There is nothing more gratifying than a delicious healthy meal. So,whenever I get the chance, I prepare healthy home cooked meals.
And, since chicken is one of mine & my family’s favorite, it’s on my menu several times a week. .
Besides, there are so many healthy ways to cook chicken where you can have a scrumptious meal on your dinner table every night.
But, there are more important reasons why I prefer preparing chicken instead of other types of meat…
- A lean meat.
- Good for the heart.
- Low in fat and calories.
- Rich in protein
- Easy for the body to digest.
- Natural anti-depressant
I hope these tips and recipes help you and your family to enjoy healthier meals without sacrificing taste. Visit often for more healthy recipes and tips for cooking at home. And, please let me know in the comment box below if you tried this dish or, feel free to share your own favorites.
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Discover the Right Cooking Methods for Healthy Chicken!
Keep in mind, proper cooking procedures guarantee a healthy meal that is best for heart health and weight management.
For instance, skinless chicken breasts are the lowest in fat and calories.
You can also cook with the skin on, which increases the fat by about 20%, but remove the skin before eating.
Also, marinating chicken gives it a lot of flavor and, makes it moist and tender without adding a lot of fat.
Chicken that is marinaded for longer is more tender as the juices of the marinade have become fully absorbed into the chicken.
But, always remember to throw away the left over marinade that has soaked the chicken to avoid salmonella poisoning.
Now, I would like to share some healthy ways I like to prepare chicken.
Top 5 Healthy Cooking Methods For Chicken:
How to Make Grilled Chicken at Home!
Grilling is the best method of cooking chicken; this includes, a BBQ grill or indoors in the oven broiler.
A squeeze of lemon, a sprinkling of black pepper and paprika will make your chicken a delicious meal you will enjoy.
Boiled Chicken Recipe for Dinner!
Most people think that boiling chicken will make it tasteless; on the contrary it will be tender and fall off the bone on your plate. The secret is in the amount of the water used to cook the chicken.
For that reason measure adequate amount of water that will cook the chicken and allow boiling until it is almost absorbed.
Add chopped red onions and stir, do the same with tomatoes, bell peppers and some garlic.
Sprinkle a bit of turmeric powder and a bit of salt and cover for a minute. Remove and plate with a serving of vegetables and a small portion of whole grain pasta.
Best Baked Chicken Recipe!
Make time to marinade the chicken overnight so that you can enjoy the baked outcome.
• Place rosemary, juice of half a lime, a tablespoonful of honey, a tablespoonful of canola oil and a dash of vinegar into a bowl. Mix thoroughly
• Add into your chicken in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate.
• Spray your baking pan with Pam cooking spray and arrange the chicken.
• Bake at minimum of 375F.
Add some baby potatoes around the chicken so that they absorb the juices for a complete meal and serve with a salad of steamed vegetables.
Healthy Chicken Stir Fry!
Only a minimum amount of oil is needed in a wok or a cast iron skillet on the pan to prevent the chicken from sticking.
It is necessary to slice it into small pieces so that it cooks through faster.
Diced carrots, bell peppers, garlic, cabbage, sprouts, zucchini, broccoli and many other nutritious vegetables can be added to the stir fry.
Sprinkle some powdered red pepper on the chicken if you like it hot.
Steamed Chicken & Veggies!
Steaming food allows it to retain all its nutrients; therefore steaming your chicken with your veggies will provide a nourishing meal.
When choosing chicken for steaming, make sure that it is young so that it is not tough and rubbery when done.
Healthy Chicken Marinade!
• Ground mustard, minced garlic, 1/2 lemon juice, pinch of salt, a sprinkle of black pepper, fresh coriander, a tablespoonful of olive oil and 1/4 cup cider vinegar.
• Diced red onions, rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric, one teaspoonful of sunflower oil, 2 teaspoonfuls honey and juice of one small lime.
• Natural fat-free yogurt, low sodium soy sauce, cayenne pepper and fresh thyme.
• Low sodium soy sauce, fresh garlic and onion powder.
Don’t hesitate to experiment with your own marinades, there are many great flavor concoctions that can yield a delicious and healthy chicken dish.
Also, there are many fine bottled marinades available in stores, these can be great time saving methods to cook chicken.
By the way, if you have some marinades of your own, feel free to share them with us.
Are You Ready for Some New Tasty Chicken Recipes for Dinner Tonight!!
I’ve compiled a collection of 35 Chicken Breast Recipes that will give you a choice of preparing a mouth-watering meal your family and friends will love while spending quality time together around the dinner table..
My cookbook includes a variety of recipes for casseroles, salads and soups with tasty chicken breasts. Hope these chicken breast recipes satisfy everyone’s hunger.
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