As we enter the beginning of the New Year many people will have decided to lose weight and with this in mind I will give you some tips for healthy chicken meals that will do to flood your taste buds with amazing flavor but also serve as part of a high calorie diet.
But first of all, here are a few fun facts that you may not know about chickens.
There are more chickens in the world than there are people
A chicken bred with a turkey is called “Turken” which has the head of a turkey and the body of a chicken.
The United States has 4 cities that have the word “chicken” in them: Chicken Town, Pennsylvania, Chicken Bristle, Kentucky, Chicken Alaska and Chicken Bristle Illinois.
The largest number of yolks ever found in a chicken’s egg is 9.
Anyway, enough of that and on to some tips for making healthy chicken. Chicken is a very popular meat to cook because of its delicious flavor that adapts well to many dishes and cooking methods. It also has more protein and less fat than red meat. Having said that, however, many Americans buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and do it wrong, these can end up as dry and tough as old shoes. , which leads me to my first idea.
1. When it comes to simple cooking there are two different methods: dry heat and wet heat. Dry heat methods include roasting, baking, frying and grilling and heat methods include poaching, steaming, microwaving and slow cooking. When using dry heat for chicken, use high heat and cook for one minute. Grilled chicken cooks in about 8-10 minutes. When using heat to cook chicken breasts they will take longer, but only about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the breasts).
2. Chicken crockpot recipe is always a favorite especially with working moms and nothing beats the smell of slow cooker chicken when you come through the door. To make this dish healthy and tasty, I recommend that you use chicken thighs. So many people look at the chicken thigh and choose the breast, but the thigh is more flavorsome and incredibly cheap. Remove all the skin and brown everything in the pot before removing them with a spoon and adding to your favorite crockpot recipe. They will happily cook in a crockpot, retaining both moisture and flavor. Try adding some fruit such as dried apricots or prunes as these work well with the chicken and help to leave out the food.
3. Try to get more flavor into your chicken, whether it’s breast or thigh, by marinating for a few hours before cooking. A sweet and sour marinade that contains honey, soy sauce, olive oil, and chilly works well and if you pour all the ingredients into your pot to cook the chicken, you will end up with Delicious, delicious, sticky chicken that works well with. stir fried vegetables or green salad.
4. Roasting and roasting chicken is another good way to pep up chicken and reduce fat. You can make your own seasoning with a simple crumb mix and what you add to this is all up to you, but some good combinations include lemon zest and cracked black pepper, crumbled Parmesan cheese, or some curry powder for a taste of India. Chicken, oven baked in this way, keeps the moisture inside while being nice and crunchy on the outside and is always a winner with the kids.
Use these tips and don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with marinades and seasonings. When it comes to healthy chicken the only limit is your imagination.
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