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Healthy Chicken Recipes You Must Try

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Winner winner chicken dinner! Chicken is one of the most popular animal proteins out there. I would say its one of the most popular healthy foods out there. But even though I find its so abundant, we have few ideas to freshen it up just a bit. So today I’m going to be walking you through three must-try healthy chicken recipes that I know you are going to love. Now, these healthy chicken recipes are perfect for weight loss and if you are on keto chicken diet. All of the ingredients are relatively inexpensive and they’re easy to find. In fact, I picked all mine up from my local grocery store so I know you should not have a problem getting these. You can check our easy healthy chicken recipes with few ingredients below or see our leftover chicken recipes.

Also no worries, we are not cooking with dragon blood or ostrich. Everything is relatively easy to prepare so you can do it at home as well.

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Taco Casserole Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

taco casserole stuffed peppers

Ingredients for 6 stuffed peppers

  • 3 large bell peppers (any color), halved and cored
  • Filling
    • 1lb rotisserie chicken, skinless and chopped
    • 1/3 cup (red) onion
    • 1 cup canned low sodium black beans, drained
    • 1 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce
    • 5oz canned green chilis
      • Substitute: 3oz chipotle peppers in adobo
  •  42g tortilla chips, broken
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • garnish
    • 2% Greek yogurt
    • jalapenos
    • cilantro
Steps
  1. Slice open bell peppers and remove the insides. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment or aluminum foil, then lightly spray with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 400F to soften them.
  2. Break up the corn taco shells in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Remove the skin from the rotisserie chicken and remove the meat and place it in a bowl. Pull the chicken apart, as best as possible, using forks, then add red onion, black beans, green chiles and red enchilada sauce. Stir until it’s well mixed.
  4. Stuff the bell peppers with the chicken mixture, then add some crumbled taco shell on top, followed by a few tablespoons of shredded cheese.
  5. Place the pepper in a baking dish, then caver with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400F, or until the cheese has melted and turned brown.
  6. Enjoy each protein packed pepper with Greek yogurt, cilantro and jalapeño.

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Calories
311
Protein
36g
Fat
9g
Carbs
22g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
6g
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Lemon Garlicky Chicken Stir-fry with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Ingredients

lemon garlicky chicken stirfry

Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 1 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb raw asparagus spears, chopped into pieces
  • 2/3 cup mushrooms, cremini or portobello
  • 1/3 cup red chilies (ancho chile), dried
  • Sauce
    • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
    • juice from 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1/2 low sodium chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • Garnish
    • cilantro
    • chives or green onion
Steps
  1. Add arrowroot to diced chicken breast and mix together, then set aside.
  2. In a bowl add all the ingredients for the sauce, except the arrowroot. Season to taste with lemon or soy before adding in another dash of arrowroot.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Toss in the chicken breast to sear and cook until the outside is no longer pink and edges are brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chicken to a bowl and set aside.
  4. To the same skillet, add garlic, asparagus and mushrooms. Cook until the outside edges are seared, about 3 to 5 minutes, and if you like some heat, toss in some dried red chilis. Continue cooking until the edges of the veggies are seared and crisp tender.
  5. Add the chicken back to the skillet, mix together, then pour in the sauce. Stir the sauce when it begins to bubble so it doesn’t clump. Then shake the skillet to mix everything together.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!
Calories
245
Protein
39g
Fat
7g
Carbs
9g
Sodium
Fiber
3g
Sugar
3g
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Spiced Creamy Chicken Pilaf

Ingredients

spiced chicken pilaf

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb raw chicken breast
  • spray coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (red) onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, paste
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 can (13.5oz) lite coconut milk
  • 1 1/2  cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or 1/2 teaspoon ground)
  • season to taste with sea salt & pepper
Steps
  1. Spray a pot with a little coconut oil, then toss in diced chicken breast just to lightly sear the outside edges. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, then remove the chicken – no worries if it’s not cooked.
  2. Pour in coconut oil, red onion, garlic, cloves and fresh ginger or paste. Caramelize the onions until fragrant, about 3 minutes, then add uncooked brown basmati rice, turmeric and cumin.  Mix it so the uncooked rice is covered in spices and oil, then fold in the chicken breast.
  3. Pour in chicken broth, and lite coconut milk, then bring it to a light simmer. Mix it up, then add a pinch of sea salt & pepper, along with bay leaves and a cinnamon stick.
  4. Cover and cook for 20 or 25 minutes. When it’s almost ready, stir in chopped cilantro for added flavor, then cover and cook for the remaining time (all the liquid is absorbed).
  5. And there you have it, creamy and brilliantly golden chicken pilaf. Enjoy with roasted or steamed veggies.
Calories
359
Protein
36g
Fat
11g
Carbs
31g
Sodium
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.