Low-Calorie Chicken Snacks

We know how it feels to settle for tasteless or boring snacks because they are low in calories.

Sure, they won't derail your diet, but they also won't give you the satisfaction of a truly delicious snack. And as any experienced dieter knows, low-calorie snacks need to be tasty to keep you from inhaling a whole sleeve of cookies or a bag of chips in a moment of weakness.

That's why we're such big fans of chicken. Low in calories and high in protein, chicken's versatility in the kitchen makes it the perfect snack for anyone who wants to stay healthy without sacrificing flavor.

Here are some of our favorite low-calorie chicken snacks that will have you looking forward to snack time!


The 6 Best Low-Calorie Chicken Snacks


Chicken Shawarma



For the chicken shawarma:

  • 3 and 1/2 cups (roughly 17.5 oz.) chicken, sliced
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp. oil

Pita bread

  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the shawarma sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. tahini
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic paste, curry powder, cayenne pepper, allspice, paprika, and cinnamon in a bowl. Marinate the chicken slices for 4 hours in the mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over low-medium heat. Add the chicken slices and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Combine the shawarma sauce ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to combine.
  • Take the pita bread and spoon in the cooked chicken.
  • Drizzle with the shawarma sauce and serve immediately. Feel free to add extra veggies to your shawarma for extra low-calorie goodness—we like onions, tomatoes, some parsley, and maybe a couple of chili peppers to give it some extra heat!


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