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Sick of Chicken!

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I am SO sick of eating chicken for dinner.  My boyfriend does the majority of the cooking in our house and he insists on having meat for dinner.  Due to the major difference in calories (him on a 2500 calorie limit and I on a 1400) that usually means its chicken for dinner.  He doesn't seem to mind it every night but I am just sick of it.  What can i do to chicken besides back it skinless, grill it, put it in a taco or on a salad.  I'm not afraid of spice or ethnic food, just not sure what low calorie recipes to look up.  I'm looking to stay with in 400 calories for the main dish. That leaves me 150 for fruit/dessert.

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you don't have to eat chicken. any meat can fit into your calorie allowance if it's prepared well and you don't eat too much of it.

if you must have chicken...

chicken pot pie

chicken rice casserole

bbq'd chicken

italian herbed chicken

lemon chicken

stuffed chicken with spinach and feta

chicken strips baked 

chicken enchiladas

chicken tacos

chicken lasagna

--all of these can be made into healthy, 400 calorie or less entrees.

You just have to make it interesting. Tonight, I baked my chicken in a roasting pot and added stewing tomatoes (low sodium) and herbs, mixed up tomato paste (again low sodium) and garlic and smothered the top of the breast. For a side dish i baked a sweet potato and poured the stewing sauce from the bottom of the roasting dish.  The chicken was moist and flavorful as was the sweet poatoes. This whole meal was only 255 calories. I too was getting sick of the same old chicken, but I am starting to be creative with my meals.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

you don't have to eat chicken. any meat can fit into your calorie allowance if it's prepared well and you don't eat too much of it.

This. Beef, lamb, pork, and bison are pretty common meats in our dinners - I just eat smaller portions than my husband.

I love chicken. It's the only meat I like (other than seafood.)

I just spice mine up differently either from plain 'ol spices or a marinade.

I sometimes do battered chicken with spices and stuff.

I don't know what else to say... I really love chicken. :3

It was a conspiracy right from the beginning.......... chicken, the new transfat. I think their going to be pushing beef next, pork didn't work out so well the last decade. Nobody likes fish.......... so I can see chicken sticking around until everyone agrees that a protein that actually has taste counts for something.. just kidding.

Chicken Fajitas or Chicken Puttenesca are my to favs for sure! :)

Chicken is a great protein meat.  Countless ways to cook it!  Why don't you research recipes then print out favorites and show BF?  Aren't you lucky to have a fellow that cooks?  My hubby cooks some things and I appreciate it.

I just got the cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens called Cook Healthy Today.  It is the best cookbook I have ever had, it has so many really tasty recipes in it I am far I have tried 4 of them and they are really really good and they will be cooked regular here, even hubby liked them.  The main component is usually about 350 calories so that gives me plenty of calories left for a side.  I have a whole bunch of low calorie cookbooks and I have to admit most of the recipes leave a lot to be desired

There are a lot of really good chicken recipes in it...have already tried the Sesame chicken and tonight we had the Chicken and Feta Salad Stuffed Pitas...349 calories and was delicous!

I love chicken... boneless skinless breasts and ground chicken are the two main foods I eat... There are so many different recipes out there. I particularly like chili made with ground chicken.... or ground chicken lasagna...

I am having shepherd's pie tonight.. Eye of round steak is something we have every now and then.... Plus I eat cod and salmon..

Try this website, I love there are so many differnat reciepes here.

This doesn't really have anything to do with original question... but does anyone know a relatively low calorie recipe for chicken pot pie?

I'm the same way! Actually, I've not eaten chicken (@ home or restaurants) for a very long time now! I started eating more lamb chops, salmon, sea bass, cod, halibut, ground lamb, and veal. Its not fattening if you cook w/ olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and for the fish add some lemon and dill. Sometimes, I omit the olive oil when cooking fish, sometimes i add a tiny bit (i mean really tiny bit) of butter to the fish. I wrap the fish in aluminum foil, making a little purse. Cooked for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven. For the red meat, I saute on high heat for 5-10 minutes, then place it (in the same grill pan) in the oven (which was being heated up on 400 degrees) for another 10-15 minutes. I like my meat well done, just not burnt.

Original Post by janelle86:

This doesn't really have anything to do with original question... but does anyone know a relatively low calorie recipe for chicken pot pie?

 Here you go.

mmm.. thanks.. looks delicious :)

Any meat would do, but if you're interested in calories, have you tried turkey breast? My dad stuffs it with apple puree w/ dried fruit and nuts and bakes it & really yummy. If you make some kind of gravy it could be higher cal...

I'm having a chicken breast cut open and stuffed with reduced-fat ricotta cheese  mixed with feta, parsley and garlic tonight. So yummy.

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