Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes are fast becoming one of the most sought-after recipes in recent times. The reasons for this are not far-fetched. One of them is the fact that chicken breasts have been discovered to be in low in fat.
Another reason for the love of chicken breasts and its recipes is the love for chicken recipes coupled with the fact that chicken breasts can be easily manipulated by the cook or whoever is in charge of using the meat. It is worth noting that even with the relative flexibility of cooking the chicken breast, this part of the chicken has one major downside which is as a result of its low level of fat which results in the meat drying out faster than other forms of meat.
Regardless of the drawback, chicken breasts still make good meals and some of the healthy chicken recipes that you use to thrill your family and loved ones are briefly discussed below.
Chicken Breast Enchiladas
The recipe is simple to prepare with many of the ingredients required available at your local grocery store. A can of condensed cream of chicken soup which should weight about 10.75 ounce, a cup and half of sour cream, a quarter teaspoon of chili powder, chopped small onion, one package of mild taco seasoning mix, a tablespoon of butter, a teaspoon of lime juice, half teaspoon of onion powder, 5 flour tortillas of about 12 inch, half teaspoon of garlic powder, three cups of cheddar cheese which has been shredded and divided, a bunch of chopped and divided green onions, a can of drained chopped green chilies, one 6 ounce can of sliced black olives, a cup of water, one can of Enchilada sauce, and of course, the skinless and boneless chicken breast meat of about two pounds that has been cut into chunks.
Having mentioned the different ingredients required for this recipe chicken breast, it is equally and probably more important that we illustrate on the process of making the meal.
The first step would be placing the chicken in a large pot of water with the water covering the chicken. The bowl is then brought to boil over high heat after which the heat is reduced and the bowl covered until the pieces of chicken are no longer pink which should take around ten minutes. The chicken is then shredded using two forks to pull the meat apart. Once this is done, put the meat aside and proceed to make a mixture of the chicken soup cream, sour cream and chili powder preferably in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to simmer over low heat and occasionally stir heat before turning the heat off and covering it to ensure it stays warm.
The second of the recipe would begin with heating the butter over medium heat and stir in the onion before cooking and stirring the onion until it softens and turns translucent which should take about five minutes. The shredded meat should then be added along with the chopped green chilies and taco seasoning not forgetting the chopped green onion and water. The mixture should be simmered for about 10 minutes, stirring in the lime juice, garlic powder, and onion powder and allowed to simmer for another ten minutes.
Step 3 involves preheating the oven to a temperature of 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C as the case may be. A cup of the soup mixture should be stirred with the chicken mixture into the skillet. The remainder of the soup should then be spread on the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
The next step is to fill each tortilla with the chicken mixture after which the cheddar cheese is sprinkled on the chicken filling before the tortillas are folded with half of the shredded cheese reserved to be used as topping for the enchiladas. The tortillas should then be folded over the filling and placed seam-side down in the pan.
The final preparation stage is where you pour the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and you cover with the one and half cups of cheddar cheese remaining and the chopped green onions and sliced olives remaining sprinkled. The last act would be baking the preparation in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbling. This should take about twenty-five minutes and your chicken breast is ready to eat.
Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Tarragon Sauce Recipe
This is another excellent chicken breast recipe that will be enjoyed by anyone that is fortunate to have a bite of it. Just like the recipe discussed above, the ingredients for this recipe and even fewer and the preparation is a lot easier compared with the chicken breast enchiladas recipe.
The ingredients needed are eight sprigs fresh tarragon, two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 250ml of soya cream, a teaspoon of roughly grounded mixed peppercorns, a teaspoon of salt flakes, chicken breasts with the skin on, and a couple of lemons.
The first stage of preparation will be to preheat the oven to about 200 degrees after which you cut one of the lemons into 7 fine slices and make a juice from the remainder and set them aside. Each slice of lemon should be inserted under the skin of each of the chicken breast alongside a sprig of tarragon, putting the preparation in a roasting pan. Sprinkle the grounded pepper and salt over the chicken, Drizzling with the extra-virgin olive oil and roast for about thirty-five minutes.
After roasting the chicken, transfer it to a plate and keep it warm. The roasting pan should be put over a low heat on the hob with lemon juice added. A wooden spatula will be needed for stirring and scraping up the bits that might have gotten stuck to the bottom of the tin. Soya cream is then added to the mixture and stirred meticulously.
The last part will be to return the chicken to the tin and the sauce spooned over. The remainder of the tarragon and lemon slices is used for garnishing the chicken and your chicken breast is ready to eat.
The recipes mentioned above are just some of the many ways of making your chicken breasts and thrilling the taste buds of your loved ones.