5 Flat Belly Chicken Recipes


If you are wanting to lose weight but still crave satisfying food that won’t leave you feeling hungry, the following dishes may be just the thing you’ve been looking for. When the lean protein of chicken is combined with the monounsaturated fatty acids of ingredients like olives, nuts, avocadoes, seeds or dark chocolate – the result is a delicious meal that will still help you flatten your belly.

Chicken-Olive Saute

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 ½ cup Kalamata olives
  • 2 diced tomatoes

Saute onion, garlic and rosemary in olive oil in skillet for 3-4 minutes. Add chicken and pepper and stir, cooking for 5-7 minutes. Add olives and cook an additional minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes longer.

Chicken with Plum and Walnut Relish

  • 2 chopped plums
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tsp. grated orange zest
  • ½ chopped walnuts.
  • 1 ½ tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl and set aside. Mix oil, salt, red pepper flakes and ¼ cup orange juice with 1tsp orange zest in bottom of pie plate. Add chicken and turn to coat. Let stand 20 minutes. Grill chicken on medium heat until done then serve with relish.

Crunchy Almond-Crusted Chicken

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • ¼ cup egg substitute
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped almonds

Sprinkle each side of chicken breast with cornstarch, then dip it into the egg substitute and coat with almonds. Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Chicken, Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry

  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 large carrots, cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 5 oz. soba noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 sliced scallions
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup cashews

Add noodles, broccoli and carrots to pot of boiling water and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and transfers to a bowl. Heat olive oil, ginger and garlic in a wok over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken, soy sauce and sesame oil and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add scallions and saute an additional minute. Stir in noodle mix and serve sprinkled with cashews.

Chicken with Citrus-Avocado Salsa

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 cubed avocado
  • 4 thinly sliced radishes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 red or green lettuce leaves (opt.)

Boil chicken in salted water for 15 minutes or until done. Set aside. Combine chopped grapefruit pieces, avocado, radishes, basil and salt in a bowl. Serve chicken over lettuce and spoon the avocado mixture over each breast.

These recipes do not require tons of times in the kitchen and will give you the protein and healthy fats you need to stay satisfied and lose your weight in a healthy, sustainable way.

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