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    The 35 BEST Healthy Chicken Recipes

    If you need some interesting new Healthy Chicken Recipes to cook for your family, you’ve come to the right place!

    There is an amazing range of healthy chicken recipes here, from all around the world. Whatever tastes you’re craving, there’s something here for you.

    You’ll find plenty of easy weeknight healthy chicken dinners, as well as some special dishes fit for company or special occasions.

    Cook you way through all of these healthy chicken dinner ideas, they’re all fantastic!

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    The Best Healthy Chicken Recipes:

    1. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop. Its a great Healthy chicken recipe idea brimming with flavors.

    And, all you need is about 20 minutes of hands on time for these delicious Greek flavors!

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    2. Summer Detox Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Need a healthy meal to wash away those summer hamburgers and ice cream cones? Try this light and tasty Buddha Bowl. It’s one of our favorite healthy chicken recipes.

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    3. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)

    This healthy chicken dish is cooked with Provençal style and flavors. This dinner celebrates the bounties of Provence. Their olives… plump cherry tomatoes… loads of garlic… all braised with lots of herbs.

    All these flavors marry with each other, creating a delicious sauce that you will love to sop up with some crusty fresh bread.

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    4. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)

    Gado Gado… meet this Javanese Salad feast. Taste the rainbow on a plate, a medley of different colors, flavors and textures.

    Yes simple salad that turns into a super tasty complete meal with a good dose of protein, carbs and loads of nutrients on your plate.

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    5. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Lettuce wrap this up and stuff our mouths… I bet ya you will not feel even an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, bit guilty… even when you are going for that fifth one.

    This is a healthy chicken recipe that you can’t have enough of.

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    6. Chicken Shawarma

    This easy Chicken Shawarma brings the flavors, big time! Marinated with vibrant and aromatic spices, it can be your easy weeknight dinner, or a big crowd pleaser for company nights.

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    7. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes!

    It’s a meal prep option, only 10 minutes of prep time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.

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    8. Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

    Have you ever thought how roast chicken will look in a Mediterranean avatar? Here it is… One skillet Mediterranean Chicken Roast. Fresh, healthy and jam packed with amazing flavors! 

    This is a one skillet healthy chicken meal from stovetop-to oven-to table. You can’t beat the ease and convenience of this one pot meal, as you literally throw everything in a skillet and let the oven do the work. 

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    9. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    This Peruvian Chicken, Pollo a la Brasa, is beautifully marinated and then either grilled or roasted. Serve it with Aji Verde, a Peruvian green sauce, for ultimate flavors! Tasty yet healthy chicken recipe!!

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    10. Sesame Chicken Bowls

    These Sesame Chicken Bowls are the easy answer to your weeknight Chinese food cravings. In less than half an hour, you can have your own, customizable dish that’s so much better than takeout.

    They’re a breeze to make, and are a great meal prep option to prepare in bulk. You’ll just love these leftovers for lunch.

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    11. Tomato Basil Chicken

    Would you make this healthy chicken dish if I say just three things? Super easy, super quick and super delicious!! It’s actually quite brilliant and good looking too!!

    Those gorgeous looking cherry tomatoes in a slightly buttery-orangey sauce with hints of basil are just too good on otherwise plain chicken breast. 

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    12. Crock Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

    This one is for those lazy days. Or busy days. Or clueless, don’t know what to cook days. All it takes is a few minutes of your time sometime in the morning.

    This Hawaiian pineapple chicken is easy, dump and run slow cooking at its finest!

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    13. Chicken Stir Fry

    This easy Chicken Stir Fry recipe is a quick weeknight dinner with tons of great flavor and plenty of veggie power! This Healthy Chicken Recipe is here when those Asian takeout night is on your mind.

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    14. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    This Jamaican Jerk Healthy Chicken recipe is dedicated to all of my fellow spice lovers. Marinated in an amazing concoction of ingredients, it’s a total flavor bomb with a customizable level of kick.

    It’s one of the best healthy chicken recipes for summertime.

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    15. Meatball Minestrone Soup

    This bowl of Meatball Minestrone Soup is a huge upgrade over the original Italian soup with the addition of plump chicken meatballs.

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    16. Healthy Harissa Chicken

    Harissa Chicken is a hugely flavorful dish using my new favorite flavor bomb, North African harissa.

    This recipe is a one pot wonder with chicken, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas, and it takes only a few minutes of your hands on time.

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    17. Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Gỏi Gà Bắp Cải)

    This is not your usual chicken salad. It’s almost like a shredded slaw, but with amazingly tasty dressing and the goodness of healthy chicken.

    This Vietnamese Chicken Salad is your bowl of vibrant freshness from crunchy veggies and loads of herbs.

    In every bite there is a perfect combination of sweet, savory and tangy with the slightest hint of spice, thanks to their beloved Nuoc Cham dressing.

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    18. Thai Chicken Curry

    We love Thai curry, so we just had to include this awesome Thai chicken curry recipe!

    It’s quick and easy to make, and you can make it in your kitchen. It uses a yummy Thai green coconut curry sauce that brings the whole thing together.

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    19. Chicken Tacos (Mexican Street Style)

    Authentic, tasty Mexican flavors in tacos are extremely easy to create in your home. Just the way you would get in any Mexican street tacos.

    All you are doing is marinating the chicken in some staple Mexican marinade for a few hours. Then grill the chicken or cook it on stove top and load it in between the tacos along with whatever toppings your heart desires.

    Easy on any weeknight or perfect to please your family or friends at your next get together.

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    20. Spanish Chicken

    This beautifully flavored Spanish Chicken is slow braised in a tomato sauce along with chorizo sausage, chick peas and other tasty ingredients. It’s a delicious combination!

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    21. Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

    Dinner ready in 20 minutes? Honey Garlic Chicken Bites… Music to the ears… And when you look into the pan, the sticky delicious honey garlic sauce laced chicken bites, they look so tempting to dig in to. 

    This is your perfect weeknight dinner idea that happens with regular every day pantry ingredients. Nothing fancy… nothing difficult… just simple good old flavors.

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    22. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Are you looking for a really, really fast meal that’s really, really tasty and healthy?

    Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken, AKA Pad Krapow Gai, bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. 

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    23. Chicken Tikkas

    Chicken Tikkas… the most classic of Indian appetizers. Yet these tikkas will be among the most versatile recipes in your arsenal.

    Have them with naan, over salads with mint chutney, or just by themselves. The possibilities are endless!

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    24. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy.

    Impress your guests with this amazing healthy chicken recipe, or save it for yourself!

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    25. Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables

    Another awesome sheet pan recipe on our list is this sheet pan chicken with rainbow vegetables.

    It doesn’t just look pretty – it also tastes amazing! It’s a great way to eat healthy while still using some of the common ingredients hanging out in your pantry.

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    26. Pollo Asado

    If you are looking for a super flavorful roast chicken recipe that is easy to make and truly satisfactory, this Pollo Asado recipe will deliver. This Pollo Asado is full of citrus and Mexican spices, including achiote powder.

    Serve the grilled chicken as the star of the meal, or use it for tacos, burritos, nachos, and more.

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    27. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Give your classic comfort food a new twist, and make this Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup. It has all the flavors you love, but is somehow more fun!

    A homemade, easy to make Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup is perfect for any day of the week!

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    28. Meal Prep Chicken (Orange Chicken)

    How about juicy and tender chicken bites, cooked in a delicious sticky orange garlic teriyaki sauce? From this simple meal prep chicken, you can have your lunches so many ways. 

    Pair this orange chicken with rice or noodles, along with different veggies, and you are set for a whole week.

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    29. Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    Hawaiian Chicken Salad – Take a look at this colorful platter. It’s full of tropical flavors, a variety of textures, and it happens to be healthy.

    This is a great summertime dish, when you want something light, yet satisfying.

    Give this refreshing tropical chicken salad a try in your house tonight!

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    30.Pinchos (Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers)

    Pinchos are just your simple meat-on-a-stick meal, but these tender bites are super delicious. Get ready to grill one of the most popular street foods out of Puerto Rico… Pinchos De Pollo!! 

    The snuggly threaded chicken cubes are marinated in amazing island flavors and grilled to perfection, then slathered with BBQ sauce. Yes, very unique chicken kebabs!

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    31. Hibachi Chicken (Benihana Copycat)

    This restaurant style Hibachi Chicken dinner includes sautéed veggies and fried rice, along with tangy Yum Yum sauce, for a complete one pan meal.

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    32. Baked BBQ Chicken

    This easy Baked BBQ Chicken is perfectly tender and juicy, with a sticky sweet barbecue glaze that you won’t be able to get enough of. 

    You’re going to love the ease of this recipe, which is a great weeknight dinner option to feed your hungry crowd.

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    33. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    These quick Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are the perfect family dinner, full of flavor and easy on the cleanup! 

    Well seasoned chicken and veggies all cook on a single baking sheet, and the end result is so succulent and delicious that you’ll want to make this recipe again and again.

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    34. Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

    This Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is so quick and easy to make, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    It’s an under-30-minute meal perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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    35. Mediterranean Chicken Tacos

    These Mediterranean Chicken Tacos are a fun and healthy fusion, where Mediterranean flavors get stuffed into your favorite Mexican tortillas.

    They’re a light and tasty dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.

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    So there you go, thirty five great healthy chicken recipes. The only question now is, which one do you feel like tonight?

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    35 BEST Healthy Chicken Recipes

    This collection of easy Healthy Chicken Recipes will give you plenty of flavorful dinners to feed your family. We love these easy Greek skewers:


    • 2lb chicken (boneless skinless tenders, breasts or thighs)
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • juice of 1 large lemon
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 1.5 Tbsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper


      1. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in a ziploc bag. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour it over the chicken. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible, then seal. Combine everything well by agitating the bag with your hands, then marinate in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours (or better yet, overnight).
      2. Skewer the chicken onto metal skewers, or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes.
      3. Preheat grill over medium high heat and grill skewers 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.

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