March 19 – Poultry Day?!

ChickenIn 1984 the question was, “Where’s the beef?”  Well, maybe the question should be, “Where’s the chicken?” 

There seem to be numerous health benefits of choosing chicken, when choosing meat, but keep in mind it’s the cut and preparation method that keep this choice a healthy one.  Here are just a few health benefits:

  • Chicken is rated as a very good source of protein.
  • The fat in chicken is less saturated than the fat in beef.
  • Chicken is a source of niacin.
  • Lean organic chicken can be a good source of selenium, zinc, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene.

Let’s not forget chicken soup!  Researchers have recently discovered what grandma has known all along–the ingredients in chicken soup might actually serve a medicinal effect on the immune system, easing the inflammation caused by cold viruses.

Along with the many health benefits it is also extremely versatile in preparation as it can be roasted, broiled, baked, grilled, or poached! 

Feel free to share a favorite healthy chicken recipe!

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