5 low calorie chicken dishes in dieting

December 11, 2018 • By Sophia Smith

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We live to eat and when the proofs of being foodie come out through our body then we decide to calm ourselves from taking the foods that we love to eat. We start dieting. Honestly speaking dieting is not a fun thing to do. Yeah we get inspired at the time of beginning but later the enthusiasm starts getting faded.

I think that is the time to eat something very delicious from restraining us to eat dull diet foods. But what if the food we take is delicious as well carries low calories. Sounds really good right?

To help you find that kind of items today we will see some delicious chicken items that are easy to cook and of course contain low amount of calorie. So I think you don’t need to absently search staff like how to cook London broil on internet anymore. You can try some real meat items from now:

  1. Chicken veggie Skillet

Less than 230 calories

Prep. Time= around 30 minutes

Can be served for 5 people

Required ingredients:

  •         1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  •         500 grams trimmed asparagus and cut into 1-inch pieces
  •         1/2 cup chicken stock
  •         2 tablespoons cubed cold butter
  •         200 grams sliced fresh mushrooms
  •         1/2 teaspoon salt
  •         1/4 teaspoon pepper
  •         6 teaspoons olive oil
  •         1 small onion, sliced
  •         2 garlic cloves, minced

The way of cooking:

First sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper then heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Now add the sprinkled chicken into the oil and stir it for 3-4 minutes.

Now take mushrooms and onions into 2 teaspoons oil in the pan and stir it for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until tender and when it is done replace the pan with asparagus then cook it for 2-3 minutes using same amount of oil until crisp-tender.

This time take the chicken stock and cook the liquid 2-3 minutes until it reduces to 2 tablespoons. Lastly add three items together into the liquid of chicken stock over medium heat and stir it for 2-3 minutes. Then after removing from heat stir it by putting teaspoon butter on it.    

  1. Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

Around 250 calories

Prep. Time= 30 minutes

Can be served for 5 people

Required ingredients:

  •         6 boneless skinless medium sized chicken thighs
  •         1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  •         1/2 teaspoon pepper
  •         2 teaspoons olive oil
  •         4 sliced shallots
  •         1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •         300 grams fresh trimmed spinach
  •         1/4 teaspoon salt
  •         1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

The way of cooking:

First sprinkle the chicken properly with salt and pepper. Now take nonstick skillet and put oil into it. Over medium heat add chicken into the skillet and cooks for 6 -7 minutes each side of the thigh. Then remove the thighs and keep it warm.

After that take shallots on the pan and cook until tender. Now boil chicken broth till the liquid becomes half of the amount. Then time to add spinach and salt into it. Cook until the spinach gets wilted. Lastly stir the spinach in sour cream. Keep it juicy.

Serve the spinach with chicken pieces on it.

  1. Lemon Garlic Chicken on slow cooker

Less than 200 calories

Prep. Time= around 3 hours 30 minutes

Can be served for 6 people

Required ingredients:

  •         1 teaspoon dried oregano
  •         1/2 teaspoon salt
  •         1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •         2 pound boneless chicken breast
  •         2 tablespoons butter
  •         1/4 cup water
  •         3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  •         2 cloves garlic, minced
  •         1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  •         1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

The way of cooking:

First mix the oregano, pepper and salt properly. Then rub the mixture into the chicken breast. Over medium heat melt the butter in the skillet. Cook the chicken into the butter for both side 3 to 5 minutes until it gets brown. Now place the chicken in a slow cooker carefully.

Now take water, lemon juice, garlic, and bouillon then mix it in the skillet and boil the mixture. After boiling it pour over the chicken with mixture in the cooker.

Lastly cover the cooker and cook high for 3 hours. 15 minutes before ending the cook add the parsley into the cooker.

  1. Chicken Taco Filling

Around 150 calories

Prep. Time= around 6 hours

Can be served for 4 people

Required ingredients:

  •         1 (1.25 ounce) package dry taco seasoning mix
  •         1 cup chicken broth
  •         1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts

The way of cooking:

Take the taco seasoning first. Make sure it is fresh in quality. Now mix the seasoning with chicken broth. You should be careful to make chicken broth from fresh meat. I hope you know how to figure out if the meat is bad.

Lastly place the chicken into slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth mixture over the chicken. Now cover the cooker and cook the chicken in low for 6 hours.

Shred the chicken before serve.

  1. Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

Around 250 calories

Prep. Time= 30 minutes

Can be served for 4 people

Required ingredients:

  •         2 teaspoons cornstarch
  •         3 teaspoons olive oil
  •         1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into pieces
  •         1 garlic clove, minced
  •         3 tablespoons honey
  •         2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  •         1/8 teaspoon salt
  •         1/8 teaspoon pepper
  •         1 package frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend

The way of cooking:

First heat 2 teaspoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Then Put the chicken into it. Stir-fry the chicken with garlic for 1 minute. Now add honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper then stir the chicken for more 2-3 minutes until it’s no longer pink. Remove from the pan.

Now stir the vegetable blend into the remaining oil until tender then add the chicken into it. After that mix the cornstarch with cold water evenly and add to the pan. Now cook and stir until it gets thickened.

Serving with rice is recommended.


These recipes are suggested because of their easy cooking way and ease of getting ingredients. I have chosen these items because I know it’s not really comfortable to cook difficult items in dieting.

I hope these recipes will increase the happiness in your dieting not the weight of you.  

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Sophia Smith

She is a renowned nutritionist and freelance writer whose topics of interest include healthy living and healthy eating. She is passionate about introducing new and delicious healthy meals while balancing her time between cooking and going to the gym. Her mission is to change the life of as many people as she can and make them the best version of themselves.
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