Chicken breast is a great source of protein and low in fat. But using it as a core ingredient can be tricky. These 6 highly-rated recipes will please.
Embarking on a new exercise regime? Chances are, you’re looking for a diet to match. Many of these include a lean and mean protein – one of them being chicken breast.
According to The Straits Times, 100g of chicken breast has 165kcal and 31g of protein. The high protein content is key for building and repairing muscles, keeping them fresh for intense workouts.
But the ingredient has a reputation for being too tough when cooked. Some recipes are too light on garnishes, making for an unsatisfying meal.
Here are six that we’re excited to try this weekend:
1) The World’s Best Chicken
Credit: Rachel Schultz
Don’t be fooled by its simple appearance. This recipe that includes Dijon mustard, maple syrup and vinegar has got many raving. It can also be made in a slow cooker.
2) Honey Balsamic Chicken Breast and Veggies
Credit: Damn Delicious
On days where washing an extra pan seems like too much trouble, try this. Get a pan out of the cupboard and the basic marinade right. You’re all set.
3) Chicken Salad with Avocado, Corn and Miso
Credit: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
We love the Japanese spin to the dish. It is perfect for when you’re craving something Asian, and more interesting than a simple stir-fry or soup.
4) Chicken and Garden Veggies Quinoa Skillet
This dish looks comforting and is great for a chill night in. Plus, the proportion of vegetables will give you a good kick of vitamins. Just grab a spoon to tuck in.
5) Hummus-Crusted Chicken
Credit: Gimme Some Oven
It takes just 35 minutes to whip up this fuss-free dish. The chicken is baked, making it a solid healthy choice. Here’s a shoutout to those who love hummus as much as we do – you have to bookmark this one.
6) Jalapeño Popper Dip-Stuffed Chicken
This recipe is for cheat day. It has many of our guilty pleasures: cheese, cheese and more cheese. The jalapeño will give the dish a great kick! Check out the recipe here.
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