Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry
Pineapple lovers, this one’s for you. The juicy fruit lends a sweet-tart flavor to this veggie-packed stir-fry. We love it served over brown rice.
Pineapple lovers, this one’s for you. The juicy fruit lends a sweet-tart flavor to this veggie-packed stir-fry. We love it served over brown rice.
The balance of sweet and sour flavors, a keystone of Asian cooking, is the inspiration behind this bowl.
Southeast Asian flavors run through this nice contrast of hot chicken over cold salad. They’re bound together by the marinade, which is boiled after seasoning the chicken so it can be turned into the salad dressing.
Your childhood favorite gets a clean eating makeover thanks to a lightly spiced, gluten-free coating and being baked instead of fried.
Roasted Brussels sprouts and chicken get tossed with a zippy garlic-yogurt dressing for a hearty meal that you can eat throughout the week.
In our twist on a traditional potato salad, a fresh and fragrant pesto brings the chicken, potatoes and green beans together. We’ve suggested poached chicken here, but you can use any leftover chicken you have on hand.
Bitter arugula’s got bite, but late-summer peaches and a citrusy maple dressing hit the sweet notes to give this seasonal salad the perfect balance of flavors. If taking this salad to go, store the dressing in a separate container and toss with the salad when you’re ready to eat.
Serve this zesty North African stew made in the Instant Pot with kamut, a deliciously plump and chewy ancient wheat. It’s an inexpensive staple you’ll find in bulk and natural food stores.
Want to do some easy batch cooking with your Instant Pot? Omit the sweet potatoes and broccoli and double the zesty chicken and barbecue sauce ingredients – the leftovers freeze beautifully.
It doesn’t get more summery than this pizza with barbecue chicken and corn. Made with pre-cooked chicken and our easy whole-wheat dough, it’s a great option for a quick weeknight dinner.
Daikon radish noodles offer an unexpected crunch and are sturdy enough to stand up to this sweet, savory and spicy authentic pad Thai sauce. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top.
These Asian-inspired chicken burgers get a burst of umami flavor from a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce. Serve them on whole-wheat buns, or, for a lighter take, try lettuce leaves. In addition to the grilled pineapple, sliced avocado and grilled onions make tasty toppings.
Manchego cheese adds a nutty note to the stuffing in these heartier-style bites, while a finishing sprinkle of paprika adds that characteristic smoky flavor found in Spanish cuisine.
Start that grill and get your drinks on ice—it's time to get your crowd fed and happy with these clean holiday favorites.
This recipe turns a traditional Tuscan side dish into a summery main course with marinated chicken, red onions and fresh baguette – all threaded on a skewer and perfectly cooked on the grill.
For an extra dose of flavor, we looked to vadouvan, a mild French-style curry powder that usually contains shallots and garlic. You can find it at specialty spice shops and online, though any mild curry powder will work.
You'll never believe this quick and easy Mediterranean-style dish is ready in just 15 minutes!
Jicama is a crunchy, mild vegetable that’s common in Mexican cuisine. It looks a little intimidating because of its size and odd shape, but once you peel it, the cool flesh is easy to slice and adds a crisp texture to salads.
Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) is a savory Egyptian blend of dried seeds, herbs, spices and nuts. It's used as a coating for meat or fish or mixed with olive oil and served as a dip – here we use it as a flavorful crust for chicken. Moutabel is a Middle Eastern dip traditionally made with eggplant, though other vegetables can be used. In this version, grated beets and Greek yogurt are combined for a vibrant topping for the chicken.
A key ingredient in many Middle Eastern salads, mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness. Simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish. Using leftover cooked rice speeds up dinner prep — just make extra the night before.
The time has come to dust off your grill and dine al fresco. These clean cookout favorites promise all the flavor with a fraction of the calories and double the nutrition!
Thin chicken cutlets are easy to coat in the hazelnut breading, plus they cook in a flash for time-strapped weeknights. If you can’t find four 4-oz cutlets, buy two 8-oz chicken breasts and cut each horizontally into two thin pieces. Use a rolling pin or the bottom of a saucepan to pound the cutlets to an even thickness – just be sure to cover the chicken with plastic wrap first for easy cleanup.
Thai Curry in 25 minutes? It's possible. Plus, it's 100% dairy- and wheat-free.
This hearty bowl is a staff favorite – we just love the pairing of the sweet and tangy raspberry sauce over savory chicken and crunchy vegetables.
All it takes is 25 minutes and seven basic ingredients to whip up this healthy stir-fry.
Pile these slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches sky-high with coleslaw, radishes, tomatoes, sour cream or hot sauce – we love eating them open-faced with a knife and fork, but you can also serve them as a regular sandwich. Alternatively, skip the buns entirely and make a Mexican-style bowl by spooning the pulled chicken over brown rice and adding your favorite toppings. If you can’t find fresh Anaheim chiles, broil the tomatillos as directed and add a 16-ounce BPA-free can or jar of diced roasted green chiles to the blender in Step 3.
Craving Chinese? This vegetable-packed stir-fry with a speedy five-ingredient sauce can help thwart a costly and unhealthy trip to your local takeout joint.
Pete Evans has taken the classic miso soup and replaced bland tofu with something that will please the whole family – meatballs! Here, he uses chicken, but any ground protein, such as pork, shrimp or beef, will work well. You can even gently poach a fillet of fish if you prefer.
The crowning jewel for this flavorful balsamic chicken? A probiotic-rich yogurt sauce that's made simply with whole-milk yogurt, Dijon and garlic.
Sometimes known as Japanese pumpkin, kabocha squash has a rich, sweet flavor. If you can't find kabocha, substitute butternut squash.
This dish tastes like it’s been simmering on your stove top for hours thanks to our easy technique of roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic then blending them into the sauce. Many grocery stores sell pre-peeled and chopped butternut squash, which can be a real time-saver when you’re making this for a quick weeknight meal.
Cassava flour, made from the cassava root, has a neutral flavor and makes a great stand-in for wheat flour in this gluten-free take on chicken strips. The coconut coating on the chicken can be delicate, so use a thin spatula –not tongs – to flip the chicken.
Arame seaweed adds a touch of sweetness to these Asian-style meatballs. Serve as an appetizer with the spicy-sweet sauce on the side, or wrap in lettuce leaves and drizzle with the sauce for a light main. Garnish with cilantro and arame for an extra-pretty presentation.
Sherry adds a rich nutty note to this mushroom sauce, which we’ve made extra-creamy by stirring in tangy cream cheese.
Mascarpone, an Italian-style cream cheese, may be best known as the key ingredient in the dessert tiramisu, but its extra-creamy texture and mild buttery taste make it a brilliant addition to pastas. Adding some of the pasta-cooking water thins out the mascarpone to make an easy, not-too-rich cream sauce.
Inspired by South African cuisine, this quick dinner keeps fat in check without sacrificing tangy flavor from the likes of mango, ginger and pomegranate.
In this recipe, we use pomegranate juice, honey and lemon to make a molasses. To save time, you can use 1/3 cup prepared pomegranate molasses. Look for one without additives or preservatives.
Cooking with chiles is a skill that Mexican cooks have honed into an art form over centuries. This bowl with soul contains beans and corn, two staples of south-of-the-border recipes, but also keeps things light and fresh with cubed avocado and thinly sliced radishes.
Seasoned roasted chickpeas adorn this soup that’s brimming with hearty vegetables and warming spices.
Just because chicken is a mild and easy-to-use protein doesn’t mean your dinners using the bird are a trip to dullsville. We’ve got 24 tasty and diverse clean eating chicken recipes that all ring in at less than 475 calories!
Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.
This intensely flavorful dish is a cross between two classic French meals: beef bourguignon and coq au vin. For best results, use a good-quality red wine – ideally, Burgundy. If you have butcher’s twine on hand, use it to tie the thyme sprigs together for easy removal once the stew is done.
The best thing about tamales – a classic Mexican comfort food – is that they are completely customizable! Here, we make them light, clean, and fit for a festive celebration.
Take your family on a jaunt to Greece in just 30 minutes. Here, creamy yogurt with dill and garlic stands in for tomato sauce, while a lightly browned phyllo topping adds both crispiness and flavor.
“Although chicken was a popular dinner dish in my childhood, I didn’t start coming to eat jerk chicken until I was a teenager.” -Ziggy Marley
Orzo pasta and chicken are baked in a rich tomato sauce laced with red wine and cinnamon in this crowd-pleasing Greek dish - it'll have your family yelling opa! by the end of the meal.
Chef Nathan Lyon of the Clean Eating Academy explains how to roast a perfect, juicy chicken every time.
Not only are they budget-friendly and delicious, lentils are an excellent source of fiber and protein that rev up your metabolism and keep you feeling full. These recipes are sure to become staples in your house.
This clean chicken parm recipe is loaded with superfoods to give you a burst of energy and health benefits.
Creamy ricotta cheese adds decadence to these no-fuss, rolled-up chicken breasts. A smooth cauliflower purée and a buttery, lemony sauce will make this dish a dinner-party favorite. For extra color, garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley or oregano.
Ditch the deep fryer – these thin, crisp chicken fillets made in the skillet taste even better than the fried variety. Topped with a creamy slaw made with cabbage, cranberries, and yogurt, this makes for a full meal in a sandwich.
Smoked paprika is a time-strapped cook’s best friend – it instantly lends a smoky flavor and rich aroma to everything it touches. Here, it makes this saucy dish taste like it’s been simmering for hours. Bone-in chicken thighs are often sold with the skin still attached, but it’s easy to remove yourself: Simply grasp the edge of the skin with paper towel and pull it away in one go. Sprinkle with fresh herbs, such as oregano or basil, just before serving.
With a thick, stew-like base and a biscuity topping, this casserole is chicken pot pie meets chicken and dumplings – plus a whole lot of fresh veggies.
This enchilada-inspired casserole has a mild heat that's balanced by cooling yogurt. If you already have cooked chicken on hand, you can skip the first step - if doing so, you'll only need 2 cups broth.
We elevated this roast chicken dish with a creamy apple celeriac slaw that adds crunch and flavor to this classic dish.
Served with a side of crisp salad, these decadent kebabs are made up of sweet pineapple, bell pepper and grilled chicken cubes wrapped in savory ham. Our homemade creamy dressing is tangy, cheesy and tastier than any bottled store-bought variety.
A tangy and refreshing cucumber yogurt dressing is the perfect accompaniment for this grilled chicken that gets a spicy kick from harissa sauce. When buying harissa, look for brands without additives or preservatives.
Perk up your Monday-through-Friday with five healthy seasonal meals that won’t break the bank.
Peak-season blueberries are the star of this fast and fresh biscuit that will have your dog woofing with joy.
Juicy peach breaks down into a luscious sweet sauce for chicken thighs in this rustic dish. To easily peel the peach, score an X in the bottom of the fruit and blanch it in a saucepan of boiling water until the skin begins to loosen, about 30 seconds. Transfer the peach to a bowl of ice water to chill; use a paring knife to peel away skin.
Dried shiitake mushrooms add delicious savory flavor to this protein-rich roll with chicken.
These five taco recipes are bright, bold and flavorful. You'll wish it was Taco Tuesday every night.
Light and refreshing lemon dressing pairs with savory goat cheese and antioxidant rich beets in this superfood salad.
This tomatillo salsa with lime juice and cumin does double duty as both a topper over the tacos as well as a sauce to simmer the beans in for maximum flavor.
Enjoy exotic flavors while on the go! Moroccan Chicken with fresh veggies and couscous which is beneficial for cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.
Zesty chicken sits inside crunchy Swiss chard leaves in this fajita recipe. And don't forget a big dollop of sour cream which we've remade into a lighter, dairy-free version.
Superfruit powers: Sure, papayas look exotic, but don’t let that deter you from picking up these nutritional powerhouses in the market. A little more than 1 cup of fresh papaya packs more than 300% of your daily need for vitamin C, which does wonders for your immune system. At 51/2 grams per serving, papayas are loaded with fiber and are also an excellent source of folate and beta-carotene, which aids in the formation of DNA and RNA and strengthens eye and reproductive health, respectively.
This salad features the bold and fruity flavors of cherry plus the boost of magnesium in quinoa can relax blood vessels and decrease headaches.
Enjoy the delicious tastes of the Hawaiian islands from the comfort of your own kitchen! Grilled pineapple, mango, and coconut flakes make a tropical trifecta of delicious vision boosting produce.
Chicken salad gets an upgrade in this recipe that combines slightly tart pomegranate seeds with creamy feta cheese and root vegetables.
Serve up a quick meal with this recipe for light and fresh chicken wraps. Bibb or Boston lettuce works great as a wrap for the chicken and quinoa filling while adding a nice crunch.
This easy, 30 minute recipe for potato salad is a great side for any cookout. The addition of chicken sausage ups the protein quotient.
Too hot to cook? No sweat! We’ve got you covered with our easiest-ever foil-packet meals for the grill. Simply wrap ’em up, throw ’em on the grill and toss away the mess!
Hoisin sauce delivers a sweet, salty and spicy punch to these sticky chicken wings. If you don’t have it on hand, it’s worth adding to your collection – the Asian sauce is a versatile glaze for grilled chicken, pork or steak, or mix it with water and arrowroot and use it as a stir-fry sauce.
Consider this saucy dish your no-sweat summer stir-fry alternative; it’s got all of the sweet-and-sour flavors but doesn’t require you to stand over a hot stove to prepare.
Sweet, juicy grilled peaches add a lovely warm-weather flair to this salad packed to the brim with beautiful vegetables. The true star of this meal, though, is the creamy cashew dressing spiked with just a touch of cayenne. If you have time, we suggest making the candied pecans as they add an addictive sweet-salty crunch.
We’ve got 20 effortless, scrumptious ways to turn your family’s all-time favorite protein into a completely satisfying and healthy meal. Consider your weeknight dinners solved with these Clean Eating chicken recipes!
The aromas from this homemade green curry paste with ginger, lemongrass and chiles in this slow-cooker meal will fill your kitchen.
Parmesan cheese, almonds and baguette cubes add a twist to a traditional breaded chicken. Paired with a tomato roasted red pepper sauce, this makes for a complete meal served over our Lemon & Oregano Zucchini Linguine.
We tossed thinly sliced chicken breast in Middle Eastern spices before smothering it with a lemony tahini sauce in this wrap served over whole-wheat pita.