We all want to lead healthier lives, but it’s not easy – hectic family life sometimes has us reaching for takeaway menus or unhealthy quick fixes when we just don’t have the energy to cook from scratch. When we do have the time to cook, chicken is the go-to meat for many as a healthy option, but sometimes we get a little stuck for inspiration.
Chicken is renowned as a leaner meat that still packs a punch with plenty of protein. The nutrition in chicken breast (the only chicken meat used in all Birds Eye products) also includes phosphorus and B vitamins that help to keep our bodies in tip-top condition.
Read on to discover our array of simple healthy chicken meals, all of which are under 600 calories per portion, while some dishes have fewer than 300 calories per serving, but are still just as filling!
One of the quickest and easiest healthy meals, with chicken breast and crunchy croutons giving this classic salad some bite. Our recipe keeps it simple for speed, but there are plenty of ways to get creative with your salad mix.
For something different that’ll be the toast of any summer party, try this Brazilian-inspired recipe with tangy mango, lime and coriander (trust us, mango and our chargrilled chicken is a match made in heaven). It’s a good one for any outdoor BBQs!
Essentially a stir fry, this meal is full of vegetables to deliver a nutrient-rich dish. Give it your own spin by choosing different veg (especially if certain members of the family are picky), while keeping the amount of veg in the dish really high.
Discover more of our chicken salads here.
Perfect with pasta & noodles
Our version of this Chinese classic is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken, and makes for a fresh yet filling dinner (or stretch the portions by serving it as a starter). Chopsticks optional…
This hearty and healthy chicken dinner is great for hiding extra veg from fussy eaters – and with only four ingredients, it’s quick to make. You could even try your hand at your own pesto, if you fancy it.
At fewer than 300 calories per serving, this ramen noodle recipe is perfectly paired with our soy, garlic and ginger chicken chargrills – and the whole dish is ready in the time it takes for the chicken to cook through. It’s an ideal midweek meal.
The warm, comforting flavours of softened onion, tomato and garlic are the basis of this Italian-inspired dish, but we like to spice ours up with some peri-peri chargrilled chicken. Add extra chilli for an extra kick, if you’re feeling brave!
Quick and easy healthy chicken recipes
These yummy pittas, from blogger Honest Mum, go brilliantly with a Greek salad for grown-ups or iceberg lettuce and colourful peppers for little ones. This is one of the simplest healthy chicken breast recipes around, ready in all of 20 minutes.
See our chicken dippers in a new light – wrapped up in tortillas to make these delicious fajitas. We recommend adding avocado, lettuce and tomato for plenty of nutrients, and garlic bread works well as an extra, slightly more indulgent, side dish.
Get the whole family involved in making their tacos – once the chicken is cooked, simply place all the ingredients on the table and watch as everyone’s creations unfold. Birds Eye takes no responsibility for messy fingers on this one though; best to have some kitchen roll handy for cleaning up!