Find out how to cook healthy dinner using these easy Chicken Recipes to cook the best oven baked meals for delicious healthy eating. Use these simple sauce recipes to add tasty flavor to your healthy diet food for dinner that your family savors.
Chicken is one of my favorite health foods for my low fat diet. Nearly all their parts can be used to make savory dishes in many ways. These healthy meals recipes are great to make oven roasted, baked, grilled, crock pot, and skillet meals for healthy eating.
Poultry is an excellent source of protein. Most of their meat have less than half the saturated fat of a Choice grade rib-eye steak.
I use lean breasts in many of my easy and healthy recipes because they are simple to cook, delicious and great for reducing cholesterol and make effective diet meals for weight loss, with the help of a daily exercise routine.
Easy Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe
An easy to make oven baked and delicious healthy meal for dinner ideas. The lean meat can be used to make sandwiches for quick healthy lunch.
Baked Poultry Breasts, Legs, Thighs and Drumsticks
Try to use the same cut for this healthy recipe. After cooking with this recipe a few times, I have found that it is best to use one cut for each meal so they all can be cooked evenly (all breasts or all thighs).
Use 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on (I take the skin off for low fat diet) pieces and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted) or olive oil, and salt (I use spice to substitute for salt) and pepper. Check out the different sauce recipes below for more healthy cooking ideas.
Adjust an oven rack to the upper-middle position and heat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking-pan bottom with foil and lay the pat dry bird skin-side up in the baking-pan. Brush it with the melted butter or olive oil and season with salt or spice , and pepper to taste.
Cook for about 30 to 50 minutes or til the pieces register 175°F on your kitchen thermometer. If you want to do it manually, you can check them by cutting into the pieces to see if the juice that comes out is pink or clear. If the juice is pink, cook them a little long and is done when the juice is clear.
BAKED WITH HONEY AND MUSTARD
You can use this sauce recipe to flavor your low fat meal with a delicious taste of mustard.
Mix 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Apply over the bird several times during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
HONEY-BAKED WITH GINGER AND SOY
Another great sauce with an Asian flavor for your meal. Mix 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter or olive oil with one tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Rub the butter underneath the skin of the chicken. Apply the skin with the melted butter or olive oil and season with salt (optional/or spice) and pepper to taste.
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, brush it with 2 tablespoons honey, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.