Low-Sodium Chicken Recipes
Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon-Thyme Chicken
Season chicken cutlets with lemon zest and fresh thyme and serve with couscous and sautéed squash for an easy one-dish meal.
Chicken with Lemon and Olives
Briny olives, tart lemons, and fresh herbs give this dish a big hit of flavor so there’s no need for adding a lot of salt.
Marjoram, mushrooms and sherry provide the rich flavor in this easy chicken dish. Marjoram is oregano's mild cousin. Crush the dried leaves to release their delicate flavor.
Lemon-Chardonnay Grilled Chicken
Reserving a portion of the marinade to spoon on after cooking is the key to giving this chicken extra flavor.
At last–a stir-fry recipe that’s not loaded with MSG and other high-sodium ingredients. The vibrant flavor in this chicken dish comes from mandarin oranges, green onions, low-sodium soy sauce and fresh ginger. See our collection of Low-Sodium Recipes for more ways to reduce sodium in your diet.
Spice up chicken with a packet of reduced-sodium taco seasoning and jalapeño pepper slices. Serve over rice and black beans for a one-dish meal.
Fresh Lemon-Pepper Chicken
Rotisserie chickens from the grocery store deli are often high in sodium because of the salty seasonings that are added. It’s easy to make your own roasted chicken and season with just a small amount of salt along with garlic, peppercorns and lemon rind.
Fried chicken goes healthy when you pan-fry in a small amount of oil and add whole wheat flour and spices to the coating mixture. When you add flavor with ginger, paprika, cinnamon and nutmeg, you don’t need to use as much salt.
Double-Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
This versatile herb-roasted chicken recipe is great on its own for dinner, but if you have any left over, you can use the chicken for other recipes.
Soy sauce, fresh ginger, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, green onions, and Chinese rice wine provide the Asian flavors for this make-ahead chicken dish. The chicken becomes more flavorful after it soaks in the wine marinade overnight.
Grilled Split Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
With only five ingredients and a grill, you can create a high-flavor chicken dish with ease. The secret is to marinate the chicken in buttermilk-herb mixture overnight.
Yogurt-and-Spice Grilled Chicken Skewers
Combine yogurt with a spice blend of paprika, onion powder, chili powder and cayenne pepper to make a marinade for the chicken strips. Grill the chicken on skewers and serve with a dipping sauce of honey mustard and sour cream.
Grilled Chicken Tostadas
This dish gives a Southwestern accent to the grilled chicken with the addition of crisp corn tortillas and toppings such as shredded lettuce, chopped avocado, pickled jalapeño peppers and queso fresco cheese.
Honey-Molasses Chicken Drumsticks
Kids will love these saucy drumsticks that are cooked in a sweet and tangy mixture of honey, molasses, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard.
Chicken and Mint Coleslaw Wraps
Fill up a flour tortilla with a fresh and flavorful mixture of chicken, angel hair coleslaw, lemon juice, ginger and mint for a simple sandwich meal.
Chicken with Green Onion Sauce
Dress up plain chicken breasts with a low-fat white sauce flavored with green onions, garlic and thyme. Serve over steamed rice so you won’t miss any of the savory sauce.
Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs
You don’t need much salt when you marinate chicken in a mixture of big-flavor ingredients such as lemon juice, garlic, molasses and Worcestershire sauce.
Lemon Chicken Soup with Dumplings
Soups are often super-high in salt, but this one gets its distinctive flavor from the homemade chicken stock, turmeric, parsley, lemon juice and fresh dill instead of the salt shaker.