August 4, 2022

21 Healthy One-Pot Chicken Recipes – Eat This, Not That

Have you ever created a beautiful and delicious dinner only to then spend the rest of your evening toiling away at the kitchen sink washing pots and pans? Yeah, not so fun. Cooking at home has its benefits, for starters it can be both healthier and more economical, but dirty pans are definitely not one of them.

Don’t worry, all hope is not lost. Luckily, there are a variety of easy, one-pot chicken recipes that are perfect when we’re short on time and energy. From recipes that put your Instant Pot to good use to others that simplify complicated classics, these dishes will help make your after-dinner cleanup a breeze.

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Mitch Mandel and Thomas McDonald

This no-fuss chicken noodle soup, low in sodium but high in nutrients and vitamins, is packed with chopped vegetables, such as celery and carrots. This hot soup will be delicious with crusty bread.

Get our Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.

One Pot Chili Ginger Chicken and Rice
Courtesy of Thrive Market

This savory chicken recipe uses a Dutch oven to create a tasty yet convenient dinner dish. Crafted with fresh spices, such as ginger, green chiles, and garlic, this aromatic meal is one that just might earn a permanent spot in the dinner recipe rotation.

Get our recipe for Chicken and Rice with Ginger and Chili.

chicken Piccata
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This chicken piccata recipe has a lemony piccata sauce that is an absolute spectacle. Add chopped veggies and potatoes to the pot after cooking the chicken for a really easy dish.

Get our chicken piccata recipe.

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Pan-fried Grilled Chicken With Lemon
The creative bite

Take grilled chicken to new heights in this Lemon Grilled Chicken Skillet, which only uses a cast iron grill pan to get the job done. The best part? It only requires a few ingredients: asparagus, lemon, chicken breasts and garlic seasoning.

Get the recipe from The Creative Bite.

Instant Pot Peanut Chicken
Enjoy at home

This delicious Balinese-inspired one-pot meal can be prepared in less than half an hour. Even better? It’s also a perfect make-ahead dish that can be prepared ahead of busy work weeks.

Get the recipe for Feasting at Home.

Chicken with Greek Oregano and Orzo
Half-cooked harvest

This amazingly flavorful chicken dinner, which can be made in just 30 minutes, features a mouth-watering blend of ingredients, such as juicy tomatoes, kalamata olives, and chewy chicken breasts. Accompany with a crispy salad and voila!

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

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Chicken and sage dumplings
Half-cooked harvest

If you’re craving chicken and meatballs but don’t want to deal with the cleanup, this simple recipe is a must. Loaded with delicious ingredients, such as fresh sage, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized shallots, this recipe is a sure hit. It’s also healthier than common food options that are filled with unhealthy fats.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Chicken and Rice with Vegetables
Well plated

This delicious recipe, which combines an aromatic blend of bell peppers, ginger and garlic, is prepared using one of our favorite cookware, the Instant Pot. Not only is cooking time reduced with the Instant Pot, but cleanup is also a breeze.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
Gourmet crush

What’s not to love about this creamy chicken and rice casserole recipe? For starters, it’s made using a single jar (which translates to super easy cleanup), costs just ten bucks, and can feed a family of four. Looks like we hit the recipe jackpot.

Get the recipe from Foodie Crush.

Broccoli Chicken Casserole
give me oven

This healthier chicken casserole, filled with broccoli and whole-wheat pasta and dressed in a velvety mushroom sauce, is an ideal dish to prepare for those days when you’re short on time.

Get the recipe for Gimme Some Oven.

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Mexican chicken and rice soup
Show me the delicious

This comforting Mexican chicken and rice soup, which only takes five minutes to prepare, is made using a pot, which equals super quick and effortless cleanup. Be sure to top each serving with a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, and tortilla chips, for maximum effect.

Get the recipe from Show Me The Yummy.

Smoked Chicken Paprikash
revenue runner

This Hungarian-inspired dish, featuring smoked paprika, fire-roasted tomatoes, and non-fat plain Greek yogurt, is a cozy recipe that’s perfect to enjoy when you need a pick-me-up. Served on its own or with egg noodles, it has the potential to become a dinner staple.

Get the recipe from Recipe Runner.

Chicken Curry and Rice
The Cream Of The Crumb

This chicken curry and rice recipe is the perfect meal to whip up if you’re looking for one that takes little time and almost no effort. Made with flavorful ingredients, such as bell pepper and curry powder, this dish is both healthy and satisfying. Want to make it vegetarian? Simply swap the chicken breasts and chicken broth.

Get the recipe for Le Creme de la Crumb.

Spanish Chicken and Potatoes
pinch of yum

This Spanish-inspired chicken and potato recipe is not only delicious, but also healthy. Filled with fresh ingredients, including ripe tomatoes, russet potatoes, and eggplant, this dish puts it out of this world.

Get the recipe for Pinch of Yum.

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Chicken soup with white beans and kale
minimalist baker

If you’re looking for a hearty soup packed with vitamins and nutrients, look no further. Packed with kale, savory white beans and shredded chicken, this chicken soup goes from stovetop to table in just 30 minutes.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Chicken pot pie
Well plated

Is there anything more comforting than a freshly baked chicken pot pie? This chicken pot pie recipe, which is full of vegetables, is healthier than the traditional ones. It’s secret? Unsweetened almond milk replaces dairy products here.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
Well plated

This Instant Pot chicken tikka masala seamlessly blends the flavors of juicy chicken, fragrant ginger and tangy tomato sauce. Pair it with a side of naan bread for a complete and delicious dinner.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

Instant Pot Coq Au Vin
Half-cooked harvest

This healthier Coq Au Vin, bursting with flavor, can easily be made in an Instant Pot for a quick and effortless dinner. Loaded with minced garlic, red wine, bacon, cremini mushrooms and chopped carrots, this 30-minute dish is a dinner classic.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

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Chilli Chicken White Beans
Eat bird food

This lighter chili, made with hearty white beans, lean protein and low-sodium chicken broth, not only makes a simple dinner dish, but is great for meal prep too. Served on its own or topped with sliced ​​avocado and low-fat sour cream, this healthier chili is sure to become a family favorite.

Get the recipe for Eating Bird Food.

Chicken Stroganoff
Well plated

This chicken stroganoff recipe may be healthier, but it definitely doesn’t hold the taste. With lean ground chicken, earthy mushrooms and whole wheat egg noodles, this hearty dish is everything you want in a meal.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

Chicken and potato crockpot with carrots
Well plated

This slow cooker chicken and potato recipe, loaded with baby carrots and lean chicken, uses a little Italian seasoning to really add depth to its flavors. Feel free to experiment with the recipe by adding other vegetables, such as diced sweet potatoes and peas.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

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