Chicken is a go-to for busy nights, when you want a healthy meal but don鈥檛 have a ton of time to put something together. But fish, from easy shrimp dinners to light seafood recipes, is just as simple to make when you鈥檙e in a rush. And white fish isn鈥檛 just delicious 鈥 it鈥檚 a healthy, low-carb protein source just like chicken. Tilapia is inexpensive, and takes to marinades and sauces like nothing else. These 14 tilapia recipes are perfect for those nights when you don鈥檛 have much time, but are bored of eating chicken.

1. Tilapia With Prosciutto and Sage: Flaky tilapia becomes a decadent dinner when given the Italian treatment. It鈥檚 wrapped in salty prosciutto and woodsy sage, becoming infused with flavor. (via The Lemon Press)

2. Tilapia With Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce: Tangy yogurt keeps tilapia extra-moist, so it won鈥檛 dry out like flaky white fish sometimes can. Add lime juice, cilantro, and minced jalape帽o to offset the creaminess. (via Tasty Seasons)

3. Spicy Grilled Fish: Marinated in a flavorful blend of lime juice, garlic, lime leaves, tomato, and more, this tilapia is broiled until it gets nice and crispy on both sides. (via Daily Cooking Quest)

4. Tilapia Piccata: Treating your fish like chicken isn鈥檛 such a bad idea. Here, tilapia is swapped for chicken in a recipe for pasta piccata, then loaded with lemon and capers. (via Killing Thyme)

5. Crispy Baked Fish Sticks: Once you make your own fish sticks, you鈥檒l never go back to frozen. These are breaded in corn flakes for extra crunch. (via Grandbaby Cakes)

6. Tilapia With Verzcruz Jalape帽o Salsa: The salsa atop this tilapia is a little unique compared to what you might be used to. It鈥檚 based on the style found in the Mexican city of Veracruz, which features olives, tomatoes, and capers. (via Culinary Ginger)

7. Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce: Sweet, roasted red peppers blend into a creamy sauce in this recipe. Add some Parmesan for deeper flavor, and pour the sauce over pan-fried tilapia filets. (via Cooktoria)

8. Baked Tilapia With Parmesan and Panko: Instead of frying your fish, try baking it. In the oven, Parmesan and panko create a crispy coating for your tilapia. (via Mutt and Chops)

9. Tilapia Tostadas With Salsa Verde: Skip the fish tacos and pile your tilapia atop a crispy tostada instead. Add salsa verde and a tangle of crunchy slaw for even more flavor and texture. (via The Girl on Bloor)

10. Tomato Basil Tilapia: For a fresh and tasty summer meal, look no further than tomatoes and basil. Pan sear your tilapia, then top it with the fresh and easy sauce. (via Eatwell 101)

11. Tilapia With Fried Capers and Lemon: It鈥檚 hard to beat the winning combination of seafood and lemon, but this dish tries. It adds in a bed of peppery arugula and salty fried capers to create dynamic flavors on your plate. (via Foraged Dish)

12. Easy Grilled Tilapia: A great tasting-meal doesn鈥檛 have to be complicated 鈥 just move your cooking station to the grill. Tilapia, basted in lime juice and garlic-herb butter, gets smokey and tender in minutes. (via Farm to Table)

13. Blackened Tilapia Tacos With Elotes: Skip the tomato salsa and top your fish tacos with elotes, Mexican corn made with mayo, cilantro, and lime juice. Add blackening spices so the fish gets a kick of flavor that can stand up to the creamy corn. (via Cooking for Keeps)

14. Easy Tilapia Pomodoro: Tilapia is breaded and fried, then topped with stewed tomatoes to make this cozy dish. Serve with yellow rice for a pleasant contrast in the colors on your plate. (via My Life Cookbook)

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