3 Healthy Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes: Ready in 30 Minutes or Less



Looking for a fast chicken dinner but still concern of your family’s health? These 3 healthy quick chicken dinner recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less. Such a help for your busy night.

Garlic Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with garlic powder, seasoning salt and onion powder. Sauté about 10 to 15 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Blackened Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is smoking hot.
  2. Mix together the paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, white pepper, and onion powder. Oil the chicken breasts with cooking spray on both sides, then coat the chicken breasts evenly with the spice mixture.
  3. Place the chicken in the hot pan, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side. Place the breasts on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with fresh corn and mashed potatoes


Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup pitted and coarsely chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) pre-shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil or basil sprigs (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; sprinkle evenly with salt. Cook chicken for 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce, olives, capers, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.
  4. Arrange 1 cup pasta on a plate; top with 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Garnish with chopped basil or basil sprigs, if desired. 
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