24 Clean Eating Chicken Recipes

Just because chicken is a mild and easy-to-use protein doesn’t mean your dinners using the bird are a trip to dullsville. We’ve got 24 tasty and diverse clean eating chicken recipes that all ring in at less than 475 calories!
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MangoMojitoChicken Dinner 30 Chicken

Mango Mojito Chicken

1. Mango Mojito Chicken

Bring the refreshing flavors of summer to this satisfying and deceptively simple dinner.

Calorie count: 340.

See the complete Mango Mojito Chicken recipe.

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole recipe

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

2. Chicken Tetrazzini

Get 40% of your daily need for vitamins A and K, plus 100% warmed-up insides, from our nutty, cleaned-up casserole.

Calorie Count: 269.

See the complete Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole recipe.

RaspberryBalsamicChickenBreasts Dinner 30 Chicken

Spicy Raspberry Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Orange Broccoli Bulgur

3. Spicy Raspberry Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Orange Broccoli Bulgur 

Our elegant dish is as beautiful as it is delicious. This Clean Eating recipe comes together so quickly you can serve it for a fancy dinner party or a typical weeknight.

Calorie Count: 297.

See the complete Spicy Raspberry Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Orange Broccoli Bulgur recipe.

Creamy Mushroom & Tarragon Chicken 
with Green Beans

Creamy Mushroom & Tarragon Chicken with Green Beans

4. Creamy Mushroom & Tarragon Chicken with Green Beans

Sherry adds a rich nutty note to this mushroom sauce, which we’ve made extra-creamy by stirring in tangy cream cheese.

Calorie Count: 362.

See the complete Creamy Mushroom & Tarragon Chicken with Green Beans recipe.

Honey-Cranberry Chicken with Orange-Paprika Rice recipe

Honey-Cranberry Chicken with Orange-Paprika Rice

5. Honey-Cranberry Chicken 

Fragrant rice is the perfect accompaniment to succulent chicken breasts topped with a tangy cranberry sauce, just $1.65 per serving!

Calorie Count: 352.

See the complete Honey-Cranberry Chicken recipe.

healthy stuffed chicken recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu

6. Chicken Cordon Bleu

French food is notoriously fatty, but not our take on this classic chicken dish, which also happens to be ready in just 25 minutes!

Calorie Count: 281.

See the complete Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe.

Healthy Chicken and Rice recipe

Orange Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Rice

7. Orange Chipotle Chicken

The sweet and spicy glaze draping our pounded chicken breasts feels like a true indulgence (TIP: Drizzle some on your cilantro rice!).

Calorie Count: 283.

See the complete Orange Chipotle Chicken recipe.

Healthy hearty soup recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

8. Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

This recipe helped our reader drop an inspiring 200 pounds without sacrificing the comfort of hearty winter fare!

Calorie Count: 230.

See the complete Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew recipe.

Miso Orange Glazed Chicken with Carrots and Leeks Recipe

Miso Orange Glazed Chicken with Carrots and Leeks

9. Miso Orange Glazed Chicken with Carrots & Leeks

Miso is an enzyme-rich, naturally fermented soy product that's been a mainstay of Japanese cooking for centuries.

Calorie Count: 343.

See the complete Miso Orange Glazed Chicken with Carrots & Leeks recipe.

Chicken Bruschetta with Artichoke Salad

Chicken Bruschetta with Artichoke Salad

10. Chicken Bruschetta with Artichoke Salad

You'll never believe this quick and easy Mediterranean-style dish is ready in just 15 minutes!

Calorie Count: 379

See the complete Chicken Bruschetta recipe.

Chicken in Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce with Broccoli Recipe

Chicken in Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce with Broccoli

11. Chicken in Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce with Broccoli

Roasting the garlic first gives this creamy chicken dish it's mild, yet rich flavor.

Calorie Count: 305

See the complete Chicken in Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce recipe.

Peach-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Mustard Greens Recipe

Peach-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Mustard Greens

12. Peach-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Mustard Greens

Juicy peach breaks down into a luscious sweet sauce for chicken thighs in this rustic dish. To easily peel the peach, score an X in the bottom of the fruit and blanch it in a saucepan of boiling water until the skin begins to loosen, about 30 seconds. Transfer the peach to a bowl of ice water to chill; use a paring knife to peel away skin.

Calorie Count: 322

See the complete Peach-Glazed Chicken Thighs recipe.

Dijon Chicken and Quinoa Skillet recipes

Dijon Chicken and Quinoa

13. Dijon Chicken & Quinoa Skillet with Baby Kale & Cranberries

A zesty maple Dijon sauce tops this protein-packed skillet meal that’s loaded with good-for-you kale and studded with cranberries for a pop of tart-sweetness.

Calorie Count: 392

See the complete Dijon Chicken & Quinoa Skillet recipe.

Daikon Chicken Pho recipe

Daikon Chicken Pho

14. Daikon Chicken Pho

This quick version of Vietnamese pho has you add the standard garnishes, such as scallions and sprouts, right to the pot, so all you have to do is ladle it into bowls and serve. Spicy daikon radishes stand in for rice noodles.

Calorie Count: 394

See the complete Daikon Chicken Pho recipe.

CurryChickenWithPeas Dinner 30 Chicken

Curry Chicken With Peas

15. Curried Chicken with Peas

Skip the takeout tonight and make this Indian-inspired curry in just 30 minutes.

Calorie Count: 337

See the complete Curried Chicken with Peas recipe.

Chicken Artichoke and Baby Potato Roast with Greek Herbs and Lemon

Chicken Artichoke and Baby Potato Roast with Greek Herbs and Lemon

16. Chicken, Artichoke & Baby Potato Roast with Greek Herbs and Lemon

This Greek-inspired entrée couldn’t be simpler to prepare – just toss and roast. Round out the meal by serving it with a salad or fresh fruit for dessert.

Calorie Count: 396

See the complete Chicken, Artichoke & Baby Potato Roast recipe.

Chicken and Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous Recipe

Chicken and Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous

17. Chicken & Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous

A double dose of apple flavor – in the form of fresh fruit and juice – adds sweetness to this quick weeknight curry. For added color, stir in chopped cilantro to the couscous.

Calorie Count: 440

See the complete Chicken & Red Apple Curry recipe.

Chicken wings with citrus and sesame recipe

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

18. Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Sweet citrus and sesame flavors will make these wings a crowd-pleaser in your home. Try serving these in a basket with carrot and celery sticks and your family will be convinced they came from your local wing joint!

Calorie Count: 217

See the complete Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wing recipe.

Coconut Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

Coconut Chicken Corn Chowder 

19. Coconut Chicken Corn Chowder

Coconut milk and fresh basil lend Thai-inspired taste to this all-American classic. Simmering the corn cobs with the broth after you remove the kernels is the secret for adding tons of flavor at no extra cost! To toast the coconut flakes, simply add them to a dry skillet on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden.

Calorie Count: 375

See the complete Coconut Chicken Corn Chowder recipe.

Asian style chicken skewer with ginger cashew sauce recipe

Grilled Chicken Satay with Ginger Cashew Sauce

20. Grilled Chicken Satay with Ginger Cashew Sauce

This easy skewered chicken with an Asian-inspired cashew sauce will become a staple in your household throughout the summer – you can marinate the chicken the night before and just throw it on the grill when you get home. Try it with a side of brown rice or quinoa sprinkled with chopped cilantro.

Calorie Count: 266

See the complete Grilled Chicken Satay recipe.

Chicken fried rice with pineapple recipe

Chicken Fried Rice with Pineapple

21. Chicken Fried Rice with Pineapple

Fried rice in Thailand is made with cold leftover white jasmine rice, but I prefer the flavor and fiber of short-grain brown rice. The combination of sweet, fresh pineapple, salty fish sauce and spicy chile sauce is typical of Thai dishes. Leftovers are great for breakfast the next day with a fried egg on top.

Calorie Count: 346

See the complete Chicken Fried Rice recipe.

Chicken Enchiladas with Corn & Cape Gooseberry Salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with Corn & Cape Gooseberry Salsa

22. Chicken Enchiladas with Corn & Cape Gooseberry Salsa

Sweet corn stands out in the spicy chicken filling in these enchiladas. No Mexican-inspired meal should go without cheese, so we smother it in mozzarella.

Calorie Count: 325

See the complete Chicken Enchilada recipe.

Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breasts with Herbed Farro Recipe

Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breasts with Herbed Farro

23. Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breasts with Herbed Farro

This herbed farro is reminiscent of Middle Eastern tabbouleh – try stirring in some diced tomato and cucumber if you have them on hand.

Calorie Count: 334

See the complete Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breast recipe.

Delicious chicken curry recipe

Creamy Curried Chicken & Apples

24. Creamy Curried Chicken & Apples

This flavorful Indian-inspired dish is brimming with sweet, salty, savory and spicy notes. Use full-fat yogurt so that it won’t curdle when added to the hot skillet.

Calorie Count: 444

See the complete Creamy Curried Chicken recipe.