Chicken is one of my favorite things to make for dinner because there are so many wholesome ways to make it! These recipes are some of the best healthy chicken recipes on the internet! This collection of recipes includes low carb, low calorie, gluten free, and low fat chicken dishes that are still packed with flavor so you will enjoy every bite no matter what type of diet you follow. These easy healthy chicken recipes with only a few ingredients are quick and easy to make on even the busiest week night. So grab a couple, or create your meal plan for the whole month!
Healthy Chicken Recipe Ideas
I feel like there is a dinner trifecta.
It is not that hard to find recipes that are easy. You can find recipes that are healthy. You can find recipes that are delicious.
Finding recipes that are all 3 on the other hand can be really very difficult. That my friends is the dinner trifecta.
Easy + Healthy + Delicious = Dinner trifecta!
The recipes that I have put together for you today are the tried and true recipes that meet all three. That have been made and loved by thousands, and in some cases even millions of people! Since there are many different definitions of healthy out there I am going to break up the recipes into categories for you below. There are low carb, low calorie, gluten free, and low fat options. If you are looking for an option that I haven’t listed here, or have a favorite chicken recipe that I haven’t included, please let me know in the comments.
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
These recipes are low on the carbs but high on the flavor! Most of theses are chicken breast recipes but you can also substitute boneless, skinless, chicken thighs in the recipe if you prefer to make it higher in fat. From Italian to Mexican dishes there really is a list that spans the world for different types of cuisines. Each of these recipes will have 10g of carbs or less per serving.
- Creamy Garlic Chicken
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- Caprese Chicken
- World’s BEST Chicken Salad
- Buffalo Chicken Casserole
- Creamy Tuscan Chicken
- Baked Artichoke Chicken
- Jalapeno Chicken Casserole
- Spinach & Artichoke Chicken
- Easy Chicken Legs
- One Pot Bacon Garlic Chicken with Spinach
Low Calorie Healthy Chicken Recipes
All of the recipes on this list are under 300 calories per serving. These low calorie recipes are light and perfect for a meal that doesn’t weigh you down. Most of these recipes are packed with lean cuts of chicken and lots of vegetables. If you want to lower the calories even more you can omit the cheese from the recipes.
- Bruschetta Chicken
- Crock Pot Thai Chicken
- White Chicken Chili
- Baked Chicken Fajitas
- Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- Slow Cooker Creamy BBQ Chicken
- Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup
- Salsa Chicken Bake
- Chili with Chicken and Beans
Low Fat Chicken Recipes
These low fat chicken recipes may be light on fat but they are still every bit as delicious! Some of these recipes are fat-free and some have a small amount of fat. You can always substitute high fat ingredients like cheese, sour cream, or other dairy products for their low fat counterparts.
- Salsa Fresca Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Chili
- Chicken Marsala Casserole
- Smoked Paprika Chicken & Rice
- Sheet Pan Chicken Potatoes and Broccoli – 3 ways!
- Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
- Chicken Cacciatore
- The BEST Chicken Noodle Soup
- Mediterranean Chicken Bake
Gluten Free Healthy Chicken Recipes
There are really a lot of great chicken recipe options that are gluten free. Since chicken is naturally gluten free you can season it up, add vegetables or grains, and even make it creamy with cheese or dairy and still have a great, healthy gluten free meal. The options are really endless!
- Crockpot Green Chile Chicken
- Creamy Pesto Chicken Bake
- Zucchini Chicken Bake
- Green Chile Chicken and Rice
- Green Chile Fiesta Chicken
- Paleo Almond Chicken
- Oven Roasted Balsamic Chicken
- Loaded Greek Salad
- Chicken wrapped Asparagus with Bacon
- Green Chile Chicken Bake
I hope this helps you fill up your weekly menu with some delicious and most importantly, healthy new lunch or dinner ideas. Many of the recipes above work well for meal prep and reheat well to eat for dinner, then package leftovers for lunches throughout the week. If you have another type of healthy chicken recipe you would like to see, or have a favorite recipe to share, please let me know in the comments so I can check it out! If you need even more chicken recipe ideas, check out all of my baked chicken recipes here!