Here is the ultimate round-up of Healthy Chicken Recipes! This is the list to go to when you’re looking for healthy, simple, and delicious Chicken dishes.
The Best Chicken Recipes
It’s no secret that I love to cook with chicken! As most of us moms do!
First, chicken is affordable. With the price of groceries these days, you can count on chicken being one of the more inexpensive types of protein. When you compare it to fish and steak, chicken usually comes out on top as a healthy and more affordable option.
Second, everyone in the family loves it. There usually is not any hesitation whenever I ask if everyone wants chicken for dinner. Not everyone is a fish person…and not everyone is a beef person…but most people love chicken. And that’s why I love creating and developing chicken recipes for every palette.
36 Healthy Chicken Recipes
Here are my favorite Healthy Chicken Recipes. There’s something for everyone from chicken wings to salads to the best grilled chicken recipes! Enjoy!
Instant Pot Whole Chicken (Rotisserie Chicken Style)
Easy, Quick, and Flavorful Rotisserie-Style Chicken – tastes like a straight-off-the-grill rotisserie chicken, right in your own kitchen! Rubbed down with spices like cumin and smoked paprika. Make your rotisserie chicken instead of buying the sodium-packed one at the store!
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings
These Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings will be the life of the party! Baked instead of fried for a healthier option, then tossed in a mouthwatering garlic parmesan sauce.
20 Minute BBQ Chicken Tacos
20 Minute BBQ Chicken Tacos with a short cut you’re gonna love. This Chicken Tacos are loaded with light fresh flavors and are less than 300 calories a serving!
Chicken Pozole Rojo
Chicken Pozole Rojo is a Mexican stew with chicken, hominy, and red chilis. The stew is simple and has incredible authentic flavors. You’ll feel like you’re at an authentic Mexican restaurant with this one. And it’s ready in an hour!
One Pan Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
A healthy paleo & gluten-free recipe your family will devour! Tender juicy chicken covered in a sweet balsamic glaze has this one-pan chicken bursting with flavor!
Thai Curry Grilled Chicken
This juicy Thai Curry Grilled Chicken Recipe is perfect for the summer! It’s marinaded in a creamy curry coconut sauce and grilled to perfection. Serve it with a side of Cauliflower Rice for a healthy Thai-inspired dinner.
Caprese Chicken Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
These Easy Caprese Chicken Skewers drizzled with a homemade Balsamic Glaze are absolutely irresistible and make the ultimate healthy party app! Just watch these gluten-free Caprese bites disappear from the appetizer table!
15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
A 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice that’s low carb, high protein, and downright delicious! It’s better than takeout and healthier for you, too. The perfect quick & easy dinner recipe that’s only 205 calories per serving.
Pan Seared Chicken with Peach Salsa
Here is an easy Pan Seared Chicken Breasts recipe with fresh Peach Salsa. This flavorful chicken dinner is done in 30 minutes. It’s the perfect meal for busy weeknights when you are looking for something that’s good for you and full of flavor.
Shredded Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
This is an Easy Shredded Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe that falls apart tender, flavorful, and incredibly saucy. This healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes – perfect on top of sandwiches, sweet potatoes, salads, and more.
Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken
Tender oven-roasted chicken thighs are seasoned to perfection with mustard, sage, balsamic vinegar, and more in this easy Paleo dinner recipe. It’s Mustard Glazed Chicken like you’ve never tasted before!
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce
These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with chicken, fresh ginger, cilantro, and fresh vegetables and slathered in a Spicy Peanut Sauce. It’s a quick, easy, and low-carb recipe that’s done in just 20 minutes!
Best Marinated Chicken Kabobs
Tender chunks of chicken are soaked in a tangy pineapple marinade, then threaded onto skewers with fresh vegetables in these flavorful kabobs! Seared to pure perfection on the grill, they really are the Best Marinated Chicken Kabobs.
Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
This easy Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup goes perfectly with a veggie-filled side salad. It’s a great weeknight dinner idea with only 5 min of prep time.
Hearty Smoky Chicken Chili
This Smoky Chicken Chili is loaded with fresh vegetables, beans, and a smoky flavor from chipotle peppers. It’s low-fat and low-carb. Plus, it’s ready to eat in under an hour!
Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken
Juicy grilled chicken breasts are infused with a mouthwatering blend of tangy, smoky, sweet, and lightly spicy flavors. Tequila Lime Chicken is healthy Southwestern cuisine at its finest!
Pan Seared Chicken with a Wild Mushroom Thyme Sauce
A full flavor Pan Seared Chicken recipe cooked in a Wild Mushroom Sauce seasoned with fresh thyme and lemon juice. It’s cozy, comforting, and healthy. This dish is great when you serve it with a side of cauliflower rice.
Jerk Chicken Bowls with Mango Pineapple Salsa
Get ready to be taken to Jamaica with these Jerk Chicken Bowls with Mango Pineapple Salsa served over coconut rice. It’s an easy weeknight meal your family will love! The flavor is added by using fresh fruits and vegetables, making it extra nutritious!
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls
These healthy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls are a game-changer! Spicy shredded buffalo chicken is served over a fluffy bed of quinoa and topped with creamy avocado slices, juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, and ranch dressing.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
With a crispy gluten-free breading and tender, juicy meat, these family-friendly Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are the bomb! They’re incredibly easy to throw together in 20 minutes or less.
The Ultimate Paleo Avocado Chicken Salad
This Paleo Avocado Chicken Salad is a creamy and healthy chicken salad recipe that’s mayo-free. This low-carb chicken salad has avocado, dijon mustard, onion, celery, lemon juice, and fresh basil. It’s packed with flavor and perfect for meal prep!
Baked Chicken Parmesan Bites
These Gluten-Free Baked Chicken Parmesan Bites served with a homemade marinara sauce make the perfect kid’s school lunch, game day appetizer, or quick dinner recipe!
Grilled Chicken With Mango Salsa
This easy Grilled Chicken With Mango Salsa is the tropical dish of your dreams. Tender chicken breasts are seasoned with a smoky, citrusy spice blend, then seared on the grill and smothered in sweet and spicy mango salsa. There is so much flavor from using natural and healthy ingredients!
Easy Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a healthy low-carb dinner recipe that’s on the table in 15 minutes! They’re loaded with shredded buffalo chicken and topped with fresh veggies!
Quick Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Quick Teriyaki Chicken Bowls are a healthy dinner option when you’re craving takeout. Pan Seared Chicken tossed with a simple homemade teriyaki sauce served on a bed of rice alongside broccoli and red peppers.
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
This is the most epic Thai Chicken Noodle Soup you’ll ever make! Each bite of this Chicken Noodle Soup is full of Thai flavor from the red curry paste, loaded with chicken, veggies, and rice noodles. The perfect dinner recipe is ready in only 30 minutes!
The Ultimate Grilled Peach Chicken Salad
My Grilled Peach Chicken Salad is perfect for summer and done in 30 minutes! This simple salad recipe is filled with juicy peaches, blueberries, goat cheese, pecans, and grilled chicken and drizzled with a honey mustard dressing.
The Ultimate Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
The Ultimate Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is filled with tex-mex vegetables, chicken, and fresh cilantro. This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is easy to make, delicious and one of my favorite healthy soup recipes! A simple & healthy dinner idea that everyone will go crazy over.
Asian Baked Chicken Wings with Raspberry Hoisin Glaze
Asian-style Baked Chicken Wings are tossed with a sticky sweet Raspberry Hoisin Glaze for a sweet and savory flavor. They are easily one of my favorite healthy chicken wing recipes!
The Crispiest Honey BBQ Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are smothered in a delicious homemade honey barbecue sauce. Everyone will reach for this sweet and savory appetizer, and it only takes 20 minutes to make! No deep fryer and no bottled BBQ sauce, what’s not to love when you’re looking for a healthy chicken wing?
Healing Homemade Chicken Soup
This easy Homemade Chicken Soup recipe is guaranteed to boost your immune system! A healing chicken soup filled with veggies, turmeric, herbs, chicken, and lentils. It’s the best chicken soup for flu season or to fight off that cold!
Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
These easy Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs are a sweet and spicy masterpiece! Juicy, smoky, tender grilled chicken is slathered in a homemade honey sriracha sauce that you’ll be licking off your fingers after every bite.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
This easy 30 Minute BBQ Chicken Salad is the perfect family dinner idea and comes together fast. Filled with juicy grilled bbq chicken, fresh veggies, black beans, avocado, and a cilantro lime dressing. The whole family will love this healthy salad.
Easy Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup
This Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup is filled with flavor and protein. Made with the perfect amount of spice, chicken breast, and black beans, and then topped with fresh avocado slices for the ultimate bite. There is a ton of nutrition in this one-bowl meal!
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are made with just a handful of ingredients. Perfectly crispy on the outside, extra juicy on the inside, and covered in classic hot buffalo sauce. They are a healthy version of a classic chicken wing!
Healthy and Easy Chicken Salad
This Easy Chicken Salad recipe is a healthier version of traditional chicken salad. Made with shredded chicken breasts, greek yogurt, grapes, and a few herbs for the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy.
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado
This perfect Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is filled with tender marinated chicken, grilled veggies, sweet tomatoes, and creamy avocado all tossed in a tangy honey mustard dressing that doubles as a marinade. It’s a healthy lunch or dinner salad that will leave you feeling full and satisfied!
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast with Homemade Spice Rub
This is an easy grilled chicken recipe that only takes 20 minutes! Full of flavor from an epic spice rub. You can eat them alone or they are delicious on top of a salad.
Incredibly Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Last, but not least, these amazing Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are coated in a delicious spice rub made with dried basil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cumin to make it one tender bite. It’s a quick and healthy dinner option that everyone will love!
Is Chicken Healthy?
Chicken is often seen as a healthy option when it comes to choosing what type of protein to cook with. And when you pick the right kind of chicken, that’s exactly the right choice! It’s a great source of protein and other nutrients.
When you cook with skinless chicken that’s going to be the kind of chicken with less fat. Therefore, boneless chicken breasts are usually the optimal option when cooking healthy chicken recipes.
What Is The Healthiest Way to Cook Chicken?
The healthiest way to cook chicken is to avoid unnecessary fats and oils. This is why I often use my air fryer when making things that would normally be unhealthy (like Chicken Tenders for example). Using this type of cooking method prevents you from things like deep frying in fatty oil.
Baking, grilling, and pan-searing chicken are also cooking methods that are highlighted below in the list of healthy chicken recipes.
How Long Does Cook Chicken Last In The Fridge?
You can keep most cooked chicken dishes in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. And most of my healthy chicken recipes make great leftovers for lunch or dinner later in the week!
Make sure to read the recipe instructions for any sort of specific storage or reheating instructions.
More Ways to Cook Chicken
Want even more ways to cook chicken? Be sure to check out my recipe index!