Simple can be delicious, try this no-salt chicken recipe

Finding new chicken recipes is an obsession of mine that began shortly after my 2012 angiopasty when I cut down on red meat and substituted more chicken and fish meals. So I’m always on the lookout for new chicken recipes.

Sheet Pan Chicken from Cooking Light
Sheet Pan Chicken from Cooking Light

Cooking Light recently sent me an e-newsletter with a top story entitled One-Dish Chicken Recipes, so I immediately dove in to see what it included. Of the three recipes, only one is suitable to become a no salt, no sugar no fat recipe which I’ll eventually list on my recipe page. Continue reading “Simple can be delicious, try this no-salt chicken recipe”

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No salt, no sugar Memorial Day recipes — barbecued chicken

Other times, I’ll be modifying recipes, like for this barbecued chicken recipe which the New York Times had on its Easy Memorial Day Menu. Not so easy if you want to get the salt, sugar and fat out.

Memorial Day weekend is the official start to the summer cook-out season, so naturally every food site and publication has been posting Memorial Day barbecue and grilling recipes. But most are loaded with salt and sugar because most prepared barbecue sauces are as well.

Chicken rosemary skewers were wonderfully flavorful and easy to make.
Time to put some chicken on the grill for Memorial Day?

So for the next four days, I’ll be posting no salt, no sugar, low-fat variations on what everyone else is telling you to make. some times I’ll be referring back to past recipes fo mine, like my salmon done five ways on the grill. Continue reading “No salt, no sugar Memorial Day recipes — barbecued chicken”

Low-salt, low-sugar barbecue chicken with a garlic kick

My quest for low-salt, low-sugar ketchup led me to try Doc’s a while back but I’ve written about how it was too spicy for my tastes. Rather than throw out the bottle, however, I’ve been saving it to use as a barbecue sauce, figuring the spiciness would work better for such usage.

Ingredients for my barbecue garlic chicken.
Ingredients for my barbecue garlic chicken.

 

I thought about it as I was preparing to bake some chicken breasts recently and, after looking to see what else was in my pantry and refrigerator, hit upon the idea of mixing it with a Localfolks barbecue sauce that I’d found tasty but quite mild.  Continue reading “Low-salt, low-sugar barbecue chicken with a garlic kick”

Major chicken recall underway — check your chicken

A major recall of chicken is underway, if you bought chicken recently at Costco or a host of other stores, check it immediately.

A major recall of chicken is underway, if you bought chicken recently at a host of retailers, check it immediately.

Grilling chicken breasts on my new grill pan.
Check your chicken, there’s a major recall underway.

The brands involved include:
– Acclaim
– Antioch Farms
– Buckley Farms
– Centrella Signature
– Chestnut Farms
– Family Favorites
– Home Dining Selections
– Kirkwood
– Koch Foods
– Market Day
– Oven Cravers
– Rose
– Rosebud Farm
– Roundy’s
– Safeway Kitchens
– Schwan’s
– Shaner’s
– Spartan
– Sysco

The recall of 561,000 pounds of chicken from Chicago-based Aspen Foods is an expansion of an earlier Aspen recall of 2 million pounds of chicken in September. Continue reading “Major chicken recall underway — check your chicken”

Grilled chicken recipe for the 4th? Try this rosemary chicken

It starts with chicken breasts tenders, cut into cubes. Add olive oil, lemon juice and Italian spices, then use rosemary spriggs as the skewers for your chicken instead of metal or wooden skewers.

Grilled chicken recipes are everywhere online, but here’s one that’s salt-free, and low-fat that actually taste great. I enjoyed writing about it last year as one of my healthy recipe choices. So I’m revisiting it for this July 4th grilling season.

Chicken rosemary skewers were wonderfully flavorful and easy to make.
Chicken rosemary skewers are wonderfully flavorful and easy to make.

It starts with chicken breasts tenders, cut into cubes. Add olive oil, lemon juice and Italian spices, then use rosemary spriggs as the skewers for your chicken instead of metal or wooden skewers. For more skewer recipes, check out this Food Network link. Continue reading “Grilled chicken recipe for the 4th? Try this rosemary chicken”

Lentil-crusted salmon: wild for me, maybe perfect for you?

Good luck with this one, I’d love some comments on how it turns out.

I regularly receive e-mailed recipes from Blue Apron, a home delivery food site, and find an interesting mix of ideas. I wrote recently about matzoh-crusted chicken, which sounded like a good low-salt alternative to traditional breading for chicken.

Lentil-crusted salmon from Blue Apron.
Lentil-crusted salmon from Blue Apron.

Another Blue Apron recipe that caught my eye was one for lentil-crusted salmon. Honestly, I may not try to make this one because it’s an Indian dish and the spiciness of much Indian cuisine I’ve tried is too much for my stomach. But I’m posting it for those of you who enjoy Indian food and want to try making it at home. Continue reading “Lentil-crusted salmon: wild for me, maybe perfect for you?”

Matzoh-coated chicken: a low-salt recipe from Blue Apron

The orange, fennel, onions and beets go into a side salad for the chicken. There’s mention of a pickling liquid that does include salt, I’d try to leave it out and see how it tastes. I eat fennel regularly, it doesn’t need salt to bring out its natural flavor.

Most recipes include salt, so I often modify them to remove it. But I was happily surprised to come across a recipe for chicken that uses salt-free matzoh as a coating instead of high-salt breadcrumbs. Salt is in the recipe, but I would simply leave it out. The recipe comes from Blue Apron, which is a food home-delivery service.

Matzoh Chicken from Blue Apron; hold the salt...and maybe the sugar.
Matzoh Chicken from Blue Apron; hold the salt…and maybe the sugar.

Click through to this Blue Apron recipe page to see not only how to make this, but great photos showing you a step-by-step guide. I’ve written about matzoh pizza I made, and served guests. It’s a great low-salt alternative to traditional pizza. Getting back to the new chicken recipe, however.

The basic ingredient list is:
2 Chicken Cutlets
½ Cup Matzoh Meal
1 Fennel Bulb
1 Golden Beet
1 Red Onion
1 Navel Orange
1 Bunch Parsley
2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Sugar
¼ Cup Dijon Mustard

The orange, fennel, onions and beets go into a side salad for the chicken. There’s mention of a pickling liquid that does include salt, I’d try to leave it out and see how it tastes. I eat fennel regularly, it doesn’t need salt to bring out its natural flavor.

I plan to try this and report back on how it goes. Another note, there is sugar in this, if you’re watching your sugar, consider reducing or eliminating it.

John