If you’re looking for some great-tasting low-calorie chicken recipes for your dinner menu, you’re in the right place! Today we have more than 25 chicken recipes under 400 calories that are family-friendly, healthy and delicious!

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Here at Healthy Seasonal Recipes, one of our core missions is to help make dinnertime easy for busy families. And we know that chicken is one of the most popular proteins in America and around the globe. It’s on our own family table several nights a week, so we speak from experience!

Not only is it more earth-friendly than pork and beef, but it is naturally low in fat and calories. It is a great building block for a healthy low-calorie dinner and is so helpful if you are trying to lose weight.

Chicken has a reputation for being boring, but we disagree! It is incredibly versatile and a great “blank canvas” for a wide variety of flavors and cuisines. We love how chicken can be incorporated into soups, salads, stir-fries or added to classic comfort foods (made healthy.)

Below you’ll find more than two dozen of our favorite low-calorie chicken recipes all under 400 calories, but many of them are even lower! We’ve marked each description with the calories per serving of each recipe to make it easier for you to select which one fits into your calorie budget.

Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes

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a side view of a lettuce wrap with peanuts and herbs

25+ Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These 25 chicken recipes are all under 400 calories and are great for a healthy family-friendly menu and for weight loss. This Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a perfect example with only 250 calories per serving of three wraps each!  


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon organic canola oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons dark pure maple syrup
  • pinch crushed red pepper flake
  • 3 radishes, cut into strips
  • 1 cup “stringless” snap peas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • pinch salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped if desired
  • 12 leaves Bibb lettuce, such as Boston, washed and dried


  1. Place chicken in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the chicken is no-longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes (depending on thickness.)
  2. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized cubes and let cool 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk avocado oil, tamari, sesame oil, maple syrup and red pepper flake in a large bowl.
  4. Add chicken, radishes, snap peas, cilantro and mint and toss to coat. Season with salt if desired.
  5. Serve the chicken salad in the lettuce wraps, about ½ cups each. Top with peanuts.
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top


  • Serving Size: 3 wraps
  • Calories: 250

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