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Gluten-Free Chicken Recipes You'll Want to Make Every Night

  • One Sweet Mess

    Chicken Fajita Potato Skins

    You just can't go wrong with a recipe that combines two of your favorite things. In this case, zesty fajitas and savory potato skins come together to make one dreamy bite that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next tailgate. (Oh, did we forget to mention there's melted cheese on top?)

    Get the recipe: Chicken Fajita Potato Skins

  • Nosh and Nourish

    Tuscan Chicken Soup

    Chicken, kale, and the naturally gluten-free grain, quinoa, make for a hearty and filling soup that's perfect for chilly fall evenings. Plus, a bowl gives you more than a day's worth of the recommended amounts of vitamin C, A, and K. Make sure to use an all-natural chicken broth to ensure it's gluten free.

    Get the recipe: Tuscan Chicken Soup

  • Breezy Bakes

    Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

    Save a few calories with this Asian-flavored finger food. Lettuce cups are filled with ground chicken, chopped veggies, and of course tangy, sweet teriyaki sauce. Whether you serve this as an appetizer or main course, it will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

    Get the recipe: Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

  • Cherry on My Sundae

    Paleo Chicken and Waffles

    Can you believe it—breaded chicken and thick fluffy waffles that are not only completely gluten-free, but also Paleo? Yep! The chicken is "oven-fried," cutting back on unhealthy fats from frying oil, while still having the desired crunchy coat. Even the waffles have a hidden health factor—apples and bananas, which pair well with the savory flavor of the chicken.

    Get the recipe: Paleo Chicken and Waffles


    General Tso's Chicken

    If you miss General Tso's chicken, you'll love this inventive gluten-free version.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free General Tso's Chicken

  • Feed Me Phoebe

    Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan

    This dish is baked instead of fried, so you already know it's a healthier option than the traditional recipe. But what makes it even better and what makes it gluten-free may surprise you: The key here is almonds. Ground almonds make for a smart breadcrumb swap that's still crunchy. A fresh sauce of cherry tomatoes makes this chicken taste so light and fresh, too.

    Get the recipe: Chicken Parm with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

  • Tea & Biscuits

    Chicken and Dumplings

    These dumplings are shockingly easy to make and safe to eat thanks to xanthan gum—the gluten-free binder that works wonders. To get dinner on the table even faster, try shredding store-bought rotisserie chicken.

    Get the recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

  • Cooks with Cocktails

    Crepes with Chicken, Cheese & Mushroom

    Chicken is more than just a standard dinner menu item. It works just as well as an addition to savory crepes for brunch. Asparagus, mushrooms, and gooey Gruyère cheese make this recipe feel so luxurious that you'll want to savor every last bite.

    Get the recipe: Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Gruyère

  • Skinnytaste

    One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

    It doesn't get much easier than this one-pot meal. Chicken goes into the pan with broth (again, be mindful to choose gluten-free varieties) along with colorful peppers, onions, and tomatoes for a Southwest-flavored pasta dish unlike one you've had before. You had us at "one-pot," but we love this dish even more because it's only 390 calories.

    Get the recipe: One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

  • Worth Cooking

    Mango Chicken Stuffed Peppers

    These are not your average stuffed peppers. Your slow cooker does most of the legwork with this recipe—cooking the chicken with sweet mango (high in vitamins A and C), ginger (shown to settle upset stomachs), and other bold flavors. Stuff bright red peppers with the mixture, bake, and...yum.

    Get the recipe: Mango Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  • Running to the Kitchen

    Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake

    Naturally gluten-free quinoa is the base for this casserole—off to a good start. Next, shredded chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices are mixed in with the grain and added to a baking dish—yes, more of that. Then finally the whole thing is topped with cheddar cheese—bingo!

    Get the recipe: Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake

  • Tasty Yummies

    Chicken and White Bean Chili

    There are so many delicious ways to make chili, but this white chicken version just might turn out to be your new favorite. It's a thick bowl of creamy goodness that's not only gluten-free, but also surprisingly dairy-free as well. Double win.

    Get the recipe: Chicken and White Bean Chili

  • Cooking Classy

    Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Looking for a weeknight meal that tastes like you needed a weekend afternoon to make it? Enter this creamy soup that tastes decadent but isn't. Vary the spices and jalepeño to give it just the right amount of "kick," or add a dollop of sour cream and chopped avocado on top to cool it down. Make sure to choose gluten-free masa harina at the market.

    Get the recipe: Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Pinch of Yum

    Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

    This is an entirely different kind of chicken salad, and it's one you'll be craving morning, noon, and night. Rice noodles, crunchy carrots, and cabbage are paired with a bold flavored serrano pepper dressing. At less than 400 calories a serving, this recipe satisfies your hunger and your healthy habits.

    Get the recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

  • Gluten Free on a Shoestring

    Biscuit Chicken Pot Pies to Go

    Chicken pot pie is probably not what comes to mind when you think of a gluten-free or healthy meal. But with a few tweaks this recipe is better for you than most traditional versions, and with even a few more adjustments they are suddenly gluten-free—voilà! Oh, and we can't fail to mention that these pot pies are handheld. Yep, flaky, warm, and on-the-go, too!

    Get the recipe: Biscuit Chicken Pot Pies to Go

  • Gimme Some Oven

    Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

    A no-fail meal that tastes great each and every time—salad with chicken in it. Not to be confused with chicken salad. (More on that later.) Place your chicken on a bed of greens, mix in your favorite salad toppings, and you're good to go. This version has blueberries (high in fiber, vitamin C, and manganese) and is chopped with other fixings to crunchy salad perfection.

    Get the recipe: Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

  • Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

    Wild rice adds filling fiber, tender artichokes are low in calories but high in potassium, plus green beans and cabbage add color and crunch. It all comes together with a homemade thyme vinaigrette and just about 300 calories a pop.

    Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

  • The Soccer Mom

    BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust

    If you follow a gluten-free diet, it's probably a safe bet that you're well acquainted with the cauliflower crust. But we bet you've never tried the sweet potato crust! This healthy alternative is rich is beta-carotene and holds up well to your choice of toppings like chicken, spinach, and onion.

    Get the recipe: Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust

  • Spinach for Breakfast

    Gluten-Free Chicken Quesadillas

    Rice tortillas make sure this chicken quesadilla is gluten-free. Sautéed veggies, hummus, and avocado make sure it's nutrient-dense and delicious. Drop the takeout menu and head to the kitchen—this dairy-free recipe is better than anything the delivery guy will bring.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Clean Chicken Quesadillas

  • The Honour System

    Avocado Chicken Salad

    Most chicken salad recipes get their creamy consistency from fat-laden mayo, but this gluten-free version uses avocado to do the same thing with much healthier returns. A bit of Greek yogurt helps, too, while also adding a double dose of protein. The expected crunch from celery and flavor from red onion is still there, too.

    Get the recipe: Avocado Chicken Salad


Alyssa Sparacino

Alyssa is the deputy digital editor for SHAPE & FITNESS and an ACE certified personal trainer. She is a cycling and barre enthusiast, and lover of both planks and pasta. Before joining the #ShapeSquad she was the digital editor for HGTV Magazine and assistant editor of  More →

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