Oven Baked Chicken Pieces

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Although buying pre-cooked, pre-packaged chicken pieces can be convenient on a hectic day, these products can never match the nutritional value and overall flavour of a healthy, home-cooked chicken dinner. Making this quick and easy recipe for Oven Baked Chicken Pieces is almost as simple as buying it pre-made, but it’s so much better for you and your family. This healthy chicken recipe is high in protein, iron, and potassium; it also contains vitamin A, calcium, and vitamin C.

Comparing this home-cooked chicken recipe with other varieties on the Environment Working Group (EWG)’s website, the store-bought products do not score very well. EWG scores are based on nutrition, ingredients, and processing concerns. Over-processing means original food molecules are broken down, making it less likely for your body to recognize them as food; therefore, they can be difficult to digest, and any potential nutritional content may be difficult to absorb. Below you can see the ingredients list for some brands of frozen chicken pieces that come in a box or a bag. Some of these ingredients serve as preservatives, colourings, and artificial flavours. Making a delicious recipe for home-baked chicken at home means “cleaner” food with far less ingredients, and no unpronounceable chemicals.


Out of interest - a typical ingredient list of store bought potato salad looks like this:

Ingredients from some STORE BOUGHT Packaged Chicken Pieces. Do you know what you are eating, what all these ingredients are?

CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT, WATER, BREADER (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, SALT, DEXTROSE, YEAST, SOYBEAN OIL, SPICE, EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA), BATTER (WATER, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, CORNSTARCH, DEXTROSE, SALT, SPICES, SUGAR, YEAST EXTRACT, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, GARLIC POWDER, GUAR GUM, LEAVENING [ SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE]), TEXTURED SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: SALT, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, FLAVORING, SPICE. FRIED IN VEGETABLE OIL WITH BHT.

Nutrition Facts for: Oven Baked Chicken Pieces From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Chicken pieces, all purpose flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated 4 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 304, Calories from Fat 28, Total Fat 3.1g 5%, Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%, Cholesterol 66mg 22%, Sodium 636mg 27%, Potassium 236mg 7%, Carbohydrates 36.9g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 0.4g, Protein 29.8g, Vitamin A 6% · Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 18%

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