Simple Chicken Recipes You Can Prepare At Home for Dinner

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04 Sep, 2018

All Herbed Baked Chicken Breast

Eating healthy is awesome but at times the food, in particular, gets a little too boring. With not many choices you tend to repeat your recipes, this can sometimes ruin your diet. We are thus presenting to you two simple easy to cook chicken recipes that you can have for dinner tonight. They are amazingly delicious and are loaded with all the goodness of homemade spices.

We are talking about chicken breast seasoned with garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. It offers plenty of proteins but has very few calories. You can also enjoy superior health benefits in the form of stronger immunity, healthy bones, weight management, and muscle growth. The best thing is that you can have these delicacies even when you are on a weight loss diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley, divided

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, divided

  •  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Sprinkle 1 tsp parsley and 1 tsp basil evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.

  • Arrange chicken breast halves in the dish, and sprinkle evenly with garlic slices.

  • In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons parsley, 2 teaspoons basil, salt, and red pepper; and sprinkle them over the chicken.

  • Bake covered in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

  • Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

Method

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Sprinkle 1 tsp parsley and 1 tsp basil evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.

  • Arrange chicken breast halves in the dish, and sprinkle evenly with garlic slices.

    • In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons parsley, 2 teaspoons basil, salt, and red pepper; and sprinkle them over the chicken.

  • Bake covered in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

  • Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

Nutritional Info

Serves 4

Nutritional value per serve:

  • Calories 155kcal,

  • Fat 3g,

  • Carbs 4g,

  • Protein 25.5g

Chicken Thai Zoodles

Chicken Thai Zoodles

You don’t have to give up on your favorite dishes if you are on a keto diet, you just need to make a few good chances. Some small changes in the recipes and a few alternate ingredients could still let you enjoy your all-time favorites. I love Chicken Thai Noodles and have been very loyal to this dish for as long as I can remember, and you too could have it even if you are on a fitness diet.

Did you know? Zucchini is a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamins A, C, and B6, and a lot more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp Curry Powder

  • 3.5 oz. Chicken Thigh

  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 1 stalk Spring Onion

  • 1 clove Garlic

  • 1 large Egg

  • 1.4 oz. Bean Sprouts

  • 3.5 oz. Zucchini

  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce

  • 1/8 tsp White Pepper

  • 1 tsp Lime Juice

  • Red chilies, chopped

  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Method

Method
  • Season the chicken with 1/2 tsp Curry Powder and a pinch of Salt and Pepper. Keep aside for a while.

  • Prepare the sauce by combining 1 tsp Soy Sauce, 1/2 tsp. oyster sauce, and 1/8 tsp. white pepper.

  • Finely chop spring onion and garlic and make zoodles out of zucchini.

  • Use a spiralizer to make the zoodles.

  • Fry the seasoned chicken with 1 tbsp. unsalted butter until brown.

  • When done, slice to bite-sized pieces.

  • In the same pan, melt 1 tbsp. of coconut oil on high heat.

  • Sauté chopped spring onion until fragrant.

  • Add chopped garlic and again sauté until fragrant.

  • Crack an egg into the pan and make a scrambled egg.

  • Sauté until slightly brown.

  • Add in bean sprouts and zoodles.

  • Mix everything well together.

  • Add in the fried chicken pieces and stir.

  • Garnish with a few chopped red chilies and squeeze some Lime Juice on top.

  • Serve while hot!

Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info

Yields 1 serve

Nutritional value per serve:

  • Calories 578Kcal,

  • Fat 48g,

  • Carbs 6.5g,

  • Protein 25.5g.

Why not go for a spicy chicken recipe on a keto diet?

Some people prefer to eat too many spices for faster weight loss and to an extent, this is well-founded as a principle too. You can use chili powder, ground cumin, and smoked paprika to pep up the taste of your chicken food. However, it is important to note that classic bean-based chilies are not keto-friendly and you should stay away from them.

We hope you try these delicious simple chicken recipes for dinner tonight. They are made of homemade spices and will only do you good if you eat them in proper amounts. You might also want to have some roasted vegetables along with these non-vegetarian delights if you so like!

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