Since discovering my love for chicken I could not return to being a vegetarian. It would just be wrong! No more chicken liver pate, chicken kievs (who said they were just for kids), chicken lasagne, chicken pie and don’t even get me started about the slow cooker.
And for those of you that want to lose weight chicken are considered a fat burning food for weight loss. Of course, that’s when you cook it without fat, but with a bit of grilling or a nice low calorie sauce this can still be achieved.
Anyway here are our best chicken recipes for you to try at home and also for you to have the opportunity to burn some fat at the same time!
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If you have not tried this yet then you must give it a go! I absolutely love this and it’s a fantastic modern day recipe for the trusted lasagne.
Who said that lasagne MUST be made with beef? A creamy and delicious garlic and cheese sauce with lots of chicken breast do it for me every time!
This reminds me of trips to the salad bar at my local Safeways supermarket. Obviously I am showing my age as Safeways was bought by Morrison’s more than a decade ago!
But it was certainly the highlight of my week and I could never turn down a trip to the supermarket where I would have some delicious coronation chicken. Talk about yummy!
Chicken herby bake anyone?
Well I love this and they are amazing.
If you’ve not mixed some nice herbs with some beautiful chicken breast then you have not lived! Chicken and herbs come together like fish and chips and wow I love them. This is a very simple version that could make a tasty mid week meal.
Get the grill out and add some chicken and you have got a million different dishes at your fingertips. I often get out a chicken breast from the freezer the night before, and then I don’t really plan what I am eating under the next day.
This is mainly because I have a house full of herbs, spices and sauces and its nice when not all your meals are pre-planned.
I live in Portugal so a lot of meals are centred around rice and chorizos and both are on my favourite foods list.
Whether I am in Spain or eating out locally rice and chorizo is a big deal and is often a meal worth sharing. Here is my take on a bit of local culture and I hope you enjoy it!
I grew up on curry’s. My mum and dad had a real thing for them and we had regular trips to our local Indian restaurant. I never got fat from them because we didn’t have fast food and it wasn’t a daily thing.
My favourite was the super fattening butter chicken and you could say it was the worst thing on the menu for a dieter. But what if you want to lose weight but you want to enjoy curry? Well this is when my healthy chicken and vegetable curry enters your universe!
I was a late developer as far as rosemary was concerned. I had never discovered its beautiful taste and didn’t know it could bring potatoes alive in a way that salt and pepper couldn’t.
But I also soon realised (with a few weird tasting dishes along the way) that it can bring a whole new beautiful flavour to chicken too. And here is my favourite chicken with it in!
I love Asian cooking. In fact I was asked recently if living in Portugal I missed English cooking, well I hardly ate any because I was more interested in Asian. In particular food from China and the Orient.
Here is an example of it with my favourite oriental chicken!
With living in Portugal the sun shines for the majority of the year = a LOT of BBQ’s and I love to have more things in a nice BBQ sauce than having the typical burgers in the buns that many associate with barbeque season.
Baked chicken sounds so American doesn’t it? Well occasionally I do love a bit of American cooking. And yes I can do some American cuisine without a burger in sight!!!
Baked chicken in the oven is so simple and if you have that “can’t be bothered to cook” feeling after a long day at work, then it’s perfect for you!
This was actually written for those of you on the 5:2 diet for your 500 calories fasting day. This means that it is super low in calories so that it will satisfy them. Also chicken is full of protein = keeps you full for much longer so tuck in without feeling guilty!
Whenever I think of a Taco recipe, I always think that I need bigger sized jeans. I just look and think about them and I am fat.
However if you replace the bad bits with low fat soft cheese (like I do) then you’ll be onto a winner!
Here is another of my favourite 5:2 recipes. Who said, that diet didn’t mean tasty? I just love these and Chicken Alfredo is a classic example.
I love chicken thighs. They make a fantastic alternative to chicken breasts and they cook so well in kitchen appliances. This is one of my own inventions that are also a family favourite. This has also become our Wednesday night supper.
I was also on Slimming World at the time and this was adapted especially for it!
I just love coconut sauces they are always so yummy. They melt in your mouth (no matter what you have them with) and I am in food heaven.
This version has chicken and some of my favourite green beans, so come and join me in food heaven!
Who said that chicken kievs are just for children? Or that you must have the cheap looking ones from the freezer department of your local supermarket?
These are how we have them over lunch and they are delicious. So dig in and enjoy!
Homemade pate was what my parents served at dinner parties when I was growing up. And many of you that are in your 20’s are probably thinking that they are really old school now and totally out of touch with modern day eating.
Well I loved it then and I still love my pate now. Here is my favourite homemade one = chicken liver pate!
I love chicken Fajitas and they just taste amazing and give you a lovely kick of spice. What is not to love? Lots of chicken, wraps, Mexican spices and then whatever vegetables you have in to go on them!
There is no need to sell me these J
I love a chicken casserole on an evening. It is a fantastic way to warm you up in winter and it can just be left to cook away, without you having to make any major effort.
I love Chicken Tikka and its often associated with fattening trips to the Indian Restaurant. Well when I was 16 this was my fuel. I worked in an Indian Takeaway and the owner used to make me this for free as one of the perks of the job.
I would start at 6pm and finish at midnight and would often go to work and would have forgotten to have something to eat before I went and this was what kept me going. And here is a funny chicken quote that you can share on your social media to give your love for chicken alive:
I loved my chicken recipes so much I have done a lower calorie version for the blog! But if you want a reason to eat chicken then these recipe highlights from this collection should make food for thought. Or may have you heading off to make some of them right now 🙂
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