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shazlandshazland Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member
I'm facing another night of chicken breasts. Has anyone got any ideas of what to do with them (healthy low cal of course) Thanks all!
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  • shazlandshazland Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member
    Not really. Chicken breast is chicken breast. Are you purposefully eating boring food choices, or are you stuck with nothing else to eat?

    Lol! I just have no imagination
  • shazlandshazland Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member
    Have you got any other suggestions?
  • lucys1225lucys1225 Posts: 597Member Member Posts: 597Member Member
  • colors_fadecolors_fade Posts: 468Member Member Posts: 468Member Member
    Dice up and cook slowly with some taco seasoning. Will be useful all week.

    I make burritos with my chicken breast all the time. Beats eating them plain. A tortilla shell will run you 160 calories. Throw in some lettuce, tomato, whatever veg you prefer. A little sour cream if you have the calorie room. Mine usually come in around 450 calories for a 4 oz. chicken breast burrito with an ounce of sour cream.
  • kommodevarankommodevaran Posts: 17,960Member Member Posts: 17,960Member Member
    shazland wrote: »
    Not really. Chicken breast is chicken breast. Are you purposefully eating boring food choices, or are you stuck with nothing else to eat?

    Lol! I just have no imagination
    Some of my dinners this, previous and next weeks: Salmon, rice, green beans. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, oven roasted brussel sprouts. Pork chop, barley, peas. Chili with lamb mince, squash, peppers, canned tomatoes, beans. Risott with mushrooms and celery and edamame, and parmesan. Pasta shells with ricotta and peas. Ground beef, bulgur, olives, onion, with tzatziki (Greek yogurt and cucumber). Fry up sausages, potatoes, onions, and egg - baked beans on the side. Lasagna. Mackerel, potatoes, bechamel sauce, cucumber salad.
  • MichelleSilverleafMichelleSilverleaf Posts: 2,038Member Member Posts: 2,038Member Member
    I like making marinades for chicken breast. This one is a particular favourite: https://www.momontimeout.com/the-best-chicken-marinade-recipe/
  • DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 1,921Member Member Posts: 1,921Member Member
    Stir fries, anything tex-mex, arroz con poyo, sandwiches, pot pie, stew, soup, etc.

    Chicken is the blank canvas of the food world. Do whatever you want with it.
  • firecat1987firecat1987 Posts: 801Member, Premium Member Posts: 801Member, Premium Member
    Try some Marinades! I marinade my chicken to death to give it some flavor. I even switch up different parts of the chicken to vary my diet.
  • toxikontoxikon Posts: 2,390Member Member Posts: 2,390Member Member
    Butter chicken is my default when I'm sick of chicken. Butter chicken makes everything better.
  • LounmounLounmoun Posts: 8,433Member Member Posts: 8,433Member Member
    Soup, stew, curry
    Sandwich
    Salad ingredient
    Tacos, nachos, fajitas, etc
    Use for pizza topping
    Stir fry
    Casserole
    Add to pasta or zoodles
    Plain grilled or baked
    With things like salsa, bbq sauce, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbs, spices

    There are thousands of chicken recipes on any recipe site. Look at pinterest.
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/659/meat-and-poultry/chicken/chicken-breasts/
  • Francl27Francl27 Posts: 26,391Member Member Posts: 26,391Member Member
    I switched to chicken quarters/thighs, lol. I'm so sick of chicken breast.

    They're best cubed, marinated, and grilled IMO, but it's not always convenient in the Summer, obviously. I like making sweet and sour chicken, chicken parm, and chicken cordon bleu but it's not exactly very low cal (I use egg then bread crumbs for the last two, and bake).

    You can always cut them in small pieces and do a stir fry. I'm just pretty bad finding reasonably priced veggies or even spices for that.
  • lightenup2016lightenup2016 Posts: 736Member, Premium Member Posts: 736Member, Premium Member
    Dice up and cook slowly with some taco seasoning. Will be useful all week.

    I make burritos with my chicken breast all the time. Beats eating them plain. A tortilla shell will run you 160 calories. Throw in some lettuce, tomato, whatever veg you prefer. A little sour cream if you have the calorie room. Mine usually come in around 450 calories for a 4 oz. chicken breast burrito with an ounce of sour cream.

    This is one of my family's favorites--shredded chicken tacos!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Posts: 1,000Member Member Posts: 1,000Member Member
    I don't use chicken breasts for anything anymore...I always substitute thighs. A few more calories, but SO much tastier.
  • JennJ323JennJ323 Posts: 513Member Member Posts: 513Member Member
    Take the chicken and season with salt & pepper. Place on a piece of foil, brush a little ranch on the chicken, throw some pieces of broccoli (fresh or frozen) in with the chicken and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Fold up the foil to make a packet, bake at 350* for 25 minutes. It's delightful!

    You can also drizzle the ranch over the chicken/broc/cheese before folding the packet, instead of brushing it on just the chicken.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,588Member Member Posts: 36,588Member Member
    Usually some kind of marinade...grilled...with a side of some kind of vegetable and a starch or grain.

    I eat a lot of other things besides chicken breast though...shrimp, cod, salmon, tuna, mahi-mahi, lean cuts of beef and pork, I like grilling burgers, etc. Dieting doesn't have to be boring.
  • boehleboehle Posts: 4,387Member Member Posts: 4,387Member Member
    shazland wrote: »
    I'm facing another night of chicken breasts. Has anyone got any ideas of what to do with them (healthy low cal of course) Thanks all!

    Garlic salt, Pepper and Cajun seasoning is what I had on mine, then a side of sauteed cucumbers.
    or the same on top of some spaghetti squash with cheese.
  • boehleboehle Posts: 4,387Member Member Posts: 4,387Member Member
    Dice up and cook slowly with some taco seasoning. Will be useful all week.

    I make burritos with my chicken breast all the time. Beats eating them plain. A tortilla shell will run you 160 calories. Throw in some lettuce, tomato, whatever veg you prefer. A little sour cream if you have the calorie room. Mine usually come in around 450 calories for a 4 oz. chicken breast burrito with an ounce of sour cream.

    I made chicken tacos the other night, with low carb shells which are 120 cals per shell.
    So good and I can eat them for lunches for days.
  • brembimaebrembimae Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I used to run into the same problem. I just use different seasonings. I love the slap ya mama seasoning, the mccormicks montreal chicken and steak, or try marinading it.
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