Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cuts of Meat - Part Two - Chicken

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What part of the Chicken is the Healthiest part to eat?

According to Bon’App, per 101 grams:

Breast –       197 kcal                Breast without skin –       165 kcal
Drumstick – 216 kcal                Drumstick without skin – 172 kcal
Thigh –         247 kcal               Thigh without skin –         209 kcal
Wing –          290 kcal                Wing without skin –          203 kcal
Nuggets –    300 kcal   

  • Remove the skin to remove more fat and calories.

  • Dark meat has more saturated fat and cholesterol than white meat.

  • Bake, boil, or stir fry with some vegetable oil instead of frying chicken.

Try this delicious low-fat, low-calorie, and easy recipe adapted from MayoClinic:

Honey Crusted Chicken

For each serving:
4 oz skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon of honey
4 low sodium saltine crackers
1 teaspoon paprika

1. Put low sodium saltine crackers in a plastic bag and roll a rolling pin over them to break them into crumbs.
2. Mix paprika with cracker crumbs.
3. Put honey in a bowl and put chicken in the bowl of honey.
4. Rub the honey on to coat the chicken.
5. Pour crumbs and paprika mix on chicken and press them in.
6. Spray a baking sheet with a little bit of cooking spray.
7. Cook in oven at 375° F for 20-25 minutes.  

According to Bon'App this recipe has:

Calories:   306 kcal
       Sugar:     17 grams
     Salt:   522 mg
  Bad Fat:       1 gram
      Fiber:       1 gram
    Protein:     35 grams

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