Add Some BOOM to Your Chicken Breast

Nothing like a reliable and satiating source of protein with which you create dozens upon dozens of different dishes. Chicken is a go-to center of many meals. As a lean meat, you can serve up about three to four ounces every day if you wanted to! It comes down to what you put on the chicken and how you prepare it. No one likes a boring breast! Stock your kitchen with a few bold spices and sauces to keep "bland" at bay.

Salsa: It's almost too easy. Pick up some fresh salsa to store in your fridge and add it to a bowl of shredded chicken for a fiesta in your mouth. Get the Clean Eating Chipotle Chicken Bowl recipe here.

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Pesto, presto! Add a dollop of pesto to a skinless chicken breast, top with cheese and tomato slices if you want. Slide it into the oven for a simple and savory meal. Find the Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake details here.

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(Photo: Skinnytaste)

Sugar and spice: Make your own sweet rub with brown sugar and a little paprika. Throw the rub and the chicken into a bag; shake, shake, shake and bake, bake, bake. Get a little more fancy here.

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(Photo: Rachel Schultz)

Four friends: This is the tale of how four unlikely kitchen condiments came together to form a lasting bond via chicken marinade: brown sugar, soy sauce, oil and vinegar. Find the portions here and get to grilling!

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(Photo: No Biggie)

Simply balsamic: You'll need a bottle of it in vinaigrette form, choose your strength (amount) and pour into a bag with the chicken. Let the meat soak it up overnight or at least for 30 minutes. Bake it, grill it, sear it, but be sure to enjoy it in a salad or wrap. Add some cheese crumbles for a creamy complement. Try the salad recipe here.

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(Photo: Closet Cooking)

Dress it up: If you're staring at a dish of plain chicken, don't worry, you can save it. Quickly whip up a little Oriental-inspired dressing with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, a little mayonnaise, brown sugar and garlic powder. Shred the chicken and mix it all together. It tastes like winning. Get the entire recipe for Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps here.

Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wrap

Taco Tuesday: Maybe it's not Tuesday, but you can totally get away with tacos anytime! Sub chicken in for the feature meat and sprinkle this lively group on top: chili, garlic and onion powders, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Get the portions and nutrition here!

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