Healthy Chicken Recipes



Chicken is a quick and healthy way to get dinner on the table, but there's only so many grilled chicken breasts you can eat before your taste buds beg for something else. Here are some great ideas!




Chicken Kale Caesar with Crispy Artichokes

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Use kale to get an added nutrient boost in your salad—but don't toss those stems. Chop, place in a heavy plastic bag and freeze. Add the pieces to your next batch of vegetable soup.Calories: 343


Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken

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Garlic and spices give the meat big flavor without tons of added fat and salt.Calories: 270


Chicken Tacos

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Though dark cuts like thighs are higher in fat than white meat, they also have more iron and zinc.Calories: 377


Roast Chicken with Peas and Pasta

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This dish is just as delicious if you trade the pasta for a cooked whole grain—think farro or barley.Calories: 307


Chicken Sate

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Quick-pickled cucumbers are a fresh foil to rich peanut sauce. You can mix in other vegetables as well, such as shredded carrots and thinly sliced jicama.Calories: 461


Grilled Chicken Paillard Salad

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Red bell peppers are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant pigment that may help ward off stroke and some types of cancer.Calories: 449


Peanut Noodles With Chicken

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Whip up the taste of takeout in your kitchen with this easy Asian dish.

Ingredients: Fettuccine, chicken breasts, red bell pepper, dark sesame oil, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, Asian chile sauce, green onions, cilantro

Calories: 501


Saffron Chicken

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The yogurt creates a creamy coating while the saffron adds plenty of flavor and a distinctive yellow color.

Ingredients: Greek yogurt, saffron threads, garlic, chicken breast halves

Calories: 350


Chicken Salad Sandwiches With Pesto

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The pesto adds a rich flavor (and heart-healthy fats) to this crunchy chicken salad.

Ingredients: Low-fat mayo, pesto, lemon juice, chicken breast, English cucumber, grape tomatoes, whole-grain bread, alfalfa sprouts

Calories: 328


Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups

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Get a sophisticated look and plenty of flavor with only five ingredients.

Ingredients: Chicken breasts, low-fat cream cheese, picante sauce, cilantro, Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

Calories: 257


Penne With Chicken and Preserved Lemon

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This light pasta dish adds a splash of citrus for a surprisingly tangy taste.

Ingredients: Whole-wheat penne, broccoli rabe, olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, rotisserie chicken, preserved lemon, Parmesan cheese

Calories: 424


Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles

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This hearty dish is a lighter version of the traditional Mexican breakfast favorite.

Ingredients: Onion, garlic, cooked chicken breast, black beans, chicken broth, salsa, corn tortillas, queso blanco

Calories: 293


Hoisin Chicken With Soba Noodles

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This protein-packed dish includes plenty of fiber-rich veggies and a spicy kick.

Ingredients: Frozen chicken breasts, soba noodles, hoisin sauce, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sriracha (hot chile sauce), spicy hot mustard, shredded carrots, sliced scallions, dry roasted peanuts

Calories: 512


Mexicali Chicken

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A Mexican-inspired way to add spice to your chicken.

Ingredients: Dijon mustard, chicken breast halves, salsa, lime juice, avocado, green onion

Calories: 177


Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Crepes

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Make your life easier by buying a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter and using it in this French recipe. You'll save time without compromising the calorie count.

Ingredients: Butter, onion, garlic, portobello mushroom caps, dry white wine, chicken broth, thyme, roasted chicken breast, French crepes, crème fraîche

Calories: 272


Chicken Burgers With Peanut Sauce

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This low-fat burger is made spicy with Thai chile paste and rounded out with a sweet, creamy peanut sauce.

Ingredients: Peanut butter, low-sodium soy sauce, dark sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, green onions, chile paste, ginger, chicken breast, sandwich rolls, onion or alfalfa sprouts

Calories: 341


Chicken and Goat Cheese Pizza With Fresh Herbs

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Leave greasy pizza to Domino's and make this fresh pizza that combines the tangy taste of goat cheese with fresh basil and seasonal veggies.

Ingredients: Whole-wheat pizza dough, portobello mushrooms, pesto, rotisserie chicken, sweet corn, goat cheese, fresh basil

Calories: 395


Quick Chicken Cacciatore

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Olive oil and red wine create an Italian flavor for this simple chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over whole-grain pasta to round out the meal.

Ingredients: Olive oil, chicken breasts, green bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, dry red wine, tomato-and-basil pasta sauce, fresh parsley

Calories: 250


Quick Chicken Parmesan

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We've streamlined this family favorite so you can get it on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients: Chicken breasts, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, an egg, low-fat mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce

Calories: 332


Thai Chicken Wraps

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We lighten this restaurant favorite, so you'll get a traditional Thai flavor for less than 400 calories.

Ingredients: Chicken breasts, cucumber, cilantro, whole-wheat tortillas, satay peanut sauce

Calories: 385