Chicken dinners are usually my go-to recipes for dinner. These 19+ Best Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners and special occasions. They are easy to make, super delicious, and there’s a ton of variety.

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How many times a week do you have chicken for dinner? Chicken is my go-to protein for most healthy dinner recipes. I have it 2-3 times a week. Without a plan though, my recipes get boring. When I get bored, GrubHub seems to know and sends a perfectly timed email suggesting delivery.

However, the Best Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes is an amazing list of recipes that you need in your back pocket. Seriously, there are SO many ideas on this list. I don’t think I would or could ever get bored. It would take me several months to get through this list and there isn’t one recipe on it that I would want to skip. AND, when I get through the list, I can do another round and still only have had each recipe twice in the span of several months. Basically, this list solves all of my dinner problems and probably solves some of yours too! Just wait for GrubHub’s stock to plummet. Kidding (But, not really. Ha!).

These recipes also really span the spectrum of healthy chicken dinner recipes. There are paleo, Whole30, keto, low-carb, anti-inflammatory recipes and so much more. They are full of flavor, nutritious, and healthy. You’ll be thankful you saved this list!

Here are the Best Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes:

Lemon Pepper Chicken in a frying pan with a creamy sauce

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon pepper chicken is an all-time classic crowd-pleasing chicken dish. Chicken breasts are lightly breaded and pan-fried until golden, then served in a creamy citrusy sauce. It's an easy recipe that uses mostly pantry ingredients, and it's ready in just 30 minutes!
4.88 stars (32 ratings)
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balsamic chicken on a plate with cucumber salad.

Balsamic Chicken Marinade

This essential recipe for balsamic chicken marinade is our go-to for quick and healthy dinners. Grill it, bake it, or freeze it for busy weeknights. With just a few ingredients, it's super flavorful chicken and is easy to make too!
4.91 stars (21 ratings)
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Mexican Chicken Marinade on a white serving plate

Mexican Chicken Marinade

This Mexican chicken marinade will take your chicken from bland to beyond delicious in minutes! Bursting with the bright fresh flavors of cilantro and lime, it's a versatile and easy recipe for your next Mexican-inspired meal.
4.92 stars (23 ratings)
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Greek Chicken Skillet

Greek Chicken Skillet

This Greek chicken skillet is an easy, one-pan meal made with seasoned Greek chicken breasts simmered in a delicious sauce made with tomatoes, olives, and feta.
4.84 stars (24 ratings)
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lemon garlic chicken marinade on grilled chicken.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Marinade

This lemon garlic chicken marinade is super simple to make, healthy, and full of flavor. Simply marinate your favorite chicken in lemon juice, oil, garlic, and herbs then grill it, bake it, or freeze it for later!
4.85 stars (32 ratings)
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Butter chicken in a pan with a wooden spoon.

Easy Butter Chicken

This Easy Butter Chicken recipe (murgh makhani) can be on your dinner table in just 30 minutes. The sauce is deliciously rich and creamy, just like butter chicken from your favorite Indian restaurant.
4.78 stars (104 ratings)
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Italian Seasoning Chicken Breasts in a pan with a wooden spoon

Italian Seasoning Chicken

This Italian seasoning chicken is our go-to for busy weeknights. With just a few ingredients, it makes juicy, flavorful chicken every time. It's a super easy recipe that everyone in the family will enjoy, and it's ready in just 15 minutes!
4.96 stars (22 ratings)
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Tangy lemon sauce being poured over top of lemon chicken in a bowl.

Tangy Lemon Chicken

This delicious tangy lemon chicken is easy to make and better than any Chinese takeout lemon chicken. The chicken is first pan-fried in coconut oil and coated in a tangy lemon sauce. It's a healthy and easy 30-minute dinner recipe that you will fall in LOVE with!
5 stars (31 ratings)
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A close up of creamy pesto chicken in a pan with some cherry tomatoes.

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Creamy Pesto Chicken is easy to make and SO DELICIOUS. It's made with a cashew butter cream sauce so it's completely dairy-free. It's so rich and creamy that you'd never guess this is a healthy recipe!
4.89 stars (9 ratings)
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A plate of healthy baked chicken nuggets with a bowl of dipping sauce beside them.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets aren't just for kids! They make a quick and easy lunch or dinner that we all love. These gluten-free and paleo chicken nuggets are crispy and delicious and can easily be made ahead and frozen. Perfect for meal prep!
4.89 stars (9 ratings)
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A close up of garlic butter chicken and brussels sprouts in a pan.

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken and Brussels

Garlic Butter Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is a super easy to make (5 ingredient!) and healthy autumn dinner recipe. It's made on the stovetop with only one pan so clean up is a breeze, too!
4.71 stars (44 ratings)
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A bowl of lemon chicken soup.

Lemon Chicken Soup (Instant Pot)

Lemon Chicken Soup (also known as avgolemono) is super easy to make and crazy delicious. We make it with cauliflower rice to keep it low carb and paleo and for a healthy boost of veggies.
4.88 stars (8 ratings)
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A pan of this mango chicken curry recipe.

Mango Chicken Curry

Mango chicken curry is an incredibly delicious Indian curry recipe. The fresh or frozen mangos give the curry the perfect sweetness without adding any sugar. This easy 30-minute dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
4.87 stars (53 ratings)
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Sun Dried Tomato Chicken in a creamy sauce in a pan

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This one-pot creamy sun-dried tomato chicken is quick, hearty, and full of flavor. Tender chicken breasts are pan-seared until golden brown then simmered in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Serve it with pasta, potatoes, or crusty bread for an easy and delicious meal that's ready in just 30 minutes!
4.96 stars (25 ratings)
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A white plate with 2 garlic ginger chicken thighs and coleslaw.

Garlic Ginger Chicken

Garlic ginger chicken is a super simple and flavorful chicken recipe. Coconut oil, ginger, and garlic coat the thighs, then they're baked until tender, juicy, and delicious. It's a sugar-free family favorite recipe! 
4.98 stars (47 ratings)
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Looking down on a pan of this apple chicken recipe on a black table with apples on the side.

Apple Chicken Recipe with Bacon and Potatoes

This Apple Chicken Recipe is so delicious. It's made in one pan with bacon, potatoes, spinach, and a simple honey and grainy mustard sauce. It's an easy to make and healthy recipe perfect for apple season!
4.63 stars (8 ratings)
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This juicy baked chicken thighs recipe hot out of the oven.

Juicy Baked Chicken Thighs

Juicy Baked Chicken Thighs are easy to make and the most delicious oven-baked chicken thighs ever! They're coated in pantry-staple spices and baked until crispy on the outside and unbelievably juicy inside. With a few simple tips, this baked chicken thighs recipe turns out perfect every single time.
4.85 stars (88 ratings)
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Honey Garlic Chicken on a baking sheet with lots of sticky sauce.

Honey Garlic Chicken

This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe is easy to make and so delicious that you'll be spending the entire baking time staring at the oven in anticipation.
5 stars (17 ratings)
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