Bored of the same chicken dinners? If you’re looking for new healthy recipes to add to your rotation that are simple yet delicious, check out this round up of my 10 favorites.
Where are my chicken lovers at? I took the time to compile all my favorite, healthier, keto and low carb friendly chicken recipes to help you find new and creative ways to navigate your week day dinner menu.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be difficult. Chicken is also an easy and popular protein to buy from grocery stores, is a leaner meat with less calories and less saturated fats, and is incredibly versatile across so many different cuisines.
Here are 10 different ways you can add a new chicken recipe to your menu rotation. Be sure to also check out my 7 tips for grilling chicken to master this protein like a pro.
1. Crispy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Yes, it is 100% possible to get crispy chicken from just baking in your oven. No fryer necessary to enjoy these keto friendly BBQ chicken drumsticks that pair so well with my Keto Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce too.
2. Butter Chicken Meatballs (with Cauliflower Rice)
I love the flavors your find in classic Indian dishes, but the time it takes can make it harder for meal prepping or a busy weeknight. This is my easier, inspired take on a classic butter chicken dish that goes so well with my recipe for roasted cauliflower rice too.
3. Crispy Maple Pecan Chicken Thighs
A perfect comfort food chicken dish that can be made on the grill, in your oven, or even in your airy fryer. This recipe uses bone in chicken thighs and pulls flavors like maple and pecan together to make a warm, spiced, chicken dinner you will love.
4. Low Carb Mojo Roasted Chicken
A bright, refreshing mojo marinade that’s perfect for roasting a whole chicken. Try this lower carb variation and wow your friends and family with this show stopping dish! Try pairing it with this lower carb take on classic Cuban black beans too.
5. Grilled Crispy Chicken Wings
You don’t need any breading or a fryer to get a truly crispy chicken wing. You can easily recreate your favorite tailgate or game day treat just by firing up your grill. Try it out!
6. Grilled Curry Chicken Salad (Keto Whole 30)
This easy to make curry seasoned and grilled chicken salad is warm, lightly spiced, and a healthy way to enjoy dinner or lunch throughout the week. I love this for meal prep or lunch on the go to!
7. Grilled Spatchcock Chicken Tinga
This Mexican inspired butterflied whole chicken recipe is packed with rich tomatoes, chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, and smoked to perfection on the grill. Take this classic shredded chicken recipe and take it up a few easy notches for the perfect Taco Tuesday night recreation. Try pairing with my loaded cheesy Mexican cauliflower rice too.
8. Easy Grilled Greek Chicken Platter
These grilled Greek chicken kebabs are an easy anytime dinner, great for meal prepping, and can fit a keto and low carb lifestyle. Light up the grill and your taste buds with these classic Mediterranean flavors like fresh dill, olive oil, lemon juice, and tzatziki sauce that are sure to be a family favorite.
9. Low Carb Fajita Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets aren’t just for kids! These fajita flavored chicken nuggets are easily coated in almond flour and pan seared for a crispy outside and dipped in guacamole or sour cream for the best weeknight dinner or lunch recipe the whole family will want to eat!
10. Grilled Crispy Chicken Quarters
Fire up the grill and learn how to make the best chicken leg quarters. They’re a crispy, juicy, and tender way to prepare this cut and style of poultry.