Healthy chicken thigh recipes: Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

Healthy chicken thigh recipes

26 Recipes

Make the most of chicken thighs with our best-rated recipes that are healthy to boot. Choose from casseroles, tagines, curries and easy one-pots.

Spring chicken in a pot

4.468355

(237 ratings)

Casseroles aren't just for winter – this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken with mushrooms

4.451615

(186 ratings)

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & white bean stew

4.432625

(141 ratings)

This flavoursome, low-fat casserole freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze half for next time
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy chicken tagine

4

(137 ratings)

Simple one-pots are perfect for the busy cook. This chicken tagine is great eaten with cous cous for something a bit more filling
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

One-pot lentil chicken

4.40594

(101 ratings)

This all-in-one, 40-minute meal makes a brilliant, fuss-free supper, and saves on the washing up too. Pair with potatoes or rice for a hearty dinner
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan-style chicken with lentils

4.651685

(89 ratings)

Lesley Waters’ rich chicken dish has vibrant North African flavours and goes fantastically with rice or couscous
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy chicken & bean stew

4.508475

(59 ratings)

This hearty, satisfying one-pot is low fat and easy on the washing up
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani pilau

4.423075

(52 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy chicken & mango curry

4.512195

(41 ratings)

Use korma paste, turmeric and black onion seeds as the base for this mild, Indian spice-pot, made creamy with coconut milk
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chipotle chicken

4.366665

(30 ratings)

Keep a jar of smoky chipotle chilli paste in your cupboard, to add a kick to a healthy chicken stew
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani bake

4.037035

(27 ratings)

Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy harissa chicken with lentils

4.666665

(24 ratings)

This healthy one-pot from reader Sarah Oliver with chicken thighs, Puy lentils and harissa is packed with flavour - hearty, filling and low in calories
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cardamom chicken with lime leaves

4.866665

(15 ratings)

If you're a true curry lover, the layers of spice in this fragrant and tender chicken thigh curry will really hit the spot...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pulled chicken

4.4

(15 ratings)

Remake a street-food favourite, pulled pork, with juicy chicken thighs to cut the calories for a healthy taco filling
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & new potato traybake

4.42857

(21 ratings)

Pop chicken thighs and potatoes in one pot and roast with olives, lemon, garlic and bay leaves for a lazy weekend lunch or dinner
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

3.57143

(14 ratings)

Use a lime-spiked spicy marinade to coat thighs and drumsticks then roast and serve with paprika rice for a cheap and healthy supper
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer chicken stew

3.73684

(19 ratings)

One-pots aren't just for winter, try this fresh summer version with leeks, green beans, peas, new potatoes and tender chicken thighs...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken gumbo

4

(11 ratings)

A low-fat Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & pearl barley risotto

3.8

(5 ratings)

Tender chicken and wholesome pearl barley with a light herby dressing make this a great low-calorie, low-fat weeknight dinner
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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