Looking for healthy low carb boneless chicken breast recipes? These easy recipes are winners!
Make a winner of a chicken dinner with these boneless chicken breast recipes for quick and healthy meals. You'll find easy ways to season boneless chicken breasts with simple ingredients and easy marinades that help this cut of chicken turn out juicy and delicious.
You'll find various methods of cooking that include using your slow cooker or air fryer as well as oven baking, stovetop skillet cooking and grilling.
Best Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes
These easy chicken breast recipes will help make your weeknight meals quick, delicious and healthy. From soups to salads and from tacos to barbecue, you'll find easy ways to transform boneless chicken breasts into delicious meals. Keep these low carb chicken recipes handy when you need inspiration for your next chicken dinner.
Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Breasts
When time is short, cook a thawed boneless chicken breast in as little as 10 minutes with your air fryer. With a spritz of olive oil and your favorite dry Italian seasoning mix, air fry your chicken with a delicious crispy golden brown outside while retaining juiciness on the inside. For best results and even cooking, flip the chicken halfway through the cooking time.
You can even air fry frozen boneless chicken breasts. Just double the cooking time and flip halfway through. When done, remove and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm while the juices redistribute before serving.
Easy Italian Dressing Grilled Chicken Breasts
This classic recipe is the best way to add flavor in one easy step. Season your boneless chicken breasts with a homemade Italian dressing marinade before cooking. The homemade dressing is a Whole30 option that uses extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and herbs for a tasty infusion of extra flavor.
Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Mango Salsa
Summer is the perfect time to grill this tropical-inspired juicy chicken breast meal. A simple 30-minute chicken marinade of lime juice, chopped jalapeno and onion as well as fresh cilantro infuses the meat with flavor.
Use those same ingredients plus freshly diced mango and avocado for the zesty and fruity salsa that you'll serve alongside the chicken. Grill the marinated chicken, flipping halfway, and serve with cauliflower rice.
Chicken Salad With Grapes And Walnuts
Keep this healthy chicken salad in your fridge for easy lunches or light dinners. You can meal prep it using boneless chicken breasts in this meaty salad mixture that includes red grapes for a little sweetness, chopped celery and chopped walnuts for extra crunch and protein.
Keep it healthy with a no mayo dressing made with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Just add the cooked and diced chicken breasts along with other ingredients, dress it, toss it and stash it in your fridge for a no-cook chicken dish that's full of nutrition and that's ready when you are.
Chicken Salad with Spinach and Strawberries
Boneless chicken breasts are perfect to use for this summer salad that includes ripe and juicy sliced strawberries and chopped walnuts garnishing the bed of baby spinach. Cook the chicken breasts using your favorite method (my air fryer recipe is quick!) before slicing it to place on top of the salad.
Drizzle it with my easy homemade Dijon vinaigrette. This is a salad that you can pull together in minutes if you meal prep and have cooked boneless chicken breasts in the fridge.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
This shredded chicken recipe is super easy and can be made with either boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts. It's a great recipe for last minute dinners because it takes just two ingredients that you can keep on hand in your freezer and pantry.
Once the chicken is cooked, serve it over cauliflower rice or in lettuce wraps to keep it low carb. It's perfect for the whole family since you can make a taco bar with all the traditional fixings and those not following a low carb diet can add whatever they like.
Crock Pot Chicken Soup
Let this slow cooker chicken recipe simmer away to create a tasty and healthy soup for fall and winter. Here, I used bone-in chicken breasts along with chicken thighs for the ultimate flavorful soup, but feel free to use boneless breasts if that's what you have on hand. (If you have leftover cooked breasts, try this soup recipe using cooked chicken.)
The chicken, along with broth, onion, celery and carrots is seasoned with salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar and herbs de Provence for an irresistible flavor. Slow cook for several hours and shred the chicken before serving. Keep leftover chicken soup in the fridge or freeze in single servings for later.
Coconut Crusted Chicken
You can easily adapt this chicken tenders recipe by using thin boneless chicken breasts sliced into wide strips to make this tasty dish. This chicken recipe comes together quickly by blending a sauce of pineapple chunks, molasses, honey and fish sauce.
Marinate the chicken in a pineapple and lime juice mixture for an hour before coating the pieces with unsweetened shredded coconut. Skillet fry them in coconut oil until done. Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken has reached at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving with the dipping sauce.
Recipe from The Healing Kitchen
Spicy Ginger Cashew Chicken
You'll love this easy and spicy Asian-inspired boneless chicken breast recipe that keeps it gluten-free. Cubed chicken breasts are skillet-cooked in olive oil. Broccoli florets and onion are sautéed before being stirred in with the chicken, cashews, and sesame seeds.
Use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce along with chicken broth, garlic, red pepper flakes and ginger for a quickly blended sauce that you'll mix with the chicken pieces. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
Recipe by Paleo Gluten Free
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Boneless skinless thin chicken breasts are coated with a homemade spicy cajun seasoning of ground cayenne, thyme, rosemary, oregano, salt, black and red pepper. Dredge the spiced chicken in arrowroot powder before searing it in a large skillet in olive oil.
Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
Fried rice gets a low carb makeover the whole family will love by using cauliflower rice in this one pan chicken meal. Scrambled eggs join with sautéed diced onion, carrots and minced garlic as well as cooked and cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Riced cauliflower is cooked to al dente and seasoned with a stir-fry sauce. Add in peas along with the egg, veggies and chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Finish it with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe by Nom Nom Paleo
Slow Cooker Taco Chicken
This easy meal prep chicken recipe is perfect for shredded chicken that you can use for tacos. Let your slow cooker do the work of turning boneless chicken breasts into tender and juicy meat that's full of spicy flavor.
It's a dump-and-go recipe that layers chicken breasts with jarred salsa, fire-roasted tomatoes, chopped onions and green chilies as well as dried spices. Cook for 4-6 hours, shred the chicken and serve in grain-free taco shells with your favorite toppings.
Recipe by Strength and Sunshine
Sheet Pan Chicken And Vegetables
Keep it simple but delicious with this fall-inspired oven-baked chicken breast recipe. For best results, pound the boneless chicken breasts to an even thickness with a meat mallet before marinating them in a zip loc bag with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, ground cinnamon, freshly chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.
You can refrigerate the marinating chicken for up to a day or use it immediately. Add veggies of Brussels sprouts, diced sweet potatoes, diced red onion and chopped apples to the sheet pan before setting the chicken on top and oven-baking until done. Check the internal temperature of the chicken with a digital meat thermometer for an accurate reading of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
Recipe by Well Plated
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
Kid-friendly and perfect for snacks, these homemade chicken nuggets are coated in a keto-friendly breading. Boneless chicken breasts are cut into bite-sized pieces before being dunked in an egg mixture and dredged in a seasoned almond flour and ground flaxseed coating.
Add the nuggets in a lightly oiled air fryer basket and cook, turning each nugget halfway through so they're evenly "fried" to golden perfection. Chicken nuggets are perfect for meal prep and can be refrigerated or frozen after cooking.
Recipe by Thyme And Joy
Chicken and Broccoli in the Instant Pot
Perfect for busy weeknights, this Asian-inspired chicken breast recipe comes together quickly with the help of your pressure cooker. Just add sliced skinless chicken breasts along with chicken broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil and spices of ginger, garlic, salt and pepper to the Instant Pot.
Add in fish sauce for an authentic taste. Cook for 8 minutes while you make a slurry with arrowroot and water to thicken the sauce. Add it to the cooked chicken along with broccoli florets and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve over riced cauliflower and garnish with sesame seeds.
Recipe by Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Boneless chicken breasts will cook quickly in this stovetop recipe if you take a few minutes to place them between parchment paper and pound them to even thickness with a meat mallet. Season with Italian spices and then skillet sear until lightly browned. Remove and make the creamy chicken broth, coconut milk and sun-dried tomato sauce in the pan.
Add the chicken back in as well as the baby spinach and simmer until done. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit using a digital meat thermometer This savory chicken recipe is perfect served with riced cauliflower and your favorite vegetables.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
This grilled or oven-baked chicken recipe is perfect as an easy weeknight meal and you can have it ready to enjoy in as little as 20 minutes! Prep the thawed thin boneless chicken breasts with a tangy marinade of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic and spices a few hours earlier or the night before you're ready to cook.
Also prep the bruschetta ahead of time by combining diced fresh tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic, salt and freshly chopped basil. Let it chill in the fridge until you're ready to top the cooked chicken with it and serve.
Recipe by Mary's Whole Life
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Keep it Whole30 by swapping out butter for coconut oil or ghee in this crock pot chicken breast recipe. Give a quick sauté to chopped onion, garlic, ginger and other spices before adding tomato paste and creamy coconut milk to combine.
Add the boneless skinless chicken breasts to the slow cooker and pour the sauce mixture over it. Slow cook for 4-6 hours and dice or shred the chicken before serving.
Recipe by One Lovely Life
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Use your Instant Pot to make this family favorite taco-seasoned soup that's easy, quick, healthy and full of spicy flavors. To your pressure cooker, add boneless skinless chicken breasts, strained tomatoes, water, chilis, onion, garlic and spices.
Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken and either shred or chop it into bite-sized pieces before returning it to the pot. Serve this Mexican-inspired soup with your favorite toppings.
Recipe by Real Food With Jessica
Bacon Chicken Bites
Whether you make these irresistible chicken bites wrapped in crispy bacon as an appetizer for a formal event or for tailgating or game day, you're guaranteed to be serving a crowd pleaser. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Wrap each bite with a slice of jalapeno pepper and a slice of bacon. Brush them with a homemade BBQ sauce and then either oven bake or air fryer them to crispy deliciousness.
Recipe by Every Last Bite
Dijon Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
A quick weeknight dinner can be achieved with this easy air fryer chicken recipe that includes the favorite side veggie of broccoli. Coat the boneless chicken breasts with an avocado and Dijon mustard mixture that includes seasoning of garlic powder, paprika, salt and dried parsley.
Air fry until done, checking the internal temperature of the chicken with a digital meat thermometer. Remove the chicken and tent it with aluminum foil while you air fry the broccoli. It's super easy, quick and delicious.
Recipe by The Roasted Root