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Best chicken breast recipes with chicken salad and baked chicken
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20+ Best Chicken Breast Recipes

The best chicken breast recipes that are easy, satisfying, and anything but boring! From grilled to poached and baked chicken, you'll find tons of ideas in this list. Get started with my vibrant mandarin chicken salad below!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast, Chicken breast recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 553kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 4 mandarins peeled and separated
  • 1 avocado ripe and diced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • slivered almonds
  • black and white sesame seeds

Lemon Vinaigrette:


  • Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together and pour 3/4 of it into a container, along with the chicken to marinate. Ideally, you should marinate the chicken overnight but a few hours is fine as well.
    Marinating chicken for mandarin chicken salad
  • Preheat your oven to 425F and add the marinated chicken breasts to a baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
    Baking chicken for mandarin chicken salad
  • Shred the chicken using either a fork or a stand mixer. Then in a large mixing bowl, toss all the ingredients together. Drizzle the remaining lemon vinaigrette on top.
    A bowl of mandarin chicken salad next to serving spoons.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 2271mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 8673IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg