We eat a lot of chicken, turkey and fish in our house. Red meat is limited, Willie eats it but I tend to shy away from it. Eating lean meats is a huge part of our healthy eating plan. I’ve been trying to find some ways to enjoy chicken besides the usual ways.
This week for lunch I made a chicken soup from the Runner’s World Cookbook. I was in a pinch because I needed a meal for the week but I didn’t have enough time slave over the stove. I needed to use the crock pot.
I have to be honest, my crockpot has been overcooking my chicken which has left me unfulfilled lately. I need a chicken refresh. I have done the research on the problem and found out I should a. buy a crockpot with an automatic cut off or b. just cook my chicken breast dishes for a shorter amount of time. The crockpot is still good and I’m cheap…so I won’t be buying another one until it burns out.
It’s made me extremely sad so I’m in a need of a chicken dish refresh.
Here are some recipes I’m going to have to try:
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders – I miss eating chicken tenders because I loved them so much. But since I cut out the fried, fast food I haven’t consumed chicken tenders in a long time. I will have to give this a try to fill the chicken tender void. It looks simply enough and a serving size is 4 tenders for 172 calories. It’s a score! Plus, it looks like something that would be easy to prep for the week. Don’t forget about the grab and go.
Banging Good Chicken Salad – For Christmas I received the SkinnyTaste cookbook but I haven’t used it as much as I planned. I have made about 6 recipes from the book and they have all turned out amazing. This is one I am dying to try because it looks so good.
Roman-style Chicken – Giada doesn’t exactly have a lock on healthy cooking so there are a few things I would substitute or lessen in this recipe. For the most part, this doesn’t seem to harmful and it’s doable. This will make enough servings for a couple of meals for our family of two and it’s COLORFUL! We eat with our eyes and this looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it.
Do you eat chicken? Do you have any healthy recipes to share?