300 Calorie Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Chicken is a champ on the lower-calorie dinner table. Browse 1,020+ baked, grilled, and roasted, chicken recipes with 300 calories or less per serving.

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Chicken Paillard

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
This is a super-easy dinner and very refreshing for an outdoor barbeque or spring dinner. The lemon adds a fresh taste to a simple chicken dish.

Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Pasta

Rating: 5 stars 39
Using a spiralizer, zucchini is turned into a tasty stand-in for pasta in this non-breaded take on chicken Parmesan.

Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 43
This chicken dish is incredibly easy to make and very delicious. It's a childhood favorite of my partner's; his mom served it with rice and green beans for an easy weekday meal. Feel free to add other hot sauce or spices to jazz it up. Frank's RedHot® sauce is a great addition.

"Skinny" Chicken Tacos

Rating: 4 stars 18
Zesty, easy, and quick way to make chicken tacos that are delicious and diet-friendly. Other options for toppings would be low-fat sour cream, 2% reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, and salsa.

Mexican Thai Fusion Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Tasty marinated chicken gets a kick from smokey ancho chili peppers. Serve with a mandarin and spring green salad and a good Riesling. Alternately, you can skewer chicken on bamboo skewers which have been soaked for about 20 minutes and cook them over a small flame.

Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
This recipe is a variation on traditional chicken piquant which is spicy Cajun chicken. This comes together quickly and is good served over white rice.

Key West Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1577
This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.

Slow Cooker Chicken Creole

Rating: 4 stars 362
The stewed tomatoes and jalapeno pepper give this slow cooker recipe its Creole zing, along with seasoning and other veggies. This is an easy and tasty Creole chicken recipe. Just put all ingredients into the slow cooker and let it simmer all day. It's perfect over egg noodles. Add extra water and veggies to the leftovers to make a tasty afternoon soup.

Grilled Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 250
An easy to prep marinade for succulent grilled chicken every time!

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
Tasty and easy to make. Kids love it and you all will want more!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley
Rating: Unrated 663
"Moist, tasty, delicious...easy!! I took the advice of others and added some fresh lemon juice right around the time I uncovered it for the last 10-15 minutes of baking." – Tammy
Chicken Breasts Pierre
Rating: Unrated 2687
"This is one of the tastiest dishes to ever come out of my kitchen. I made it for some guests one night, and we couldn't get enough of the sauce." – MD
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II
Rating: 4 stars 1608

Seasoned, browned chicken breasts slow cooked with lemon juice, garlic, and chicken bouillon. A wonderful 'fix and forget' recipe that is easy and pleases just about everyone. Great served with rice or pasta, or even alone.