4 Protein Packed Chicken Recipes For Maximal Gains

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Chicken can get old and boring pretty quick but it’s such a great food for building muscle and staying lean. Keep your meals fresh and delicious while benefiting from all that chicken has to offer with these four delicious, protein packed chicken recipes.

Looking for protein packed, muscle fueling recipes? Look no further. Nutrition plays a huge factor in achieving the health and physique that you want, but that doesn’t mean you need to keep eating the same things over and over. These four great tasting recipes will satisfy both your tastebuds and your body’s nutritional needs!

Muscle Fueling Stuffed Mushrooms

These can serve as a nice protein packed finger food for game-day snacking. Your guests won’t even realize that they are packed with nutrients. You’ll be more than happy with a recipe that’s delicious and keeps you on track with your fitness
goals.

Ingredients:
15-20 Portabello Mushrooms
1 Head of Broccoli
2 Carrots
1 Chicken Breast (8 oz)
Liquid Egg Whites (1 Large Carton)
Shredded Cheese

How to Make:
Bake the chicken in the oven until cooked all the way through (15-20 minutes).
While chicken is cooking, chop carrots and broccoli
Scoop out mushrooms to make small bowls out of each mushroom
When chicken is finished, chop it up
Combine carrots, broccoli, and chicken in large pot over medium heat
Pour in liquid egg whites. Make sure you saturate the mixture. Stir occasionally to prevent egg white from sticking to bottom of pot
As the egg whites cook, they should begin to bind to the chicken, broccoli, and carrots. When this happens your mixture is ready to be stuffed in the mushrooms
Begin filling mushrooms with mixture
Top mushrooms with cheese and place in oven until the cheese is melted
Enjoy!

Chicken Wrapped Bacon and Asparagus

These protein packed hot dogs, if you will, are incredibly convenient to have stashed away in the fridge. Roll them up in some tin foil and take them with you on the go or to the office. Pop them in the microwave and bang, you’ve got a nice protein packed, delicious snack.

Ingredients:
3-4 Chicken Breasts (boneless)
1 stalk Asparagus
8-12 strips of Turkey Bacon

How to Make:
Tenderize the chicken breast and flatten them out
Season the chicken with your preferred seasoning
Place 2-3 asparagus stalks long-ways on chicken
Wrap asparagus up in the chicken
Wrap 2-3 pieces of turkey bacon around chicken and asparagus
Throw on grill for 5-6 minutes per side
Enjoy

Sweet & Sour Chicken

This simple little recipe will awaken your taste buds and get you out of the same ole chicken rut. You’ll be craving this recipe for it’s delicious taste and muscle fueling nutrition that’ll keep you on track for your health and fitness goals.

Ingredients:
3-4 Chicken Breasts (boneless)
2 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup no-calorie sweetener (Xylitol, Splenda)
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp low-sugar ketchup
Cooked brown rice and veggies

How to Make:
Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and place in large bowl
Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Make sure to coat all the chicken
Cook chicken on stove top over medium heat
Combine chicken broth, vinegar, sweetener, soy sauce, and ketchup in pain and mix
Bring that sauce to a boil and then turn to low heat
Pour sauce over cooked chicken and serve!

Simple Chicken Quesadillas

A recipe so easy a caveman could do it! Don’t be fooled by the simplicity, this recipe is an awesome ‘go-to’ for a quick meal. Feel free to add additional ingredients to your quesadillas – the only limit is your imagination!

Ingredients:
Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast
Carb Balanced Tortilla
Shredded Cheese
Hot Sauce or Salsa

How to Make:
Grill or bake chicken
Chop chicken up into strips
Lay tortilla flat and line with cheese
Place chicken in tortilla, and fold tortilla in half
Place in George Foreman grill, so that’ll it cook on both sides. Your chicken should already be cooked through, so once it’s on the Foreman grill, you’re just looking for it to warm the tortilla and melt the cheese
Top with salsa or hot sauce and enjoy!

What’s your favourite chicken recipe? We’d love to hear more about it below!