Health & Nutrition

4 Delicious Chicken Recipes to Help You Lose That Belly Fat

Calling out to all you chicken lovers! We know you love your favourite meat but are afraid of gaining the belly fat that comes with its consumption. Read through to find delish, wholesome meals that can be devoured without the guilt of having fat accumulated around your belly.

1. Almond Chicken with a Crunch

You do not need a long list of ingredients to prepare a mouth-watering yet healthy dinner.
Time: 15 mins
Servings: 1

delicious-chicken-recepies-almond-crust-chickenIngredients:

  • 150gms boneless, chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 85gms egg white
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped almonds

Method:

  1. Coat each side of the chicken breasts with cornstarch. Dip the piece into beaten egg whites and top it up with almonds on all sides.
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with olive oil and let it heat over medium flame. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until tender.
  3. Serve with ketchup or honey-chilli dip.

Nutritional info per serving:

  • 310 calories
  • 43 gms proteins
  • 10 gms carbohydrates
  • 1 gm fibre
  • 10 gm fat
  • 204 mg sodium

2. Chicken Noodles

Here’s a fresh, new twist to the same old chicken breasts. What makes it yummier is a fresh addition of flavour-packed ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, nuts and fresh herbs.
Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

delicious-chicken-recepies-chickien-noodlesIngredients:

  • 100gms whole wheat noodles
  • 85gms dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250gms chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 20gms sliced fresh basil
  • 40gms pine nuts, toasted

Method:

  1. Prepare noodles as per package directions without adding salt. Soak tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain, reserve 1/2 cup of water, and chop.
  2. Heat oil in large pan over medium flame. Season chicken with salt. Add chicken, garlic, and red-pepper flakes to the pan. Cook, stirring continuously, until garlic turns golden, for about a minute. Stir in tomatoes and reserved water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until chicken is completely tender.
  3. Drain noodles and add to pan, add basil and toss. Divide the preparation equally among 4 bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons of pine nuts. Garnish with more basil, if desired.

Nutritional info per serving:

  • 387 calories
  • 22gms proteins
  • 36gms carbohydrates
  • 6gms fibre
  • 19gms fat
  • 2gms saturated fat
  • 33mg cholesterol
  • 562mg sodium

3. Green Chicken Salad

Why have boring salad dressings when you can add velvety richness and boost its fibre content with bean puree!
Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4
delicious-chicken-recepies-green-chicken-salad

Ingredients:

  • 100gms canned, no-salt kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 85gms extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 150gms mixed baby greens
  • 750gms pre-grilled chicken breast strips
  • 1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 250gms grape tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes

Method:

  1. Puree beans, oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, and salt in a blender into a paste for the dressing.
  2. Arrange greens among 4 plates. Top evenly with chicken, onion, and tomatoes. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of the bean dressing.

Nutritional info per serving:

256 calories
15gms proteins
14gms carbohydrates
3gms fibre
15.5gms fat
2.5gms saturated fat
41mg cholesterol
533mg sodium

4. Chicken Avocado Sandwiches

Tired of munching on boring diet sandwiches? We’ve got a flavourful lunch idea for you! Make this one a healthy, wholesome meal with whole grains, proteins and tummy-trimming ingredients.
Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4

delicious-chicken-recepies-chicken-avocado-sandwiches

Ingredients:

250gms mashed avocado
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp green chilli sauce, optional
100gms baby spinach
300gms grilled or roasted chicken breast, sliced
4 small whole grain bread slices

Method:

  1. Combine avocado, lemon juice, and green chilli sauce, if using, in a small bowl. Spread each bread slice with 2 tablespoons each of the avocado-lemon mixture.
  2. Layer the spinach and 1/4 of the chicken on two of the slices. Top with the leftover slices.

Nutritional info per serving:

367 calories
29gms proteins
41gms carbohydrates
8gms fibre
11gms fat
2.5gms saturated fat
60mg cholesterol
355mg sodium

Article Source – www.prevention.com

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