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25 Easy Low-Sodium Chicken Recipes

Skip the salt, not the flavor, with these low-sodium chicken recipes

Chicken is naturally a low-sodium protein. And each one of these juicy chicken dishes is dripping with deliciousness. 

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Perhaps your doctor has you on a low-sodium diet. Or maybe you’re watching what you eat. Either way, just because you’re eating less salt doesn’t mean chicken has to taste bland. With the right ingredients, you can make it mouthwatering!

Keep your sodium in check with orange chicken, creamy Cajun chicken, and fiesta chicken soup. 

Each one of these low-sodium chicken recipes has less than 600mg of sodium. That’s a tiny fraction of the average daily amount!

1. Greek Grilled Chicken

Low-sodium or not, this Greek grilled chicken is one for everybody. 

Between the Mediterranean marinade and the char, this chicken has so much flavor. The fact that it’s low in sodium is just a bonus. 

Plus, it’s super easy and uses less than 10 ingredients. 

Sodium: 197mg

2. Low-Sodium White Chicken Chili 

A low-sodium chili might sound too good to be true. But this white chicken chili will make a believer out of you. 

With all the mix-ins and spices, you won’t even realize there’s no table salt. Stir in the lime juice, and you’ll be amazed at the flavor.

Be sure to use low-sodium broth and white beans. Also, choose your chili toppings wisely. 

Sodium: 317.5mg

3. Salt-Free Smoked Paprika Chicken with Lime

How do you season chicken breast without salt? Simple, you rub it with warming spices. Cayenne, cumin, and paprika offer a tantalizing seasoning.

The lime, though, is the key ingredient. The acid in the citrus does wonders to enhance the juicy poultry.

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For a diet-friendly side, a green salad or plain white rice is perfect. 

Sodium: 110mg

4. Low-Sodium Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken 

Find yourself in a lunch rut? These vibrant Asian-style wraps will fix that. Each wrap is brimming with a fresh veggie and umami chicken filling. 

They’re packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals and are gluten-free. 

Sodium: 534mg

5. Poached Chicken With Steamed Rice & Veggies 

This poached chicken dish is just what the doctor ordered!

It’s low-sodium, well-balanced, gluten-free, and spice-free. Those four things also make it great for those with digestive issues.

The key to this dish is using a low-sodium chicken brand like Sanderson Farms. Also, use salted butter instead of adding salt.

Sodium: 460mg 

6. Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Tray Bake

Busy schedules and hungry bellies are a recipe for bad food decisions. Luckily, this tray bake has come to your rescue! It’s an easy solution to a post-work meal. Not only is it low-sodium and high-protein, but it’s effortless. 

Coat the chicken breast and veggies in olive oil, balsamic, pepper, and rosemary. Give them the tiniest pinch of salt, then bake. 

Now all you have to do is kick back and wait.

Sodium: 149mg

7. Low-Sodium Lemon Chicken

What’s the secret to flavorsome low-sodium chicken? Give it a squeeze of lemon! Like salt, acidic foods enhance the flavor of the meat. And lemon has the best flavor. It’s bright, citrusy, zippy, and fresh.

To soak up all that goodness, pierce the chicken with a fork. Then, let it bathe in the seven-ingredient marinade. 

Sodium: 76mg

8. Bok Choy Chicken 

Here’s a wholesome chicken dinner you can throw together in 20 minutes. It’s a simple stir-fry of chicken and bok choy with ginger. 

Marinate the chicken in soy sauce and cornstarch for flavor and texture. Then, combine everything with the light Chinese brown sauce. 

It’s a super simple method that works with other proteins, too.

Sodium: 97mg

9. Healthy Kung Pao Chicken

Skip the takeout and make kung pao chicken at home instead. With this recipe, you can satisfy your cravings and eat low sodium. 

It has all those savory and saucy Asian flavors you want with less than 500mg of sodium. You can lower the count even more with low-sodium soy sauce and tamari. 

Sodium: 448.8mg

10. Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken

Entertaining friends on a low-sodium diet is easy with this dish.

Caprese gets stuffed into chicken breast hasselback style. It looks stunning, tastes great, and is easy to make.

When marinating the chicken, use just a little bit of salt. The balsamic will infuse it with plenty of flavor.

Sodium:  345mg

11. Chicken Bulgogi

Chicken bulgogi is a Korean BBQ dish. Bulgogi itself translates to fire meat. So you know it’s a great one for the grill. 

The marinade is typically soy-based. This version uses coconut aminos for a low-sodium take. It also calls for fresh veggies and pears to brighten the flavor.

Sodium: 311.5mg

12. Rosemary Chicken (Tuscan Style)

This Tuscan-style chicken checks all the right boxes. It’s low-sodium, low-carb, high-protein, and high-flavor. It’s also classy enough for a special occasion yet quick enough for a work night. 

The recipe calls for salt, but you can adjust the quantity.

Sodium: 183.6mg

13. Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Eating healthy doesn’t mean your food can’t taste good. Just take it from this soup. Packed with chicken, veggies, and Mexican spices, it’s a flavorful sensation.

It’s even better with all the toppings. Tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro are great options. I also like a twist of lime.

Sodium: 316.6mg

14. Low-Sodium Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas 

Mexican food has a lot of sodium, but not these fajitas! Each serving is less than 150mg of sodium. The secret is low-salt fajita seasoning. 

Toss the chicken, peppers, and onions with it on a sheet pan. Your meal is less than 30 minutes away.

Sodium: 140mg

15. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

Looking for a low-sodium soup? Try this party in a bowl!

What it lacks in sodium it more than makes up for in flavor. It’s savory, earthy, tomatoey, limey, and delightfully spiced. 

Put on a pot around noon and it’ll be ready for dinner time. 

Sodium: 202mg

16. Low-Sodium Balsamic Chicken and Zoodles

Chicken with zoodles is a fantastic solution for a low-sodium and low-carb meal. The sweet, tangy, and herby marinade coats the chicken with deliciousness. 

Spiralized zucchini with tomatoes keeps the side fresh and low-cal.

On a side note, chicken from the store has added salt. Soak it in water to remove some sodium. Just be sure to pat it dry.

Sodium: 147mg

17. Low-Sodium Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken and rice are the perfect combo for a low-sodium diet. And this recipe will feed the whole family. 

The casserole is a super comforting meal. It’s full of chicken, wild rice, and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

Use coconut milk to make it dairy-free.

Sodium: 71mg

18. Low-Sodium Creamy Cajun Chicken

Who needs salt when you have this creamy Cajun sauce? 

All the spices and aromatics are an explosion of flavor. You’ll want it on everything! But for a diet-approved meal, stick with chicken.

Sodium: 174mg

19. Cilantro Lime Chicken

This zesty cilantro lime chicken is the perfect summer meal. It’s fresh, light, and healthy. You only use half a teaspoon of sodium between four chicken breasts. 

That’s just enough for seasoning without going overboard.

Sodium: 400.9mg

20. Healthy Orange Chicken

Asian takeout might not be an option, but this healthy orange chicken sure is!

Each bite of boneless chicken breast is coated in a tasty orange sauce. There’s zero added salt. So all the sodium in the dish is in the other ingredients.

Sodium: 570mg

21. Low-Sodium Chicken Tikka Masala

Lower your blood pressure, not the flavor, with this tikka masala.

A typical tikka masala at a restaurant is saturated with sodium. This homemade version is less than 200mg per serving!

So go on and help yourself. The yogurt-marinated chicken and tomato gravy is mouthwatering.

Sodium: 144mg

22. Low-Sodium Chicken Salad 

Chicken salad is a classic you can make low-sodium, too. The key is using low-sodium mayo and mustard. Also, skip the added salt.

Instead, a squeeze of lemon and garlic powder is all you need. This is a great way to use leftover chicken.

Sodium: 76mg

23. Chicken Orzo

You’ll want to put this one-pot chicken dinner on repeat. 

The juicy chicken, tender orzo, and veggies make it a well-balanced meal. And the lack of added salt makes it low-sodium. 

Plus, cleanup is a breeze!

Sodium: 96mg

24. Low-Sodium Chicken and Red Lentil Stew

A bowl of this healthy stew will warm you up inside and out. 

Between the chicken and the red lentils, it’s packed with protein. Combined with all the veggies, spices, and aromatics, it’s also super hearty.

Add the lemon juice and zest while it’s cooking. This helps infuse it with more flavor so you won’t need salt.

Sodium: 125.5mg

25. Low-Sodium Enchiladas

With enchiladas on the table, your family won’t mind your low-sodium diet one bit.

Inside is a savory chicken, canned corn, and black bean filling. Outside are enticing toppings like enchilada sauce, sour cream, jalapeno, and cheese.

Double check your labels to ensure everything is the low-sodium version. That includes the beans, cheese, corn, and enchilada sauce.

Sodium: 325.7mg

25 Easy Low-Sodium Chicken Recipes

Get a healthy meal on the table with these low-sodium chicken recipes! From chili to fajitas to casserole, these are dishes you can feel good about.

Ingredients

  • Greek Grilled Chicken

  • Low-Sodium White Chicken Chili

  • Salt-Free Smoked Paprika Chicken with Lime

  • Low-Sodium Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken

  • Poached Chicken With Steamed Rice & Veggies

  • Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Tray Bake

  • Low-Sodium Lemon Chicken

  • Bok Choy Chicken

  • Healthy Kung Pao Chicken

  • Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken

  • Chicken Bulgogi

  • Rosemary Chicken (Tuscan Style)

  • Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Low-Sodium Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

  • Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

  • Low-Sodium Balsamic Chicken and Zoodles

  • Low-Sodium Chicken Rice Casserole

  • Low-Sodium Creamy Cajun Chicken

  • Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Healthy Orange Chicken

  • Low-Sodium Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Low-Sodium Chicken Salad

  • Chicken Orzo

  • Low-Sodium Chicken and Red Lentil Stew

  • Low-Sodium Enchiladas

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a low-sodium chicken dish in 30 minutes or less!
Low-Sodium Chicken Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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