Three Incredibly Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes

Cooking for yourself is one of the easiest, most fun, cost-efficient ways of improving
your health and your life. Learning to cook simple, healthful dishes is a big step toward
reclaiming control over your body, your wallet, and your life.

 

Here are three simple
and extremely healthful chicken dishes that are easy to make, even for beginning
chefs. We chose these three for their ingredients, many of which are known to offer
significant health benefits. Do your body, your wallet, and your tastebuds a favor and
give one of these a try tonight!

Turmeric is one of those spices that some people have heard of, but not many make
a practice of cooking with. It’s primarily in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, but
because the color is such a vibrant yellow, there is probably turmeric hiding in your
favorite mustard as well. Turmeric can be cooked from the whole spice, the way
ginger root can be, and you can also buy it in powder form. You can find turmeric
where spices are sold, at ethnic grocers, and even in the produce section at Whole
Foods – look near the mushrooms. However you buy your turmeric, though, you’ll
want to buy a small quantity and use it within a month or two, because it loses its
potency pretty quickly. Here’s an easy and supremely healthful chicken recipe to
introduce you to turmeric. It cooks up quickly, so we recommend pre-measuring
and prepping everything in bowls before turning on the stove.

Turmeric Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

1 pound chicken breast
1 head broccoli
1 onion
5 cloves garlic
2 inches ginger root
1 heaping tbsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp butter
1 lemon

Slice the onion into rounds, and then cut each round in half or quarters. Slice the
chicken into strips. Cut the broccoli down into one– to two-inch chunks. Make a
paste with the garlic and ginger together, either by finely mincing or by mashing
with a mortar and pestle. Melt the butter in a saute pan on medium, and add the
onions. Cook until softened, about five minutes. Add the garlic/ginger paste and
cook another minute, then add the spices. Add the chicken and the broccoli, and
cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Mix in the juice from the
lemon and remove from heat.

Serve warm over your favorite rice.

Turmeric Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Coconut is tremendously good for your health. If you’re looking for new ways to
incorporate this exotic flavor into your cooking, consider giving this easy recipe
a try. This recipe calls for chicken thighs, but you can easily use any chicken you
want; cut it into strips, leave it in big pieces, or make bite-size chunks for a chicken
“nugget” variety.

Unforgettable Baked Coconut Chicken

6 chicken breasts
1 egg
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup panko
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup flour

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet. Mix the egg with the
coconut milk, and mix the panko with the shredded coconut. Trim and cut your
chicken as desired. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then the egg mixture, and coat
with the panko mixture. Arrange on the cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes or
until done.

Serve with brown rice and asparagus, or pile them on top of an Asian salad for a
change of pace.

Unforgettable Baked Coconut Chicken

Need a break from the kitchen for an evening? You can still make a good dinner
using a crockpot. Try this garlic and rosemary chicken recipe the next time you need
a machine to handle dinner prep while you’re busy doing other things. It’s easy, it’s
flavorful, and it’s good for you.

Crock Pot Garlic-Rosemary Chicken Breast

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp dried rosemary
salt
pepper

Combine the butter and the garlic. Use a pastry brush or roll the chicken in the
butter mixture to coat it (there should be some butter left over) and set it in the
crockpot. Sprinkle the dried rosemary evenly over the top of the chicken, and season
further with salt, pepper, and parsley to taste. Blend the chicken broth and the
butter mixture with a spoon, and pour it over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for
6-8 hours.

We recommend serving with steamed green vegetables and a little bit of whole
grain pasta.

Crock Pot Garlic Rosemary Chicken Breast


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