Healthy Crohn’s Friendly Chicken Recipe

Chef Randy , On October 27, 2022

The Best Chicken Recipe for Crohn's Disease

Healthy Crohn’s Friendly Chicken Recipe Overview

This meal features great tasting and juicy chicken, flavorful white rice, and the earthy sweetness of yams and yellow bell peppers. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it is also very healthful for people needing to take it easy with their body by using ingredients that will not aggravate symptoms of Crohn’s.

Healthy Crohn’s Friendly Chicken Recipe Ingredients

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    Ingredients for this recipe.

  • 2 Chicken breasts. (This white meat chicken breast is a wise choice when preparing a chicken recipes for Crohn’s disease patients.)

  • Olive oil for the skillet (around 2 tablespoons)

  • ½ teaspoon ground rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon whole rosemary (fresh rosemary leaves are encouraged if available)

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning (3 parts oregano, 2 parts marjoram, 2 parts thyme, 1 part basil, 1 part rosemary, 1 part sage)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8-10 thin yam slices. Try slice the rounds about ⅛” to ¼” thick. Be careful and use a sharp knife when cutting, yams can be hard to slice.

  • ½ yellow bell pepper sliced into strips

  • 1 cup cooked white rice (extra-long grain or Jasmine make excellent choices)

Healthy Crohn’s Friendly Chicken Recipe

    How to prepare chicken for this Crohn’s chicken recipe:

  1. Prepare the rice, cook in a rice cooker or per directions on the package.

  2. Flatten the chicken breast either by hammering with a tenderizing mallet, or by butterflying with a sharp knife.

  3. Mix all the spices together in a small bowl. You will use this seasoning for the chicken, as well as the yams.

  4. Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and let it get hot.

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    Heating oil in pan.

  5. Season the chicken on both sides and place in the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook the chicken on both sides until cooked through. About 3 ½ – 4 minutes each side. This temperature/time combination yields a juicy tender chicken recipe for Crohn’s disease with a caramelized and crispy outside but tender inside.

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    Cook chicken in pan.

  6. When the chicken is cooked (internal temperature is 165 degrees – verify with a thermometer), remove from the pan and set aside for a minute.

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    Chicken is cooked when golden at top – or temperature on thermometer reads 165 degrees.

  7. Using the same hot skillet with all the tasty chicken drippings, add the cooked rice and sprinkle with the seasoning mix. Blend well and cook until hot, about 1 minute

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    Cooking rice in pan.

  8. Yams and peppers for this Crohn’s recipe

  9. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and layer the pan with the sliced yams. Add about ¼ cup of water and cover for a few minutes to let the steam help soften the yams. Uncover, and continue to cook.

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    Cooking yams in pan.

  10. Add a little olive oil to the same pan and sear the peppers.

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    Cooking bell pepper in pan.

  11. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix and continue to cook until slightly scorched. Remove from the pan.

  12. Serve with the chicken and rice for a delicious crohn’s friendly chicken recipe.

If you are tired of cooking or if you are confused as to what is allowed in for your IBD symptoms, you can purchase our premade IBD meal plan on our website.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.