Healthy Chicken Recipes For a Healthier Life

For a chicken recipe to be healthy, it needs to be low in fat and high in taste and vitamins. One of the best ways to do this is to use a tasty marinade. There are so many different recipes for marinades that it does depend on personal preference as to which one you use.

Also, the cooking method that you choose for your chicken, obviously, if you choose to coat it in egg and white bread crumbs mixed with a seasoning mix that uses too much salt, this will not be a very healthy meal. You could choose to make a pocket in your skinless, boneless chicken breast, fill it with ricotta cheese and herbs, such as a little tarragon, chives or basil. Then wrap a few rashers of bacon, smoked or unsmoked depending on your own personal taste, lay the breast on the loose ends of bacon and bake in a reasonably hot oven for approximately 20-25 minutes. If this is served with baby boil potatoes and some boiled veg, or roasted veg, it will make a decidedly filling, satisfying, healthy meal.

Another, remarkably straightforward but particularly tasty recipe, though slightly spicy so do be warned is if you have a boneless, skinless chicken breast per person, plus 1 medium onion, chopped, 5 cloves of garlic, finely minced, 1 bottle of beer, a 12 oz can or bottle should do, 4 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2-4 tablespoons of hot chilli sauce. Mix all the liquid ingredients together, get a decent sized casserole dish, place the chicken breasts into it and pour all of the premixed liquid ingredients plus the onion and garlic into the casserole. Bake this dish for 45 minutes, basting the chicken every 10 minutes, in a reasonably hot oven. Serve with whatever you desire, rice, salad, boiled potatoes and veg.

You can also marinade your chicken breasts or for more flavour, try a leg, due to the bone this piece very often has more flavour and stays a lot more moist. The majority of marinades for chicken will have either white wine or lemon juice in, do be careful though as the acid in the juice or wine will often partially cook the meat. You can then add simply garlic and olive oil, ginger and soy sauce, or whatever your imagination and own personal taste in food requires.

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