Healthy Chicken Recipes Under 200 Calories

Keep your waistline trim and your taste buds happy with these 20 low-fat chicken recipes that are all less than 200 calories per serving.

  • Chicken Thighs Piccata-Style
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Oxmoor House

    Chicken Thighs Piccata-Style

    Traditional chicken piccata usually features boneless chicken breasts, but in this version, chicken thighs are lightly breaded and cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, broth, and capers.
  • Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

    This home-style sweet-and-sour chicken has a lighter, fresher-tasting sauce than typical restaurant versions.
  • Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Jan Smith

    Citrus Soy Chicken Drumsticks

    If you're serving this recipe to kids, replace the rice wine with ½ cup additional orange juice and a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar.
  • Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

    The chicken needs only 15 minutes in the citrusy marinade to get its tangy flavor. Roast the tomatoes while the chicken marinates so that everything will be ready right when you take the chicken off the grill.
  • Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Dan Goldberg

    Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts

    This grilled chicken breast recipe gets its crunchy skin yet moist, tender meat from a final toasting over direct heat. Plus, presalting the chicken breasts and grilling over indirect heat keeps them juicy.
  • Jerk-Style Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Jerk-Style Chicken

    This Caribbean-style grilled chicken is marinated in a spicy mixture of pepper, allspice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper. With only 1 to 2 hours of marinating, the flavor is amazing.
  • Curried Chicken Sauté
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Curried Chicken Sauté

    This easy 5-ingredient (plus salt and pepper) chicken dish is all cooked in one skillet and takes less than 25 minutes. Curry powder and coconut milk are all you need to maximize the flavor of boneless chicken breasts and bell peppers.
  • Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves

    The ground chicken filling has seasonings similar to those in larb, a popular Thai appetizer. Add sticky rice and sautéed fresh snow peas with chopped red bell pepper to complete the meal.
  • Chicken Breasts with Gorgonzola-Tomato Salsa
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Chicken Breasts with Gorgonzola-Tomato Salsa

    Just a small amount of a strong-flavored cheese adds big flavor to a dish without adding much fat.
  • Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Citrus Sauce
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Citrus Sauce

    Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are low in fat and high in protein and are flavored in this recipe with a rich sauce of orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, shallot and Dijon mustard.
  • Smoked Chicken with Roasted-Red Pepper Sauce
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris

    Smoked Chicken with Roasted-Red Pepper Sauce

    This sautéed chicken gets its smoky flavor from the chipotle chile in adobo sauce and the roasted red peppers.
  • Asian Chicken and Cabbage
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Asian Chicken and Cabbage

    Take a shortcut and use a pre-packaged coleslaw mix to prepare the wilted cabbage. Cook the cabbage while the chicken broils for a super-quick supper.
  • Tandoori Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Tandoori Chicken

    Although it's not cooked in a tandoor oven, this vibrant entrée has all the flavors of the traditional Indian dish because it's marinated overnight in a spiced yogurt mixture.
  • Salt-Baked Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Salt-Baked Chicken

    Allow the chicken to stand at room temperature for an hour before cooking to create the most succulent results. This low-calorie recipe has less than 5 grams of fat per serving but the salt and soy sauce make it higher in sodium.
  • Grilled Herbed Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Grilled Herb Chicken

    Use an assortment of fresh herbs to add fabulous flavor to this simple grilled chicken dish. Because such a small amount of oil is needed, one serving has less than 5 grams of fat.
  • Grilled Split Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D.

    Grilled Split Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic

    One online reviewer claims that this flavorful 5-ingredient recipe is "almost too easy". And starting with a whole chicken makes it economical as well.
  • Spiced Roasted Chicken
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Lee Harrelson

    Spiced Roasted Chicken

    It's cheaper to start with a whole chicken and roast it yourself than to buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli. The sodium content will be lower, too.
  • Mediterranean Chicken With Salsa
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., HOWARD L. PUCKETT

    Mediterranean Chicken With Salsa

    Give jarred salsa a Mediterranean flair by adding diced tomatoes, zucchini, olives, and capers.
  • Chinese-Style Glazed Chicken Breasts
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Randy Mayor; Stuart Mallory

    Chinese-Style Glazed Chicken Breasts

    Make a quick and easy glaze using hoisin sauce and fruit spread for this simple, 5-ingredient chicken dish. Serve with steamed asparagus and quick-cooking rice.
  • Chicken Skewers with Mint Sauce
    Article: Anne Cain, R.D., Photo: Jan Smith

    Chicken Skewers with Mint Sauce

    Freshen up your dinner menu by topping chicken with a tasty sauce made with fresh mint leaves, olive oil, vinegar and garlic. If you don't want to cut the chicken into cubes and cook on skewers, just serve the sauce over grilled chicken breast halves.
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