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.
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 -
Serve with couscous and relish with family and friends.
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.
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.
An delicious, five-ingredient roasted chicken recipe with paprika and sour cream. Tricky recipe to prepare but worth every minute!
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.
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.
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.
Sajji is a popular recipe from Baluchistan. Here, chicken is marinated with chillies, lemon, garlic paste and other spices, and cooked on fire.
A popular Indian snack now tweaked to suit your diet plans! Chicken Seekh Kebabs with mild flavours, baked crisp.
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.