14 Favorite Clean Eating Chicken Recipes
If you love chicken dishes and eating 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. Maybe best of all, 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.
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Caramelized Pears
This recipe calls for a whole chicken cut into pieces. "Chicken cooked in a tagine is always meltingly tender," says nt_bella. "Adding sweet, caramelized pears at the end makes this Moroccan dish irresistible."
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."
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."
Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Here's a quick clean-eating stir fry. 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.
Skillet Chicken and Quinoa with Fresh Salsa
Another quick, well-balanced weeknight chicken dinner, this one-skillet clean-eating chicken dinner does it 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.
Moroccan-Style Chicken with Butternut Squash Noodles
Another of our favorite clean eating chicken breast recipes. You'll spiralize butternut squash into noodles, then top them with this sweet, Moroccan-spiced dish with slices of chicken breast, dried fruit, and almonds. "Delicious Moroccan-inspired chicken dish served with butternut squash noodles," says FSHELL.
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. You'll quickly saute cubes of skinless, boneless chicken breast and combine with sauteed onion, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and seasonings. Then simply simmer the chicken and veggies with great Northern beans in chicken broth.
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.
Thai Green Chicken Curry
This Thai green chicken curry goes all in for clean, green veggies; green bell peppers, zucchini, peas, and green beans.
Mango Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
Ready in less than an 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."
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.
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 and Quinoa Paella
Here's the perfect potluck meal-in-a-pan combining chicken (any combo you like of 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."
Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad
In this healthy main-dish salad, grilled chicken breasts, asparagus, and corn mix it up with tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and a simple white wine vinegar, minced garlic, mustard, paprika, and olive oil dressing. "This is the perfect salad for any time of the year," says Dawn.