Jumping into the low-carb lifestyle can be frightening. Not only do you bid adieu to your fave pasta dinners and rice bowls, but you have to somehow come up with recipes that will fill you up and keep you satisfied. Adding a healthy dose of protein to your dinner is key, and chicken is basically your knight in shining armor in this case. But don’t worry — not every dinner has to be a grilled chicken salad. We’ve discovered 15 low-carb chicken dinners that keep things exciting… all while *hitting the spot.*

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1. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats: A low-carb lifestyle may seem dull and tedious at first, but once you get into the groove of it, you’ll be mad inspired. Needing only four basic ingredients, these enticing zucchini boats are a prime example of that. (via The Wholesome Dish)

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2. Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodle Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette: Served cold, this salad tops raw zucchini noodles with shredded chicken, veggies and a nutty sesame vinaigrette. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

3. One-Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken: This Paleo-friendly recipe is delicious enough for a special occasion and easy enough for a weeknight meal. Crispy on the outside and juicy within, the tangy marinated chicken will ensure you don’t miss those carbs. (via Cotter Crunch)

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4. Greek Souvlaki Bowl With Cauliflower Rice: Grain bowls, noodle bowls, Buddha bowls — in case you haven’t noticed, it’s all about the bowls right now. This filling dinner option brings riced cauliflower to the equation so that you too can indulge in a bowl without falling off of that low-carb wagon. (via Feasting at Home)

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5. BBQ Chicken Cobb With Jalapeño Ranch: This salad brings a tender BBQ chicken breast to the table with bacon, eggs, fresh veggies and a jalapeño ranch dressing you won’t want to miss. (via Fed and Fit)

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6. Zesty Chicken Soup: Whether you want to admit it or not, soup season AKA chilly weather is still with us for a while, so we might as well make the best of it. This zesty low-carb chicken soup can help. (via Home Sweet Jones)

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7. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Boats With Chicken: Rock the spaghetti squash boat with this tasty and cheesy artichoke and chicken blend. It’s filling, hassle-free and perfect for those weeknights where you can finally sit down and enjoy your meal. (via Gluten Free With L.B.)

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8. Pizza Stuffed Peppers: To all those who think low-carb means no pizza, these peppers beg to differ. (via Hungry Hobby)

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9. Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet: You don’t *really* have to miss out on the goodness of taco Tuesday if you’re going low-carb; just indulge without the shell! With juicy chicken, beans, veggies and cheese, this skillet allows you to do just that. (via Dash of Herbs)

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10. Paleo Teriyaki Chicken Thighs With Bok Choy: If you’re craving those sweet and savory flavors you’d typically find in a carb-y rice bowl, don’t fret. This teriyaki chicken will give you what you’re looking for and then some with the addition of crunchy bok choy. (via Fed and Fit)

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11. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps: If you’re on the go and need a quick fix, spooning some delicious filling into a lettuce wrap is where it’s at. You get a delicious and nutritious dinner all while dodging carbs and still feeling satisfied. That’s a *win* in our books. (via Apple of My Eye)

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12. Garlic-Roasted Tomato and Chicken Sausage Zucchini Noodles: Don’t miss out on those Sunday pasta vibes because you’re avoiding carbs. Zucchini noodles have proven to be a complete savior when it comes to acting as a pasta and, with some added veggies and protein, you’ll feel stuffed to the brim. (via Spice Is in My DNA)

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13. One-Skillet Chicken With Garlic Mushroom Sauce: One of the best things about a low-carb lifestyle is that you don’t have to wave goodbye to creamy goodness. This one-pan wonder bathes tender chicken in a garlicky mushroom sauce that will sate your hunger and comfort you. (via The Seasoned Mom)

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14. Chicken With Plum Sauce: This sweet and cleverly spiced slow cooker chicken is what low-carb indulging is all about. (via Cake Over Steak)

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15. Sriracha Chicken Salad Collard Wraps: Wraps are so often viewed as a lunch option that we often forget how satisfying of a dinner they can be. This collard version is here to remind us that with some diced chicken and a healthy dose of crisp veggies, a wholesome wrap is more than sufficient for supper. (via Domesticate Me)

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