Easy-to-Make Healthy Chicken Dishes

It’s the time of year when many of us decide it’s time to eat healthier. Eating a better, more balanced diet sounds simple but can be quite hard to stick to for a long period of time, especially if the recommended food seems tasteless or boring. One of the primary meats that are often part of a healthy diet regiment is poultry for it’s high protein, low fat content.

Chicken is very versatile meat that can be combined with so many dishes and cooked in so many ways that it rarely gets boring. Chicken can be sauted, baked, stir-fried, broiled, barbecued – the possibilities are endless. The wonderful thing about chicken is that it absorbs any of the many flavors and spices you choose to produce great tasting dishes.

Chicken is also popular because it is a quick cooker, making it a favorite for the rushed weekday meals as well as weekend gatherings. You can easily make a tasty chicken cutlet dinner and serve it on the table in less than 25 minutes. Simply bake some honey mustard or breaded cutlets for 20 minutes or so, serve with a side of mashed potatoes (boxed spuds are just fine) and fresh, green sugar snap peas for a delicious dinner. Save time later in the week by making extra portions now for a great second serving.

If you have an kitchen grill like a George Foreman grill, you can enjoy barbecued chicken all year long. If you’re not in the mood for cutlets, why not make your own kebobs as a fun and fast meal. Cube your chicken and skewer the pieces along with some pieces of red and green pepper and pineapple chunks and grill. Serve with some herbed risotto and a fresh baby green salad. This dish is sure to delight everyone in your family.

Even without a wok, you can create great tasting chicken stir-fry dishes in no time at all. You can use any good-sized frying pan or skillet that will serve as your wok quite easily. Stir-fry can be sweet or spicy and the chicken can be cooked up with some great veggies to create a well-rounded, healthy main dish. Serve with fresh fruits and brown rice for a delicious dinner.

If you’re kick-starting your healthy diet and are ready to add some more chicken into your diet, check out the web for some wonderful free recipes offered on the many recipe sites available. You’ll also find a lot of great cookbooks available for purchase in your favorite bookstore, with beautiful photos and serving suggestions – so why not treat yourself to a new cookbook too? It will inspire you create all sorts of wonderful dishes.
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