Now that my fitness is back in check, I've started cooking healthier dishes, specifically ones that are higher in protein (I never seem to get enough protein in my diet, for some reason). I'm usually a happy camper just munching on veggies, salads, and fruits, so I've started incorporating more protein in my diet. I especially love getting my protein in by drinking a shake (see this post for a delicious protein shake recipe I did a while ago), but sometime it's best to consume it the natural way through lean meats.
Last week, I cooked a huge batch of chicken breast tenders, which was great because I had them throughout the week for various meals (I made wraps, salads, ate them with potatoes and veggies, etc).
Below is my homemade recipe that I used (it has some Middle Eastern spices, which I love). I also ended up using the chicken for a southwest salad, which turned out really good (recipe also below). What ways do you cook chicken? I find that chicken sometimes gets boring, so I'd love to know how you marinate it, cook it, eat it, etc. Please comment below.
Chicken Breast Tenders
Note: I don't really measure anything when I cook, I just sprinkle everything so the spices coat one side of the chicken, and then I flip the chicken over and do the same to the other side. To last me the week, I cooked roughly 2 lbs of chicken.
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Garlic powder
- All spice
- 7 spices (a Middle Eastern spice)
- Cinnamon (go easy on this, or it will be all you taste)
- Ketchup (about one teaspoon per breast, spread)
Southwest Chicken Salad
This salad was super easy to prepare, because I had already cooked the chicken the day before.
- Chicken from the recipe above, cut into cubes
- Romaine lettuce
- Bell pepper
- Black Beans
- Tortilla strips (optional; I didn't add this to keep it healthy)
- Shredded cheese (optional; I didn't add this to keep it healthy)