Healthy Chicken Recipes

Expand your dinner repertoire with these easy, healthy chicken recipes. Each nutritious dish has fewer than 400 calories per serving, proving you can make guilt-free chicken recipes that taste like an indulgence.

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    Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

    Opt for boneless chicken thighs and you can have this colorful, sauced-up dinner on the table in 40 minutes. This quick, healthy chicken recipe comes together in one skillet and is as easy as one (cook the prosciutto and chicken), two (saute the veggies as the meat rests), three (stir together the sauce and mix everything together).

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    Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken

    To "glue" the healthy chicken seasoning of turmeric, ginger, garlic, and more to the chicken, mix everything with Greek yogurt! Pour the warmly-spiced mix over the meat, allow it to marinate overnight, then grill. This is one low-calorie chicken recipe that will change the way you think about white meat!

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    Chicken Veggie Pizza

    Leave the jar of Alfredo on the supermarket shelf. This easy, healthy chicken recipe will teach you how to create a DIY white sauce, then take it to the next level with sauteed mushrooms. Spread it on a whole-wheat pizza crust, sprinkle on leftover chicken, tomato, spinach, and cheese, and your simple, family-friendly dinner is done.

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    Soba Noodle Bowl

    It’s hard to believe this fully-loaded noodle bowl comes together in 25 minutes, but it’s true! Poach the chicken right in the broth mixture to make this quick, healthy chicken recipe a one-pot meal.

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    Chicken Saltimbocca

    A crispy pancetta topping adds a salty and satisfying touch to this healthy chicken breast recipe. For a sharp flavor and texture contrast, try this entree atop a fennel and onion salad.

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    Burrito Bowls

    While you can make our Burrito Bowls with pork loin, we recommend this healthy chicken tenderloin recipe variation. With roasted cauliflower rice, plenty of Mexican-seasoned vegetables, beans, and cheese, this healthy chicken recipe is perfect for gluten-free diners.

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    Chicken, Broccoli, and Farro Casserole

    Farro, a chewy, hearty whole grain, makes for a nutritious swap for white rice in this easy, healthy chicken casserole recipes. If you can't find farro, try brown rice in the mix with other nutritious teammates: broccoli, Greek yogurt, mushrooms, and chicken breast pieces.

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    Rosemary and Ravioli Chicken Soup

    Healthy chicken soup recipes don't come much simpler than this. Combine broth, veggies, herbs, leftover chicken, and store-bought ravioli in a big pot. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Scoop up with a spoon and relish in the fact that this tastes-like-slow-cooked soup took just 35 minutes to prepare!

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    Chicken Frittata with Chimichurri

    Brunch, cocktail hour, dinner...there's no wrong time to serve an easy, healthy chicken dish. Before noon, we love fueling up with this low-calorie Mexican egg skillet that has three strong sources of protein: shredded chicken, beans, and eggs.

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    Chicken Cacciatore

    Fresh mushrooms, garlic, and sweet peppers bring immense flavor to this healthy chicken dinner recipe. Add a sprinkling of parsley and bold Kalamata olives before serving to make this chicken recipe even more special.

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    Roasted Chicken Banh Mi

    These French-Vietnamese sandwiches use Sriracha and soy sauces to offer up big Asian flavor on traditional French baguette slices. Filled with roasted chicken breast, cucumber, shredded carrots, and fresh cilantro, they make a surprisingly low-cal chicken sandwich.

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    Sweet Hot Coriander Chicken

    We bet you have everything you need for this sweet and spicy healthy chicken recipe in your kitchen already. A few spice cabinet mainstays, Sriracha, OJ, and chicken breasts are all that's required! Try this 257-calorie main with roasted potatoes or veggies—or stack it between two slices of bread for a healthy chicken sandwich recipe.

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    Orange Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice

    Hey red meat devotees: Delicious, healthy chicken recipes do exist! Even the most ardent steak and potato fans won't be able to deny the appeal of this dark meat chicken dish that's inspired by a Chinese restaurant classic. To keep the calorie count in check, plate with caramelized cauliflower rice instead of a higher carb side.

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    Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad

    Convert the picnic staple from starchy side to well-balanced meal. This healthy chicken pasta recipe tastes like summer on a plate, with sauteed chicken, peaches, and basil joining forces to create this 323-calorie stunner.

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    Oven-Fried Chicken

    A coating of crushed cornflakes and spices adds extra flavor to this decadent, feel-good dish. Bake this delicious healthy chicken recipe in the oven instead of frying to enjoy comfort food without all the calories.

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    Potluck Chicken Tetrazzini

    Fresh asparagus, mushrooms, and sweet peppers intertwine with rotisserie or leftover chicken and pasta in this healthy chicken casserole recipe. Not only does this all-in-one dish have just 282 calories per serving, but it also takes less than an hour from start to finish for a speedy supper.

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    Harvest Chicken Lentil Chili

    High-fiber foods, like lentils, have been proven to reduce your risk of heart disease. Those little legumes, along with a whole can of fiber-rich pumpkin, make this hearty stew one of the most heart-healthy chicken recipes you'll ever serve and savor.

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    Italian Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Salad

    Clocking in at just 249 calories for the entire dinner of roasted chicken breast and vegetables, this light entree leaves enough wiggle room to transform it into a healthy chicken wrap recipe without doing diet damage. Just toss everything in a tortilla, roll, and devour.

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    Chicken Enchilada Wraps

    The spicy seasonings and fresh ingredients for these spiral sandwiches come together in just 25 minutes, making this wrap recipe a delicious option for any weeknight meal. Save even more time by preparing the filling in advance—just cover and chill for up to 24 hours before assembling.

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    Chicken-and-Apple Curry Soup

    Apples (both chopped and juice) give this healthy chicken soup recipe a hint of natural sweetness. Along with the savory chicken, you have a dream flavor duo—especially come fall comfort food season. Each big bowl is less than 300 calories, so you have our permission to add a roll to round out the meal and soak up every last drop.

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    Easy Chicken Tikka Masala

    Baked chicken gets pumped full of flavor in this Indian-spiced dish. Pair it with brown rice and top with fresh cilantro to create a tasty and exotic chicken recipe that's just as good as takeout (and way better for you).

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    Cilantro-Lime Pasta Salad

    Combine whole-wheat pasta with protein-packed grilled chicken, vitamin-rich veggies and fruit, and a zesty lime-cilantro vinaigrette for a fresh and filling take on pasta salad. If you have leftover meat handy, feel free to use it in this healthy chicken pasta recipe rather than starting from scratch.

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    Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

    The peanut butter base of this healthy chicken soup recipe gives it richness and a mild nutty taste, while Cajun seasoning and cilantro brighten the flavors. Use your slow cooker to make this easy meal even more convenient.

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    Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Skillet

    This healthy chicken breast recipe features savory bacon, fresh asparagus spears, summer squash, and golden-browned chicken for a skillet supper full of flavor. All this for fewer than 300 calories per serving!

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    Roasted Indian Chicken, Vegetables, and Chickpeas

    Don't spend the evening washing dishes; this well-seasoned chicken dinner requires only one pan for a no-fuss meal. Bold flavor from mustard, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and lime transform chicken from "ho-hum" to "oh, yum!"

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    Chimichurri Chicken

    Top grilled chicken with this Argentinean parsley-garlic sauce for a punch of vibrancy. Lemon-seasoned green beans add nutrients to the meal while keeping this heart-healthy chicken recipe surprisingly low in calories.

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    Asian Chicken Salad

    A bold oil-and-vinegar dressing made with soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, garlic, and ginger gives this main-dish salad tremendous Asian flavor. Start with quick-cooking thin-sliced chicken breast halves and you can have this healthy chicken salad recipe on the table in less than 25 minutes.

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    Honey-Lime Rice Salad

    Piled high with two kinds of rice, chicken, and lots of produce, this easy, healthy chicken dish is hardly ordinary. The fresh and hearty main-dish salad gets subtle tang from a dressing of lime juice, honey, and oil.

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    Chicken and Hummus Pitas

    Combine lean, protein-rich chicken with another nutritious sandwich addition: hummus! Slather on a double dose of the chickpea spread to keep the chicken tucked safely in the pitas—and to score more fiber and some healthy monounsaturated fats.

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    Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

    There's no need to resort to greasy takeout when easy, healthy chicken dinner recipes like this exist! With just 9 grams of fat—but plenty of Asian flavor—per serving, this stir-fry can easily become a weekly supper staple. For more fiber and protein, serve over brown rice.

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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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