Chicken is an excellent source of protein. There are so many ways to prepare chicken so don’t ever let your chicken get boring or dry. If you’re working out consistently with the goal of building more muscle mass, chicken is a great food source for your body. It’s very low in fat and high in vitamins in nutrients. You should avoid frying chicken because that can lead to health problems. Instead, opt to bake, grill, boil, or roast your chicken. These are quick, healthy, and easy meals to prepare!
1. Chicken Salad
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, mixed salad greens bag, mushrooms, carrot shreds, and a dressing of your choosing.
How To: Cut the chicken breast into cubes and sprinkle salt and black pepper on top. Cook them on the stove top with 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat until the pieces are slightly brown. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens chopped chicken, shredded carrots, and dressing in a bowl. Be mindful of which dressing you use, too much dressing can be packed with sugars and calories.
2. Chicken Fajitas
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, green bell peppers, white onions, cilantro, corn tortilla, and fajita seasoning mix.
How To: Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips and coat them with the fajita seasoning. Cook the strips on the stove top until they’re slightly brown. Chop up the green pepper and white onion into strips and cook them on the stove top in a separate pan until they’re softer texture. Heat up the corn tortillas on the stop top or a microwave. Place the chicken in the corn tortilla and add the onions and peppers on top. Chop up some cilantro and sprinkle it on. You can add hot sauce as a topping.
3. Chicken Stir Fry
Ingredients: Chicken breast, stir fry vegetable bag, white rice, soy sauce.
How To: Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and add salt, black pepper, ginger, and cayenne pepper seasoning on them. Cook the cubes on medium heat until the chicken is slightly brown. Cook the bag of stir-fry vegetables in a separate pan. You can select which ever rice you would like. It can be brown, basmati, or jasmine rice. Follow the instructions on the rice to prepare it. You can add soy sauce but do so sparingly since it can be high in sodium.