6 Healthy & Nutritious Chicken Recipes to Support Your Active Lifestyle

Healthy eating means consuming a variety of food that provides you with essential nutrients to maintain or improve overall health. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals are essential in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. Chicken is one of the most popular types of poultry sourced in Malaysia. These chicken recipes are suitable for active individuals looking for delicious meals that will replenish their energy & fulfil their dietary requirements. 

So, let's go ahead and look at the 6 healthy and nutritious chicken recipes that can be prepared in 60 minutes. Get your notepad and pencil at the ready and jot down the ingredients for your next grocery run! 

 

1. Cashew Chicken Set

 

The Cashew Chicken is a saucy and tender stir-fried chicken dish with cashew nuts drizzled in garlic sauce. Typically served with rice, this delicious dish is notorious in Thailand, and now you too can make it at home! It has a nice blend of textures, easy to prepare, and rich in protein. Be sure to use a high-quality seasoning like Rasa Sifu™ All in One Seasoning; it makes a significant difference in the taste. The brown rice used in this dish is a rich source of dietary fibre, which provides a good energy source. The high protein content of this dish gives your muscles the amino acids necessary to repair and rebuild, ready for the next round of cardio, weights or both!

 

2. Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Set

 

Imagine biting into crispy skinless chicken thighs, stir-fried and swimming in a beautifully flavoured homemade teriyaki sauce with a hint of AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Black Pepper. This piping-hot Teriyaki Chicken Set is a well-balanced meal rich in antioxidants, high in protein and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are essential for high-intensity training. Not consuming enough vitamins and minerals in the body may cause fatigue and impact physical performance. This generous meal is best consumed 3 to 4 hours before working out. 

 

3. Cheesy Chicken Lasagne Set

 

The Cheesy Chicken Lasagne is a simple Italian dish made by stacking layers of flat pasta alternating with chicken and tomato puree, blended with other vegetables. This hearty meal is best-consumed post-training. Protein-rich meals can make us feel fuller despite eating less, contributing to better weight management. Hence, feel recharged after an intense workout with this recipe! 

 

4. Chicken Pie Set

 

Feel like having something light and savoury? Then our Chicken Pie recipe is for you! Delicious and easy to prepare, the recipe is pretty straightforward and incorporates lean chicken meat for a high protein and low-calorie dish! It contains only 460 kcal and is a suitable meal for endurance training or low-intensity exercises like yoga, pilates walking and jogging. If you're looking for a healthy homemade dish packed with amino acids, then save this recipe. Our bodies use amino acids to rebuild muscle tissue, a particularly important factor during exercise, recovery and overall development! 

 

5. Spicy Tomato Chicken Set

 

Spicy Tomato Chicken is a super-simple, easy and healthy chicken recipe! Malaysians love it as "Ayam Masak Merah" which translates to "chicken in red sauce". We know mother makes it best but have a go at preparing this dish! The delicious dish will immerse your tastebuds in a tangy and savoury flavour. Just add in a mixture of spices and fresh ingredients such as tomato puree and chilli paste. Tender chicken breasts are cooked in a garlic tomato sauce, blended to a creamy paste. It's a perfect post-workout meal as it contains a high protein content and is low in calories.

 

6. Pan-Grilled Coriander Chicken Breast Set

Chicken is rich in various essential nutrients including protein, niacin, selenium, and phosphorus. Given that chicken is low in calories but high in protein, it may be especially beneficial for those working out for weight loss. When paired with resistance training, protein can also help promote muscle growth. Here we have a Pan-Grilled Chicken recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients and can be prepared in 60 minutes.

Find more nutritious and healthy recipes for your daily active lifestyle through this link