Quick & Healthy Chicken Recipes

These recipes are lower in calories and fat -- but they're so delicious you'll forget they're good for you, too.

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Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

    With a cool mix of mint, cucumber, green onion, and yogurt for its sauce, this chicken dish is refreshing and tasty.

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots

    When you want to add something special to dinner, peel and quarter some shallots and toss them into a pan with boneless chicken breast halves. The sweet, caramelized flavor of the shallots adds a pleasing dimension to this super-simple recipe.

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    Skip the bottled barbecue sauce and whip up your own savory, low-calorie creation for this sandwich. Mix shredded chicken into the sauce, then dish it out on whole wheat hamburger buns for a healthy alternative that's high in protein.

Southwest Chicken Skillet

    When you crave a little Southwestern flair, add some zing to chicken strips with black beans, salsa, zucchini, and corn. Wrap it all up in a warm whole wheat tortilla or enjoy it all on its own.

Thai-Style Chicken Pizza

    A whole wheat pita round makes a delicious crust for this chicken and vegetable pizza. Bake the rounds before adding the peanut sauce and toppings for a crisp crunch.

Mango-Chili Chicken Stir-Fry

    Mango chutney, chili garlic sauce, and fresh ginger give this Asian-inspired dish irresistible spicy-sweet flavor.

Chicken with Roquefort Sauce

    Top juicy chicken breasts and sweet pear halves with a zippy sauce made from yogurt, Roquefort cheese, chives, onion, and white pepper.

Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

    A fat-free sour cream and mushroom sauce makes this low-fat chicken dish extra rich.

Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

    Fresh cilantro brightens this healthy chicken dish, while honey-roasted peanuts lend a delightful crunch.

Curried Chicken Casserole in a Bowl

    Chicken, peas, mayonnaise, red pepper, and bottled mango chutney are stirred into flavorful couscous to create this simple 15-minute meal.

Ginger-Spiced Chicken

    Coriander, cinnamon, ginger, and paprika give orange juice-marinated chicken breasts a hint of Moroccan flavor.

Lime and Tangerine Chicken Breasts

    A bubbly sauce of citrus juice and herbs adds delicious flavor (without all the fat and calories) to sauteed chicken breasts.

Roasted Cranberry Chicken

    A tangy cranberry sauce turns roasted chicken into a delicious and healthy supper. Serve it with brown rice.

Squash-Quinoa Soup

    Quinoa, a tiny beadlike grain, gives this chicken and butternut squash soup a slight crunch. Serve it with whole wheat crackers.

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken

    Filled with hearty white kidney beans, plum tomatoes, and shredded chicken, this parsley-flavored pasta dish makes a delicious and good-for-you supper.

Chicken Chili

    Brimming with tender chicken and white kidney beans, this fiery slow-cooker favorite owes its bold flavor to a zesty mix of cumin, oregano, garlic, and chile peppers.

Kale, Lentil and Chicken Soup

    Antioxidant-rich kale combines with red lentils, chicken, carrots, and juicy tomatoes to make this beautiful soup. Pungent garlic adds bold flavor.

Fast Chicken and Rice

    Here's a great solution for hectic weeknights: Combine chicken, brown rice, peas, almonds, and your favorite bottled stir-fry sauce and bake for 10 minutes.

Sesame and Ginger Chicken

    A blend of crushed red pepper and Asian-style sesame-ginger dressing adds a delicious kick to this simple chicken dinner. Honey-roasted peanuts add crunch.

Sesame Chicken Salad

    Orange juice, rice vinegar, and sesame oil flavor this light Asian-inspired chicken salad. Crunchy veggies and toasted sesame seeds complete the lively combination.

Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta

    The next time you're tempted to get takeout, whip up this low-fat chicken stir-fry made with Chinese egg noodles and a medley of red sweet peppers, snow pea pods, and protein-rich nuts. Add garlic to a bottle of stir-fry sauce to pull this dish together in less than 30 minutes.

Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

    Red, yellow, and green sweet peppers give chicken strips a colorful twist in this quick-to-fix fajita favorite. Served in a whole wheat tortilla with a sprinkling of cheese and an easy-to-make salsa, these low-fat wraps have loads of flavor.

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