Healthy chicken meals for 2019

Healthy chicken meals for 2019

New year, new you. Start your new year on a healthy note with these amazing healthy chicken recipes.

Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs / YouTube
Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs / YouTube

Taking a decision to eat healthier is always a good plan. With chicken being a staple meat in so many South African households, we’ve found five healthy recipes you and your family will love. Forget boring steamed chicken breasts and bland grilled chicken, and think punchy flavours like turmeric, ginger, garlic, and chillies. Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean it can’t taste delicious.

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Ginger and turmeric chicken

It’s no secret that ginger and turmeric have amazing health and healing properties. From being natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to boosting your immune system and easing pain, it makes absolute sense to include these in your diet. This delicious chicken is a great way to introduce more of them into your diet.

Lemon and rosemary chicken thighs

This simple yet healthy chicken dish is packed with flavour. It’s a great weeknight option when you’re just too tired to think of slaving over a hot stove. Rosemary has various health properties like antioxidants and helps improve indigestion, while lemon is a good source of vitamin C and helps with weight loss.

Broccoli and chicken stir fry

We know your family will absolutely love this easy and healthy meal. Broccoli has a lot going for it. It’s a great source of vitamin K and C, as well as potassium and fibre. With so much goodness packed into just one ingredient, this stir fry wins plenty of points in our book.

Thai red curry paste chicken

A little bit exotic and a lot of healthy. We love this super easy dish with an amazing flavour combination. The ingredients are packed with health benefits. Mango helps lower cholesterol, red curry paste has anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogen, and detoxing ingredients, while spring onions are a great source of vitamin C and calcium to name a few.

Garlic and mushroom chicken

Simple and quick, this chicken dish will keep the family happy and asking for more. Garlic helps reduce blood pressure and can lower cholesterol levels. It’s also a great immune booster and helps defend the body against illness. With such great health benefits, it’s surprising we don’t use garlic in everything we cook.

Make your new year health resolutions stick with these easy and healthy options. Don’t forget that the chicken you choose for your family is just as important as the rest of the ingredients. You know that when you buy a Riversmead Farm chicken, you’re assured of a healthy chicken. Riversmead also supplies packs of chicken pieces you need for these great recipes. 

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