Looking for a super healthy dinner option? Try any of these 20 lean and green chicken recipes! Not only are they healthy, but they’re absolutely delicious and will have the whole family wanting more!
There are a variety of tasty lean and green meals, but these 20 lean and green chicken recipes are our favorite! From various styles of grilled chicken, to fun and healthy pizzas, to mouthwatering pastas, there are recipes for any taste and are easy to make!
Expert Tips for Making Lean and Green Meals
What does it mean to be “lean and green”? A Lean & Green meal includes 5 to 7 ounces of cooked lean protein, plus three (3) servings of non-starchy vegetables, and up to two (2) servings of healthy fats, depending on your lean protein choices!
Expert Tip (Healthy Fat Recommendations): A healthy fat serving should contain about 5 grams of fat and less than 5 grams of carbohydrate. You’ll have 0-2 servings of healthy fats per Lean & Green meal, depending on your lean protein choices.
20 Lean and Green Chicken Meals
When you are looking for a healthy meal but want to incorporate familiar favorites, try out any of these delicious lean & green chicken recipes! There’s a wide variety to choose from, and no matter what you decide, it is going to be a guaranteed hit!
Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken
What is not to like about this recipe!? This Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken recipe takes very little time and taste amazing! Our house can't get enough of it!
Eggplant has become one of my favorite vegetables as of late and this delicious Grilled Chicken with Eggplant Parmesan only reinforces that. If you want some great taste and texture in a quick and easy, light-weight meal, then look no further.
Looking to save some effort? Try this no fuss Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps recipe. You'll get a full serving of those amazing Mexican flavors in a healthy dinner you can throw together anytime!
Could you enjoy healthy Italian food at almost every meal? Complete this healthy lean and green Chicken Crust Veggie Pizza recipe to give you and your family an Italian entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on any healthy meal plan and satisfies your cravings!
We've all seen the Buffalo Chicken Pizza at our local pizza place; well now you can have it at home, enjoy the flavors and still stay on plan. This fresh twist, Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Crust Pizza, is great for anyone in the house, including the kids!
Do you love to dine on healthy Italian food every night? Prepare this healthy lean and green Chicken Zoodle Alfredo recipe to give you and your family an Italian meal that is both delicious and fits most any healthy meal plan!
We all know the combination of avocado, lime and cilantro go great together. Add some Greek yogurt instead of mayo and it makes a fabulous Lean! Serve with your favorite Greens and you have a complete Lean and Green meal. Yum! Talk about a fiesta in my mouth!
This is a tried and true recipe that is so easy to make! Enjoy it as a quick weeknight meal or at your next potluck or gathering! It has loads of flavor, yet it is only made with three ingredients! Say what?