Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Spinach & Artichoke Casserole with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

Rating: 1.5 stars
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This high-protein chicken casserole clocks in right around 400 calories to help you end your day feeling satisfied—not starved or overly full.
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By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajita Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
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Skip the tortillas in favor of this warm fajita salad, which features a nutritious medley of chicken with roasted kale, bell peppers and black beans. The chicken, beans and vegetables are all cooked on the same pan, so this healthy dinner is easy to make and the cleanup is easy too.

Buffalo Chicken & Cauliflower Casserole

This creamy low-carb Buffalo chicken and cauliflower casserole is spicy and satisfying. Cauliflower and celery add a tender-crisp bite while a sprinkle of blue cheese on top adds a savory finish.
By Jasmine Smith

Garlic-Butter Baked Chicken

Imagine the flavors of garlic bread, but used in a sauce, and you have this garlic-butter baked chicken. Microwaving the dried herbs with butter and garlic helps extract the most flavor. Serve with rice, pasta or roasted potatoes to sop up the delicious sauce.
By Julia Levy

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole

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

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 3 stars
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This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad.

Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale

Rating: 4.44 stars
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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.

Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Combine brown rice, cashews, chow-mein noodles and vegetables galore with chicken in this delicious casserole.

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Rating: 5 stars
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One sheet pan is all you'll need to whip up these zesty chicken fajitas. They're quick and easy to make and cleanup is even faster!

Chicken & Zucchini Casserole

Rating: 4.78 stars
10
This baked chicken and zucchini casserole is creamy, hearty and low-carb! The whole family will love this easy casserole, plus it's a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies (concealed in a delicious cheese sauce!).

Chicken-Spaghetti Squash Bake

Rating: 3.4 stars
5
In this version of a chicken-and-broccoli casserole, spaghetti squash takes on a creamy texture when baked with cream of mushroom soup.

Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.29 stars
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Baked chicken breasts cook in the oven while you mix together a Mediterranean salad--packed with veggies, whole-wheat orzo and an easy homemade Greek vinaigrette--for a weekend-worthy dinner on the table in under an hour. The leftovers from this healthy 400-calorie meal make a delicious packable lunch for the next day.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Spaghetti Squash & Chicken
The avocado pesto in this mock pasta recipe is so easy and delicious. Add in chicken for a healthy and satisfying spaghetti squash dinner.
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu
This quick, easy version keeps the flavors the same, but skips the fussy layering and breading steps. Serve with: Delicata squash and broccoli.

Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Prepare this dish the night ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner.