3 tips to make this Aussie favourite even healthier, plus 10 fabulous recipes to try!
Chicken is one of our top protein choices, in fact, Aussies eat around 49 kilograms each per year, that’s twice as much as beef or pork and six times more than lamb. Chicken is quite lean, but I want to share a few tips to ensure that you get the best out of your chicken and are putting a low fat chicken dinner on the table every time.
The great thing about chicken is it’s so versatile. You can bake, grill, poach, sauté, stir fry, barbecue, or add it to a casserole or pasta bake. You can serve it with a delicious sauce or gravy and a nice big serve of vegetables or salad, and this all-rounder is always a winner with young and old.
But when following a low fat healthy eating plan there are a couple of things to remember:
- Most of the fat is in or under the skin of chicken
- Thigh and legs are the dark meat and are higher in fat than the white (breast) meat
3 simple tips for tasty low fat chicken dinners
- Use skinless chicken breast as this is the leanest choice
- Look for the pinkest meat when buying chicken mince, if it has white pieces in the mix this is the skin and will mean it’s higher in fat
- Avoid overcooking chicken, especially breast meat, as this will dry it out
When making a stir fry, cook the chicken strips first with a little garlic and ginger in a quality non-stick pan then remove from the pan and cover with foil, this helps to retain the moisture. Cook your veggies in the same pan, then add the sauce ingredients, and lastly, add the chicken back to the pan and warm through. This will ensure the chicken stays tender and juicy.
Add these 10 fabulous chicken recipes to your list to try:
Apricot Chicken Stir Fry – MORE Cooking for 1 or 2 people
Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake – Book 7
Chicken Pizziola – Book 1
Chicken and Spinach Lasagne – Book 6
Chicken Laksa – Book 3
Honey Mustard Chicken – Book 5
Mango Chicken – Book 1
Tropical Chicken Parmi – MORE Cooking for 1 or 2 people
A final word on low fat chicken dinners
I have a chicken section in each of my 9 cookbooks so if you need ideas, I’ve got you covered. All my recipes include a complete Nutritional Information panel, making it easy to monitor things like calories, fats, and sodium – essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Check out more deliciously healthy FREE RECIPES HERE. Scroll through to find some awesome chicken recipes for you to enjoy, these are updated regularly.
Watch me make my Chicken Pizziola below
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