If you’re looking for some great-tasting low-calorie chicken recipes for your dinner menu, you’re in the right place! Today we have more than 25 chicken recipes under 400 calories that are family-friendly, healthy and delicious!
Here at Healthy Seasonal Recipes, one of our core missions is to help make dinnertime easy for busy families. And we know that chicken is one of the most popular proteins in America and around the globe. It’s on our own family table several nights a week, so we speak from experience!
Not only is it more earth-friendly than pork and beef, but it is naturally low in fat and calories. It is a great building block for a healthy low-calorie dinner and is so helpful if you are trying to lose weight.
Chicken has a reputation for being boring, but we disagree! It is incredibly versatile and a great “blank canvas” for a wide variety of flavors and cuisines. We love how chicken can be incorporated into soups, salads, stir-fries or added to classic comfort foods (made healthy.)
Below you’ll find more than two dozen of our favorite low-calorie chicken recipes all under 400 calories, but many of them are even lower! We’ve marked each description with the calories per serving of each recipe to make it easier for you to select which one fits into your calorie budget.
Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes
This filling and delicious homemade slow cooker gumbo stew features chicken, rice, Andouille sausage, okra, and lots of fresh veggies!
These healthy chicken quinoa bowls are easily customizable to use what ingredients you have on hand. Here we topped the quinoa with chicken, cabbage, snow peas, and carrots. Drizzle with simple homemade peanut dressing. Feel free to sub in cooked left-over chicken, or rotisserie chicken.
This simple Sheet Pan Chicken is made with garlic, Italian seasoning, olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. It takes 5 minutes to get it in the oven! Naturally high-protein, low carb and gluten-free.
This fresh and healthy Chimichurri Chicken Salad is made with a simple herb Chimichurri Sauce that is easy to mix together. The tangy and bright flavor is delicious with the chunks of tender chicken breast! This new twist on chicken salad is a mayo-free alternative to a traditional chicken salads. Serve with greens or in a sandwich for a light lunch or dinner.
This Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is perfect for weeknights. It is made with chicken thighs, rich tomato herb sauce, olives and lots of extra vegetables to make it healthy.
This Sheet Pan Chicken and Broccoli with Honey Sriracha Sauce is the latest and greatest recipe in all the land. It’s a combo of chicken tenders, broccoli and sweet potatoes baked to roasted perfection and drizzled with honey Sriracha sauce.
Forget about take-out! This easy and healthy Chicken and Veggie Stir-fry is a 30 minute veggie-heavy dinner the whole family will love. It’s grain-free and
soy-free so that means it’s Paleo-friendly! It’s loaded with broccoli, peppers
and boneless skinless chicken breast.
This hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup is grain-free and dairy free, which means it’s an awesome Paleo-friendly comfort food main course for the whole family. Leftovers freeze really well and also heat up for next-day lunches at the office. The best part is that each 2-cup serving of this deliciously hearty and filling soup has 25 grams of protein!
Healthy chicken piccata recipe with lemon, capers, white wine and parsley. A delicious and healthy version of classic Italian lemon chicken.
Ground Chicken Chili
This hearty and easy Ground Chicken Chili is filled with juicy chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, and wholesome beans. It is the perfect bowl of comfort to warm you up on a chilly evening. It also freezes well!
This Healthy Tahini Chicken and Broccoli Sir-fry is perfect for a 30-minute
weeknight meal. It’s made with fresh broccoli, savory chunks of chicken breast, green onions, fresh ginger and an easy creamy tahini sauce making it a clean plate club winner for the whole family!
This 30-minute Healthy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli is only 300 calories per serving, making it a delicious, kid-friendly weeknight dinner!
This Chicken Divan is a healthy comfort food make over made with
no mayonnaise. The chicken and tons of broccoli are cooked in a creamy sauce in one dish. Ready in under 1 hour it’s the perfect cozy winter dinner!
One Sheet Chicken and Vegetables Recipe
This one pan wonder is low cal and high reward! You can customize the veggies to your liking too!
We love adding fresh seasonal veggies around here and this Chicken and Chard Curry is no different! It is loaded with fresh Swiss Chard, chunks of tender chicken and bold curry spice. We added in dried Zante currants for contrasting tart and sweet flavor and made a simple sauce with coconut milk.
Chicken Quinoa Soup with Lemon and Turmeric is loaded with fresh veggies, Mustard Greens and fresh dill. It is a super flavorful and healthy one-pot soup for the cold season with natural anti-inflammatory benefits.
This satisfying and hearty Spinach, Beet and Chicken Power Salad recipe can be meal prepped for a low-carb, high-protein lunch or dinner. With 30 grams of protein, 10 grams of net carbs they are also naturally gluten-free, paleo and whole30 compliant.
These yogurt curry marinated chicken thighs are super simple to
make. They are a fantastic recipe to make when you’re entertaining because they are effortless. You can prep them completely ahead, and then just pop them into the oven. They bake right in their marinade, and they come out tender, moist and super flavorful!
This 30 minute recipe for One Pot Chicken and Brown Rice with Spring Veggies is favorite weeknight meal for my family. My kids loved it! And I was so happy because it’s whole-grain and each portion has two servings of vegetables and lean protein. It’s a complete meal and there’s only one pot to wash! It’s gluten-free and only 264 calories per serving.
Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
Made with red bell peppers, corn and black beans, this creamy cozy Chicken Taco Soup is a great Mexican-inspired dinner or can be reheated for a healthy lunch.
These 5-ingredient honey mustard chicken thighs are so flavorful and easy to make, they will be one of those recipes that will be your new healthy basics. Just mix the ingredients together and bake them on a sheet pan and you have dinner ready just like that!
This 30-minute Blackberry Chicken recipe is a gourmet dinner for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any busy weeknight. The velvety blackberry sauce drizzled over sauteed chicken is a innovative, creative and delicious way to prepare boneless skinless chicken breast.
With only 10 minutes of prep, this recipe for Garlic Lemon Chicken Marinade transforms grilled chicken breast from boring to juicy and flavorful.
These Easy Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps are ready in just 15
minutes thanks to the convenience of rotisserie chicken. They have radishes, snap peas and fresh herbs in them to give plenty of crunchy fresh flavor the whole family will devour!
This sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken is so
good! The tender chicken thighs simmer in a homemade barbecue sauce with sweetness from maple syrup and onion and it has a bit of mild smoky heat from chipotle peppers. I promise this recipe will soon be your favorite weeknight dinner recipe. It is so easy to make in advance in the crockpot!
These healthy quesadillas are packed with seasoned chicken breast, fresh corn and black beans all griddled together in crispy whole-wheat tortillas with gooey melted Jack cheese. In 25 minutes or less, you’ll have a weeknight meal the whole family will love!
Lemon Pepper Chicken
This easy lemon pepper chicken has a simple creamy pan sauce made with basic kitchen staples. It is perfect served over a low calorie side such as zoodles or cauliflower rice.
Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet
This low-carb, skillet dinner is made with chicken thighs, bell peppers and loads of seasonings. Serve with Mashed Cauliflower for a low-calorie dinner that really satisfies.
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25+ Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes
Author: Katie Webster
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These 25 chicken recipes are all under 400 calories and are great for a healthy family-friendly menu and for weight loss. This Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a perfect example with only 250 calories per serving of three wraps each!
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon organic canola oil or avocado oil
1 tablespoon tamari sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons dark pure maple syrup
pinch crushed red pepper flake
3 radishes, cut into strips
1 cup “stringless” snap peas, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
pinch salt, to taste
¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped if desired
12 leaves Bibb lettuce, such as Boston, washed and dried
Place chicken in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the chicken is no-longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes (depending on thickness.)
Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized cubes and let cool 10 minutes.
Whisk avocado oil, tamari, sesame oil, maple syrup and red pepper flake in a large bowl.
Add chicken, radishes, snap peas, cilantro and mint and toss to coat. Season with salt if desired.
Serve the chicken salad in the lettuce wraps, about ½ cups each. Top with peanuts.
Prep Time: 30Cook Time: 15 minutesCategory: Main CourseMethod: Stove Top
Serving Size: 3 wraps
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