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18 Quick & Easy Chicken Snack Ideas for Everyday Healthy Living

Posted on: February 22, 2023

As one of the most popular healthy sources of protein, a chicken snack is a go-to for PTs, athletes, bodybuilders and nutritionists. In addition, for any meat eater with an interest in healthy living, chicken is often a key protein source. This is due to it being low fat, delicious and full of nutrients.

Known to help with weight loss and building lean muscle, above all, this amazing ingredient can be jazzed up and consumed in hundreds of different ways. Looking for quick and easy chicken snack ideas to add to your daily diet? Read on to discover our top pick of the very best…

What are the Benefits of Eating Chicken?

While many of us know that chicken is high in protein, we’re often not aware of the various other health benefits that this white meat has to offer. When it comes to diet, chicken is a particularly good option if you are trying to lose weight. This is because it is one of the lowest calorie meats but also offers high protein.

Per 100g, chicken breast typically has 165 calories, 3.6g of fat and 31g of protein. This is compared to beef, which has 250 calories, 15g of fat and 26g of protein. As you can see, chicken has almost 100 calories less than beef, a quarter of the fat and more protein. It doesn’t take a nutritionist to work out which is the healthier choice here. For example, chicken will help you consume fewer calories. In addition, it will also fill you up, support muscle recovery and growth.

Chicken also contains lots of other essential vitamins and minerals, and is particularly rich in B vitamins. For example, Niacin, and Vitamins B6 and 12 all play an important role in energy production, and all are found in high levels in chicken.

The healthiest way to eat chicken is grilled or baked. If you want to achieve or maintain a healthy diet, above all, try to avoid fried chicken.

Not just great for lunch and dinner, this lean meat also makes a great snack option. While you might think there are only a few ways you can make a chicken snack, we have loads of ideas to help you keep your diet fresh and interesting.

18 Quick and Easy Chicken Snack Ideas…

Healthy snacks aren’t always easy to come by, this is because many snacks are often processed. With a little forward planning, and some time saving tricks up your sleeve, you can ensure all your snacks are healthy.

Chicken snacks are a great option if you’re looking to lose weight, generally be healthier or build muscle. All of the following snack recipes use our ready to eat chargrilled chicken fillets, making them quick and easy. Whatever your goals are, these chicken snack ideas are easy to make and delicious…

1) Chicken Satay Pitta

Easy to eat on the go, this delicious chicken snack includes healthy fats, wholemeal carbs and both the chicken and the peanut butter offer a good amount of protein.

Top tip: Choose a 100% peanut butter with no added salt or sugar, likewise avoid brands that use palm oil where possible. Not a big eater? Slice your pitta in half to create two snack size pittas using just one chicken fillet, then wrap one up and save it for the next day.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Original
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • Wholemeal pitta bread


  1. Firstly, spread the peanut butter over the top side of the Original Chicken Fillet
  2. Meanwhile, slice the fillet diagonally to create chunky strips
  3. Finally, cut open the pitta along the top and slide your peanut butter chicken in
  4. Option to add salad or a little butter.

2) Chicken & Sriracha Dip

Moorish, healthy and with a little bit of a kick, this low carb, high protein chicken snack would work well if you are following the keto diet. Similarly, it’s great if you need to increase your protein intake.

Top tip: If this is a favourite of yours, invest in a small lidded pot. This will keep your dip separate from your chicken for on-the-go snacking.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Spicy
  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Sriracha


  1. Mix together the Mayonnaise and Sriracha and store in a lidded pot if eating on the go.
  2. After that, slice your chicken fillet into slices, to make it easy to dip into your Sriracha mayo.

3) Pulled BBQ Chicken

Healthy BBQ food is always a winner! This is that amazing BBQ flavour, without all of ‘extras’ that often come with a barbeque. A great alternative to pulled pork, eat alone or in a bun for a low carb or carb-rich option.

Top tip: If you are trying to keep your sugar consumption low, invest in a low sugar BBQ sauce, or make your own.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: BBQ
  • Tsp BBQ sauce
  • Optional wholemeal burger bun


  • Firstly, shred the chicken fillet to resemble pulled chicken
  • Next, mix the chicken with the BBQ sauce
  • Serve alone or in a burger bun – you could also add a dash of mayo and some salad leaves.

4) Spicy Chicken Burger

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A ‘cheats burger’ is a great way to help ease those cravings and fill you up. This easy-to-make burger is low fat and full of flavour.

Top tip: For a snack-size burger, simply cut your bun in half and wrap up one side, ready for the next day.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Spicy
  • Wholemeal burger bun
  • Dash of Sriracha, Sriracha mayo or spicy salsa


  1. Cut your burger bun in half and spread your sauce of choice on the top and bottom halves
  2. Place your spicy chicken fillet inside
  3. After that, any optional garnishes, such as salad or gherkins.

5) Chicken & Sweet Chilli Dip

Sometimes simplicity is key, and with great tasting chicken, all that’s needed to take it to the next level is a delicious dip. This is a great option if you’re trying to keep carbs low too.

Top Tip: Make this snack super easy to eat on the go – prep by cutting your chicken fillet into squares, and sliding onto a kebab stick, for easy dipping and no utensils needed.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Original
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce


  1. Firstly, dice your chicken fillet and slide each piece onto a kebab stick
  2. Next, squeeze just enough sweet chilli sauce for dipping into a small bowl or lidded pot for snacking on the go.

6) Chicken Satay

Chicken satay is a firm favourite starter, but also makes for a great chicken snack. While the Chinese-restaurant version might be a little unhealthy, it’s easy to turn chicken satay into a healthy, high protein snack.

Top Tip: Choose 100% peanuts peanut butter, for natural and healthy fats without the added sugar or salt. You may also consider making your own nut butter at home.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Original
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter


  1. Slice your chicken fillet roughly into cubes and slide onto a kebab stick for easy dipping
  2. If you’re planning on eating your chicken satay snack on the go, pot up one portion of peanut butter.

7) Chicken & Chips

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Everyone loves chicken and chips, right? This traditionally unhealthy meal can be made healthy with just a few simple changes. It’s like a cheat meal, without the high calorie content. This is the ultimate when it comes to healthy chicken snacks.

Top tip: Choose sweet potatoes for your chips instead of white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are much more nutrient dense, meaning you get more benefits than white potatoes.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour
  • 2 x sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Meanwhile, wash the sweet potatoes, then cut them length ways into chips – option to add spices such a paprika
  3. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  4. Once the chips are ready, cut your chicken fillet in half and serve with half of the chips (keep the other half for a second portion – the chips will be good for around two days)

8) Keto Chicken

Keto is a low carb and high fat diet that helps the body burn fat, reduces hunger and blood sugar levels. Chicken is a popular ingredient with Keto recipes, but as it is low fat, to balance macros, fat must be added.

Top tip: If you are following a Keto diet, have fun with how you serve your chicken.Most importantly, there are lots of ways in which you can increase your fat consumption and keep your healthy chicken snacks interesting.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour
  • Any dip or high-fat food – ideas include: mayonnaise or peanut butter for dipping, goat’s cheese for spreading on top


  1. Firstly, slice your chicken fillet for dipping, or leave whole for spreading goat’s cheese or any other keto-friendly cheese on top.
  2. Meanwhile, pot up a serving of your dip for on the go.

9) Sticky ‘Chicken Wings’

With the skin on, chicken wings are high fat and may not be well suited to your diet. Try these cheat ‘chicken wings’ as a low fat, but delicious alternative.

Top tip: These are great alone, or if you want to add some carbs, try serving in a pita bread. One fillet in a pita, sliced in half makes for a great snack-size.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: BBQ
  • BBQ sauce, or homemade sticky BBQ sauce – around 1 tbsp


  1. Firstly, slice your fillet in half at an angle, to create a ‘wing’ shape
  2. Next, smother in BBQ sauce, or pot up a serving for a snack on the go.

10) Chicken with Doritos

This super-easy version of chicken and chips can be ready in seconds. Chicken with Doritos is a great cheat day option if you want to keep things as healthy as possible, without missing out.

Top Tip: This snack can go a long way. One large bag of Doritos will do you for four to five snacks, when served with one chicken fillet per snack.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour
  • 180g bag of Doritos


  1. There’s nothing to do here – simply grab your chicken fillet, pop it on a plate, and serve up a handful or two of Doritos with it.

11) Chicken ‘Straight Up’

Why over complicate things? Sometimes a delicious chicken snack doesn’t need to be any more than a chicken fillet. No frills or fuss. Our chicken fillets contain no nasties, and there are three great flavours to choose from.

Top tip: Switch up your flavour! For example, choose from Original, BBQ and Spicy, depending on what you fancy.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour


  1. Just grab and go!

12) Chicken ‘curry’

green vegetable on white ceramic plate

When you’re craving your favourite takeaway, this healthy chicken snack is a great alternative. It will help ease those cravings, while keeping you on track.

Top Tip: This is a large snack, and would also work well as a meal, with the addition of a poppadom or two.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Spicy
  • 1 x microwaveable rice pouch
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney


  1. Firstly, ice up your chicken fillet and stir in the mango chutney
  2. Next, microwave your rice until piping hot
  3. Finally, serve the chicken on top of the rice, for a sweet and spicy curry

13) Chicken Snack Sticks

Crunchy, moorish and low fat, these chicken snack sticks are great if you’re craving KFC or fried chicken. They are super convenient too. For example, they take seconds to make and are easy to eat on the go.

Top tip: If spicy chicken is your thing, go for the spicy chicken fillet and and chilli Doritos instead.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Original
  • 30g Doritos Cool Original


  1. Carefully smash up the Doritos until in small, breadcrumb size pieces
  2. Secondly, add a thin coating of butter to your chicken fillet
  3. Meanwhile, slice your chicken fillet horizontally to create strips
  4. After that, empty your Dorito crumb onto a plate, and roll your chicken in the crumbs to create a breadcrumb-like coating.

14) Loaded Chicken

The perfect way to create a more substantial chicken snack, this recipe is easy to make and can include almost anything you like!

Top tip: We love spicy chicken loaded with halloumi and fried onions…


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour
  • Any toppings you like. For example – halloumi, tortilla chips, sour cream, fried onions, jalapenos, garlic mayonnaise, bbq sauce, smashed avocado, diced peppers…the list goes on.


  • Firstly, pop your chicken fillet on a plate when you’re ready to serve
  • Next, load up your ingredients of choice on top, then tuck in.

15) Chicken & Sweet Chilli Wrap

wrapped food with gravies

Super speedy, delicious and filling, this makes for a great chicken snack, but would also work well as a lunch too.

Top tip: Go for a wholemeal wrap instead of white, for lower sugar and higher nutritional value.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Spicy
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 x wrap


  1. Firstly, cut your chicken fillet into strips
  2. Secondly, lay your wrap flat and spread on your sweet chilli sauce
  3. Finally, add your chicken strips, fold and you’re ready to eat.

16) Chicken Chips for Hummus

Love chips, but want to avoid this typically unhealthy and high carb food? Try chicken ‘chips’ as an alternative for dipping. Hummus is a great option as it’s made from chickpeas and super healthy, but any dip would work well.

Top Tip: Want to take this recipe to the next level? Check out our chicken snack sticks recipe above. To add a crunch, for example, and an extra element to this dish.


  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Original
  • 1 tbsp Hummus


  1. Slice your chicken fillet into thin and long ‘chips’
  2. Then simply dip into your hummus or dip of choice.

17) Chicken & Cheese Crepe

Nothing beats a warm and melty cheese crepe, however, a warm and melty cheese crepe with added protein does! Consider keeping this dish as low fat as possible, by adding chicken.

Top Tip: This recipe will make around four crepes, so it’s a great option if you need to make a chicken snack or a starter for several people.


For the crepe…

  • 50g plain flour
  • One large egg
  • 150ml milk
  • Olive oil for frying

For the filling…

  • 50g grated cheddar
  • 2. X 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: Any flavour


  1. Firstly, dice your chicken
  2. Next, in a blender, mix together the ingredients for the crepe. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan
  3. Pour in some of the batter – the recipe makes around 4
  4. Cook and flip once one side is ready, then slide onto a plate once fully cooked
  5. After that, add a sprinkling of cheese and a quarter of your chicken for one crepe and fold
  6. Finally, repeat three times.

18) BBQ Chicken ‘Pizza’

pizza with basils

A pizza is a great cheat meal for a Friday night, but what if you could make it healthy and still delicious? We love this super easy healthy ‘pizza’ that offers the same taste, without quite as many calories.

Top tip: Have fun with your toppings. There are loads of options and this recipe can be tweaked to suit your taste. You can also use any of our chicken fillet flavours too.


  • 1 x wholemeal pitta
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 50g mozzarella
  • 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet: BBQ
  • As an example, toppings could include: mushrooms, jalapenos, sweetcorn, peppers, diced onions etc.


  • Preheat your grill to a medium heat
  • Take your pitta and spread the tomato puree on top
  • Meanwhile, dice your chicken fillet and shred your mozzarella
  • Add the cheese and chicken to the top of the pitta
  • After that, add any extra toppings and pop under the grill until the cheese has melted.

Chicken Snacks Made Easy…

As you can see, there are so many amazing ways to make chicken snacks. With enough to keep you going for weeks, you can be sure your diet is varied and healthy. However, it’s important to remember that our chicken snack ideas are super quick and easy too. Most of our snack ideas include no cooking. This is because they use our ready to eat chicken fillets.

Each and every fillet uses 100% chicken breast, with no hidden nasties. High in protein, and low in fat and carbs, as well as salt, there are so many ways to eat our delicious chicken fillets.

Get stuck into our range, and try our chicken snack ideas today, there’s no time like the present. Whether you’re looking to simply improve your diet to live a healthier lifestyle, or you want to lose weight or improve your fitness, our chicken fillets make tasty snacks that are easy to prepare simple.

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