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Eat Your: Chicken

The first thing anyone tells you when you commit to a diet plan is to start eating chicken. The “baked chicken for dinner every night” stereotype is pretty true for a lot of serious fitness professionals. A cup of chicken has 38 grams of protein and 19 grams of fat – which makes it ideal for hitting your macros on almost any diet plan.

However, you don’t have to live the baked chicken 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.

Baked Chicken Breast

Well, sorry guys and gals, but this one is a staple for a reason. It’s cheap and easy to prepare. It’s essentially default food, but if you’ve had a long day at the office, you don’t always have time to make something fancy.

Pineapple Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro Lime Slaw

If you do have time to cook, you may as well eat well. The chicken thigh is the Rolling Stones to the breast’s Beatles – a little rougher around the edges and not as palatable for everyone, but still hugely popular and worth enjoying.

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.

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