Chicken breast, that go to protein choice for a few nights of the week. Sometimes when on a high protein diet plan you are killing some breast multiple times a week. It can quickly get boring though. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for keeping things exciting!
1. Boil instead of grilling or baking
A quick boiling of chicken breast can give you enough to last a few days in the fridge, and can keep the chicken a bit more moist than some other cooking methods. I boil up 8 or so in some water that I have put pepper, season salt, and about 3-5 chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce, I usually put in a couple tsp of the adobo from the can in the water as well). Then I keep these in the fridge and I have a quick protein source when I need a snack, so I don’t have to cook anything.
2. Season. Season. SEASON!
Try out all kinds of new seasonings from your store. Don’t just stick with the tried and true. Explore, have fun! Some of my favorites is slathering the chicken with some spicy sriracha sauce, or curry powder from the Indian store. Even some run of the mill taco seasoning can excite your palate.
3. Try it ground
Beef, and turkey, isn’t the only thing that comes ground. At some stores you can get ground chicken breast. If you can’t find it, then you can stick raw breast in your food processor and pulse it a few times to the desired consistency. Don’t just let it go though, or you will have chicken paste, and that doesn’t sound very good
Make meatballs, burgers, etc. Sometimes just a different format is enough to wake up your taste buds. A high protein diet plan can be just as tasty as any other diet plan, you just have to switch things up once in a while! Experiment.