3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss

When you’re trying to eat smart so many people eat a simple, plain chicken and veg diet.  Mainly with the belief that foods are boring when trying to lose weight! Read on to find 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss that aren’t boring and can easily be used for dinners and lunches to provide plenty of variety!

Eating the same chicken dish week in week out can also leave you lacking in other foods that contain much-needed vitamins and minerals!  It’s crucial to gain a variety of different types of food across the week to ensure you have a well-balanced diet to supercharge your weight loss, your health, and your energy.

Maybe we stick to the same basic chicken and veg for the simple reason of ease.  It’s easy to track calories if we eat the same meal!

Afterall, there is no meal or chicken dish that helps us lose weight.  The only way to lose weight is to sit inside a calorie deficit.

Meaning we consume fewer calories than our total daily calorie requirement – it’s in my opinions easier to create a sustainable calorie deficit through food than purely just exercise alone.  however, both food and exercise combine you will see a far greater calorie deficit if your goal is to lose weight.

There is no ideal chicken dish or superfood to help – other than tracking your calories using something like MyFitnessPal.com

now you have the 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss below you can add the ingredients to the myfitnesspal app and never have to input it again!  Making tracking your daily calories even easier.

Below are the 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss

1) 10-MINUTE THAI BASIL CHICKEN (EASY GAI PAD KRAPOW)

3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss

Image via https://thewoksoflife.com

There are a select few really good meals in this world that take just 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

This Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow) is one of them.

And it isn’t one of those rush jobs either. This isn’t an episode of 30 Minute Meals, where Rachel Ray comes up with an ambitious 3-part menu and screeches into the finish line at the end, unceremoniously dumping all of her dishes into serving bowls and delivering her end-of-show sign-off with a sense of tired relief. This is going to be a relaxed 10 minutes of cooking.

To prove it to you, I will proceed to outline how each one of those minutes is going to be spent:

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3 Thai bird chilies or holland chilies, de-seeded (if desired) and thinly sliced
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 bunch holy basil or Thai basil leaves

Instructions:

Minute 1: You’re going to walk leisurely over to your fridge and pull out a pack of ground chicken. Then you’re going to chop up 3 chilies. They don’t have to be pretty.
Minute 2: You’re going to peel and slice 3 shallots. My trick? Cutting off both ends, sweeping my knife lengthwise across the shallot, and peeling off the outside in one fell swoop before slicing. Oh, and if you can’t find shallots, a red onion will do just fine.
Minute 3: Following the same pattern from the previous step, you’re going to slice 5 cloves of garlic. Hint: smashing them with the side of your knife makes ’em a lot easier to peel. Yay garlic!
Minute 4: You’re going to heat a wok over high heat (not medium high. HIGH.), and then add a few tablespoons of oil, along with your prepared chilies, shallots, and garlic.
Minute 5: You will allow said oil, chilis, shallots, and garlic to do their work in said wok, stirring occasionally to help them along a bit.
Minute 6: You’ll add the ground chicken and start breaking it up.
Minute 7: You will continue cooking the ground chicken until browned. How is this happening so quickly? Answer: your stove is cranked up as high as it will go.
Minute 8: You’ll throw in some sugar, soy sauce and fish sauce, and stir-fry everything together. You are a kitchen genius.
Minute 9: You’ll deglaze the pan (which is just a fancy way of saying “scrape up all the brown bits”) with broth, and toss in a bunch of Thai basil leaves.
Minute 10: You’re almost home free. Just continue stir-frying over high heat until most of the liquid is cooked off and the basil is wilted.

And that, my friends, is dinner. 10 ingredients, 10 minutes. All you need is a bowl of rice to serve it with.

Read on for the original version of the Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow) recipe instructions, this time with visual aids from thewoksoflife.com

https://thewoksoflife.com/2016/06/thai-basil-chicken-pad-krapow/

AUTHOR Sarah from the woks of life

2) CREAMY PARMESAN CHICKEN AND MUSHROOMS

Let’s recap – eating the same chicken dish week in week out doesn’t provide you with a variety of vitamins and minerals – it’s key to vary your food choices if you truly want fat loss. Above anything else, you’ll have tons more energy, sleep better and your enjoy your food 10x more… who doesn’t want that? Anyhow, here’s recipe no2 of our 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss:

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss

One pan creamy parmesan chicken and mushrooms is a simple skillet meal that requires only 30 minutes and packs a huge punch of tasty flavors.

Image via https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/creamy-parmesan-chicken-mushrooms/

Now you can use either chicken thighs (boneless skinless, or bone-in and skin-on, your preference) or boneless skinless chicken breasts, it’s totally your call. As far as mushrooms go, I highly recommend fresh mushrooms rather than canned mushrooms.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6large chicken thighs, OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 3tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2/3cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 3tablespoons butter
  • 2teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2tablespoons flour
  • 1cup chicken broth
  • 1cup half and half OR heavy cream (for richer, creamier flavor use heavy cream)
  • 2/3cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for topping
  • fresh parsley or thyme, for topping

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and toss.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken on both sides doe 2-4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Add butter to pan and stir until melted. Stir in garlic and mushrooms. Continue to cook 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat until butter begins to darken and mushrooms are tender.
  4. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir to combine. Whisk in chicken broth and milk or heavy cream. Stir in parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Return chicken to pan and spoon a little of the sauce over the chicken. Cover and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Spoon more sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with cracked black pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley or thyme and serve immediately.

Read on for the original version of the CREAMY PARMESAN CHICKEN AND MUSHROOMS recipe instructions, this time with visual aids and all the info needed at: https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/creamy-parmesan-chicken-mushrooms/

AUTHOR TIFFANY from le crème de la crumb

3) How to Make Quick And Easy Chicken Wraps

This recipe is one of my favourite from these 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss, it’s ideal for both dinner and lunch.  Plus it takes no time at all to prep and make.  Give it a go and shout with any questions about any of today’s recipes below in the comments box:

 

Learn How To Make Chicken Wraps Recipe from Chef Smita Deo only on Get Curried. Check out the full video above!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. Oil 1 tsp.

Garlic Paste 1 tsp.

Ginger Paste 500 gms.

Boneless Chicken, cubed 1 tsp.

Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp.

Turmeric Powder 1 tbsp.

Cumin Seed Powder 1 tbsp.

Coriander Seed Powder Salt, to taste

For Mint & Coriander Chutney:-

½ cup Mint Leaves,

finely chopped 1 cup Coriander Leaves,

finely chopped 2 cloves of Garlic

1 Green Chilli

Juice of half a lemon

Salt, to taste 1 tbsp. Curd

For the Wraps:-

Wheat Chapatis Red,

Green and Yellow Bell peppers,

finely chopped Onions,

finely chopped Tomatoes,

seeded and chopped Green Chillies,

finely chopped Chaat Masala Grated Cheese

Method:

  1. Heat oil and saute the ginger-garlic paste in it.
  2. Add chicken to this and saute for a minute.
  3. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder, salt and cook everything covered with a lid on a low flame.
  4. Grind all the chutney ingredients in a mixer/grinder and keep the chutney aside.
  5. Assemble the wraps as shown in the video and serve.

Quick and Easy Chicken Wraps are ready! HAPPY COOKING!

HOST Smita Deo from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS5hB9ELKbc

There we have it, 3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes for fat loss.  Adding variety, kicking food boredom in the nuts and using MyFitnessPal you can track your calories to ensure you sit within a  calorie deficit!

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