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Lean & Healthy Chicken Recipes

Written by Megan Patrick, Staff Writer
Chicken is a great protein choice when you're trying to follow a heart-healthy eating plan, but don't settle for a boring grilled breast. We've gathered 10 of our favorite recipes that are full of flavor but light on salt and saturated fat.

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!

320 calories, 175 mg of sodium, 4 grams of saturated fat

Breaded Chicken Parmesan

Turn a calorie-bursting restaurant favorite into a healthy dinner for any night of the week with this Breaded Chicken Parmesan recipe.

173 calories, 323 mg of sodium, 1 gram of saturated fat

Honey Balsamic Chicken

Sweet and tangy, this Honey Balsamic Chicken takes less than five minutes to prep and only 15 to cook!

173 calories, 367 mg of sodium, .5 gram of saturated fat

Chicken & Asparagus Pasta

Using whole wheat noodles makes this Chicken & Asparagus Pasta recipe even healthier.

207 calories, 206 mg of sodium, 2 grams of saturated fat

Slow-Cooker Marinara Chicken

Packed with vegetables, Slow-Cooker Marinara Chicken can be served over whole-wheat noodles or brown rice for a warm, filling dinner.

175 calories, 130 mg of sodium, .8 grams of saturated fat

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken is the most popular dish of all time on SparkRecipes. Once you try it, you'll know why!

164 calories, 253 mg of sodium, .8 grams of saturated fat

Baked Chicken with Garlic & Sun Dried Tomatoes

Garlic lovers, rejoice! This Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked.

239 calories, 249 mg of sodium, 1.4 grams of saturated fat

Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry

Faster than picking up Chinese take-out, this Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry comes together in a flash. Try different vegetable combinations for fresh flavors every time you make this recipe.

156 calories, 257 mg of sodium, .7 grams of saturated fat

Pan-Fried Chicken

You might think you're dining on a screened in-porch with the colonel as your host when you bite into this Pan-Fried Chicken

183 calories, 74 mg of sodium, 1 gram of saturated fat

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Who says you have to serve fajitas in a flour tortilla? Instead of serving peppers in your fajitas, try this recipe for Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers!

339 calories, 137 mg of sodium, 2.3 grams of saturated fat