Our bet is that chicken breast recipes are a staple at your house. And if that's true, then it's also likely that this go-to protein can sometimes become blah if it's served too frequently. No more! The trick is to rely on different seasonings, sources of heat and serving suggestions to change things up — and we've got you covered there. This collection of healthy chicken recipes can get you through months of nutritious meals (really!) without anyone feeling bored.
Transform the versatile poultry into flavorful entrées fit for family dinners with the help of delicious seasonings, sauces, healthy side dishes and the occasional cheesy stuffing. Whether you're looking for an easy sheet pan dinner or set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker feasts, we've got ideas for every appetite. And so many of these include heart-healthy veggies, beans and whole grains for a well-rounded meal.
Skinless, boneless chicken can form the basis of any healthy eating plan, as it's an excellent source of protein that's low in saturated fat and high in the essential nutrient choline. Grilled or rotisserie chicken will boast better nutritional benefits than breaded or fried versions — but we love those options for comforting meals that still contain an impressive protein punch. Feel free to switch it up between chicken breasts and chicken thighs, which are high in iron. Ready for some menu ideas? Check out these must-try healthy chicken ideas to revamp your mundane meals, stat.
Serve this flavorful main with whole grain rice or flatbread for a healthy dinner inspired by the Mediterranean.
Cooking protein in parchments keeps it nice and juicy. Throw some veggies in there for a built-in side!
Garam masala adds warming heat and lots of flavor.
Use store-bought pasta to make this fit for any weeknight, or try your hand at homemade pasta for dinner and an activity all in one.
With slightly sweet dried cherries and salty Parmesan crisps, there's no shortage of fun flavor in this weeknight dinner.
Cooking juicy tomatoes in the air fryer creates a hands-off, stellar sauce. Spoon it over dinner for added flavor!
Dinner in only one dish? Yes, please.
Roast a whole bird for a satisfying, cozy supper that feeds four.
Chickpeas add extra protein and and a little bit of crunch in this simple meal.
It sounds simple—and that's because it is. You only need 5 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) to make this tasty chicken for one.
Loaded with eggs, bacon, cheese and chicken, this salad is fit for a dinner feast.
The secret to this light, creamy soup? Whisked eggs! That’s right — this recipe is completely dairy-free.
Nix your Chipotle craving in the bud with this 30-minute dinner, featuring a zesty mix of scallions, jalapeños, cilantro and melty Monterey Jack.
Swap brown rice for the pilaf in this North African-inspired recipe and you'll get an extra fiber-filled boost from the healthy whole grains.
A healthy, cheesy soup? It's possible when you consider broccoli's health benefits.
You'd be hard pressed to find a dinner under 250 calories that eats this hearty and is this filling. The best part? It's ready in 20.
We love a good one-pot dinner, and this sautéed broccoli and chicken make for a quick-yet-delicious meal.
Stuffing a chicken breast makes it doubly delicious, and the addition of iron-rich spinach manages makes this healthy dinner even lighter.
A hearty trifecta of sweet potatoes, chicken, and avocado mean this salad recipe will actually fill you up. It's the umami-flavored miso vinaigrette that will inspire you to make it again and again.
Buy precut squash to save yourself some time — or learn how to chop it up yourself with our tutorial on how to peel and cut butternut squash.
You'll find Meghan Markle whipping up roast chicken in her kitchen... so what are you waiting for?
Calling all Crock Pot and Instant Pot fans: This recipe simmers in your slow cooker all day for tender, fall-off-the-bone meat by dinner time.
Crunchy peas and zingy ginger lend themselves to a fresh and verdant plate. Go ahead and reach for seconds – it's only 290 calories per serving!
Lighten this Chinese takeout classic even further by serving over a bed of low-carb cauliflower rice instead. The cauli kind cooks faster, too.
Creamy, crumbled feta adds just the right amount of saltiness to balance out a sweet glaze. Don't forget to sprinkle with mint just before serving!
What is Romesco, you ask? Consider this Catalonian condiment as next-level tomato sauce with the addition of nuts, peppers, garlic, and sherry vinegar.