By Chelsea Morrow
Are you struggling to find healthy chicken recipes that are both delicious and simple? And are you tired of cooking the same chicken dishes week in and week out?
We know we are!
That’s why we came up with these three healthy shredded chicken recipes that are extremely quick and easy, perfect for meal prepping and just enough to spice up your week!
Parsley Pesto Pasta
If you aren’t already obsessed with spiralized vegetable noodles, you will be after devouring this delicious shredded chicken dish. Get excited about diving into a big bowl of pasta without consuming the excess calories and carbohydrates!
Switch things up by swapping butternut squash spirals for zucchini, sweet potato or beet spirals. Also try changing up the herbs and nuts used for the pesto with basil, cilantro, macadamia nuts or almonds.
Serves 2 ~ 1 Serving: Calories: 460 | Carbs: 34g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 48g
Loaded Buffalo Sweet Potato with Avocado Ranch Dressing
Are buffalo chicken wings smothered in ranch dressing your guilty pleasure? With this healthy shredded chicken recipe, we give you permission to dig in guilt-free! Enjoy the indulgent flavor of ranch, made from the purest ingredients, and avoid overloading your body with unhealthy fats.
Would you rather have some sweet potato fries to go along with your buffalo chicken and avocado ranch? Cut your sweet potatoes into equal thin slices, coat with 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil, sprinkle with paprika and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Be sure to turn them occasionally to roast evenly.
Serves 4 ~ 1 Serving: Calories: 403 | Carbs: 37g | Fat: 13g | Protein: 36g
Red Thai Curry Bowl
Don’t let the word “curry” in the name scare you off. There are countless different flavors of curries, and not all are spicy. Enjoy this flavorful, extremely mild curry dish and adjust the intensity by adding more or less curry paste to your liking.
You can find red Thai curry paste in the ethnic food section at your local grocery store.
Don’t be shy—sample green and yellow Thai curry pastes as well to see which one you prefer. You’ll never learn what you truly love if you don’t step outside your comfort zone and try something new. This is one of our favorite—and simplest—ways to spice up shredded chicken.
Serves 2 ~ 1 Serving: Calories: 447 | Carbs: 30g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 29g
Chelsea Morrow is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. After a six-year career as a professional figure skater, she now works at Burn Boot Camp HQ on the Marketing team and is passionate about educating all of Burn Nation about fitness, nutrition, and a positive mindset. Chelsea is also the author and mastermind behind The Blueprint, Burn Boot Camp’s weekly newsletter. She loves doing yoga, meditating, rock climbing, her dog Yogi, and eating Mexican food.