Healthy chicken recipes

16 June 2016

A selection of some of our favourite healthy chicken recipes, including recipes for roast, baked and barbecued chicken.



Chicken is low in fat and high in protein, with a skinless breast having around 114 calories and 26.5g of protein per 100g. It’s a great weight-loss food that is affordable and versatile, as seen in this collection that includes a great range of fresh salads and hearty recipes for cold days.

Harissa chicken

This delicious recipe for baked chicken recipe served with couscous, pine nuts and chickpeas is healthy, filling and high in fibre and protein.

Harissa chicken recipe.

Chicken and apple salad

Apple and chicken are a surprisingly good combination and this healthy salad recipe pairs them up beautifully. If it is too cold for a barbecue you can cook the chicken and apple in a ridged pan.

Chicken and apple salad recipe.

Asparagus, chicken and feta salad

A delicious warm spring salad recipe that uses asparagus and other fresh vegetables with a red pepper and chilli dressing to make a delicious lunch of light meal.

Asparagus, chicken and feta salad recipe.

Baked lemon grass and chilli chicken

Baked chicken is far healthier than frying, although you may want to remove the skin to make it even more healthy. This recipe is full of flavour with fresh lemon grass, lime, kafir lime leaves and sweet chilli sauce. Serve with rice.

Baked lemon grass and chilli chicken recipe.

Low-salt roast chicken

Everyone loves a Sunday roast but they can contain a lot of salt. This is a far healthier roast chicken recipe which gets its flavour from a mix of herbs and spices – a small change that makes a much-loved meal more healthy.

Low-salt roast chicken recipe.

Chicken with lemon and butternut squash

This baked chicken recipe is nutritious and low-fat. It’s a perfect recipe for dark nights when you want something really substantial and filling but still healthy.

Chicken with lemon and butternut squash recipe.

Chicken stir-fry with black beans

An easy and low-fat stir-fry with fresh vegetables, beans and lots of flavour for less than 300 calories a serving.

Chicken stir-fry with black beans.

Chicken noodle pho

A classic Vietnamese soup that's easy to make and full of the fresh taste of fragrant herbs and spicse.

Chicken noodle pho recipe.

Take a look at our collection of chicken recipes for more meal ideas.

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