Simple Baked Chicken – Eat Protein for Chemotherapy Diet-Cancer Treatment

cancer cookbook with recipe for simple baked chicken for chemotherapy diet

What to Eat When You’re Not Feeling Well?

When not feeling well, protein-rich foods such as this Simple Baked Chicken recipe from Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook, can help keep up your nutrition when you’re not in the mood for anything else. Plus, you are eatiing healthy with this easy to tolerate recipe and it is easy to eat and comforting for a chemotherapy diet.  Not all treatments will cause nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite but often weight loss is a side effect of chemotherapy and this can be a serious problem for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. It has been proven that cancer patients who maintain their weight and maintain a good nutritional state tend to have fewer complications from chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.

Day of Chemotherapy Diet and Simple Baked Chicken Recipe

People with cancer often need more protein and protein helps to ensure growth, repair body tissue, and maintain a healthy immune system. Following surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, additional protein is usually needed to heal tissues and to help prevent infection. Diabetic and freezer friendly, this Simple Baked Chicken is a soothing home-cooked protein rich meal.  Add more seasoning as needed if you are experiencing taste changes.  Adapt the recipe to appeal to your taste buds and then you will be able to eat it easier.

Simple Baked Chicken from Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook

Tender chicken with gravy (tastes like chicken soup) makes a very comforting flavorsome meal and be sure to serve with rice to soak up the last drop of gravy. Also, comforting during the time you need a food easy to tolerate for a chemotherapy diet.  From the Day of Chemo Chapter.

Makes 6 servings

PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 1 hour

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup biscuit baking mix
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (16-ounce) can low-sodium fat-free chicken broth

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Coat 3-quart oblong baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Coat chicken in baking mix and place in prepared dish. Bake 40 minutes.
3. In small nonstick pot combine oil and garlic, and add flour. Whisk in chicken broth, bring to boil, and cook until slightly thickened. Pour over chicken, cover with foil, and continue baking another 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 173 kcal, Calories from Fat 30%, Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 73 mg, Sodium 197 mg, Carbohydrates 3 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Total Sugars 0 g, Protein 25 g, Dietary Exchanges: 3 lean meat

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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