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Who doesn’t love eating grilled chicken breast? Grilled chicken breast is a staple dinner in my house. We must have it at least once a week. The only problem is that I can’t stand eating the same thing all the time. My husband and the boys love to eat the same meals over and over, but I just get board with the same dish. So in order to keep everyone happy at dinner time, I make the same grilled chicken breast that my boys can rely on, but I change up the way it is served. I have 8 different grilled chicken breast dinners that I rotate through over a two month period. This way I never feel like I am eating the same thing for dinner every night!
A few weeks ago, I shared a post about what type of blogger I am. And for those of you that missed it, I’d like to clarify that I am not a food blogger!
Nope, not really interested in writing food recipes.
I’m just a mom, who likes to cook (most of the time.) I make the same things over and over and just add a little twist or a small change to my family’s favorite meals. You know chicken vs steak tacos, or spaghetti vs baked ziti.
Sure, I cook new recipes every once in a while, but they rarely turn out the way I hoped. Usually, I love the new dish and my husband or the boys hate it. I’ve been told that “I think everything tastes wonderful!” Oh, well! You can’t win them all right?
A grilled chicken breast for dinner is on my standard meal plan rotation.
Most of the time, I just use my grill pan. and cook the chicken on the stove top. I really don’t like fiddling with the grill. It’s too much work to drag everything outside. And I always end up using too many dishes in an effort not to cross contaminate the food.
I know some people love cooking outdoors, but here in South Florida it is just too hot to be grilling chicken over an open fire every week! I just like my grill pan. It’s easy:)
Grilled Chicken 8 Ways
I’d like to clarify that I make grilled chicken only one way. I make it the exact same way every time. (Season chicken breast with Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder then Grill). I just change up the last step depending on the recipe of the night. Also, all of the options below can be served with or without a bun. Sometimes I feel like a sandwich and sometimes I don’t. (Or maybe I forgot to buy the buns at the store?)
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich: A great easy alternative to the Hamburger. Just add lettuce, tomato, onions, and ketchup! Oh and pickles too!
- Buffalo Chicken: Once the chicken is fully cooked just brush both sides with your favorite buffalo sauce and cook another minute. Finish off with some blue cheese or ranch. Don’t forget the celery!
- BLT Chicken: Slice the grilled chicken and serve it on toast with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Mayo optional!
- Chicken Parmesean: Brush sun-dried tomato pesto on both sides of fully cooked chicken breast. Grill another minute and sprinkle with Parmesean cheese and some mozzarella. I like to serve with a salad and pasta.
- BBQ Chicken: Brush both sides with your favorite BBQ sauce. I like to serve on a roll with some coleslaw but the kids just like it plain. If you don’t like coleslaw, then bacon, cheddar and onions are a nice choice too.
- California Style: Add some sliced avocado or guacamole. More bacon and ranch!
- Chicken Cesear: I make this classic salad with bottled dressing and add the chicken on top. But the kids prefer it on a bun with a small amount of lettuce mixed with the Cesar dressing.
- Grilled Chicken with Mushrooms and Onions: I saute the mushrooms and onions in a pan and then add them onto of the cooked chicken breast. Makes a yummy open faced sandwich too.
Grilled chicken breast is so versatile. I know this is why I make it every week. I’m sure I’m not the only mom who gets board cooking the same dinners all the time. Adding some finishing touches to your grilled chicken is sure to be a crowd pleaser in your family.
I’d love to add more selections to my list above! Please share your favorite way to eat grilled chicken breast in the comments below.