10 Easy Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss

Become a winner winner with these chicken dinners!

10 Easy Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss

Does the saying “winner winner chicken dinner” really speak to you? What about the dream of losing weight? Does the word “easy” in this title also really speak to you? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll find easy chicken recipes for weight loss that will surely make you feel like a winner winner.

Chicken is one of my favorite foods to incorporate into my meals when I’m trying to shed some pounds. Why? Because it’s a great source of protein that’s low in calories and fat, and actually keeps me feel satiated. These 10 easy chicken recipes for weight loss are sure to further your progress!

Trust me, fueling my body with the high-protein, lean meat that stars in all of these recipes has helped me to get where I am today. Where am I today, exactly? Well, I’m at a place where my doctor tells me I’m healthy, I have tons of energy, and I’m eating yummy foods all day long–yummy foods like the easy recipes that are on this weight loss list!

10 Easy Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss

I turn to these easy chicken recipes for weight loss whenever I really don’t feel like cooking, but really do feel like eating a delicious, healthy dinner. They’ve never failed me!

1. Easy Chicken Bruschetta Casserole

bruschetta casserole

Bruschetta is the perfect way to get a little bit of everything in one meal. So, when a chicken bruschetta recipe is also easy, I don’t mess around. I could eat this SkinnyMs recipe of ours for dinner every day of the week, and I can do it guilt-free thanks to the nutrient-dense ingredients we use that also aid in weight loss!

2. Bruschetta Chicken

purewow bruschetta chicken recipe

Can’t get enough Bruschetta? Neither can we! Our friends at PureWow have crafted up this magnificent dish! Their tasty Summer time recipe looks incredible, and it tastes even better! We’re in love with this scrumptious, protein-packed dinner and you will be too!

3. One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Dinner

chicken and broccoli dinner

One-Skillet dinners are the easiest of all dinners in my book. They make for an easy meal AND an easy clean-up! You can’t beat a chicken dinner like this one–especially when it’s delicious and aids in weight loss as well.

4. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots Recipe

purewow one pan roasted chicken with carrots

This delightful one-pan meal is a winner in every way! It’s loaded with flavor and nutrients, is incredibly simple to make, and even easier to clean-up! If you’re in need of a healthy weeknight dinner for the family, this recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

5. Skillet Lemon Chicken Breast Dinner

skillet lemon chicken breast dinner

It’s back to the basics with this one, but don’t think for a second that basic means flavorless! Our light and delicious, skillet lemon chicken has just as much flavor as it does protein. Hint: There is A LOT of protein in each serving of this easy meal.

6. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde really has it all: tender, shredded chicken swimming in a mildly spicy salsa verde sauce. Add in some fiber-rich navy beans, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded meal for any night of the week!

7. One-Pan Rosemary Chicken and Root Vegetables

one pan rosemary chicken and root vegetables

A flavor and texture combination made in heaven. The carrots, parsnips, turnips, and sweet potatoes will soften and caramelize as they cook in the hot oven. Meanwhile, the chicken and spices will compliment and balance out the sweetness of the root veggies with savory flavors.

8. Crispy “Un-Fried” Herb Chicken

crispy un-fried herb chicken

This diet-friendly chicken recipe will certainly taste like a cheat meal, without actually being a cheat meal. How cool is that?! We’ve cut the fat (and excess calories,) by baking the chicken as opposed to frying it! You can have your fried chicken (er, un-fried chicken) and eat it too!

9. Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken

slow cooker greek lemon chicken

This isn’t the first lemony recipe that has appeared on this list mainly because lemons are so great for weight loss. Incorporating lemons into your diet can aid in weight loss in multiple ways, such as:

  • Maintaining blood sugar (which means no sugar cravings)
  • Helping you to feel full for longer (no more over-eating)
  • Boosting metabolism

As much as I’m a fan of this super easy chicken recipe, because of how great lemons and lemon juice both are for you, I’m also a huge fan of lemon water! If you’re not, but want the similar health benefits that it provides, check out our 5 Simple Detox Water Recipes to Boost Metabolism.

10. Easy Chicken and Rice Skillet Stir-Fry

chicken and rice stir fry

Yay for another stir-fry recipe! This Asian-inspired chicken dish of ours is perfect to whip up on any and every busy weeknight. We’ve taken away all of the unhealthy grease that usually fills up your typical Asian food dish, and we’ve filled this dish with vegetables instead. This recipe calls for chicken, veggies, and brown rice–which means that it’s the perfect weight loss dinner!

Now that you have 10 absolutely mouth-watering, easy chicken recipes for weight loss, you’re more than ready to jump-start your weight loss journey in the yummiest way possible!

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Taylor Glinane

Taylor is a writer with a passion for health, fitness, and all things alike. Running and hiking have special places in her heart--right next to berries, hummus, and every nut butter imaginable. When she's not running, hiking, snacking, or making a delicious breakfast, she's either at the gym, doing yoga, or outside with a pen and paper.

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