Roasting kale creates a crispy texture that pairs perfectly with simply grilled chicken. Fresh lemon juice adds a dose of freshness to this easy, healthy dish.
Chicken and Dumplings
This crowd-pleasing chicken favorite has a healthier profile, thanks to low-fat milk and whole-wheat white flour in the comforting dumplings.
Homemade Frozen Chicken Fingers
Store-bought chicken fingers are often loaded with all kinds of can’t-prounce ingredients. Stock your freezer with this homemade version instead — your kids will love them, but don’t be surprised if they’re a grown-up favorite, too.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
The highlight of this salad is Ellie’s easy blue cheese dressing. Low-fat buttermilk and fat-free yogurt keep the calories low but the flavor high.
Marinated Chicken Breasts
Marinating chicken breasts in a homemade herbed-vinaigrette ensures that the meat stays moist and flavorful when it’s grilled.
Chicken Fingers with Curried Ketchup
These chicken fingers are baked, not fried, but they’re coated in panko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs), which make them just as crispy as the fried version.
Giada packs her hearty chicken dish with fresh herbs, tomatoes and peppers, keeping it light yet satisfying.
Stuffed Chicken Divan wiht a Sherry Dijon Sauce
Try a modern take on this normally cheese-filled dish. Crisp broccoli and tender chicken pair well with a low-calorie sherry sauce that tastes just as decadent as the full-fat version.
Garlic-Ginger Chicken Thighs
Save yourself some time on the day of a cookout and marinate your chicken in a blend of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and orange juice the night before.
Curried Chicken and Rice Soup
Dill, lemon and curry add a boost of bold flavor to chicken soup, without any added fat.
Orange Chicken Fingers
Lighten up traditional takeout fare by coating chicken in crushed rice cereal. Don’t forget the sweet and tangy low-sugar orange dipping sauce made from marmalade and teriyaki sauce.
Hearty Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Skip sodium-laden soup from the can and make your own with chicken, carrots, celery, whole-wheat pasta and spinach.
Enjoy these drumsticks with their zesty-sweet sauce at little more than 300 calories per pair. Bonus: Drumsticks are one of the most inexpensive parts of the chicken, so this recipe is as friendly to your wallet as it is your waistline.
40 Cloves and a Chicken
Alton bakes chicken with 40 — yes 40 cloves — of garlic and fresh thyme. The sharp flavor of the garlic mellows as it cooks and the resulting meat is ultra-flavorful.
Spring Chicken Salad
The Greek yogurt-based dressing in this salad is a great substitute for store-bought alternatives.
Honey-Mustard Chicken and Apples
In this chicken dish, be sure to use apples that are good for cooking such as Cortlands, which are resistant to browning and bring a tart, bright flavor.
Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo With Grilled Chicken
If you love risotto but want something quicker, this simple orzo takes half the time. Rich cheese and cream are switched out for tangy Greek yogurt and goat cheese for equally-satisfying creaminess. Sweet green peas plus fragrant tarragon and basil scream spring, even though this dish is a year-round classic.
Middle Eastern-Style Chicken, Veggies and Rice
This one-dish meal is packed with flavor and as easy as it is healthy. Rotisserie chicken, microwavable brown rice and pre-trimmed beans make this meal a cinch to prepare in less than 30 minutes. The bold spice blend and toasted nuts bring warm Moroccan flavor that’ll make this dish memorable.
Spicy Kale and Corn Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Superfood kale and sweet corn create a duo rich in vitamin A. The pepper jack cheese adds tons of spice while binding the stuffing for the chicken. If spicy’s not your thing, try Monterey Jack or Havarti cheese instead for creamy without the heat.
With a rub made from sesame seeds and lemon zest, chicken thighs become the centerpiece of this healthy main dish, which includes a simple lettuce and tomato salad.
Chicken and Rice Paprikash Casserole
The classic Hungarian dish becomes a one-dish dinner in this healthier take, which is made with skinless chicken thighs and brown rice. A dollop of reduced-fat sour cream goes on top.
Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes
This simplest of chicken dinners pairs juicy bone-in chicken breasts with baby potatoes and a touch of chopped rosemary.
Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Salsa
Toasted pumpkin seeds mixed with cilantro and chiles become the Mexican-inspired salsa for a roasted chicken with a cumin-coriander rub.
Herbal Chicken Sandwiches with Apple-Avocado Smoothie
The herbal-tea flavor of this poached-chicken sandwich pairs perfectly with the creamy avocado smoothie.
Grilled Chicken with Spelt, Pear and Watercress Salad
This easy dinner has it all. It starts with lean protein from the skinless chicken breasts. Then it gets whole grains and green vegetables from the salad — a mix of watercress and spelt berries tossed with a simple lemon dressing and topped with tasty cheese shavings.