11 Best Healthy Chicken Recipes | Easy Chicken Recipes

Plavaneeta Borah, NDTV  |  Updated: December 27, 2018 14:28 IST

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11 Best Healthy Chicken Recipes | Easy Chicken Recipes

Healthy Chicken Recipes: Considered to be a healthy protein-fix, chicken when cooked right can be immensely satisfying. The best part about the meat is that it readily soaks in different flavours, thus helps in creating a number of dishes. Its versatility is what makes it a favourite choice among various cuisines; be it chicken tikka masala, satays, Sunday roasts, barbecued wings, grilled breasts – you name it! Moreover, it is a pleasure cooking chicken, even for amateur cooks, because unlike red meats, it takes only a few minutes of your time to make it.

Chicken can be included in your daily diet without any worries. It is a lean meat and doesn't put you at risk of high cholesterol like beef or pork does. You can also cut out all the creamy curries and rich sauces, and cook it the healthy way with a mix of spices and fresh herbs.

CommentsIf you are of the opinion that it is time consuming to cook or have run out of interesting ideas to preparing the meat, then you will love our 10 best recipes. From low fat chicken curry to home-made chicken shawarma and barbecue chicken, there are plenty of options for you to spruce up your dinner meal and enjoy it to the last bite.
 

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Even if you have only 15-20 minutes to spare from your hectic schedule, that's good enough. One of the easiest ways to including chicken in your daily diet is to stock your refrigerator with chicken breasts. Next, marinate a few pieces (as per your requirement) every evening in a mix of spices and pastes/ sauces, and then pan-fry or grill them the next day, just before your mealtime. Yes, it is as simple as that and will only take 15 minutes of your time. Enjoy them with a side of steamed or grilled veggies and there's nothing like it. And chances of you get bored of the meat are dim because there are endless ways you can play around with the ingredients for the marinade, from using simple ginger-garlic paste to drizzling some teriyaki or home-made barbecue sauce. Let your imaginations run wild!


If you are up for some more exploring, then here are 11 healthy chicken dishes that are guaranteed to impress -

 


1. Grilled Herb Chicken Breast with Honey and Asparagus

A sumptuous grilled chicken recipe – the chicken breasts are marinated with honey, thyme, lemon, and served with crisp asparagus and potatoes.

2. Chicken Tagine and Couscous

Dig in this healthy couscous with the goodness of pomegranate and mint. Served with an easy to make chicken tagine, which is cooked with preserved lemons, saffron and olives.

chicken tagineServe with couscous and relish with family and friends.

3. Malwani Chicken Sukka

Here is an authentic Malwani recipe, a masaledar chicken recipe with a dense paste and bursting with coconut-y flavors which is quite unique and distinct in the flavour.  And guess what? It is made with just two tablespoons of oil.

chicken sukka
An easy and quick chicken recipe with delicious, aromatic flavours which makes it irresistible.


4. Low Fat Dahi Chicken

A low fat Indian chicken curry recipe with yogurt as its base and a mix of spices to lend to its flavour. Pair this with cooked rice or naan to relish it at its best.

dahi chicken
This dish is high on proteins, and low on carbohydrates.

 5. Paprika Roast Chicken

An delicious, five-ingredient roasted chicken recipe with paprika and sour cream. Tricky recipe to prepare but worth every minute!

paprika roast chickenA chilly, tasty paprika coated roast chicken that you would love to indulge in with your family and friends
 


 6. Guilt Free BBQ Chicken

Chicken breasts marinated in a flavorful homemade BBQ sauce and grilled.  Relish your favourite chicken dish without any guilt, doused in a homemade bbq sauce.

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Guilt-free bbq chicken


7. Balinese Chicken

Try out this traditional chicken recipe with flavors from Bali. Boneless chicken leg meat cooked in lemongrass, stock, sweet soya and a variety of vegetables.


8. Low Fat Chicken Shawarma

Knock off the pita bread to make a low fat chicken shawarma with lettuce. Stuffed with pan fried chicken, tomatoes, onions, chillies and a yogurt based sauce. 

shawarma
A chicken shawarma is something that no one can say no to!


9. Chicken Sajji

Sajji is a popular recipe from Baluchistan. Here, chicken is marinated with chillies, lemon, garlic paste and other spices, and cooked on fire.


10. Baked Chicken Seekh

A popular Indian snack now tweaked to suit your diet plans! Chicken Seekh Kebabs with mild flavours, baked crisp.

This dish is also popular in Middle Eastern countries and was particularly brought to India by Mughal rulers.
 

11. Chicken Quinoa Biryani

Quinoa is a wonder grain that keeps you full and satisfied like rice but is healthier. This meal is rich in fiber and help avoid unwanted cravings especially if you are on a diet.

quinoaA healthy and delicious bowl of chicken quinoa biryani is a great option for lunch.


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