If you are trying to eat low-fat, chicken is a fantastic option. Not only is it versatile it’s also delicious. All our below recipes contain only 15 g or less of fat and are perfect for anyone watching what they eat.
1. Cabbage and Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-Fry
This simple and healthy stir-fry includes the unusual ingredients of Dijon mustard and peanut butter and unlike most stir-frys ours is low fat and low sodium. Any leftovers are awesome in wraps or stuffed into pitas for tomorrow's portable lunch.
2. Feta, Bean Medley & Chicken Salad
Here's a fresh and flavourful alternative to the usual bean salad made with canned yellow and green beans. It is a great way to get folks to eat raw vegetables like zucchini, and with only 8 grams of fat this a healthy lunch time winner.
3. Chicken Vegetable Lasagna
This slow cooker lasagna recipe is jammed with vegetables and flavour and is healthy alternative to its meaty cousin with only 390 calories per serving. By the time your day is done, the kitchen will be filled with the wonderful aromas of tangy tomato sauce and bubbling cheese.
4. Lentil & Ground Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
Here's a delicious twist on a favourite comfort food. Adding lentils to the ground chicken filling boosts the protein, fibre and nutrients and contains only 290 calories per serving. Yogurt stirred into the mashed potatoes instead of the usual butter and milk is another fun twist
5. Ground Chicken, Squash & Chickpea Soup
Looking for a hearty soup to make ahead and have on hand for a quick budget-friendly meal? Then try this colourful, nutritious soup that's easy on the wallet, and with only 250 calories and 11 g of fat, easy on the waist!
6. Spinach Feta Burgers
Here's a delicious alternative to ground beef burgers–and with only 15 g of fat and 29 g of protein–it's a healthy alternative too! Enjoy them without the bun and they are low carb. Serve with your favourite tzatziki sauce or condiments.
7. Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Hearty mulligatawny is a great soup to make when you’re looking to use up vegetables on hand. The interplay of spices and vegetables is perfect for any autumn evening. Contains only 6 g of fat per serving.
8. Lime, Baby Bok Choy & Chicken Curry with Brown Rice
This aromatic chicken curry is full of exotic flavours. The slight sweetness of baby bok choy balances beautifully with tart lime and spicy ginger, creating a healthy and delicious dish you'll definitely want to add to your weekly recipe rotation. It's a low fat, low cal version of your favourite takeaway dinner.
9. Nacho Chicken & Bean Dip
This re-imagining of classic layered nacho dip is even better than the original, thanks to the addition of protein and fibre-rich ingredients. And with only 210 calories per serving it's also a lightened up version of the restaurant classic.
10. Lemony Pesto Chicken tossed with Quinoa Fusilli
Almost everyone is familiar with Pesto alla Genovese, the green garlic-and-basil sauce that's one of the symbols of Italian cuisine. Here jar pesto is combined with fresh lemon and white wine to make a simple and delicious pasta and chicken meal that's loaded with protein and high in fibre.
11. Rosemary Chicken Tapas Platter (with Pita, Garlic Yogurt & Dippers)
Dill and garlic yogurt dip is the perfect pairing to these savoury, marinated chicken bites. This recipe is the perfect low cal, low fat addition to any appetizer platter or picnic.
12. Big Batch Chicken, Lentil, Bean & Rice Soup
Looking for something to make ahead of time and have on hand for healthy instant meals? This big-batch of nutritious soup freezes and reheats wonderfully, saving you time and money. With only 180 calories and 5 g of fat, it's also easy on the waistline!
Developed for CFC by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc.