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.
If 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.
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 10 healthy chicken dishes that are guaranteed to impress -
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. For the recipe, click here.