Plate of sliced cooked chicken breast covered in pomegranate sauce with couscous

Healthy chicken breast recipes

30 Recipes

Discover healthy new ways to serve up lean chicken breasts with BBC Good Food's favourite recipes, including curries, salads, soups and stews.

Chicken satay salad

4.479165

(12 ratings)

Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter chicken cacciatore

4.0625

(20 ratings)

The classic Italian 'hunter's stew' gets a healthy makeover, with low-fat chicken breasts, prosciutto and a rich herby tomato sauce
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

4.083335

(30 ratings)

Pan-fry lean chicken breast with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps. Cool before assembling if packing for lunch
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken katsu curry

3.522725

(11 ratings)

This healthier katsu is coated in finely chopped flaked almonds and baked in the oven (rather than fried) until crisp and golden. If you're following the Healthy Diet Plan then this a great dish to add to your repertoire...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken schnitzel with coleslaw

5

(8 ratings)

Chicken breasts are tenderised, covered in breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crispy. A dinner that kids will love cooking and eating.
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

4.615385

(13 ratings)

Pounding meat until thin and flat is a great technique for barbecued chicken breast, as it ensures it won’t dry out. Try this version with lemon and herbs.
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

3.710525

(19 ratings)

This healthy chicken dinner comes with roasted peppers, courgettes, onions and tomatoes - four of your recommended 5-a-day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

4.722705

(751 ratings)

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Masala chicken pie

4.02174

(23 ratings)

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan chicken one-pot

4.82031

(128 ratings)

You don't need a clay pot to whip up a fragrant, North Africa tagine - throw it all in a casserole dish and top with feta, mint and lemon
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Light chicken korma

4.69034

(88 ratings)

If you want a curry without the calories try replacing cream with yogurt for a diet-friendly treat
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken parmigiana

4.63276

(145 ratings)

This classic cheesy recipe gets the Good Food makeover, resulting in a hearty yet healthy dish great for sharing with your mates
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken noodle soup

4.79324

(318 ratings)

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds, too...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthier chicken balti

4.589285

(56 ratings)

A lighter version of the Indian takeaway classic from Angela Nilsen, this tomato-based curry is packed with extra spinach and peppers
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

One-pot Moroccan chicken

4.10484

(31 ratings)

A North African chicken casserole that's low in fat, packed with veg and flavoured with harissa
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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