Chicken Breasts are an easy way to get a healthy meal on the table! They’re mild in flavor and can be used in soups, sandwiches and tacos!

Below are our favorite ways to prepare chicken for a great healthy dinner or lunch! Add in a side of veggies and some cooked whole grains for a perfect meal.

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Tips for Perfect Chicken Breasts

  • Chicken Breasts are lean, do not overcook or they will dry out.
  • Use a meat thermometer (chicken breasts should reach 165°F).
  • Season chicken breasts generously and add a little bit of oil to help get some color on the outside.
  • Chicken breasts can range in size from 5oz to 10oz, the average recipe uses a 6oz chicken breast.
  • Ensure you select breasts that are about the same size for your recipe so they cook for the same amount of time.

And now onto our favorite Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes!

Chicken and tomatoes for Bruschetta Chicken in a casserole dish
Bruschetta Chicken – Spend With Pennies

Baked Chicken Breasts

Baking chicken is a healthy and simple way to get dinner on the table!

Oven Baked Chicken Breasts – Simple and fuss free. These chicken breasts can be served on their own or baked and added to your favorite pasta salads and more!

Juicy oven baked chicken breasts stacked on a cutting board
Oven Baked Chicken Breasts
Baked chicken breasts are a simple and healthy dinner option that is packed full of protein! 
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Baked Bruschetta Chicken (pictured) – Fresh tomatoes add a pop of flavor to this chicken dish!

bruschetta chicken breast with tomatoes
Bruschetta Chicken (oven baked)
Tender balsamic marinated chicken breasts are baked with garlic, basil and juicy cherry tomatoes to create a delicious meal that everyone loves!
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Roasted Split Chicken Breasts – Tender and juicy every time. Cook with the skin on for maximum tenderness (it can be removed before eating if you’d prefer).

Split chicken breast on a wooden board
Roasted Split Chicken Breast
Juicy and tender on the inside, with a delicious crispy, herb-crusted skin on the outside!
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Oven Chicken Fajitas – A whole meal in one pan! Use corn or whole wheat tortillas and top with your fave veggies.

Oven Fajitas on a plate with tomatoes and limes
Oven Fajitas
Oven Fajitas are a delicious and fresh meal that is easy to prep and loaded with flavor. These are perfect piled high in a tortilla and topped with your favorite toppings.  
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Overview of chicken and vegetables being added to the stock pot.
Chicken Vegetable Soup – Spend With Pennies

Healthy Soups with Chicken Breasts

Easy White Chicken Chili – Full of chicken, beans, and veggies. Swap out sour cream for Greek yogurt for a healthy alternative!

A serving of White Chicken Chili with a spoon
Easy White Chicken Chili
This white chicken chili recipe is one of our go-to Mexican inspired dinners. Chicken, poblano peppers, green chilis, corn, and kidney beans are slow simmered in a savory chicken base.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup – Quick to put together, full of flavor.

tortilla chicken soup in pot
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup is simmered to perfection with beans, corn, tomatoes, and chicken. Top it with cilantro, lime, and tortilla chips for the perfect comfort food! 
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Chicken Vegetable Soup (pictured) – Chock full of veggies (use fresh or frozen vegetables).

A bowl of chicken vegetable soup
Chicken Vegetable Soup
Perfect for chilly nights or lazy afternoons, chicken vegetable soup is the ultimate go-to comfort food!
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Chicken Barley Soup – Warm, cozy and comforting.

Chicken Barley Soup in white bowl
Chicken Barley Soup
Chicken Barley Soup is easy to make, naturally pretty healthy and it just warms you from the inside out!
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Lemon Chicken Soup – A simple chicken and rice soup with a pop of lemon flavor.

Bowls of greek lemon chicken soup
Lemon Chicken Soup
Comforting and light, this Lemon Chicken Soup is ready in about 30 minutes! 
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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos on a wood plate with taco toppings and cilantro
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos – Spend With Pennies

Slow Cooker Recipes

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas – Set it and forget it. Tender chicken breasts, onions, and peppers in a simple seasoning. Great to feed a crowd.

crock pot chicken fajitas in tortilla
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are an easy, weeknight slow cooker dinner that come together with just a few simple ingredients!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili – Rich, creamy and easy to make. This chili freezes well.

Overhead shot of chicken chili ingredients in a crockpot
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe comes together in just a few minutes and creates a hearty and healthy dinner that the entire family will love!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup – An extra flavorful soup with chicken and vegetables with fast prep time.

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup in large white bowl
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup is loaded with beans and veggies and is topped off with your favorite Mexican fixings. The perfect meal for a busy weeknight!
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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice – Brown rice, veggies, and chicken make this recipe a family favorite.

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Crockpot Chicken and Rice
This Crockpot Chicken and Rice is easy, cheesy and a family favorite! It's full of flavor and so quick to prepare, making it the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. 
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Crockpot Chicken Tacos (pictured) – Add your own toppings and serve as tacos or even a salad.

Crock-Pot chicken tacos on a wooden bowl with sour cream and cheese on top
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Taco nights just got easier! These Crockpot Chicken Tacos are such a snap to put together and always come out amazing!
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Grilled Chicken sandwiches with pickles, lettuce and tomatoes
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches – Spend With Pennies

Grilled

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches – Skip the takeout, homemade grilled chicken sandwiches are healthier and taste better!

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich
These Grilled Chicken Sandwiches are perfect for a hot summer day, served with a fresh salad or grilled veggies!
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Grilled Chicken Parmesan – Easy no-fuss recipe grilled or baked in foil. Prep and cleanup are a breeze.

Overhead shot of unwrapped Parmesan Chicken Foil Packet
Parmesan Chicken Foil Packets
Chicken Parmesan Foil Packets contain a complete dinner in one tidy little packet! Fresh summer zucchini, zesty tomato sauce and tender chicken breasts are grilled until perfectly cooked and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. This is going to become your favorite summer meal!
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Grilled Chicken Breasts – Great as a meal or to prep for the week ahead. Perfect for salads and sandwiches.

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Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts
Tender marinated chicken breasts grilled to juicy perfection!
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Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu – The flavors we love in our fave cordon bleu recipe without the deep frying.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu on a baking sheet
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu! The delicious flavors of cordon blue lightened up in this yummy grilled version! Ham and creamy swiss over a juicy marinated chicken breast with a light and delicious sauce!
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Chicken Souvlaki – A simple take on a Greek favorite. Add in a fresh Greek salad for the perfect meal.

plated Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki
Marinated chicken and onions are threaded onto skewers and grilled until juicy and tender! 
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A frying pan filled chicken fajitas mix served with tortillas
30 Minute Chicken Fajitas – Spend With Pennies

Other Favorites

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts – Quick and easy, these have a crisp exterior and come out tender and juicy.

a plate with air fryer chicken breasts, green beans and rice
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts are perfectly seasoned, tender & juicy!
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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos – Pulled chicken tossed with an easy homemade seasoning and salsa. This freezes and reheats well.

Plate with two Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos (Pressure Cooker)
Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of time make this Instant Pot chicken one of the best weeknight recipes we’ve ever had!
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Easy Chicken Fajitas – A simple 30-minute weeknight meal. Homemade seasoning is so easy to make, you’ll never buy the packets again!

A pan of steaming chicken fajitas with tortillas
Easy Chicken Fajitas
These Easy Chicken Fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal because they’re on the table in about 20 minutes start to finish!
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Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash – A flavorful casserole lightened up! Tender chicken and marinara sauce baked with cheese.

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash on a white plate
Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash is a filling and healthy dish for the whole family!
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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Skip the takeout and make your own lettuce wraps at home! Great as a meal or an appetizer to serve guests.

chicken lettuce wrap filling in a white bowl with lettuce on the side
Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are chicken, bell peppers, and green onions are tossed in a quick homemade sauce and served in a fresh crisp lettuce cup.

Boiled Chicken Breasts – One of the easiest ways to cook chicken breast, and they turn out perfectly juicy and flavorful every time.

Boiled Chicken Breast shredded in a dish
How to Boil Chicken Breasts
This method is the easiest way to cook chicken, and it comes out moist and tender every time!
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  1. My husband & I made the easy quiche recipe this morning. It was easy, delicious and the texture was perfect. We really enjoyed this so much. It was perfect!

    Can we get the recipes (in the book form that you picture on your web site?). We would definitely be interested. Also, we are happy to subscribe to your web site recipes. Thank you for sharing.
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