Affordable and endlessly customisable, chicken breast is popular for a reason. Go for the best meat you can afford, free range and corn fed if you can, and read our tips for baking chicken breasts to avoid it drying out in the oven.
Harissa chicken salad
A jar of harissa can keep in the fridge for several weeks and is a fantastic way to jazz up meat and vegetables with minimum effort. Coat chicken breasts with it and bake in the oven.
Recipe: harissa chicken salad
Baked chicken with apple and orange glaze
A sweet and slightly spicy glaze for chicken breasts baked in the oven and served with rice or mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Recipe: baked chicken with apple and orange glaze
Chicken salad with creamy tarragon dressing
Chicken and tarragon is an absolute classic, and here it is in salad form from Saga Magazine’s food columnist Diana Henry. Simmer chicken breasts in stock to cook or use up leftover roast chicken.
Recipe: salad of chicken and cherries with tarragon dressing
Baked lemongrass and chilli chicken
Low in fat and full of flavour, try this easy recipe for baked chicken fillets with lemongrass and chilli from renowned New Zealand chef Annabel Langbein.
Recipe: baked lemongrass and chilli chicken
Asparagus, chicken and feta salad with a chilli dressing
A warm salad for changeable spring days, this healthy chicken recipe is full of fresh flavours and extremely quick to put together, making it a perfect lunch of light supper.
Recipe: asparagus, chicken and feta salad
Chilli chicken and mushroom tagliatelle
A quick and delicious pasta meal that’s perfect for when you’re in a rush. Simply fry sliced chicken breast with chilli, onion and garlic, mushrooms and pesto while the pasta is boiling and then combine.
Recipe: chilli chicken and mushroom tagliatelle
Chicken noodle pho
Pho is an extremely quick, easy and healthy Vietnamese soup recipe. The chicken can be cooked on a ridge frying pan to develop its flavour and give it distinctive stripes.
Recipe: chicken noodle pho