Ten Chicken Dinners Under 500 Calories

Ten Chicken Dinners Under 500 Calories – A compilation of my favorite Chicken Recipes with under 500 calories per serving.

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A roundup!? Say WHAT?! Yes, a roundup. It’s a good one! Trust.

Hey Hi! Happy Sunday!! How goes it, friends? I’ve had quite the week… I’m glad it’s Sunday. I plan to vegetate. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch playing Solitaire on my phone.
Yep, Solitaire. I’m a 90s gal. 😉

So, this is one of those posts where I reflect on all the delicious chicken dinners I have made for you. This is also, like, the 2nd roundup in 2 months. Like, so unlike me…
But wisdom says; it’s cold, make good, good-for-you, comfort food and share it with your readers.

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I go nuts for chicken dinners. I highly doubt that I will ever eat anything besides chicken and salads for the rest of my life. Cake, too. I mean, let’s not kid ourselves…
Throw in some pasta. Rice, as well. Plus burgers.
…Focus!

Ahem. Thus, in honor of my love for Chicken Dinners and my love for counting calories (NOT!), here are ten of my current favorite Ten Chicken Dinners Under 500 Calories.

Click on the links to get to the recipes:

Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken on a plate

Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken – Flavorful and tangy sauce made with basil, garlic and feta cheese served over deliciously juicy chicken.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Chicken in a skillet

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes  Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce.

Saucy Chicken in a skillet

Saucy Chicken – Super quick, flavorful pan-fried chicken, combined with tender veggies and a delicious pasta sauce.

Hawaiian Baked Chicken in a skillet

Hawaiian Baked Chicken – Marinaded in a garlicky-pineapple juice mixture, this is the most flavorful chicken you will ever make!

Light Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl

Light and Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup – This hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup is filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn and creamy refried beans. All the creamy comfort without the cream!

Cheesy Chicken Orzo in a bowl

Cheesy Chicken Orzo –  Super tasty, cheesy dinner made with chicken, cheddar cheese and orzo.

Creamy Chicken Pasta with orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes

Creamy Chicken Pasta – Rich and delicious meal loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.

Garlic Sauce Chicken in a skillet

Garlic Sauce Chicken – Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs prepared with an amazing garlic sauce.

Wild Rice and Kale Chicken Casserole

Wild Rice and Kale Chicken Casserole – Hearty and delicious casserole made with chicken, wild rice, kale and a good dose of cheese.

Close-up of One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Potatoes – This super easy, amazingly flavored dish with chicken and potatoes is a complete meal made all in one pot and in just 30-minutes!

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10 comments on “Ten Chicken Dinners Under 500 Calories”

  1. I just want to say, thank you! Thank you for lower calorie dinners with “normal” ingredients bc they are hard to find! Lol My husband will try new food things, but if the ingredients are to “exotic” (anything outside cheese, chicken, potatoes, and rice) I start losing him. Me, on the other hand am a lover of all foods! Now I can throw some odd ingredients in a recipe here and there and he’s fine, but I can’t go too crazy. I got him to like asparagus, but I can’t make it every night. Lol your recipes are something I CAN make every night that don’t sound like diet food and that will please everyone. I’m very excited to try some of these!

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      Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great to hear! I am very happy you and your husband enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  2. The best recipe for closing a carbohydrate window after a hard workout! Will try your recipe next week! Thanks for sharing

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    Brian @Kick Ass Home Gym

    Haha I can eat chicken all week long thanks to you. Thank you for sharing. Great for high-protein dinner.

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    Edgar @ GarageGymPlanner

    I believe food tastes better when you dine with your family. I’m glad that I’ve found a list of recipes that are not only delicious but also healthy – less than 500 calories. That’s awesome! I’m gonna bookmark this page and try one dish everyday. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Geebuz Kate could you highlight chicken anymore?

    Lucky I love chicken and I can make 7 of these, eat a serving of each and be good to go. 😉 But the cheesy chicken orzo…damn.

  6. Yum! I don’t eat a lot of red meat so these are welcomed. yum, I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing because I’m pinning them. Happy Sunday!

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