40 Ways to Do Chicken


When undertaking any serious workout/weightlifting plan, proper nutrition is the cornerstone to all gains.  Without it, you are simply wasting your time and energy in the gym.  That said, chicken breasts are one of the best sources of protein out there.  It is lean, cost-effective, and packs a whopping 26 grams of protein per 3 ounce serving.  If you live near a Henry’s, its possible to pick up fresh chicken breasts for just $1.99 a pound on most Wednesdays.  If not, check out Costco, where they also have chicken breasts for $1.99 a pound, albeit frozen.

The problem with chicken for many people is that it is just so damn boring.  Personally, I could boil up 5 pounds of chicken breast and eat it over the next week…but for most people this really isn’t a very attractive option.  Below are 40 ways to spruce up your chicken breast, and help you get the nutrition your body craves.

  1. Poached in chicken stock and white wine.
  2. Marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Chicken Saltimbocca
  4. Chicken Parmesan
  5. Marinated in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame seed oil and chili sauce.
  6. Marinated in Italian dressing
  7. Roman chicken
  8. Chicken Salad made with mayo, celery, old bay seasoning, and lemon juice.
  9. Chicken Satay
  10. Sliced into thin strips and served as a Chicken Philly
  11. Stir fried with vegetables in sesame seed oil
  12. Chicken fajitas with grilled bell peppers and onions
  13. Baked in the oven with a little olive oil, salt, and black pepper
  14. Baked with Dijon mustard, honey, and garlic
  15. Baked with prosciutto, goat cheese, and olive oil
  16. Rubbed with garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, and salt
  17. Dipped in egg and coated with panko, garlic powder, sesame seeds, and cilantro.  Then pan-fried.
  18. Marinated in soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, and pepper.  Then grilled.
  19. Rubbed with dried basil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Then grilled.
  20. Baked with chicken broth, maple syrup, and apple juice.
  21. Baked with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder.
  22. Marinated in lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, and rosemary.
  23. Wrapped in bacon, covered in barbeque sauce, then baked.
  24. Dipped in egg and coated in finely chopped almonds and Parmesan cheese.
  25. Stuffed with basil, mozzarella, and rosemary.  Then baked.
  26. Slow cooked in a crock pot with a homemade barbeque sauce.
  27. Shredded and served on whole wheat rolls, topped with your favorite sauce.
  28. Marinated with pesto, Parmesan cheese, and capers.  Then baked.
  29. Boiled in salted water.
  30. Chopped, then sautéed.  Combine with garlic, spinach, and curry in a blender.  Blend very well and serve over rice.
  31. Baked with chicken stock, paprika, garlic powder, sugar, and black pepper.
  32. Marinated with sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta cheese, pesto, and finely chopped walnuts.  Then baked.
  33. Stuffed with spinach and blue cheese.  Then baked.
  34. Stuffed with cheddar cheese, ham, and black pepper.
  35. Baked with salsa and Cheddar cheese.
  36. Sautéed with garlic, butter, parsley, and white wine.
  37. Combined with water, vegetables, and seasonings for a chicken soup.
  38. Steamed in a bamboo steamer with vegetables.
  39. Ground into very small pieces.  Combined with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce for chicken burgers.
  40. Baked with butter, orange juice, tarragon, chicken broth, salt, and black pepper.

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