How to eat chicken?

In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “How to eat chicken?”. We will also talk more about the nutritional value of chicken and the benefits of eating chicken.

How to eat chicken?

Here we are going to talk about how to prepare and eat chicken using different methods.

Roasted chicken

The exciting way of eating chicken is probably the roasted chicken which is roasted whole in an oven with different marinades and spice rubs depending on personal preferences.

The whole chicken can be marinated with herbs and marinades or rubbed with spice mix or salt mixes and roasted in the oven nice and slow to get that golden outside and a juicy and moist inside.

Grilled chicken

Grilled chicken on the grill or at the barbecue is an easy way of adding chicken to your diet. Just sprinkling with salt and pepper or making it exciting with herbs and spices or a bit of lemon juice, grilled chicken is also a healthy way of incorporating chicken into the diet.

Fried chicken

Fried chicken is probably everyone’s favorite as the crispy and crunchy chicken tossed in herbs and spices deep fried to a golden crust is the most tempting way of eating chicken.

Fried chicken is not the healthiest way of eating chicken, it is full of cholesterol and a lot of added calories which can cause a range of health ailments.

Poached chicken

Poached chicken is the healthiest way anyone can eat chicken as the name suggests it is poached in boiling water with just salt. The poached chicken is silky, soft, and tender if done right. The chicken should not be boiled for too long as it can make the meat tough.

Four cups of water for two chicken breasts is the right way to do it as that much water is just enough to get the best-tasting poached chicken.

Braised chicken

Braised chicken is an easy and quick recipe to make which is a versatile and tasty technique for cooking chicken. The chicken pieces are seared off in a pan or pot and then added to a sauce made of either broth and vegetables or wine and vegetables and slow cooked in the oven or on the stove top. 

Braised chicken is soft, moist, and tender as well as very flavorful as the chicken soaks up all the good flavors from the sauce.

Curried chicken

Chicken cut into smaller pieces cooked in a curry sauce goes well with a bed of rice and is very popular in many countries with its different variations such as butter chicken, and chicken vindaloo. Chicken rogan josh, chicken adobo, chicken Thai red curry, etc.

What is the nutritional value of chicken? 

Chicken is a great source of many vital nutrients and minerals such as protein, niacin, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and potassium which are beneficial for a healthy body.

The nutritional value of  a serving of chicken breast (85 grams) is as follows:

Calories: 122

Protein: 24 grams

Fat: 3 grams

Carbs: 0 grams

Niacin: 51% of the Daily Value

Selenium: 36% of the Daily Value

Phosphorus: 17% of the Daily Value

Vitamin B6: 16% of the Daily Value

Vitamin B12: 10% of the Daily Value

Riboflavin: 9% of the Daily Value

Zinc: 7% of the Daily Value

Thiamine: 6% of the Daily Value

Potassium: 5% of the Daily Value

Copper: 4% of the Daily Value

What are the benefits of eating chicken? 

Adding chicken to the diet can be beneficial as chicken is a good source of protein and is highly nutritious which helps in better bone health, and muscle growth, and supports weight loss.

Vitamin B, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 are abundant in chicken and are vital for the production of energy, a healthy brain, and DNA synthesis. Chicken is also beneficial for thyroid health and fertility as it is a rich source of selenium which is a trace mineral.

While talking about the benefits of eating chicken, one should not forget all the benefits also depend on how the chicken meat is prepared. If the chicken is fried or deep fried in oil, then it may pose a risk to heart health and can increase cholesterol levels.

The best way to get all the benefits of eating chicken is by using healthy cooking methods such as boiling, grilling, and baking.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the query, “How to eat chicken?”. We also talked about the nutritional value of chicken and the benefits of eating chicken.

I hope you find this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

References

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-chicken-good-for-you

https://www.tastingtable.com/386891/different-ways-to-cook-chicken/

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