Chicken consumption in America spiked during World War II. This happened due to a shortage of pork and beef. It still reigns supreme as the nation’s most popular meat. Chicken in all forms, fried or grilled, can be your ultimate comfort food. In 2018, 65.2 pounds of boneless edible chicken per person were available for Americans to eat compared to 54.6 pounds of beef. Studies have further found that an estimated 8 billion chickens are consumed in a year in the US and the appeal remains timeless.


Chicken blends into almost any herbs and spices. The outcome is mostly lip-smacking. Meat is also linked to numerous health benefits like reducing heart risks, weight management and boosting the serotonin level.  It is one of the healthiest food items that must be a part of your daily diet. Take a look at the best dishes.

1. Chicken Sandwich

Americans consume over 300 million sandwiches every day. 7 out of 10 people eat them at least twice a week while 32% eat at least 3-5 times a week. This fast food is popular since it is portable, lightweight and easy to prepare. A grilled chicken sandwich in particular can be a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Prepare breakfast sandwiches by toasting the bread in the frying pan for the perfect texture and using the leftover chicken from the night before. It is a quick and nutrition-dense option to start your day. You can also order sandwiches from a nearby chicken restaurant to save the effort.

2. Caesar Salad

Lean protein and iron are packed in Caesar salad. Vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber add to the nutritional content. It is also a high source of folate, potassium and vitamin B3. The main ingredients are parmesan cheese, lettuce, cream, croutons, lemon juice, olive oil, anchovies, mustard, garlic paste and shredded chicken. The dish is high in protein that regulates appetite, limit your food cravings and is essential for bone health. Order with an extra amount of chicken for a healthy and wholesome meal.

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3. Chicken Wrap

It is a soft flatbread rolled around fillings like veggies and meat. Romaine lettuce, sauces and celery are also present. One grilled chicken wrap ideally consists of sodium, potassium, carbs and saturated fat. It is also a perfect mix of flavor and nourishment. Make your wraps healthy by adding lean chicken breast to reduce calories or pick a tomato-based salsa to make it moist and juicy. Otherwise, simply order a wrap from the nearest chicken restaurant that knows exactly how to prepare a fresh and fulfilling wrap.

4. Chicken Chili Soup

The soup industry is expected to reach $7.7 billion from 2016 to 2025. This semi-liquid dish has healing power. Broths can provide the body with heat, hydration and nutrients that protect against the common cold and flu. You can put onion powder, dried chives and parsley and garlic powder for seasoning. The other commonly added items are chicken breast meat, bell peppers, dried tomatoes, kidney beans with liquid and frozen corn kernels. Pair with cornbread to make a heavy meal.

5. Grilled Chicken Platter

A platter consists of a variety of chicken items. It can include skinless chicken breasts, chicken drumsticks and chicken lollipops. This is further loaded with veggies like broccoli, carrots, potatoes, bell peppers and cauliflowers. Soy sauce and cloves of garlic are also added to the platter to make it extra tangy, sweet and sour. A chicken platter is an easy weeknight meal if you wish to skip elaborate food preparation.

These are the top chicken dishes that add the right dose of health and taste to your diet. You can order or prepare them for savoring through all seasons.

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