I think one of the reasons why it is so hard to keep a good healthy diet going is because of the lack of time most of us have to make a healthy meal at home. These chicken dinner recipes will hopefully give you a few ideas for home cooked meals that are easy to prepare and healthy to eat!
[This chicken may just be too weird looking to eat! How would you like to deal with a hairdo like that?]
To get these delicious chicken dinner recipes that won’t take all day to prepare keep reading…
I recently wrote a post about how a fruit and vegetable diet is a wonderful way to lose fat. Using that as a basis, what do you think is in most of these chicken dinner recipes?
You got it, vegetables.
A delicious old fashioned french recipe with a twist-add chicken for a delicious chicken dinner recipe!
2 Cut up Chicken Breasts
2 cups of chopped eggplant and zucchini
1 cup chopped onion and bell pepper
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tbsp of italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the chicken in garlic and olive oil. Add chopped vegetables and saute until eggplant is tender. Sprinkle with seasonings and cook for 1 more minute. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.
approx 225 per one cup serving.
Grilled Chicken and Portobello Mushrooms
A healthy chicken dinner recipe with dijon mustard and roasted vegetables.
2 chicken breasts cut in half
1 portobello mushroom sliced
1/2 cup of roasted red peppers
1/4 cup of quartered onion
4 Tbsp dijon mustard (calorie free)
Coat chicken breast in dijon mustard and place on a baking sheet. Cook at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Top with sliced vegetables and salt to taste. Broil for 3 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables.
approx. 200 calories per half chicken breast with 1/4 cup veggies.
I like to keep cooked chicken breasts in the fridge ready to use in stir fries or quick salads but sometimes that gets old. Here is a fresh idea for how to use left over chicken as a healthy chicken dinner recipe on the go.
Zesty Chicken Coleslaw
Switch up the plain lettuce salad for a crunchy delicious chicken dinner recipe that is good for you too!
1 shredded fully cooked chicken breast
1-14 oz bag of prepared coleslaw mix
1/8 c. white vinegar
1/8 c. fat free italian dressing
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
3 Tbsp sliced almonds
Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy!
approx 180 calories per cup of coleslaw
Okay so there you have it. Three recipes to prove to you that cooking good chicken dinner recipes doesn’t have to take forever or make a disaster in your kitchen and the benefits of eating at home are good for the wallet and good for the body!
When you use a little creativity and successfully grocery shop for weight loss, you will have your cupboards stocked with delicious and natural foods to cook at home. So get in that kitchen and have some fun!
Guys, that means you too! Nothing will get you into a women’s, umm, heart, faster than cooking her an amazing dinner. A man that can cook is indispensible…
Having the right ingredients at hands may take a little getting used to. You might have to make a few changes in our schedule but at least you will know exactly what is in your food when you prepare it yourself. You know it is clean. You know it is healthy. It is worth a little extra effort on your part, especially when you are the one reaping the rewards!
Along with good eating, we’ve always said that a good exercise program is essential to feeling and looking your best.
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