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100 Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes

by Jeanette on August 25, 2014 · 21 Comments
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Refer to this collection of Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes throughout the year to keep dinner interesting for your family.

Easy Healthy Chicken Recipes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Oven Braised Chicken Cacciatore with RosemarySlow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (Diethood), Cashew Chicken (Dinners Dishes & Desserts), Saucy Barbecue Chicken MeatballsChicken Massaman Curry (Savory Simple), Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke (Taste Love and Nourish), Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Goat Cheese (Food Faith Fitness), Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (Two Peas and Their Pod), Crockpot Jamaican Spiced Chicken StewTurkey Shepherds PieSkinny Chicken Fettucine Alfredo (Diethood), Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken (The Lemon Bowl), Chicken & Basil Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta (Inspiralized), Crockpot Turkey BologneseChopped Mexican Chicken Salad (Shockingly Delicious), Easy Herb Spiced Roasted Chicken

School starts in two days here, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m going to make for dinner once all the after-school activities start kicking in. So, to help me and you out, I’ve put together a huge collection of Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes with the help of my blogger friends that we can all refer to during the school year.

Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins – you can roast it, grill it, braise it, and use it in place of ground beef in almost any recipe. Leftover chicken (grilled or roasted) can also be repurposed and made into another meal.

I’ve organized this collection of recipes by cooking technique to make it easier for you to pick and choose what works best for you.

Note: Most of these recipes are gluten-free or gluten-free adaptable (substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs or panko crumbs for regular breadcrumbs/panko crumbs; gluten-free flour mix for regular flour). If you have any recipes you want to try that you’re unsure of, just leave me a comment and I’ll try to help convert it to gluten-free for you.

Chicken Recipes cooked in the Oven

Oven Cooked Chicken Recipes Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Easy Herb Spiced Roasted ChickenOven Braised Chicken Cacciatore with RosemaryRoasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke (Taste Love and Nourish), Gluten-Free Baked Chicken Tenders (An Edible Mosaic), Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Goat Cheese (Food Faith Fitness)

  1. Easy Herb Spiced Roasted Chicken, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  2. Oven Braised Chicken Cacciatore with Rosemary, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  3. Easy Caramelized Chicken with Green Olives, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  4. Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke, Taste Love and Nourish
  5. Baked Chicken Tenders (gluten-free), An Edible Mosaic
  6. Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers, Overtime Cook
  7. Crispy Rosemary Sriracha Chicken Thighs, All Day I Dream About Food
  8. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken, Skinnytaste
  9. Tangy Oven Barbecue Chicken, From Valerie’s Kitchen
  10. Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole, Family Fresh Cooking
  11. Spiced Chicken Thighs, Dinners Dishes & Desserts
  12. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, A Cedar Spoon
  13. Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Red Potatoes, A Cedar Spoon
  14. Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Goat Cheese, Food Faith Fitness
  15. Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bake, Two Healthy Kitchens
  16. Baked Chicken Flautas, Crumb
  17. Roast Chicken Legs with Olives and Lemon, Crumb
  18. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, The Law Student’s Wife
  19. Low Fat Oven Fried Chicken, Erren’s Kitchen
  20. Spicy Baked “Fried” Chicken, Amy’s Healthy Baking
  21. Spiced Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs, Creative Culinary
  22. Crispy Baked General Tso’s Chicken, Chocolate Moosey
  23. Mustard Roasted Chicken, The View From Great Island

    Chicken Recipes cooked on the Stove

    Stovetop Chicken Recipes

    Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Easy Five Spice Braised ChickenCashew Chicken (Dinners Dishes & Desserts), Chicken & Basil Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta (Inspiralized), Skinny Chicken Fettucine Alfredo (Diethood), Chicken Massaman Curry (Savory Simple)

  25. Easy Five Spice Braised Chicken, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  26. Easy Braised Balsamic & Herb Chicken, Cookin’ Canuck
  27. Chicken Massaman Curry, Savory Simple
  28. Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry, Food For My Family
  29. One Pot Chicken Dinner, This American Bite
  30. Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Kale, This American Bite
  31. Chicken & Basil Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta, Inspiralized
  32. Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta and Spinach, Inspiralized
  33. Teriyaki Chicken, Bok Choy and Corn Zucchini Noodles, Inspiralized
  34. Cashew Chicken, Dinners Dishes & Desserts
  35. Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken, Running To The Kitchen
  36. Honey Orange Sesame Chicken, Running To The Kitchen
  37. Za’atar Spiced Chicken and Bell Pepper Sandwiches with Labneh, An Edible Mosaic
  38. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs, Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
  39. Creamy Chicken with White Wine and Mushrooms, Jew Hungry
  40. Deep Breath Chicken, Jew Hungry
  41. Chicken Saltimbocca, Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
  42. Southwest Chicken Skillet, Pernickety Plates
  43. Chicken Broccoli Shells, Diethood
  44. Skinny Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, Diethood
  45. Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry, Food Faith Fitness
  46. Chicken Fried Rice, Or Whatever You Do
  47. Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl, Or Whatever You Do
  48. Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice, Pressure Cooking Today
  49. Five Minute Chicken Beet Walnut Saute, Apron Strings
  50. Chicken and Saffron Rice, Erren’s Kitchen
  51. Skinny BBQ Bacon Chicken Burgers, Amy’s Healthy Baking
  52. Chicken with Snow Peas, The View From Great Island
  53. Easy Weeknight Chicken Piccata, The View From Great Island
  54. Cajun Blackened Chicken, Flavor Mosaic

    Grilled Chicken Recipes

    Grilled Chicken Recipes

    Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken WingsIndian Spiced Grilled Chicken (The Lemon Bowl), Apricot Barbecue Chicken (The Healthy Maven), Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken

  56. Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Wings, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  57. Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  58. Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken, The Lemon Bowl
  59. Grilled California Chicken, Life Tastes Good
  60. Honey Soy Glazed Chicken, Steamy Kitchen
  61. Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken, All Day I Dream About Food
  62. Grilled Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon Parmesan Orzo, Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
  63. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kebabs, Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
  64. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Life Tastes Good
  65. Apricot Barbecue Chicken, The Healthy Maven
  66. Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Annie’s Eats
  67. Ranch Chicken Taco Salad, Food Faith Fitness
  68. Buttermilk Sriracha Chicken Burgers, The Creekside Cook
  69. Bourbon Marinated Chicken Kebabs, Call Me PMC
  70. Citrus Marinated Chicken, Call Me PMC
  71. Honey Lime Chicken Skewers, The Corner Kitchen

    Recipes that use leftover/cooked chicken

    (great for leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken)

    Recipes using leftover chicken

    Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Chopped Mexican Chicken Salad (Shockingly Delicious), Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake (Running To The Kitchen), Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta BakeAsian Salad Hummus Flatbread with Chicken (Nutmeg Nanny)

  73. Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  74. Cold Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Chicken and Vegetables, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  75. Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake, Running To The Kitchen
  76. Leftover Chicken Lasagna Roll with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Spinach, Cookin’ Canuck
  77. Chicken Caesar Salad, Dinners Dishes & Desserts
  78. Chopped Mexican Chicken Salad, Shockingly Delicious
  79. Asian Salad Hummus Flatbread with Chicken, Nutmeg Nanny
  80. Chicken Avocado Pitas, The Cookie Rookie
  81. Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders, The Cookie Rookie
  82. Crunchy Sweet Chicken Salad Sandwiches, From Valerie’s Kitchen
  83. Chicken Sweet Potato Quesadillas, Taste and Tell
  84. Broccoli Pesto Chicken with Pasta, Dizzy Busy and Hungry
  85. Curried Chicken and Rice Casserole, A Cedar Spoon
  86. Healthy Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl, The Corner Kitchen
  87. Mango Avocado Quinoa Chicken Salad, Cupcakes and Kale Chips

    Ground Chicken/Turkey Recipes

    Recipes using Ground Chicken

    Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups (The Lemon Bowl), Saucy Barbecue Chicken MeatballsGluten-Free Barbecue Meatloaf MuffinsTurkey Shepherds Pie

  89. Gluten-Free Barbecue Meatloaf Muffins, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  90. Saucy Barbecue Chicken Meatballs, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  91. Turkey Shepherds Pie, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  92. Tikka Masala Meatballs, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  93. Turkey Asian Lettuce Wraps, Fifteen Spatulas
  94. Ground Turkey Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole, Kalyn’s Kitchen
  95. Cowboy Turkey Meatloaf, The Perfect Pantry
  96. Caribbean Mango Chicken Burgers, The Snappy Gourmet
  97. Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups, The Lemon Bowl
  98. Chicken Meatballs, Leite’s Culinaria
  99. Healthier Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes, Cupcakes and Kale Chips
  100. Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie, Cupcakes and Kale Chips

    Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

    Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

    Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Crockpot Turkey BologneseSlow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (Diethood), Crockpot Black Bean Turkey ChiliCrockpot Jamaican Spiced Chicken Stew

  102. Crockpot Jamaican Spiced Chicken Stew, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  103. Crockpot Turkey Bolognese, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  104. Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Chicken, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  105. Crockpot Black Bean Turkey Chili, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  106. Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Two Peas and Their Pod
  107. Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken, The Comfort of Cooking
  108. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, Diethood
  109. Crockpot Balsamic Chicken, Sugar-Free Mom
  110. Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Zucchini Slaw, Jew Hungry
  111. Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Tacos, Farm Fresh Eats
  112. 3 Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos, Two Healthy Kitchens
  113. Crock-Pot North Carolina BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Two Healthy Kitchens
  114. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Caprese, The Law Student’s Wife
  115. Sesame Chicken – Crockpot Style, Creative Culinary
  116. Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches , Cupcakes and Kale Chips

What’s your go-to chicken recipe? I’d love to hear.

I hope you’ve found this roundup for Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes helpful! Don’t forget to pin this post to refer to throughout the school year.

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  1. So many tasty ideas, and thanks for including me!

  2. Jeanette, just FYI, I pinned this but when I tried to share to FB and Twitter I couldn’t get it to work with either your site buttons or Buffer.

  3. I am in MAJOR need of new chicken recipes, so these rock! Thanks for including me! Pinned!

  4. We start school in about a week over here so I love this round-up of chicken dinners! Here’s to a great school year for us both! Cheers!

  5. Wow, what a round-up, Jeanette! I love chicken and am always looking for new inspiration, so this is perfect. Thanks so much for including me!!

  6. Thanks for including me Jeanette! What a great round-up for recipes!

  7. What an amazing round up! All of these recipes look delicious! Thanks for including my chicken fingers!

  8. OK, this is 2 different chicken recipes per week. My family will be thrilled! Thank you so much for including my Chopped Mexican Chicken Salad!

  9. LOVE this roundup of recipes! Can’t wait to try some of these! Thanks, Jeanette!

  10. Holy cow…what a fantastic list of recipe ideas! Thanks so much of including a couple of mine, Jeanette.

  11. Thank you so much for including my spicy baked “fried” chicken and skinny bbq bacon chicken burgers Jeanette! This is an incredible idea, and I now have a super long list of recipes I want to try. Already pinned! :) Hope you’re doing well and your oldest son has a fantastic school year at college!

  12. What a fantastic roundup! Love many of them and hopefully I can get to try a few of them.

  13. What a stellar list! Thank you so much for including my recipe too.

  14. I’m definitely having chicken for dinner tomorrow…now comes the hard part! Which recipe to try????

  15. Thanks everyone for your contributions and comments! I know I’ll be using this roundup to help me through the school year.

  16. I think I’m set for life with all of these amazing recipes which you’ve organized SO well! Pinned and can’t wait to try!

  17. What a great collation, my dear!!! This list is very useful! Thanks for sharing 😉

  18. Such a wonderful collection Jeanette – chicken is a staple at our home and I am always looking for different ways to cook it! Thanks so much for these!!

  19. Jeanette,
    Thanks for including my recipe! This is a terrific resource, and I’ve pinned it to Rockin’ Recipe Round Ups so others can enjoy it as well.

  20. Jeanette, thanks for including me in your roundup! I can’t wait to dive into this and try some of these delicious recipes out. Great post!

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