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30 healthy chicken recipes

Chicken healthy recipes

Here you´ll find 30 healthy chicken recipes. Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. There is significant variation in cooking methods amongst cultures. Historically common methods include roasting, baking, and frying. They are also often grilled for salads or tacos.

Protein rich

Chicken breast is an excellent source of low-fat protein. Protein helps your body to maintain muscle mass and also helps you to build muscle.

Chicken breasts are  are low in fat and low in sodium. Chicken breasts provide zero grams of carbohydrate, so they are a low-carb food. The estimated glycemic load of chicken breast (skinless, boneless, and raw) is zero.

Since chicken breasts are so versatile they are easy to incorporate into a healthy diet.

Rich in Vitamins & Minerals

It is not only a good source of protein but is also very rich in vitamins and minerals.

B vitamins in it are useful for preventing cataracts and skin disorders, boosting immunity, eliminating weakness, regulating digestion, and improving the nervous system. Also helpful in preventing migraine, heart disorders, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Vitamin D in chicken helps in calcium absorption and bone strengthening. 

Vitamin A helps in building eyesight and minerals such as iron are helpful in hemoglobin formation, muscle activity, and eliminating anemia.  

Potassium and sodium are electrolytesphosphorus is helpful in tackling weakness, bone health, brain function, dental care, and metabolic issues.

Control of Blood Pressure

Chicken consumption has been found to be useful in controlling blood pressure as well. This was observed in people with hypertension, though the diet was also comprised of nuts, low-fat dietary products, vegetables, and fruits.

Reduced Cholesterol

The amount of saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat such as beef, pork, and lamb are much higher than the levels found in chicken, fish, and vegetables. Therefore, the American Heart Association has advised consuming chicken or fish instead of red meat for a lowered risk of cholesterol and subsequent heart disease development. The AHA also says that consuming chicken or fish must be limited to normal levels, as excessive consumption can also lead to the development of heart disease.

Balances Cortisol Hormones

Consuming chicken can balance cortisol hormones in your body. Imbalanced cortisol hormones could in increased stressed levels. This mainly happens due to improper functioning of the adrenal gland. You need to maintain properly working adrenal gland to balance hormones in your body.

11 thoughts on “30 healthy chicken recipes

  1. I don’t tend to like chicken, but it is relatively inexpensive, however I don’t care for it much because of the hormones used to grow them rapidly. So one might look for how they are fed. Organic or range free may mean they are not in cages but in crowded pens. I am not vegetarian, but I constantly think about this and just conserve on what I get and how it’s grown. If one were vegan or vegetarian, how could they compensate?

    1. I totally understand your concerns. Different foods have different issues in some countries, and none in others. Tuna is always my first example. Eating tuna in the US seems even dangerous due to mercury levels, while in Europe there is no concern about it. In Spain we´re concerned about hormoned catle and pigs, but not chicken. I mean, you can spot the difference between the store´s chickens and home-grown chickens. They look differently, taste differently, so they are fed differently.
      In the other hand, ethics concerns on food are nothing but respectable. Vegans and vegetarians have plant options to replace this protein, legumes and nuts, for example :)

  2. I didn’t know that about different countries having different issues on how their meat is raised. Thank you for the info and the recipes.

    1. My pleasure 😊
      Does your Evernote work already?

      1. Ihaven’t tried again, I’ve had company, a cruise, Comic-Con and just not had time to upload it to my new phone. I had told you my old one was stolen? It was located clear across our county but the blip didn’t last long when they realized they couldn’t access my apple account, even though they tried and I blocked it so I’m guessing it was thrown away shortly after. So when I get better I will access it again. I think my desktop allows me access though.

      2. Yes, you told me, but not all the story 😨 Hope your new phone stays with you much longer 👌☺️

  3. Yummy Yummy…which one is your favorite? Creating my grocery list ;-)
    XxX

    1. Glad you like it :)
      With lime and mint is my fav. Or marinated chicken in lemon juice, it´s delicious!
      Hugs :)

      1. The marinated version sounds indeed delicious. Going to prepare it this week :-) XxX

      2. Cool :D

  4. […] is a relatively inexpensive source of protein, with more protein per gram than both chicken and beef, while remaining lower in fat and cholesterol than other meats. It also delivers vitamins […]

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