Looking for Healthy Chicken Dinners? These chicken dinners are not only healthy, but easy and quick, too!
Tools for Making Healthy Chicken Dinners
Cast Iron Skillet – cast iron skillets are great for one skillet meals because they can be used on the stovetop and placed in the oven.
Baking Sheet – baking sheets are useful when making baked chicken, and I have a couple of one-sheet meals where the entire chicken dinner is made on a baking sheet.
Slow Cooker – making chicken in the slow cooker is such a great way to make sure it stays tender. No overcooked chicken in the slow cooker!
Grill Pan – I love the flavors of grilled chicken, but in Minnesota it’s not practical to grill in the winter. The grill pan is great for getting those sear marks and flavor, like in my Grilled Chicken Gyros.
Casserole Dish – believe it or not, casseroles can be healthy! Check out my BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole – it’s always a hit!
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Burrito Bowls – spaghetti squash is a great way to cut some carbs from your meal, while keeping it satisfying and filling. These burrito bowls are filled with all of your favorites – spiced chicken breast, beans, corn, salsa, avocado, and cheese, and stuffed inside half of a spaghetti squash.
One Skillet Chicken Teriyaki and Rice – I am a huge fan of one skillet meals, and chicken teriyaki and rice is one of the easiest and most delicious we have ever had. This uses store-bought teriyaki sauce, which I always check for ingredients to make sure its low in sugar and doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup to keep this meal healthy.
Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup – This is truly a “throw it all in and set it” recipe, and it is ALWAYS a hit in our house! This easy chicken taco soup is made in the Instant Pot, but can certainly be made in the slow cooker, as well. Don’t forget all of the toppings – we love cheese, plain Greek yogurt, diced avocado, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips!
Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets – This easy, foil packet dinner is full of southwestern spices, corn, beans, peppers and onions! We love serving this dinner with a side of rice.
One Skillet Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs – This one skillet chicken dish is super saucy and delicious, and goes great with roasted brussels sprouts and quinoa for a high protein healthy dinner.
Grilled Chicken Gyros – these take-out knockoff gyros are so fun to make at home and just as delicious. The chicken can also be made on the stove-top or baked in the oven! If you’re not feeling like a gyro, make it into a rice or grain bowl.
One Pan Dijon Herb Chicken Sausage and Vegetables – Dijon mustard and herbs make roasted vegetables and chicken sausage a delicious and filling meal. Serve with a side of couscous, which is perfect for a quick side dish.
Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Casserole – This casserole is a combination of quinoa, chicken, corn, black beans, BBQ sauce, and cheese and is always a family favorite in our house! You can also prep this entire casserole in advance and pop in the oven when it’s dinnertime.
Butternut Squash, Kale, and Chicken Sausage Quinoa Skillet – Sweet roasted butternut squash is combined with chicken sausage, kale, goat cheese, and dried cherries for a super delicious quinoa skillet. Pro tip: the leftovers are great in a scramble the next day!
One Pan Maple Balsamic Chicken with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts – Two of my favorite vegetables – brussels sprouts and butternut squash – are combined in this simple and delicious one pan dinner. The vegetables and chicken are both marinated in a maple syrup and balsamic vinegar combination.
Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – A healthy spin on stuffed peppers! A filling combination of quinoa, chicken, corn, beans, spices, and cheese is full of protein and flavor!
Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles – An irresistible Thai peanut sauce is the star in these Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles. We love using whole wheat or quinoa spaghetti noodles for a high-protein and high-fiber option.
Southwestern Chicken Kale Salad – this kale salad is a staple in our salad rotation. Kale holds up so well over a few days and this is such a great lunch to meal prep ahead of time and make for the week ahead. I also love using rotisserie chicken in this recipe – then it requires no cooking!
Artichoke and Pesto Chicken Salad – this chicken salad is another recipe I like to prep ahead of time for a quick lunch throughout the week. This artichoke and pesto chicken salad is great on bread, a croissant, or on top of mixed greens.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup – let the slow cooker do all of the work for you, and come home to chicken tortilla soup! This is the best chicken tortilla soup I’ve ever had – I love making homemade crispy tortilla strips to sprinkle on top!
One Skillet Mexican Chicken and Rice – one cast iron skillet is all you need for this chicken and rice dinner. It is full of peppers, beans, corn, and a ton of Mexican flavors along with (my favorite part) cheese!
Indian Curry Chicken Bowls with Curry Yogurt Sauce – Bowl meals are my favorite because you can load them up with tons of veggies and protein. These Indian Curry bowls are always a hit with Marc and the boys and they especially love the curry yogurt sauce to dip everything in!
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