Looking for healthy chicken recipes? We have plenty of ideas for healthy chicken meals.
Chicken is a healthy source of lean protein, plus it’s low in saturated fat making it the perfect base for a healthy dinner. We’ve gathered our favourite low calorie chicken recipes, all quick and easy to make but still bursting with flavour. And, because they’re 500 calories or under per serving, our healthy chicken recipes are great if you’re aiming to lose weight or just make healthier choices.
Make one of our healthy chicken breast recipes, including a six-ingredient hasselback chicken traybake. Or try our healthy one-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo for a filling, low calorie meal that cuts down on washing up. Or if you’re looking for a carb free paleo diet-friendly option, check out our lemony chicken piccata.
Need a chicken dinner in a hurry? Make one of our quick and easy chicken curry recipes, here.
Check out our quick and easy burrito recipe with tikka-marinated chicken. Serve this simple recipe with ready made rice, a simple homemade yogurt dip and warmed rotis.
Check out our easy chicken satay noodle salad recipe with red cabbage, shredded carrots and roasted peanuts. This vibrant crunchy salad is low in calories and ready in an hour.
Check out this easy chicken recipe with creamy mozzarella, roasted red peppers and punchy ‘macho’ peas. Nando’s fans will love this lighter, low-cal version of the restaurant classic. Check to make sure your peri-peri sauce doesn’t contain gluten.
Check out our low calorie pan-fried chicken thigh recipe served with steamed rice and greens. This is a traditional Filipino dish made with soy sauce and vinegar. The strong flavours mellow a little with cooking, leaving a deeply savoury sauce behind.
Check out our easy chicken curry recipe with low-fat coconut milk, punchy madras paste and crunchy sugar snap peas. This flavoursome curry is low in calorie and gluten free.
Check out this punchy Chinese kung pao recipe with chicken. The traditional Szechuan version is made with dried chillies, but we’ve used fresh instead.
Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, seasonal mangetout and lentils. This quick and easy salad is low calorie and ready in 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.
Check out these seriously crispy, smoky chicken thighs with easy courgette ribbons and juicy cherry tomatoes. This super easy meal is high in protein, low in calories and ready in less than an hour.
Try our low calorie chicken recipe. This North African inspired recipe, butterflied chicken ras el hanout, is gluten free and packed full of flavour… an easy midweek meal. Try more of our low calorie meal ideas here…
Check out this juicy chicken goulash recipe with peppery paprika. Serve this simple one-pot with tagliatelle or rice for an easy midweek family meal. Plus it’s low in calories, too.
A healthy chicken breast recipe with under 250 calories. Simple, delicious and quick to prepare, our chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad is also low on calories. This quick and easy gluten free dish is a great healthy meal for two.
One of our most healthy chicken recipes, with only 170 calories. This fresh and zesty chicken piccata is quick and easy to make, low-calorie, easy to freeze and also paleo diet-friendly. Serve with a green salad and cauliflower rice for a super healthy dinner or lunch option.
A healthy chicken curry recipe. Our chicken saag proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods – and we promise its even better than your Friday night takeaway! This healthy curry is packed with herbs and spices for a delicious dish that’s under 500 calories and ready in just 45 minutes.
This quick and easy chopped chicken salad is under 400 calories and gluten-free, a great midweek meal ready in 15 minutes.
Creamy chicken pie with only 200 calories?? Try our healthy chicken pie. A perfect easy and healthy supper for when you feel like you’ve overindulged! Chicken and leeks are cooked in a creamy sauce and finished off with golden ciabatta breadcrumbs for a clever and healthier alternative to pastry that’s still satisfying on a cold winter evening. A great healthier pie recipe.
Our hasselback chicken tray bake is a quick and easy dish with tonnes of flavour thanks to the mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. This crowd pleasing dish is made in one tray to save on washing up and can easily be doubled or halved. Check out our other easy recipes using pesto.
You can still enjoy chicken curry on the 5:2 diet. This 5:2 chicken curry recipe bulks up on veg to keep the calories low. Freeze in portions for quick, midweek meals.
Try our healthy chicken salad recipe. High on flavour but low on calories, our gluten free mojito chicken with wild rice salad is really easy to make. Packed with vibrant fruit and vegetables, it makes a perfect midweek meal for one.
Looking for a healthy chicken recipe that’s quick and easy to make? This quick and easy chicken mole recipe uses a clever cheat product so you can have it on the table in just 30 minutes. It’s rich and flavourful but under 300 calories per serve – perfect for a midweek Mexican inspired healthy meal.
Try this healthy chicken breast recipe. Fluffy steamed rice, crisp green vegetables and aromatic Thai spices go into this warm and comforting bowl of coconut and lemongrass chicken. It’s the perfect easy chicken dinner recipe that is also low calorie and gluten free. Make some extra for a healthy packed lunch the next day too. Can’t get enough delicious Thai flavours? Here are olive’s favourite Thai recipes
Our sumac-roasted chicken traybake is packed with flavour, plus it’s low in calories and gluten free. Serve with zesty yogurt dressing, and you have yourself a quick and easy summer dish.
Healthy eating doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite dishes. Try our healthy chicken madras recipe for a rich and fragrant curry that’s a quick and easy way to feed the family for under 300 calories per portion. Find more low calorie curry inspiration here…
This healthy chicken salad recipe has lots of flavour but is low in calories. The rice vinegar gives a slightly sweet but tangy edge, and there’s plenty of crunch from the fresh veg and sesame seeds. Ready in just over 30 mins, it makes a perfect quick and healthy dinner.
Pilaf is an easy and healthy recipe for a quick midweek dinner that’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken. Ours includes turmeric, baby spinach and coriander for a vibrantly coloured dish that tastes as good as it looks.
Check out this crispy Chinese chicken recipe with crunchy greens. This super easy meal for three is packed with punchy flavour and comes in at just over 400 calories. Try making it for a healthy dinner recipe.
Want an indulgent chicken recipe that is under 500 calories? Try making this chicken and red pesto melts recipes. With just 20 minutes cooking time until you have this melting, cheesy goodness on the table, this comforting but low calorie chicken dish is a satisfying and speedy healthy mid-week dinner for two.
Chicken pie for 450 calories. These quick and easy chicken filo pies are super crunchy and creamy. Ready in just 40 minutes, these summery pies are a great midweek meal for 4.Try making them for an alternative to a puff pastry pie recipe.
Our healthy, balanced chicken dinner packs a punch with sesame miso sauce and an accompanying sweet and sour salad with plenty of nutrient-rich vegetables. It’s quick and easy to make, ready in 30 minutes and under 500 calories.
Make this healthy curry recipe with creamy coconut and sweet potato, for a quick chicken dish. This low calorie yet filling midweek meal is a family friendly dish.
Try our one-pot chicken and quinoa tagine with under 350 calories. This one-pot recipe is a super easy comforting family meal, plus it’s low in calories and gluten free.
This Italian dish of chicken legs stuffed with salty capers and served with a tangy cider vinegar sauce makes a stylish and simple dinner-party main course that’s also under 500 calories per serve. Even better, it’s ready in 45 minutes. Your turn to host? Browse more dinner party mains here
A chicken burger with less than 500 calories? Yes please! For when you’re craving a burger but want to eat healthily, this quick and delicious chicken sandwich will tick all the boxes. This chicken burger recipe is easy to make and crowd pleasing, perfect for a midweek meal or weekend treat.
A healthy chicken bowl! These harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar are quick and easy to prepare and healthy too, but pack a flavour punch. A great option for a simple midweek dinner or make them in bulk for packed lunches.
This Chinese-inspired chicken dish is quick, easy and perfect for a midweek meal. It’s called red-braised because of the colour that’s infused by the spices. Serve with steamed broccoli for an extra vitamin hit.
Looking for a rice recipe? Try this healthy chicken recipe for a quick and easy healthy dinner recipe. Make our easy rice pilaf recipe for a low calorie dinner.
Our recipe for lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous is a really easy midweek meal. It is low fat and ready in less than 30 minutes, ideal if you want a quick yet healthy meal.
Check out our low calorie cardamom chicken curry. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour, and is perfect comfort food for all the family.
Try our coriander chicken curry, it’s low in calories and gluten free. This easy recipe is a perfect family midweek meal and it’s ready in under 30 minutes.
Chargrilled chicken skewers and tzatziki wrapped in a warm flatbread makes a great healthy chicken dinner, perfect for midweek meals. This dish is ready in just 20 minutes, ideal for a quick and easy healthy dinner recipe.
A healthy one-pot recipe, this chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time. What’s more, it comes in at under 300 calories but is full of flavour. Try it for an alternative Sunday lunch this weekend.
A indulgent chicken dish with less than 400 calories. This summery Italian chicken one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly – plus, it’s low cal and gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve 3-4 people, or use the leftovers for healthy packed lunches. Find more delicious gluten free recipes here.
This comforting chicken, pea and pasta broth is a low fat family favourite that always pleases. It only takes 30 minutes to make and is full of green vegetables. Make it for a low calorie lunch.
Ready in 30 mins, these sweet and smoky flatbreads are low cal but high in protein – they’re simple to make too, perfect for an on-the-go lunch or a quick and easy dinner that will keep you feeling full for longer.
Looking for a chargrilled chicken recipe? Try our seared sriracha chicken with pickled plum slaw for a vibrant healthy dinner recipe. This low calorie dish is easy to make, too.