Our best healthy chicken recipes

Looking for new healthy ways to prepare chicken? These tasty chicken recipes are loaded with flavour without being loaded with calories and fat

Our best healthy chicken recipes

Source: Web exclusive: April 2009

Apple Chicken Roll-Up

These sweet and savoury apple chicken snacks are a perfect lunch for those on a diet. They taste great and are virtually carb-free.

Chicken, Kale and Edamame White Tea Noodle Soup

Superfoods kale, edamame and white tea make classic chicken soup extra nutritious.

Chicken and Mango Salad

Chicken and mango salad is a fresh, tasty, healthy way to use leftover cooked chicken.

Golden-Roasted Chicken with Old-Fashioned Stuffing

Always an impressive dish, a whole chicken provides plenty of protein, little saturated fat, and good amounts of B vitamins and zinc. A meal like this golden-roasted chicken with old-fashioned stuffing is perfect for noteworthy occasions, or just a simple family dinner (pictured).

Coronation Chicken

Specially created for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, this curry-flavoured chicken salad with a fruity pilaf makes a lovely summer dish. Often made with cream and mayonnaise, this version cuts the fat content down significantly.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Packed with flavour, mixing pasta with chicken and a bounty of just-tender vegetables, it is easy to see why chicken noodle soup is traditionally eaten as a restorative. Serve it as an entree and enjoy the leftover chicken in sandwiches the next day.

Herbed Chicken and Potato Soup

The simple, delicious flavours of this herbed chicken and potato soup recipe will make it popular with adults and children alike. Try it for lunch on the weekend, served with plenty of crusty bread and fresh fruit to follow.

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is a rich-tasting Italian classic that’s perfect for a chilly night. Skinless chicken thighs keep the fat figures in check and the recipe’s combination of mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs provides just the right flavour. Serve chicken cacciatore with polenta and green beans.

Chicken Biryani with Cucumber Raita

A biryani consists of curried meat, poultry, fish or vegetables combined with basmati rice to make a complete meal. Here chicken curry is layered with the rice and baked, then served with a fresh cucumber raita.

Hungarian Chicken Meatballs

Ground chicken and mushrooms make succulent meatballs’delicious simmered in a smooth tomato sauce with red and green peppers. Paprika warms the flavour and new potatoes turn this recipe into a complete one-dish meal.

Chicken and Spinach Roulades

Fresh spinach, roasted red pepper, ricotta and a touch of Parmesan together make a fantastic healthy filling for tender chicken roulades. Braised in stock and vermouth and served with asparagus, chicken and spinach roulades make an elegant, attractive dish.

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