Chicken breast is a staple of almost every single healthy eating plan. It’s an excellent, low-fat source of protein but there’s nothing more boring than plain poached chicken!
Luckily, with just a few extra ingredients it’s easy to spice up chicken breast and transform it into a deliciously healthy meal. Whether you’re after an easy lunch, a quick post-workout dinner or even a fancy date night dinner, you’ll actually want the healthy option when it’s one of these chicken breast recipes.
Spiced Up Chicken
There are literally thousands of delicious, healthy chicken breast recipes you can make using herbs and spices. Get creative and combine different flavors in a small bowl before rubbing into raw chicken and grilling.
Some of my favorites to get you started are:
- Rosemary and fresh crushed garlic
- Smoked paprika, cayenne and garlic powder
- Dried sage and thyme
- Cumin, paprika, chipotle and chili
- Turmeric, curry powder and ginger
Grilled Chicken Breast with Salsa
Simply grill a plain chicken breast and top with your favorite fresh salsas. Go tropical with a spicy mango salsa, add some guacamole or a simple tomato, red onion and basil combo.
Salsas are great to meal prep at the weekend and store in the fridge to transform a mid-week salad or dinner. If using store bought salsas, try to avoid added sugars and preservatives.
Dice up chicken breast and thread it on to bamboo skewers along with whatever veggies you’ve got in the fridge. Grill the skewers on the stove top or in the oven.
Some of my favorite combinations are chicken, zucchini, pineapple and red peppers and chicken with mushroom and cherry tomatoes.
One Pot Chicken
Save yourself the washing up by combining your whole meal in one easy and delicious one pot meal. Cook some chicken breast, add fresh vegetables, some spices and a liquid such as a can of tomatoes, mustard or tamari sauce and serve beside some quality carbs.
Some ideas for one pot chicken breast meals include:
- Canned tomatoes with fresh basil, oregano and lemon juice, zucchinis, onion and broccoli
- Asian-style vegetables, onion, garlic, ginger and tamari sauce
- Dijon mustard, lemon juice and fresh chili with onion and kale
Save the Leftovers!
Don’t forget to save the leftovers for heat and eat lunches. Cooked chicken breast is also great to shred up and add it to fresh salads for an easy and healthy lunch.
The great thing about these delicious recipes is that you can make this versatile meat oh so tasty without adding a tonne of calories or preservatives to your food.
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