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Chicken - a big part of a healthy diet.

Chicken - a big part of a healthy diet.

Healthy Benefits Of Chicken

If you are anything like most people you have been eating chicken because you have heard it is one of the preferred meats for a healthy diet. Maybe not, you might be eating chicken because you simply like it.

I became rather curious about why chicken is good for you . So I did a little digging and came up with the information that I will be sharing with you.

  • It’s a great source of lean protein.
  • Chicken is rich in retinol, alpha and beta-carotene and lycopene that are all derived from vitamin A.
  • Eating chicken helps you to control and suppress the homocysteine levels and this protects your heart against various cardiovascular diseases.
  • Chicken breasts provide zero grams of carbohydrate, so they are a low-carb food.
  • Chicken can help to promote good eye health.
  • Vitamin D in chicken helps in calcium absorption and bone strengthening.
  • The vitamin B6 present in chicken helps to boost the metabolic rate of your body, meaning it helps to easily digest the food without storing it as fats in the body, leading to weight loss.
  • Chicken breast is also a very good source of ​selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin.

All of these health benefits are pretty impressive. Impressive enough to encourage me to add more chicken to my diet.

Chicken Recipes

Chicken Recipes

Baked Chicken Italian Style

 Ingredients:

2 (2-3 lb) broilers, cut into quarters

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3/4 cup melted butter

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 cups bread crumbs

3/4 cups grated parmesan cheese

3 cups parsley flakes

1/2 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp savory

Directions:

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rub chicken pieces with salt and pepper and set aside.

Stir garlic powder into melted butter and set aside.

Mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, paardley, oregano, thyme, and savory until thoroughly blended.

Brush each piece of chicken with butter mixture and dip into bread crumb mixture.

Place chicken in a baking pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown,

Baked Chicken Spanish Style

 Ingredients:

1 (5 lb) stewing chicken, cut into serving size pieces

1/4 cup butter

3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 large onion, chopped

1 green papper, chopped

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pspper

1 tsp seasoning salt

1 1/2 cups uncooked rice

2 1/2 cups tomato juice

1 (2 oz) cand black olives, chopped

1 pkg frozen green peas, thawed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in large fry pan and saute chicken until all sides are evenly browned.

Pour off remaining butter and st aside.

Add tomatoes, onion, green pepper, oregano, cloves, salt, pepper, and seasoning salt. 

Simmer on medium low heat for 8 minutes, turning each piece of chicken once during this time.

Place chicken and vegetables into a casserole dish.

Return the butter to the fry pan and brown the uncooked rice.

Add tomato juice and olives.  Stir well and pour over chicken.

Bake in oven for 1 hour.

Pour peas over top and bake for an additional 1/2 hour.

Baked Chicken French Style

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken, cut into serviing size pieces

1/4 cup of flour

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp parsley

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 tsp poultry seasoning

1 clove garlic

2 tbsp butter

1 (10 1/2 oz) cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup canned tomatoes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour with garlic powder, parsely and seasoned salt and dust chicken pieces with mixture.

Brown chicken , onion, poultry seasoning, and garlic in butter.

Place in casserole dish prepared with nonstick cooking spray.

Add the remaining ingredients and cover.

Bake for 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered.

Make sure you stie the ingredients occassionally.

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© 2010 Susan Hazelton

Comments

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 25, 2010:

Thanks lis. I appreciate you stopping in.

liswilliams from South Africa on August 24, 2010:

awesome global variety, thanks!

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