You love chicken but are afraid you will gain weight if you gorge on your favorite chicken recipes too much. Before all the guilt flows over you, remind yourself that chicken is a good source of protein and low on cholesterol – which translates to it being a healthy food option for meat eaters. Here are a few low carb chicken recipes that you can enjoy every day:
Chicken Noodle Soup
A quintessential favorite, the chicken noodle soup is a complete meal that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 cup onion chopped, 4 (14 oz) cans chicken broth, 1 (14 oz) can vegetable broth, 1/2 lbs diced cooked chicken, 1 and 1/2 cup egg noodles, sliced carrots, sliced spring onions (green), herbs – dried basil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste
Preparation: Pour 1 tablespoon oil in a pot and fry the onions till they are tender, pour the broths, chicken, carrots, noodles, herbs, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
Calories: Approx 160 Calories per serving.
Salads preserve the nutrients in the food like no other recipe can. One of the best low carb chicken recipe that can make you full and help you lose weight.
Ingredients:1 grilled chicken breast cut in cubes, 1/2 green bell pepper sliced, 1/2 lettuce sliced, 1 medium sized tomato diced, barbecue sauce and mayonnaise, salt to taste
Preparation: Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Mix a portion of the barbecue sauce and mayonnaise and pour over the salad for dressing.
Calorie: 170 Calories per serving, go for fat-free mayonnaise.
One of the tastiest low carb chicken recipes for many winter evenings. A healthy and nourishing comfort food that won’t let you put on weight.
Ingredients: Boneless and skinless chicken cut into thick slices, chicken stock, paprika, black pepper, oil, flour, cut and diced mushrooms, pressed garlic, sour cream, chopped parsley and salt to taste.
Preparation: Mix the chicken, paprika, black pepper, salt and flour in a bowl. Heat the oil in a skillet and shallow fry the chicken in it. Once the chicken is done, set it aside and pour in the diced mushrooms and garlic in the same pan. After a minute, add the chicken stock and stir till it thickens. Now add the chicken and after about 5 minutes pour in a little bit of the sour cream and the chopped parsley. Check for salt, add if necessary. Chicken stroganoff is ready to be served. Tastes best on Indian basmati rice.
Calorie: 400 Calories per serving.
Asian Lettuce Wraps with Ground Chicken
This is a mouthwatering low carb chicken recipes for those who love Asian chicken preparations. Quick, easy, healthy and tasty, what more could you possibly want?
Ingredients: Ground Chicken, lettuce wraps, 1 medium onion chopped, pressed garlic, 1 spring onion(green) chopped, a portion of ginger finely chopped, water chestnuts or peanuts finely chopped, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar, oil and salt to taste.
Preparation: Heat oil in a wok and add the ground chicken. Cook till it is brown and set aside. Add onions, garlic, peanuts, green onions, ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar and salt and once it looks done, add the ground chicken. Stir for 2 minutes. Wash and pat dry lettuce leaves carefully so as not to tear them. Put in the chicken from the wok on the lettuce leaves to imitate a wrap.
Calorie: 400 Calories per serving.
Herb and Garlic Chicken
Out of the many low carb chicken recipes from the Middle East, the herb and garlic chicken rules for sure. Whether you are cooking for yourself or your guests, this recipe just works at all levels.
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, garlic (minced and lots of it), lemon juice, herbs – mint, thyme and oregano, black pepper, yogurt and salt to taste.
Preparation: Marinate the chicken with the garlic and herbs for 30 minutes. Grill on high heat for 6-7 minutes or till chicken is cooked and slightly charred at some places but not burnt. When done, brush the chicken with oil and lemon juice. Tastes best when served with yogurt mixed with garlic and black pepper.
Calorie: 300 Calories per serving.