Research has shown that increasing your intake of protein, and decreasing the amount of carbs & fat you ingest, can speed up your metabolism, which can help you burn fat even after your workout! And, as one of your workout goals should be to increase muscle (which also speeds up your metabolism) – your muscles need extra to rebuild and grow after your workout. Here’s a fat buning recipe that can help you with your diet goals!
12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp capers, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
With a s a rolling pin covered in plastic wrap, flatten to the tenders to a 1/4″ thickness. Dunk the cutlets lightly in the flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil to the skillet. Heat until sizzling. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cooked through.
Add the lemon juice, parsley, and capers, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Season to taste with the pepper. Serve the chicken with the pan juices.
Nutrition (per serving): 235 calories, 21 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 15 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 49 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 0 g fiber