Have you ever trained for a bodybuilding, bikini, physique or figure show? Then you know exactly what it’s like to eat a meal before a show and suffer through chicken that tastes like grass (or something that rhymes with grass, but I digress). It’s either that or it just doesn’t seem to have any taste at all.
Here are some low-calorie recipes that are very delicious that’ll even leave your stomach inspired throughout the whole show. These recipes are also great during nearly every phase of your workout cycle, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice making them so you have them down before a big show weekend.
Italian Chicken Parmesan
This recipe is entirely guilt-free. You’ll need the following ingredients: boneless chicken breast, bread crumbs, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, egg whites, butter-flavored pam spray, and low fat mozzarella cheese. Just beat 3 egg whites in a bowl and dip the chicken in the mixture.
Pour some breadcrumbs on a separate plate, and coat the chicken with it. Spray butter-flavored pam spray in a casserole dish and then place the chicken in it.\
Place the spaghetti sauce over the chicken, and top it with parmesan cheese. Afterwards, you can bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Chicken à la King
What could be better than a creamy combination of chicken, mushrooms, and peppers? Use low-fat milk to keep it guilt-free. Use flour for thickening to avoid saturated fat.
Baked Honey Glazed Garlic Chicken
For this you’ll need two raw chicken breasts, 1 tbsp of natural honey, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1 chopped shallot, a/ tsp dried basil, ¼ tsp pepper, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the chicken in a foil-lined baking pan.
Then, add all of the ingredients in a measuring cup, before pouring the mixture onto the chicken. Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes, and you’ve got a delicious honey glazed garlic chicken meal. It’s free of guilt, and it’s a great tasting meal.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken
Have you ever heard of pulled pork? This is a reinterpretation that involves slow cooking the chicken in tomato sauce. Top it with sliced jalapenos, red onions, and some sour cream. It’s a great main course that you can also serve as a sandwich for a quick, pre-show meal.
Southern “Fried” Chicken
Fried chicken might not be the best option for you, because we know it’s too oily. Instead, prepare the following ingredients: 1 Lb Chicken Tenders, ¼ cup of Panko Breadcrumbs, ¼ cup of chopped chives, ½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese, butter-flavored pam spray, and 1 cup of buttermilk. For the marinade, you’ll need ½ small onion cut into wedges, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1 garlic clove minced, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tsp light brown sugar, 1 tsp light brown sugar 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp ground pepper.
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the chicken in a glass baking dish, and pour the marinade on it. Cover the whole thing, and store it in your fridge for at least 4 hours.
Meanwhile, you can combine the breadcrumbs, chives, parmesan, and buttermilk in a shallow baking dish. After taking out the chicken, coat it with this mixture. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place the chicken on a non-stick pan, and then bake it for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.
There are many other low-calorie recipe ideas out there. You just have to be creative. You don’t have to suffer from grass-tasting chicken right before a show! Always remember, you don’t need to trade flavor to keep fit.
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