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How to Prepare Healthier Chicken Dinners

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3/29/2011 6:00 PM   :  27 comments   :  13,866 Views

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By Regina Ragone, Family Circle

On any given night almost half of all Americans—43 percent—are eating chicken for supper. As a dietitian, that stat makes me happy, because this versatile, low-fat meat is packed with protein and is a proven source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But in my heart I know a lot of those plates are filled with chicken nuggets, which parents rely on as a go-to fix, because, frankly, they know kids will eat them without argument.

There's nothing wrong with the occasional nugget, but you can do better, both in terms of nutrition and taste. Try one of our simple, good-for-you recipes tonight and add the following tips into your cooking arsenal.

Chicken Express: Healthy Family Dinners

Great chicken recipes, and more:



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