Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes

Find healthy, delicious chicken breast recipes including BBQ, breaded and baked chicken breast. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.6 stars 3
Here's an easy main dish that's sure to set you on your own quest for the best syrup. Start the chicken breasts marinating on a Saturday afternoon for a quick meal later in the day, just about the time you come in from raking the last of the winter leaves off the garden.

Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.86 stars 16
Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.83 stars 9
Cream cheese and pesto make a delectable filling for lean chicken breasts. Use this technique to experiment with other fillings as well, such as ham and cheese or goat cheese and chopped olives.

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce

Rating: 4.64 stars 52
Here's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only one thing: a little crunchy bread to dip in it. Make It a Meal: Serve with steamed asparagus or cauliflower, mashed potatoes or orzo pasta, and a glass of Vinho Verde.

Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

Rating: 3.74 stars 34
This one-pan pasta that combines lean chicken breast and sautéed spinach for a one-bowl meal is garlicky, lemony and best served with a little Parm on top. I call it "Mom's Skillet Pasta" and she called it "Devon's Favorite Pasta." Either way it's a quick and easy weeknight dinner we created together and scribbled on a little recipe card more than a decade ago, and it remains in my weekly dinner rotation to this day. It's a simple dinner the whole family will love.

Slow-Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

Rating: 4.2 stars 13
This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad.

Chicken Cutlets with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.93 stars 70
Though a chicken cutlet may be a chicken breast cut in half, this recipe shows how to make chicken cutlets with double the deliciousness. A jar of sun-dried tomatoes does double duty for this healthy dinner recipe. The flavorful oil they're packed in is used to sauté the chicken, and the tomatoes go into the cream sauce.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This simplified take on cheesy chicken enchiladas only requires one pan for cooking and eliminates the need to stuff and roll corn tortillas. Charring the veggies in a cast-iron skillet adds depth of flavor. Don't worry if you don't have one, because you can use any oven-safe skillet instead.
By Andrea Kirkland

25-Minute Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas

Rating: 5 stars 6
These chicken enchiladas are great for using up any veggies you have lingering in your fridge. Our chicken enchilada recipe calls for zucchini, squash and onion, but you could easily swap in spinach, onions or potatoes.

20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 11
Serve these creamy pesto chicken cutlets over your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles. This easy dinner recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale

Rating: 4.44 stars 14
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup.

Chicken & Kale Soup

Rating: 5 stars 5
This easy chicken and kale soup will keep you warm on a cold and rainy day or any day that calls for a simple, hearty soup. For convenience, you can make this soup with frozen kale without the need to thaw it beforehand.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Hasselback Caprese Chicken
The sharp presentation looks impressive, but it also means you get plenty of pesto and melty mozzarella in every bite.
Balsamic Marinated Chicken
Sweet-tart balsamic vinegar spiked with garlic and Italian seasoning makes a fast and flavorful marinade for chicken.
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Rating: 5 stars
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Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavors from the Mediterranean fill these easy stuffed chicken breasts. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing it in the oven ensures that this healthy baked chicken recipe cooks evenly throughout.