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Diet Recipe for Chicken

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Chicken Recipe Lowest in Calories, Fat

If you're seeking to prepare a recipe featuring chicken for your weight loss plan that is the least in energy values, then roasting it plain in the oven is as best as it gets.

Top with a little salt, pepper or lemon pepper - or one of the light, low calorie glazes.

Fact is, whenever we start adding ingredients to a natural food, that's when the energy values begin to increase.

However, simply eating meat - although a rich source of protein, isn't a healthy solution to losing unwanted body fat.

Sure, the amount of protein in the meat will assist in quelling appetite - but so will other foods that are rich in such.

Examples include: beans and legumes, seeds, nuts and eggs.

Therefore, let's enjoy a simple recipe for chicken which incorporates other healthy foods - and which is so low in calories that it can fit very easily into your healthy weight loss plan.

The Recipe Ingredient List

2 small chicken breasts, with skin, bones and visible fat removed
1 cup of prepared wild rice, commercially prepared package
1/3 cup of dried cranberries OR dried apricots OR dried golden raisins
1/4 cup of chopped English walnuts OR sliced almonds OR chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon of your favorite jelly, jam or preserves such as apple, apricot, peach, pineapple, grape

How to Prepare this Chicken & Wild Rice Recipe

Roast the chicken breast in the oven OR on the stove top.

Use minimal added oil or cooking spray if necessary.

In order to avoiding additional fat to the recipe, I usually cover my chicken about halfway up with water and turn it midway through cooking.

Once it is fully done, I can remove any excess water and the chicken will start to express its natural oils into the pan, giving it that rich, golden color.

While the meat is cooking you can prepare the wild rice.

You may need to add a bit of margarine along with the water for preparation - but its such a minimal amount that it's not going to impact the calorie values in a substantial way.

Once the wild rice is tender, add the dried fruit and chopped nuts. Stir in the fruit preserves. If you wish, you can use any of your favorite sauces rather than the preserves.

Serving Suggestions

To serve, put one-half of the wild rice and fruit mixture on your plate. Carefully add the chicken breast to the top.

Serve alongside a salad mix with light dressing. Also add a low calorie beverage and a whole grain dinner roll to your meal.

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