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Grilled Chicken Caprese

Give your chicken a makeover with this simple to follow recipe. In three simple steps you’ll have a delicious protein serving that goes well with your choice of carbohydrates. This chicken recipe goes well with corn or rice, and a slow carb vegetable like broccoli or black beans.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • 5 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, medium, sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped

Method

  1. Brush chicken pieces and tomato slices generously with oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, oregano, and basil.
  2. Grill chicken and tomato slices over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Top chicken with cheese, grilled tomatoes and basil. Grill with lid closed 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Serves: 4

APPROXIMATE NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: (Per serving)

279 calories, 32 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber.

Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb and Garlic Rub

Delicious to the taste and friendly on the waist. This lean protein source makes it easy to build a meal. Serve with slow carb vegetables of your choice to optimize digestion and energy.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp basil, minced, fresh
  • 1 ½ tsp rosemary, minced, fresh
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 steak tenderloins (5 ounces each)
  • Cooking spray

Method

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; rub evenly over steaks.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Serves: 4

APPROXIMATE NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: (Per serving)

301 calories, 43 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of fat, and 0 grams of fiber.

Italian Chicken & Vegetable Skillet

This protein rich recipe will have others thinking you graduated culinary school. To optimize the fat burning combination of this dish, serve with slow carb vegetables (i.e., broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms) of your choice.

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP peanut, safflower, avocado or sunflower oil
  • 1 ¼ LB chicken tenders (chicken cut into strips)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup tomatoes, (cherry or grape)1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup yellow squash, sliced
  • ½ cup bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • ½ cup onion, sliced

Method

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Stir in vegetables and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Add tomatoes; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes are slightly softened and chicken is cooked through.

Serves: 3

APPROXIMATE NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS: (Per serving)

400 calories, 58 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of fat, and 4 grams of fiber.

Tomato-Basil Lasagna with Prosciutto

This recipe makes for a complete fat burning meal by itself. However, it does go well with a side salad, which can make this delicious dish heart healthy, diabetic friendly and satisfying in flavor and filling.

5 Easy To Make Fat-Burning Recipes  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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