Low-Fat Chicken Recipes

These mouthwatering chicken recipes prove that you don't have to give up flavor when you're preparing a diabetic-friendly meal. All of these meals are low in fat and big in taste.

Tarragon Chicken Linguine

Cooking broccoli with the linguine lets you use less pasta overall and save on cleanup at the same time.

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Tex-Mex Chicken Tacos

The citrus fruits featured in this tangy marinade protect against cancer and heart disease because they're brimming with vitamin C and plant compounds. An orange contains more than 170 different phytochemicals.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Instead of using loads of calorie-laden regular sour cream, we lightened these enchiladas with a creamy filling that includes only a wisp of light sour cream.

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Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

You don't have to forgo fried chicken just because you're following a diabetic meal plan. This recipe crisps chicken in the oven rather than in a skillet or deep-fat fryer, cutting down on calories and fat.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This isn't that same old-fashioned chicken casserole. Reduced-fat soup and semisoft cheese as well as fat-free milk update it for today's concerns about fat and calories.

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Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

Look for baked tostada shells in the Mexican food section of your supermarket.

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Apricot Chicken Kabobs

Apricot spreadable fruit and jerk seasoning team up to give these chicken skewers a tantalizing zing. Not a fan of apricot? Try strawberry spreadable fruit instead.

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Barley-Vegetable Chicken Soup

Make and freeze this soup in the summer with produce from your own garden. On cold winter days, heat it on the stove for a ready-made healthful meal. As comforting as chicken noodle soup, this one is made with whole grain barley.

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Chicken, Brown Rice, and Vegetable Skillet

If you or someone in your family must limit gluten as well as carbs when eating, this colorful gluten-free skillet dish is a tasty solution to dining healthy.

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Champion Chicken Pockets

Low-fat yogurt and ranch salad dressing top this yummy cold chicken salad that fills a pita half. This sandwich is a surefire brown-bag winner.

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

If you like spicy Cajun food, use the Homemade Cajun Seasoning. The Cajun seasoning blend you buy in the supermarket is less peppery than our home-mixed three-pepper combo.

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Chicken Tostadas with Black Bean Salsa

This is a Tex-Mex take on a one-dish meal; everything--bread, chicken, beans, and salad--stacks up on one plate.

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Chicken and Slaw Tostadas

If you prefer to make a wrap sandwich, encase the tortillas in foil and bake them in a 350 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until warm. Then wrap each tortilla around some of the slaw and chicken mixture.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Instead of using a high-fat roux made by browning flour in oil or butter, this healthy rendition of classic Creole gumbo browns the flour in a skillet without fat and adds reduced-sodium chicken broth.

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Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Mayonnaise makes a terrific no-fuss sauce for the chicken and pasta. What's more, using light mayonnaise rather than regular helps keep the fat and calories down.

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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps

In this wrap, traditional chicken salad gets a health-conscious twist. If you prefer, serve the creamy medley in hollowed-out tomato shells.

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Curried Chicken Casserole in a Bowl

What a great meal for a busy night. Just grab a bowl and go!

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Caraway Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Caraway seed is an overlooked spice in cooking. It adds a fresh new flavor to this chicken stew.

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Sesame Chicken Kabob Salad

Sweet and sour Asian flavors glaze the tender strips of chicken on these festive kabobs.

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Chicken Tofu Stir-Fry

Mix and match the vegetable options to create a new dish every time you make this stir-fry.

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Shortcut Chicken Mole

Depending on the type of chile peppers available, traditional mole sauces vary in color and kick, but they always have one thing in common, a pinch of chocolate. This streamlined version relies on chiles for bite, cocoa powder for richness, and cumin for an intriguing taste of Mexico.

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Plum-Sauced Chicken in Tortillas

Hoisin sauce is a Chinese condiment available in the Asian section of the supermarket. The reddish brown sauce adds a sweet-spicy flavor to the chicken.

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5-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

Asian dishes abound with flavor-packed ingredients. This soup is no exception. Its highlights of soy, five-spice powder, and ginger add a flavor punch without adding lots of calories and fat.

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Spanish Chicken Stew

Though olives may not be the first condiment most cooks would think of to season a stew, they give grand flavor to this Spanish-inspired chicken dish.

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Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Travelers to the Mediterranean are apt to describe their dining experiences there as simple and sublime. With oregano, garlic, and feta cheese (a favorite Mediterranean flavor trio), this chicken dish is likely to elicit similar praise.

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