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Try These Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Poultry Day

March 19, 2021

Try These Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Poultry Day

Poultry is perhaps one of the most consumed animal products in the world. In just about any culture, poultry is considered a staple meal, with just about every part used in probably hundreds or even thousands of chicken recipes. From street food and simple TV snacks all the way to celebratory meals and fancy dinners.

To celebrate poultry day, we prepared a list of some of the healthiest poultry recipes you can do this Poultry Day. And yes, it’s not all just chicken.

1.   WARM DUCK & BALSAMIC CHERRY SALAD

Ducks are often associated with Chinese cooking, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to cook duck yourself. This duck recipe is fun, colorful, and super healthy. We bet you haven’t had duck this healthy before. 

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium duck breasts with skin on
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • large handful of cherries (about 15)
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced thinly
  • 10–12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 5 Brazil nuts, chopped
  • 2–3 cups loose washed salad leaves
  • 12 fresh mint leaves 

For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • generous pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon or yellow mustard

 Instructions

2.   PEKING DUCK PANCAKES (PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE)

Peking ducks are sometimes considered a luxury, depending on where you buy it from and who cooks it for you. However, you don’t need a super skilled chef to cook you a healthy platter of Peking duck. All you need is patience and quite a bit of reading to try this unique-tasting Peking duck recipe.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 35 min

Total Time: 1 h 5 min

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Paleo Hoisin Sauce

For the duck

  • 3–4 green onions/scallions
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander stalks
  • 3 slices of orange
  • 3–4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3–4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 duck breasts, with skin
  • Extra Chinese Five-spice powder, salt, pepper and coconut oil for cooking 

For the pancakes

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • Coconut oil or ghee for frying

Additional ingredients

  • 5–6 pale stalks of the spring onions, sliced lengthways
  • 1 long red chilli, sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced into strips

Instructions

3.   Instant Pot Thai Turkey Meatballs With Rice Noodles

Thailand is a place where good food exists everywhere, but as much as we love to eat Thai food all the time, we can’t exactly just fly there whenever we want. So, why not make your own Thai dish with a Turkey twist. This Turkey Meatball recipe will not be authentically Thai, but if you do it right, it should be the next best thing.

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. rice noodles
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 8 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped scallions
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1/4 Lime wedge, for serving

Instructions

4.   Best-Ever Turkey Burger

Burgers are among the most convenient and nutritious meals in the world. All the nutrients packed in one convenient package, but you can make it healthier with this special turkey burger recipe. The best part? You know exactly what goes inside this burger, so you know you’re not eating anything that isn’t good for the body.

Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 20 min

 Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise

Instructions

5.   Spicy Turkey Tacos

We all have that one friend who loves tacos. Sometimes that friend is us. Regardless, tacos are amazing, and this turkey taco recipe is easy, delicious, and satisfies you or your friend’s Mexican cravings.

Prep Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 8 hard corn taco shells
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 4 tsp. Mexican seasoning
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 c. crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella
  • 1 c. Pico de Gallo
  • 1 c. sour cream

Instructions

6.   Moroccan Olive and Orange Chicken

There are thousands of recipes you can do with Chicken, and this Morrocan Olive and Orange Chicken is one of the most unique ones out there. The zest, the spices, the bright colors, you’ve never had chicken this good before.

Prep Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. thin chicken-breast cutlets
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 sm. red onion, sliced
  • 2 lg. navel oranges
  • 1/2 c. pitted green olives, halved
  • parsley
  • 2 c. cooked rice pilaf

Instructions

7.   Broccoli-Parmesan Chicken Soup

A really good chicken recipe doesn’t have to be loud, bright, or complex. No, the best chicken recipes are often the simplest and “quietest.” This Broccoli-Parmesan Chicken Soup is healthy, warm, and probably one of the best foods you can eat on a cold day or when you’re just not feeling well.

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. broccoli (about 2 heads)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 c. baby spinach
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

Instructions

Poultry is a great source of protein. It also provides lots of nutrients that your body needs, like iodine, iron, zinc, vitamins (especially B12) and essential fatty acids. Add these recipes to your weekly staples for a more balanced diet!



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