Autumn Delights: Top 20 Fall-Inspired Chicken Recipes to Add to Your Dinner RotationArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Discover a collection of healthy fall chicken recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and nourish you throughout the season. From comforting soups and hearty casseroles to flavorful oven-baked meals, these autumn favorites are perfect for any occasion. Prepare these wholesome and delicious dishes easily and embrace the season with delightful culinary creations that leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled.
Mediterranean food is a great choice when you’re losing weight because it’s bursting with flavor and made with healthy ingredients. With this dish, tender white meat chicken is infused with warm spices like cumin, garlic powder, paprika, turmeric and cinnamon. Simply gather the ingredients, mix them in your slow cooker, set the timer to match your desired mealtime, and return to savor the deliciousness.
Eating this meal is like curling up beside a crackling fire on crisp fall day. The sweet and spicy flavor of caramelized onions and garlic warms you up. The chicken and potatoes fill your belly to satisfaction. With the Dutch oven, you also get the super-tasty brown bits on the bottom that you can de-glaze to give the meal an even richer flavor.
Chicken sausage has the savory taste you want in sausage, but with fewer calories and saturated fat than pork varieties. We like it in this versatile and super simple and balanced meal. The sausage is paired with green beans and sweet potatoes in this version, but you can use your favorite veggies such as onions and bell peppers, tomatoes and eggplant, or carrots and mushrooms. Whichever you choose, they all cook together in the oven and come out tender and delicious.
Farro is a high-fiber grain with a nutty flavor. You’ll love it in this complete meal, which features fall veggies such as Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. Don’t worry if you’re cooking for only one or two people because it’s easy to store the leftovers and then you can enjoy a ready-to-eat healthy meal a few days later.
With this recipe you don’t have to wait until Mardi Gras to enjoy a taste of New Orleans cuisine. It has all the ingredients you love, including peppers and onions, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn and juicy chunks of chicken. Season it as spicy as you like it and let all the flavors come together in your slow cooker.
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This soup is sure to take the chill off a cold day and fill you up for hours. Along with the high-protein chicken, it has the tender little pasta dumplings called gnocchi. Vegetables like kale, turnips and butternut squash add fiber, flavor and a powerful punch of nutrients that support your immune system.
If you enjoy the sweet, smoky, zesty flavors of Indian food, this soup serves it up right in your own home. You make it with crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, chickpeas and tender chicken breast, while the garam masala spice blend will fill your home with the most tempting aroma. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long to grab your spoon as it takes less than an hour to prepare.
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Here’s another nourishing soup that features the flavors of Southwest cuisine. It’s brimming with chunks of chicken along with peppers, onions, fire-roasted tomatoes and corn. It’s seasoned with chili powder, cumin and garlic for authentic flavor. Crispy tortilla strips on top put a little crunch in every spoonful.
Chili is a classic fall dish that comes out of the slow cooker warm, fragrant and satisfying. We give it a healthy twist by using chicken and white beans, while pumpkin puree adds a taste of the season. It’s so delicious that it could be your new go-to chili recipe.
When you’re looking for fall chicken recipes that will serve the whole family, this dinner will be a crowd-pleaser. A whole roasted chicken is baked with colorful carrots and tender baby potatoes for the perfect autumn-inspired meal.
Butternut squash makes a healthy base for a chowder because it’s sweet and creamy but is almost fat-free. In this fall soup recipe, the squash is blended with turnips and carrots to make a thick, savory broth to go with shredded chicken. Make extra when you’re cooking this soup and freeze what’s left to eat on another chilly day.
With this quick and easy recipe, you can sit down to a satisfying Asian-style meal any night of the week. It has juicy chicken, tender broccoli and a zingy sauce made with fresh ginger. Pick up pre-cut fresh veggies in your supermarket and you can make this meal faster than you can get takeout delivery.
In the fall, you want salads that are hearty and packed with robust flavor. This meal has grilled chicken and a hard-boiled egg for plenty of protein, plus creamy avocado, crunchy apples and chunks of roasted butternut squash. Enjoy it with your favorite light dressing.
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This dinner is just right for a special occasion or holiday. However, it’s so easy to make, you can have it any day of the week. All you do is take a plump chicken breast, slice it open and fill the space with a blend of pepper jack cheese, spinach and high-fiber quinoa. As the chicken cooks, the stuffing melts into oozy goodness.
Hasselback chicken is made by slicing into but not through boneless breasts and then filling the spaces with other ingredients. For this version, we insert red potatoes, bell peppers and onions, but you could use any combination of non-starchy veggies and SmartCarbs you like. A bit of Cajun seasoning gives it a zesty finishing touch.
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Here’s how to get all the goodness of chicken parm in a steaming bowl of soup. Unlike oven-baked chicken parm, you need just four simple steps to make this dish. Top it with mozzarella cheese and basil for a hearty and warm meal that’s perfect for fall.
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For many of us, chicken tetrazzini is the taste of family dinners. We’ve updated this classic to make it a healthy fit for your weight loss plan by swapping out a few ingredients while keeping the flavor you love. You still get plump chunks of chicken breast, meaty mushrooms and a savory sauce made with white wine. We substitute zucchini noodles for the carb-heavy egg noodles, but the dish is every bit as satisfying as you remember it.
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Cooking a rotisserie chicken is so simple in the Instant Pot. It comes out crisp on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside every time you make it. We season the chicken first with herbs, black pepper, onion powder and paprika to give every forkful a pop of flavor. The aroma is sure to bring everybody to the table when it’s time for dinner. You can also use this as the base for many other fall chicken recipes!
If you’re looking for fall chicken recipes that pack a lot of flavor and nutrients into one dish, this meal is for you. The high-protein chicken is matched with powerhouse veggies such as beets, cauliflower and sweet potatoes. A homemade white balsamic vinaigrette dressing elevates the taste and ties the whole bowl together.
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Digging into a steaming hot chicken pot pie is sure to warm you up on even the chilliest of fall days. In this version, the chicken, carrots, peas and other veggies turn tender and flavorful while cooking in a rich, low-calorie sauce. Instead of baking a standard pie crust, you make a biscuit topping with whole wheat pastry flour. This is a comfort food that’s good for your body and your soul!
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