Our Best Low-Fat Chicken Recipes

Enjoy a heart-healthy meal with these top-rated chicken recipes that have less than 10 grams of total fat and 3 grams of saturated fat per serving.

  • Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Fiesta Chicken Tacos

    Skip the cheese and sour cream and top this dinnertime staple with a fresh fruit and veggie salsa and salad greens for a low-fat alternative.
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Fricassee
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Old-Fashioned Chicken Fricassee

    A classic chicken stew with chicken breasts simmering in white wine and vegetables is sure to bring comfort to your table.
  • Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

    The tangy-sweet flavor combination of this sauce will work equally well with chicken thighs or pork.
  • Spanish Chicken and Rice
    Photo: Marcus Nilsson

    Spanish Chicken and Rice

    Simmer seasoned chicken breast pieces, veggies, and rice together in a tomato and wine-based sauce for a flavorful and low-fat one-dish meal. Top the finished dish with chopped olives for a Spanish flair.
  • Roasted Chicken with Lemon Curd
    Randy Mayor

    Roasted Chicken with Lemon Curd

    Chicken and lemon are natural flavor partners. In this roasted chicken recipe, the Lemon Curd acts as a tangy glaze.
  • Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce
    Coral Von Zumwalt

    Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce

    Ideal for entertaining, this elegant chicken dish features low-fat chicken breast halves flavored with fresh herbs and rich red wine sauce.
  • Chicken Scallopini

    Chicken Scallopini

    Coat chicken breasts in seasoned breadcrumbs and pan-fry for a crispy crust. Add briny capers to the light white wine sauce for added flavor without the fat.
  • Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

    Two oils are used in the preparation of this recipe: dark sesame oil and canola oil. Dark sesame oil is aromatic and tastes nutty so only a small amount is needed (helping to keep the total fat low). However, it has a low smoke point, so use it only as a flavor enhancer, and sauté the chicken and veggies in canola oil.
  • Cajun Oven-Fried Chicken
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Cajun Oven-Fried Chicken

    For the crispiest coating, use panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) when oven-baking. Remove the skin from the chicken before coating with breadcrumbs to cut back on the total fat.
  • Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Chicken Souvlaki

    Souvlaki is a Greek specialty usually made with chunks of lamb that are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and oregano and then grilled on skewers. This lower-fat version is made with chunks of chicken and a decreased amount of oil. Using less oil lets the bright flavors of the lemon juice and oregano really shine.
  • Jamaican Chicken with Mango Salsa
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Jamaican Chicken with Mango Salsa

    Use a jerk seasonings blend for a fat-free way to flavor this quick and easy chicken recipe. The fresh salsa can be made ahead, and also tastes great with fish or with baked tortilla chips.
  • Dry-Rub Chicken with Honey Barbecue Sauce
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Dry-Rub Chicken with Honey Barbecue Sauce

    Spice up your grilled chicken with a rub of paprika, lemon pepper, black pepper, and garlic powder, then serve with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce made with on-hand pantry ingredients. Cutting up a whole chicken is a money saver, but you can also buy a package of chicken pieces.
  • Chicken in Wine Sauce
    Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Chicken in Wine Sauce

    Use both chicken thighs and chicken breast halves in this hearty chicken stew that is packed with vegetables and flavored with wine and fresh herbs.
  • Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches
    Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

    Lean chicken stands in for pork in Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches, yielding a light twist on this Asian-inspired sandwich.
  • Moroccan Chicken Thighs
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr; Sabrina Bone; Kathleen Kanen

    Moroccan Chicken Thighs

    Inspired by North African tagines, this Moroccan chicken recipe uses skinless, boneless chicken thighs and is ready in a little over an hour.
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