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Chicken Again? Think Outside the Box

9 ideas for turning an uninspiring dinner staple into a culinary creation

5. Indian Chicken Kebabs

by Margaret Howard

Marinating chicken in yogurt helps to tenderize the meat and keep it moist, as the enzymes in yogurt break down the proteins in the poultry. With just six ingredients, this recipe is simple enough to make anytime.

Per serving: 275 calories, 2g saturated fat, 1g carbohydrates, 50g protein, 0g fiber, 569mg sodium

6. Chicken Jalfrezi

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

This spicy chicken curry can be made with chicken breasts or thighs, and its heat is perfect for the cold winter months. It calls for fresh ginger, which is much more flavorful than ground.

Per serving: 244 calories, 2g saturated fat, 10g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 2g fiber, 189mg sodium

7. Stir-Fried Chicken With Basil

by Nina Simonds

A favorite Thai-inspired stir-fry dish, this fantastic recipe is best served with steamed brown or basmati rice. You can add your favorite vegetables as well.

Per serving: 242 calories, 3g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 25g protein, 0g fiber, 1,019mg sodium

8. Nutritious Nuggets

by Domenica Catelli

Try these delicious alternatives to fried fast-food chicken nuggets. These include nutritional yeast, which is high in vitamin B12 and fiber, and are baked for just 10 minutes.

Per serving: 504 calories, 6g saturated fat, 25g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 426mg sodium

9. Greek Chicken Casserole

by Terry Golson

This very easy casserole is done in less than an hour, and includes healthful vegetables such as tomatoes and zucchini.

Per serving: 379 calories, 3g saturated fat, 9g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 875mg sodium

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