Ah, the chicken breast! It has become a staple in the health and fitness lifestyle, especially bodybuilding. It is packed with protein and low in fat. And it tastes great, when cooked right. And there lies the problem for many people. How to make it tasty and juicy.
You see, to cook it right, the chicken breast requires a delicate balance. The right preparation for a given cooking method (such as frying, baking, roasting etc.). The right seasoning in the amount. The right temperature. Just the right doneness. And it’s very easy to screw up.
I can’t tell you how many times what was supposed to be a delicious chicken breast turned out hard and dry for me. Other times it had a raw taste.
After watching the video, I now know the first “secret” to making a baked chicken breast juicy. You too will “discover” this; it is in the initial preparation.
The presenter uses organic chicken and even shows where she gets it from, and it can be delivered to your door. Don’t go out of your budget to get organic though. You can use any chicken but try to go for natural non-GMO, antibiotic and steroid free variety. Enough said, let’s now watch the video:
Chicken Breast Nutritional Value
Chicken breast is one of the Top White Foods for A Flat Stomach and can help combat fat while also building muscle. Building muscle in turn raises metabolic rate which aids fat burning. According to the USDA (PDF), one 3oz piece of roasted chicken supplies you with:
- Protein: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Sodium: 60mg
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 7mg
- Total fat: 7g
As you can see, a relatively small piece of breast of chicken is packed with protein with very little fats and cholesterol. it’s a veritable superfood in its own right, especially for health-conscious individuals and fitness buffs. Add to that its versatility; it can be served with virtually any meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack – and can be prepared in myriad ways.