liveloveandworkout saidOk so i dont know how many of you guys are like me...i have the ability to cook but i never know what to cook or even to buy in the grocery store thats healthy (key word healthy). I have a tight schedule but I need to make time to make more home cooked meals to pack on some lean muscle as well as keep myself healthy.
Any tips on recipes or cookbooks you've used? I swear im running out of ideas on how to cook chicken breast....
Your thinking of chicken breast as a whole piece of meat. Don't do that. If you find a ground hamburger recipe(crumbled) you like then chop the chicken up fine to medium coarseness and use it in its place.Find a hamburger(Patty) or meatloaf style recipe you wanna try then chop the chicken up closer to a fine consistency and mix it with about half a cup of brown(cooked down so that it's pretty dry but not dried out) rice and an egg, squeeze it tightly into the shape you need and go with it. Add spices to the mix as well if the recipe calls for it.
For a fish recipe then get you a kitchen mallet and loosely wrap the chicken in plastic wrap and gently pound it to about half its thickness(you can google how to do it and get a video if you don't know how, it's easy) and use it just like a piece of fish....any fish. But I must say chicken does work better for recipes calling for a white fish. But it works OK for things like tuna and salmon as well.
And the best part is that there are tons of hamburger recipes out there and using chicken this way makes them healthier.