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21 Lean Chicken Breast Recipes

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Chicken breast gets a bad rep for being ordinary, but it’s actually a protein-rich, blank canvas for creative cooking. If you’re ready to go beyond topping salad greens with grilled chicken, try one of these healthy recipes that either pairs chicken with delectable, easy-to-make sauces or remakes comfort-food favorites like chicken tenders — all under 455 calories per serving.

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1. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN PIBIL TACOS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 166; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 58mg; Sodium: 40mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 19g

2. CURRIED CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH RAITA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 175; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 62mg; Sodium: 204mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 24g

3. BAKED HUMMUS-CRUSTED CHICKEN | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 358; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Sodium: 785mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 39g

4. SIX-INGREDIENT ORANGE CHICKEN | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 372; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 451mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 40g

5. LIME-CHILI CHICKEN WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 241; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 87mg; Sodium: 251mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 35g

6. CHICKEN AND KIMCHI KALE STIR FRY | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 220; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 83mg; Sodium: 147mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 29g

7. CHICKEN, ASPARAGUS AND ARTICHOKE SKILLET | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 383; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 560mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 46g

8. VEGGIE-LOADED SKILLET CHICKEN POT PIE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 349; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 41mg; Sodium: 442mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 20g

9. SPEEDY CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 196; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 24mg; Sodium: 342mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein 14g

10. CHICKEN SHAWARMA PITA PIZZAS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 409; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 574mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 3g; Protein 25g

11. HIGH-FIBER CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 309; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 69mg; Sodium: 337mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 27g

12. SLOW COOKER PEANUT CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 351; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 510mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 20g

13. SPAGHETTI SQUASH CHICKEN PAD THAI | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 261; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 66mg; Sodium: 421mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 33g

14. CHICKEN BANH MI SANDWICHES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 425; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 98mg; Sodium: 591mg; Carbohydrate: 46g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 43g

15. LEMONY CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH SQUASH SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 444; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 14g; Cholesterol: 110mg; Sodium: 537mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein 47g

16. GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN TACOS WITH AVOCADO CREMA | ELLE PENNER FOR MYFITNESSPAL

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 336; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Sodium 766mg; Carbohydrates: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 11g; Protein 24g

17. GLUTEN-FREE POTATO CHIP CHICKEN KATSU | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 452; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 225mg; Sodium: 617mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein 49g

18. ONE-PAN CHICKEN WITH GREEN BEANS & TOMATOES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 291; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 143mg; Sodium: 168mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 36g

19. INSTANT POT CHICKEN CACCIATORE WITH POLENTA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 370; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 397mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 43g

20. SWEET APPLE & MUSTARD CHICKEN | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 105mg; Sodium: 477mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 38g

21. CHICKEN POSOLE VERDE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 368; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 63mg; Sodium: 620mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 30g

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