20 Healthy Chicken Dinners — FAST, easy chicken recipes on the healthier side!! Perfect for busy weeknights and there’s more than than just salads on this list!!
20 Easy Healthy Chicken Dinners
If you’re like most people, January starts with resolutions to lose weight or clean up your diet. These healthy chicken recipes for dinner are ready in 15 to 20 minutes and will keep you headed in the right direction.
They’re tasty, family-friendly, and not every recipe is a salad because I know salads in the winter aren’t always easy. They also all happen to be gluten-free, which is a nice bonus.
All nutrition information is provided by a computer-generated program but I always recommend doing your own math and calculating your own serving sizes if nutrition stats are of the utmost importance to you. Let common sense prevail if you’re really trying to drop pounds — skip the cheese and nuts, keep sauces and dressings to a minimum, focus on your veggies, and eat more plant-based meals.
Leave me comment below letting me know which of these healthy chicken dinner ideas you plan on making!
1. Easy Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls
Don’t worry, not every easy healthy chicken dinner recipe on this list will be a salad! But these chicken shawarma salad bowls were too good to leave off of this list!
They’re an easy version of chicken shawarma that’s fast, healthy, and delish! Fragrant spices, juicy lemony chicken, fresh veggies, and a tangy Greek-yogurt sauce that’s cooling and perfect!
2. Easy Honey Mustard Chicken
Soft, juicy chicken tenders coated with the best honey mustard! Ready in under 20 minutes, a family favorite, and a perfect addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. This is one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes with chicken!
3. Sesame Mango Chicken
An easy Asian-inspired recipe with tender sesame chicken, juicy mango, and soy-garlic-ginger infused cabbage and carrots! One skillet, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for busy weeknights. Serve it with rice or enjoy as is!
4. Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Eat the rainbow with this easy, healthy salad that’s ready in under 20 minutes! Juicy chicken and crisp vegetables are tossed in the best peanut sauce ever!
5. One-Skillet Honey Dijon Chicken with Veggies
6. Apple, White Cheddar, and Grilled Chicken Salad
All the flavors just pop in this fast, easy, and healthy salad! The Honey-Apple Cider Vinaigrette doubles as marinade + salad dressing to save time!
If you’re making this healthy chicken recipe for dinner in the middle of winter, used baked chicken instead of grilling it or simply use a grill pan meant for the stove. Easy swap!
7. Easy 15-Minute Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Skillet
When you need a fast and easy healthy chicken dinner, this recipe is a keeper! Bold ranch flavor, adaptable to be made with your favorite veggies, and it’s healthy!
8. Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowls
Juicy chicken along with your favorite burrito ingredients served in a bowl! Pile the toppings sky high and not worry about a wrap breaking, plus it’s a little healthier! Easy and ready in 15 minutes!
9. Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Ready in 15 minutes, easy, fresh and healthy! All your favorite taco flavors in one big kickin’ salad that everyone will love!
10. Pesto Chicken Caprese Salad
Homemade pesto coats every bite of juicy chicken, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella in this fun twist on caprese salad! Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and loaded with rich basil flavor!
11. Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
Easy, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with flavor! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!
12. Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce
Another favorite healthy chicken dinner of mine! Chicken gyros transformed into a healthy salad with an easy homemade tzatziki sauce that’s loaded with tangy dill flavor. Ready in under 20 minutes!
13. Chicken Egg Roll Bowls
Deconstructed egg roll bowls reduce the calories, fat, and carbs of traditional egg rolls without sacrificing flavor! Easy, ready in 15 minutes, and way better than takeout!
14. Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Easy, ready in 20 minutes, healthy, and the peanut sauce is the best! Great flavors and textures in every bite of these irresistible wraps!
15. Balsamic Chicken Caprese Salad
Juicy chicken coated in balsamic along with plump tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and basil! Easy, healthy, ready in 15 minutes! The caprese salad you’ll make again and again!
16. Thai Chicken Coconut Curry
This healthy chicken dinner recipe is one of the most popular on my entire site — ever! It’s a one-skillet curry that’s ready in 20 minutes and is layered with so many fabulous flavors. Low-cal, low-carb, and healthy but tastes like comfort food!
17. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
EASY, ready in no time, tastes AUTHENTIC, and made on ONE sheet pan to keep things simple – especially on busy nights!! Who needs a Mexican restaurant when you can make fajitas this GOOD and healthier at home!!
18. Chicken and Vegetable Mediterranean Soup
An EASY soup that’s both HEALTHY and HEARTY!! Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, garbanzo beans, and more! Ready so fast and it’s perfect for busy chilly winter weeknights!!
19. Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken
Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that’s perfect for busy weeknights. This healthy dinner recipe with chicken is not short on flavor!
20. Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken
Coated in a mixture of panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, this “fried” chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy, tender, and moist inside! It’s EASY, ready in 15 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights, and a healthier way to indulge in fried chicken!
Enjoy These Healthy Chicken Recipes for Dinner!
Hopefully there are more than a few healthy chicken dinners on this list that sound tasty to you. Remember that I have lots more chicken recipes on my site, should you need more inspiration.
Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know which recipes you make, and I hope you enjoy every last bite!
I can’t seem to find the nutritional information on any of these recipes. I thought you said it was provided. Did I misunderstand?
If you click on the link to the recipe, underneath the recipe the stats will be provided. If they are not visible, it’s because I am in the process of updating all my recipes and some have been, some have not been, with a new nutritional stat platform.
Very helpful recipes, everything was perfect.
Thank you very much!
hey girl- these dinners look amazing!
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Good morning, I just added my email address to your list of many followers. I can’t wait to get started.
One question though, I’m allergic to peanuts. The recipes that call for peanuts, would cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts or Brazil nuts work for any of the recipes?
Thank you and have a super day!
In general, probably yes, but across the board I can’t say for sure that will always be the case but take an educated guess about what nut to sub in and go from there.
Thanks for putting together this post, Averie; these are great recipes for healthy, delicious meals that I can prepare. Keep up the good work!
You’re welcome and enjoy!
Happy New Year and thanks for sharing all your wonderful kitchen creations! This post is another great recipe round up– I remember loving many of these. I am ctually making the deconstructed egg roll bowl today (I think cabbage is one of those “good luck” foods for New Year’s Day).
Happy New Year! And I knew you had made quite a few of these. I agree, cabbage is one of those good luck New Year’s foods. Have a relaxing day!