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My last few recipes have been fish recipes. Healthy they are, but it can be hard to find good fish if you aren't close to the coast, and if you already don't like fish then low quality fish can make a fish based dish even worse.
So the next recipes will all be chicken based single/multi serve dinners. I'll confess, I'm not a huge fish fan, so this is getting into recipes that I prefer more and tend to make more often.
There are several different ways to cook chicken, you can grill it, fry it, crock pot it, stew it, but in my opinion, thee's one way that's superior to all others if you're making just one meal for yourself, and that's baking it.
Cooking chicken isn't very hard, it's really hard to burn chicken unless you are willfully trying to overcook it, however, there's a difference between moist, juicy chicken and overcooked, dry, chewy chicken. A lot of my friends like to grill their chicken and it ends up dry and over cooked, those who cook it using a pan and the stove end up with the same issue.
My method of baking the chicken resolves the issue. I'd say that it's brilliant, but it's really not that complicated.
Step 1: Apply moisture.
Step 2: Use a high temperature
Step 3: Use a low cook time.
The end result is a tender, juicy, chicken breast that you won't have to soak in sauce to make edible.
This recipe is a great example of how it works. You use a little bit of may or olive oil to keep the chicken moist, add some seasoning, and you end up with a healthy, tasty meal that can be accentuated with pasta, rice, vegetables, or some mixture of the above.
Did I mention that it's healthy? Even if you use mayo instead of olive oil and throw on that cheese, you're still looking at less than 200 calories for your main course. And if you choose healthy sides like green beans and brown rice you'll easily clock in at under 300 calories.
If you want to log this recip on MyFitnessPal, go here.