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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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