Healthy Chicken Recipes for Summer
Chicken Andouille-Stuffed Peppers with Roasted Green Beans
Peak green bean season runs from May to September, so there’s essentially no wrong day during summer to whip up this sheet-pan supper. Stuffed with lean chicken sausage and brown rice, each 300-calorie pepper half is overflowing with nutrition (and Cajun spice!).
Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad
Instead of peaches and cream, try peaches and chicken pasta. The natural sweetness perks up this nutritionally balanced summer salad. For an extra seasonal touch, garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Chicken Thighs with Three-Seed Tomatoes and Greens
Chicken and tomatoes are a classic Italian combo, and they take center stage in this easy skillet supper. Two cups of ripe grape tomatoes start the nicely spicy pan sauce for the boneless chicken thighs, while Swiss chard bumps up the vitamins.
Thai Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple
Beautifully glazed in a sweet-and-sour Thai sauce, this grilled chicken satay is the perfect healthy recipe for your summer cookout. Pair the chicken skewers with fresh pineapple and warm cooked rice for a nutritious dinner with international flavor.
Roasted Vegetable-Chicken Sausage Pizza
Ditch the delivery tonight. This chicken sausage pizza uses up the random mix of veggies in your fridge, plus it requires just one pan so cleaning up is (almost) as easy as enjoying a slice.
Rotisserie Chicken Banh Mi
Thanks to shortcut ingredients like rotisserie chicken, this Vietnamese-inspired chicken sandwich is ready in just 30 minutes. Light mayonnaise and reduced-sodium soy sauce are simple swaps that keep the fat and sodium levels in check.
Chicken with Minted Yogurt Sauce
Seasoned grilled chicken gets a summer twist with the help of cool cucumber, red sweet pepper, and a creamy minted yogurt sauce. Greek yogurt and chicken combine to pack this low-calorie chicken recipe with 24 grams of protein per serving.
Chicken Frittata with Chimichurri
Fitting for brunch or dinner, this 25-minute recipe ends the "which came first" debate by bringing together chicken and eggs in this protein-rich, gluten-free recipe. Serve with a side salad (fruit or vegetable) to round out the healthy summer menu.
Chicken and Strawberry Panzanella
Calling all volume eaters! You can dig in to almost 3 cups of this seasonal bread salad recipe and feel zero guilt about it. Each serving packs in 38 grams of protein and just 5 grams of sugar. To speed up prep, we call for starting with rotisserie or leftover chicken.
Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder
This light chicken chowder gets its creamy texture from instant mashed potato flakes. Brimming with fresh sweet corn, green sweet pepper, and chunks of chicken breast, the entire summer soup recipe takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
Tortellini and Garden Vegetable Bake
This creamy chicken casserole is brimming with bright summer vegetables, which is perfect for seasonal potlucks and picnics. Prepare the bubbly bake 24 hours in advance for a speedy dinner solution.
Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
Tight on time? Try this easy low-calorie chicken recipe that comes together in one skillet. Poultry joins a supporting cast of crisp-tender asparagus, fresh tomatoes, crunchy carrots, and a drizzle of sweet balsamic dressing.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Toss seasoned chicken with fresh greens, juicy red grapes, and creamy goat cheese for a dinner recipe that hits four food groups. A sprinkle of pine nuts adds the perfect amount of crunch to the gluten-free chicken salad.
Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad
Fresh lime juice adds tart citrus flavor to this bright chicken pasta salad. Balance it with spicy jalapeño, sweet peppers, and creamy avocado for a 350-calorie lunch option that's simply irresistible.
Chicken Enchilada Wraps
Skip the mess (and the calories) by putting our custom enchilada sauce inside the tortilla. A zippy blend of cheddar cheese and sour cream gets a Mexican kick from green chiles and cilantro. Mix it, wrap it, and serve it for a fiesta-worthy chicken dinner that's as fun as it is healthy.
Chicken with Summer Squash
Transform purchased roasted rotisserie chicken into a summertime hit with bright yellow grape tomatoes and tender summer squash. Add a layer of fresh arugula leaves for a one-skillet meal with 42 grams of protein.
Rosemary-laced panko and chopped almonds team up to give this chicken recipe a bold but healthy crunch. Boost the vitamin content by serving on a bed of wilted cabbage, then sprinkle with black pepper and fresh mint.
Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese
Tossed in a light honey-orange vinaigrette, this easy whole grain pasta dish gets fresh flavor from cherry tomatoes, crumbly feta, and a bed of baby spinach. Grilled chicken gives the healthy recipe extra protein.