"Chicken again?" That's the familiar weeknight question heard from millions of bored chicken eaters nationwide, but just because chicken is a quick fix doesn't mean it has to be boring.
Skinless chicken is an excellent source of high-quality, low-fat protein. Half a breast (about 3-4 ounces) offers 27 grams of protein, 142 calories and just 3 grams of fat. A drumstick has 13 grams of protein, 76 calories and 2 grams of fat; a thigh has 14 grams of protein, 109 calories and 6 grams of fat. Add herbs, spices, low-fat sauces, broths or part-skim dairy products to enjoy a healthy, innovative chicken feast any night of the week.