing perks up chicken quite like the combination of cilantro-lime. Let the chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes while you unwind, and it’ll be ready to pop in the oven when you’re ready to eat. (via Rasa Malaysia)

10. Creamy Baked Asiago Chicken: You won’t believe how juicy and flavorful this chicken turns out. TBH, it’s all thanks to that creamy layer of Asiago-garlic mayo that’s baked on top. (via The Recipe Critic)

11. Parmesan Crusted Chicken: Why coat your chicken with flour when Parmesan and breadcrumbs are an option? Before you dredge them in the eggs, season it liberally with fresh garlic to impart even more flavor. (via Taste and See)

12. Caprese Stuffed Chicken Foil Packs: Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are a classic trio that livens up any dish. As if this recipe couldn’t be any easier, the cleanup is virtually eliminated as well. (via The Wholesome Dish)

13. Super Moist Oven Baked BBQ Chicken: A steady application of BBQ sauce while cooking is the secret to these perfectly sticky breasts. (via Heather Likes Food)

14. Baked Pesto Parmesan Chicken: Since you’re baking this chicken, jarred pesto works just fine to slather on top. Finish with another dollop when serving for an added surge of brightness. (via Kiddielicious Kitchen)

15. Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken: Once you make this healthy baked chicken, you’ll never be without fresh lemons again. Smash a few sweet potatoes and steam a bag of frozen broccoli to round out a nutritious dinner. (via Creme de la Crumb)

16. Baked Cajun Chicken Breasts Recipe: Get ready for your taste buds to be lit on fire. Heads up, you’ll want to make extra so you can have an epic cajun chicken sandwich for lunch the next day. (via Gal on a Mission)

17. Baked Balsamic Chicken: Balsamic vinegar is for so much more than dressing your salad. Reduce it with honey, sugar and salt to get a ridiculous glaze that would taste good on a shoe. Thankfully, chicken is even tastier. (via Creme de la Crumb)

18. Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken: Cream cheese, bacon and chicken, oh my! This basic recipe is great for building upon with your favorite flavors. For a healthy twist, try giving spinach and artichokes a whirl. (via Homemade Hooplah)

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