5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

These eight simple chicken recipes can be prepared using no more than five ingredients, not including salt, pepper, cooking spray and water.

  • Apricot-Lemon Chicken
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Apricot-Lemon Chicken

    Simple yet elegant, this dish takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, making it perfect for a busy lifestyle. The apricot marinade adds a surprising and deliciously tangy flavor. Serve on a bed of salad greens or with a side of rice pilaf.

    Recipe: Apricot-Lemon Chicken

  • Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes

    A smoky twist turns a traditional side-dish into this mouth-watering entrée. Purchase barbecue from you favorite grocery store or barbecue joint and preparation is a breeze. Don't worry about whose turn it is to do the dishes, because a microwave is all you need to make this hearty meal.

    Recipe: Barbecue-Stuffed Potatoes

  • Grilled Asian Drumsticks
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Grilled Asian Drumsticks

    Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and grab those pantry staples for this easy recipe. Balsamic vinegar adds a tangy flavor, while honey supplements sweetness to this oriental dish. If you can't find fresh ground chili paste, substitute with a hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco mixed with a pinch of garlic powder.

    Recipe: Grilled Asian Drumsticks

  • Chicken and Shiitake Marsala
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

    Pounding the chicken to an even thickness helps it cook quickly and evenly. In just 15 minutes, this sweet and smoky Italian classic is ready to serve. Enjoy over a bed of whole-wheat pasta.

    Recipe: Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

  • South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

    A fresh salsa marinade makes this Mexican-style dish as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Substitute whole wheat for regular tortillas and enjoy a nutritionally complete and figure-friendly meal.

    Recipe: South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

  • Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

    This flavorful recipe is on the table in less than 10 minutes and is sure to become an instant family favorite. Whether it's the sweetness of the brown sugar, the zest of the mustard, or the punch of the red pepper, there is something in this dish for everyone.

    Recipe: Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs

  • Chicken Pasta Soup
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Chicken Pasta Soup

    Using pre-chopped vegetables makes preparation easy for this dressed-up chicken noodle soup. Fresh vegetables, whole wheat pasta, and low sodium chicken broth combine to produce a soup full of flavor and low in calories.

    Recipe: Chicken Pasta Soup

  • Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches
    Maggie McDaris, Oxmoor House

    Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

    A fresh new twist on the grilled chicken sandwich, this recipe substitutes the traditional lettuce leaf with a fresh sprig of basil and then adds a slice of juicy pineapple. Add a splash of lime juice and you have a sandwich that practically bursts with tropical flavor.

    Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

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