Delicious heart-healthy chicken recipes include hearty chicken chili, Szechuan chicken stir-fry, grilled chicken with plum salsa and Moroccan chicken thighs. Heart-healthy chicken recipes often use skinless boneless chicken breasts, chicken thighs or chicken tenderloins. Turkey, or lean pork, is an ideal white meat substitute for chicken in many recipes.
White chicken meat is a healthy alternative to beef, and a chicken chili recipe featured at Heart.org provides two cooking options, both using slightly different ingredients. One version combines ground white chicken and boneless chicken breast pieces with bell pepper, garlic and low-sodium chicken broth.
Alternatively, create a spicier version with a combination of chicken, beans, chili powder and jalapeño pepper. Homemade chicken stir-fry is a healthy blend of low-sodium chicken broth, low-sodium soy sauce, chicken and packaged stir-fry vegetables. Red pepper flakes add spiciness, and chopped, unsalted peanuts provide crunchy texture.
Perk up ordinary grilled chicken by rubbing chicken breasts with a brown sugar mixture and cooking the chicken on both sides until done. To make an easy plum salsa combine 1 cup chopped ripe plums with chopped red onion, cider vinegar and a touch of hot sauce. Serve the plum salsa with the grilled chicken. Moroccan chicken thighs blend together spices such as fresh ginger, cinnamon and coriander with chicken, chickpeas and dried apricots.