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Eat Your: Chicken

Eat Your: Chicken

When committing to a fitness style diet plan, one of the first things you may be told is to start eating chicken. The baked-chicken-for-dinner-every-night stereotype rings true for many serious fitness professionals...but, it’s not without reason.
Here are just a few reasons to eat chicken as part of your fitness diet:

  • One cup of chicken has 38 grams of protein, and 19 grams of fat (hit those macros)
  •  Rich in vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and even vitamin K
  • Chicken is affordable and readily available 
  • Versatile flavor profile, easily added to any cuisine 
  • Available for purchase either raw or ready-to-eat

You don’t have to live the baked chicken nightmare. There are other ways to get the nutritional value of our favorite feathered friend, without turning dinner into a chore. Here are three chicken recipes ideal for anyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle:

Pineapple Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro Lime Slaw

This recipe takes just under 30 minutes to prep and cook. They are spicy, tangy, and absolutely delicious, so...should take about 5 minutes to eat. 


Paleo Chicken Enchilada Bake

Chicken is classic paleo, but if you want a paleo chicken recipe with a little bite, this enchilada bake gets the job done. It has great enchilada favor, minus the preponderance of carbs.


Dry-Poached Chicken Breast

...This is basically baked chicken breast. Sorry guys and gals, but this one is a staple for a reason. This recipe uses parchment paper to lock-in moisture; promising simple chicken that you can look forward to eating. 

 

What's your go-to chicken recipe? Share the good food: comment below!

 

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