Low Calorie Chicken Recipes

I’m not going to start another lecture on healthy eating, what to eat and what not to eat, blah, blah, blah. On the web, you can find enough articles on this subject. Staying healthy and fit doesn’t imply the idea that you should only eat vegetables and fruits. I know how hard it is not to respond to the alluring calls of pizza, burgers, or other spicy and cheesy foods. And why? Because you want to keep your waistline fitted, forever. And that can never happen if you keep your taste buds happy. As a result, you are giving up animal protein from your diet. Is that so? You think?

Losing weight does not mean that you eat less, but eat less calorie foods or dishes. If you are on a diet that cuts out everything you love to eat, that doesn’t sound good. Notice my words, you can’t follow this meal plan for a long time. Here are some low calorie chicken recipes that will help keep you on track with healthy eating and pampering your taste buds.

Baked Chicken Drumsticks:

(4 servings)

Ingredients –

Chicken drumsticks 4.
Onion paste a teaspoon.
Ginger-garlic paste a teaspoon.
Ground black pepper, crushed.
Salt to taste.
Vegetable oil.

Directions –

First, marinate the chicken drumsticks with lemon juice, onion paste, ginger and garlic paste, and salt to taste. Now set it aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Now grease a baking dish with oil and arrange the drumsticks on the dish. Brush each of them with a little oil. And finally, sprinkle them with crushed black pepper and oregano.
Bake for 30 minutes. Flip sides and cook for another 20 minutes.
Now enjoy the juicy pieces of chicken thigh sprinkled with exotic herbs.
Chicken cooked with onion, pepper and mushrooms:

(3 servings)

Ingredients –

Boneless chicken pieces 14 (I prefer the thigh pieces. They are delicious and take less time to cook.)
Mushrooms (canned or fresh from the market)
A large onion (finely chopped)
5 garlic cloves (minced)
Half teaspoon ginger paste
Lemon juice a teaspoon
Red, green and yellow peppers (cut into small pieces)
Cracked ground black pepper
1 tablespoon and a half extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves

Directions –

1) Marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice and salt. Set it aside for about 30 minutes.
2) Cut the mushrooms into small or medium pieces, as you wish. I prefer my mushrooms to be medium thin slices.
3) After 30 minutes, heat the oil in a pan. Add ginger and garlic, sauté until browned.
4) Now add the green peppers, onions and peppers. Sauté for 6-7 minutes. Let them sweat a bit.
5) After that, add the pieces of mushrooms to the pan and add salt and black pepper to them. Cook for another 4 minutes.
6) After 3-4 minutes, add the chicken pieces and mix well. Place the lid on the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.
7) After 10 minutes, turn off the flame, open the lid and enjoy the tantalizing aroma of cooked chicken and mushrooms together.

And now it’s time to serve him. You can garnish the dish with chopped fresh cilantro leaves or parsley.

Lemon Chicken:

(3 to 4 servings)

Ingredients –

A whole chicken breast
Lemon juice (half of a large lemon)
A chopped onion
5-6 minced garlic cloves
Ginger paste proportioned with garlic
Fresh green chopped or in paste
Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
Half a teaspoon of red chili powder
Black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Half tablespoon of vegetable oil

Directions –

1) In a mixing bowl, take all the ingredients except the chicken and form a mixture.
2) Rub this mixture well all over the chicken breast. And marinate for 1 to 2 hours. You can also leave it overnight if you want.
3) Now preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. And grill the chicken breast for 20 minutes. Turn the side over and grill for another 30 minutes.
Before putting the chicken breast in the oven, don’t forget to brush the chicken with a little vegetable oil.

If you want to sauté the chicken,

1) Cut the chicken breast into small pieces (about 15-20 pieces).
2) Marinate the chicken pieces. The process is the same as for grilling.
3) In a saucepan, heat half a tablespoon of vegetable oil and brown the chicken pieces until they brown.

If you’re so health conscious and can’t even want to consume 200-300 calories, follow this boiled chicken recipe.

(3 to 4 servings)

Ingredients –

A whole chicken breast
A large onion, cut into large pieces
6-8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2-3 inches of ginger, chopped
A carrot cut into large pieces
Two stalks of celery cut into pieces
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder
Vegetable oil

Directions –

1) In a large saucepan, pour water and add the onions, garlic, ginger, carrots and celery. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper powder and oil. Put it on the heat for 1 minute.
2) After 1 minute, when a few water bubbles come out, add the chicken breast to the water. Cover the lid of the pot and boil the chicken for about 40 to 50 minutes. You can add more water if needed.
3) How do you know when the chicken is ready? If you see that the meat is falling off the bone, the chicken is surely ready to eat.
4) Now remove the chicken breast from the broth, discard the bones and shred it into pieces.

All of these mouthwatering low calorie chicken recipes are easy to make and taste delicious. They will never interfere with your weight loss regimen. So, bon appétit!

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