Chicken breast and bodybuilding is like Newton and THE APPLE. Anytime people get into fitness or bodybuilding, the first thing they are asked to eat is protein. The reason is simple – PROTEIN IS MUSCLE. It is also a fact that chicken breast is one of the most consumed protein sources because it is considered to be a lean source of protein.
One of the biggest factors when it comes to reaching your fitness goals is ADHERENCE and most people lack that. The reason is not because they are not ready to put in the work, the reason is they restrict themselves from eating the food they like. Growing up as a non-vegetarian, I never had an idea that chicken breast was a part of the chicken. I just ate every damn part of that chicken. Similarly, it doesn’t actually make sense to eat only chicken breast for protein. You can eat other parts of the chicken like thighs, liver and so on.
Below table shows the macronutrient comparisons between chicken breast and chicken thighs. As you can see, chicken thighs do have little bit of that extra fat, but at the end of the day, all that matters are your total caloric intake. Caloric deficit and caloric surplus decide whether or not you lose fat or build muscle, not a damn chicken thigh.
Hence, I decided to share this recipe. You can check the video version at the bottom of this page.
HERE ARE THE INGREDIENTS REQUIRED:
1 CHICKEN LEG, 1 CHICKEN THIGH
3 TEASPOON COCONUT OIL
2 TABLESPOON RED CHILLI POWDER
1 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER POWDER
2 TABLESPOON GARLIC PASTE
1 TABLESPOON SALT
10G GRATED COCONUTS
½ CHOPPED GREEN CHILLI
STEP 1: Heat a pan and add 3 teaspoons of coconut oil and let the oil get sizzling hot.
STEP 2: Add the onions into the pan and saute them till they are soft.
STEP 3: Add the garlic paste and mix them well and then add the diced tomatoes and mix well.
STEP 4: Place the pieces of chicken over the mixture and add the chilli powder, black pepper and salt and mix well.
STEP 5: Add the green chilli and let it cook for 2 minutes.
STEP 6: Add the grated coconuts and curry leaves and mix well and close the lid for 6-8 minutes on medium heat.
BOOM! That’s it. Your chicken masala is ready. You can also cook this recipe in bulk especially if you have a busy lifestyle.