Grilled Chicken with Fresh Salsa
One of my favorite healthy chicken recipes is grilled chicken with fresh salsa. This dish is not only delicious and full of flavor, but it's also low in calories and high in nutrients. To make this recipe, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite fresh salsa.
Start by marinating the chicken breasts in olive oil, salt, and pepper for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your grill or grill pan. Once the chicken is marinated, grill it over medium heat for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it's cooked through. While the chicken is grilling, you can prepare your favorite fresh salsa or use store-bought salsa.
When the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it. Serve the chicken over a bed of greens or with a side of brown rice, and top it with the fresh salsa. This dish is so flavorful and satisfying, you won't even realize you're eating healthy!
Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Another delicious and healthy chicken recipe is chicken and vegetable stir-fry. This dish is incredibly versatile, as you can use any combination of vegetables and protein that you like. To make this recipe, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, your favorite vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and snap peas), olive oil, soy sauce, and your favorite stir-fry sauce.
Start by cutting the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and chopping your vegetables. In a large skillet or wok, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it's no longer pink, then remove it from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add more oil if needed, and then add your vegetables.
Cook the vegetables for a few minutes, until they're tender-crisp. Add the chicken back to the skillet, along with the soy sauce and stir-fry sauce. Cook everything together for another few minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Serve the chicken and vegetable stir-fry over brown rice or quinoa for a complete, healthy meal that's full of flavor and nutrients.
Chicken, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad
If you're looking for a light and refreshing chicken recipe, you can't go wrong with chicken, quinoa, and avocado salad. This dish is packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, making it a great option for lunch or dinner. To make this recipe, you'll need cooked and cooled quinoa, cooked and cooled chicken breast, diced avocado, diced red bell pepper, chopped cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, chicken, avocado, bell pepper, and cilantro. Drizzle the lime juice and olive oil over the mixture, and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss everything together until it's well combined and evenly coated in the dressing.
This salad can be served immediately, or you can let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors meld together. It's a delicious and healthy way to enjoy chicken, and it's perfect for meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
Healthy Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan is a classic comfort food, but it can be heavy and full of calories. This healthy version of chicken Parmesan is just as delicious, but it's baked instead of fried, making it a lighter option. To make this recipe, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, whole wheat bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, marinara sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Dip the chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place the breaded chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, or until it's cooked through. Remove the chicken from the oven and spoon some marinara sauce over each piece, followed by a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Return the chicken to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve the healthy chicken Parmesan with a side of steamed vegetables or a simple green salad for a satisfying and nutritious meal.
Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
For a fun and healthy twist on traditional fajitas, try making chicken fajita lettuce wraps. This recipe is low-carb and full of flavor, and it's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. To make this recipe, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced bell peppers, sliced onions, olive oil, fajita seasoning, and large lettuce leaves (such as iceberg, romaine, or butter lettuce).
Start by heating some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it's no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add more oil if needed, and then add the bell peppers and onions. Cook the vegetables until they're tender and slightly caramelized.
Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, along with the fajita seasoning. Cook everything together for another few minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and the flavors have melded together. To serve, spoon the chicken and vegetable mixture onto the lettuce leaves, and fold the leaves around the filling to create a wrap.
These chicken fajita lettuce wraps are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional fajitas, and they're perfect for a light and satisfying meal.