Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes

Discover easy, healthy chicken breast recipes that make dinner fun again. Because chicken breasts are naturally lean, each entree has less than 400 calories, fewer than 19 grams fat, and more than 12 grams protein. You'll find fresh chicken stir-fry recipes, healthy chicken casserole recipes, and other healthy chicken dinner recipes that your whole family will love.

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    Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken

    This grilled chicken recipe goes international thanks to a spice blend of fresh turmeric, ginger, and coriander seeds. Make this protein-packed dish a meal by serving over basmati rice.

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    Chicken with Minted Yogurt Sauce

    Go Greek! This grilled chicken breast recipe is topped with a chunky tzatziki-style sauce. Serve it with a fresh, crisp Romaine salad topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, red onion, and a sprinkle of feta cheese.

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    Chicken and Vegetable Saute

    Chicken and veggies? Yes, please! Cut chicken breasts into strips, then stir up this vibrant chicken dinner in 30 minutes. Great Northern beans add even more protein— this dish clocks in at a whopping 43 grams.

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    Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

    We'll never pass up a meal of chicken and potatoes—especially one that's ready in 30 minutes and clocks in at just 255 calories. Sprinkle on a little extra thyme before serving to keep your family members coming back for seconds.

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    Sweet Hot Coriander Chicken

    Is it sweet or spicy? Thanks to a mix of brown sugar, Sriracha, and chili powder, this skillet chicken recipe is both. If you really want this dish to bring the fire, feel free to add an extra dash of Sriracha.

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    Almond-Crusted Chicken

    Coat chicken breasts in almonds and panko bread crumbs, and you'll get the crunchiest coating ever. Once the chicken is done cooking, add spinach to the pan for a quick veggie side to serve with your chicken breast dinner.

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    Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

    Cut your chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, and you're all set to make this chicken and broccoli stir-fry. Season this Asian-inspired dish with soy sauce, fresh ginger, and chili paste, and serve over rice for a better-than-takeout dinner.

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    Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

    Make your own salsa verde for this healthy chicken casserole to control sodium, yet give it a pop of fresh flavor. Cool down the spice for less adventurous eaters with a spoonful of light sour cream.

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    Pesto Chicken Packets

    No pans means no clean up. Make packets with parchment paper and fill them with chicken breasts, mushrooms, peppers, and pesto, then pop them in the microwave. Your dishwasher gets a break, and you get a delicious chicken and veggie dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.

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    Sweet Potato, Chicken, and Spinach in Browned Butter

    Sweet, nutty browned butter provides the perfect coating for the healthful combination of nutrient-packed sweet potatoes, chicken breast, and spinach. 

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    Korean-Style Chili-Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

    This healthy chicken stir-fry gets its sweet-hot character from Asian chili sauce and brown sugar. Top it off with an easy tangy pickled vegetable medley for a colorful flavor explosion.

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    Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Feta cheese is one of those ingredients where you need just a little bit to add lots of flavor, keeping fat in check. Top fresh vinaigrette-dressed greens with this stuffed chicken breast recipe for a weeknight dinner winner.

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    Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

    When you're looking for healthy chicken recipes for dinner, put this chicken dinner favorite at the top of your list. Roast fresh asparagus spears or any other seasonal veggie to serve alongside for more crucial nutrients.

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    Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

    Balsamic vinegar, with its hallmark dark color, syrupy body, and slight sweetness, packs a ton of flavor without adding any fat or (hardly any) calories. 

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    Herbed Chicken Orzo and Zucchini

    Make it easy to meet your daily dose of vegetables with this healthy chicken breast recipe. Half of a zucchini per serving adds a load of fiber and potassium with very few calories.

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    Citrus-Herb Marinated Chicken

    When you want easy healthy chicken recipes, reach for this light and lemony broiled chicken breast. For quick cleanup, line the broiler pan with foil. Toss together a crisp green salad dressed with a vinaigrette for a simple, summer side dish.

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    Corn Bread Chicken with Kale

    This healthy chicken breast recipe keeps fat in check with a light spritz of cooking spray before dredging the chicken in corn bread stuffing mix for a crispy coating. Get your superfood fix with the wilted kale tagalong.

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    Chicken Breasts with Herbs

    Have a chicken dinner recipe on the table in 30 minutes with pan-seared chicken breast topped with a fresh gremolata. Gremolata is a fresh parsley-garlic-lemon zest condiment that adds bright, intense flavor with little added fat or calories.

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    Buffalo Chicken and Rice

    Get all the flavors of your favorite wings appetizer in a slow-cooked rice bowl. Added veggies and brown rice turn a bar-and-grill heavyweight into a nutrition-packed healthy chicken dinner recipe.

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    Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

    Enjoy this classic and healthy chicken casserole on its own or with a side salad. For an added nutrition boost, spoon the saucy casserole over steamed cauliflower rice or broccoli spears.  

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    Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

    Control the sodium in this healthy chicken slow-cooker recipe by making your own seasoning blend. If you don't have all six spices, purchase a salt-free Cajun blend.

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    Chicken Breasts with Smoky Pepper Sauce

    Get this easy, healthy chicken breast recipe on the table in a hurry. Sauteed sweet peppers—loaded with vitamin C and fiber—make a colorful contribution to the tomatoey sauce.

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    Chicken Taco Casserole

    Dish up this easy, healthy chicken breast recipe for a complete meal that sneaks in nutrient-rich spinach and sweet peppers. Save a little money by cutting whole chicken breast halves into strips yourself instead of getting a package of chicken breast stir-fry strips.

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    Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo, and Grape Tomatoes

    This Greek-flavored chicken dinner is a touch over 400 calories, but it includes your veggies and pasta—making it a complete dinner. Lemon peel and juice punch up flavor without adding sodium or fat.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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