These 10 high-protein chicken recipes for dinner are the perfect easy healthy weeknight meals for when you’re busy. These easy chicken dinner ideas are one pan or ready in about 15 minutes. There’s something for everyone – a chicken pasta recipe, some Mediterranean chicken recipes, super easy one pan chicken meals, chicken salads and more. In this roundup of healthy dinners you’ll also find the estimated cooking time, servings as well as calories and protein for each recipe.
10 High-Protein Chicken Recipes To Make For Dinner This Week
This is a 15-Minute high-protein one pan dinner that you can whip up with a can of chickpeas, chicken breast or skinless boneless chicken thighs and some herbs and spices. Serve as is or with some hummus and salad for a delicious Mediterranean bowl. This meal makes 3-4 servings if eaten with salad and hummus and is ready in 15 minutes. Calories per serving: 273, protein: 35g. Recipe here.
Leave out the deep fried wrapping, chop some cabbage, carrots and add some chicken to make this delicious and easy meal for dinner. This recipe is one of my favorite quick meals and also pretty cheap too! It makes 2 servings and is ready in around 20 minutes. Calories per serving: 474, protein: 43. Recipe here.
This is a simple homemade chicken soup with noodles and is delicious and filling! Takes 50 minutes to make, makes 4-5 servings with 273 calories and 25g protein per serving. Recipe here.
Chicken with vegetables sounds boring, but not this one pan Mediterranean chicken with vegetables. It might not win a beauty contest, but it will win any taste test out there. It’s filled with different vegetables like eggplant, tomatoes, spinach, there’s feta cheese and garlic inside, flavor and really delicious. This is a low carb recipe (if you don’t eat it with bread) and it is ready in 20 minutes. The recipe makes 3 servings with 352 calories and 24g protein per serving. You can find it here.
This is recipe is pretty much like gyros, but not quite authentic, so I’m not gonna use the name. It’s super tasty, full of garlic, herbs and fresh vegetables, there’s a ton of flavor. This meal is really easy to make, however not that quick. It takes around 30-40 minutes, but also makes 4 servings and therefore it’s great for meal prep. There are 488 calories per serving with 58 grams of protein. Recipe here.
This chicken salad is one of my favorites! It’s really light, but also filling – you could eat it for lunch or dinner, it’s filled with vegetables, avocado, chicken, parmesan cheese and comes with a healthy yogurt-based dressing. Really delicious, ready in 30 minutes (includes cooking the chicken), makes 2 servings with 578 calories and 45g protein per serving. Recipe here.
High-Protein Shredded Chicken Bowls
Filled with super easy and delicious roasted vegetables, a tomato cucumber salad and shredded chicken this is a delicious weeknight dinner and leftovers are great for lunch too. This meal would take 30 minutes to make and it’s low carb – so great if you’re trying to lose some weight too. The recipe makes around 3 servings with 318 calories per serving and 34g of protein. Recipe here.
I admit this meal might sound super weird, but it is one of my favorite comforting meals, especially during winter. And it happens to be healthy-ish. You basically put the sauerkraut, chicken and some bulgur or rice in a large pot or deep pan and cook for a while with some simple spices. Once the rice and chicken are done, transfer to a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. This recipe makes a lot, so it’s perfect for meal prep, but it takes longer than the other recipes in this roundup. The cooking time is around 45 minutes, it makes 4 servings with 374 calories and 29g protein. Recipe here.
If you’re craving pasta, how about something a bit healthier and super quick…This is a really delicious macaroni recipe with chicken, garlic, dill – it’s very fast (ready in 10 minutes), healthy and delicious! The recipe makes 2 servings with 444 calories and 35g of protein. Recipe here.
This one pan meal is filled with chicken, rice, spinach, chickpeas and it’s a healthy comfort meal that you’ll just want to eat every day. I make it all the time when spinach is in season and I have some in my garden. The chickpeas make it even more filling and add more protein and fiber to the meal. This chicken dinner will be ready in 35 minutes and makes 5 servings, with 319 calories and 35 grams of protein per serving. Recipe here.
Hope you found some new healthy and easy dinner ideas in this roundup of high-protein chicken dinners. Let me know how it went, if you’ve made some of them.