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8 Light and Tasty Dinners Made With Ground Chicken

If you're looking to cut back on red meat, or just want to eat a bit healthier, then you need to add lean ground chicken to your shopping list. It makes easy, fast, and low-cost meals that are perfect when you have a hungry family to feed. You can still have your old favorites like chili and burgers, but relish the fact that they're a little healthier and cheaper made with ground chicken. Here are 8 easy recipes to get you started.

1. Quinoa Chicken

This one-dish dinner combines chicken, quinoa, and a can of tomatoes. It's simple to make, and and even easier to clean-up afterwards.

Quinoa Chicken

Photo by LilSnoo

2. Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers

These spicy chicken burgers are a healthier, tastier, and cheaper alternative to regular beef burgers. The cilantro, lime, and guacamole add a delicious Mexican flavor.

Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers

Photo by Terry E.

3. Larb - Laotian Chicken Mince

This recipe uses chicken thighs ground up in the food processor, but to save yourself some time, you can use packaged ground chicken. This dish is full of fresh herbs, and eastern spices, and makes for a really light and delicious dinner in a lettuce wrap.

Larb - Laotian Chicken Mince

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

4. Chicken and Chorizo Chili

This scrumptious chili is rich with chicken, beans, beer, and chorizo sausage. Serve with some sour cream and tortilla chips, and you have a very satisfying family meal.

Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Photo by Linda T

5. Bill's Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Buffalo chicken Sloppy Joes  served with warm, buttery, biscuits taste divine, especially with  blue cheese dressing on the side.

Bill's Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Photo by Soup Lovin Nicole

6. Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

You won't miss the red meat, when you taste these cheesy, chicken meatballs. Serve with some pasta to make it a full dinner.

Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Photo by CC

7. Chef John's Chicken Satay Burger

If you like your burger a little more exotic, you'll love Chef John's Satay burger. Watch and see how easy it is to make them.

8. Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf

This tangy chicken meatloaf is a really family winner. According to Jessica Warder Ellis, "It tasted like a chicken dinner with all the fixin's -- all in one loaf! ... The kids loved it."

Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.