15 Healthy Chicken Recipes for Dinner

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Healthy Chicken Recipes

Healthy chicken recipes are low cost, easy to make, and family friendly. What could be more comforting than a nice home cooked chicken dinner?

There are many ways to prepare and serve healthy chicken breast recipes, so you can try new healthy chicken recipes every night and never serve the same baked chicken recipes, twice. 

In addition to being versatile, chicken is usually the least expencive meat you can buy, and can be used in practically any dish imaginable.

Below you will find a selection of my favorite healthy chicken recipes from my website collection, including:

  • Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes
  • Whole Chicken Recipes
  • Chicken Pasta Recipes
  • Sandwich Recipes with Chicken
  • Chicken and Rice Recipe

All of these baked chicken recipes have been made over to be healthy, all natural, low cost and low calorie. So you don’t have to sacrifice taste, or spend a fortune to eat healthy.

Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes

When it comes to versatile cuts of meat, nothing can beat boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They’re healthy, easy to prepare, packed full of protein, they cook fast and chicken breasts are inexpensive as well.

Healthy baked chicken recipes can help you lose or maintain weight, but spices play a huge role to ensure you don’t get bored with the same old baked chicken breast recipe over and over again… and in this article we will show you how to make 12 different healthy chicken recipes.

 Below you will find the following recipes for baked chicken breast:

  • Chicken Fajitas Recipe – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe
  • Oven Fried Chicken Breast – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe
  • Baked Chicken Tenders – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe
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Chicken Fajitas Recipe – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe

This fast chicken fajitas recipe easy meal is perfect for weeknights, it’s loaded with veggies to cut calories and add nutrition.

Use the fajitas recipe chicken leftovers for lunches, there are 5 different ways to serve this low calorie recipe so leftovers can be enjoyed in new ways.

The fajitas recipe seasoning can be used in tacos, over grilled chicken, or steak, and even over eggs for a Mexican breakfast scramble. So, if nothing else, check out the fajitas recipe seasoning for other purposes.

Healthy Chicken Fajitas

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The easiest way to make this Healthy Chicken Fajita recipe is to slice the chicken and marinate it when you first bring the chicken home from the store and just toss in the freezer, this way when it’s time to make them the hard part is done and they have marinated for a long, long time which makes for a really delicious meal.
4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 147 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. chicken breast sliced in thin strips
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeños all seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 to matoes

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine the cayenne, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder and salt. Mix well then move 1/2 of the mixture to a large gallon Ziploc bag, and the other 1/2 to a small sandwich sized bag (or smaller). Add the chicken strips to the large bag of spices and shake and squish until all the chicken is covered in spices, then drop the small bag in (make sure it is closed) and place in the fridge for the minimum of 3 hours but 24 is even better. If you are going to freeze the chicken for later now is the time to do so.
  • In your largest skillet heat the olive oil on medium-high and drop in the chicken, brown on both sides about 5 minutes total then add in the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and the bag of spices. Mix together and cook until the onions and bell pepper are soft about 10-15 minutes. Add in the corn, beans and tomatoes and cook for another 3-5 minutes until all is heated up then serve.

Notes

Use the Healthy Chicken Fajitas to make the following 5 optional meals:
Traditional Fajita Recipe: Whole Wheat Tortillas, Salsa and Greek Yogurt (Add 150 Calories)
Fajita Lunch Wrap: Whole Wheat Tortilla, Salsa, Romaine (Add 130 Calories)
Fajita Baked Potato: Baked Potato, Greek Yogurt (Add 180 Calories)
Grilled Cheese Fajita: 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread, 1/4 cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese (Add 250 Calories)
Fajita Salad Recipe: Romaine lettuce, 1/8 cup both Greek Yogurt and Salsa mixed together as a dressing (Add 80 Calories)
Average cooking time: 20 minutes; Prep Time: 25 minutes (allow 3-24 hours of marinating); Calories: 147

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal
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Oven Fried Chicken Breast – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe

This oven fried chicken breast can be made in the oven, or on the Barbecue!

Having an oven fried chicken recipe on hand, has proven to be very helpful during weight loss and weight maintenance. Whenever the craving comes us, instead of hitting the KFC drive through, you can make this recipe for oven fried chicken recipe and stick to your diet.

Try out these fantastic oven fried chicken breasts as a main course, in a sandwich, and even with waffles (oven fried chicken and waffles!)

Oven Fried Chicken

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Serve atop a crisp salad, or with some grilled veggies, no matter how you serve this dish your entire family will love it.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 249 kcal

Equipment

  • Parchmemnt Paper

Ingredients
  

Marinade

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. almond milk- if you don’t have it in the house use regular milk

Breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • You want to marinate the chicken as much in advance as you can, 2-24 hours.
  • In a Ziploc bag add the Greek yogurt, almond milk, chili and cayenne squish and shake together, set aside.
  • Wash chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels, place on a cutting board, cut each chicken breast in half. The halves don’t need to look the same just make sure each half is about the same density so they all cook together.
  • Now drop the 4 chicken breast pieces into the bag of marinade and squish and shake together until the chicken is coated, place in the fridge for 2 hours minimum, overnight is even better.
  • Time to make the breadcrumbs, if you are preparing all this the night before or the morning before put all the breadcrumbs in a bag and set aside, this way it is ready when you get home from work. If not then assemble the breadcrumb mixture in a pie pan or a shallow bowl, just mix the Panko and all the spices together.
  • Remove each chicken piece individually from the bag shaking off any excess marinade and move to the breadcrumbs, roll in the breadcrumb mixture until all covered hold over pie pan to shake off any excess then move to a plate and move on to the next until you are all done. Move each chicken breast to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and spray with olive oil.
  • Heat your oven to 425 degrees, cook the chicken for 35 minutes turning only once until golden and done. Move to table full of hungry people and dig in 🙂

Notes

Average cooking time: 25 minutes; Prep Time: 5 minutes (allow for overnight marinating); Calories: 249

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal
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Baked Chicken Tenders – Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe

These Baked Chicken Tenders with Seasoned French Fries are delicious and easy to make, kids and adults both love them.

This chicken strips recipe baked tenders is great over salads, and dipped into any of my fabulous Ranch Dips!

If you’re looking fo easy recipe, these chicken tenders recipe baked strips fit the bill! This fried chicken strips recipe can beam ahead and frozen just to be reheated in the oven or toaster oven for hectic weeknights.

Baked Chicken Strips

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Most pre-made chicken strips are packed full of chemicals and preservatives, but this all natural recipe is just as yummy, and you can freeze them for fast kid-friendly meals.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
marinating 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips

Breadcrumbs

  • 7 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Seasoned Fries

  • 7 potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

Instructions
 

  • The night before you’re going to make this recipe, create the marinade and soak your chicken. In a gallon Ziploc bag, combine the Greek yogurt, almond milk, garlic, chili salt and pepper. Close up the bag and squish until all mixed together. Place the bag in a medium bowl to catch any run off.
  • Slice the chicken breasts into strips. They don’t need to be perfect, but all the same density so they will all cook together in the same amount of time. You should get 8 strips out of each breast. As you slice drop into Ziploc bag full of marinade. Once all strips are in the bag close up and squish together so all the chicken gets coated, place in the fridge until tomorrow.
  • Remove from fridge and place the chicken in a strainer to get all the excess marinade off them. While they drain, start with the breadcrumbs. Cut each slice of bread into 4 squares and place on a cookie sheet, bake in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • In a food processor combine the toasted bread, salt, garlic powder, oregano, turmeric, chili powder and pepper and now it’s time to turn it all into bread crumbs. Don’t be shy, let that baby go and go until you have dust. Move 1/2 of the breadcrumbs to a shallow pie pan and the rest to a clean bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 375 and lightly spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray. Remove each strip from the marinade individually shaking and scraping off the excess marinade and roll, pat and cover with breadcrumbs in the pie pan. Move to cookie sheet and repeat, add more breadcrumbs as you need them from the rest in the bowl into the pie pan. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven let cool completely before moving to a Ziploc bag and placing in the fridge.
  • The fries are easy, just slice the potatoes into fry shaped sticks, and move to a medium bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, salt and chili powder to the bowl and using your hands toss until every fry is covered. Move to two cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray and toss into the 375 oven for 20-30 minutes. Just like the chicken let cool before moving to a bag and freezer.

Notes

Average cooking time: 40 minutes; Prep Time: 20 minutes (allow for overnight marinating); Calories: 245

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal
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Whole Chicken Recipes

These whole chicken recipes are delicious and impressive. If you’re stuck in a “chicken rut” try out a couple of these recipes, chicken doesn’t have to be boring, it’s all about the rub, marinade or sauce!

Whole roasted chicken recipes are so fun to make, and the leftovers are great salads, soups, and sandwiches. Once you make a whole chicken recipe, you’ll be hooked!

Below you will find the following whole chicken recipes:

  • Rosemary Chicken – Whole Chicken Recipe
  • Garlic Chicken – Whole Chicken Recipe
  • Chicken and Potatoes Recipe – Whole Chicken Recipe
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Rosemary Chicken – Whole Chicken Recipe

Whole Chicken Recipes can be so easy and impressive! Below you will find a video to help make it even easier!

I love tossing a whole chicken recipe together after my weekly grocery shopping, whole chicken are almost always on sale, and making one (to two) whole roasted chicken recipes can yield a lot of leftovers!

Rosemary Chicken- Whole Chicken Recipe

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This inpressive whole chicken recipe is much easier than it looks! v
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
resting time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 186 kcal

Equipment

  • turkey baster

Ingredients
  

  • One whole chicken whatever size you like
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350, wash and empty the chicken of the giblets, liver all that stuff. Rub salt and pepper all over the chicken including the empty cavity.
  • Using a zester or Microplane Fine Grater shred the garlic into a medium bowl, stop when it gets to the point you might hurt yourself and set the rest of the garlic clove aside (keep it for later) and move on to the next. Then zest lemon into same bowl. Then squeeze lemon of all its juices into the bowl, add oil, salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Take the lemon husks that you have zested and drained of juice and place inside the open cavity, then add the rest of the garlic and the rosemary. Cover with the marinade and place in oven for 2 hours, baste after 1 hour and once again 30 minutes later.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before you cut into the chicken. See the video above for directions on how to carve Rosemary Garlic Chicken.

Video

Notes

Average cooking time: 2 hours; Prep Time: 15 minutes; Calories: 186

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal
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Garlic Chicken – Whole Chicken Recipe

I love garlic! It’s zero calories, and adds a ton of flavor!

This garlic chicken recipe is so delicious, and I know the whole chicken recipe will impress your guests!

Whole roasted chicken recipes are a great value, try this one out!

Garlic Chicken- Whole Roasted Chicken

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Garlic and sage perfume this chicken (and your house) in this ultra chic, impressive dish. If you’re looking to impress someone this is the dish to do it. Sage and garlic are such an old fashioned, comfort food combo. Serve with salad and roasted potatoes, yum!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
marinating 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 186 kcal

Equipment

  • turkey baster

Ingredients
  

  • One large whole chicken- I used a 5.5 lb. chicken
  • Handful fresh sage- including stems
  • 4 garlic cloves still in their jackets
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • An hour before you start cooking your chicken remove it from the fridge and remove all the goodies inside, wash the bird inside and out with water and place in a 9 x 9 casserole dish. Rub inside and out generously with salt and pepper, then rub the oil all over inside and out. Chop the sage leaves and place them and the stems inside the cavity of the chicken, then with the back of a knife or your fist smash the garlic cloves, place them inside the chicken too. For the next hour leave the bird on your counter and relax, pre-heat the oven to 35o degrees.
  • Now that you and your chicken have rested for an hour and more importantly the chicken has gotten to (or close to) room temperature you can place it in the oven for two hours. Half way through baste inside and out and if it is getting very dark skin place a piece of foil over the top (like a little tent) to stop if from burning.
  • After 2 hours in an oven at 350, remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. I know you want to pull off a wing and chow down, but don’t do it. Allowing the chicken to rest will make it more moist and tender.

Notes

Average cooking time: 2 hours; Prep Time: 10 minutes; Calories: 186

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal
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Chicken and Potatoes Recipe – Whole Chicken Recipe

This chicken and potatoes recipe is simple and delicious! I love making it for Sunday supper.

Try this recipe for chicken and potatoes next time you find whole chickens on sale. And if this recipe seams daunting, look above at the other whole chicken recipes for a video to help ease your cooking nerves.

Chicken and Potatoes Recipe- Whole Chicken Recipe

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This hearty meal is impressive, and also easy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 477 kcal

Equipment

  • turkey baster

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 6 potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Maui onion cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Lemons Juice and zest- keep what’s left of the lemons we will use them later
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp English mustard or regular mustard and a pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rubbed or dried sage- if you don’t have sage pick your fav spice rosemary is works well
  • 1 small handful fresh sage- optional
  • 1/2 cup white wine- water or chicken stock will work

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 you will need the bottom rack so take out the middle/top rack now.
  • Wash the chicken in cold water and take out the neck/giblets etc., put chicken in a large roasting pan, toss onions and the potatoes into the pan.
  • Take out a medium bowl and whisk everything else together: Use a cheese grater (preferable hand held) or a zester to zest the lemons and then use the same tool to shred the garlic cloves right into your bowl, when it gets close to where you might hurt yourself stop and toss the rest of the garlic clove into in the chicken. Add the lemon juice, the oil, rubbed sage and the mustard to the bowl. Whisk it baby!!!  Now stuff that chickie w/ the left over lemons and one of the onion slices. Pour the marinade over the chicken and the potatoes and onions, snip the fresh sage over the top with some scissors and stick the stems into the chicken.
  • Bake the chicken for 2 hours at 350 basting 2 times throughout- don’t forget to baste inside the chicken to keep it moist.
  • Here is the key, when you take the chicken out of the oven DON’T CUT INTO IT YET!!! Wait at least 10 minutes otherwise all the juices will spill out and dry it out.
  • Take the chicken out of the pan, and place it on a cutting board to rest, leaving the potatoes and onions in the pan. Now is time for the wine, pour it into the pan and scrape the bottom of the pan and stick the pan back in the oven, crank it up to 425 for the 8-10 minutes, stir 2-3 times, watch it so it doesn’t burn.

Notes

This decadent meal is full of protein, B6 and C vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. It is perfect if you are feeling under the weather.

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal
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Chicken Pasta Recipes

I can’t think of a more comforting meal than a heaping hot bowl of chicken and pasta. All of these chicken and pasta recipes received healthy makeovers to cut calories and boost nutrition.

If you’re trying to eliminate pasta and bread from your diet check out this gluten free pasta, it’s a great way to enjoy the food you love (like your favorite chicken with pasta recipe) while staying on plan.

Below you will find these healthy chicken pasta recipes:

  • Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe with Chicken- Chicken Pasta Recipe
  • Chicken with Alfredo Recipe – Chicken Pasta Recipe

Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe with Chicken – Chicken Pasta Recipe

This baked Mac and cheese recipe is so delicious, and packed full of good for you ingredients, so you can feel good feeding your family homemade Mac and cheese.

This homemade Mac and cheese recipe with chicken is a wonderful chicken pasta recipe. It holds well in the fridge, so you can make enough for meals all week.

Baked Mac and cheese has a lovely crunchy top, which is why we always make homemade Mac and cheese recipes and stay away from the boxed stuff… well that and the lack of orange powdered cheese that surly contains chemicals.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Chicken

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I hid veggies and chicken in the recipe, but no one will be able to tell this comfort food dish is actually healthy and low calorie.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 392 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheese- I used a combo of cheddar and Gruyere
  • 1 box of whole wheat shell pasta
  • 1 scallion finely sliced
  • 1 cup baby peas- I use frozen no need to defrost
  • 1 jalapeno- remove seeds and ribs finely chop
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts shredded

For the baked cheesy topping

  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cilantro- dry or fresh and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Parmesan or Romano cheese- or a combo of both
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl combine the crusty topping mix and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan cook the pasta according to the package to al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan melt butter on med-low and add the flour, stir in a figure 8 for about 10-15 minutes until it browns and becomes a thick paste (this is a roux) then add the almond milk and garlic powder, stir often so it does not burn. You know the sauce is ready when it coats the back of your spoon, about 30 minutes. Now add the pasta, mix well so every piece of pasta is coated, now add the cheese and mix until it is all melted and distributed. Turn off heat and add the scallion, peas, jalapeno and chicken.
  • Coat a large casserole dish lightly with cooking spray, now transfer your mac and cheese to the dish. Top with the Panko topping and place under the broiler for a few minutes, keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Remove casserole dish from broiler and serve.

Notes

Average cooking time: 1 hour; Prep Time: 5 minutes; Calories: 392

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal
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Chicken with Alfredo Recipe – Chicken Pasta Recipe

This chicken with Alfredo recipe is a great chicken pasta recipe staple! It has veggies and chicken… making it a complete meal.

This chicken Alfredo recipe pasta also holds well in the fridge, so if your kids love it as much as mine does… make a big tray of it for summer lunches, or their next sleepover.

Looking for a chicken for fettuccine Alfredo recipe? This chicken Alfredo recipe can easily be made for any pasta! Simply swap out for your favorite pasta, fettuccine or the like.

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken with Alfredo Recipe

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Skinny Alfredo sounds too good to be true, but a few smart swaps and you’ve got a healthy meal you can enjoy any day of the week, not just on splurge days.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 9 servings
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons organic all purpose flour
  • 3 cups 1% milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 box whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large sauce pan cook the pasta according to the package to al dente. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 370 degrees.
  • Drizzle the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper both sides and grill for 5 minutes each side until the center is white. Remove and chop into cubes and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan melt butter on medium low and add the flour, stir in a figure 8 for about 5 minutes until it browns and becomes a thick paste (this is a roux) then add the milk and garlic clove, stir often so it does not burn. Cook the sauce on medium low sauce until it just coats the back of your spoon, about 20 minutes. Remove 1/3 of the sauce to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the pasta, chicken, broccoli and the pepper to the Alfredo sauce and mix well so every piece of pasta is coated. Turn off heat and move to a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Top with the remainder of the Alfredo sauce and the cheese and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Notes

Average cooking time: 30 minutes; Prep Time: 5 minutes; Calories: 287

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal
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Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

A post about healthy chicken recipes wouldn’t be complete without a delicious chicken sandwich recipe. If you want to cut the carbs, slice the chicken and roll up in a healthy sandwich wrap.

These chicken sandwich recipes make wonderful dinners or lunches!

Below you can find the following chicken sandwich recipes:

  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken
  • Chicken Sausage and Peppers Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken
  • Bruschetta Chicken Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken
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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

Life is too short to give up delicious food, I personally can’t imagine a world without sticky buffalo sauce, so I made this skinny version.

Use this Buffalo Chicken sauce to dip drumsticks and wings into, or on a steak, it’s amazing anyway to use it.

This is one of my favorite ways to make chicken for sandwich recipes, but if you want to cut calories cut the chicken in half so you have two strips, and make this Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe into a buffalo chicken wrap recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

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This buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is so easy and yummy! Make extra sauce for dipping chicken wings!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1/4 avocado- optional

For the blue cheese dip:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 scallions sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. blue cheese crumbled
  • 4 celery stalks

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl combine the yogurt, scallions and blue cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine paprika and chili powder, rub all over the chicken. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray heat on med-low, place the chicken breasts into the skillet and cook each side for 6 minutes. Add the hot sauce and olive oil, mix all together and bathe the chicken in the sauce, cook for another 3 minutes on low heat turn frequently to coat evenly.
  • Toast hamburger buns then smear one side of each bun with avocado, sprinkle a little salt and pepper. On the other half of the bun, place the cooked chicken breast. Spoon out the blue cheese dip and plate the celery, that’s it. This Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Blue Cheese Dip recipe is an easy weeknight meal everyone will love.

Notes

Average cooking time: 10 minutes; Prep Time: 5 minutes; Calories: 429

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal
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Chicken Sausage and Peppers Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

This recipe for sausage and peppers is a lightened up version of the standard sausage and peppers Italian style, with the heavy full fat sausages.

Now, as a proud Italian woman, I can tell you that the quality of Chicken and Turkey Italian sausages is quite good… you will likely not taste the difference when combined with onions and peppers.

This healthy version of Italian sausage and peppers recipe makes a great sandwich (I serve it opened face to cut carbs) or in a roll… Hollow out the roll a bit, you’ll be able to fit more sausage and peppers onions and cut the carbs a bit too!

Chicken Sausage and Peppers Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

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Choose real sourdough bread, you need its strength to hold up to the sausages. If you get a round loaf, and not long loaf of sourdough, cut them in half to resemble an average sized slice of bread.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 365 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 chicken Italian sausages
  • 2 bell peppers chopped in ½ inch cubes I like one red and one green
  • 1 yellow onion chopped in ½ inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil on medium high in a large saute pan.
  • Brown both sides of the sausages then add in the bell peppers, onion and salt.
  • Cook until the peppers and onions start to soften, about 15 minutes.
  • When the sausage is nearly done, remove and thinly slice, then add back to the pan to brown and finish cooking along with any juices that spilled out for about 10 minutes.
  • Toast the bread and rub on one side with a garlic clove.
  • Top sourdough with sausages, peppers and onions and serve.

Notes

Each serving (recipe makes 4 total) has:
Calories: 365
Fat: 14
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 24
Carbs: 37*
*You can cut 1/2 the carbs out by only serving yourself one slice of bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal
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Bruschetta Chicken Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

I understand that this bruschetta chicken recipe is a loose version of a sandwich recipe… but go with me here.

I cut much of the bread out, and make this more of a toast (or bruschetta) so that I can enjoy all the bready goodness of a chicken sandwich, without all the carbs.

Try this bruschetta with chicken recipe next time you’re looking for fresh, yet indulgent chicken sandwich recipes.

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe – Sandwich Recipes with Chicken

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This Lose Weight By Eating reader favorite recipe is both healthy and craveworthy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 32 ounces of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 French baguette
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a 9×13 casserole dish combine chicken breasts, tomatoes and olive oil. Use the back of a fork and slightly smash garlic cloves before adding to the tomatoes.
  • Place casserole dish in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and flip the chicken before placing back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, take out the garlic cloves from the bruschetta and discard. Let cool slightly while you slice the French bread.
  • Plate chicken, top with tomatoes, basil and chopped green onions. Drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve with French bread.

Notes

Nutrition information for Bruschetta Chicken:
Each serving has:
Calories: 379
Fat: 8
Fiber: 1
Protein: 31
Carbs: 38

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal
Keyword Main Course
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Chicken and Rice Recipe

This final recipe is a fast food copycat healthy chicken recipe.

This healthy chicken recipe for weight loss will help curb your drive through cravings, while saving you money and calories!

I love this chicken and rice recipe, and if you just want to make the rice, or the beans, etc… go for it! Chicken rice and beans is such a classic combo that I couldn’t help grouping them together here.

Chicken and Rice Recipe with Beans

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This El Pollo Loco copycat recips is inexpencive, and delcious!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
marinating 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 7 servings
Calories 325 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tangerines or 1 orange- zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dried cilantro fresh would work to, just chop finely
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Beans

  • 1 can reduced sodium pinto beans
  • 1 pickled jalapeno finely chopped

Rice

  • 1 ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice not instant
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 pickled jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • I like to marinate the chicken for a few hours in a 2 ½ gallon Ziploc bag in all the juices. Wash the chicken and take out the neck and giblets, liver, whatever is inside. Using a fine cheese grater shred the garlic into the bag until it gets close enough to hurt your finger, take what is left of the whole cloves and stick inside the chicken. Grade the tangerines or orange zest into the bag, squeeze out the juice and toss the husks into the chicken. Put the rest of the ingredients into the bag, close and give a good squish and shake to mix well, place chicken into bag and coat with juices. Place in your fridge to marinade for a few hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 and take the chicken out of the fridge to get close to room temperature. Place the chicken on a roasting rack or a deep casserole dish removing it from the juices and placing the juices into a bowl for basting purposes later. Place the chicken in the oven for 2 hours basting with the left over juices often, if it looks like it might burn place a foil “tent” over it while it cooks.
  • 30 minutes before the chicken is done fill a medium sauce pan with all of the rice ingredients, mix and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 35-40 min.
  • The beans only take about 15 minutes, place beans and the juices they are in into the pan along with the chopped jalapeno, stir and bring to a boil.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and let it rest in the pan or on a cutting board for 10-15 minutes, then slice.
  • Serve with tortillas and salsa.

Notes

The nutritional value–
The serving size for chicken is 4 oz
Serving size for the rice: ⅓ cup
And the beans: ⅓ cup
Nutritional info with white meat, no skin, no tortillas:
Calories- 325
Protein- 33
Carbs- 32
Fat- 6
Nutritional info with dark meat, no skin, no tortillas:
Calories- 425
Protein- 35
Carbs- 30
Fat- 5

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal
Keyword Main Course
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Salads with Chicken

These three chicken salad recipes are healthy and easy to make…

The chicken salad recipes in this section are from other Lose Weight By Eating posts, click the link to see the full chicken recipe.

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Strawberries, spinach and walnuts all boost metabolism! Lose Weight By Eating is all about making your food work for you, with so many to choose from you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner all while boosting your metabolism.
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Anti Inflammatory Foods Strawberry Spinach Salad
Crunchy Chicken with Orange Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
It's hard not to love a filling, crunchy salad like this one! Enjot as part of the Detox Week, or anytime as a filling meal.
Check out this recipe
Spinach Salad with Oven Fried Garbanzo Beans
The dressing is a 4 serving recipe, I often make too much and save to for the next couple of days… it only gets better! So if you decide to make 4 salads double the salad ingredients but not the salad dressing. You can also make this for a side dish, it would go great with Chicken or Pork.
Check out this recipe

Conclusion

Chicken doesn’t have to be boring, with these new baked chicken recipes, marinades, sauces and rubs you can create a new and exciting meal each night without breaking the bank.

I always choose organic, antibiotic free chicken, and free range if I can get it. The price difference is not too high and with these recipes your dollar really gets the stretch, so you can feel good about picking the quality meat without effecting the bottom line too much.

Now that you’ve seen my healthy chicken recipes, try out some of my low calorie breakfasts, metabolism boosting recipes and fat burning fruit infused waters. Weight loss can and should be inexpensive, easy and best of all delicious!

Looking for more healthy chicken recipes? There are loads in my best selling cookbooks!

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1 thought on “15 Healthy Chicken Recipes for Dinner”

  1. Jessica Davison

    WOw these seem very good i guess i can implement these into a diet. However there was a method i considered using and i guess there are tons of solutions.

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