Cook once and eat twice with our go-to chicken recipe

All recipes in this post developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook.

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This smoky, juicy chicken tastes like it just came off the grill. That’s why you’re going to want to sauté enough for tonight’s dinner (for two) and tomorrow’s lunch (for one). Mmm.

Smokin’ Paprika Chicken

Time: 15 minutes 

Serves 3. 

½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the chicken. Add the chicken and turn to coat.

2. In a large non-stick pan, sauté the chicken over medium heat until cooked through, about 5-8 minutes, turning once.

Per serving (1 chicken breast):

  • Calories: 290
  • Total fat: 13 g
  • Sat fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 0 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Sodium: 270 mg

Dinner for Two

Add a quick-cooking whole grain like quinoa and some colorful stir-fried veggies to two of the chicken breasts. You’ve got dinner for two in under 30 minutes!


Lunch for One

Cut up the one leftover chicken breast and add it to a salad. Try leaf lettuce, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. Toss with a creamy dressing like green goddess, ranch, or Caesar.

Photos: Kate Sherwood/CSPI.

The information in this post first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.


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