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Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Never eat a naked chicken breast again! These full-flavor chicken dinners are easy to prep, diet-friendly, and oh-so-tasty, too.

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Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Top chicken breasts and orzo pasta with a super-easy sauce made from sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs.

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Thai Chicken Pizza

Peanut sauce with soy and ginger adds Thai-inspired flavor to this whole wheat flatbread.

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Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Fresh cilantro, lime juice, and charred tomatoes kick up these chicken tacos -- without adding extra fat.

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Oven-"Fried" Chicken

With 20 grams of fat per serving, typical deep-fried chicken is a diet disaster. Our healthy, oven-baked version is just as crispy -- and has less than half the fat of the original.

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Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

Double the flavor, halve the work by using the same tangy combo of coconut milk and lime juice for both cooking the chicken and dressing the salad. Delish!

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Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

This veggie-packed dish is perfect for summer: the chicken, bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, and tomato can all be cooked on the grill.

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Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Marinate chicken in this sweet and tangy sauce for an easy, flavorful dinner.

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Tarragon Chicken

Dress up a chicken breast with this creamy sauce that's surprisingly low in fat.

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Chicken, Tomato & Broccoli Salad

This main-course salad is simple but filling, with 24 grams of protein per serving.

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Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

Yogurt sauce is the perfect complement to spice-rubbed grilled chicken stuffed in fluffy pita bread.

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Beer-Barbecued Chicken

Barbecuing poultry with the skin on helps prevent the meat from drying out, and beer makes this chicken extra-juicy. To keep calories and fat in check, remove the skin before serving.

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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots, and scallions.

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Buffalo Chicken Wrap

We've rolled up the yummy flavors of spicy chicken and blue cheese in a low-fat, low-cal wrap that's a real crowd-pleaser.

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Five-Spice Chicken & Orange Salad

Simple recipe, complex taste: this Asian-inspired salad is an all-around winner.

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Chicken Potpie

This slimmed-down classic lets you satisfy your craving for comfort food with less fat and fewer calories.

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Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken

Marinate skinless chicken thighs in a soy-sauce, sherry, and pineapple mixture for a sweet and tangy main course.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, April 2010.

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