Healthy Summer Dinner Chicken Recipes

Find healthy, delicious summer dinner chicken recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Creamy Chicken & Mushrooms

Rating: 4 stars 25
Whether you scored wild mushrooms at the farmers' market, found cultivated maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or just have some baby bellas on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Adobo Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Rating: 5 stars 12
Put out your favorite toppings for these quick and healthy layered enchiladas. We like cilantro, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Casserole

Simplify weeknight dinnertime by transforming leftover slow-cooked chicken (see associated recipe, below) into an easy, cheesy casserole.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 34
This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl comes together almost as quickly as at the restaurant, plus, you don't have to wait in line. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthier dinner.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Chicken, Peppers & Pasta Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
You can assemble this healthy chicken casserole before you leave for a party and pop it in the oven at the host's house. Or bake it at home and bring it along--it's delicious at room temperature too.
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By Hilary Meyer

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto & Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This healthy summer dinner subs zoodles for pasta to help use up your zucchini bounty--as well as slash calories and carbs. Once the spiralized zucchini has time to soak up the herby pesto sauce, this chicken and pesto pasta makes particularly good leftovers.
By Carolyn Casner

Slow-Cooked Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 3.5 stars 9
This creamy, veggie-packed chicken dinner comes together easily in your slow-cooker-and makes enough for another night's casserole (see associated recipe)!
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Olives & Cucumber

Rating: 5 stars 12
Olives, cucumber, roasted red peppers and spices come together magically in this healthy chicken quinoa bowl recipe. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a glass of cold Italian white wine.
By Carolyn Casner

Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.5 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.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 27
Tons of spice, corn and bell pepper give this healthy one-pot chicken chili recipe Southwestern flair. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, tortilla chips and a cold beer.
By David Bonom

Chicken & Sweet Potato Grill Packets with Peppers & Onions

Rating: 5 stars 6
Cook your whole meal in a packet on the grill with this easy veggie-loaded recipe. The Mexican-inspired seasoning makes the chicken and veggies taste great served with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings for a healthy dinner.
By Joy Howard

Loaded Chicken-Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Turn simple precooked ingredients into a delicious one-dish meal, high in fiber and with plenty of protein to keep you feeling satisfied.
By Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
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Inspiration and Ideas

11 Easy Summer Sides to Pair with Chicken
These tasty summer sides are guaranteed to pair well with your next chicken dinner. Plus, they're easy to make, only requiring three steps or less so you can spend your time on the rest of the meal.
15 Chicken Dinner Recipes for Summer
Whether it's salads, fajitas, burrito bowls or skillet dinners, chicken is the star of these healthy recipes. Each meal pairs chicken with our favorite summer produce, like peaches, tomatoes, lemons and bell peppers.
Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken
Rating: 5 stars 9

Grilled teriyaki chicken with pineapple can be made with just a few pantry staples. Although it's delicious when made with canned pineapple, fresh pineapple and its juice can easily be used in its place. Serve with brown rice and snow peas.