Chicken, otherwise known as Gallus Domesticus for all you Latin buffs, is a very popular food both here in the states and around the world. Cooking boneless skinless chicken breast is a great choice for a healthy gourmet meal. Because chicken is a low-fat high protein powerhouse and because of its flexibility in preparation, it is a popular choice for many athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Boneless, skinless chicken can be prepared in a variety of ways including:
Chicken is quick and easy to make and not only will it taste great but it provides a much healthier option for those on a diet or who simply wish to watch what they and their families eat. Many of us who practice healthy eating despise the idea of eating the same meal day in and day out just because it’s healthy. But boneless skinless chicken breast doesn’t have to be flavorless. There are many different ways to spice up flavor without compromising our health goals through the use of sauces and marinades like:
Boneless skinless chicken also offers so many health benefits. Chicken is a very good source of the cancer-preventative B vitamin, niacin. A 4 oz. boneless chicken breast has 120 calories with 1.5 grams of fat and a whopping 24 grams of protein
per serving. With 80 percent of the calories coming from protein, chicken gives us plenty of building blocks for muscle growth and repair. Chicken breast is also loaded with Amino Acids. Essential Amino Acids help form muscle tissue and increase fat metabolism. If you are trying to lose weight and reduce calories, lean chicken is great! It is relatively low in calories and has a high nutritional value. Chicken is great for meat lovers who are looking for ways to reduce fat in their diets. The fat in chicken is also less saturated than beef fat. Along with protein, boneless skinless chicken breast is a good source of selenium, vitamin B6 and phosphorus. Boneless skinless chicken breast is delicious, nutritious and a wonderful addition to your meal plan.Josh RaffertyJosh was one of 16 fighters from across the United States to compete on The Ultimate Fighter Season 1, which airs on Spike TV still today. As a Mixed Martial Arts Veteran, Josh has had over 25 fights since 1998 and continues his career into 2009. Josh is also a coach and mentor to many amateur and professional fighters in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH.