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Healthy chicken breast recipes

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

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  • Pomegranate chicken with almond couscous

    Pomegranate chicken with almond couscous

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.150 ratings

    Jazz up chicken breasts in this fruity, sweetly spiced sauce with pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and tagine paste

  • Chicken satay salad

    Chicken satay salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.161 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

  • Lighter chicken cacciatore

    Lighter chicken cacciatore

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.104 ratings

    The classic Italian 'hunter's stew' gets a healthy makeover, with low-fat chicken breasts, prosciutto and a rich herby tomato sauce

  • Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

    Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.76 ratings

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

  • Chicken katsu curry

    Healthy chicken katsu curry

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.82 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

  • Chicken schnitzel with coleslaw

    Chicken schnitzel with coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Chicken breasts are tenderised, covered in breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crispy. A dinner that kids will love cooking and eating.

  • Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.38 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.

  • Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

    Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.41 ratings

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

  • Italian chicken with cream cheese & spinach

    Italian chicken with cream cheese & spinach

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    This good-for-you baked chicken dish is perfect for entertaining. Serve on a bed of potatoes with a crisp side salad

  • Fragrant spiced chicken with banana sambal

    Fragrant spiced chicken with banana sambal

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    This spicy Asian-inspired dish is flavoured with coriander, cumin, turmeric, almonds and cardamom. Serve with a cooling chopped salad

  • Chicken & chorizo jambalaya in a shallow cast iron dish with wooden spoon

    Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.2384 ratings

    A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

  • Thai coconut crumbed chicken traybake

    Thai coconut crumbed chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 ratings

    Contrast breaded chicken with squash, tomatoes and aubergine flavoured with spicy Thai red curry paste

  • Masala chicken pie

    Masala chicken pie

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.39 ratings

    A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food

  • Plate of chicken korma with basmati rice

    Chicken korma

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.273 ratings

    Want a curry without too many calories? Use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream for a healthy korma that will give your local takeaway a run for its money

  • Chicken parmigiana in a large oven dish with serving spoon

    Chicken parmigiana

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.328 ratings

    This classic chicken Parmesan recipe gets the Good Food makeover, resulting in a hearty yet healthy dish great for sharing with your mates

  • Healthier chicken balti

    Healthier chicken balti

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.101 ratings

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

  • One-pot Moroccan chicken

    One-pot harissa chicken

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.56 ratings

    This hearty chicken casserole is low in fat, packed with veg and flavoured with harissa for a satisfying supper.

  • Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

    Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.49 ratings

    Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

  • Moroccan-style chicken stew

    Moroccan-style chicken stew

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Stay on track with this low-fat supper that's on the table in half an hour

  • Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

    Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.25 ratings

    A low-fat, fibre-filled supper with a superhealthy side - just the thing for midweek

  • Spicy Cajun chicken quinoa

    Spicy Cajun chicken quinoa

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.178 ratings

    Protein-packed quinoa makes this midweek meal a superhealthy option

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