Healthy chicken thigh recipes: Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

Healthy chicken thigh 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.

348 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

For an easy, warming family casserole on a budget, this one-pot ticks all the boxes

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
256 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Casseroles aren't just for winter – this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
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258 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, button mushrooms, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
155 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This flavoursome, low-fat chicken casserole is easy to make and freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze for speedy midweek meals

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
159 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
106 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
101 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Lesley Waters’ rich chicken dish has vibrant North African flavours and goes fantastically with rice or couscous

2 hrs
Easy
Healthy
61 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This hearty, satisfying one-pot is low fat and easy on the washing up

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
58 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A tasty one-pan roast chicken supper with lemon, cumin, paprika, coriander and other North African flavours

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
49 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A super-fast superhealthy meal - chicken and chickpea pilau made in just one pot

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
66 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use korma paste, turmeric and black onion seeds as the base for this mild, Indian spice-pot, made creamy with coconut milk

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
36 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Keep a jar of smoky chipotle chilli paste in your cupboard, to add a kick to a healthy chicken stew

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This chicken pilau is not only satisfying, it's healthy too

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This mild, creamy curry is a superhealthy way to start the week. Serve with naan breads warm from the oven

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Remake a street-food favourite, pulled pork, with juicy chicken thighs to cut the calories for a healthy taco filling

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
37 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
30 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

One-pots aren't just for winter, try this fresh summer version with leeks, green beans, peas, new potatoes and tender chicken thighs

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
19 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The mixture of sweet and earthy flavours in this main meal salad makes it a satisfying (and superhealthy) supper

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
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