Healthy Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Healthy chicken recipes for the oven, slow cooker, grill, and more. Find a tasty low-calorie chicken dish for tonight’s dinner.

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Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

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This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, broth, and thyme. It's super yummy and a hit every time!

Simple Lemon Herb Chicken

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This is a simple, quick and delicious dish. All you need are a few spices and, of course, the chicken! The amount of spices are completely up to you. You can add more or less according to your taste. Enjoy!

Spicy Chicken Breasts

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This is a great skinless, chicken breast recipe that can be served over salad greens or as an entree! If serving over salad greens, cut chicken into strips and top with your favorite salsa or dressing.

Better Slow Cooker Robust Chicken

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A combination of excellent flavors which blend into a wonderful, rich sauce for your chicken! Serve with a simple green salad and focaccia for a feast!

A Jerky Chicken

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A great Jamaican style dish. A spicy blend of herbs, vinegar, and a habanero pepper make this chicken dish unforgettable. Serve with rice, yum!

Kevin's Teriyaki Chicken

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My uncle has got to be one of the best cooks that I know. When we have a family get together, this dish is often requested.

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

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Use your slow cooker to prepare this great twist on basic barbecue chicken. Throw the chicken breasts in frozen, and serve with baked potatoes.

Chicken Scampi I

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A wonderful, fresh, light way to serve chicken. Good over rice.

Bourbon Chicken

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A favorite named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana and for the bourbon whiskey ingredient; although this dish, sold as Cajun-style cuisine in malls all over America, is reported to be nothing of the kind (not genuine Creole or Cajun fare)! Note: If you double the recipe, make sure that the chicken is still in a single layer. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

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Quick and easy to prepare, and the kids love it too!

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

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Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

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I have been making this Moroccan-style recipe for years. It's so easy to make, it has become a tradition in our household.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tangy Braised Balsamic Chicken

"I LOVE the flavor of it. A great meal that can be made in little time: perfect for those busy weeknights!" – Chikee

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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Boneless chicken and broccoli make a delicious pairing in a tomato-garlic sauce. Use your favorite shaped pasta - penne and shells work well.