Food You Should Be Eating: Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast

Today we’re kicking off a new series here on the blog called “Foods You Should Be Eating.” (Pretty creative title, huh?)

This will be an ongoing series that highlights healthful foods that we think should be a bigger part of your diet. Over time, we’ll be examining a host of foods including fruits, veggies, whole grains, dairy and proteins. Selections will range from the well-known to the relatively obscure, and we’re hoping to call attention to some great foods that you may not have heard of. We do a lot of food R&D over here at The Pump so we’re always learning about interesting new things.

As we go on this journey, I encourage you all to send in any recipes that you may have for the ingredients we’re discussing. We’d really like to engage The Pump community as we explore all these great foods. Let’s do this together!

And with that, let’s get started…

Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast

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Why not start with the obvious, right? Be it lunch or dinner, chicken breast should be a staple of your diet. It comes from the leanest part of the chicken so half a breast has just 2.5 grams of fat, but it packs a whopping 22 grams of protein. It also tastes great either on its own (especially if it’s coming from one of our kitchens here at The Pump) or as part of a more complex recipe, such as this excellent Curried Chicken Salad. Easy and delicious. Let me know what you think!

Chef Danny’s Curried Chicken Salad:

  • 1 Breast Chicken, cooked & shredded
  • 2 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Raisins
  • ¼ C Celery, diced
  • 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ tsp Lime Juice

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve.