Coconut & Lime Chicken Nuggets Recipe

By Ben Pottinger

A key area of any beach body expert is nutrition. It plays 80% of the total results that you achieve. Muscles are broken down in the gym and then repaired and rebuild with nutrition. Without a solid nutrition plan, your results will only be a dream, instead of a reality.

A staple food and source of protein for any beach body enthusiast is white mean, especially chicken. It takes a lot to prepare the meals and can get mundane after eating it several times day or week.

The reason chicken is so important to a bodybuilder’s diet is because it is loaded with the protein you need to build your muscle mass. It also happens to be the most versatile meat you can buy. It is readily available, and can be cooked several different ways, each offering a unique flavour.

Most health experts and professional trainers agree that boneless chicken breasts without the skin are the best cut. They contain the most protein with a minimal amount of fat; around four of these breasts daily will be your aim. So, you calculate that you will need around twenty chicken breasts per week, and head for the supermarket. As you start loading them into your cart, your heart is sinking because they just ate your entire food budget, and you haven’t been able to buy the other things you need.

There are three main ways you can cook poultry; grilling, broiling, and boiling. You are aiming to maximize the healthful properties of the meat, but also to create something palatable. Some of the methods you can potentially use to cook the chicken are far less beneficial than others. You need to ensure that you are not loading your healthy chicken with additional fat and carbohydrates.

There are so many different ways to cook chicken on and it’s always fun to try new ways. I eat chicken at least once a day and are always looking for new recipes so it does not get boring.

This recipe I have made is extremely easy to make and the chicken is so tasty. Have you grill effect on your oven, you can put on it the last seconds in a minute so will the chicken extra crispy!

Coconut & lime chicken nuggets with rice and soy / lime dip

2 servings

Lime & coconut chicken nuggets: 300 g chicken 1 egg 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice ½ teaspoon grated lime peel 1 cup shredded coconut Salt & pepper

Dipping sauce: ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2-3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce Fifth chopped chilli 1 small clove of garlic

Accessories: 3 cups cooked rice 150 grams of cooked broccoli

1. Preheat the oven to 225 C. 2nd Whisk together the egg, lime juice and zest in a bowl. Salt & Pepper. Pour the coconut on a plate. 3rd Cut chicken fillet into bite-sized pieces, dip a bit at a time until the egg mixture, then in coconut. Add the finished pieces on a rack with a tray underneath to avoid the mess in the oven. Continue with the rest of the chicken. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (take out and cut into a piece to see if it is ready). If you want the pieces crispier you can put on the grill function last minutes. 4th Meanwhile boil the rice and broccoli as directed on package. 5th Mix together all the ingredients to dip the sauce and serve with the chicken, broccoli and rice.

Nutritional information per serving: 497 kcal 45g protein 39g carbohydrate 18g fat

Ben Pottinger is an Australian Fitness Model and provides you with three secrets to transform your body http://beachbodymastery.com/3secrets. Ben is also the founder of Beach Body Mastery.

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