Kick off the year with these nutritious, delicious, and healthy ground chicken recipes. Everything from cabbage rolls to apple sausage, awesome one pan dinners, salads, and more!
Like I already said in the last post, I am against those New Year’s resolutions which are made carelessly just to make them and break a week later but I am strongly for serious commitments to change lifestyle habits whether it’s improving your fitness situation, spending more time with family, or choosing healthier meals. You don’t need to wait until January 1st to make such promises to yourself but I understand that this date has its symbolism and it’s perfectly fine to start your big changes on it. The most important thing is to start at all, instead of only talking about your goals.
I made a promise to eat healthier a few years ago. Now let’s make it clear:
- I am not following vegan, vegetarian, clean eating, or any of these diets.
- I’m also not one of those who would kill herself for that extra calorie.
On the blog, you can find such calorie bombs as Baked Ziti with three different cheeses (it makes top 3 of the most popular blog recipes by the way), tons of pasta dishes, desserts, and other not-so-healthy-stuff. I just try to keep the majority of my meals healthy and I don’t see a problem to enjoy one or a few cheat meals from time to time. Balance is everything!
Ground chicken is one of those staple ingredients I have quite often in a fridge. High in protein, low in fat, what else do you need? However, after so many years of using it, I caught myself on a thought that my ideas have run dry. What to do when you want something delicious but your head is empty? That’s right, check fellow food blogs for inspiration! Thankfully, there are more than enough of them.
I needed only a few hours and now I am full of ideas of what to do with that ground chicken. The problem is to choose now, ha ha!
1. Amazing Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
These delicious pork and chicken stuffed cabbage rolls simmered in tomato sauce are popular in many countries all over the world!
Recipe by: Yummy Addiction
2. Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs
A bowl of comfort food! This easy soup is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter’s day.
Recipe by: Simply Stacie
3. Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage
This Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is an easy way to make your own fabulously fresh sausage right at home ~ it freezes beautifully, too, so be sure to make extra so you can enjoy it anytime.
Recipe by: The View From Great Island
4. Pineapple Stuffed Chicken Meatballs
Covered in a tomato and melted mozzarella sauce with basil and stuffed with pineapple, these chicken meatballs are crazy delicious!
Recipe by: Yummy Addiction
5. Thai Basil Chicken
This easy Thai basil chicken is hot, pungent, salty and smoky. Squeeze a little fresh lime juice on top and your taste buds will be dancing in no time!
Recipe by: Pickled Plum
6. Slow Cooker Ground Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili
Slow Cooker Ground Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili is a healthy make ahead comfort meal that is tasty and satisfying.
Recipe by: The Casual Craftlete
7. Italian Chicken One Pan Meal With Leeks, Apples, Kale, and Parmesan Cheese
Italian spiced ground chicken is the inspiration for this healthy one pan meal served with leeks, apples, and salty parmesan cheese.
Recipe by: Mother Rimmy
8. Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats
Stuffed zucchini boats filled with the flavors of chicken parmesan. This low carbohydrate, high protein meal will leave you feeling satisfied!
Recipe by: The Wholesome Dish
9. Chicken Larb Salad with Red Cabbage
This chicken larb salad is like Pop Rocks Candy with layers of textures and amazing punchy flavours that unravel in your mouth with each bite.
Recipe by: Eat Drink Paleo
10. Chicken Taco Twice-Baked Potatoes
A delicious side your family will love! Potato shells are stuffed with seasoned chicken taco mixture and loaded with cheese and toppings.
Recipe by: Simply Stacie
11. Healthy Picadillo (Cuban Style)
A healthy picadillo with the vibrant flavors of Cuba – garlic, onion, bell pepper, oregano, cumin, and bay – in a healthy, well-balanced dish!
Recipe by: Beyond Mere Sustenance
12. Baked Chicken Egg Rolls
Crispy Baked Chicken Egg Rolls are stuffed with ground chicken and yummy veggies for an easy Game Day appetizer that’s way better than takeout!
Recipe by: Simple Sweet Savory
13. PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
A copycat recipe that you can easily make right at home in just 20 minutes. And it tastes a million times better too!
Recipe by: Damn Delicious
14. Ground Chicken Burger
This ground chicken patties recipe will knock your socks off! And the best part is they are super lean, use minimum ingredients and kids love them.
Recipe by: iFoodReal
15. Buffalo Chicken Potstickers
Buffalo Chicken Potstickers are a surprisingly easy and healthy dinner with chewy wrappers filled with lean ground chicken, vegetables and buffalo sauce served over a crunchy blue cheese broccoli slaw.
Recipe by: The Creative Bite
16. Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna
This Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna is loaded with sneaky veggies, ground chicken, and a homemade tomato sauce making it an easy, healthy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!
Recipe by: The Recipe Rebel
17. Easy Pad Thai
Make this easy Pad Thai recipe at home with ground chicken, crisp vegetables and crunchy peanuts in a homemade savory-sweet sauce. It’s the simplest and most delicious recipe ever!
Recipe by: Culinary Envy
18. Chicken Kebabs
Incredibly juicy and delicious chicken kebabs cooked without oven. Smoked and grilled to perfection!
Recipe by: Ruchis Kitchen