Midweek Chicken Dinner Recipes!
Midweek Chicken Dinner Recipes!
Most of Australia and in fact the western world eat chicken every week. Yep. Every. Single. Week. Is that you? It isn't surprising. Chicken is widely available, relatively easy and quick to cook, there are absolutely loads of ways to prepare it and it is very affordable. Plus the kids will eat it!
If you haven't served chicken in the last two weeks you would be pretty unusual (or vegetarian!) We are very excited to release our newest in the Magic Ten ebook franchise, Chicken Dinners to help you get more chicken dinners in your life! There is nothing quite as fragrant to come home to as a roasting chook, am I right? It smacks of family warmth and cosiness.
The benefits of eating chicken apart from being budget friendly are many!
Rich in Protein – It’s a great source of lean, low fat protein which contribute to muscle growth and development.
Good for the Heart – Eating chicken breast suppresses and controls a body’s homocysteine amino acid levels which, if too high, can lead to cardiovascular disease. You didn't know that I bet! More chicken breast on the menu kids. It's a health food.
Plenty of Phosphorus – Chicken meat is rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.
Abundant in Selenium – Provides this essential mineral involved in metabolic performance … in other words thyroid, hormone, metabolism, and immune function. (This all relates to weight control which I am sure you are all interested in. I know I am.)
Boosts Metabolism – Vitamin B6 (or B-complex vitamins) in chicken will keep blood vessels healthy, energy levels high, and metabolism burning away calories so you can manage a healthy weight.
Rich in Niacin – Another B-vitamin, niacin helps guard against cancer and other forms of genetic (DNA) damage.
Natural Anti-depressant – If you’re feeling depressed, eating some poultry will increase the serotonin amino acid levels in your brain, enhancing your mood, blasting stress, and lulling you to sleep. Good chicken dinner? Good nights sleep. There's a thought.
Promotes Eye Health – An excellent source of retinol, alpha and beta-carotene, and lycopene (all derived from vitamin A) and all vital for healthy eyesight.
Essential for Healthy Tissue – Riboflavin (or Vitamin B2), found in chicken livers, will drastically reduce your skin problems and repair dry or damaged skin.
Prevents Bone Loss – If you’re entering your senior years (not naming names here) and you’re concerned about osteoporosis or arthritis, eating chicken will aid in your fight against bone loss thanks to the protein punch it packs!
So there you have it. Pretty much every good reason there is to eat chicken for dinner at least 2 times a week. BUT, we didn't mention the fact that is so versatile and very flavoursome if you cook it with the right recipe...which is where I come in of course. Chicken can be very bland if you don't do it right. So head on over to get your copy of The Magic 10; Chicken Dinners and start cooking the chook in the book! This ebook is FREE to Insider Club Members as always. Haven't subscribed yet? It's time for foods sake!
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Tenina Holder is a wife, mother of five and grandmother of six, who started cooking in the olden days before Thermomix was even a thing.
Tenina has become the premium go to source for all Thermomix expertise and of course fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes and foodie trips are sold out in literally hours, her cookbooks appear on the Australian best seller lists and her social reach is in the millions. Her Insider Club is the most fun you can have with a Thermomix and you really should join her! She believes chocolate, butter and salt are health foods. Her food positivity mantra is, eat everything, just not all at once!