MyPlate-Inspired Chicken Recipes

Enjoy our favorite MyPlate-inspired chicken recipes, which use grilled, baked, roasted, and even oven-fried chicken as the base for a variety of healthy, protein-packed meal options.

Nutritious Chicken Recipes
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Nutritious Chicken Recipes

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit Find recipes at

Our chicken dinner recipes are protein-filled meal options for families and individuals. MyPlate recommends buying skinless chicken parts, or taking off the skin before cooking, to ensure that you are using the leanest poultry option possible in these dishes.

First up is our Walnut and Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken. Get the crispy taste of fried chicken for less than 300 calories. Add kid appeal to this dish with a honey-mustard dipping sauce.

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