Meal Planning Is Solved With These Crowd-Pleasing Low-Carb Chicken Recipes
The beauty of a low-carb diet is that it's not a fad. Though more extreme versions exist, simply cutting back on carbs — particularly sugar — is not only effective for weight loss, it's also sustainable. Think of it as a healthy lifestyle that will always be relevant.
Whatever your reason for going low-carb, bookmarking recipes can help keep you on track. Start with things like sheet-pan recipes that keep dinnertime easy and meal-prep inspiration to keep work lunches simple. It's always a good idea to master staples like chicken, too, so put these delicious recipes at the top of your list.
Avocado Chicken Salad
You can have whole grains on a low-carb diet, but for even fewer carbs, eat the salad with a fork or serve it in a lettuce wrap.
Get the recipe: avocado chicken salad
Chinese Chicken Edamame Salad
Most of the carbs in this dish come from the dressing — swap it out for a lower-carb option, and you've got a great healthy salad.
Get the recipe: Chinese chicken edamame salad
One-Pan Greek Lemon Chicken
This recipe cuts down on dishes and carbs, thanks to the cauliflower rice.
Get the recipe: one-pan Greek lemon chicken
Buffalo Chicken Wings
These chicken wings are just as good, if not better, than what you'd find in a restaurant, but they don't have any carby breading weighing them down.
Get the recipe: buffalo chicken wings
Paleo Chicken Marsala
This hearty dish is as delicious as traditional chicken marsala but clocks in at less than 20 grams of carbs per serving.
Get the recipe: Paleo chicken marsala
So tasty and ready in just 20 minutes. Serve the filling with low-carb tortillas or cauliflower rice.
Get the recipe: sheet-pan fajitas
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken
This goes-with-everything grilled chicken recipe is simple and packed with flavor.
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Balsamic Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
This chicken dish is beautiful and delicious and low in carbs, to boot. It'll fill you up but won't weigh you down.
Get the recipe: balsamic grilled chicken caprese salad
Zucchini Noodles With Chicken, Feta, and Spinach Meatballs
We feel confident everyone will love this flavorful recipe, and no one will even be able to tell it's low-carb.
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Indian Chicken Skillet
This dish is perfect for meal prep — it all comes together in one pan and can be separated out for work lunches. Best of all? It's just eight grams of carbs per serving.
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Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowl
Have a hearty, healthy, low-carb meal with this zoodle bowl that has all the flavors of a traditional pasta dish.
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Serve this flavorful roasted chicken with a side of green vegetables or a salad.
Get the recipe: lemon-pepper chicken
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
This chicken salad is delicious in a lettuce wrap and contains virtually no carbs.
Get the recipe: Greek yogurt chicken salad