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Healthy Chicken Recipes

Best Healthy Chicken Recipes: Top 10 Picks

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Beat chicken boredom and eat up with 10 palate-pleasing, healthy chicken recipes.

Chicken is probably a staple in maintaining your medical weight loss plan, but after a while it can get, well, boring. But your doctor recommends experimenting with healthy chicken recipes for a good reason. Chicken contains essential nutrients you body needs to function without the high calorie and fat content that give other meats their claims to fame. 

One serving of chicken packs in a hefty serving of protein, vitamins B6 and B3, selenium (shown to fight cancer), and only small traces of saturated fat. Beat chicken boredom and eat up with these 10 palate-pleasing, healthy chicken recipes

Asian Chicken Stir Fry: Get your fill of veggies with this delicious and healthy Asian-influenced stir-fry. Love spice? This recipe has a kick, sure to rev up your metabolism too! 

Asian Chicken Stir-Fry RecipeCalories: 555 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 50 minutes

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Rosemary Chicken with Mango-Cucumber Quinoa: Quinoa's protein-packed, nutty flavor complements the tangy mango and zesty rosemary chicken perfectly. If you haven’t given quinoa a shot, this is a great chance to sample the superfood. You'll crave this delicious meal again!

Rosemary Chicken with Mango-Cucumber Quinoa RecipeCalories: 516 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes 

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Baked Breaded Chicken with Tomato-Cucumber Salad: Crunchy, nutritious, and delicious. Breaded doesn’t always mean unhealthy—not when it’s baked and smothered in this olive oil and vinegar-based marinade. 

Baked Breaded Chicken with Tomato-Cucumber Salad RecipeCalories: 533 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 45 minutes

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Chicken with Prunes and Olives: Don’t be daunted by the amount of time it takes to cook up this healthy chicken recipe. It’s only about 15 minutes of active cooking time; the rest is marinating and cooking the chicken in a delicious sauce made up of fresh herbs, garlic, prunes, olives, capers, and olive oil. Yum!  

Chicken with Prunes and Olives RecipeCalories: 523 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

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Chicken Breast with Yellow Squash: This makes the perfect go-to meal when you’re crunched for time. In just 25 minutes, you’ll have a well-balanced meal. Bonus: Studies show yellow squash may boost heart health and prevent certain cancers. Dig in!

Chicken Breast with Yellow Squash RecipeCalories: 500 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes

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Chicken Fajitas: By using skinless chicken breasts, reduced-fat sour cream, grilled veggies, and whole-wheat tortillas, you can enjoy this Tex-Mex favorite on a medical weight loss plan. This lightened-up version doesn’t skimp on the Mexican flavor your palate craves. 

Chicken Fajitas RecipeCalories: 542 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes

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Barbecued Chicken with Apricot-Walnut Cornbread: Fire up the grill! This healthy take on traditional barbecued chicken and cornbread uses only the breasts to reduce fat content, while the cornbread is lightened up with egg whites and non-fat yogurt. Enjoy!

Barbecued Chicken with Apricot-Walnut Cornbread RecipeCalories: 524 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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Creamy Southwestern Chicken: Fat-free cream cheese and spicing up a pre-made salsa makes this delectable low-fat dish taste much more sinful than it really is!   

Creamy Southwestern Chicken RecipeCalories: 535 Servings: 3 Prep Time: 15 minutes

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‘Fried’ Chicken with Garlic Potato Fries: OK, it’s not actually fried, but if you love the taste of fried chicken, this baked version will hit the spot. It pairs deliciously with thin-sliced, garlic-dusted fingerling potatoes, baked to desired crispiness. 

‘Fried’ Chicken with Garlic Potato Fries RecipeCalories: 531 Servings: 6 Prep Time: 25 minutes

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps: This Asian twist on a burrito, filled with chicken, peanuts, shallots, red bell pepper, and flavorful spices, makes for a healthy and tasty main course or party appetizer. The recipe won’t disappoint!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps RecipeCalories: 523 Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes

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