6 Best Healthy Chicken Recipes That Are So Easy To Make

Never run out of ideas with these best healthy chicken recipes. These recipes have less than 490 calories per serving. These chicken recipes are easy to make, with just a few ingredients needed.

1. Pesto Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:

• 1 tsp olive oil
• 4 oz chicken breast
• salt and black pepper to taste
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 5 grape tomatoes (halved)
• 4 oz whole-wheat pasta (cooked)
• 1 tbsp pesto
• 2 basil leaves (optional for garnishing)

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 410 calories.

Set a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tsp olive oil and heat it.
Add 4 oz chicken breast into the pan.
Season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
Cook for 3-5 minutes on one side.
Flip on the other side, then season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
Cook for 3-5 minutes until cooked.
Once done, remove from the pan and transfer to a plate.
Let it cool, then cut into strips.
Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add halved grape tomatoes and cooked whole-wheat pasta.
Drizzle 1 tbsp pesto.
Mix well to combine.
Transfer to a plate.
Place the chicken strips on top.
Garnish with basil leaves.
Enjoy!

2. Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

• 5 grape tomatoes (quartered)
• 3 leaves lettuce (chopped)
• 1 hard-boiled egg (shredded)
• 4 oz chicken breast (boiled and shredded)
• 1 oz diced avocado (optional)

Dressing:

• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1 tsp white vinegar
• salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 320 calories.

In a sauce bowl, mix the dressing ingredients.
Set aside.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add quartered grape tomatoes, chopped lettuce and shredded hard-boiled egg.
Add boiled and shredded chicken breast.
Drizzle with the dressing.
Add diced avocado.
Toss to combine.
Enjoy!

3. Avocado Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

• 1/4 medium red onion (sliced)
• 7 grape tomatoes (quartered)
• 3 oz ripe mango (diced)
• 1 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)
• 1/4 cup corn
• 4 oz boiled chicken breast (diced)
• 1 oz diced avocado (optional)

Dressing:

• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1 tsp lime juice
• 1 tsp honey
• salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 390 calories.

Prepare a sauce bowl.
Mix all ingredients for the dressing.
Set aside.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add sliced medium red onion, quartered grape tomatoes and diced ripe mango.
Sprinkle finely chopped cilantro.
Add corn, diced chicken breast and diced avocado.
Drizzle the dressing on top.
Toss to combine well.
Enjoy!

4. Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

• 1/4 medium yellow onion (chopped)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 5 oz chicken breast (chopped)
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 1/4 tsp ground cumin
• 1/4 tsp ground coriander
• 1/4 tsp paprika
• 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
• salt and black pepper to taste
• 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
• 2 oz crushed tomatoes
• 1 tbsp heavy cream
• 1 cup brown rice (cooked)
• some chopped cilantro (optional for garnishing)

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 490 calories.

Set a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add olive oil and heat it.
Add chopped yellow onion and saute until soft.
Add chopped chicken breast.
Stir and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken changes color.
Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
Season with ground cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, salt and black pepper.
Stir to combine.
Add low-sodium chicken broth and crushed tomatoes.
Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, add heavy cream.
Stir until cream melts.
Slightly cover the lid and let it simmer until sauce thickens.
Once the sauce is thick, uncover the pan.
Stir for 30 seconds.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Serve with cooked brown rice.
Garnish with some chopped cilantro.
Enjoy!

5. Roasted Chicken & Peppers

Ingredients:

• 1/2 medium red bell pepper (julienned)
• 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper (julienned)
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• salt and black pepper to taste
• 2 chicken legs
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 2 oz spinach (chopped)
• 1/2 oz feta cheese (crumbled)

Seasoning Mix:

• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp onion powder
• 1/4 tsp paprika
• salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 310 calories.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a sauce bowl.
Mix all ingredients for seasoning mix.
Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add julienned bell peppers.
Season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
Mix well.

Transfer the seasoned bell peppers into a parchment-lined baking tray.
Add the chicken legs into the tray.
Rub the seasoning mix on the chicken legs.
Spray with olive oil.
Place inside the preheated oven.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until chicken legs are golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool for 1-2 minutes.

Prepare a plate.
Add chopped spinach, followed by the roasted bell peppers and chicken legs.
Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
Enjoy!

6. Chicken & Green Beans

Ingredients:

• 5 oz green beans (ends removed)
• 6 oz chicken breast (sliced)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1 tsp soy sauce
• black pepper to taste
• 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/4 tsp dried thyme

Instructions:

This recipe serves one with 370 calories.

Set a pot filled with salted water.
Add green beans.
Slightly cover the lid and bring to a boil.
Once it boils, remove it from the heat.
Transfer the green beans to a plate.
Set aside.

Set a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add olive oil and heat it.
Add sliced chicken breast into the pan.
Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add soy sauce and black pepper to taste.
Continue to stir until the chicken is cooked.
Add boiled green beans and chopped parsley.
Season with Italian seasoning and dried thyme.
Stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Enjoy!

6 Best Healthy Chicken Recipes That Are So Easy To Make
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