21 Bariatric Grilled Chicken Recipes

Steph Wagner

July 6, 2021

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21 Bariatric Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Recipes for bariatric surgery patients using different flavors for grilled chicken

Caribbean Jerk Chicken | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

caribbean Jerk Grilled Chicken

This recipe uses plain Greek Yogurt, green onions, a ranch seasoning packet and a handful of other exciting seasoning and spices for a really fun twist on grilled chicken.

Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Paprika Yogurt Chicken Skewers

Another great use of Plain Greek Yogurt as base for flavoring chicken! This recipe uses lemon, garlic and paprika for a great flavor profile. I cut the chicken and used skewers to allow more flavor on each piece!

Chicken Pesto Skewer | FoodCoachMe | Bariatric Appetizers

Chicken Pesto Skewers

Pesto is just about my favorite thing to put on some chicken. If you shop at Costco, their large jar of pesto is my favorite! These skewers require minimal ingredients but delicious flavors!

Check out my Costco Shopping Guide for Bariatric Patients! 

Barbecue Chicken and Veggies Foil Pack | Gastric Sleeve Recipes | FoodCoach.Me
Barbecue Chicken and Veggies

Barbecue Chicken and Veggies

Foil packs are just so awesome. You can get your protein, veggies, seasonings and little sauce all in one place then throw away the foil for easy clean up! It’s even better than a one-pot wonder!


Basil Garlic Grilled Chicken. Simple recipe with lots of fresh flavor! Perfect after weight loss surgery.

Basil and Garlic Grilled Chicken

Just a few basic yet powerful flavor ingredients can make chicken sound so much more tasty! The aroma of both basil or garlic is powerful and appealing making grilled chicken smell and sound fresh and delicious. Pairs well with most veggies!

WLS Recipe for BBQ Pineapple Chicken Foil Pack on the grill!
Pineapple BBQ Chicken

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Foil Pack

A simple but easy spin to the barbecue chicken foil pack idea! I had an extra can of pineapple and used one slice per foil pack for a sweet and tasty flavor. You can always toss the pineapple portion if you prefer the flavor of the juice but want to avoid the carbohydrates in the fruit itself.

(Okay if you eat it too, everyone is on a different stage of their journey! I tend to say fruit once a day is okay paired with protein but avoid protein bars or recipes with beans on that day to watch the overall intake.)


Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Kebobs | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Do not be intimidated by the name! Once you get the marinade together (parsley, oil, vinegar, cilantro, cumin, sea salt) these kebabs are simple to get together and bring a great flavor to your meal plan!


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Gastric Sleeve/Gastric Bypass Recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken on www.foodcoach.me

🔒 Grilled Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Buffalo sauce can be a great way to change your flavors! Cannot lie, I still like to dip mine in a light Ranch dressing and that is just fine!! Some patients will stir Ranch seasoning into Plain Greek Yogurt for an extra dose of that filling protein.

I love the fresh flavors of the pico over the top of a flavorful grilled chicken breast! Great way to add easy and exciting flavor to chicken and get in more protein after WLS. #bariatricrecipes #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #bariatricsurgerydiet

Pico De Gallo Grilled Chicken

One of my favorite ways to change up my menu in the summer is to make a batch of fresh pico de gallo to top over chicken or steak. This recipe I diced it all pretty quickly myself but in other instances I buy my favorite salsa from Costco and top my proteins with that!

Check out the Costco Shopping Guide for Bariatric Patients!

Greek Grilled Chicken and Olive Salsa

Another way to get fresh and flavorful veggies is to make it a Mediterranean spin! This chicken is flavored with Greek seasoning and the topping is a tomato and olive based salsa. Tasty!

Chipotle Pepper Sauce Over Chicken | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Chipotle Pepper Sauce Over Grilled Chicken

If you love the smokey flavor of chipotle pepper this is a great way to get a really fun and strong flavor change! This sauce makes plenty and is great over other meats too!

Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken bariatric friendly recipe

Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken

Dill is another way to really bring out fresh flavor in grilled chicken! This also makes great leftovers diced up and toss with veggies or even turned into a cold chicken based salad.

Margarita Grilled Chicken

🔒 Margarita Grilled Chicken with Mini Peppers

A fun use of citrus flavors for this margarita chicken! A squirt of lemon and orange with garlic and even a touch of natural calorie free sweetener! This will definitely change up your chicken. (Member’s recipe)

Marinated Stovetop Teriyaki Chicken | Weight Loss Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Marinated Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe can be made on the stovetop of the grill (really all grilled recipes can be made on a grill pan!) The teriyaki can really change up the pace and a little goes a long way!

bariatric recipes grilled chicken southwest salad

Southwest Chicken Salad

This recipe is great hot or cold which makes it great for leftovers! I toss chicken with Southwest seasoning and grill it. Then dice and toss with bell peppers and black beans with some more seasoning!

If you are concerned with the carbs in the beans add in some other colors of peppers instead!

Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken. Weight loss surgery recipes.

Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken

This is another recipe that has a great use of Plain Greek Yogurt with lemon juice. It keeps the chicken moist with a thick marinade from the yogurt!

Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs // Weight Loss Surgery Recipes // Food Coach Me
Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs

Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs

A few more steps than grilled chicken with Teriyaki sauce but these kebabs have a lot of awesome flavor adding in red onion and colored peppers!

The best way to have barbecue chicken on the grill! Weight-loss surgery patients will love this.

The Best BBQ Grilled Chicken Breasts

It always feels so heavy handed to say something is the best. This recipe calls for brining the chicken (yes like we do with Thanksgiving Turkeys!) and I really do feel like it was worth it!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Kabobs
Turkey Bacon Chicken Pinwheel

Turkey Bacon Chicken Pinwheel

These pinwheels are cute and fun! Small pieces of chicken seasoned with thyme, wrapped in turkey bacon and grilled on skewers!

Grilled Balsamic Chicken on Bariatric Food Coach

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

This recipe uses balsamic vinegar reduction – which sounds impressive but you can do it! Heat balsamic vinegar until it thickens and drizzle it over grilled chicken breast.

Barbecue Chicken Kebabs for weight loss surgery patients Bariatric Food Coach

Barbecue Chicken Kebabs

Chicken and red bell peppers make this recipe simple enough and yet has such great flavors to bring them together on a kebab with barbecue sauce!

Leave a comment and let me know how you like to change up grilled chicken!


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