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9 New High-Protein Dinners to Make This Week

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Shrimp Pad Thai

This iconic Thai recipe features rice noodles stir-fried in a wok with a sauce that strikes the perfect balance of tangy, salty, and sweet. Along with the noodles, pad thai typically includes shrimp, tofu, scrambled eggs, bean sprouts, and aromatics like garlic, shallot, and scallions.

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Honey-Garlic Chicken Casserole

Perfect for when you want a stir-fry with less mess, this casserole uses precooked brown rice to minimize prep time. Simply combine with chicken, honey, and garlic for a quick and delicious meal.

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Spiced Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

A Mediterranean-inspired dish featuring roasted bell peppers stuffed with a flavorful pilaf-style filling of couscous and lentils. Everything is drizzled with a fresh cucumber yogurt sauce, making these stuffed peppers a satisfying option for both plant and meat eaters.

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Ham & Spinach Quiche

Ideal for any meal from brunch to dinner, this crustless quiche is easy to prepare on short notice. Swap out the Cheddar cheese for Gruyère or use Swiss chard instead of spinach for a different flavor twist.

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Crispy Popcorn Chicken

Bite-sized pieces of fried chicken that are perfect for snacking. Serve them with dipping sauces like ketchup, mustard, or ranch dressing, or use them as a topping for salads or in sandwiches.

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Tajín Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Tajín, a Mexican chile-lime seasoning, adds a spicy and acidic punch to shrimp. Opt for low-sodium chile-lime seasoning or make your own with chili powder, lime zest, and lime juice. Use pre-prepared pineapple for faster preparation.

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Skillet Bruschetta Chicken

A protein-packed version of the Italian appetizer, replacing toasted bread with chicken cutlets. The dish features a vibrant chopped tomato topping and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Top with shaved Parmesan or chopped olives for extra flavor.

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Chicken Milanese with Arugula-Cherry Tomato Salad

Breaded and pan-fried chicken cutlets served with a side salad and a squeeze of lemon. This recipe skips pan-frying in favor of baking the chicken in the oven. Preheating the pan helps achieve a crispy crust, so don't skip that step.

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Cheesy Spinach & Chicken alla Vodka Sandwich

This sandwich is full of textures and flavors, featuring crispy chicken cutlets smothered in creamy tomato sauce, wilted spinach, and gooey mozzarella cheese. For a healthier alternative, you can coat the chicken cutlets with cooking spray and cook them in an air fryer at 375°F for about 5 minutes on each side.