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Healthy Chicken Recipes for P90X

Melinda’s post today was awesome, so I thought I would share it on my site as well. She gives you all some excellent healthy chicken recipes that you can use with P90X, Insanity, or any Beachbody program that you’re following. Here is her post.

healthy chicken recipesIf you’re doing a workout like P90X, Insanity, Tubo Fire, or even Brazil Butt Lift, we all know that the diet is a huge part of getting results! It’s tough to find a good p90x recipe! So, the number one meat that all of these workouts have for you to eat is what? Yep chicken, and if you are like me eating the same chicken all the time can really change your appetite for it! There has to be something we can do about that though. What if there were some new healthy chicken recipes, something different so it’s not the same kind of chicken every night! Well I’ve done my research and went searching for just that, some new p90x recipes for chicken so I wasn’t so sick and tired of the same thing every night. Hope you enjoy these yummy recipes! I know I will!

Healthy Chicken Recipe #1: Spicy Honey Chicken

What you will need:

  • 1 medium sized tomato diced
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 small green pepper, cored, seeded,and chopped
  • 12 Kalamata olives pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 log of polenta

Directions:

1. In a medium sized bowel mix together 2 Tbsp honey, green peppers, tomato,olives, onion, vinegar,olive oil, and salt. Set aside until serving.

2. In a separate bowl, mix jalapeno, 2 Tbsp honey and 1/4 tsp salt together

3. Rub mixture over chicken breast. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

5. Bake chicken in oven 20 minutes on each side or until fully cooked no pink in the middle

6. Grill polenta about 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated throug

7. Top chicken with the tomato mixture you set aside and serve with 3 slices of the polenta

Healthy Chicken Recipe #2: BBQ Chicken with Pear Slaw and Cabbage

What you will need

  • 2 Tbsp fat free milk
  • 1 tsp. splenda
  • 1/8 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce ( find one light in sodium and low in sugar if possible)
  • 3 Tbsp. light mayo
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 8oz bag of shredded cabbage
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 large pears cut and cored and then sliced into thin strips
  • 1 8oz bag of shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp.salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl mix together mayo, vinegar,milk, 1/2 tsp. salt,celery seed and 1 Tbsp of BBQ sauce

2. In a separate bowl mix together cabbage, carrots,and pears. Pour mayo mixute over top mix together and cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours.

3. Heat oven to 450 degrees

4. Remove 2 Tbsp. of BBQ sauce and set aside

5. In a baking dish or on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with non stick cooking spray brush the 4 chicken breast with the remaining BBQ sauce then sprinkle the other 1/2 tsp. salt and the black pepper onto the chicken

6. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until internal temperature is 155 degrees no pink.

7. When done remove from oven and brush on the BBQ sauce you set aside

8. Serve with 1 1/2 cup of the slaw per person.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4 servings
  • * Amount Per Serving
  • * Calories 369
  • * Total Fat (g) 7
  • * Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • * Cholesterol (mg) 86
  • * Sodium (mg) 963
  • * Carbohydrate (g) 43
  • * Fiber (g) 8
  • * Protein (g) 36
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Healthy Chicken Recipe #3: Pineapple Chicken Skewers

What you need:

  • 1 Tbsp. Light teriyaki sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. White vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 scallions cut into 1 in. lengths. including some of the green part
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno chiled seeded and minced( optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger crystallized and minced
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1 14oz can of pineapple chunks in juice

Directions:

1. Drain pineapple juice into a cup and set aside the pineapple chunks in a small bowl

2. Combine pineapple juice, 1/3 cup of ketchup, ginger, salt, jalapeno (optional),teriyaki,vinegar,and garlic. Mix altogether.

3. Cut chicken into chunks try and make them as equal in size as possible. Should make about 32 chunks.

4. Place the chicken in a resealable bag.

5. Pour over the pineapple juice mixture.

6. Mix the chicken up inside. Then reseal and marinate for at least 6 hours.

7. Use small skewers. (If they are wood soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes) Drain chicken reserving the juice in a small sauce pan.

8. Cook the pineapple juice mixture over high heat for about 10 minutes and marinade makes a glaze. Let cool>

9. Now take 1 chunk of chicken, 2 scallion pieces, and a chunk of pineapple onto skewer

10. Brush with the glaze and continue onto the next skewer.

*If you want to add on more chicken and pineapple you can do so. This will make less skewers, but is up to you.

11. Heat broiler or grill. Grill or broil on each side for about 4 minutes. Brush on glaze each time you turn.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 32 skewers
  • * Amount Per Serving
  • * Calories 37
  • * Total Fat (g) 2
  • * Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • * Cholesterol (mg) 10
  • * Sodium (mg) 90
  • * Carbohydrate (g) 4
  • * Protein (g) 4
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Now that you have a few different healthy chicken recipes, why not try them out and see how you like them. I’d love your input and if there is anything that you would do differntly. Eating healthy can be tasty, even if it is chicken all the time. I’d also love to know if you have a recipe that you would want me to try out.

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2 comments

  1. thanks for the post man…also i got a gym membership, and i am on my 4th week, and i have noticed results in my abs and my chest, but not much in my arms…and i’m not sure if im taking in the right amount of calories, i am 5″7 140 pounds, how much calories should i be taking in?

  2. @Dillon. If you’re not trying to gain mass, then around 2,300 cals per day. If you are trying to add on some muscle, then around 3,000 cals per day.

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