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Chicken 10 Ways


Eating chicken day in day out can get a little dull, but when you eat low fat, chicken is an undeniably excellent source of lean protein, assuming you remove the skin before eating. To avoid hearing complaints about serving chicken "again," here are 10 low fat chicken recipes to try. Let me add that some folks complain that there's not enough flavor in some chicken recipes. Often what they mean is that there's not enough salt. You are welcome to add more seasoning as you see fit, or to kick up the heat where needed.

Chicken Cacciatore

Low Fat Chicken Cacciatore
Fiona Haynes
Chicken Cacciatore, or hunter's chicken, is one of those dishes that means something different to everyone: tomatoes or no tomatoes, red wine, white wine, or no wine. This Chicken cacciatore is quick, easy, delicious, and features both tomatoes and red wine.

Baked Chicken with Coconut-Peanut Sauce

Creamy Coconut Chicken
Fiona Haynes
This mildly spiced coconut chicken dish tastes richer than it actually is. Lite coconut milk combined with peanut butter makes a delicious sauce to pour over lean chicken breasts before baking. Serve over whole grain rice. This kid-pleasing chicken dish will become a firm family favorite. Feel free to add a tbsp of Thai curry paste if you want a little more spice to your dish.

Pineapple Chicken

Low Fat Pineapple Chicken
Fiona Haynes
This is a simple, sweet and tangy chicken dish that can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Once again, this is a recipe that can be tweaked if you want to turn up the heat a little.

Baked Chicken and Rice

Baked Chicken and Rice
Fiona Haynes
A simple yet delicious baked chicken dish featuring tomatoes, spinach, herbs and rice. The beauty of this baked chicken is that it's a one-dish recipe, which means faster clean up.

Cream of Chicken Soup

Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup
Fiona Haynes
Chicken soup is indeed good for the soul, and cream of chicken soup is one of my favorite kinds. The secret of this cream of chicken soup is that there's actually no cream. This low-fat version of cream of chicken soup is healthier than the regular variety, but just as hearty and delicious.

Grilled Southwestern Chicken

Grilled Southwest Chicken
Fiona Haynes
All that's needed to turn so-called boring, bland chicken breasts in to succulent flavorful chicken for salads, sandwiches or tacos, is to rub them with southwestern spices and grill them.

Lemon Parsley Chicken

Low Fat Lemon Parsley Chicken
Fiona Haynes
Yet another simple chicken dish that makes a succulent and flavorful dish out of a few everyday ingredients. Chicken prepared this way is perfect with salad.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew

Low Fat Crockpot Chicken and Chickpea Stew
Fiona Haynes
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are not as lean as chicken breasts but they still fit well in to a low fat diet. This Middle Eastern-style slow cooker meal of chicken and chickpeas is flavorful, healthy, and will be ready and waiting when you get home from work or an afternoon of errands.

Tangy Chicken Kebabs

Tangy Chicken Kebabs
Fiona Haynes
Chunks of chicken breast are marinated in a spicy yogurt dressing which makes these chicken kebabs tender and succulent. My kids are big fans of this recipe; after all, what's not to like about food on a stick?!

Chicken and Apple Salad

Low Fat Chicken and Apple Salad
Fiona Haynes
This is a great way to use poached chicken or rotisserie chicken. Simply combine chunks of tender chicken breast with crunchy celery and apple; add some raisins, and stir in a creamy, tangy blend of yogurt, fat-free mayonnaise, and a little curry powder. This is delicious with salad greens or as a sandwich filling.

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