Our Best Healthy Baked Chicken Recipes
Weeknight chicken dinners need an upgrade? We’re here to help. With healthy recipes for everything from chicken and rice to cheese-topped chicken Parmesan you’re sure to find something your family will love.
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Cuban Baked Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Yellow Rice
This Cuban-inspired recipe is a great way to introduce unfamiliar flavors to wary eaters. A small amount of turmeric and cumin (less than one teaspoon of each) adds beautiful color to the rice without overpowering the other ingredients, like mild peas and sweet bell peppers.
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Orange Chicken Fingers
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Baked Orange Chicken and Brown Rice
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Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
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Lemon Chicken Breasts
Ina's quick-fix baked chicken takes just 15 minutes to prep and will become an instant family favorite, thanks to crispy golden-brown skin and a white wine-lemon sauce.
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Ginger-Scallion Chicken Parchment Pack
Season chicken tenders with this Asian-inspired marinade. When you cook them in parchment paper with snow peas and shiitake mushrooms, you seal the flavor and moisture inside without added fat and calories.
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Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs
Ellie proves that white meat isn't the only good-for-you part of the chicken. She uses bone-in chicken thighs with the skin removed and brushes the meat with a tangy low-fat glaze before baking.
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Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina
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Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip
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40 Cloves and a Chicken
Alton bakes chicken with 40 — yes 40 — cloves of garlic and fresh thyme. The sharp flavor of the garlic mellows as it cooks and the resulting meat is exceptionally flavorful.
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Chicken and Rice Paprikash Casserole
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North African Chicken and Chickpeas Sheet Pan Dinner
Lemony chicken, creamy chickpeas and exotic spices come together in this simple sheet pan dinner. Make sure to spoon up the juices on the bottom of the pan for the perfect sauce to complete this meal.
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Homemade Frozen Chicken Fingers
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Chicken Thighs with Grapefruit-Fennel Salad
You only need a handful of ingredients (like sweet-tart grapefruit and fragrant fennel) to make this quick, simple and oh-so-satisfying chicken dish.
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Baked Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Crust
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Chicken and Broccoli Roll-Ups
We've turned a classic frozen dinner that you'd find at your local supermarket into an easy, healthy option.
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Lentil-Crusted Chicken Parmesan
There are some days when I like to make a comforting chicken dish that doesn't require too much cooking time. Chicken Parmesan certainly fits that criteria. I typically bake my chicken, and in this version, in honor of the United Nations' International Year of Pulses, I used red lentils as part of the breading mixture. While you can use regular all-purpose or whole-wheat flour, I chose almond flour to introduce a slight element of nuttiness to the flavor profile.
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Chicken Baked in Cornflake Crumbs
Trisha's easy weeknight baked chicken recipe is equal parts juicy, crisp and spicy. Dip assorted chicken pieces into a low-fat mixture of buttermilk and hot sauce, then roll the chicken in crushed cornflakes before baking until golden brown.
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