A 100-gram serving of chicken breast contains 22 grams of proteins, 9 grams of fat, and a total calorie count of 168 calories. This excellent lean protein source is versatile and easy to cook. Eating chicken helps in stimulating metabolic activity and regulating body cholesterol Levels. The selenium in chicken helps protect the body against degenerative disease and neural problems. Tryptophan in it leads to a sense of relief and comfort, often causing increased serotonin levels in the body.
It is preferable to use cooking methods like boiling, grilling, roasting, and baking, avoid cooking methods that involve a lot of frying and adding fat. As unhealthy preparations can increase health risks, and the number of calories consumed.
Boiling chicken is the healthiest way of consuming chicken as it ensures that no additional fats are added to the chicken while cooking. This preparation can become very bland and tasteless if you consume chicken regularly; hence it is advised to cycle through a variety of cooking methods to enjoy eating chicken as a part of your diet.
For variety, Marinate the breast in some yogurt or sear them in spices according to your taste, and shallow fry them in a non-stick pan using oil spray or microwave according to convenience. Serve it with cooked veggies for a nutritious meal or mix it in pasta or can of cream of mushroom soup and serve it with rice.
You can also consider baking the chicken by rubbing some olive oil on it and surround it with your favorite herbs, vegetables and place it in baking pan at 350 degrees until brown. Most of the fat in chicken is in the skin, and if you are worried about fat, you can discard it.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin A, B, D various minerals, including phosphorous and iron. It can be enjoyed in a variety of preparations making it a healthy and delicious protein source of protein. Make sure you don’t deep fry it often and check the chicken is cooked properly before eating.