13 Best Clean Eating Chicken Recipes

If you love chicken dishes and prefer to eat fresh, healthy, and clean, here are the recipes for you. We've gathered some of our very favorite clean eating chicken recipes. They're lean, they're clean, and they're making the scene in all their healthy 5-star glory. The best part? These clean eating chicken recipes are mostly one-dish wonders – complete clean eating meals combining lean chicken and healthy veggies in one pot, pan, or sheet.

Clean Eating Chicken Recipes

1. Instant Pot® Keto Chicken and Kale Stew

Instant Pot clean eating recipes are hot these days – and come to think of it, so are keto and kale. "Try this quick, easy, and incredibly tender chicken stew cooked with diced tomatoes," says Fioa. "I added kale for extra green power! Serve over cauli rice for a complete and perfect keto meal."

Instant Pot Keto Chicken and Kale Stew
Photo by Fioa.

2. Chicken, Apple, and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner

"If you're looking for the easiest dinner imaginable, sheet pan recipes are the perfect thing for you," says My Stir Crazy Kitchen. "This one, with chicken thighs, apple, and Brussels sprouts, is not only easy to cook, but even easier to clean! Serve it alone or with rice/salad."

Chicken, Apple, and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner
Photo by My Stir Crazy Kitchen.

3. Chicken Tagine with Caramelized Pears

This recipe calls for a whole chicken cut into pieces and cooked with spices including turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and cumin. "Chicken cooked in a tagine is always meltingly tender," says nt_bella. "Adding sweet, caramelized pears at the end makes this Moroccan dish irresistible."

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Caramelized Pears
Photo by nt_bella.

4. Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Here's a quick clean eating stir fry that's great for weeknight dinners. Strips of skinless chicken breast quickly cook with garlic, ginger, and lots of crunchy veggies like sliced cabbage, red bell pepper, and sugar snap peas. It's versatile, too. "This is delicious no matter what vegetables I use," says Gwen.

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Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

5. Skillet Chicken and Quinoa with Fresh Salsa

Another quick, well-balanced weeknight dinner, this one-skillet, clean eating chicken dinner gets it done with quinoa, finished with fresh homemade salsa and avocados. "A filling and fresh dish. Topping with the homemade salsa is a must," says Chef V.

Skillet Chicken and Quinoa with Fresh Salsa
Photo by Chef V.

6. Chicken with Butternut Squash Noodles

Another one of our favorite clean eating chicken breast recipes. You'll spiralize butternut squash into noodles, then top them with a sweet, spiced mixture of sliced chicken breast, dried fruit, and almonds. "Delicious Moroccan-inspired chicken dish served with butternut squash noodles," says FSHELL.

Moroccan-Style Chicken with Butternut Squash Noodles
Photo by FSHELL.

7. White Chili II

"A fantastic chili with enough bite to be flavorful and pleasing, and low enough in fat and sodium to be allowed on my diet," says END54. Cubes of skinless, boneless chicken breast are sautéed with scallions, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and seasonings, then simmered with great Northern beans in chicken broth.

White Chili II
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

8. Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken Dinner

Harissa spices up chicken thighs, carrots, and cauliflower. "The North African red pepper sauce adds depth and kick to this one-pan meal perfect for weeknights," says Betty Soup.

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken Dinner
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

9. Green Chicken Curry

This flavorful chicken curry made with Thai green curry paste and coconut milk goes all in for clean, green veggies: green bell peppers, zucchini, peas, and green beans.

Thai Green Chicken Curry
Photo by virgi.

10. Mango Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Ready in less than one hour, grilled chicken breast and basmati rice are topped with homemade mango sauce, corn salsa, and avocado. "These coconut-mango chicken bowls are a delicious way to prep your lunches for the week," says middle_angel21. "Top with extra cilantro."

Mango Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
Photo by middle_angel21.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

Here's one of our favorite clean eating slow cooker recipes. "A delicious, easy, healthy, and budget-friendly one-dish meal," says the Occasional Cooker. Strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast combine with garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, canned diced tomatoes, and plenty of seasonings.

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Photo by berlin85.

12. Chicken Zoodle Soup

Here's a clean eating soup that's pure comfort food. "With the winter months approaching fast," says bd.weld, "my niece and I co-conspired to come up with this warm and comforting soup using 'zoodles' that's easy on the waistline."

Chicken Zoodle Soup
Photo by France C.

13. Chicken and Quinoa Paella

Here's the perfect potluck meal-in-a-pan combining chicken (white or dark meat), green beans, bell peppers, and quinoa in a tomato and saffron sauce. "Traditional paella is made with rice," says Oliver P Villaescusa. "This recipe replaces the rice with quinoa, which is very good at absorbing the flavor of whatever it cooks in. This recipe simplifies cooking paella by foregoing the paella pan and using a common baking pan, the perfect size for parties and potlucks. Garnish with lemon wedges."

Chicken and Quinoa Paella
Photo by Oliver.

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