Easy Chicken Recipes That Are Perfect For Meal Planning

easy chicken recipes

Adding some chicken recipes to your meal planning efforts makes sense as chicken is an excellent source of high quality protein. It is relatively low in fat and can be easily boiled, baked, grilled, fried and barbecued. Eating chicken whilst on a high protein diet can help you get greater gains when resistance training on a regular basis and can also assist you on your weight loss journey.

Easy Chicken Recipes With Nutritional Info

So here are a few easy chicken recipes that you can add to your meal planning that are not only high protein but also dairy and gluten free. Each of these chicken recipes shows the amount of calories per serving and has a breakdown of protein, carbohydrates and fats if you are counting macros.

high protein chicken salad

High Protein Chicken Salad


  • 450g Roasted Chicken Breast
  • 1 Small Onion
  • ½ Apple
  • 100g Red Grapes
  • 4 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Nutrition per serving:

  • 315 Kcal  
  • 35g Protein  
  • 9g Carbohydrates           
  • 14g Fats

High Protein /Gluten Free/Dairy Free

How To Make:

Shred the chicken, halve the grapes and chop the onion and apple. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, onion, apple, grapes, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper and mix well again.

Perfect served over lettuce leaves, as a sandwich filling, or on a jacket potato.

Garlic mushroom and chicken stir-fry

Garlic Mushroom & Chicken Stir-fry


  • 450g Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Small Onion  
  • 4 Cloves of Minced Garlic
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 250g Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition per serving:

  • 292 Kcal
  • 23g Protein
  • 6g Carbohydrates
  • 20g Fats

High Protein/Gluten Free/Dairy Free

How To Make:

Chop the chicken thighs, onion, bell pepper and parsley, mince the garlic and slice the mushrooms. Then heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium to high heat and add the chicken. Season it with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well so that all the chicken is covered with the seasoning and cook for 5-6 minutes until it is browned. Then, remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, heat the butter and add the onion and garlic and cook on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it is fragrant. Now add in the mushrooms and bell pepper and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes, until soft. Add the chicken you set aside back to the pan and mix well with the vegetables.  Continue cooking it all for another 2 minutes, once cooked sprinkle with the parsley and adjust the seasoning if required.

Chicken and zucchini green curry

Chicken & Zucchini Green Curry


  • 450g Chicken Breast
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 240ml of Canned Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Green Curry Paste
  • 240ml Chicken Stock 
  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 3-4 Handfuls Spinach
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition per serving:

  • 259 Kcal
  • 31g Protein
  • 8g Carbohydrates       
  • 11g Fats

High Protein/Gluten Free/Dairy Free

How To Make:

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, chop the zucchini and slice the onion. Place 2 tablespoons of coconut milk into a wok and add the onion, cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the green curry paste mixing it in well and cook for another 2 minutes. Next add in the stock and the rest of the coconut milk, thoroughly stir and bring it all to a boil over a high heat. Now add the chicken breast and cook for 5 minutes, then add the zucchini and cook for another 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Lastly, add in the spinach and cook until it is wilted, about for 1-2 minutes.

Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

I hope you liked these easy chicken recipes and add them to your next meal planning menu. If you do give them a try drop a comment below and let me know. If you’d like more healthy recipe ideas to add to your weekly diet take a look at Tasty Meat Free Meals.

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