With so many diets and health fads these days, it’s hard to know what you really need to eat in order to stay fit. While so many people swear by going vegan or vegetarian, it’s perfectly fine to eat meat and is still really nutritious for your body. One of the best ways to get the protein you need is by eating chicken — but we don’t mean the fried kind! Here are 8 healthy ways to cook chicken so you can eat guilt free.
Most people think of chicken when they’re craving something crispy and fried, but this recipe shows that you can satisfy your fried chicken cravings without ruining your diet. Each serving is just 264 calories and comes paired with tons of nutritious vegetables.
This delicious recipe comes together in just 20 minutes and is actually so good for you. It’s not made with any refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup that is normally found in barbecue sauces, plus the chicken is baked, not fried.
If you’re serious about losing weight, make this recipe as your lunch or dinner staple. This delicious yet filling soup is only 225 calories, and helped test panellists lose 16 pounds in 14 days!
This colourful, flavourful meal has everything you need to get you through the day. Full of veg, chicken and just a little bit of carbs from the noodles, you won’t mind having this tasty treat again and again.
For a quick, low-calorie, make-ahead meal, look no further than this zesty chicken Piccata. It’s filled with flavours of lemon, garlic and capers and will be a great weekday lunch or dinner. This is definitely one of the most delicious healthy ways to cook chicken!
Hasselback chicken, the twist on hasselback potatoes, doesn’t have to be filled with bad stuff. This baked version is full of sundried tomatoes, basil and mozarella for a healthy chicken meal that tastes just like your favourite Margherita pizza.
Eating healthy shouldn’t mean missing out on all your favourite comfort foods. This curry recipe is just under 300 calories and will be a great warming meal during the colder months.
This dish looks and tastes indulgent, but one serving comes in at just 230 calories! This is a great healthy meal for events, or you can make it ahead of time and freeze it, so you can enjoy it for dinner whenever you’re feeling too lazy to cook.
What are some other healthy ways to cook chicken that you use? Let us know in the comments!
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