Poultry happens to be a staple in many of our diets and favorite foods. Not only is it versatile, but oftentimes considered a healthy, lean, protein source. And today we celebrate it! In honor of National Poultry Day we’re serving up some healthy, delicious, and easy to make poultry recipes your friends and family will love. Check out our top ten favorite options:
Crispy Baked Chicken (via A Spicy Perspective)
This recipe for bake, crispy chicken is a great alternative to fried chicken cutlets. The coating is made with Panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and dijon mustard for a crispy chicken cutlet with tons of flavor that is healthy too!
Turkey Cucumber Lettuce Wraps (via Just A Pinch)
These light and satisfying turkey lettuce wraps make a great lunch or high protein snack. You can use slices of avocado, swiss cheese, honey mustard, or any other add-in you’d like to make these lettuce wraps your own!
Baked Chicken Parmesan (via Skinny Taste)
Much lighter than – but just as delicious as – traditional Chicken Parmesan, this baked “chicken parm” recipe is easy to make and has way less calories. Top with fresh tomato sauce and low-fat cheese for a delicious and satisfying dinner.
Marinated Chicken Skewers (via A Hint Of Honey)
These chicken skewers are flavorful and packed with protein and make a great lunch or dinner any day of the week. Stacked with fresh vegetables and marinated chicken, these skewers are great by themselves or on top of salad or rice.
Turkey Bean Burgers (via Taste Of Home)
Perfect for lunch or any nighttime summer BBQ, this black bean and turkey burger recipe is packed with protein and fiber. Topped with mushrooms, onions, or just some cheddar cheese, these burgers are totally delicious and way healthier than traditional beef burgers.
Healthy Chicken Salad (via Fit Sugar)
Made with fresh apples, walnuts, plain yogurt, and chicken, this healthy chicken salad is great for any meal. You could enjoy this in a lettuce wrap, on a sandwich, or on Ritz crackers (my favorite). In addition, it makes for the perfect party dish!
Turkey Taco Pizza (via Jeanette’s Healthy Living)
This delicious traditional pizza alternative is gluten-free, guilt-free, and totally amazing. Topped with fresh veggies and lean ground turkey, this pizza recipe is hearty, filling, and great for dinner or as a late lunch.
Turkey Roast with Pear Chutney (via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)
This sweet and savory combination is great for dinner and makes a great comfort food meal. The pear chutney is sweet and delicious and goes so well on top of freshly roasted turkey. You can use the leftovers and make a killer sandwich, too!
Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets (via All You)
This chicken nugget recipe is crunchy, crispy, kid-friendly, and totally delicious. Made with pretzels and baked rather than fried, these chicken nuggets make the perfect weeknight dinner for your friends and family.
Turkey Meatballs (via Food Network)
These turkey meatballs are easy to make and completely satisfying. Top with spicy tomato sauce and serve with spaghetti squash (or whole wheat, brown rice, and other varieties of pasta) for a satisfying meal you can make in minutes.
Do you have a favorite go-to poultry dish?