45 Must-Make Healthy Chicken Recipes that will win you over, become staples in your weekly menu, and keep you well-nourished all year long! With plenty of paleo, keto, and whole30 options, all of these gluten-free chicken recipes will surely please all types of eaters!

45 Must Make Healthy Chicken Recipes that are nourishing and easy to prepare. Plenty of paleo, whole30, keto, and low-carb options! All the recipes in this post are gluten-free!

Chicken recipes always seem to be in short supply in those moments we desperately need them. I, myself, fall victim to inspiration shortage when it comes to whipping up a fabulous chicken dinner.

Well. I have a solution for us all!

I rounded up my most well-loved popular chicken recipes from my blog and placed them right here for us so that we never again need to scramble come dinner!

What we have here is a complete roundup of chicken recipes for any season! 

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, there are chicken recipes here for year-round healthy eating. 

All of the recipes here are gluten-free, and there is an abundance of paleo, whole30, and low-carb keto options. Essentially, we’re covering all the bases in the realm of healthy chicken recipes!

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Let’s get right to them!

45 Must-Make Healthy Chicken Recipes:

Chicken Marsala (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) Gluten-free and dairy-free chicken marsala is everything you want in a chicken dish! It’s perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, involves a creamy garlicky mushroom sauce and is big and bold on flavor. Make it for a special occasion or any ol’ night of the week!

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chicken Marsala - breaded chicken in creamy mushroom sauce

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad – Thai Chicken Chopped Salad with crunchy cabbage, carrot, toasted cashews, and a delicious creamy sesame ginger peanut dressing. This vibrant, filling salad recipe is that feel-good meal that leaves you energized and happy.

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad with peanut dressing and toasted cashews. Vibrant, delicious salad that is light yet satisfying.

The BEST Grilled Chicken Thighs Whether you’ve been grilling for years or are new to grilling, you’ll love this super simple and goof-proof approach to grilled chicken! Few ingredients, very little prep time, and an absolute succulent, tender, perfectly crispy charred result, these are truly the best grilled chicken thighs!

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipe that turns out so dreamy each and every time! Few ingredients, hardly any prep or cook time!

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa Grilled chicken tacos with mango salsa, cabbage slaw, and chipotle sour cream. This fresh and vibrant take on tacos is sure to win you over!

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa, cabbage slaw, and chipotle sour cream - a fresh, vibrant, and unique take on tacos!

Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Keto, Whole30) – Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash is an ultra easy meal to prepare that happens to be paleo, whole30, low-carb, and delicious! Make it for the whole family or as a meal prep recipe.

Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash - a clean dinner recipe that is paleo, keto, whole30 and easy to make | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #grainfree

Immunity Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup This turmeric chicken soup includes carrots, parsnips, kale, bone broth, and more for an immunity-boosting powerhouse meal. It’s super quick and easy to make and is paleo, keto, AIP, and whole30.

turmeric chicken soup in a bowl with carrots on rustic backdrop

Wild Rice Chicken Casserole – Wild Rice Chicken Casserole with vegetables is a healthy, filling meal! Make it and serve it to guests, or prepare as a meal prep dinner for the week.

Wild Rice Chicken Casserole - gluten-free casserole recipe for a healthy, filling dinner | TheRoastedRoot.net

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make for a clean and easy meal that requires very minimal ingredients! This easy recipe can be made in parts ahead of time to minimize prep. 

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - quick, easy dinner recipe with only a handful of basic ingredients!

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rotisserie Chicken –  Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rotisserie Chicken is a perfectly moist and tender whole body chicken recipe that turns out just like rotisserie chicken. This amazing chicken recipe is prepared in your pressure cooker in right around 1 hour! Make it a part of your weekly meal prep routine! 

Garlic Herb Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl with vegetables makes an amazingly flavorful and nutritious meal! Marinated chicken is stir fried with cabbage, onions, carrots, zucchini, and more for an amazing deconstructed egg roll experience.

Paleo Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl with Chicken and vegetables - an easy, healthy dinner recipe

Moroccan Chicken Stew – Quick Moroccan Chicken Stew is an incredibly satisfying meal that feels fancy yet is easy to prepare! Serve it up with Turmeric Ginger Rice for an amazingly flavorful dining experience.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Stew with ginger turmeric aromatic rice. A flavorful healthy dinner recipe

Creamy Tuscan Chicken – Tuscan Chicken with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy dairy-free coconut milk sauce made in just one skillet! This easy paleo-friendly recipe is dairy-free, low-carb, keto, and whole30 compliant. PLUS it has show-stopping flavor!

One-Skillet Creamy Tuscan Chicken - paleo, whole30, keto, healthy clean dinner recipe made in just one pot or skillet | TheRoastedRoot.net

Grain-Free Pretzel Crusted Chicken – Crispy grain-free pretzel-crusted chicken with honey mustard sauce is a show-stopping entrée! You’d never know this tender, crispy chicken was gluten-free and grain-free! I make the chicken using grain-free pretzels, but you can easily use pretzels of your choosing.

Grain-Free Pretzel-Crusted Baked Chicken - a healthier take on crispy chicken #glutenfree

Paleo General Chicken General Tso’s Chicken is crispy tender breaded pan-fried chicken engulfed in delicious sauce. This soy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free General Chicken recipe is a healthier take on the classic takeout dish.

Healthy General Tso's Chicken made grain-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, and soy-free - an easy delicious chicken recipe

Butternut Squash Ginger Chicken Stir Fry – Simply seasonal chicken stir fry with butternut squash, ginger, broccoli, carrots, and more! This easy meal comes together in less than an hour and is perfect for busy weeknights. Wait until winter squash season to make this, or replace the butternut squash with regular potatoes or sweet potatoes. 

Butternut Squash Ginger Chicken Stir Fry - a clean, delicious, easy dinner recipe for weeknight meals. Paleo, Whole30, low-carb | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

Chicken Sausage Pesto PastaChicken sausage pesto pasta makes for a filling, delightfully flavorful and fresh meal. Make it ahead of time for meal prep, or whip it up for the whole family!

Chicken Sausage Pasta with homemade pesto sauce - dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy

Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken and Root Vegetables  – Instant Pot turmeric chicken in an aromatic turmeric coconut milk sauce with carrots, sweet potatoes, and parsnips. This nutritious meal is perfect for any night of the week! A must-make during the fall and winter months when root vegetables and winter squash are in season.

Paleo Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken with Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, and Parsnips. A clean and delicious comforting meal that's easy to make any night of the week. | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree #healthy #lowcarb #whole30

Basil Crispy Baked Chicken Basil Crispy Baked Chicken is fresh, herby, flavorful main entrée. You’re not going to believe how easy this finger-lickin’ good, juicy tender chicken thigh recipe is!

Basil Baked Chicken - chicken thighs marinated in fresh basil marinade for an amazing healthy main dish

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken A cleaner version of healthy sweet and sour chicken that is soy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and easy to prepare! Employing the homemade sweet and sour sauce, you can use this recipe as your gateway to all sorts of sweet and sour adventures! Serve it up with steamed rice or fried rice to really bedazzle your friends and family!

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken made grain-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free. paleo friendly. An easy healthy dinner recipe that can be made any night of the week! #chinesefood #paleo #lowcarb #soyfree #healthy

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili – Delicious tender shredded chicken with white beans and garbanzo beans and green chilis. This easy, healthy white chili recipe is a household staple for any of those times you’re looking for a quick and hearty meal the whole family can enjoy.

Top down big wooden bowl of chili with a golden spoon inside about to take a scoop.

One Pot Indian Chicken Biryani – An incredibly comforting meal for those evenings you’re looking to replenish your glycogen stores…or you’re just feeling a massive dose of carbs 😉 This delicious flavorful meal is perfect for a lovely evening in and is awesome as a meal prep recipe. While traditional biryani is made marinating the chicken in yogurt, I keep it dairy-free using coconut milk for those of us who are allergic or intolerant to dairy.

Easy One-Skillet Indian Chicken Biryani made with bone-in chicken pieces and basmati rice | TheRoastedRoot.net

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore – Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is the easiest, most delicious approach to the Italian classic dish! This recipe is goof-proof and results in the most tender fall-off-the-bone chicken in an amazing herby red sauce. Serve it over rice or pasta for the most comforting meal that you’ll surely put on repeat.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore - easy chicken cacciatore recipe made quick and easy in the pressure cooker. Tender, amazing chicken with hardly any effort!

Pumpkin Chicken Chili (Paleo) – This incredibly cozy chili recipe is incredible during the fall and winter months when you’re craving comfort food. Pumpkin chicken chili made bean-less for a lower-carb, paleo and Low-FODMAP approach to chicken chili! This cozy chili recipe is so easy to make and is so nice and comforting for chilly weather. Stove top and Instant Pot instructions are included in this post!

Pumpkin Chicken Chili made paleo without beans - an easy stovetop chili recipe that only takes 45 minutes to prepare. Low-FODMAP and lower carb! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole Creamy broccoli cheddar chicken casserole with rice is a mouth-watering comforting dinner that is sure to please the whole family. 

Casserole dish of broccoli cheddar chicken casserole

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad (Paleo)  – Light and healthy Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad with sesame ginger dressing that is soy-free, sugar-free, and free of canola oil. This easy salad is filling and nutritious!

Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad with spinach and soy-free sesame ginger dressing

Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken – Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken is zesty, crispy, and packed with flavor! This easy-to-prepare recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and hardly any time to make!

Orange Ginger Marinated Grilled Chicken - Orange-ginger marinade is amazing for any animal protein, whether you're baking or grilling it! This easy recipe requires few ingredients and hardly any time. | TheRoastedRoot.net

Turmeric Chicken Fried Rice  – Turmeric chicken fried rice with veggies makes for a flavorful, colorful side dish (or dinner!). Make it in bulk to meal prep for the week or to serve alongside your favorite entrée.

Turmeric Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables - a healthy vibrant side dish that is gluten-free and soy-free

Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale– Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale is a squeaky clean and satisfying meal, loaded with zesty, rustic flavor! Perfect for those who love to eat clean, or folks who follow a ketogenic, whole30, or Paleo lifestyle.

Chicken Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Mushrooms - an easy healthy dinner recipe that is paleo, low-carb and whole30

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a lovely go-to for lunches and dinners, especially when it’s hot outside! This easy-to-prepare recipe tastes even better as it sits in the refrigerator, making it ideal for meal prepping!

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Rosemary Lemon Instant Pot Chicken and Rice – Instant pot chicken and rice with broccoli, lemon zest and rosemary comes together quickly and makes for a nourishing, satisfying meal! Serve it up for family dinner, or make it for meal prep!

Two bowls of instant pot chicken and rice with napkin to the side and lemons

30-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry – If you love teriyaki, this simple, healthful recipe will win you over! 30-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! This fun and frisky meal is sure to be a staple in your home.

30-Minute Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry - a quick, easy, and healthy dinner recipe! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #paleo

Creamy Rosemary Chicken Soup with Rice – This dairy-free creamy chicken soup with rice is marvelously flavored with rosemary and lemon zest for a comforting one-pot meal that only takes an hour to make! An incredibly healing soup recipe for cold season. 

Creamy Lemon Rosemary Chicken Soup with Rice - healthy, hearty, dairy-free, and delicious!

Chicken Massaman Curry Thai Chicken Massaman Curry with and butternut squash stewed in thick aromatic coconut milk sauce. This flavorful meal is perfect for those evenings you’re craving healthier comfort food.

Chicken Massaman Curry - butternut squash and chicken stewed in aromatic coconut milk sauce for a satisfying meal that happens to be healthier than Thai takeout. Paleo, Whole30, and delicious

Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing – Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with a fresh, zesty lemon herb tahini dressing, cherry tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and cucumber. This nutritious dinner recipe is packed with flavor and is perfect for anyone who loves a big vibrant meal as well as those on a carb-conscious, paleo, or keto diet.

Meal Prep Chicken and Vegetables (Paleo, Whole30) – Paleo, Whole30 Meal Prep Chicken and Vegetables is great for work lunches or dinners throughout the week! This recipe makes 5 to 7 generous-sized meals for the hungry health-conscious individual!

Meal Prep Chicken and Vegetables - a paleo, low-carb, whole30 big batch meal prep recipe that makes 5 to 7 lunches or dinners

Crock Pot Chicken Artichoke and Kale Soup – Hearty and healthy Crock Pot Chicken Artichoke and Kale Soup – a simple recipe that requires few ingredients and is made easily in your slow cooker!

Crock Pot Chicken, Artichoke, and Kale Soup | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #dinner #slowcooker

Paleo Chicken Adobo – Quick and easy Paleo Chicken Adobo recipe made soy-free and refined sugar-free. This sweet and tangy Filipino chicken recipe is amazingly flavorful and results in tender, delicious chicken!

Paleo Chicken Adobo - soy-free, refined sugar-free healthy adobo chicken recipe - a Filipino dish.

Turmeric Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner – Looking for a very simple and nourishing anti-inflammatory meal?? Here’s your sign! Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with turmeric-seasoned chicken thighs and vegetables is a quick, clean, easy one-pan dinner recipe. Paleo, Keto, Whole30, and delicious!

Turmeric Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner - an easy low-carb dinner recipe ready in less than an hour

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala A deliciously authentic tasting paleo chicken tikka masala recipe made easily in your pressure cooker! This amazing tender chicken stewed in aromatic sauce tastes just like restaurant-style chicken tikka masala.

Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala - an easy approach to the Indian classic that tastes just like restaurant tikka masala! | TheRoastedRoot.com

3-Ingredient Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey – Easy 3-ingredient healthy chicken wings with herbs and honey! Make these for game day or any day that calls for wings. 😉

Easy 3-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey! | theroastedroot.net @roastedroot #appetizer #superbowl #recipe

Sicilian Chicken Soup (Gluten-Free) – Sicilian Chicken Soup made quickly on the stove top in less than an hour! This hearty chicken soup recipe is easy to make and comforting on chilly winter nights. I have included instructions for Instant Pot and Slow Cooker in this post as well!

Easy Greek Chicken – Easy Greek Chicken with a fresh lemon herb marinade is fall-off-the-bone, ultra tender mouth-wateringly delicious! A quick, simple healthy Mediterranean-inspired dinner recipe loaded with flavor.

Greek Chicken Recipe with an easy marinade. Quick, simple, absolutely delicious!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are incredibly easy to make! All you need is a few basic ingredients and a large sheet pan to make this meal happen. The chicken turns out amazingly tender with a nice crisp and the peppers and onions are loaded with flavor!

30-Minute Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas is a quick and easy meal requiring just one sheet pan and a few ingredients

30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken – Quick and easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken comes together in a flash! This simple recipe is loaded with flavor and can easily be made any night of the week. Make a double or triple batch to meal prep it!

30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken - soy-free, refined sugar-free, healthy Mongolian Chicken recipe

Raspberry Balsamic Chicken (Paleo) – Moist and tender raspberry balsamic chicken made with only a few simple ingredients. Make this recipe any night of the week or use it for meal prep.

Raspberry Balsamic Chicken - an easy healthy paleo chicken recipe made in a skillet

As always, let me know if you have any requests!



Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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