As we enter the start of a new year, many people will have resolved to lose weight and with that in mind, I am going to give you some tips for cooking healthy chicken recipes that will flood your taste buds with incredible flavor. but which will also help you within the framework of a controlled calorie diet.
But first, here are some fun facts you might not know about chicken.
There are more chickens on earth than human beings
A chicken raised with a turkey is called a “Turken” which has the head of a turkey and the body of a chicken.
The United States has 4 cities with the word “chicken” in them: Chicken Town, Pennsylvania, Chicken Bristle, Kentucky, Chicken Alaska, and Chicken Bristle Illinois.
The largest amount of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg is 9.
Either way, enough of that and a few tips for creating healthy chicken recipes. Chicken is a popular meat to cook because its subtle flavors adapt well to many different dishes and cooking methods. It is also high in protein and contains less fat than red meat. Having said that, however, many Americans buy boneless, peeled, undercooked chicken breasts, these can soon become dry and leathery like old boots, which brings me to my first tip.
1. When it comes to basic cooking, there are two different methods: dry heat and moist heat. Dry heat includes cooking, roasting, frying, and broiling, and moist heat includes poaching, steaming, microwaving, and slow cooking. When using dry heat for chicken breasts, use high heat and cook for a few minutes. The grilled chicken cooks in about 8-10 minutes. When you use moist heat to cook the chicken breasts, they will take longer, but only about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the breasts).
2. Chicken slow cooker recipes are always popular, especially with working moms, and nothing beats the smell of slow-cooked chicken when you walk through the door. In order to make these recipes both healthy and tasty, I recommend using chicken thighs. So many people overlook chicken thighs and go for the breast, but thighs are much tastier and incredibly inexpensive. Remove all the skin and brown them all over in a saucepan before removing them with a slotted spoon and adding them to your favorite slow cooker recipe. They’ll cook with pleasure in a slow cooker, retaining both moisture and flavor. Try adding fruits like dried apricot or prunes, as they work great with chicken and help plump the dish.
3. Try to give your chicken a lot of flavor, whether breasts or thighs, by marinating for several hours before cooking. A sweet and sour marinade of honey, soy sauce, olive oil and cold works well and if you pour all the contents into your pan to cook the chicken, you will have a delicious, flavorful and sticky chicken that works. very good with sautéed vegetables or green salad.
4. Shaking and cooking chicken is another great way to spice up humble chicken and keep fat low. You can make your own seasoning with a basic breadcrumb mix and what you add to that is entirely up to you, but some good combinations include lemon zest and cracked black pepper, crumbled Parmesan or even curry powder for a taste of India. Chicken, baked in this way, retains moisture on the inside while becoming nice and crunchy on the outside and is always a winner with children.
Use these tips and don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with marinades and seasonings. When it comes to healthy chicken recipes, the only limit is your imagination.