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Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

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Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

According to a survey from the National Chicken Council, during the pandemic, more American families rely on chicken as a healthy and convenient source of protein. 

The choice to eat more chicken is one we full-heartedly support. Because, as it turns out, chicken has many health benefits, including helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Why You Should Eat Chicken

Why You Should Eat Chicken

Chicken is a lean protein with high nutritional value. Here are some ways eating it frequently can help you stay healthy.

It Will Help Keep Your Muscles Healthy

Protein is the building block of muscle tissue. Since chicken is a fantastic source of high-quality proteins, eating it at least once or twice a week will help your muscles stay strong.

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Chicken is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as:

Vitamin B – Vitamin B supports your nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and increases your energy levels throughout the day.

Vitamin A – This vitamin helps protect eyesight and healthy skin

Vitamin D – The sunshine vitamin is essential to healthy bones

Phosphorus – For strong teeth and a healthy brain

Iron – Essential to help deliver oxygen to your organs

Selenium – Supports your cell’s defense mechanism against illnesses, including cancer

It Helps You Lose Weight

When you eat high-quality proteins, you feel fuller for longer. Therefore, it can help eliminate cravings and help you control the number of calories you consume.

If you eat less because you feel full, you will soon see positive changes on the scale.

Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

Healthy Chicken Recipes

If you are looking for delicious and healthy ways to add more chicken to your diet, you are in luck because we have a few mouthwatering recipes to share!

Easy Low- Carb Chicken Parmesan

Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

(Recipe source – Café Delites)

Prep & Cook Time: 30 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 5-ounce boneless & skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper, to season

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 roasted bell pepper, chopped 

1-15- ounce can crushed tomatoes, or tomato puree (Passata)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes – optional

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to Broil and preheat
  2. Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in an oven-safe pan or skillet over medium heat. Place chicken breasts and cook on both sides until browned and cooked through (about 8 minutes per side). Transfer to a place and set aside
  4. In the same pan, cook the onion until it becomes transparent (about 3-4 min). Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute until it becomes fragrant. Add the roaster bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, and any remaining Italian seasoning. Mix well.
  5. Bring the sauce to a simmer and allow it to thicken while occasionally stirring—Cook for about 4 minutes. 
  6. Arrange the chicken in the sauce and top each breast with 2-3 tablespoons of mozzarella. Transfer to the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is browned and bubbling.
  7. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Recipe source: Tasteofhome.com)

Prep & Cook time: 30 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 -4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast halves

1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

3 cups fresh baby spinach

3 green onions, sliced

2 tablespoons chopped pecans

1/2 teaspoon rotisserie chicken seasoning

2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to broil
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the green onions and mushrooms until tender. Stir in pecans and spinach, cook for a few minutes until spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  3. Season chicken with rotisserie seasoning.
  4. Place chicken in the oven on an oiled grill rack cover and cook 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F
  5. Top with cheese and broil until cheese melts.
  6. Serve and top with mushroom mixture

And there you have it, two delicious, healthy, and nutritious new ways to enjoy chicken.

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