Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
“Healthy Chicken Recipes” are my most pinned subject on Pinterest (Aside from cute puppies).
I’ll go and admit, I LOVE chicken as much as puppies and can probably eat it every day (Chicken…not puppies, to be clear).
There are so many ways chicken can be cooked. You can fry it, bake it, grill it, and boil it.
You can make it BBQ, Cajun, spicy, sweet, sweet, and spicy…the different ways to season chicken are endless!
Chicken doesn’t only taste great, but it has some excellent benefits:
- It can help you lose weight and build muscle
- Chicken contains B12
- Chicken contains choline
- Choline is needed to produce a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is essential to ensure our mood, muscle control, memory, and other cognitive and nervous system functions are working correctly (1).
- According to the National Institutes of Health, 3 ounces of chicken breast gives us 13% of our daily choline value (1).
- It Promotes bone health.
- A 2009 study determined that a high protein diet, combined with adequate calcium intake, higher bone mass density, and fewer bone fractures (1).
Don’t you agree? Chicken is the bomb DOT com! Therefore, eat it!
Anyway, LET’S GET BACK TO EATING AND HOW TO COOK IT
Healthy Chicken Recipes
Below are some of our favorite healthy chicken recipes for weight loss.
These chicken recipes all taste delicious, and all bring something unique to the table.
Most of all, let’s not forget about the fact that you will be enjoying what you eat while losing weight!
So, go ahead and try these delicious chicken recipes for yourself!
Thai Chicken Sweet Potato Flatbread
Hawaiian Chicken Skewers
These Hawaiian Chicken Skewers by delish.com are full of flavor! They said it best in announcing, ” Say Aloha, to your new favorite BBQ Skewers!” Your entire family will enjoy these healthy chicken skewers at your next event. Using ingredients like BBQ, Pineapple, peppers, and chicken, you will never want to try another BBQ Skewer again. Definitely one of our favorite healthy chicken recipes.
Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Fan of the classic sweet and sour chicken? This recipe is a la creme de la crumb of healthy chicken recipes. The masterminds at lecremedelacrumb.com ( see what I did there) have come up with a guilt-free sweet and sour chicken recipe. So make today an Asian cuisine night and impress your family with this recipe!
Here’s another from delish.com (they know their chicken, huh?) This healthy chicken recipe contains two of our favorite ingredients: chicken and Avocado. (YES, PLEASE). These tacos only take about 30 minutes to make. Add some lime for an extra kick! You won’t miss those chicken tacos from that one famous food chain at all!
Paleo Butternut and Apple Chicken Salad With Creamy Maple Dressing
PaleoRunningMama.com has come up with a fantastic tasting chicken salad recipe. She even has the perfect healthy salad dressing recipe to pair. This salad is sweet and savory and perfect for a healthy lunch or healthy dinner. Say “Bye” to your usual boring chicken salad and try this one for our healthy chicken recipes list today!
CRISPY CHICKEN SALAD WITH SRIRACHA HONEY BBQ DRESSING
I’m going to be very honest with you guys. I couldn’t care less about how many calories this unbelievable chicken recipe has. It’s breaded chicken!! What else do you need?!
One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies
Are you looking for a chicken recipe with a little bit more fat and fewer carbs than your regular dish? Check out this recipe from Juliasalbum.com. She uses juicy and fat-filled chicken thighs instead of the usual chicken breast. This pesto chicken is one of our favorite keto chicken recipes.
Macros: 423 calories, 32 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 23 grams of protein.
Check out this spin on the traditional carnitas. If you want to save some calories but love Mexican food, we recommend trying this recipe. Carnitas are usually made out of the shredded pork shoulder, then fried in its fat. By replacing pork with chicken, you’ll be cutting off a bunch of fat and saving a lot of calories.
Macros: 443 calories, 17 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 41 grams of protein per serving.
Super Moist Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Who says you cannot eat BBQ food while on a healthy diet? Do yourself a favor and check this recipe out. Our only issue is the fact that this recipe contains a lot of sodium. If that’s an issue for you, make sure you get “low sodium” BBQ sauce.
Macros: 611 calories, 31 grams of fat, 30 grams of carbs, and 47 grams of protein.
Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Broccoli, bell pepper, three types of cheeses all stuffed in a single chicken breast? Sign me up! Click here for the recipe.
Whole30 Harvest Chicken Salad
Stop the presses! It seems like every week we find a fantastic new salad. This week isn’t any different. The people at paleoglutenfree.com threw everything but the kitchen sink to create this chicken salad. From raspberries and walnuts to pumpkin seeds and maple syrup. Every healthy ingredient you could imagine is probably somewhere in this salad.
Macros: 812 calories, 59 grams of fat, 48 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fiber, and 31 grams of protein. Click Here for the Recipe
Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Buddha Bowls
A few things about this chicken recipe:
- It’s like eating a very delicious rainbow.
- There’s some quinoa underneath all of that deliciousness.
- It has pineapple. I probably should have just said that it has pineapple.
Macros: 232 calories, 5 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of protein. Click Here for the Recipe
Did you add something extra? Do you have a favorite healthy chicken recipe? Please share in the comments! I am always on the hunt for a new tasty chicken recipe.
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