Monday, March 31, 2014

Guest Post: How to Lose Weight with Delicious Chicken Recipes by Katy Cavallero

How to Lose Weight with Delicious Chicken Recipes

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Grilled or poached chicken breasts are not the only option you have when you’re on a diet. There are countless delicious chicken recipes you can easily make at home in under an hour that are low in calories and may even help you burn stubborn belly fat.Inspired by various gourmet recipes and cuisines including Greek, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian, French, and Mexican, you can make a different chicken recipe everyday of the week and not wear out your taste buds.

To cut out the fat and calories, opt for skinless or boneless chicken breasts and low-caloriegourmet recipes. Choose a chicken recipe that uses healthy cooking methods like baking, broiling, roasting, poaching, steaming and sautéing in healthy oils instead of deep-frying. Also use low-fat and healthy ingredients including vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits, and stay away from heavy creams and butter. To fight belly fat, include ingredients high in monounsaturated fatty acids such as nuts, seeds, olives, avocado, and healthy cooking oils. 

For a quick Mediterranean meal, sauté chopped onions, garlic, and rosemary in olive oil over medium heat in a skillet until tender and add (one-inch) cubed boneless and skinless chicken breasts and season with salt. Cook the chicken until no longer pink, about five to seven minutes then add pitted and sliced Kalamata olives and halved cherry tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for about four minutes more and serve with couscous, rice, bread or quinoa.

For a delicious and healthy Chinese-inspired dish, stir-fry sliced chicken breasts together with vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and bokchoi, and season with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, and sesame oil, garnish with lightly toasted cashews and serve over noodles or rice. You can also add cubed firm tofu and oyster or shiitake mushrooms for a more nutritious dish.

Make a quick Pad Thai and toss together cooked flat rice noodles together with sautéed chicken breasts, bean sprouts, strips of fried scrambled eggs, chopped peanuts, and fresh cilantro seasoned with fish sauce, peanut butter, sugar, and red chili flakes.

Make sizzling Fajitas with leftover cooked chicken breasts for a quick Mexican treat, cooked with olive oil, chopped onions, garlic, red and green bell peppers, and chili powder served with whole-wheat tortillas, nonfat sour cream, salsa, and shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese. 

For a gourmet Italian pizza that is healthy and delicious, choose whole-wheat dough and top with pesto, goat cheese, Portobello mushrooms, sweet corn, slices of leftover rotisserie chicken and fresh basil.  

More recipe ideas
Other tasty and quick chicken recipes you can try at home are Chicken Spinach Parmesan, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Asian Chicken Salad, Chicken and Vegetable Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken and Mushroom Crepes, Mexicali Chicken, Chicken Flautas, Chicken and White Bean Stew, Chicken Tagine with Olives, Chicken in Red Wine, That-Style Chicken Coconut Curry, Indian Chicken Curry, Narnecue Chicken Chop Salad, Chicken Jambalaya, Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Cajun Chicken with Dirty Rice, Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce, Chicken Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Chicken Cacciatore, Thai Chicken Wraps, Lemon Herb Chicken, and Chicken Avocado and Mango Sandwich.      

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My name is Katy Cavallero from Toronto, ON Canada and a part time photographer.  Being a good photographer is definitely not easy.  I also joined the staff of a business magazine which was based in London and became a corporate photographer.  I began to shoot projects for a vast number of corporate clients - all of whom wanted to go one better than their rivals.  During free time I create blogs and post contents related to food.  It is my pleasure to share valuable information, knowledge and tips to this blog community. I also love collecting tattoo designs.

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