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4 One-Pan Chicken Dishes To Cook This Weekend For Easy Weight Loss

November 21, 2021 by Merrell Readman
shefinds | Food

When searching for a lean source of protein which will help to boost your metabolism and allow you to achieve weight loss with ease, chicken is one of the best and most versatile options on the menu. Packed with protein and generally coming at 165 calories per 3.5 oz, chicken can be cooked in a variety of unique and flavorful ways to allow you to lose weight without getting bored and sacrificing delicious meals.

If you’re working towards healthy weight loss and are looking for easy recipes which make very little mess in the kitchen while keeping you full for hours, these four single-pan recipes are the perfect fit to fuel your busy life.

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Citrus Glazed Chicken

If you’re looking for a more unique flavor comparable to something you may order from a restaurant, this citrus glazed chicken is the recipe for you. Cooked with orange slices and an array of seasonal vegetables to increase the nutritional value of your meal, this dish is a great way to experiment with a variety of fresh herbs to please your palate while losing weight.

Ingredients: Chicken thighs, salt, black pepper, two oranges, lime, honey, low-sodium soy sauce, Dijon mustard, rosemary, thyme, crushed red pepper, brussels sprouts, olive oil, cornstarch 

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner

This easy and decadent dinner is packed with flavor while also served with a side of fresh veggies and potatoes for a balanced meal of protein, carbs, and fat. Throw your ingredients together on a sheet pan and you can make a delicious meal in bulk to keep you full throughout the week while serving incredible flavor.

Ingredients: Chicken breast, green beans, red potatoes, olive oil, garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper

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Chicken with Bacon & Acorn Squash

For a seasonal recipe perfect for cool fall nights, this chicken and acorn squash sheet pan dinner will fill you up and fuel healthy weight loss, coming in at 460 calories per serving. A great source of protein and healthy carbs, this combination of ingredients is unbeatable.

Ingredients: Brown sugar bourbon bacon, butter, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, salt, chicken breast, acorn squash, sage

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Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

Rich and flavorful but also great for weight loss, this protein rich meal also includes broccoli as a great fiber source to help fill you up and reduce snacking after dinner. Make extras to save for leftovers throughout the week or host a dinner party--your guests will be impressed with your adept skills in the kitchen.

Ingredients: Olive oil, butter, honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic cloves, oregano, dried basil, salt and pepper, red baby potatoes, skinless chicken breasts, broccoli, parsley

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Author: Merrell Readman

Associate Editor

Merrell Readman is an Associate Editor at SheFinds Media. When she isn't trying out new recipes and making a mess of the kitchen, she can be found covering the latest on wellness, beauty, fashion and celebrity news. You can reach Merrell at merrell@shefinds.com.

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